Redistricting

Books about redistricting can be found in library catalogs under the subject headings Election districts, Gerrymandering, and Apportionment (Election law).

Redistricting

  • Bullock, Charles S., III. 2021. Redistricting: The Most Political Activity in America. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Dow, Jay K. 2017. Electing the House: The Adoption and Performance of the US Single-Member District Electoral System. Lawrence: University Press of Kansas.
  • Handley, Lisa, and Bernard Grofman. 2008. Redistricting in Comparative Perspective. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Herbert, J. Gerald, Paul M. Smith, Martina E. Vandenberg, and Michael B. DeSanctis. 2010. The Realist’s Guide to Redistricting: Avoiding the Legal Pitfalls. Chicago: American Bar Association.
  • Hopkins, David A. 2017. Red Fighting Blue: How Geography and Electoral Rules Polarize American Politics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Mann, Thomas E., and Bruce E. Cain. 2005. Party Lines: Competition, Partisanship, and Congressional Redistricting. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.
  • Miller, William J., and Jeremy D. Walling. 2013. The Political Battle over Congressional Redistricting. Lanham: Lexington Books.
  • Morrison, Peter A., and Thomas M. Bryan. 2019. Redistricting: A Manual for Analysts, Practitioners, and Citizens. New York: Springer.
  • National Conference of State Legislatures. 2019. Redistricting Law 2020. Denver: National Conference of State Legislatures. [Executive Summary PDF]
  • Rush, Mark E. 2000. Does Redistricting Make a Difference? Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.
  • Winburn, Johnathan. 2009. The Realities of Redistricting: Following the Rules and Limiting Gerrymandering in State Legislative Redistricting. Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield.

Gerrymandering

  • Bickerstaff, Steve. 2021. Election Systems and Gerrymandering Worldwide. New York: Springer.
  • Engstrom, Erik J. 2016. Partisan Gerrymandering and the Construction of American Democracy. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.
  • Keena, Alex, Michael Latner, Anthony J. McGann, and Charles Anthony Smith. 2021. Gerrymandering the States: Partisanship, Race, and the Transformation of American Federalism. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • McGann, Anthony J., Charles Anthony Smith, Michael Latner, and Alex Keena. 2016. Gerrymandering in America: The House of Representatives, the Supreme Court, and the Future of Popular Sovereignty. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Medvic, Stephen K. 2021. Gerrymandering: The Politics of Redistricting in the United States. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  • Seabrook, Nicholas R. 2017. Drawing the Lines: Constraints on Partisan Gerrymandering in U.S. Politics. Ithaca: Cornell University Press.

Reapportionment

  • Ansolabehere, Stephen,and James M. Snyder, Jr. 2008. The End of Inequality: One Person, One Vote and the Transformation of American Politics. New York: W. W. Norton.
  • Argersinger, Peter H. 2015. Representation and Inequality in Late Nineteenth-Century America: The Politics of Apportionment. New York: Cambridge University Press.
  • Balinski, Michel L., H. Peyton Young. 2001. Fair Representation: Meeting the Ideal of One Man, One Vote. Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press.
  • Cox, Gary W., and Jonathan N. Katz. 2002. Elbridge Gerry’s Salamander: The Electoral Consequences of the Reapportionment Revolution. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Eckman, Sarah J. 2021. Apportionment and Redistricting Process for the U.S. House of Representatives. Washington, DC: Congressional Research Service. [PDF]
  • Kondik, Kyle. 2021. The Long Red Thread: How Democratic Dominance Gave Way to Republican Advantage in US House Elections. Athens: Ohio University Press.
  • Kromkowski, Charles A. 2002. Recreating the American Republic: Rules of Apportionment, Constitutional Change, and American Political Development, 1700–1870. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Moncrief, Gary F., ed. 2011. Reapportionment and Redistricting in the West. Lanham: Lexington Books.
  • Smith, J. Douglas. 2015. On Democracy’s Doorstep: The Inside Story of How the Supreme Court Brought “One Person, One Vote” to the United States. New York: Hill and Wang.