unit 4 lecture and reading Flashcards
Scholars all agree that districts should be highly competitive. False Gerrymandering is _____. the intentional creation of districts to benefit one political party or group The time and energy required to gather information about various candidates are referred to as _____. transaction costs.
Unit 4 Quizzes Flashcards
Scholars all agree that districts should be highly competitive. False The requirement for Congressional districts to be one, unbroken shape, describes _____. contiguity The more politically neutral the redistricting process is, _____. the less likely it is for an election to be unopposed.
Unit 4 Lecture and Reading Quiz: TTU POLS 2306 Flashcards
True Scholars all agree that districts should be highly competitive False _____ serve as brief summaries of large amounts of information about what kinds of policies a candidate is likely to put forward, as well as analytical predictions about what the likely effects of those policies will be (or of the opposite policies) Ideologies.
pols 2306 unit 4 Flashcards
Study with Quizlet and memorize flashcards containing terms like Approximately ___ % deviation in population from the ideal Congressional district size is acceptable., Scholars, the law, and politicians have different goals for redistricting, including all of the following EXCEPT:, Scholars all agree that districts should be highly competitive.
Do competitive districts get more political attention
Introduction Majoritarian electoral systems such as the British or the US-American one are often praised for the more extensive service that MPs provide for their local constituents (e.g., Lancaster, 1986 ). As these systems consist of single-seat districts, accountability is high, with one MP representing one district.
Evaluating Legislative Districts Using Measures of Partisan
The EG is sensitive to small changes in vote in highly competitive districts because it relies on them to distinguish seats won, but the mean-median is more robust to the choice of election used (Krasno et al., 2019). One benefit of using an “exogenous” office is that it avoids the problem of uncontested races that we just highlighted. It thus provides a common baseline for evaluating.
A primer on gerrymandering and political polarization
According to a 2013 Harris Poll, 71 percent of Americans—conservatives, moderates, and liberals alike—believe that “those who stand to benefit from redrawing congressional districts should not.
Do Competitive Districts Necessarily Produce Centrist
Given that districts with highly unequal partisanship are likely to be less competitive in terms of presidential voting, this conventional wisdom implies that we should observe the largest ideological gap between Republican and Democratic representatives in districts that feature lopsided presidential vote margins.
The Statistical Properties of Competitive Districts: What the
In fact, in a competitive market, each firm should have such a small market share that no firm is a price-giver, and the idea of an election for a single-member district in which there are so many candidates that no candidate has a significant vote share seems untenable. Alternatively, we might draw an analogy between pressure on sellers to charge the same price for the same good and pressure.
The Competitive Structure of Urban School Districts in the
Almost all one-room schools were originally the only school in their district. The one-room school’s demise by consolidation is often lamented as being the product of coercion from state bureaucrats (Fuller 1982), but in fact most of these consolidations were voted upon by the residents of the district (Able 1923; Link 1986, p. 143). In this.