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The Next Frontier: National Development, Political Change, and the Death Penalty in Asia

David T. Johnson and Franklin E. Zimring

Abstract

Asia is the next frontier in the campaign to end state execution because more than 95 percent of the executions in the world take place there. This book combines detailed case studies of the death penalty in major Asian nations with cross-national comparisons. It demonstrates decline in the number of Asian countries using execution as a criminal sanction and a decline in the rate of executions in most nations that retain the death penalty. Few Asian nations conduct executions with any regularity, and even major nations with death penalties in their criminal codes use the sanction rarely. What ... More

Keywords: death penalty, capital punishment, executions, state killing, Asia, politics, culture, development, human rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780195337402
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195337402.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David T. Johnson, author
University of Hawaii, Manoa
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Franklin E. Zimring, author
University of California, Berkeley
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