Debating Democracy A Reader in American Politicsby Miroff, Bruce; Seidelman, Raymond; Swanstrom, Todd
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Designed to accompany any American Government text, this engaging reader features a debate-style format that includes two readings per chapter--each representing opposing viewpoints. The unique format and current content give this book a distinct advantage over other readers. The seventh edition incorporates up-to-date chapter introductions and new debates on issues such as corporate spending in elections, same-sex marriage, and negative campaigning for a fresh look at the hot-button issues in modern American government.
Table of Contents
|The Founding: Debating the Constitution|
|Democracy: Overrated or Undervalued?|
|The New Federalism: Does it Create Laboratories of Democracy or a Race to the Bottom?|
|Immigration: Does it Strengthen or Threaten American Democracy?|
|Political Economy: How Democratic Is the Free Market Economy?|
|Civil Liberties: Is Corporate Spending on Elections the Equivalent of Free Speech?|
|Civil Rights: Debating Same-Sex Marriage|
|Church-State Relations: Was the United States Founded as a Christian Nation?|
|Digital Media: Do They Expand or Shrink Democracy?|
|Political Polarization: How Divided are We?|
|Campaigns and Elections: Do Negative Ads Damage Democracy?|
|The Federal Budget: Is the Deficit a Threat to the Nation?|
|Congress: Can Our Representatives Serve the Public Good?|
|The Presidency: How Much Difference Does the Individual Make?|
|The Judiciary: How Should it Interpret Our Constitution?|
|Economic Inequality: a Threat to Democracy?|
|Foreign Policy: Has the United States Become an Imperial Power?|
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