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The role of mercy in India

Agarwalla, Shubhangi (2018) The role of mercy in India. South Asia @ LSE (13 Aug 2018). Website.

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Shubhangi Agarwalla argues that the death penalty has bureaucratised death and in doing so, relieved individuals of a sense of their own moral responsibility within its delivery. Considering Derrida's seminal argument on mercy, Indian society must reconsider the pivotal role of mercy within justice, writes Agarwalla.

Item Type: Online resource (Website)
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Additional Information: © 2018 The Author
Divisions: IGA: South Asia Centre
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2019 11:59
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2023 17:57

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