Redistricting in Comparative Perspective by Lisa Handley

Redistricting in Comparative Perspective

EditorLisa Handley, Bernard Grofman

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The aim of this book is threefold. First to put in one place for the convenience of both scholars and practitioners the basic data on redistricting practices in democracies around the world. Remarkably, this data has never before been collected. Second, to provide a series of short casestudies that look in more detail at particular countries with regard to the institutions and practices that have evolved for redistricting and the nature of the debates that have arisen. Third, to begin to look in comparative perspective at the consequences of alternative redistricting mechanismsand at the tradeoffs among competing redistricting criteria.This volume has contributions from some of the leading specialists on redistricting in the world. The chapters reflect a mix of country-specific material, chapters that are broadly comparative, and chapters whose contributions are more methodological in nature. The chapters in this volume providean indispensable introduction to the institutions, practices, and consequences of boundary delimitation around the world.Comparative Politics is a series for students and teachers of political science that deals with contemporary issues in comparative government and politics. The General Editors are David M. Farrell, Jean Monnet Chair in European Politics and Head of School of Social Sciences, University of Manchesterand Alfio Mastropaolo, University of Turin. The series is published in association with the European Consortium for Political Research.

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Bernard Grofman received his B.S. in Mathematics at the University of Chicago in 1966 and his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of Chicago in 1972. He has been Professor of Political Science since 1980, and on the faculty of the University of California, Irvine since 1976. His past research has dealt with mathematical mod...
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Title:Redistricting in Comparative PerspectiveFormat:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:August 3, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Bernard Grofman and Lisa Handley: Introduction1. John Courtney: From Gerrymanders to Independence: District Boundary Readjustments in Canada2. Alan McRobie: An Independent Commission with Political Input: New Zealand's Electoral Redistribution Practices3. Alonso Lujambio and Horacio Vives: From Politics to Technicalities: Mexican Redistricting in Historical Perspective4. Michael P. McDonald: United States Redistricting: A Comparative Look at the 50 States5. Alistair McMillan: Delimitation in India6. Rod Medew: Redistribution in Australia: The Importance of One Vote, One Value7. Toshimasha Moriwaki: The Politics of Redistricting in Japan: A Contradiction between Equal Population and Local Government Boundaries8. Andrew Reynolds: Reserved Seats in National Legislatures: A Comparative Approach9. Jon Fraenkel: The Design of Ethnically Mixed Constituencies in Fiji, 1970-200610. David Lublin: Race and Redistricting in the United States11. John Coakley: Electoral Boundary Delimitation in Ireland12. Michel Balinski: Redistricting in France under Changing Electoral Rules13. Lisa Handley: Delimiting Electoral Boundaries in Post-Conflict Settings14. Johnston, Charles Pattie, and David Rossiter: Electoral Distortion Despite Redistricting by Independent Commissions: the British Case 1950-2005, Ron15. Thomas Brunell and Bernard Grofman: The Partisan Consequences of Baker v. Carr and the One Person, One Vote Revolution16. Toshishiro Sakaguchi and Junichiro Wada: Automating the Districting Process: An Experiment Using a Japanese Case Study17. Marina Popescu and Gabor Toka: Districting in Eastern Europe: Regulations and Practices18. Lisa Handley: A Comparative Survey of Structures and Criteria for Boundary Delimitation