The Consent of the Governed

The Consent of the Governed is a podcast all about partisan gerrymandering—what it is, its impact on the American political landscape, how it can be quantified, and the path forward to making the House of Representatives more representative. The Consent of the Governed is written, produced, and hosted by Carter Hanson as the main expression of a Kolbe Fellowship at Gettysburg College. Professor Beth Campbell Hetrick is the faculty advisor for The Consent of the Governed.

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In the fifth and penultimate episode of The Consent of the Governed, “The Value of Democracy,” host Carter Hanson discusses the 2011 battle between the Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission and...
August 30, 2020
In the fourth episode of The Consent of the Governed, “The People Are Sovereign,” host Carter Hanson dives deep into Rucho v. Common Cause (the most recent Supreme Court ruling on gerrymandering) and ...
July 28, 2020
In the third episode of The Consent of the Governed, “A Workable Standard,” host Carter Hanson discusses the Hofeller files, statistical outlier analysis, and begins looking at Rucho v. Common Cause, ...
July 16, 2020
In the second episode of The Consent of the Governed, host Carter Hanson discusses the 2003 Texas re-redistricting and the Democrats’ legislative rebellion, the benefits and drawbacks of the efficienc...
July 2, 2020
In the first episode of The Consent of the Governed, host Carter Hanson introduces Gerrymandering, its impact on the American political system through the past decade, REDMAP, and the history of Supre...
June 22, 2020
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