The death penalty and U.S. diplomacy: How foreign nations and international organizations influence U.S. policy

Kendall, W and Siracusa, J 2013, The death penalty and U.S. diplomacy: How foreign nations and international organizations influence U.S. policy, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, United States.


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Title The death penalty and U.S. diplomacy: How foreign nations and international organizations influence U.S. policy
Author(s) Kendall, W
Siracusa, J
Year 2013
Publisher Rowman and Littlefield Publishers
Place of publication United States
Subjects International Relations
Summary This unique book examines how U.S. domestic policy regarding the death penalty has been influenced by international pressures, in particular, by foreign nations and international organizations. International pressure has mounted against America's use of the death penalty, straining diplomatic ties. U.S. policies that endorse the execution of juveniles, the mentally handicapped, and disadvantaged foreign nationals have been recognized by allied nations and international organizations as human rights abuses and violation of international law. Further, organizations such as the United Nations and Amnesty International have issued scathing reports revealing racial bias and fundamental procedural flaws in almost every phase of the judicial process in capital cases. International pressures directed at governmental entities, in particular specific states such as Texas, can have a profound impact on governmental operational efficiency and public opinion and effectively render capital punishment cost-prohibitive from a public policy standpoint.
Copyright notice © 2013 by Rowman and Littlefield
Keyword(s) death penalty
diplomacy
ISBN 9781442224346
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