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Citizen convicts : prisoners, politics and the vote

Author: Cormac Behan
Publisher: Manchester, UK : Manchester University Press, 2017. ©2014
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Prisoner enfranchisement remains one of the few contested electoral issues in twenty-first-century democracies. It is at the intersection of punishment and representative government. This book is the first comprehensive study of prisoners and the franchise in any jurisdiction. Using the Republc of Ireland as a case study, it analyses the experience of prisoner engranchisement and locates it in an international  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cormac Behan
ISBN: 9781526116970 1526116979 9780719088384 0719088380
OCLC Number: 1004775730
Notes: First published by Manchester University Press in hardback 2014.
Description: xvii, 222 pages : illustrations, charts ; 23 cm
Contents: Citizenship by civic virtue? --
Prisoners and the politics of enfranchisement --
Political change, penal continuity and prisoner enfranchisement --
Voting and political engagement --
Enfranchisement : the prisoner as citizen --
Civic engagement and community participation --
Imprisonment and citizenship.
Responsibility: Cormac Behan.


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