The Resource Punishment and citizenship : a theory of criminal disenfranchisement, Milena Tripković

Punishment and citizenship : a theory of criminal disenfranchisement, Milena Tripković

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Punishment and citizenship : a theory of criminal disenfranchisement
Title
Punishment and citizenship
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a theory of criminal disenfranchisement
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Milena Tripković
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Language
eng
Summary
The thesis examines the normative justification of contemporary restrictions to electoral rights of criminal offenders. While such limitations are becoming fewer, many democracies retain them even today. Having in mind the strong devotion to the principle of universal suffrage, the persistence of these restrictions prompts an inquiry into the reasons for their enactment and an assessment of their normative value. To situate the problem empirically, the thesis undertakes an analysis of electoral regimes in 43 European countries. An astounding diversity among them is discovered - regimes range from those with no restrictions to those that restrict the franchise of everyone imprisoned - and thus possible explanations are investigated. The argument is that the best way to understand a particular electoral policy is to interpret it within the context of what is termed the 'value of citizenship' in a polity. Constituted by a host of social, political, economic and cultural factors, the 'value of citizenship' indicates the level of accessibility and stability of rights attached to the citizenship status. This finding, along with the historical analysis of citizenship ideals, raises a fundamental doubt regarding the nature of criminal disenfranchisement: should it be understood as punishment for crime or is its proper function to sanction the manifestation of 'bad citizenship'? The thesis argues that punishment and disenfranchisement are conceptually different and thus goes on to develop a citizenship-based normative account of criminal disenfranchisement. The fundamental question that guides the subsequent inquiry hence becomes: what should be the normative consequences of the act of crime for one's citizenship status? To answer this question, three distinct accounts of the bond between the citizen and her polity are constructed: the 'sense of justice', the 'civic virtue' and the 'common good' model. The analysis shows that, regardless of inherent differences, all models deny the legitimacy of disenfranchisement of the criminal population as such, save for the morally incorrigible individuals who have perpetrated crimes immensely detrimental to the polity. The main policy implication of this argument is that permanent exclusions of a very restricted number of asocial perpetrators of the most serious anti-state and anti-personal crimes are permitted, but also that - even if such restrictions can be considered legitimate - no polity has a duty to impose them
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IT-FiEUI
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Tripković, Milena
Date time place
Defence date: 4 December 2014
Dewey number
323.6
Dissertation note
Thesis (Ph. D.)--European University Institute (SPS), 2014.
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no index present
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non fiction
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theses
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European University Institute
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  • EUI PhD theses
  • EUI theses
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  • Political rights, Loss of
  • Punishment
  • Suffrage
  • Citizenship
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Punishment and citizenship : a theory of criminal disenfranchisement, Milena Tripković
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Publication
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Examining Board: Professor Rainer Bauböck, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Ian Loader, University of Oxford (External Supervisor); Professor Richard Bellamy, European University Institute; Professor Dirk Van Zyl Smit, University of Nottingham
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-353)
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volume
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rdacarrier.
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17624216
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
ix, 353 pages
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914479597
Label
Punishment and citizenship : a theory of criminal disenfranchisement, Milena Tripković
Publication
Note
Examining Board: Professor Rainer Bauböck, European University Institute (Supervisor); Professor Ian Loader, University of Oxford (External Supervisor); Professor Richard Bellamy, European University Institute; Professor Dirk Van Zyl Smit, University of Nottingham
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 307-353)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
FIEb17624216
Dimensions
30 cm.
Extent
ix, 353 pages
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)914479597

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