ISSN: 2038-0925

13/ RECENSIONE: Danielle F. JUNG, Dara Kay COHEN, Lynching and Local Justice. Legitimacy and Accountability in Weak States, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2022, 75 pp.

di Giovanni Battista CORVINO

Diacronie. Studi di Storia Contemporanea, N. 49, 1|2022

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Danielle F. JUNG, Dara Kay COHEN, Lynching and Local Justice. Legitimacy and Accountability in Weak States, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2022, 75 pp.

Danielle F. JUNG, Dara Kay COHEN, Lynching and Local Justice. Legitimacy and Accountability in Weak States, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2022, 75 pp.

The book Lynching and Local Justice, Legitimacy and Accountability in Weak States written by Danielle F. Jung and Dara Kay Cohen – respectively Political Science and Public Policy’s scholars – and published by the Cambridge University Press in 2020, is part of the Cambridge Elements in Political Economy’s series, which draws on political science, economics and economic history to investigate new facets of political economy, a rapidly growing field of study.
The book aims at understanding through a new theory why lynching still can occur in the twenty-first century, its relationship with state governance, and how this type of violence impacts the state’s legitimacy.
The meaning of the term «lynching» is still not internationally shared yet. Nevertheless, the modus operandi of this form of extreme violence that marked U.S. history in the 19th century, is well known and implemented worldwide. […]

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Giovanni Battista Corvino is Ph.D. Candidate in Global History of Empires at Turin University – joint doctoral program with the Higher School of Economics (Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russian Federation). He was Visiting Fellow at the Roosevelt Institute for American Studies (Netherlands, 2019). Recently, he was Visiting Assistant in Research at Yale University – Department of African American Studies, where he worked on the evolution of the concept of civil and human rights in the United States through the lynching of African Americans (1940-1960).

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CORVINO, Giovanni Battista, «RECENSIONE: Danielle F. JUNG, Dara Kay COHEN, Lynching and Local Justice. Legitimacy and Accountability in Weak States, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2022, 75 pp.», Diacronie. Studi di Storia Contemporanea, N. 49, 1|2022

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