Jeff Manza, Christopher Uggen

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingForeword/postscript


    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)
    Title of host publicationLocked Out
    Subtitle of host publicationFelon Disenfranchisement and American Democracy
    PublisherOxford University Press
    ISBN (Electronic)9780199943975
    ISBN (Print)9780195149326
    StatePublished - May 24 2012


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

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Social Sciences


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