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Author Behan, Cormac,
Title Citizen convicts : prisoners, politics and the vote / Cormac Behan.
Imprint Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, [2014]
New York, NY : Distributed in the United States exclusively by Palgrave Macmillan

Author Behan, Cormac,
Subject Prisoners -- Suffrage -- Ireland.
Prisoners -- Suffrage.
Description 1 online resource (222 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents 1. Citizenship by civic virtue? -- 2. Prisoners and the politics of enfranchisement -- 3. Political change, penal continuity and prisoner enfranchisement -- 4. Voting and political engagement -- 5. Enfranchisement : the prisoner as citizen -- 6. Civic engagement and community participation -- 7. Imprisonment and citizenship.
Summary Prisoner enfranchisement remains one of the few contested electoral issues in 21st-century democracies. It is at the intersection of punishment and representative government. Many jurisdictions remain divided on whether or not prisoners should be allowed access to the franchise. This book investigates the experience of prisoner enfranchisement in the Republic of Ireland.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781526101723 (electronic book)
1526101726 (electronic book)
9781781707425 (electronic book)
1781707421 (electronic book)
9780719088384 (hardback)
0719088380 (hardback)
OCLC # 971593364
Additional Format Print version: Behan, Cormac. Citizen convicts. Manchester : Manchester University Press, [2014] 9780719088384 (DLC) 2015301069 (OCoLC)885300187