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Published: 24 May 2001

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195146028

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The Killing State

Capital Punishment in Law, Politics, and Culture

Edited by Austin Sarat

Collecting work by several notable scholars, this book explains why the US still clings to capital punishment long after other democratic nations have abandoned it. It also exhibits a new way of thinking about state killing that goes beyond abstract moral argument and narrow policy debate to assess its impact on our legal system, its powerful symbolic appeal, and its place in today's "culture wars."

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