Redistricting: A Manual For Analysts, Practitioners, And Citizens by Peter A. MorrisonRedistricting: A Manual For Analysts, Practitioners, And Citizens by Peter A. Morrison

Redistricting: A Manual For Analysts, Practitioners, And Citizens

byPeter A. Morrison, Thomas M. Bryan

Hardcover | September 26, 2019

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This comprehensive manual provides a user-oriented overview of U.S. Census data and demographic methods for redistricting applications. It addresses current issues and concerns accompanying the creation, adjustment, and evaluation of election districts and plans that incorporate them using 2020 Federal Census data. It meets the needs of local governments, citizen redistricting commissions, parties to litigation, and practitioners using Census data for political redistricting. The book provides many examples of technical problems that analysts will encounter when applying these data, supplemented by extensive case studies illustrating these technical issues and how they can be addressed. The book is a source to consult for insight, background, and concrete examples of specific issues and concerns and how to address them. As such this comprehensive reference manual is a "must have" for applied demographers, data scientists, statisticians, citizen redistricting commissions, parties to litigation, practitioners, and any analyst or organization engaged in political redistricting using US decennial census data.

Peter A. Morrison is an applied demographer, retired from the RAND Corporation where he was the founding director of RAND's Population Research Center. His principal interests are redistricting and, more generally, the analysis of demographic trends and their consequences for public policy and business. He has taught at the University ...
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Title:Redistricting: A Manual For Analysts, Practitioners, And CitizensFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inShipping dimensions:9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:September 26, 2019Language:English

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ISBN - 10:3030158268

ISBN - 13:9783030158262

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Table of Contents

Foreword

Preface

Chapter 1: Introduction & Overview

Chapter 2: Background, Context, and Key Issues 

Chapter 3: Using This Reference Manual

Part I: DATA AND METHODS

Chapter 4: Overview of Data Used in Redistricting

Chapter 5: Building a Redistricting Database

Chapter 6: Special Purpose Demographic Accounting Models

Part II: PROFILING LOCAL DEMOGRAPHIC CONTEXTS

Chapter 7: characterizing and illustrating local contexts

Chapter 8: Group's intrinsic voting strength 

Chapter 9: Techniques for contrasting the spatial distributions

Chapter 10: Senate Factor 5 "Lingering effects of discrimination"

Part III: EVALUATING AND COMPARING PLANS

Chapter 11: Legal considerations

Chapter 12: Specific concerns in comparing statewide redistricting plans

Part IV: CASE STUDIES

Chapter 13: Overview of part IV

Chapter 14: Integrating Administrative, Political, and Statistical Geography

Chapter 15: Disparities between Total and Eligible Voter Populations

Chapter 16: Distinguishing "False Positives" Among Majority-minority Election Districts in Statewide Congressional Redistricting 

Chapter 17: Accounting for Postcensal Population Change

Chapter 18: Accounting for Prisoner Populations: 

Chapter 19: Balancing Representational & Electoral Equality 

Chapter 20: Balancing traditional redistricting criteria

Chapter 21: Evaluating Minority Voting Strength in Spatially Diverse Contexts

Chapter 22: Discerning Statistical Imprints of Intent

Chapter 23: Foreseeing Hispanics' Potential Future Voting Strength

Chapter 24: Senate Factor 5 Evaluation

Chapter 25: Characterizing Local Demographic Contexts