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dc.contributor.authorLappie, John
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-05T21:04:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-05T21:04:12Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Lappie, John. "The State of Local Democracy in Houston and Harris County." (2017) Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research: https://doi.org/10.25611/zewt-6spu.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/105212
dc.description Despite being part of the most diverse metropolitan area in the country, Houston and Harris County struggle to field and elect Hispanic and women candidates to local office, according to this analysis of elections from 2004 through 2016. The report also includes recommendations for improving representation in local office and encouraging voter turnout.
dc.description.abstract The governments of Harris County and the City of Houston have many vital powers, but relatively little is known about the nature of local elections in either jurisdiction. This study attempts to fill this gap by examining the nature of participation, looking at both voters and candidates, in Harris County and Houston local elections. The results indicate that local democracies in Harris County and Houston have many challenges. Relatively few people vote in local elections, a high proportion of local elections are uncontested and both the electorate and the candidate pool fail to reflect the area’s population.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research
dc.relation.urihttps://kinder.rice.edu/research/state-local-democracy-houston-and-harris-county
dc.rights Copyright ᄅ2017 by Rice University Kinder Institute for Urban Research. All rights reserved.
dc.title The State of Local Democracy in Houston and Harris County
dc.type Report
dc.identifier.digital KI_2017_LocalDemocracy_LEAP
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.25611/zewt-6spu


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