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Predicting Partisan Redistricting Disputes
Bruce E. Cain and Janet C. Campagna
Legislative Studies Quarterly
Vol. 12, No. 2 (May, 1987), pp. 265-274
Published by: Washington University
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/439923
Page Count: 10
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This paper explores the factors that lead to the relatively rare partisan disputes over congressional redistricting plans. In previous work, single-party control of both houses of the state legislature and of the governorship has emerged as a key correlate of partisan redistricting in the 1980s. This paper presents an interactive statistical model of partisan redistricting plans and concludes that, in addition to single-party control, the nature of the voting rule and the political competitiveness of the state legislature affect the likelihood of partisan redistricting.
Legislative Studies Quarterly © 1987 Washington University