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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


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


The Changing Politics of Race in the South and Its Impact on National Politics

Charles S. Bullock, Susan A. MacManus, Jeremy D. Mayer, and Mark J. Rozell

in The South and the Transformation of U.S. Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
August 2019
ISBN:
9780190065911
eISBN:
9780190065959
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190065911.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

The long era of racial segregation and black voter suppression coincided with the old “Solid South” of Democratic dominance of the region. Among African Americans who could vote, they were loyal to ... 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


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


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


Institutional-Authority Amendments

John Dinan

in State Constitutional Politics: Governing by Amendment in the American States

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780226532783
eISBN:
9780226532950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226532950.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter analyzes the use of state constitutional amendments to redistribute power among state governing institutions, with the aim of identifying the various institutional-authority amendments ... More


From Darkness to Sunshine: World War II, Race, and the Emergence of Modern Florida

David R. Colburn

in From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicans: Florida and Its Politics since 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044859
eISBN:
9780813046372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044859.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes the reasons for Florida's historic commitment to the Democratic Party and how that loyalty lasted up to World War II. The Civil War and the events of Reconstruction positioned ... More


Holding Back the Republican Tide, but for How Long?

David R. Colburn

in From Yellow Dog Democrats to Red State Republicans: Florida and Its Politics since 1940

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780813044859
eISBN:
9780813046372
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813044859.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Focusing on the governorship of Lawton Chiles as well as the increasing prominence of the state Republican Party, this chapter examines why Chiles' rise to the governorship was at once another ... More


Arguments for Change: Partisan Interests and Expectations about Process

Shaun Bowler and Todd Donovan

in The Limits of Electoral Reform

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199695409
eISBN:
9780191751486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695409.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter examines the public arguments found in dozens of referendum campaigns where voters were asked to make decisions on electoral reform matters. These arguments of reform advocates –at times ... More


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