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Minority Representation and the Quest for Voting Equality : Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought - Bernard Grofman

Minority Representation and the Quest for Voting Equality

Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought

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Published: 13th March 1995
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This book is the most up-to-date treatment of 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 forward. The authors explain the basic 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 the concluding chapter, the authors address the implications of the recent developments in voting rights law for the future of representation in America.

' ... this book should be read for its depth of insight and understanding of the judicial role in protecting the voting rights and effective political participation of minorities. On these grounds, I highly commend the authors, and recommend this useful book.' Public Choice

Introduction
The right to vote and the right to representation
The evolution of a vote dilution standard through 1986
The vote dilution standard in the post-Gingles era: clarifications and complications in the lower courts
Defining and measuring racially polarized voting and other elements of the totality of the circumstances
Vote dillution in single-memberdistricts and other issues of the 1990s
The voting rights act and the realistic politics of second best: an optimistic look to the future
Index
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ISBN: 9780521477642
ISBN-10: 0521477646
Series: Cambridge Texts in the History of Political Thought
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 188
Published: 13th March 1995
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 20.4 x 15.9  x 1.1
Weight (kg): 0.28