xxviii, 345 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
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Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-318) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : congressional authority and voting rights enforcement I : A retrospective and prospective look at the Voting Rights Act Why discretion matters in voting rights enforcement Obama's inheritance : the Johnson framework, the VRA, and faith in federal power II. The challenge to congressional authority Misdirections : political theatre and the 2006 reauthorization of section 5 Partisan spoils of office : a post-Shaw judicial philosophy of civic literacy Is "Bull Connor" dead? Contemporary public opinion on voting rights policy A battle of principals : Congress, the DOJ, and the George W. Bush Administration III: A systems theory approach to enforcement The macro-political context shaping enfranchisement Conclusion : regulating discretion and the challenge of post-racial politics.