Redistricting: the most political activity in America
"On the eve of the upcoming round of redistricting, Charles S. Bullock III, one of the nation's foremost experts on redistricting, has provided us with a comprehensive review of the political and legal issues involved in the districting process."---Thomas L. Brunell, University of Texas at Dallas
"There is a saying that `History teaches us many lessons.' Dr. Bullock's book does a masterful job of tricking the history of redistricting in this country. It should be required reading for all those involved in the upcoming 2010-2012 round of redistricting."---Kimball Brace, President, Election Data Services, Inc.
"Bullock brings substantial insight into the complicated and varied redistricting process. Redistricting has been called the most partisan part of partisan politics, and Bullock elucidates why by laying out the importance of redistricting."---Janet M. Box-Steffensmeier, The Ohio State University
This book will prepare readers for the redistricting of congressional, state legislative, and local collegial bodies that will follow the 2010 Census. Almost every state legislature will devote extensive time to redrawing its own districts along with the state's congressional districts during 2010-2012. In addition, Charles S. Bullock reviews major court decisions that have set standards for redistricting, illustrates various gerrymandering techniques with helpful maps, and considers the consequences of past redistricting decisions.
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How Equal Must Districts Be?
Minorities and Redistricting
The Populations Are Equal and Minorities Have Not Been
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