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The rise and development of the gerrymander.
Elmer C. Griffith
Thesis (Ph. D.)--University of Chicago.
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|Number of Pages||124|
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Gerrymandering is the practice of setting boundaries of electoral districts to favor specific political interests within legislative bodies, often resulting in districts with convoluted, winding boundaries rather than compact areas. Gerrymandering in the United States has been used as early as to increase the power of a political party; the term "gerrymandering" was coined on review of. Princeton Gerrymandering Project. Practical bug fixes for democracy ☰ Tests State-Level Reforms Resources Blog About Team Donate! State .
Gerrymandering also violates the territorial principle by creating oddly shaped districts. The term “gerrymandering” arose in , when a cartoonist drew such a district in Massachusetts in the shape of a salamander, and the newspaper editor called the drawing a gerrymander, after E. Gerry, the governor of the state at that time. Attorneys at Faegre Baker Daniels LLP are part of the legal team representing Michigan voters who filed a complaint in December over partisan gerrymandering. The suit brought to seven the number of such challenges filed since and fueled hope that the U.S. Supreme Court will rule the practice unconstitutional and offer guidance for how to draw district lines.
ETHNIC groups are on the rise and non-white majority districts are decreasing. MAJORITY-MINORITY districts have the ability to impact REDISTRICTING of voting boundaries every ten years. The ruling political party of the state conducts the redistricting, and if it can be proven to be done in their favor, it is known as GERRYMANDERING (illegal. Maryland Democrats passed the congressional map shown at the top in part to ensure a seven-to-one edge in Congress. Its 3rd district is so bizarrely-shaped that a federal judge called it.
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Lang: The rise and development of the gerrymander. book, Pages Reprinted in with the help of original edition published long back. This book is in black & white. Excerpt from The Rise and Development of the Gerrymander: A Dissertation Submitted to the Faculty of the Graduate School of Arts and Literature in Candidacy for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, Department of History A far greater danger to democracy than the foregoing arises from the corrupt form of legislation which results in a : Elmer C.
Griffith. The rise and development of the Gerrymander by Griffith, Elmer C. Publication date Publisher Chicago, Scott Collection robarts; toronto Digitizing sponsor University of Toronto Contributor Robarts - University of Toronto Language English. 26 Addeddate Call number AEPPages: ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the thesis ed., University of Chicago, published by Scott, Foresman, Chicago.
Description. gerrymander (jĕr´ēmăn´dər, gĕr–), in politics, rearrangement of voting districts so as to favor the party in objective is to create as many districts as possible in areas of known support and to concentrate the opposition's strength into as few districts as possible, and extremely irregular boundary lines are sometimes necessary to obtain the results desired.
the rise and development of the gerrymander a dissertation submitted to the faculty op the graduate school of arts and literature in candidacy for the degree of doctor of philosophy, department of history (*'•.
by elmer c. griffith, ph.d. sometime fellow in the university of chicago professor of history and political science in william jewell.
Free 2-day shipping. Buy The Rise and Development of the Gerrymander () at nd: Elmer Cummings Griffith. gerrymander (jĕr`ēmăn'dər, gĕr–), in politics, rearrangement of voting districts so as to favor the party in objective is to create as many districts as possible in areas of known support and to concentrate the opposition's strength into as few districts as possible, and extremely irregular boundary lines are sometimes necessary to obtain the results desired.
Gerrymandering (/ ˈ dʒ ɛ r i m æ n d ər ɪ ŋ / JERR-ee-mand-ər-ing or GERR-ee-mand-ər-ing,) is a practice intended to establish an unfair political advantage for a particular party or group by manipulating district boundaries, which is most commonly used in first-past-the-post electoral systems. Two principal tactics are used in gerrymandering: "cracking" (i.e.
diluting the voting. GERRYMANDER (usually pronounced “jerrymander,” but the g was originally pronounced hard), an American expression which has taken root in the English language, meaning to arrange election districts so as to give an unfair advantage to the party in power by means of a redistribution act, and so to manipulate constituencies generally, or arrange any.
The origin of the term gerrymander dates back to the early s in Massachusetts. The word is a combination of the words Gerry, for the state's governor, Elbridge Gerry, and salamander, as a particular electoral district was jokingly said to be shaped like a lizard.
What 60 years of political gerrymandering looks like. In nearly every state, the average gerrymander index value -- that is, the average of. Book s. J Issu e. Drawing the Line. The original gerrymander—named for Massachusetts’ ninth governor, Elbridge Gerry—was a sinuous blob that wound around Boston.
Where Did the Term “Gerrymander” Come From. Elbridge Gerry was a powerful voice in the founding of the nation, but today he’s best known for the political practice with an amphibious origin. Massachusetts has added a number of interesting and colorful terms and phrases to the political lexicon such as "mugwump," "all politics is local," and "to the victor belong the spoils," but none have had the enduring resonance of the "gerrymander"-- the term given to the political tactic of dividing election districts to make the votes of the party making the division (the gerrymander).
Entry for 'Gerrymander' - Encyclopedia Britannica - One of 8 Bible encyclopedias freely available, this resource contained over 40 million words in nea articles written by 1, respected authors. Two centuries later, the Democrats still gerrymander the district lines in Massachusetts even though 62% of the state’s electorate are either registered Republicans or Independents.
Because Democrats doctor Congressional district maps to insure Democratic winners, the Democratic Party primary in Massachusetts de facto becomes the decisive. book is primarily centered on the data collection and analysis efforts.
Gerrymandering is just one area impacted by the census Because politics and culture often intersect, Wiebe’s book Self-Rule examines the cultural history of American democracy. Through political gerrymandering, one can also gerrymander culturally.The Gerrymandering Project Redistricting has a huge effect on U.S.
politics but is greatly misunderstood. This project uncovers what’s really broken, what's not and whether gerrymandering can.Bold Gerrymander Reform Opens Up Florida Politics.
Orlando – With the census likely to trigger a new wave of partisan gerrymandering of congressional districts, the bold and sweeping gerrymander reform adopted by Florida and put into play this year for the first time offers a path toward a more level playing field – if other states will heed the Florida’s story.