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What is gerrymandering called if it's not the result of redrawing districts?

"Disproportionate representation" describes the result without making any reference to the cause. For example, States have disproportionate representation in the Senate is a perfectly reasonable ...
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What is gerrymandering called if it's not the result of redrawing districts?

Despite the potential ambiguity, "territorial representation" seems to be a generic term used for this (see quotes toward the end of my post). In the US, the equal territorial (=state) representation ...
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What is gerrymandering called if it's not the result of redrawing districts?

The shortest term I can come up with for this result is "sovereign states are entitled to their own opinions and interests." The error in your judgement is the assumption that US States are arbitrary ...
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Why does Illinois have over 8000 administrative divisions? Was there any official rationale for the huge expansion of local governments?

Short Answer Municipalities and many kinds of special districts are created by property owners, usually led by a real estate developer, not approved by state government except with a general ...
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Did the Biden administration have a working definition of democracy when it chose which countries to invite to its "democracy summit"?

The Biden administration has not released any specific invitation criteria, as such, but it has provided some guidelines that were apparently followed when considering invitees. There was, as far as I ...
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Are there federal systems where federal laws do not have primacy?

I think the best examples are probably Russia, Kenya and South Africa. Article 76 of Russia's Constitution sets out the intersection between federal laws and laws enacted by subjects of the Russian ...
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Are there federal systems where federal laws do not have primacy?

You may feel it's splitting hairs, but if the smaller body's laws have unconditional primacy (i.e. they maintance sovereign on all matters) , that would, under one traditional taxonomy, be a ...
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Why is this southern coastal part of Iceland incorporated in its Capital Region despite being detached from it?

I got an answer from the Ministry!! The history is detailed in the following article: Krýsuvík kemst í eign Hafnarfjarðar published on 25 October 2019, which translates to Krýsuvík becomes the ...
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What were the scheduled districts under the British Raj in India? What was their purpose?

The British East India company had set up "Presidencies", which began as trading settlements and expanded to become a local government system. The East India company came under increasing regulation ...
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