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The United States of America: Perpetual Campaigning in the Absence of Competition

Shaun Bowler, Todd Donovan, and Jennifer van Heerde

in The Politics of Electoral Systems

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780199257560
eISBN:
9780191603280
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257566.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

Although the USA uses the single-member plurality system, its elections look very different to the UK and most other countries. This is partly due to the very decentralized federal nature of ... More


The Modern Republican Party in Florida

Peter Dunbar and Mike Haridopolos

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066127
eISBN:
9780813058337
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066127.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The Modern Republican Party in Florida chronicles the emergence of the modern Republican Party in Florida. It provides the historic political foundation for the modern political era in Florida; it ... More


Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Partisan Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics

Nicholas R. Seabrook

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705311
eISBN:
9781501707797
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705311.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Radical redistricting plans, such as that pushed through by Texas governor Rick Perry in 2003, are frequently used for partisan purposes. Perry's plan sent twenty-one Republicans (and only eleven ... More


A History of Public Mapping

Michael P. McDonald and Micah Altman

in The Public Mapping Project: How Public Participation Can Revolutionize Redistricting

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501738548
eISBN:
9781501738555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738548.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter discusses the history of public mapping. The earliest reform efforts in redistricting were made possible because districts were primarily drawn out of large geographic units such as ... More


Public Mapping and Redistricting Reform

Michael P. McDonald and Micah Altman

in The Public Mapping Project: How Public Participation Can Revolutionize Redistricting

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501738548
eISBN:
9781501738555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738548.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This concluding chapter looks at the benefits of public mapping. The public approaches redistricting from a perspective fundamentally different from that of politicians. Redistricting plans produced ... More


The Delta District and the Continuing Politics of Race

Chris Danielson

in After Freedom Summer: How Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037387
eISBN:
9780813042350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037387.003.0010
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter chronicles the efforts to re-create the Delta District, a geographically defined U.S. House district that was dissolved by the state government to prevent the election of a black ... More


DistrictBuilder

Michael P. McDonald and Micah Altman

in The Public Mapping Project: How Public Participation Can Revolutionize Redistricting

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501738548
eISBN:
9781501738555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738548.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter focuses on the DistrictBuilder software. The DistrictBuilder application is a cornerstone of the Public Mapping Project, intended to foster greater public participation and transparency ... More


Foundations of Emerging Republicanism

Peter Dunbar and Mike Haridopolos

in The Modern Republican Party in Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066127
eISBN:
9780813058337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066127.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The chapter underscores the significance of the growth in population and its impact on changing political demographics. It highlights the events that triggered the influx of new Florida voters for ... More


Republican Senate

Peter Dunbar and Mike Haridopolos

in The Modern Republican Party in Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066127
eISBN:
9780813058337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066127.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter chronicles the partisan composition of the Florida Senate from the era of the Pork Chop Gang to the emergence of a meaningful Republican minority. It describes the philosophical kinship ... More


Washington and the Florida Republicans

Peter Dunbar and Mike Haridopolos

in The Modern Republican Party in Florida

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780813066127
eISBN:
9780813058337
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813066127.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Florida has become the prototypical swing state in presidential elections, and the chapter describes how the state came to the forefront in national elections. The chapter discusses the growth and ... More


Redistricting, Electoral Responsiveness, and Democracy

Nicholas R. Seabrook

in Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Partisan Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705311
eISBN:
9781501707797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705311.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the effects of partisan gerrymandering on electoral responsiveness and the competitiveness of congressional districts when compared to bipartisan redistricting. Through ... More


Conclusion: Implications for Redistricting Reform

Nicholas R. Seabrook

in Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Partisan Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501705311
eISBN:
9781501707797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705311.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This book has investigated the consequences of partisan control of the redistricting process for the outcome of congressional elections in the 1990s and 2000. The evidence it has presented ... More


Introduction

Michael P. McDonald and Micah Altman

in The Public Mapping Project: How Public Participation Can Revolutionize Redistricting

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501738548
eISBN:
9781501738555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738548.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This introductory chapter provides an overview of the Public Mapping Project, which reveals a fundamentally different approach to redistricting: one that allows the public to draw its own fully legal ... More


Planning for Public Mapping

Michael P. McDonald and Micah Altman

in The Public Mapping Project: How Public Participation Can Revolutionize Redistricting

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781501738548
eISBN:
9781501738555
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501738548.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the process of conducting public mapping advocacy. A popular form of public mapping advocacy is redistricting competitions, which are intended primarily to capture the public's ... More


Lead into Gold?: The Alchemy of County Redistricting

Chris Danielson

in After Freedom Summer: How Race Realigned Mississippi Politics, 1965-1986

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037387
eISBN:
9780813042350
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037387.003.0008
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter discusses the legal battles to end discriminatory county redistricting in Mississippi. County supervisors wielded significant power on the local level, and white boards of supervisors ... More


Tom DeLay’s Redistricting

Lucas A. Powe Jr.

in America's Lone Star Constitution: How Supreme Court Cases from Texas Shape the Nation

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780520297807
eISBN:
9780520970014
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520297807.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter examines the Supreme Court case stemming from the issue of redistricting in Texas. After the 2002 election, Texas's congressional delegation consisted of seventeen Democrats and fifteen ... More


Organization

Aysegul Aydin and Cem Emrence

in Zones of Rebellion: Kurdish Insurgents and the Turkish State

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801453540
eISBN:
9780801456206
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801453540.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Security Studies

This chapter examines the Turkish state's organizational response to the insurgency of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK). It begins with an overview of Turkey's creation of special regions to combat ... More


Is Reform of America's Electoral System Possible?

Thomas E. Mann (ed.)

in Uniting America: Restoring the Vital Center to American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300108569
eISBN:
9780300133189
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300108569.003.0015
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter argues that the American electoral system is broken and in need of fixing even after the implementation of congressionally mandated reforms following the 2000 presidential election. In ... More


Creativity and Flexibility in County and Township Economic Governance

Kay Shimizu

in Zouping Revisited: Adaptive Governance in a Chinese County

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781503604001
eISBN:
9781503604551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9781503604001.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter seeks to improve our understanding of how China’s county level governments manage the diverse economic trajectories of the townships and villages they govern in three ways: First, by ... More


“The Dream Is Lost”: Henry Marsh and Black Governance in an Era of White Political Resistance

Julian Maxwell Hayter

in The Dream Is Lost: Voting Rights and the Politics of Race in Richmond, Virginia

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780813169484
eISBN:
9780813169972
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813169484.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The realization of black governance proved to be one of the freedom struggle’s most enduring legacies. So too was the continuation of white resistance. Chapter 4 describes the unintended consequences ... More


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