Moral Controversies in American Politics / Edition 3

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Overview

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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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780765614216
  • Publisher: Sharpe, M. E. Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 336
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword : new dimensions in policy and politics
Introduction : social regulations and the policy process
1 Abortion : pro-choice versus pro-life 3
2 Affirmative action : minority rights or reverse discrimination? 36
3 Animal rights : subordinate or equal species? 65
4 Death penalty : just punishment or legalized homicide? 89
5 Gay rights : lifestyle or immorality? 121
6 God or country : debating religion in public life 145
7 Gun control : constitutional mandate or myth? 167
8 Hate crimes : protected prejudice or punishable motive? 196
9 Pornography : freedom of expression or sexual degradation? 217
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