Race and Redistricting in the 1990s

Race and Redistricting in the 1990s

by Patrick Sellers, Alan Gartner, Donald Stokes, Robert Holmes
     
 
". . . makes a strong contribution to the rapidly growing literature on race and redistricting . . . for those seeking a more complete picture of race-conscious redistricting, with emphasis on the nuts and bolts of the process, this volumne will prove to be an important resource."- Keith J. Bybee, The Law and Politics Review

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". . . makes a strong contribution to the rapidly growing literature on race and redistricting . . . for those seeking a more complete picture of race-conscious redistricting, with emphasis on the nuts and bolts of the process, this volumne will prove to be an important resource."- Keith J. Bybee, The Law and Politics Review

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Booknews
Fourteen essays explore how redistricting affected the racial representation of African, Native, Asian, and Latino Americans. All of the authors have been involved in part of the process as either legislator, member of the Voting Rights Section of the Justice Department, or, most commonly, as a witness or lawyer in voting rights cases. Organized into sections on theoretical and empirical issues, legal and enforcement issues, case studies, and future possibilities, the articles treat such topics as: the Alaskan Supreme Court and reapportionment, Congressional redistricting in North Carolina, and estimations of the impact on Democratic strength in the U.S. House of Representatives. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Keith J. Bybee
On the whole, this volume makes a strong contribution to the rapidly growing literature on race and redistricting. It does not provide either a general introduction to issues of minority representation or a collection of tightly coordinated essays. But for those seeking a more complete picture of race-conscious redistricting, with an emphasis on the nuts and bolts of the process, this volume will prove to be an important resource.
The Law and Politics Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780875861234
Publisher:
Algora Publishing
Publication date:
05/28/1998
Series:
Representation Series
Pages:
420
Lexile:
1670L (what's this?)

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