Jeff Manza, Christopher Uggen

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This introductory chapter sets out the purpose of the book, which is to analyze and interpret felon disenfranchisement laws in the United States. It examines whether and how large-scale disenfranchisement impacts democratic processes; how racial factors might help to explain the origins and impacts of these laws; and the importance of the right to vote in weaving former offenders back into the social fabric. An overview of the subsequent chapters is also presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalUnknown Journal
StatePublished - May 24 2012


  • American law
  • Democratic process
  • Felon disenfranchisement laws
  • Race
  • Right to vote

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