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Grofman, Bernard

Works: 135 works in 467 publications in 4 languages and 24,254 library holdings
Genres: History  Case studies  Conference papers and proceedings  Cross-cultural studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Contributor, Author of introduction, Other, Opponent
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Most widely held works by Bernard Grofman
Controversies in minority voting : the Voting Rights Act in perspective( Book )

9 editions published in 1992 in English and Italian and held by 934 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Quiet revolution in the South : the impact of the Voting rights act, 1965-1990 by Chandler Davidson( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 792 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work is the first systematic attempt to measure the impact of the Voting Rights Act of 1965, commonly regarded as the most effective civil rights legislation of the century. Marshaling a wealth of detailed evidence, the authors show how blacks and Mexican Americans in the South, along with the Justice Department, have used the act and the U.S. Constitution to overcome the resistance of white officials to minority mobilization. The book tells the story of the black struggle for equal political participation in eight core southern states from the end of the Civil War to the 1980s - with special emphasis on the period since 1965. The contributors use a variety of quantitative methods to show how the act dramatically increased black registration and black and Mexican-American office-holding. They also explain modern voting rights law as it pertains to minority citizens, discussing important legal cases and giving numerous examples of how the law is applied. Destined to become a standard source of information on the history of the Voting Rights Act, Quiet Revolution in the South has implications for the controversies that are sure to continue over the direction in which the voting rights of American ethnic minorities have evolved since the 1960s
Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights Act( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 759 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minority representation and the quest for voting equality by Bernard Grofman( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the passage of the Voting Rights Act in 1965, the right of minorities to register and vote was largely secured. It was soon discovered, however, that minority voting did not guarantee the election of minorities or minority-preferred candidates. Indeed, efforts by states and localities in the second half of the 1960s were aimed at denying any substantial minority representation to go along with the ability to cast ballots. Eventually congressional amendments to the Act along with the Supreme Court opinion in Thornburg v. Gingles (1986) have led to efforts to eliminate electoral laws that have the effect of diluting the minority vote, whether or not they were enacted with discriminatory intent. Controversy still surrounds the matter of minority representation, however, because of the ambiguity of certain aspects of the law and because of problems in applying it to the largely single-member district context of the 1990s. This book is the most up-to-date treatment of voting rights law and the numerous controversies surrounding minority representation. The authors have extensive, firsthand experience in both the legal battles and the scholarly examination of these issues. Based on this wealth of experience, they describe the development of the law after 1965, discuss in detail the prevailing Supreme Court interpretation of the Voting Rights Act, and examine discrepancies in federal court interpretations of subsequent actions. They also introduce the reader to technical procedures for establishing standards of representation and measuring discrimination. In the final two chapters, they consider the application of voting rights law to districting in the 1990s along with the implications of recent developments for the future of representation in America
Choosing an electoral system : issues and alternatives by Arend Lijphart( Book )

12 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 598 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This outstanding volume brings together major arguments on what constitutes the best electoral system, particulary on the relative merits of plurality and proportional representation
Electoral laws and their political consequences by Bernard Grofman( Book )

34 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 532 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

..." A usful volume on the impact of electoral laws ... includes a very good bibliography and index ... establishes a broader international and interdisciplinary perspective on the methods of representation."--American Political Science Review
Representation and redistricting issues( Book )

6 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 400 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Information, participation, and choice : an economic theory of democracy in perspective by Bernard Grofman( Book )

12 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and Spanish and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A unified theory of voting : directional and proximity spatial models by Samuel Merrill( Book )

20 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book addresses the questions: How do voters use their own issue positions and those of candidates to decide how to vote? How do candidates choose policy positions in response to the behavior of voters? Does a voter tend to choose the candidate who most nearly shares the views of the voter or rather a candidate who holds more extreme or intense views but in the same direction as the voter, perhaps because voters discount candidates' abilities to implement the policies they advocate? The authors develop a unified model that incorporates these and other voter motivations and, using conditional logit and other statistical methods, assess its empirical predictions - for both voter choice and candidate strategy - in the United States, Norway, and France."--Jacket
A different democracy : American government in a Thirty-One-Country perspective by Steven L Taylor( Book )

6 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Four distinguished scholars in political science analyze American democracy from a comparative point of view, exploring how the U.S. political system differs from that of thirty other democracies and what those differences ultimately mean for democratic performance. This essential text approaches the following institutions from a political engineering point of view: constitutions, electoral systems, and political parties, as well as legislative, executive, and judicial power. The text looks at democracies from around the world over a two-decade time frame. The result is not only a fresh view of the much-discussed theme of American exceptionalism but also an innovative approach to comparative politics that treats the United States as but one case among many. An ideal textbook for both American and comparative politics courses"
A unified theory of party competition : a cross-national analysis integrating spatial and behavioral factors by James Adams( Book )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The authors integrate spatial and behavioural perspectives - in a word, those of the Rochester and Michigan schools - into a unified theory of voter choice and party strategy
Political gerrymandering and the courts( Book )

8 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elections in Australia, Ireland, and Malta under the single transferable vote : reflections on an embedded institution by Shaun Bowler( Book )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in English and held by 268 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Single Transferable Vote, or STV, is often seen in very positive terms by electoral reformers, yet relatively little is known about its actual workings beyond one or two specific settings. This book gathers leading experts on STV from around the world to discuss the examples they know best, and represents the first systematic cross-national study of STV. Furthermore, the contributors collectively build an understanding of electoral systems as institutions embedded within a wider social and political context, and begins to explain the gap between analytical models and the actual practice of elections in Australia, Ireland, and Malta. Rather than seeing electoral institutions in purely mechanical terms, the collection of essays in this volume shows that the effects of electoral system may be contingent rather than automatic. On the basis of solid empirical evidence, the volume argues that the same political system can, in fact, have quite different effects under different conditions. Contributors to the volume are Shaun Bowler, David Farrell, Michael Gallagher, Bernard Grofman, Wolfgang Hirczy, Colin Hughes, J. Paul Johnston, Michael Laver, Malcom Mackerras, Michael Maley, Michael Marsh, Ian McAllister, and Ben Reilly. Shaun Bowler is Professor of Political Science, University of California, Riverside. Bernard Grofman is Professor of Political Science, University of California, Irvine
The Federalist Papers and the new institutionalism by Bernard Grofman( Book )

12 editions published between 1989 and 2007 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Race and redistricting in the 1990s by Bernard Grofman( Book )

8 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a portrait of how the 1990s round of redistricting treated the racial and linguistic minorities that had been given special protections by the Voting Rights Act of 1965, primarily African-Americans, but also Native Americans, Asian-Americans and those of Spanish heritage. Throughout the volume, the primary focus is on the practical politics of redistricting and its consequences for racial representation. Almost all the authors have been directly involved in the 1990s redistricting process either as a legislator, a member of the Voting Rights Section of the Justice Department, a member of a districting commission, or, most commonly, as an expert witness or lawyer in voting rights cases. All bring to bear special insights as well as insider       knowledge of Congressional and state redistricting
Elections in Japan, Korea, and Taiwan under the single non-transferable vote : the comparative study of an embedded institution by Bernard Grofman( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Through comparative studies of the adoption and rejection of SNTV and the consequences of its use in various settings, the contributors explore the differences in the operation and the effects of the application of one rule in three different countries. Arguing that any single feature of a political system is embedded in a political structure and cannot be understood without studying its relationship with other parts of the political system, the authors demonstrate how the same rule can have different consequences depending on the context in which it operates."--Jacket
Redistricting in comparative perspective( Book )

12 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The aim of this book is threefold. First to put in one place for the convenience of both scholars and practitioners the basic data on redistricting practices in democracies around the world. Remarkably, this data has never before been collected. Second, to provide a series of short case studies that look in more detail at particular countries with regard to the institutions and practices that have evolved for redistricting and the nature of the debates that have arisen. Third, to begin to look in comparative perspective at the consequences of alternative redistricting mechanisms and at the tradeoffs among competing redistricting criteria"--Jacket
Duverger's law of plurality voting : the logic of party ompetition in Canada, India, the United Kingdom and the United States by Bernard Grofman( Book )

16 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Maurice Duverger is arguably the most distinguished French political scientist of the last century, but his major impact has been largely in the English-speaking world. His book, Political Parties, first translated into English in 1954, has influenced both the party politics literature (which continues to make use of his typology of party organization) and the electoral systems literature. His chief contributions there deal with what have come to be called in his honor Duverger's Law and Duverger's Hypothesis. The first argues that countries with the plurality rule will tend to become two-party systems; the second argues that countries using proportional representation (PR) will tend to become multi-party systems. Duverger also identifies specific mechanisms that will produce these effects, conventionally referred to as "mechanical effects" and "psychological effects." However, while Duverger's Hypothesis concerning the link between PR and multipartism is now widely accepted, the empirical evidence that plurality voting results in two-party systems is remarkably weak--with the U.S. the most notable exception. The chapters in this volume consider national-level evidence about Duverger's law in the world's largest, longest-lived and most successful democracies of Britain, Canada, India and the United States. One set of chapters involves looking at the overall evidence for and against Duverger's Law in these countries; the other set deals with evidence about the mechanical and psychological effects predicted by Duverger. The result is an incisive analysis of electoral and party dynamics that will appeal to researchers, academics, students, policymakers, and policy watchers around the world."--Publisher's website
The evolution of electoral and party systems in the Nordic countries by Arend Lijphart( Book )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Om udviklingen af valg- og partisystemerne i de nordiske lande
A natural experiment on electoral law reform : evaluating the long run consequences of 1990s electoral reform in Italy and Japan by Daniela Giannetti( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and German and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Controversies in minority voting : the Voting Rights Act in perspective
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Bernard Grofman American political scientist

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Quiet revolution in the South : the impact of the Voting rights act, 1965-1990Legacies of the 1964 Civil Rights ActMinority representation and the quest for voting equalityChoosing an electoral system : issues and alternativesElectoral laws and their political consequencesInformation, participation, and choice : an economic theory of democracy in perspectiveA unified theory of voting : directional and proximity spatial modelsA unified theory of party competition : a cross-national analysis integrating spatial and behavioral factors