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The Killing State : Capital Punishment in Law, Politics and Culture.

Author: Austin Sarat
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Brings together the work of writers to discuss the meaning of execution in American law and culture. This book provides historical background on the death penalty and brings together arguments about the morality of capital punishment with arguments about its meaning. It also considers whether death penalty is the very cause of violence.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Austin Sarat
ISBN: 9780198028277 019802827X 1602567425 9781602567429
OCLC Number: 476022744
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages)
Contents: Contributors; Capital Punishment as a Fact of Legal, Political, and Cultural Life: An Introduction; I. THE POLITICS OF STATE KILLING; 1. After the Terror: Mortality, Equality, Fraternity; 2. Abolishing the Death Penalty Even for the Worst Murderers; 3. A Juridical Frankenstein, Or Death in the Hands of the State; 4. Tokens of Our Esteem: Aggravating Factors in the Era of Deregulated Death Penalties; II. CAPITAL PUNISHMENT AND LEGAL VALUES; 5. "Always More to Do": Capital Punishment and the (De)Composition of Law.

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This collection of essays brings us up to date on the vexatious problem of capital punishment ... these essays ... will keep us thinking well into the next century. * Bimonthly Review of Law Books * Read more...

 
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