The paradox of representation : racial gerrymandering and minority interests in Congress / David Lublin.

Author
Lublin, David, 1968- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c1997.
Description
xv, 159 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.

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Summary note
"In The Paradox of Representation, David Lublin offers an unprecedented analysis of a vast range of rigorous, empirical evidence that exposes the central paradox of racial representation: Racial redistricting remains vital to the election of African Americans and Latinos but makes Congress less likely to adopt policies favored by blacks. Lublin's evidence, together with policy recommendations for improving minority representation, will make observers of the political scene reconsider the avenues to fair representation." "The author proposes that establishing a balance between majority-minority districts and creating districts where the minority population would be slightly more dispersed, making up 40 percent of a total district, would allow African Americans to exercise more influence over their representatives."--Jacket.
Bibliographic references
Includes bibliographical references (p. [147]-153) and index.
Contents
pt. I. Black and Latino Descriptive Representation. The History of Black and Latino Representation. The Election of Black and Latino Representatives -- pt. II. Black and Latino Substantive Representation. African-American and Latino Representation. Race and Representation. Racial Redistricting and Public Policy. The Outlook for the Future.
ISBN
  • 0691026696 (cloth : alk. paper)
  • 0691010102 (pbk.)
LCCN
^^^96045560^
OCLC
35986245
RCP
H - S
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