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Locked out : felon disenfranchisement and American democracy

Author: Jeff Manza; Christopher Uggen
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2008
Series: Studies in crime and public policy
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Exposes felon disenfranchisement as one of the most important, yet little known, threats to the health of American democracy. This book reveals the centrality of racial factors in the origins of  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Manza; Christopher Uggen
ISBN: 9780195341942 0195341945 9780195149326 0195149327
OCLC Number: 475496614
Description: xiv, 359 s. : illustrations
Contents: Foundations --
The racial origins of felon disenfranchisement --
The disenfranchised population --
The contemporary disenfranchisement regime --
Political attitudes, voting, and criminal behavior --
Disenfranchisement and civic reintegration --
The impact of disenfranchisement on political participation --
A threat to democracy? --
Public opinion and felon disenfranchisement --
Unlocking the vote
Series Title: Studies in crime and public policy
Responsibility: Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

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"Locked Out examines how the disenfranchisement of felons shapes American democracy--hardly a hypothetical matter in an age of split electorates and hanging chads.... Exacting and fair, their work Read more...

 
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