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Controversies in minority voting : the Voting Rights Act in perspective

Author: Bernard Grofman; Chandler Davidson
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Voting Rights Act of 1965 has transformed the nature of minority participation and representation in the US, but with success came controversy as some scholars claim the Act has outlived its  Read more...

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Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Grofman; Chandler Davidson
ISBN: 0815717504 9780815717508 0815717512 9780815717515
OCLC Number: 25411286
Notes: Based on a conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution in November 1990.
Credits: Based on conference sponsored by the Brookings Institution--Foreword.
Description: xiv, 376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The Voting Rights Act : a brief history / Chandler Davidson --
Section 5 enforcement and the Department of Justice / Drew S. Days III --
The 1982 amendments of Section 2 and minority representation / Laughlin McDonald --
The 1982 amendments and the voting rights paradox / Timothy G. O'Rourke --
Party politics in the wake of the Voting Rights Act / Edward G. Carmines and Robert Huckfeldt --
The Voting Rights Act and the two reconstructions / J. Morgan Kousser --
Voting rights and the American regulatory state / Hugh Davis Graham --
Expert witness testimony and the evolution of voting rights case law / Bernard Grofman --
Litigation, lobbying, and the voting rights law / Gregory A. Caldeira --
Voting rights and democratic theory : toward a color-blind society? / Bruce E. Cain. Latino political incorporation and the Voting Rights Act / Luis R. Fraga --
Voting rights and democratic theory : where do we go from here? / Lani Guinier --
Some consequences of the Voting Rights Act / Carol M. Swain --
A case-specific approach to implementing the Voting Rights Act / James P. Turner --
Postscript : what is the best way to a color-blind society? / Bernard Grofman and Chandler Davidson.
Responsibility: Bernard Grofman, Chandler Davidson, editors.

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