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Foundations

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0011
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter begins by reviewing arguments that supporters of felon disenfranchisement have used to frame the public debate. But the contemporary arguments in support of felon disenfranchisement do ... More


The Disenfranchised Population

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0015
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

Chapters 1 and 2 endeavored to describe and analyze the origins of modern felon disenfranchisement laws, as well as highlight the peculiarities of the American case. This chapter now asks who these ... More


Unlocking the Vote

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0055
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter considers a range of policy and political proposals for reenfranchisement. It suggests that the key long-term reforms require reconsideration of all voting restrictions on ... More


Regulative Institutions (1): Voting, Parties, Office

Jeffrey C. Alexander

in The Civil Sphere

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195162509
eISBN:
9780199943364
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195162509.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Culture

All complex societies have states, and they are extraordinarily important, but it is vital not to conflate states and their powers with the institutions of the civil sphere. States are organizations ... More


How We Hinder: Legal and Practical Barriers to Reintegration

Joan Petersilia

in When Prisoners Come Home: Parole and Prisoner Reentry

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195160864
eISBN:
9780199943395
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195160864.003.0006
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter discusses the growing number of citizens who have criminal records and the ways in which those records are increasingly being openly shared with the public. It also reviews the evidence ... More


Disenfranchisement and Civic Reintegration: Felons Speak Out

Jeff Manza, Christopher Uggen, and Angela Behrens

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0042
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

The survey results described in Chapter 5 provide useful information about the political orientations of people who have had contact with the criminal justice system. Yet those results also suggest ... More


Public Opinion and Felon Disenfranchisement

Jeff Manza, Christopher Uggen, and Clem Brooks

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0050
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This chapter examines public attitudes toward disenfranchisement. It shows that there is little public support for stripping the right to vote from all people convicted of felonies. Instead, the ... More


Introduction

Jeff Manza and Christopher Uggen

in Locked Out: Felon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195149326
eISBN:
9780199943975
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149326.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Law, Crime and Deviance

This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to analyze and interpret felon disenfranchisement laws in the United States. It examines whether and how large-scale ... More


The Right to have Rights as Citizenship

Alison Kesby

in The Right to Have Rights: Citizenship, Humanity, and International Law

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199600823
eISBN:
9780191738272
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199600823.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Public International Law

Chapter 3 examines the right to have rights in terms of citizenship: membership of the political community. Arendt’s conception of citizenship forms the starting point of the analysis, and the ... More


The Impact of Mississippi Litigation on National Voting Rights Law

Frank R. Parker

in Black Votes Count: Political Empowerment in Mississippi After 1965

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842744
eISBN:
9781469603315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869697_parker.11
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 enabled and empowered black citizens especially in the South to exercise their voting rights and elect the representatives of their choice, and this act is considered to ... More


”The Sky of Our Political Horizon”: Soldiers, Civilians, and the Reelection of Abraham Lincoln

Steven J. Ramold

in Across the Divide: Union Soldiers View the Northern Home Front

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814729199
eISBN:
9780814760178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814729199.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the divide between Union soldiers and Northern civilians over Abraham Lincoln's reelection bid in 1864. It first compares the Union soldiers' perspectives with those of ... More


Mississippi's Massive Resistance to Black Political Empowerment

Frank R. Parker

in Black Votes Count: Political Empowerment in Mississippi After 1965

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842744
eISBN:
9781469603315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869697_parker.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 enabled and empowered blacks to register and exercise their right to vote, and there has been a dramatic upsurge in black political participation since then. The act ... More


Electoral Roll, the ‘Vote’, and Democracy

Ujjwal Kumar Singh and Anupama Roy

in Election Commission of India: Institutionalising Democratic Uncertainties

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
December 2019
ISBN:
9780199494255
eISBN:
9780199096978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199494255.003.0003
Subject:
Political Science, Indian Politics

The ECI is a constitutional body entrusted with the responsibility of giving effect to the principle of equality of the citizen-voter, ensuring that no eligible voter was excluded from the electoral ... More


The Impact of the Struggle for Black Political Participation on Mississippi Politics

Frank R. Parker

in Black Votes Count: Political Empowerment in Mississippi After 1965

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807842744
eISBN:
9781469603315
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807869697_parker.10
Subject:
History, African-American History

The chapter analyses the impact of the black struggle for the right to vote and participation in the electoral process in the state of Mississippi. It also discusses the political impact of ... More


Comparative Views on the Right to Vote in International Law: The Case of Prisoners’ Disenfranchisement

Shai Dothan

in Comparative International Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190697570
eISBN:
9780190697600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190697570.003.0018
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Comparative Law

There is a consensus about the existence of an international right to vote in democratic elections. Yet states disagree about the limits of this right when it comes to the case of prisoners’ ... More


Representation

David J. Bodenhamer

in The Revolutionary Constitution

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199360444
eISBN:
9780190254339
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199360444.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: Civil War

This chapter examines the theme of representation in American constitutional history. It argues that while the framers of the Constitution distrusted direct democracy, preferring the indirect form of ... More


Conclusion

Claudio López-Guerra

in Democracy and Disenfranchisement: The Morality of Electoral Exclusions

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198705789
eISBN:
9780191775222
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198705789.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Democratization

This brief chapter recapitulates some important points and suggests that the book’s overall argument should not be regarded as inimical to democratic values and practices. Although the book contends ... More


Following the Money: Funding Woman Suffrage

Joan Marie Johnson

in Funding Feminism: Monied Women, Philanthropy, and the Women's Movement, 1870-1967

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469634692
eISBN:
9781469634715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469634692.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Chapter 1 examines how suffragists recruited wealthy women to the woman suffrage movement, who these donors were, and why they decided to give their money—and sometimes their time—to fight for ... More


Elections and a Republican Form of Government

Sanford Levinson

in Framed: America's 51 Constitutions and the Crisis of Governance

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199890750
eISBN:
9780190260088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199890750.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter asks whether elections are necessary in a republican form of government. It examines questions that have implications for both constitutional design and political theory, such as whether ... More


Toward Catholicism as Lifestyle: Walker Percy, John Kennedy Toole, and Rebecca Wells

Thomas F. Haddox

in Fears and Fascinations: Representing Catholicism in the American South

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225217
eISBN:
9780823236947
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225217.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

During the decade from 1955 to 1965, the civil rights movement emerged as a major political force in the South, and despite fierce resistance from southern whites, it began to ... More


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