Comparative capital punishment

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Contributors: Steiker, Carol S. (HerausgeberIn); Steiker, Jordan M. (Editor)
Format: Print Book
Published: Cheltenham, UK Northampton, MA Edward Elgar Publishing [2019]
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Physical Description:xiii, 426 Seiten
Production Credits:Comparative Capital Punishment offers a set of in-depth, critical and comparative contributions addressing death practices around the world. Despite the dramatic decline of the death penalty in the last half of the twentieth century, capital punishment remains in force in a substantial number of countries around the globe. This research handbook explores both the forces behind the stunning recent rejection of the death penalty, as well as the changing shape of capital practices where it is retained. The expert contributors address the social, political, economic, and cultural influences on both retention and abolition of the death penalty and consider the distinctive possibilities and pathways to worldwide abolition.
Contents: Preface 1. Introduction: international perspectives on the death penaltyRichard C. Dieter Part I Substantive Law 2. Deserving of death: the changing scope of capital offenses in an age of death penalty decline Delphine Lourtau 3. Deciding who lives and who dies: eligibility for capital punishment under national and international law Sandra L. Babcock Part II Procedural Law 4. Extradition and non-refoulement Bharat Malkani 5. An unfair fight for justice: legal representation of persons facing the death penalty Sandra L. Babcock 6. Towards a global theory of capital clemency incidence Daniel PascoePart III Administration 7. Imposing a 'mandatory' death penalty: a practice out of sync with evolving standards Parvais Jabbar 8. Methods of execution: the American story in comparative perspective Austin Sarat and Keshav Pant 9. Capital punishment at the intersections of discrimination and disadvantage: the plight of foreign nationals Carolyn Hoyle 10. Innocence and the global death penaltyBrandon L. Garrett Part IV Institutions 11. International law and the abolition of the death penalty William Schabas 12. The role of institutions in the norm life cycle: the United Nations and the anti-capital punishment norm Sangmin Bae 13. Regional institutions and death penalty abolition: comparative perspectives and their discontentsEvi Girling 14. Undoing the British colonial legacy: the judicial reform of the death penalty Saul Lehrfreund Part V The Future of the Death Penalty 15. Reframing the debate on attitudes towards the death penalty Mai Sato 16. Pulling states towards abolitionism: the power of acculturation as a socialization mechanism Michelle Miao 17. Imagining utopia: the global abolition of the death penaltyJon Yorke and Amna Nazir 18. After abolition: the empirical, jurisprudential and strategic legacy of transnational death penalty litigation Andrew Novak 19. Global abolition of capital punishment: contributors, challenges and conundrums Carol S Steiker and Jordan M. SteikerIndex