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
     
 

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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

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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

Product Details

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 Theodore J. Lowi

Introduction: Moral Conflicts and the Policy Process Raymond Tatalovich and Byron W. Daynes

1. Abortion: Pro-Choice Versus Pro-Life Ruth Ann Strickland

2. Death Penalty: Just Punishment or Legalized Homicide? Brent S. Steel and Mary Ann E. Steger

3. Gay Rights: Nature or Nurture? Margaret E. Ellis and Nina Therese Kasniunas

4. Hate Crimes: Protected Prejudice or Punishable Motive? Scott Yenor and Jon Schaff

5. God and Country: Debating Religion in Public Life Ted G. Jelen

6. Gun Control: Constitutional Mandate or Myth? Robert J. Spitzer

7. Global Warming: Environmental Crisis or Scientific Hoax? Byron W. Daynes and Glen Sussman

8. Animal Rights: Subordinate or Equal Species? Stephanie A. Slocum-Schaffer

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