Debating Democracy / Edition 4by Miroff, Raymond Seidelman, Todd Swanstrom, Raymond Seidelman
Pub. Date: 08/01/2002
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company College Division
This supplementary text offers two readings per chapter organized in a debate-style format, representing opposing viewpoints. The straightforward, thought-provoking presentation facilitates class discussion. Debate topics include Public Opinion: The American People and War, Civil Liberties and War: Debating the USA Patriot Act, Debating the Deficit and the Size of… See more details below
This supplementary text offers two readings per chapter organized in a debate-style format, representing opposing viewpoints. The straightforward, thought-provoking presentation facilitates class discussion. Debate topics include Public Opinion: The American People and War, Civil Liberties and War: Debating the USA Patriot Act, Debating the Deficit and the Size of Government, Economic Equality: A Threat to Democracy? and U.S. Foreign Policy After September 11: American Hegemony or International Cooperation?
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Table of ContentsContents
- 1. The Founding: Debating the Constitution
- James Madison, Federalist No. 10
- Brutus, Anti-federalist Paper, 18 October 1787
- 2. Democracy: Overrated or Undervalued?
- John Mueller, Democracy's Romantic Myths
- Paul Rogatt Loeb, The Active Citizen
- 3. The New Federalism: Does It Create Laboratories of Democracy or a Race to the Bottom?
- William D. Eggers and John O'Leary, Beyond the Beltway
- John D. Donahue, The Devil in Devolution
- 4. Civil Society: Does America Face a Crisis in Civic Engagement?
- Robert D. Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community
- William A. Galston and Peter Levine, America's Civic Condition: A Glance at the Evidence
- 5. Political Economy: How Democratic Is the Free Market Economy?
- Milton Friedman, Capitalism and Freedom
- Samuel Bowles, Frank Roosevelt, and Richard Edwards, Corporate Capitalism Hurts American Democracy
- 6. Civil Liberties and War: Debating the USA Patriot Act
- Viet D. Dinh, Defending Liberty Against the Tyranny of Terror
- Stephen J. Schulhofer, No Checks, No Balances: Discarding Bedrock Constitutional Principles
- 7. Civil Rights: How Far Have We Progressed?
- Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom, One Nation, Indivisible
- David K. Shipler, A Country of Strangers
- 8. Public Opinion: The American People and War
- Greg Shafer, Lessons from the U.S. War on Iraq
- David Brooks, The Collapse of the Dream Palaces
- 9. TheNew Media and the Internet: Corporate Wasteland or Democratic Frontier?
- Cass R. Sunstein, The Daily We
- Robert McChesney, The Power of the Producers
- 10. Political Parties and Elections: Are Voters United or Divided?
- David Brooks, One Nation, Slightly Divisible
- Michael Tomasky, The Clinton Formula
- 11. Campaigns and Elections: Organized Money versus (Dis)Organized People?
- Bradley A. Smith, Free Speech Requires Campaign Money
- Dan Clawson, Alan Neustadl, and Mark Weller, Dollars and Votes
- 12. Debating the Deficit and the Size of Government
- Stephen Moore, Tax Policy: The Theory Behind the Supply-Side Model
- Jonathan Chait, Race to the Bottom
- 13. Congress: Can It Serve the Public Good?
- Morris P. Fiorina, The Rise of the Washington Establishment
- William F. Connelly Jr. and John J. Pitney Jr., The House Republicans: Lessons for Political Science
- 14. The Presidency: How Much Difference Does the Individual Make?
- Fred I. Greenstein, Lessons from the Modern Presidency
- Stephen Skowronek, The Changing Political Structures of Presidential Leadership
- 15. The Judiciary: What Should Its Role Be in a Democracy?
- Edwin Meese III, A Jurisprudence of Original Intention
- William J. Brennan, Jr., Reading the Constitution as Twentieth-Century Americans
- 16. Economic Inequality: A Threat to Democracy?
- W. Michael Cox and Richard Alm, Myths of Rich and Poor
- Paul Krugman, For Richer
- 17. The United States and the Global Economy: Serving Citizens or Corporate Elites?
- Thomas Friedman, Revolution Is U.S.
- David C. Korten, When Corporations Rule the World
- 18. U.S. Foreign Policy After September 11: American Hegemony or International Cooperation?
- George W. Bush, The Bush Doctrine and the War in Iraq
- Benjamin R. Barber, Fear's Empire
- James Madison, Federalist No. 10
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