The Death Penalty in Africa: Foundations and Future Prospects

Authors: Novak, A.

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In recent years the death penalty has sharply declined across Africa, but this trend belies actual public opinion and the retributivist sentiments held by political elites. This study explains capital punishment in Africa in terms of culturally specific notions of life and death as well as the colonial-era imposition of criminal and penal policy.

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Andrew Novak is an adjunct professor of criminology, law, and society at George Mason University, USA, where he teaches international and comparative criminal justice. He is also the author of The Global Decline of the Mandatory Death Penalty: Constitutional Jurisprudence and Legislative Reform in Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean.

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"Despite its political and cultural significance, Africa has been an under-researched continent in the study of the death penalty. The Death Penalty in Africa: Foundations and Future Prospects fills this gap in scholarship through an eloquent account of the origins, key features and dynamics of the death penalty in Africa. This timely book deserves much attention from anyone interested in the history and future of the death penalty."

- Sangmin Bae, Northeastern Illinois University, USA, and the author of When the State No Longer Kills: International Human Rights Norms and the Abolition of Capital Punishment


Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Death Penalty in Africa: Foundations and Future Prospects
Authors
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Andrew Novak
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-43877-5
DOI
10.1057/9781137438775
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-43875-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 122
Number of Illustrations
2 b/w illustrations
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