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Torture and democracy

Author: Darius M Rejali
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2007] ©2007
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This is the most comprehensive, and most comprehensively chilling, study of modern torture yet written. Darius Rejali, one of the world's leading experts on torture, takes the reader from the late nineteenth century to the aftermath of Abu Ghraib, from slavery and the electric chair to electro-torture in American inner cities, and from French and British colonial prison cells and the Spanish-American War to the  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Darius M Rejali
ISBN: 9780691114224 0691114226 9780691143330 0691143331
OCLC Number: 123485118
Awards: Winner of Institute for the Study of Genocide Lemkin Award 2009
Winner of American Political Science Association: Human Rights Award 2008
Description: xxiii, 849 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Modern torture and its observers --
Torture and democracy --
Lights, heat, and sweat --
Whips and water --
Bathtubs --
Shock --
Magnetos --
Currents --
Singing the world electric --
Prods, tasers, and stun guns --
Stun city --
Sticks and bones --
Water, sleep, and spice --
Stress and duress --
Forced standing and other positions --
Fists and exercises --
Old and new restraints --
Noise --
Drugs and doctors --
Supply and demand for clean torture --
Does torture work? --
What the apologists say --
Why governments don't learn --
The great age of torture in modern memory.
Responsibility: Darius Rejali.
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