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Criminal Disenfranchisement in an International Perspective

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  • Page extent: 302 pages
  • Size: 228 x 152 mm
  • Weight: 0.52 kg

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 (ISBN-13: 9780521875615)

Criminal Disenfranchisement in an International Perspective
Cambridge University Press
9780521875615 - Criminal Disenfranchisement in an International Perspective - Edited by Alec Ewald and Brandon Rottinghaus
Table of Contents

Contents

Contributors
vii
Foreword: Waves of Democracy and Criminal Disenfranchisement
Jeff Manza
xi
Acknowledgments
xv
Introduction
Alec Ewald and Brandon Rottinghaus
1
PART I.   CONTEMPORARY DISENFRANCHISEMENT LAW
1.        Voting Rights and Human Rights: A Comparative Analysis of Criminal Disenfranchisement Laws
Laleh Ispahani
25
2.        Punishment and Social Exclusion: National Differences in Prisoner Disenfranchisement
Christopher Uggen, Mischelle Van Brakle, and Heather McLaughlin
59
PART II.  DISENFRANCHISEMENT IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE: LEGAL AND POLITICAL APPROACHES
3.        U.S. Felon Disenfranchisement: Parting Ways with Western Europe
Nora V. Demleitner
79
4.        The Right to Universal, Equal, and Nondiscriminatory Suffrage as a Norm of Customary International Law: Protecting the Prisoner's Right to Vote
Richard J. Wilson
109
5.        Our ‘Crooked Timber’: Why Is American Punishment So Harsh?
Elizabeth A. Hull
136
PART III. VOTING RIGHTS AND PEOPLE WITH CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS: CASE STUDIES
6.        The Politics and Legality of Prisoner Disenfranchisement in Australian Federal Elections
Ronnit Redman, David Brown, and Bryan Mercurio
167
7.        The Campaign for Prisoner Voting Rights in Ireland
Claire Hamilton and Rick Lines
205
8.        The Ballot as a Bulwark: Prisoners’ Right to Vote in South Africa
Lukas Muntingh and Julia Sloth-Nielsen
221
9.        The Right to Vote in Danish Prisons
Anette Storgaard
244
10.       In Defense of Prisoner Disenfranchisement
Christopher P. Manfredi
259
Index
281



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