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Determinants of the Death Penalty : A Comparative Study of the World - Carsten Anckar

Determinants of the Death Penalty

A Comparative Study of the World

Hardcover Published: 22nd July 2004
ISBN: 9780415333986
Number Of Pages: 216

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The death penalty is a highly emotive subject which leaves few people unaffected and has been written about extensively. However, in spite of this, there has been no even-handed and comprehensive theory of the issue until now.
Determinants of the Death Penalty seeks to explain the phenomenon of capital punishment - without recourse to value judgments - by identifying those characteristics common to countries that use the death penalty and those that mark countries which do not. This global study uses statistical analysis to relate the popularity of the death penalty to physical, cultural, social, economical, institutional, actor oriented and historical factors. Separate studies are conducted for democracies and non-democracies and within four regional contexts. The book also contains an in-depth investigation into determinants of the death penalty in the USA.
This book is an important reference for those studying the death penalty across political science, sociology and legal studies.

Mapping the death penaltyp. 1
Explaining the death penaltyp. 24
Contextual patternsp. 90
The death penalty in the USAp. 139
Determinants of the death penaltyp. 165
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ISBN: 9780415333986
ISBN-10: 0415333989
Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 216
Published: 22nd July 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.42
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1