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Partisan Gerrymandering and the Construction of American DemocracyErik J. Engstrom 2013 This open access version made available with the support of libraries participating in Knowledge Unlatched.
Engstrom evaluates the abundant cross-sectional and temporal variation in redistricting plans and their electoral results from all the states, from 1789 through the 1960s, to identify the causes and consequences of partisan redistricting. His analysis reveals that districting practices across states and over time systematically affected the competitiveness of congressional elections, shaped the partisan composition of congressional delegations, and, on occasion, determined party control of the House of Representatives.