Throughout its history, the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies has called attention to the importance of the redistricting process for minority representation. To help those who share these concerns, and to understand the first redistricting process of the twenty-first century, the Joint Center convened a one-day conference entitled "Redistricting, 1992-2002: Voting Rights and Minority Representation." The May 2002 conference brought together many of the nation's most influential figures in the voting-rights and redistricting community. The six major papers presented at the conference form the core of this volume, which has been enriched by the inclusion of an introductory commentary by one of the conference's discussants. Voting Rights and Minority Representation will contribute to future enhancements of voting rights and minority representation.
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About the Author
David A. Bositis is a Senior Research Associate at the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies. Dr. Bositis has served as an expert witness in a number of major voting rights court cases, including the U.S. Supreme Court's Hays v. Louisiana II and Johnson v. Mortham in Florida.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Foreword Chapter 2 List of Figures and Tables Chapter 3 Introduction: Advancing Minority Voting Rights: How Do We Get From Here to There? Chapter 4 Redistricting and Voting Rights Issues, 1992-2002: A Legal Analysis Chapter 5 Political Parties, Redistricting, and Minority Representation: The Southern States, 1992-2002 Chapter 6 Drawing Effective Minority Districts: A Conceptual Model Chapter 7 Redistricting 2000: A Lost Opportunity for Latinos Chapter 8 Reapportionment / Redistricting Politics in Georgia: The 1990s and 2001-2002: Reflections of a Participant-Observer Chapter 9 Racial Redistricting and Southern Republican Congressional Gains in the 1990s Chapter 10 About the Authors