TITLE

Partisan Redistricting and the 1982 Congressional Elections

AUTHOR(S)
Abramowitz, Alan I.
PUB. DATE
August 1983
SOURCE
Journal of Politics;Aug83, Vol. 45 Issue 3, p767
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Presents a research note which investigated the impact of partisan redistricting on the results of the 1982 elections for the United States House of Representatives. Impact of redistricting on the chances of winning between Republican and Democratic candidates; Measurement of party control on a particular district.
ACCESSION #
4813196

 

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