Reapportionment and redistricting are an integral, and often controversial, component of the American political process. In this podcast, Boise State Political Science professor Gary Moncrief discusses the important terminology and theories involved, as well as the history of redistricting in the United States, and how redistricting issues are different in various regions of the country. He also analyzes the difference between having the legislature do the redistricting work and having an independent commission in charge of the task. Utilizing his research and expertise in the field, Dr. Moncrief sheds significant light on a sometimes complicated and contentious part of our political structure.
This story was originally published on BEYOND THE BLUE.