Studies in Law, Politics, and Society Vol: 85

Austin Sarat
Amherst College, USA

Product Details
18 Jan 2021
Emerald Publishing Limited
144 pages - 152 x 229mm
Studies in Law, Politics, and Society
This volume of Studies in Law, Politics and Society explores issues around hatred and the law.

Built on contributions from an interdisciplinary and expert collection of scholars, topics covered in this volume include the patterns of death penalty bill introductions across all active death penalty states in the USA from 1999 to 2018 (the so-called 'era of abolition'); the myriad factors contributing to America's limited police and persecutorial response to bias-motivated hate crimes; the complex ways in which the Batman and Joker graphic novels legitimize and challenge the countersubversive politics of American law and order through their portrayal of vigilante justice; the role of social media companies in the regulation of online hate speech; and a socio-legal analysis of gender-based victimization, misogyny and the 'hate crime paradigm' in England and Wales.

Through its valuable contribution to our understanding of the nexus between hatred and the law, this volume is essential reading for legal scholars worldwide.
Section I: General Article 
Chapter 1. Same Procedure as Last Year? Patterns of Death Penalty Bill Introductions in the Era of Abolition 1999-2018; Emma Ricknell 
Section II: Hatred and the Law: A Symposium 
Chapter 2. Lack of punishment doesn’t fit the crime; America’s tepid response to bias-motivated crime; Jeannine Bell  
Chapter 3. “You Complete Me”: Batman, Joker, and the Countersubversive Politics of American Law and Order; Jeffrey R. Dudas  
Chapter 4. The role of social media companies in the regulation of online hate speech; Chara Bakalis and Julia Hornle 
Chapter 5. A Socio-Legal Analysis of Gender Based Victimisation, Misogyny and the Hate Crime Paradigm in England and Wales; Marian Duggan
Austin Sarat is William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College, USA. He has written, co-written, or edited more than 90 books in the fields of law and political science.

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