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Disenfranchisement of convicted adult citizens: comparative and international human rights perspectives

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This thesis analyses the appropriateness of disenfranchising convicted adult citizens from comparative and international human rights perspectives.

Chapter One explores the transition from direct democracy to representative government, and the subsequent increased importance of elections. It highlights the paradigm shift that the perception of voting has undergone, from being seen as a privilege, granted to a handful of society members, to being viewed as an entitlement. Today, elec...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
Law
Oxford college:
Lincoln College
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SSD
Department:
Law
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Supervisor
Publication date:
2009
Type of award:
MPhil
Level of award:
Masters
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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