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A Measure of Bizarreness

Christopher P. Chambers, , Alan D. Miller, ,
 
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Christopher P. Chambers and Alan D. Miller (2010), "A Measure of Bizarreness", Quarterly Journal of Political Science: Vol. 5: No. 1, pp 27-44. http://dx.doi.org/10.1561/100.00009022

Published: 22 Apr 2010
© 2010 C. P. Chambers and A. D. Miller
 
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Elections,  Democracy
 

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Abstract

We introduce a path-based measure of convexity to be used in assessing the compactness of legislative districts. Our measure is the probability that a district contains the shortest path between a randomly selected pair of its points. The measure is defined relative to exogenous political boundaries and population distributions.

DOI:10.1561/100.00009022