Redrawing district lines is arguably the most polarizing of political activities in the United States today. As technological developments permit more and more sophisticated statistical analyses, those in charge of the process are more tempted to gerrymander districts for their own future benefit. At the same time, as this data is made available to the public, litigation and calls for transparency intensify. As a bellwether state, Florida offers a unique and fascinating case study to examine the various effects of redistricting. The contributors to this volume examine the issue from the perspectives of both politicians and voters, exploring the process of redistricting as well as the homogenization of districts. They examine new and ongoing controversies, including the creation of disparate pockets of opponents' voting blocs, by focusing on the massive 2012 boundary changes throughout the state--and the judicial review that called into question their legality on the eve of the 2014 elections.
|Publisher||University Press of Florida|
|Number of pages||346|
|State||Published - Jan 1 2015|