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The Resource The death penalty on the ballot : American democracy and the fate of capital punishment, Austin Sarat ; with John Malague and Sarah Wishloff

The death penalty on the ballot : American democracy and the fate of capital punishment, Austin Sarat ; with John Malague and Sarah Wishloff

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The death penalty on the ballot : American democracy and the fate of capital punishment
Title
The death penalty on the ballot
Title remainder
American democracy and the fate of capital punishment
Statement of responsibility
Austin Sarat ; with John Malague and Sarah Wishloff
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Language
eng
Summary
Investigating the attitudes about capital punishment in contemporary America, this book poses the question: can ending the death penalty be done democratically? How is it that a liberal democracy like the United States shares the distinction of being a leading proponent of the death penalty with some of the world's most repressive regimes? Reporting on the first study of initiative and referendum processes used to decide the fate of the death penalty in the United States, this book explains how these processes have played an important, but generally neglected, role in the recent history of America's death penalty. While numerous scholars have argued that the death penalty is incompatible with democracy and that it cannot be reconciled with democracy's underlying commitment to respect the equal dignity of all, Professor Austin Sarat offers the first study of what happens when the public gets to decide on the fate of capital punishment
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Sarat, Austin
Dewey number
364.660973
Index
index present
LC call number
HV8699.U5
LC item number
S2697 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Malague, John
  • Wishloff, Sarah
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Capital punishment
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The death penalty on the ballot : American democracy and the fate of capital punishment, Austin Sarat ; with John Malague and Sarah Wishloff
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Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 26 Mar 2019)
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: 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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CR9781108699617
Extent
1 online resource (x, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108711579
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
Label
The death penalty on the ballot : American democracy and the fate of capital punishment, Austin Sarat ; with John Malague and Sarah Wishloff
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 26 Mar 2019)
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
Machine generated contents note: 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
Control code
CR9781108699617
Extent
1 online resource (x, 194 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108711579
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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