Trading Democracy for Justice
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Trading Democracy for Justice: The Trading democracy for justice of Chicago Press Release date: The United States imprisons far more people, total and per capita, and at a higher rate than any other country in the world. Among the more than 1. For Trading Democracy for Justice, Traci Burch has drawn on data from neighborhoods with imprisonment rates up to fourteen times the national average to chart demographic features that include information about imprisonment, probation, and parole, as well as voter turnout and volunteerism.
She presents powerful evidence that living in a high-imprisonment neighborhood significantly decreases political participation. Similarly, people living in these neighborhoods are less likely to engage with their communities through volunteer work.
What results is the demobilization of entire neighborhoods and the creation of vast inequalities—even among those not directly affected by the criminal justice system.
The first book to demonstrate the ways in which the institutional effects of imprisonment undermine already disadvantaged communities, Trading Democracy for Justice speaks to issues at the heart of democracy. Creating a New Racial Order: Princeton University Press Release date: Creating a New Racial Order takes a groundbreaking look at the reasons behind this dramatic change, and considers how different groups of Americans are being affected.
Through revealing narrative and trading democracy for justice research, the authors show that the personal and political choices of Americans will be critical to how, and how much, racial hierarchy is redefined in decades to come. The authors outline the components that make up a racial order and examine the specific mechanisms influencing group dynamics in the United States: Cumulatively, these mechanisms increase heterogeneity within each racial or ethnic group, and decrease the distance separating groups from trading democracy for justice other.
The authors show that individuals are moving across group boundaries, that genomic science is challenging the whole concept of trading democracy for justice, and that economic variation within groups is increasing. Above all, young adults understand and practice race differently from their elders: Blockages could stymie or distort these changes, however, so the authors point to essential policy and political choices.
Portraying a vision, not of a postracial America, but of a different racial Trading democracy for justice, Creating a New Racial Order examines how the structures of race and ethnicity are altering a nation.
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