"Dominando" os bárbaros: Barbados, ativismo abolicionista e classificação da pena de morte

Translated title of the contribution: "Reigning" in barbarians: Barbados, abolition activism, and death penalty classification

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Abstract

With right on their sides, international human rights organizations, working to abolish the death penalty, often do address whether the strategies they devise aid imperial domination. This essay considers how abolitionists, committed to a morally just cause, see victory and are pleased even when, from another view, their actions make them complicit in undermining the constitutional power of politically and economically weak states which, nonetheless inadequately, aid their citizens in other contests for freedom and justice. Lacking sufficient power to resist the bridle, as international classification infrastructure expands fewer persons in weak states have authority to participate in devising the classifications that shape visions of humane interaction within and across population, and must decide whether rights gained are worth the loss of cognitive freedom with which they pay.

Translated title of the contribution"Reigning" in barbarians: Barbados, abolition activism, and death penalty classification
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)23-40
Number of pages18
JournalRevista Brasileira de Ciencias Sociais
Volume23
Issue number68
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008

Keywords

  • Activism
  • Barbados
  • Classification
  • Death penalty
  • Imperialism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Sciences(all)

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