Redistricting The Most Political Activity in America

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  • Copyright: 2010-06-16
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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This book will prepare readers for the redistricting of congressional, state legislative, and local collegial bodies that will follow the 2010 Census. Almost every state legislature will devote extensive time to redrawing its own districts along with the state's congressional districts during 2010-2012. In addition, Charles S. Bullock reviews major court decisions that have set standards for redistricting, illustrates various gerrymandering techniques with helpful maps, and considers the consequences of past redistricting decisions. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Charles S. Bullock III is Richard B. Russell Professor of Political Science and Josiah Meigs Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Georgia.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Why Redistricting Is Importantp. 1
Population Equality: How Equal Must Districts Be?p. 25
Minorities and Redistrictingp. 49
The Populations Are Equal and Minorities Have Not Been Discriminated Against. Now What?p. 87
Partisan Gerrymandering: All's Fair in Love, War, and Redistrictingp. 107
Gerrymandering Georgia: A Case Studyp. 139
Looking to the Futurep. 175
Notesp. 193
Indexp. 215
About the Authorp. 223
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