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United States electoral systems : their impact on women and minorities

Author: Wilma Rule; Joseph Francis Zimmerman
Publisher: New York : Greenwood Press, 1992.
Series: Contributions in political science, no. 294.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study examines how different electoral systems impact on the election of women and minorities to public office in the United States. The contributors draw upon local, state and national election  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
United States electoral systems.
New York : Greenwood Press, 1992
(OCoLC)636917606
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilma Rule; Joseph Francis Zimmerman
ISBN: 0313277303 9780313277306 0275942406 9780275942403
OCLC Number: 24540925
Description: xiii, 246 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Fair representation for minorities and women / Joseph F. Zimmerman --
Electing minorities and women to Congress / Georgia A. Persons --
Preconditions for black and Hispanic congressional success / Bernard Grofman and Lisa Handley --
Anglo and minority women's underrepresentation in Congress : is the electoral system the culprit? / Wilma Rule and Pippa Norris --
Multimember legislative districts : minority and Anglo women's and men's recruitment opportunity / Wilma Rule --
Barriers to representing women and blacks in Pennsylvania : the impacts of demography, culture, and structure / Sandra A. Featherman --
Florida : the big electoral shakeup of 1982 / Anita Pritchard --
Creative multimember redistricting and representation of women and minorities in the Maryland legislature / M. Margaret Conway --
The effect of the "cutback" on the representation of women and minorities in the Illinois General Assembly / David H. Everson --
Patterns of legislative opportunity in Arizona : sex, race, and ethnicity / Michelle A. Saint-Germain. Alternative judicial election systems : solving the minority vote dilution problem / Richard L. Engstrom --
Minority and gender representation in American county legislatures : the effect of election systems / Victor DeSantis and Tari Renner --
The impact of at-large elections on the representation of minority women / Susan Welch and Rebekah Herrick --
Electing women to city council : a focus on small cities in Florida / Susan A. MacManus and Charles S. Bullock III --
Cumulative voting and limited voting in Alabama / Edward Still --
Proportional representation on New York City community school boards / Leon Weaver and Judith Baum --
Enhancing representational equity in cities / Joseph F. Zimmerman --
Electoral barriers to women / R. Darcy.
Series Title: Contributions in political science, no. 294.
Responsibility: edited by Wilma Rule and Joseph F. Zimmerman.

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