The Frontiers of Democracy: The Right to Vote and its Limits

Hardcover | October 15, 2009

byLudvig Beckman

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The Frontiers of Democracy offers a comprehensive examination of restrictions on the vote in democracies today. For the first time, the reasons for excluding people (prisoners, children, intellectually disabled, non-citizens) from the suffrage in contemporary societies is critically examined from the point of view of democratic theory.

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The Frontiers of Democracy offers a comprehensive examination of restrictions on the vote in democracies today. For the first time, the reasons for excluding people (prisoners, children, intellectually disabled, non-citizens) from the suffrage in contemporary societies is critically examined from the point of view of democratic theory.

LUDVIG BECKMAN is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, Stockholm University, Sweden. He took his PhD at Uppsala University and has since published on genetics and privacy, childrens rights, environmental justice, political professionalism and democratic theory.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 8.8 × 5.63 × 0.74 inPublished:October 15, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230219632

ISBN - 13:9780230219632

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Universal Suffrage on Trial * Democracy and Inclusion * Alienated from the Vote: The Case of Non-Citizens * Too Young to Vote? Childrens Suffrage * Jailhouse Vote? Felon Disenfranchisement and Democractic Inclusion *  Disability, Dependence and Democracy *  The Vote of Unborn Generations * Conclusions: Reasonable Inclusion and Exclusion