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The Resource The culture of vengeance and the fate of American justice, Terry Kenneth Aladjem

The culture of vengeance and the fate of American justice, Terry Kenneth Aladjem

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The culture of vengeance and the fate of American justice
Title
The culture of vengeance and the fate of American justice
Statement of responsibility
Terry Kenneth Aladjem
Title variation
The Culture of Vengeance & the Fate of American Justice
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
America is driven by vengeance in Terry Aladjem's provocative account {u2013} a reactive, public anger that is a threat to democratic justice itself. From the return of the death penalty to the wars on terror and in Iraq, Americans demand retribution and moral certainty; they assert the 'rights of victims' and make pronouncements against 'evil'. Yet for Aladjem this dangerously authoritarian turn has its origins in the tradition of liberal justice itself {u2013} in theories of punishment that justify inflicting pain and in the punitive practices that result. Exploring vengeance as the defining problem of our time, Aladjem returns to the theories of Locke, Hegel and Mill. He engages the ancient Greeks, Nietzsche, Paine and Foucault to challenge liberal assumptions about punishment. He interrogates American law, capital punishment and images of justice in the media. He envisions a democratic justice that is better able to contain its vengeance
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UkCbUP
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Aladjem, Terry Kenneth.
Dewey number
364.601
Index
index present
LC call number
JK1726
LC item number
.A423 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Political culture
  • Justice
  • Rule of law
  • Criminal justice, Administration of
  • Punishment
  • Revenge
Label
The culture of vengeance and the fate of American justice, Terry Kenneth Aladjem
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Publication
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liberalism and the anger of punishment : the motivation to vengeance and myths of justice reconsidered -- Violence, vengeance, and the rudiments of American theodicy -- The nature of vengeance : memory, self-deception, and the movement from terror to pity -- Revenge & the fallibility of the state : the problem of vengeance and democratic punishment revisited or how America should punish
Control code
CR9780511817250
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521713863
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The culture of vengeance and the fate of American justice, Terry Kenneth Aladjem
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Liberalism and the anger of punishment : the motivation to vengeance and myths of justice reconsidered -- Violence, vengeance, and the rudiments of American theodicy -- The nature of vengeance : memory, self-deception, and the movement from terror to pity -- Revenge & the fallibility of the state : the problem of vengeance and democratic punishment revisited or how America should punish
Control code
CR9780511817250
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 246 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780521713863
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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