Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United Statesby Myra Marx Ferree, William Anthony Gamson, Jurgen Gerhards, Dieter Rucht
Pub. Date: 09/28/2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
This book compares the political process and role of the media using controversy over abortion. See more details below
This book compares the political process and role of the media using controversy over abortion.
Table of Contents
Tables and figures; Foreword Friedhelm Neidhardt; Preface; Glossary; Part I. Introduction: 1. Two related stories; 2. Historical context; 3. Methods; Part II. Major Outcomes: 4. The discursive opportunity structure; 5. Standing; 6. Framing; Part III. Representing Different Constituencies: 7. Representing women's claims; 8. Representing religious claims; 9. Representing the tradition of the left; Part IV. The Quality of Abortion Discourse: 10. Normative criteria for the public sphere; 11. Measuring the quality of discourse; 12. Metatalk; 13. Lessons for democracy and the public sphere; Methodological appendix; References; Index.
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