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Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

Series Editor: Matthew J. Streb

The Routledge series Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation presents cutting edge scholarship and innovative thinking on a broad range of issues relating to democratic practice and theory. An electoral democracy, to be effective, must show a strong relationship between representation and a fair open election process. Designed to foster debate and challenge assumptions about how elections and democratic representation should work, titles in the series present a strong but fair argument on topics related to elections and the institutions shaping them, voting behavior, party and media involvement, representation, and democratic theory.

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  1. Redistricting and Representation

    Why Competitive Elections are Bad for America

    By Thomas Brunell

    Series: Controversies in Electoral Democracy and Representation

    Pundits have observed that if so many incumbents are returned to Congress to each election by such wide margins, perhaps we should look for ways to increase competitiveness – a centerpiece to the American way of life – through redistricting. Do competitive elections increase voter satisfaction? How...

    Published February 28th 2008 by Routledge