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  • Paperback
  • Bookstore's Wholesale Price: $18
  • March 2008
  • ISBN: 978-0-393-93103-7
  • 6.2 × 9.3 in / 336 pages
  • Territory Rights: Worldwide

The End of Inequality

One Person, One Vote and the Transformation of American Politics

Issues in American Democracy


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Stephen Ansolabehere (Author, Harvard University), James M. Snyder, Jr. (Author, MIT)


The End of Inequality takes a close look at Baker v. Carr, the pivotal Supreme Court case that established the right to equal representation in state legislatures for every American.

Stephen Ansolabehere and James Snyder detail the history of “one person, one vote” in American political theory and politics, and tell the story of the people—presidents, legislators, judges, lawyers, and ordinary citizens—who fought the battles to define this fundamental feature of American democracy.



    A Quiet Revolution

    PART I: The Old Order

    1. Unequal Votes
    2. The Origins of Malapportionment
    3. Winners and Losers

    PART II: The Least Dangerous Branch

    1. Judicial Restraint
    2. Into the Thicket
    3. A Fragile Coalition
    4. One Person, One Vote

    PART III: Politics Remade

    1. Equal Votes, Equal Money
    2. Left Shift
    3. A New Order
    4. The Age of Fairness

    Appendix to Chapter 10

    Appendix to Chapter 11