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Author Seabrook, Nicholas R.,
Title Drawing the lines : constraints on partisan gerrymandering in U.S. politics / Nicholas R. Seabrook.
Imprint Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2017.
©2017

Subject Gerrymandering -- United States.
Apportionment (Election law) -- United States.
Description 1 online resource (v, 141 pages)
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Perceptions and misperceptions of partisan redistricting -- A theory of constrained redistricting -- The unrealized precedent of Davis v. Bandemer -- Second order challenges and the rise of mid-decade redistricting -- Redistricting and partisan bias -- Redistricting, electoral responsiveness, and democracy -- Implications for redistricting reform.
Summary 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 Democrats) to Congress in the 2004 elections. Such heavy-handed tactics strike many as contrary to basic democratic principles. In 'Drawing the Lines', Nicholas R. Seabrook uses a combination of political science methods and legal studies insights to investigate the effects of redistricting on U.S. House elections. He concludes that partisan gerrymandering poses far less of a threat to democratic accountability than conventional wisdom would suggest.
Note Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on September 21, 2017).
ISBN 9781501707797 (electronic book)
1501707795 (electronic book)
9781501707780
1501707787
9781501705311 (hardcover)
OCLC # 953175952
Additional Format Print version: Seabrook, Nicholas R. Drawing the lines. Ithaca ; London : Cornell University Press, 2017 9781501705311 (DLC) 2016030014