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By Alec C. Ewald,Brandon Rottinghaus

This selection of unique essays via top students and advocates bargains the 1st overseas exam of the character, reasons, and results of legislation regulating vote casting via individuals with legal convictions. In figuring out even if prisoners shall preserve the appropriate to vote, a rustic faces very important questions about democratic self-definition and constitutional values – and, more and more, concerning the scope of judicial strength. but within the wealthy and starting to be literature on comparative constitutionalism, fairly little realization has been paid to vote casting rights and election legislation. This booklet starts off to fill that hole, by way of exhibiting how constitutional courts in Israel, Canada, South Africa, and Australia, in addition to the eu court docket of Human Rights, have grappled with those rules within the final decade. Chapters research partisan politics, political thought, criminal management, and social values, displaying that constitutional legislations is the fruit of political and ancient contingency, not only constitutional texts and formal felony doctrine.

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