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The voting rights act has been instrumental in ensuring gains in black representation in cities over the last three decades

Shah, Paru, Marschall, Melissa and Ruhil, Anirudh (2013) The voting rights act has been instrumental in ensuring gains in black representation in cities over the last three decades. LSE American Politics and Policy (11 Oct 2013). Website.

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Abstract

This June, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down part of the 1965 Voting Rights Act, a decision that could have important impacts on the rights and representation of minorities. Using new research, Paru Shah, Melissa Marschall and Anirudh Ruhil find that the number of cities covered by Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act with at least one African-American city council member increased by 82 percent between 1981 and 2001. They also argue that coverage by the Voting Rights Act seems to amplify the effects of minority voting strength, council size, and electoral structures in cities.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
JEL classification: F - International Economics > F5 - International Relations and International Political Economy > F59 - International Relations and International Political Economy: Other
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2014 08:31
Last Modified: 12 Nov 2021 00:19
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/58312

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