The End of Punishment - Philosophical Considerations on an Institution

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Punishment is a critical aspect in evaluating the functioning of the state and the legitimacy of its authority. The main punishment in modern societies... Lire la suite
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Punishment is a critical aspect in evaluating the functioning of the state and the legitimacy of its authority. The main punishment in modern societies is imprisonment. What are prisons for ? Whom are they meant to benefit ? What are their effects ? And, most importantly : can they be justified ? Decades of empirical research have shown that doing nothing in response to crime has been shown to be just as effective (and considerably cheaper).
If the ends are not achieved, the justifications are moot. This study considers the philosophical aftermath : Are we morally obliged to submit to institutions that don't work ? What happens if we don't ? Finally, this study considers the theoretical implications of the state getting out of the business of punishing by considering alternatives to state punishment in "First Nations" communities in Canada as an example of a practice after the end of punishment.

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  • Date de parution
    01/07/2007
  • Editeur
  • ISBN
    978-3-631-56827-9
  • EAN
    9783631568279
  • Nb. de pages
    132 pages

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Biographie de Rebecca Pates

The Author : Rebecca Pates received her B.A. in philosophy and modern languages at Oxford University (St Hilda's College) and her M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy at McGill University, Montreal (Canada). Her current research projects include the question how the gendering of citizens is practiced within institutional frameworks and micro-structures of identity politics. She currently teaches political theory at Leipzig University.

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