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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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Capital Punishment and Political Sovereignty

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ISBN13: 9780415424233
To be Published: July 2018
Publisher: Routledge
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £75.00
Paperback edition not yet published, ISBN13 9781845681111

Adam Thurshwell, a respected academic and death penalty lawyer, draws upon Continental theory and the Anglo-American jurisprudential tradition in order to deliver a critical survey of both the theoretical aspects of capital punishment and its actual administration.

Pursuing an original political approach rather than taking a moral stance, his discussion compares the topics of sovereignty, power and legitimacy with moral desert or consequentialism and explores their impact on perceptions and practices of capital punishment.

Covering micro-issues of legal doctrine and administrative practice, as well as arguments for and against abolition, this book is an invaluable resource for academics and students in law and political theory.

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Criminal Law
1. Capital Punishment Today
2. Current Jurisprudential Approaches to Capital Punishment: A Critique
3. Political Sovereignty and the Death Penalty
4. Race and Death
5. The Ethics of Capital Punishment
6. Conclusion: Implications, Consequences and Potential Futures.