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The killing state : capital punishment in law, politics, and culture

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Killing State: Capital Punishment in Law, Politics, and Culture explores what it means when the state kills and what it means for citizens to live in a killing state, helping us understand why America clings tenaciously to a punishment that has been abandoned by every other industrialized democracy." "Edited by a leading figure in socio-legal studies, this book brings together the work of ten scholars,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Conference papers and proceedings
Congresses
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Sarat
ISBN: 0195120868 9780195120868 0195146026 9780195146028
OCLC Number: 38147885
Description: xi, 263 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Capital punishment as a fact of legal, political, and cultural life : an introduction / Austin Sarat --
After the terror : mortality, equality, fraternity / Anne Norton --
Abolishing the death penalty even for the worst murderers / Hugo Adam Bedau --
A juridical Frankenstein, or death in the hands of the state / Julie M. Taylor --
Tokens of our esteem : aggravating factors in the era of deregulated death penalties / Jonathan Simon and Christina Spaulding --
"Always more to do" : capital punishment and the (de)composition of law / Peter Fitzpatrick --
The executioner's dissonant song : on capital punishment and American legal values / Franklin E. Zimring --
Selling a quick fix for Boot Hill : the myth of justice delayed in death cases / Anthony G. Amsterdam --
The will, capital punishment, and cultural war / William E. Connolly --
Beyond intention : a critique of the "normal" criminal agency, responsibility, and punishment in American death penalty jurisprudence / Jennifer L. Culbert --
The cultural life of capital punishment : responsibility and representation in Dead man Walking and Last dance / Austin Sarat.
Responsibility: edited by Austin Sarat.
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