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Spatializing Partisan Gerrymandering Forensics: Local Measures and Spatial Specifications

Abstract Gerrymandering is a central problem for many representative democracies. Formally, gerrymandering is the manipulation of spatial boundaries to provide political advantage to a particular group (Warf, 2006). The term often refers to political district design, where the boundaries of political districts are “unnaturally” manipulated by redistricting officials to generate durable advantages for one group or party. Since free and fair elections are possibly the critical part of representative democracy, it is important for this cresting tide to have scientifically validated tools. This dissertation supports a current wave of reform by developing a general inferential technique to “localize” inferential bias measures, generating a new type of di... (more)
Created Date 2017
Contributor Wolf, Levi John (Author) / Rey, Sergio J (Advisor) / Anselin, Luc (Committee member) / Fotheringham, A. Stewart (Committee member) / Tam Cho, Wendy K (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / Political science / Statistics / Elections / Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis / Gerrymandering / Jackknife / Spatial Analysis / Spatial Econometrics
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 270 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Geography 2017
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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