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Published: 27 September 2018

280 Pages | 40 illustrations


ISBN: 9780190921682

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The Myth of Mob Rule

Violent Crime and Democratic Politics

Lisa L. Miller

  • Offers a compelling theory of the relationship between democratic publics and serious crime
  • Introduces the concept of "racialized state failure," which suggests that the political institutions of the United States have contributed to the limited social welfare system in general, and that this is particularly true for African-Americans
  • Provides a unique cross-national comparison, giving readers the first opportunity to see how public and political attention to crime changes over time and across differently organized democratic systems