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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780737757187
  • Publisher: Gale Group
  • Publication date: 1/6/2012
  • Series: Opposing Viewpoints Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 1,380,272
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Why Consider Opposing Viewpoints? 11

Introduction 14

Chapter 1 What Is the State of Democracy Worldwide?

Chapter Preface 20

1 Countries Around the World Are Striving to Establish Working Democracies Anwar Ibrahim 22

2 Countries Around the World Are Failing to Establish Working Democracies 31

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3 Free Markets Foster Democracy Michael Mandelbaum 42

4 Free Markets Threaten Democracy Robert B. Reich 55

5 The Internet Has Advanced Democratic Causes Clay Shirky 63

6 The Internet Has Not Advanced Democratic Causes Hiawatha Bray 70

Periodical Bibliography 75

Chapter 2 Can There Be Democracy in the Middle East?

Chapter Preface 77

1 Western Democracy Will Never Take Hold in the Middle East Michael Scheuer 79

2 Islam Remains a Barrier to Democracy in the Middle East Whitson G. Waldo III 86

3 The Muslim Brotherhood Is a Threat to Democratic Change in Egypt James Phillips 92

4 The Muslim Brotherhood Is Not a Threat to Democratic Change in Egypt David M. Faris Stacey Philbrick Yadav 98

5 The Muslim Brotherhood's Role in Democratic Change in Egypt Remains Unclear Maajid Nawaz 104

6 Israel Is the Only True Democracy in the Middle East Jacob Dayan 109

7 Israel Is Not an Example of Democracy in the Middle East Josh Ruebner 114

Periodical Bibliography 121

Chapter 3 What Should Be Done to Improve US Democracy?

Chapter Preface 123

1 American Democracy Is Broken Eric Alterman 125

2 American Democracy Is Not Broken T.A. Barnhart 135

3 To Improve US Democracy, Low-Income Workers Should Share the Income Tax Burden Mary Kate Cary 142

4 To Improve US Democracy, End Tax Cuts for the Richest Americans Jacob S. Hacker Paul Pierson 148

5 To Improve US Democracy, Make the Tax Code More Transparent Charles Murray 154

6 Corporate Funding of Political Ads Will Hinder the Democratic Election Process Ronald Dworkin 159

7 Corporate Funding of Political Ads Will Not Hinder the Democratic Election Process Hans A. von Spakovsky 170

Periodical Bibliography 181

Chapter 4 Should the United States Foster Democracy Worldwide?

Chapter Preface 183

1 Promoting Democracy Worldwide Increases US National Security Shadi Hamid Steven Brooke 185

2 Promoting Democracy Worldwide Does Not Increase US National Security Michael S. Rozeff 197

3 The United States Should Promote True Democracy in the Middle East Eric Margolis 208

4 Promoting Democracy in the Middle East Should Benefit US Interests Mortimer B. Zuckerman 218

5 A League of Democracies Would Benefit the World and Advance Democracy James M. Lindsay 225

6 A League of Democracies Would Not Benefit the World nor Spread Democracy Charles A. Kupchan 236

Periodical Bibliography 247

For Further Discussion 248

Organizations to Contact 252

Bibliography of Books 259

Index 262

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