United States Electoral Systems: Their Impact on Women and Minorities


This is the only full-length study to examine how different electoral systems impact the election of women and minorities to public office in the United States. Professors Rule and Zimmerman have brought together leading scholars to show how different systems affect local, state, and national elections. Important demographic changes, new opportunities, and formidable problems are underscored in analyses of the effects of, among other things, cumulative voting, judicial electoral systems, multimember and single-member district, and reapportionment. This study is unusual in combining an overall analysis of electoral systems and case material with proposals for making government more representative, inclusive, and responsive.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Georgia A. Persons
  • Bernard Grofman
  • Lisa Handley
  • Wilma Rule
  • Pippa Norris
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 1992


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