Invisible Partisanship: Partisan Bias in Nonpartisan Elections and Its Impact on Local Policy Representation in California Reform Cities

Invisible Partisanship: Partisan Bias in Nonpartisan Elections and Its Impact on Local Policy Representation in California Reform Cities

By: Chang-Ho C. Ji (author)Paperback

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In 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, as it places more Republicans with such political beliefs and policy preferences in the offices. Author Chang-Ho C. Ji asserts that partisan politics is a stronger force behind city and local politics than generally thought, ultimately shaping the process and results of local elections and various policy decision-making in cities and local School districts.

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About Author

Chang-Ho C. Ji (Ph.D.) is Professor of Urban Politics, Education, and Middle Eastern studies, and Chair of the Educational Psychology and Foundation Department at La Sierra University. He earned his Ph.D. in Political Science at the University of California, Riverside.

Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction and Theory Chapter 2: Pro-Republican Bias in Nonpartisan Elections: Evidence from Individual-Level Data Chapter 3: Structure of Pro-Republican Bias and Price of Victory: Evidence from Aggregate-Level Data Chapter 4: Source of Republican Success: Incumbency, Ethnicity, Occupation, and At-Large Election Chapter 5: Source of Republican Success: Endorsement, Campaign Spending, and Policy Preference Chapter 6: Impact on Municipal Policy Representation: City Budget and Housing Development Chapter 7: Impact on Educational Policy Representation: Class Size Reduction and Race-Conscious Education Chapter 8: Concluding Remarks

Product Details

  • publication date: 25/08/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780761841395
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 430
  • ID: 9780761841395
  • weight: 631
  • ISBN10: 0761841393

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