Death Penalty On The Ballot
American Democracy And The Fate Of Capital Punishment
Focuses on what happens when the American public gets decide on the fate of capital punishment.
|Titel:||Death Penalty On The Ballot|
|auteur:||Sarat, Austin (amherst College, Massachusetts)|
|Uitgever:||Cambridge University Press|
|Plaats van publicatie:||03|
|Afmetingen:||152 x 226 x 16|
Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College, Massachusetts. He is author or editor of over ninety books in the fields of law and political science, including Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America's Death Penalty (2014). His book When Government Breaks the Law: The Rule of Law and the Prosecution of the Bush Administration (2010) was named one of the best books of 2010 by The Huffington Post.
'Sarat and his collaborators bring deep expertise on the American death penalty to bear in this fascinating and comprehensive exploration of ballot questions regarding the abolition or retention of capital punishment over the past century. They uncover a treasure trove of materials that span quite different political moments - a rich historical record that sheds light on both the grisly practice of state executions and on the promise and perils of democracy itself.' Carol S. Steiker, Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law, Harvard University
1. Introduction: when the death penalty goes public; 2. Retention, abolition, and restoration in the early days of the death penalty referendum process; 3. The people versus their representatives: going to the polls to support capital punishment; 4. Targeting the courts; 5. A tool for abolition?; 6. Conclusion: democracy and the fate of capital punishment.
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