THE CASPIAN REGION:Politics, Economics, Culture

Scientific journal

The formation of the electoral districts as a method of the electoral targeting

2013. 1, pp. 106-112

Morozova Oksana S. - Ph.D. (Political Science), Associate Professor, Ryazan State University named for S.A. Yesenin, 46 Svoboda st., Ryazan, 390000, Russia,

In the present article there is a focus on the problem of manipulation in the process of cutting out the electoral districts as a method of electoral targeting at the preparatory period of the elections gerrymandering. The examples are taken from the practice of foreign gerrymandering. The author reveals the mechanism of getting political advantage and maximization of government power in electoral body of some political party or some candidate.

Key words: electoral targeting,elections,election process,electoral district