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Determinants of the Death Penalty

A Comparative Study of the World

By Carsten Anckar

Routledge – 2004 – 216 pages

Series: Routledge Research in Comparative Politics

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Description

Determinants of the Death Penalty seeks to explain the phenomenon of capital punishment - without recourse to value judgements - by identifying those characteristics common to countries that use the death penalty and those that mark countries which do not. This global study uses statistical analysis to relate the popularity of the death penalty to physical, cultural, social, economical, institutional, actor oriented and historical factors. Separate studies are conducted for democracies and non-democracies and within four regional contexts. The book also contains an in-depth investigation into determinants of the death penalty in the USA.

Author Bio

Carsten Anckar is senior lecturer in political science at the Mid-Sweden University and associate professor at the Åbo Akademi University, Finland.

Name: Determinants of the Death Penalty: A Comparative Study of the World (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Carsten Anckar. Determinants of the Death Penalty seeks to explain the phenomenon of capital punishment - without recourse to value judgements - by identifying those characteristics common to countries that use the death penalty and those that mark countries which do...
Categories: Politics & International Relations, Comparative Politics