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