Moral Controversies in American Politics / Edition 4

Moral Controversies in American Politics / Edition 4

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by Warren Tatalovich, Byron W. Daynes, Theodore J. Lowi
     
 

ISBN-10: 0765626519

ISBN-13: 9780765626516

Pub. Date: 12/15/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

American political scientists walk readers through nine case studies within the context of 14 propositions on how moral conflicts impact the American political system. The issues and their underlying questions include abortion: pro-choice versus pro-life, animal rights: subordinate or equal species, gay rights: lifestyle or immorality, gun control: constitutional…  See more details below

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American political scientists walk readers through nine case studies within the context of 14 propositions on how moral conflicts impact the American political system. The issues and their underlying questions include abortion: pro-choice versus pro-life, animal rights: subordinate or equal species, gay rights: lifestyle or immorality, gun control: constitutional mandate or myth, and pornography: freedom of expression or sexual degradation. Among the propositions are electoral pressures encourage Congress to represent traditional values in social regulatory policy, and federalism is important to social regulatory policy because historically the states had jurisdiction over most moral issues. No dates are noted for earlier editions. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
9780765626516
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/15/2010
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword : new dimensions in policy and politics
Introduction : social regulations and the policy process
1Abortion : pro-choice versus pro-life3
2Affirmative action : minority rights or reverse discrimination?36
3Animal rights : subordinate or equal species?65
4Death penalty : just punishment or legalized homicide?89
5Gay rights : lifestyle or immorality?121
6God or country : debating religion in public life145
7Gun control : constitutional mandate or myth?167
8Hate crimes : protected prejudice or punishable motive?196
9Pornography : freedom of expression or sexual degradation?217

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