A measure of bizarreness

Christopher P. Chambers, Alan D. Miller

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)27-44
Number of pages18
JournalQuarterly Journal of Political Science
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science
  • Political Science and International Relations


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