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Product NameInvisible Partisanship: Partisan Bias In Nonpartisan Elections And Its Impact On Local Policy Representation In California Reform Cities
LanguageEnglish
CategoryBook / Magazine / Publication
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AuthorChang-Ho C. Ji
Page Count430
BindingPaperback
Published08/25/2008
Long DescriptionIn 1890-1930, the election system in American cities introduced nonpartisan ballots into the cities. Invisible Partnership evaluates this election scheme and how it disproportionately helps Republicans win local legislative contests and shapes city councils and school boards to produce conservative and pro-developmental local policies.
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