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Redistricting: A Manual for Analysts, Practitioners, and Citizens

  • Peter A. Morrison
  • Thomas M. Bryan
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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Peter A. Morrison, Thomas M. Bryan
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    Pages 5-11
  4. Data and Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
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      Pages 37-44
  5. Comparing and Evaluating Alternative Plans

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 45-45
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      Pages 51-54
  6. Illustrative Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 55-55
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    6. Peter A. Morrison, Thomas M. Bryan
      Pages 107-111
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 113-115

About this book

Introduction

This comprehensive manual provides a user-oriented overview of U.S. Census data and demographic methods for redistricting applications. It addresses current issues and concerns accompanying the creation, adjustment, and evaluation of election districts and plans that incorporate them using 2020 Federal Census data. It meets the needs of local governments, citizen redistricting commissions, parties to litigation, and practitioners using Census data for political redistricting. The book provides many examples of technical problems that analysts will encounter when applying these data, supplemented by extensive case studies illustrating these technical issues and how they can be addressed. The book is a source to consult for insight, background, and concrete examples of specific issues and concerns and how to address them. As such this comprehensive reference manual is a "must have" for applied demographers, data scientists, statisticians, citizen redistricting commissions, parties to litigation, practitioners, and any analyst or organization engaged in political redistricting using US decennial census data.

Keywords

Electoral Politics Demography Spatial geography Law Statistics for Social Science Redistricting criteria and plans Population change Voting strength Representational and electoral equality Election Districts Statewide congressional redistricting Demographic methods and data

Authors and affiliations

  • Peter A. Morrison
    • 1
  • Thomas M. Bryan
    • 2
  1. 1.Peter A. Morrison & AssociatesNantucketUSA
  2. 2.Bryan GeoDemographicsMidlothianUSA

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