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Redistricting In America and Around The World: What Can America Learn?

Matthew Vaughan
Fordham University
United States

This paper examines redistricting in the US and several nations around the world using existing literature on the systems and issues within those nations in order to determine if there is anything the US can learn in reforming its own system. The first part gives the reader an overview of redistricting is and why it is important in elections. The second part examines redistricting history and issues in the United States. The third, fourth, and fifth parts cover the systems and issues of redistricting in India, Mexico, and Japan respectively. The final part of the paper compares the redistricting methods used in the previously listed nations with existing redistricting methods and attempts at reform in the United States, before concluding what the United States can take away from the redistricting systems in those nations.



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