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Predicting Partisan Redistricting Disputes

Cain, Bruce E. and Campagna, Janet C. (1987) Predicting Partisan Redistricting Disputes. Social Science Working Paper, 639. California Institute of Technology , Pasadena, CA. (Unpublished)

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Partisan redistricting disputes are relatively rare occurrences. This paper explores the factors that lead to partisan disputes over congressional redistricting plans. In previous work single party control of both houses of the state legislature and the governorship emerged as a key correlate of partisan redistricting in the 1980s. This paper presents an interactive statistical model of partisan redistricting plans. The basic conclusion is that in addition to single party control, the nature of the voting role and the political competitiveness of the states effect the likelihood of partisan redistricting.

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Additional Information:Published as Cain, Bruce E., and Janet C. Campagna. "Predicting partisan redistricting disputes." Legislative Studies Quarterly (1987): 265-274.
Group:Social Science Working Papers
Subject Keywords:Political partisanship, Redistricting, Political parties, Incumbents, Congressional districts, Voting, Bipartisanship, Governors, Demography, Political science
Series Name:Social Science Working Paper
Issue or Number:639
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Deposited By: Jacquelyn Bussone
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