Debating Democracy: A Reader in American Politics / Edition 6

Debating Democracy: A Reader in American Politics / Edition 6

by Bruce Miroff, Raymond Seidelman, Todd Swanstrom
     
 

Designed to accompany any American Government text, this engaging reader features a debate-style format that includes two readings—each representing opposing viewpoints—per chapter. The unique format and current content give this book a distinctive advantage over other readers. The Sixth Edition incorporates up-to-date chapter introductions and new

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Designed to accompany any American Government text, this engaging reader features a debate-style format that includes two readings—each representing opposing viewpoints—per chapter. The unique format and current content give this book a distinctive advantage over other readers. The Sixth Edition incorporates up-to-date chapter introductions and new debates, for a fresh look at the hot-button issues in modern American government.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780618719174
Publisher:
Cengage Learning
Publication date:
03/24/2008
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
3 Months

Table of Contents

Introduction: How to Read This Book 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 Rogat 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. Immigration: Good or Bad for American Democracy? Ben Wattenberg, Immigration Is Good Newt Gingrich, Patriotic Immigration 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 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. Church-State Relations: Was the United States Founded as a Christian Nation? Newt Gingrich, The Centrality of Our Creator in Defining America Brooke Allen, Our Godless Constitution 9. The New Media and the Internet: Corporate Wasteland or Democratic Frontier? Cass R. Sunstein, The Daily We Robert McChesney, The Power of the Producers 10. Political Polarization: How Divided Are We? Jonathan Rauch, Bipolar Disorder James Q. Wilson, How Divided Are We? 11. Campaigns and Elections: Professionals Versus Activists David A. Dulio, Political Consultants and Electoral Democracy Jerome Armstrong and Markos Moulitsas Zuniga, Consultants Versus Netroots 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 Our Representatives Serve the Public Good? Kenneth R. Mayer and David T. Canon, Congressional Individualism and the Collective Dilemma Barbara Sinclair, Political Parties in the House Today 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: How Should It Interpret Our Constitution? Antonin Scalia, Textualism and the Constitution Stephen Breyer, Active Liberty and the Constitution 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: Hegemony or International Cooperation? Michael Mandelbaum, The Case for Goliath Charles W. Kegley Jr. and Gregory A. Raymond, The Imperiled American Imperium

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