Minority Representation and the Quest for Voting Equality

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Minority Representation and the Quest for Voting Equality

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  • 製本 Hardcover:ハードカバー版/ページ数 174 p.
  • 言語 ENG,ENG
  • 商品コード 9780521391283
  • DDC分類 324.6208996073

Full Description


This book provides an up-to-date analysis of American voting rights law and the numerous controversies surrounding minority representation. Written by authors with first-hand experience in the case law, the book details the evolution of the law and precedent from 1965 onwards. The authors explain the logic underlying the major decisions, introduce the reader to the procedures for establishing standards of representation and measuring discrimination, and discuss the major points of recent contention. In conclusion, they address the implications of recent developments in voting rights law for the future of representation in America.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. The right to vote and the right to
representation
2. The evolution of a vote dilution standard
through 1986
3. The vote dilution standard in the
post-Gingles era: clarifications and
complications in the lower courts
4. Defining and measuring racially polarized
voting and other elements of the totality of
the circumstances
5. Vote dillution in single-memberdistricts and
other issues of the 1990s
6. The voting rights act and the realistic
politics of second best: an optimistic look to
the future
Index.