New PDF release: Criminal Disenfranchisement in an International Perspective

By Alec C. Ewald,Brandon Rottinghaus

This number of unique essays by way of prime students and advocates deals the 1st foreign exam of the character, motives, and results of legislation regulating balloting by way of individuals with legal convictions. In finding out even if prisoners shall hold the best to vote, a rustic faces very important questions about democratic self-definition and constitutional values – and, more and more, concerning the scope of judicial energy. but within the wealthy and becoming literature on comparative constitutionalism, quite little consciousness has been paid to balloting rights and election legislation. This booklet starts to fill that hole, via exhibiting how constitutional courts in Israel, Canada, South Africa, and Australia, in addition to the ecu court docket of Human Rights, have grappled with those guidelines within the final decade. Chapters learn partisan politics, political thought, legal management, and social values, exhibiting that constitutional legislation is the fruit of political and old contingency, not only constitutional texts and formal felony doctrine.

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