Accession Number : AD0760895
Title : The Reapportionment Revolution.
Descriptive Note : Monograph,
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Berry,Ray W.
Report Date : 07 FEB 1973
Pagination or Media Count : 45
Abstract : The United States has long had a history of malapportionment, favoring rural over urban areas. The Supreme Court in 1962 broke this precedent, and congressional districts in the 1972 elections set a record for equal population representation. Gerrymandering is still widely used and may circumvent the concept of one man--one vote. The United States is, from a political view, a suburban nation rather than a urban nation with almost two-thirds of its population living in cities or areas of less than 50,000 persons. A reapportionment revolution has profited the fast growing suburbs which now hold the balance of political power between rural and urban areas.
Descriptors : (*POLITICAL SCIENCE, UNITED STATES), (*RURAL AREAS, POWER), POPULATION, STATISTICAL DISTRIBUTIONS, URBAN AREAS, PROBLEM SOLVING, MANAGEMENT PLANNING AND CONTROL
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE