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Citizen Convicts

Citizen Convicts

Prisoners, Politics and the Vote

  • Author: Cormac Behan
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 1526116979
  • Category:
  • Page: 240
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Prisoner enfranchisement remains one of the few contested electoral issues in twenty-first-century democracies. It is at the intersection of punishment and representative government. Many jurisdictions remain divided on whether or not prisoners should be allowed access to the franchise. This book investigates the experience of prisoner enfranchisement in the Republic of Ireland. It examines the issue in a comparative context, beginning by locating prisoner enfranchisement in a theoretical framework, exploring the arguments for and against allowing prisoners to vote. Drawing on global developments in jurisprudence and penal policy, it examines the background to, and wider significance of, this change in the law. Using the Irish experience to examine the issue in a wider context, this book argues that the legal position concerning the voting rights of the imprisoned reveals wider historical, political and social influences in the treatment of those confined in penal institutions.

The New Jim Crow

The New Jim Crow

Masseninhaftierung und Rassismus in den USA

  • Author: Michelle Alexander
  • Publisher: Antje Kunstmann
  • ISBN: 3956141598
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 352
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Die Wahl von Barack Obama im November 2008 markierte einen historischen Wendepunkt in den USA: Der erste schwarze Präsident schien für eine postrassistische Gesellschaft und den Triumph der Bürgerrechtsbewegung zu stehen. Doch die Realität in den USA ist eine andere. Obwohl die Rassentrennung, die in den sogenannten Jim-Crow-Gesetzen festgeschrieben war, im Zuge der Bürgerrechtsbewegung abgeschafft wurde, sitzt heute ein unfassbar hoher Anteil der schwarzen Bevölkerung im Gefängnis oder ist lebenslang als kriminell gebrandmarkt. Ein Status, der die Leute zu Bürgern zweiter Klasse macht, indem er sie ihrer grundsätzlichsten Rechte beraubt – ganz ähnlich den explizit rassistischen Diskriminierungen der Jim-Crow-Ära. In ihrem Buch, das in Amerika eine breite Debatte ausgelöst hat, argumentiert Michelle Alexander, dass die USA ihr rassistisches System nach der Bürgerrechtsbewegung nicht abgeschafft, sondern lediglich umgestaltet haben. Da unter dem perfiden Deckmantel des »War on Drugs« überproportional junge männliche Schwarze und ihre Communities kriminalisiert werden, funktioniert das drakonische Strafjustizsystem der USA heute wie das System rassistischer Kontrolle von gestern: ein neues Jim Crow.

Voting by Convicted Prisoners

Voting by Convicted Prisoners

Fifth Report of Session 2010-11, Report, Together With Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

  • Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Political and Constitutional Reform Committee
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780215556400
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 28
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This short report sets out a summary of evidence taken by the Political and Constitutional Reform Committee looking into the issue of voting by convicted prisioners, in advance of the debate taking place on 10 February 2011. Evidence was taken from legal experts, including the former Lord Chancellor, Lord Mackay of Clashfern. The main purpose is to gather expert evidence on how the United Kingdom law in this area relates to the European Convention on Human Rights as interpreted through the binding judgments of the European Court of Human Rights.

Die Nacht

Die Nacht

Erinnerung und Zeugnis

  • Author: Elie Wiesel
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783451060144
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  • Page: 157
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GCSE Citizenship Studies for AQA

GCSE Citizenship Studies for AQA

  • Author: Joan Campbell,Sue Patrick
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435808105
  • Category: Citizenship
  • Page: 160
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This text offers comprehensive exam advice to help students prepare effectively for the exam.

Convict Voices

Convict Voices

Women, Class, and Writing about Prison in Nineteenth-Century England

  • Author: Anne Schwan
  • Publisher: University of New Hampshire Press
  • ISBN: 1611686733
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 304
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In this lively study of the development and transformation of voices of female offenders in nineteenth-century England, Anne Schwan analyzes a range of colorful sources, including crime broadsides, reform literature, prisoners' own writings about imprisonment and courtroom politics, and conventional literary texts, such as Adam Bede and The Moonstone. Not only does Schwan demonstrate strategies for interpreting ambivalent and often contradictory texts, she also provides a carefully historicized approach to the work of feminist recovery. Crossing class lines, genre boundaries, and gender roles in the effort to trace prisoners, authors, and female communities (imagined or real), Schwan brings new insight to what it means to locate feminist (or protofeminist) details, arguments, and politics. In this case, she tracks the emergence of a contested, and often contradictory, feminist consciousness, through the prism of nineteenth-century penal debates. The historical discussion is framed by reflections on contemporary debates about prisoner perspectives to illuminate continuities and differences. Convict Voices offers a sophisticated approach to interpretive questions of gender, genre, and discourse in the representation of female convicts and their voices and viewpoints.

Revise Citizenship Studies for OCR

Revise Citizenship Studies for OCR

  • Author: Steve Johnson
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • ISBN: 9780435808327
  • Category:
  • Page: 88
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A perfect match to the OCR Citizenship Studies short course. Students will get targeted and focused preparation for their exams to help them get the grades they want. Accessible content broken down into small chunks makes revision easier and more manageable. Checklists at the end of each chapter highlight areas that need more revision, as well as helping students plan their work. Packed with practice exam questions and sample answers with examiners' feedback, so students know exactly what the examiners are looking for. Written by experienced authors, so students get the best preparation available.

Passing the Life in the UK Test

Passing the Life in the UK Test

  • Author: Megan Gibbins,Chris Taylor
  • Publisher: SAGE
  • ISBN: 1844454320
  • Category: Education
  • Page: 256
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This is the authoritative, complete guide to passing the Life in the UK citizenship test. It is designed to support adult learners who do not have English as their first language and is written and edited by leading ESOL and citizenship practitioners. Supported and endorsed by NIACE, the largest organisation working to promote the interests of learners and potential learners in England and Wales, it includes all the relevant official study material, set in context, amplified and illustrated by selected additional information, guidance and learning activities.

Life in the United Kingdom

Life in the United Kingdom

a journey to citizenship [large print version]

  • Author: Life in the United Kingdom Advisory Group,Great Britain, Home Office
  • Publisher: The Stationery Office
  • ISBN: 9780113413171
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 191
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This compendium of information aims primarily to assist teachers of English as a second language, mentors and others helping immigrants to integrate, It will also help immigrants who have workable English and who are required to take a citizenship test if they apply for naturalisation as Briitsh citizens. Sections include: the making of the United Kingdom (history); a changing society; a profile of Britain today; how Britain is governed; everyday needs (housing, health, education, money, leisure etc); employment; sources of help; knowing the law.

The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics

The Complete Idiot's Guide to U.S. Government and Politics

  • Author: Franco Scardino
  • Publisher: Penguin
  • ISBN: 1101057696
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 400
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The governed must know their government. Understanding how our government functions and the political forces that influence it is vital for all Americans. As a comprehensive overview and history of the subject, this book is designed to help anyone interested in learning about our government and the origins of its complex inner workings, our political system, and key elements that have affected our growth as a nation, all while serving as the best supplementary reading a student can get. - Author is an experienced Advanced Placement teacher - Students looking to take AP exams are a ready audience, along with citizenship applicants and CNN junkies - Large renewable market - Suitable as supplemental reading for coursework

African-American Males and the U.S. Justice System of Marginalization: A National Tragedy

African-American Males and the U.S. Justice System of Marginalization: A National Tragedy

  • Author: Floyd Weatherspoon
  • Publisher: Springer
  • ISBN: 113740843X
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 122
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African-American Males and the US Justice System of Marginalization provides an overview of the economic and social status of African-American males in America, which continues to deteriorate at an alarming rate. Weatherspoon posits that in every American institutional system, from birth to death, the journey of African-American males to achieve racial justice and equity in this country is ignored, marginalized, and exploited. The American justice system, in particular, has permitted and in some cases sanctioned the marginalization of African-American males as full citizens. Weatherspoon examines the idea that African-American males are disproportionately represented in every aspect of the criminal justice system, and that the marginalization of African-American males in America has a long and treacherous history that continues to negatively impact their economic, political, and social status.

The Best of "The Way I See It" and Other Political Writings (1989-2010)

The Best of

  • Author: Jamala Rogers
  • Publisher: eBookIt.com
  • ISBN: 1456605690
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 272
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The Best of the Way I See it is more than a compilation of the author's selected political writings over the last two decades. It is a logical, sometimes tender, often horrific look at life in the black community. The book lifts up the burning social and political issues of the day and offers both insights and solutions.

The Right to Have Rights

The Right to Have Rights

Citizenship, Humanity, and International Law

  • Author: Alison Kesby
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191627798
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 192
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Writing in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, the political theorist Hannah Arendt argued that the plight of stateless people in the inter-war period pointed to the existence of a 'right to have rights'. The right to have rights was the right to citizenship-to membership of a political community. Since then, and especially in recent years, theorists have continued to grapple with the meaning of the right to have rights. In the context of enduring statelessness, mass migration, people flows, and the contested nature of democratic politics, the question of the right to have rights remains of pressing concern for writers and advocates across the disciplines. This book provides the first in-depth examination of the right to have rights in the context of the international protection of human rights. It explores two overarching questions. First, how do different and competing conceptions of the right to have rights shed light on right bearing in the contemporary context, and in particular on concepts and relationships central to the protection of human rights in public international law? Secondly, given these competing conceptions, how is the right to have rights to be understood in the context of public international law? In the course of the analysis, the author examines the significance and limits of nationality, citizenship, humanity and politics for right bearing, and argues that their complex interrelation points to how the right to have rights might be rearticulated for the purposes of international legal thought and practice.

The British Political Process

The British Political Process

An Introduction

  • Author: Anthony Wright,Rob Clements
  • Publisher: Psychology Press
  • ISBN: 9780415049665
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 393
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Written by those close to the political process, The British Political Processprovides an authoritative, reliable and manageable guide to understanding all the key elements of government and politics in Britain.

A Socialist Manifesto

A Socialist Manifesto

  • Author: Eric v.d. Luft
  • Publisher: Gegensatz Press
  • ISBN: 1933237082
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: N.A
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23-point manifesto of nonviolent socialist revolution, building on the legacy of Thomas Paine's Common Sense and other important leftist statements of purpose.

America Is the Prison

America Is the Prison

Arts and Politics in Prison in the 1970s

  • Author: Lee Bernstein
  • Publisher: UNC Press Books
  • ISBN: 0807898325
  • Category: Social Science
  • Page: 240
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In the 1970s, while politicians and activists outside prisons debated the proper response to crime, incarcerated people helped shape those debates though a broad range of remarkable political and literary writings. Lee Bernstein explores the forces that sparked a dramatic "prison art renaissance," shedding light on how incarcerated people produced powerful works of writing, performance, and visual art. These included everything from George Jackson's revolutionary Soledad Brother to Miguel Pinero's acclaimed off-Broadway play and Hollywood film Short Eyes. An extraordinary range of prison programs--fine arts, theater, secondary education, and prisoner-run programs--allowed the voices of prisoners to influence the Black Arts Movement, the Nuyorican writers, "New Journalism," and political theater, among the most important aesthetic contributions of the decade. By the 1980s and '90s, prisoners' educational and artistic programs were scaled back or eliminated as the "war on crime" escalated. But by then these prisoners' words had crossed over the wall, helping many Americans to rethink the meaning of the walls themselves and, ultimately, the meaning of the society that produced them.

Ein Tag im Leben des Iwan Denissowitsch

Ein Tag im Leben des Iwan Denissowitsch

  • Author: Alexander Solschenizyn
  • Publisher: Langen Mueller Herbig
  • ISBN: 3776682477
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 188
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Ein Tag aus dem Leben des Iwan Denissowitsch ist zweifellos das aufsehenerregendste Buch, das nach dem Krieg in der Sowjetumion veröffentlicht wurde. Heute ist dieses Buch aus den Buchhandlungen in der Sowjetunion wieder verschwunden, für das sich Chruschtschow auf dem 22. Parteitag mt den Worten einsetzte: "Es ist unsere Pflicht, derartige Angelegenheiten, die mit dem Mißbrauch der Macht zusammenhängen, sorgfältig und allseitig zu klären.Solange wir arbeiten. können, müssen wir vieles klarstellen und der Partei und dem Volk die Wahrheit sagen..." Solschenizyn hat das gequälte Gewissen jener zahllosen Russen erleichtert, die solange in vollem Wissen um die Schande in Stummheit leben mußten. Das Buch ist keineswegs eine sensationell aufgemachte Aneinanderreihung grausamer Enthüllungen und der im Titel genannte "Tag" unterscheidet sich kaum von den mehr als dreitausend anderen Tagen der Gefangenschaft Denissowitschs. Es werden weder Folterungen beschrieben, noch wird offen gegen das Unrecht protestiert, aber der stumme Protest, der die Erzählung bestimmt, wirkt gerade durch die eindringliche,detaillierte Schilderung des monotonen Lagerlebens um so stärker. Es ist unumgänglich für jeden, der sich ein Bild von den Entwicklungen jener Zeit in der Sowjetliteratur machen will, das hier neuaufgelegte erste Buch von Solschenizyn zu lesen.