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Criminal Disenfranchisement in an International Perspective

ISBN-10: 0521875617

ISBN-13: 9780521875615

Edition: 2009

Authors: Brandon Rottinghaus, Alec C. Ewald

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List price: $175.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 4/13/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 302
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

Alec C. Ewald is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Vermont. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He has also taught at Union College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. His research focuses on election law, American political development, and criminal justice; his work has been published in the Justice System Journal, Wisconsin Law Review, Columbia Human Rights Review, and Law and Courts. Several of his previous publications have examined felony disenfranchisement, and he has consulted with research and advocacy organizations, including the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the Sentencing Project, The American Civil Liberties Union, and Demos. He is the author of The Way We Vote (2009).

Brandon Rottinghaus is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Houston. He holds a Ph.D. in political science from Northwestern University. His primary research and teaching interests include the presidency, public opinion, democracy, and research methods. His work on these subjects has appeared in Journal of Politics, Public Opinion Quarterly, Political Science Quarterly, Political Communication, PS: Political Science, Presidential Studies Quarterly, and others. His work also extends into comparative politics (especially comparative political behavior and voting rights), and he has published work in Latin American Politics and Society and Electoral Studies. He is the author of the white paper 'Incarceration and Enfranchisement: International Practices, Impact and Recommendations for Reform' for the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES).

Contributors
Foreword: Waves of Democracy and Criminal Disenfranchisement
Acknowledgments
Introduction
Contemporary Disenfranchisement Law
Voting Rights and Human Rights: A Comparative Analysis of Criminal Disenfranchisement Laws
Punishment and Social Exclusion: National Differences in Prisoner Disenfranchisement
Disenfranchisement in Comparative Perspective: Legal and Political Approaches
U.S. Felon Disenfranchisement: Parting Ways with Western Europe
The Right to Universal, Equal, and Nondiscriminatory Suffrage as a Norm of Customary International Law: Protecting the Prisoner's Right to Vote
Our 'Crooked Timber': Why Is American Punishment So Harsh?
Voting Rights and People with Criminal Convictions: Case Studies
The Politics and Legality of Prisoner Disenfranchisement in Australian Federal Elections
The Campaign for Prisoner Voting Rights in Ireland
The Ballot as a Bulwark: Prisoners' Right to Vote in South Africa
The Right to Vote in Danish Prisons
In Defense of Prisoner Disenfranchisement
Index