Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition

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Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition - Garland, David
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For many Europeans, the persistence of America's death penalty is a stark reminder of American otherness. The practice of state killing is an archaic relic, a hollow symbol that accomplishes nothing but reflects a puritanical, punitive culture - bloodthirsty in its pursuit of retribution. In debating capital punishment, the usual rhetoric points to America's deviance from the western norm: civilized abolition and barbaric retention; 'us' and 'them'. This remarkable new study by a leading social thinker sweeps aside the ...

Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition 2012, Belknap Press: An Imprint of Harvard University Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674066106

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Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition 2010, Belknap Press, Cambridge

ISBN-13: 9780674057234

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Peculiar Institution: America's Death Penalty in an Age of Abolition 2010, Oxford University Press, Oxford

ISBN-13: 9780199594993

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