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Jonathan Winburn is assistant professor of political science at the University of Mississippi.
Chapter 1 Table of Contents
Chapter 2 Acknowledgements
Chapter 3 1 Introduction: Redistricting and Democratic Concerns
Chapter 4 2 An Incentive and Constraint Approach to Understanding Redistricting
Chapter 5 3 Unified Legislative Control: Georgia and Michigan
Chapter 6 4 Divided Legislative Control: Indiana and Kentucky
Chapter 7 5 Partisan Commission Control: Texas and Ohio
Chapter 8 6 Bipartisan Commission Control: Washington and Idaho
Chapter 9 7 Conclusion: Making the Case for Redistricting Reform
Chapter 10 Appendix 1: Measuring Gerrymandering
Chapter 11 Appendix 2: Political Subdivisions and Split Counties
Chapter 12 Appendix 3: Election Day Outcomes
Chapter 13 Bibliography
This book fills a substantial hole in the redistricting literature. First, Winburn analyzes state legislative redistricting, an understudied arena. Second, not only do we find a detailed account of redistricting-across a variety of states with different rules, political contexts, and partisan objectives-but we are exposed to perhaps the most political process from beginning to end, starting with intentions and concluding with electoral consequences. It is an often stated refrain that rules matter and this work demonstrates convincingly that state-imposed constraints generally limit the excesses of those who would manipulate maps for partisan gain.
— Seth C. McKee
Jonathan Winburn has crafted an accessible and important book about a complex and controversial topic—redistricting as it is practiced in the United States. The Realities of Redistricting convincingly uses well-crafted case studies and sophisticated analysis to illuminate the lessons of the most-recent remap. Winburn directs us to important questions about the legal and political environment that governs redistricting, and discusses the prospects and consequences for reform of a system that has become needlessly reliant on the judiciary to fix its failings.
— Ronald K. Gaddie, professor of political science, University of Oklahoma