The Terminology of Districting

21 Pages Posted: 25 Mar 2020 Last revised: 31 Mar 2020

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Bernard Grofman

University of California, Irvine - Department of Politics and Society

Jonathan Cervas

Carnegie Mellon University - Institute for Politics and Strategy

Date Written: March 30, 2020

Abstract

We seek to aid those interested in redistricting and gerrymandering by providing a glossary that identifies and defines (a) key geographic concepts related to districting, (b) forms of gerrymandering, (c) tools/techniques used to implement gerrymandering, and (d) metrics proposed to measure gerrymandering.

Keywords: redistricting; gerrymandering; apportionment

Suggested Citation

Grofman, Bernard and Cervas, Jonathan, The Terminology of Districting (March 30, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3540444 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3540444

Bernard Grofman

University of California, Irvine - Department of Politics and Society ( email )

Irvine, CA 92697-5100
United States
(949) 824-6394, 5361 (Phone)

Jonathan Cervas (Contact Author)

Carnegie Mellon University - Institute for Politics and Strategy ( email )

5000 Forbes Avenue
Posner Hall 3866
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
United States

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