At‐Large Elections and Minority Representation in Local Government

  title={At‐Large Elections and Minority Representation in Local Government},
  author={Carolyn Abott and A. G. Magazinnik},
  journal={American Journal of Political Science},
Despite a long history of legal challenges alleging that elections conducted at-large suppress minority representation, this remains the dominant electoral system in local governments throughout the United States. Moreover, a large empirical literature remains divided over the present-day impact of at-large elections on the political success of underrepresented groups. We reconcile the competing findings in this literature by providing contingent, causal estimates of the effect of conversion… 

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