Redistricting in the New Millennium
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Politics, and the redistricting process through which it is carried out, has always been part of our history. In the last four decades, however, the frequency with which redistricting has taken place has grown dramatically. Through a series of theoretical, historical, and case study essays by leading scholars, Redistricting in the New Millennium addresses the complications of redistricting from before the 1812 plan setting gerrymandering to the latest Congressional races. The essays take the reader through the complicated issues of redistricting, addressing partisan, incumbent, racial, and judicial concerns. The book is essential for students of politics as well as anyone interested in the political process.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 344 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 635.04g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739107186
  • 9780739107188

Review quote

Redistricting in the New Millennium cogently explores the most political of all institution decisions: drawing district lines. This excellent collection of essays by top-notch authors makes a fine contribution to the literature. -- John C. Green, University of Akronshow more

About Peter F. Galderisi

Peter Galderisi is Associate Professor of Political Science at Utah State University.show more

Table of contents

Part 1 Part I - Introduction: Reapportionment and Redistricting: History and Concepts Chapter 2 Introduction: Redistricting Past, Present, and Future Chapter 3 On the Systemic Consequences of Redistricting in the 1960s Chapter 4 Redistricting and Incumbency: The New Voter Effect Chapter 5 District Geography and Voters Part 6 Part II - Race and Redistricting in the Old and New Millennia Chapter 7 Race, Redistricting, and the Courts Chapter 8 From Beer to Eternity: Why Race Will Always Predominate Under the Voting Rights Act Chapter 9 Minorities and Representation in the New Millennium Part 10 Case Studies in the Old and New Millennia Chapter 11 The Art of the Dummymander: The Impact of Recent Redistrictings on the Partisan Makeup of Southern House Seats Chapter 12 The Republicans Take Control: The 2001 Redistricting in Michigan Chapter 13 All Quiet on the Western Front: Redistricting and Party Competition in California House Elections Chapter 14 Family Feud in Massachusetts: How Intra-party Dynamics Influence Redistricting Chapter 15 Iowa and the Political Consequences of Playing Redistricting Straight Part 16 Redistricting in the New Millennium: - Problems and Solutions Chapter 17 Redistricting in Texas: Institutionalization Republican Ascendancy Chapter 18 Missing the Target: The Supreme Court, "One Person, One Vote," and Partisan Gerrymanderingshow more