disenfranchisement


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dis·en·fran·chise·ment

(dis'ĕn-fran'chīz-mĕnt)
Denial of a person's rights (e.g., the right to health care).

disenfranchisement

(dis?en-fran?chiz'ment) [ ¹dis- + enfranchisement]
Deprivation of a person's legal rights or privileges, such as the right to citizenship, the right to vote, and the right to participate in activities or options available to others.
See: enfranchisement
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A significant debate raises the question about whether the criminal justice system and related exfelon disenfranchisement facilitates and contributes to African American social inequality.
Arguably, A1 Gore would have won the presidency were it not for felon disenfranchisement in Florida.
FELON DISENFRANCHISEMENT in Florida has a long and ugly history.
She noted that migrant workers, internally displaced persons (IDPs), refugees and those living abroad also faced disenfranchisement, as well as those living in floods and conflict affected areas.
TEHRAN (FNA)- The co-founder of the Islamic Human Rights Commission (IHRC) said one of the many ways that the Tories adopted in order to take the helm of power again in the UK was through voters' disenfranchisement which is a mass form of rigging.
This paper uses two theories to understand and explain how disenfranchisement becomes socially acceptable based on the negative social construction of perceived dependence.
In the South, state disenfranchisement laws are an ugly remnant of Reconstruction when officials did everything possible to limit the electoral strength of black Americans.
Whilst under the existing EU Treaties, member states are competent to determine who can benefit from the right to vote in national elections, disenfranchisement practices can negatively affect EU free movement rights.
Such disenfranchisement will not be replaced by equivalent voting rights in another European country.
African American felon disenfranchisement; case studies in modern racism and political exclusion.