ix, 374 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Charles Hamilton Houston Institute series on race and justice.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction : toward and beyond the abolition of capital punishment / Charles J. Ogletree, Jr. and Austin Sarat Pt. I. Assessing the prospects for abolition. The executioner's waning defenses / Michael L. Radelet Blinded by science on the road to abolition? / Simon A. Cole and Jay D. Aronson Abolition in the United States by 2050 : on political capital and ordinary acts of resistance / Bernard E. Harcourt The beginning of the end? / Carol S. Steiker and Jordan M. Steiker Rocked but still rolling : the enduring institution of capital punishment in historical and comparative perspective / Michael McCann and David T. Johnson Pt. II. Debating lethal injection. For execution methods challenges, the road to abolition is paved with paradox / Deborah W. Denno Perfect execution : abolitionism and the paradox of lethal injection / Timothy V. Kaufman-Osborn "No improvement over electrocution or even a bullet" : lethal injection and the meaning of speed and reliability in the modern execution process / Jürgen Martschukat Pt. III. Putting the death penalty in context. Torture, war, and capital punishment : linkages and missed connections / Robin Wagner-Pacifici Making difference : modernity and the political formations of death / Peter Fitzpatrick.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references and index.
KF9227.C2 R63 2009
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