The following Early View articles are now available on Wiley Online Library.
Migration, urban growth and commuting distance in Toronto’s commuter shedJeffrey J Axisa, K Bruce Newbold and Darren M Scott
Article first published online: 8 MAY 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-4762.2012.01097.x
Creating and destroying diaspora strategies: New Zealand’s emigration policies re-examinedAlan Gamlen
Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00522.x
The demographic impacts of the Irish famine: towards a greater geographical understandingA Stewart Fotheringham, Mary H Kelly and Martin Charlton
Article first published online: 27 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00517.x
Transnational religious networks: sexuality and the changing power geometries of the Anglican CommunionGill Valentine, Robert M Vanderbeck, Joanna Sadgrove, Johan Andersson and Kevin Ward
Article first published online: 25 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00507.x
Geographies of transition and the separation of lower and higher attaining pupils in the move from primary to secondary school in LondonRichard Harris
Article first published online: 23 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.519.x
Rethinking governance and value in commodity chains through global recycling networksMike Crang, Alex Hughes, Nicky Gregson, Lucy Norris and Farid Ahamed
Article first published online: 23 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00515.x
The ‘missing middle’: class and urban governance in Delhi’s unauthorised coloniesCharlotte Lemanski and Stéphanie Tawa Lama-Rewal
Article first published online: 20 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00514.x
Science, scientific instruments and questions of method in nineteenth-century British geographyCharles W J Withers
Article first published online: 20 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00513.x
Genome geographies: mapping national ancestry and diversity in human population geneticsCatherine Nash
Article first published online: 18 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00512.x
Militant tropicality: war, revolution and the reconfiguration of ‘the tropics’c.1940–c.1975Daniel Clayton
Article first published online: 18 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00510.x
Scaling up by law? Canadian labour law, the nation-state and the case of the British Columbia Health Employees UnionTod D Rutherford
Article first published online: 13 APR 2012 | DOI: 10.1111/j.1475-5661.2012.00506.x
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By Georgia Davis Conover
Once every decade, states in the United States use census data to redraw their Congressional and legislative districts. Just how that is accomplished varies from state to state. In some states, such as Arizona, an independent commission determines the political lines. In others, like Florida, the elected legislature redraws the districts. Often, when political bodies are involved, the party in power is accused of gerrymandering–drawing the boundaries in such a way as to favor itself.
A citizen petition movement in Florida is underway to ensure that no incumbent or political party is privileged during redistricting. The proposal, which must garner 60% of the vote to pass, is splitting Florida’s Legislative Black Caucus. Some members of the caucus, which makes up 16 percent of the state legislature, say the current system has always meant politically safe districts for African-Americans. Others counter, however, that “packing” districts with black voters weakens representation in neighboring areas. Florida voters will be asked to cast their ballots on the petition in November.
In the Annals of the Association of American Geographers, John O’Loughlin writes that legal challenges to redistricting plans often fail, partly because no legal definition of gerrymandering exists. He statistically analyzed districts from Manhattan to New Orleans and found some that were drawn favorably for black lawmakers and some that diluted black voting power. O’Loughlin proposes using these same statistical methods to determine the equity of redistricting plans in the future.
Read the Miami Herald Article.
Read O’Loughlin, John. 2005. The Identification and Evaluation of Racial Gerrymandering. Annals of the Association of American Geographers 72(2): pp. 165-184.