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In Ground War, Nicholas Goedert tackles the controversies, litigation, and effects surrounding partisan gerrymandering of Congress. He contends that the appropriate actors to address the fairness of a map are nonpartisan commissions within each state, not the US courts. Using multiple empirical approaches, Goedert shows that nonpartisan commissions, adopted state-by-state, represent the best alternative to legislative districting. A rigorous account that explains how our system works and provides practical solutions for improving it, Ground War is an essential work for all scholars of US elections. …mehr

Produktbeschreibung
In Ground War, Nicholas Goedert tackles the controversies, litigation, and effects surrounding partisan gerrymandering of Congress. He contends that the appropriate actors to address the fairness of a map are nonpartisan commissions within each state, not the US courts. Using multiple empirical approaches, Goedert shows that nonpartisan commissions, adopted state-by-state, represent the best alternative to legislative districting. A rigorous account that explains how our system works and provides practical solutions for improving it, Ground War is an essential work for all scholars of US elections.
Autorenporträt
Nicholas Goedert is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Virginia Tech. His research encompasses legislative politics, electoral institutions, public opinion, and constitutional law. He has been published in journals including the American Journal of Political Science, State Politics and Policy Quarterly, and Election Law Journal. He has served as an expert witness in redistricting law, a writer for the Monkey Cage blog at The Washington Post, and a consultant for the FairVote voting reform advocacy group.