Ending The Death Penalty: The European Experience in Global Perspective

Hardcover | July 15, 2010

byAndrew Hammel

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Examining the successful movements to abolish capital punishment in the UK, France, and Germany, this book examines the similarities in the social structure and political strategies of abolition movements in all three countries. An in-depth comparative analysis with other countries assesses chances of success of abolition elsewhere.

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Examining the successful movements to abolish capital punishment in the UK, France, and Germany, this book examines the similarities in the social structure and political strategies of abolition movements in all three countries. An in-depth comparative analysis with other countries assesses chances of success of abolition elsewhere.

ANDREW HAMMEL is Assistant Professor for American Law at the University of Dsseldorf, Germany.  He previously worked as a lawyer, defending death row inmates in U.S. state and federal courts.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.68 × 5.73 × 0.8 inPublished:July 15, 2010Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230231985

ISBN - 13:9780230231986

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Part One: The Transatlantic Death Penalty Divide and the Psychology of Vengeance
Chapter One: America and Europe Diverge on the Death Penalty
Chapter Two: What Does The Worldwide Popularity of Capital Punishment Tell Us?
Chapter Three: The Hollow Hope of Public Education
Part Two: Abolition in Germany, Great Britain, and France
Preface to Part Two
Chapter Four: Case Study One - Germany
Chapter Five: Case History Two The United Kingdom
Chapter Six: Case History Three France
Part Three: The European Model in a Global Context
Chapter Seven: Elaborating the European Model
Chapter Eight: Why the European Model Failed in the United States
Conclusion Abolitionism beyond America and Europe
Bibliography