Vanderbilt Law Review

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Dr. Edwards in this article applies political theory to evaluate the impact of reapportionment and redistricting on representative government. In so doing he discusses the sources of this political theory and the goals of representative government. He also surveys comparative political practice in Great Britain and the United States. In suggesting various legislative, administrative, and judicial remedies to malapportionment and inequitable districting, Dr. Edwards concludes that the effect of the present litigation resulting from the Baker v. Carr decision will be to arouse public opinion and prompt legislators to meet the accumulated challenges of urbanization as well as other contemporary demands.