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Representatives, Members, Lords, and Senators

William McKay and Charles W. Johnson

in Parliament and Congress: Representation and Scrutiny in the Twenty-First Century

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199273621
eISBN:
9780191594281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199273621.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics, UK Politics

The size of the Commons varies according to population growth modified by the aim of equalizing the size of constituencies. Adjustments are proposed by the impartial Boundaries Commissions. Even ... More


Dispelling Doonhamers: naming and the numbers game

Alexander Thomas T. Smith

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives: Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079696
eISBN:
9781781703052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079696.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

This chapter examines the evidence presented to a public inquiry convened in November 2002 during the Fifth Periodic Review of Parliamentary Boundaries in Scotland, exploring the political struggle ... More


Banal activism

Alexander Thomas T. Smith

in Devolution and the Scottish Conservatives: Banal Activism, Electioneering and the Politics of Irrelevance

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079696
eISBN:
9781781703052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079696.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Scottish Studies

In a referendum on devolution held in 1997, Scots voted overwhelmingly for a Scottish Parliament. Drawing on ethnographic fieldwork grounded in the anthropological tradition of ‘participant ... More


Gerrymandering

Daniel B. Magleby, Michael D. McDonald, Jonathan Krasno, Shawn J. Donahue, and Robin E. Best

in Electoral Integrity in America: Securing Democracy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190934163
eISBN:
9780190934200
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190934163.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Democratization

Chapter 5 analyzes the contentious issue of partisan gerrymandering—a process of designing the boundaries of electoral districts to favor either Republican or Democratic candidates. The chapter ... More


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