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Title
Golden Betrayal: The Erosion of Representation and the Loss of Legitimacy in California
Creator
Hardy, Leroy Clyde
Date Created and/or Issued
1993
Publication Information
Rose Institute of State and Local Government
Contributing Institution
Claremont Colleges Library
Collection
Rose Institute's California Political History Archive and Database
Rights Information
Physical rights are retained by the institution. Copyright is retained in accordance with U. S. Copyright laws.
Description
California entered the union in 1850 and began a development that has typically been onward and upward. This study looks at one facet of its development --representation and its institutional manifestations in terms of reapportionment and redistricting. This work offers a new look at reapportionment and redistricting: over a long period of time, in one state, and with new perspectives, new terminology and a breadth of experience. The whole cannot be understood in its parts alone; but the parts sometimes reveal the internal workings and ills of the whole. Often flaws are assumed to be minor and dismissed as irrelevant. And so it has been with reapportionment and redistricting, a decennial manifestation of the internal conflict and illness in the body politic. In the mid-1920s, it was noted: Failure to adopt a just apportionment of representation is a standing disgrace....The failure will in the near future constitute an increasingly important cause of irritation, friction, and distrust.
Type
Text
Identifier
http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ric/id/1189
Language
English
Subject
Reapportionment
Redistricting
Time Period
1850-1991
Place
California
Source
Digital scan from a bound book.
Relation
The Rose Institute California Political History Archive and Database http://ccdl.libraries.claremont.edu/col/ric

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