CART

(0) items

You Decide!  Current Debates in American Politics, 2006 Edition,9780321411082

You Decide! Current Debates in American Politics, 2006 Edition

by
ISBN13:

9780321411082

ISBN10:
0321411080
Media:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
1/1/2006
Publisher(s):
Longman
List Price: $35.00
More New and Used
from Private Sellers
Starting at $0.01

Rent Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Used Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

eTextbook

We're Sorry
Not Available

New Textbook

We're Sorry
Sold Out

Related Products


  • You Decide! 2005 Edition
    You Decide! 2005 Edition
  • You Decide! 2011 : Current Debates in American Politics
    You Decide! 2011 : Current Debates in American Politics
  • You Decide! 2012
    You Decide! 2012
  • You Decide! Current Debates in American Politics
    You Decide! Current Debates in American Politics
  • You Decide! Current Debates in American Politics, 2007 Edition
    You Decide! Current Debates in American Politics, 2007 Edition
  • You Decide! Current Debates in American Politics, 2008 Edition
    You Decide! Current Debates in American Politics, 2008 Edition
  • You Decide! Current Debates in American Politics, 2009 Edition
    You Decide! Current Debates in American Politics, 2009 Edition
  • You Decide! Current Debates in American Politics, 2010 Edition
    You Decide! Current Debates in American Politics, 2010 Edition




Summary

This exciting new debate-style reader edited by John Rourke examines provocative issues in American politics today. The topics featured in You Decide! have been selected for their currency, importance, and student interest, and the pieces arguing various sides of a given issue come from recent journals, congressional hearings, think tanks, and periodicals. Sure to get students engaged and thinking critically about our political system, You Decide!

Table of Contents

PREFACE xv
1. CONSTITUTION
2(14)
GUNS, SAFETY, AND THE CONSTITUTION'S MEANING: INDIVIDUAL RIGHT OR SUBJECT TO REGULATION?
Guns, Safety, and the Constitution: Individual Right
ADVOCATE: Joyce Malcolm, Professor, Department of History, Bentley College and Senior Fellow, MIT Security Studies Program
SOURCE: "Infringement," Common Place, July 2002
Guns, Safety, and the Constitution: Subject to Regulation
ADVOCATE: Daniel A. Farber, Henry J. Fletcher Professor of Law and Associate Dean of Faculty and Research, University of Minnesota
SOURCE: "Disarmed by Time: The Second Amendment and the Failure of Originalism," Chicago-Kent Law Review, 2000
Also suitable for chapters on Courts, Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice Policy
2. FEDERALISM
16(16)
FEDERAL REGULATION OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA: APPROPRIATE NATIONAL POWER OR USURPATION OF STATE AUTHORITY?
Federal Regulation of Medical Marijuana: Appropriate National Power
ADVOCATE: John Paul Stevens III, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
SOURCE: Opinion in Gonzales v. Raich, June 6, 2005
Federal Regulation of Medical Marijuana: Usurpation of State Authority
ADVOCATE: Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice, U.S. Supreme Court
SOURCE: Opinion in Gonzales v. Raich, June 6, 2005
Also suitable for chapters on Civil Rights, Courts. Constitution
3. CIVIL RIGHTS
32(12)
EVALUATING THE "RIGHT TO AN ABORTION" DECISION IN ROE V WADE: POSITIVE IMPACT OR NEGATIVE IMPACT?
Evaluating the "Right to an Abortion" Decision in Roe v. Wade: Positive Impact
ADVOCATE: R. Alta Charo, Professor of Law and Bioethics; Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development, University of Wisconsin Law School
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "The Consequences of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton," U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights June 23, 2005
Evaluating the "Right to an Abortion" Decision in Roe v. Wade: Negative Impact
ADVOCATE: Teresa Collett, Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, Minnesota
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "The Consequences of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton," U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Property Rights June 23, 2005
Also suitable for chapters on Courts, American Political Culture/Ideology, Interest Groups
4. CIVIL LIBERTIES
44(12)
CURRENT SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE DOCTRINE: REASONABLE BALANCE OR SUPPRESSING PUBLIC DISPLAYS OF FAITH?
Current Separation of Church and State Doctrine: Reasonable Balance
ADVOCATE: Melissa Rogers, Professor, Wake Forest University Divinity School
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Beyond the Pledge of Allegiance: Hostility to Religious Expression in the Public Square," U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary June 8, 2004
Current Separation of Church and State Doctrine: Suppressing Public Displays of Faith
ADVOCATE: Vincent Phillip Munoz, Professor of Political Science, North Carolina State University and Civitas Fellow of Religion and Public Life, American Enterprise Institute
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Beyond the Pledge of Allegiance: Hostility to Religious Expression in the Public Square," U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary June 8, 2004
Also suitable for chapters on Courts, Political Culture (role of religion in politics)
5. AMERICAN PEOPLE/POLITICAL CULTURE
56(16)
IMMIGRATION AS A THREAT TO "WHO WE ARE": VALID CONCERN OR UNFOUNDED FEAR?
Immigration as a Threat to "Who We Are": Valid Concern
ADVOCATE: John O'Sullivan, Editor-in-chief of the National Interest
SOURCE: "Who We Are," The American Conservative, July 19, 2004
Immigration as a Threat to "Who We Are": Unfounded Fear
ADVOCATE: Jim Sleeper, Lecturer in Political Science, Yale University
SOURCE: Review of Samuel Huntington's Who Are We?: The Challenges to America's National Identity, History News Network, May 3, 2004
Also suitable for chapters on Social Policy
6. PUBLIC OPINION/PARTICIPATION
72(10)
VOLUNTEER BORDER PATROL GROUPS: LAUDABLE PATRIOTS OR DANGEROUS VIGILANTES?
Volunteer Border Patrol Groups: Laudable Patriots
ADVOCATE: Chris Simcox, President of Minuteman Civil Defense Corps
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Securing Our Borders: What We Have Learned From Government Initiatives and Citizen Patrols," U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Government Reform, May 12, 2005
Volunteer Border Patrol Groups: Dangerous Vigilantes
ADVOCATE: Asheesh Siddique, Editor, The Princeton Progressive Review, Princeton University
SOURCE: "The New Nativism" Campus Progress News, Spring 2005
Also suitable for chapters on Civil Liberties, Foreign Policy
7. MEDIA
82(14)
SHIELDING JOURNALISTS' SOURCES FROM SUBPOENA: PROTECTING DEMOCRACY OR IMPEDING JUSTICE?
Shielding Journalists' Sources from Subpoena: Protecting Democracy
ADVOCATE: Norman Pearlstine, Editor-in-Chief, Time Inc.
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Reporters' Shield Legislation: Issues and Implications," U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, July 20, 2005
Shielding Journalists' Sources from Subpoena: Impeding Justice
ADVOCATE: James B. Comey, Deputy Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Reporters' Shield Legislation: Issues and Implications," U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, July 20, 2005
Also suitable for chapters on Public Opinion and Participation, Policy Process
8. INTEREST GROUPS
96(12)
ETHNIC FOREIGN POLICY LOBBYING: MISPLACED ALLEGIANCE OR ALL-AMERICAN TRADITION?
Ethnic Foreign Policy Lobbying: Misplaced Allegiance
ADVOCATE: Geoffrey Wheatcroft, a British journalist
SOURCE: "Hyphenated Americans," Guardian Unlimited online, April 25, 2000
Ethnic Foreign Policy Lobbying: All-American Traditions
ADVOCATE: Yossi Shain, Aaron and Cecile Goldman Visiting Professor, Georgetown University; Professor of Political Science, Tel Aviv University
SOURCE: "For Ethnic Americans, The Old Country Calls," Foreign Service Journal, October 2000
Also suitable for chapters on Political Culture, Foreign Policy
9. POLITICAL PARTIES
108(18)
HILLARY CLINTON AND THE 2008 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION: THE DEMOCRATS' BEST BET OR A PROBLEMATIC CANDIDATE?
Hillary Clinton and the 2008 Presidential Election: The Democrats' Best Bet
ADVOCATE: Carl Cannon, White House correspondent for the National Journal
SOURCE: "She Can Win the White House," Washington Monthly. July/August 2005
Hillary Clinton and the 2008 Presidential Election: A Problematic Candidate
ADVOCATE: Amy Sullivan, editor, Washington Monthly
SOURCE: "Not So Fast," Washington Monthly, July/August 2005
Also suitable for chapters on Elections
10. VOTING/CAMPAIGNS/ELECTIONS 126(12)
THE ELECTORAL COLLEGE: ABOLISH OR PRESERVE?
The Electoral College: Abolish
ADVOCATE: Becky Cain, President, League of Women Voters
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Proposals for Electoral College Reform: H.J. Res. 28 and H.J. Res. 43" before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, September 4, 1997
The Electoral College: Preserve
ADVOCATE: Judith A. Best, Professor of Political Science, State University of New York at Cortland
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Proposals for Electoral College Reform: H.J. Res. 28 and H.J. Res. 43" before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, September 4, 1997
Also suitable for chapters on Presidency, Federalism
11. CONGRESS 138(12)
CONGRESSIONAL TERM LIMITS: PROMOTING CHOICE OR RESTRICTING CHOICE?
Congressional Term Limits: Promoting Choice
ADVOCATE: Paul Jacob, Executive Director, U.S. Term Limits
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Limiting Terms of Office for Members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives," U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, January 22, 1997
Congressional Term Limits: Restricting Choice
ADVOCATE: John R. Hibbing, Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Limiting Terms of Office for Members of the U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives," U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, January 22, 1997
Also suitable for chapters on Elections
12. PRESIDENCY 150(14)
QUALIFIED TO BE PRESIDENT: NATURAL-BORN CITIZENS ONLY OR ALL CITIZENS?
Qualified to Be President: Natural-Born Citizens Only
ADVOCATE: Matthew Spalding, Director, Center of American Studies, The Heritage Foundation
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Maximizing Voter Choice: Opening the Presidency to Naturalized Americans," before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, October 5, 2004
Qualified to Be President: All Citizens
ADVOCATE: John Yinger, Professor of Economics and Public Administration, The Maxwell School, Syracuse University
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Maximizing Voter Choice: Opening the Presidency to Naturalized Americans," before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee, October 5, 2004
Also suitable for chapters on Civil Liberties, Political Culture, Elections
13. BUREAUCRACY 164(12)
THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TITLE IX: CHAMPION OF EQUALITY OR OVERZEALOUS CRUSADER?
The Department of Education and Title IX: Champion of Equality
ADVOCATE: Judith Sweet, Vice-President for Championships and Senior Women Administrator, National Collegiate Athletic Association
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, Secretary's Commission on Opportunity in Athletics, Hearings, August 27, 2002
The Department of Education and Title IX: Overzealous Crusader
ADVOCATE: Amanda Ross-Edwards, Visiting Professor of Political Science, Fairfield University
SOURCE: "The Department of Education and Title IX: Flawed Interpretation and Implementation," an essay written especially for this volume, October 2003
Also suitable for chapters on Civil Rights, Education Policy
14. JUDICIARY 176(16)
FILIBUSTERING FEDERAL COURT NOMINEES: FRUSTRATING THE MAJORITY OR PROTECTING THE MINORITY?
Filibustering Federal Court Nominees: Frustrating the Majority
ADVOCATE: Orrin G. Hatch, U.S. Senator (R-UT)
SOURCE: Congressional Record, May 10, 2005
Filibustering Federal Court Nominees: Protecting the Minority
ADVOCATE: Harry F. Byrd, U.S. Senator (D-WV)
SOURCE: Congressional Record, March 1, 2005
Also suitable for chapters on Constitution, Congress
15. STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 192(14)
TAKING PROPERTY BY EMINENT DOMAIN FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: SERVING THE PUBLIC GOOD OR ABUSE OF GOVERNMENT POWER?
Taking Property by Eminent Domain for Economic Development: Serving the Public Good
ADVOCATES: Connecticut Conference of Municipalities and 31 other state municipal league
SOURCE: Amicus Curiae brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in Kelo v. New London (2005)
Taking Property by Eminent Domain for Economic Development: Abuse of Government Power
ADVOCATE: Institute for Justice, representing Suzette Kelo and 8 other petitioners
SOURCE: Brief of Petitioners to the U.S. Supreme Court in Kelo v. New London (2005)
Also suitable for chapters on Constitution, Courts, Economic Policy
16. ECONOMIC POLICY 206(12)
CONSTITUTIONALLY REQUIRE A BALANCED BUDGET: FISCAL SANITY OR IRRESPONSIBILITY?
Constitutionally Require a Balanced Budget: Fiscal Sanity
ADVOCATE: William Beach, Director, Center for Data Analysis, Heritage Foundation
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on the "Balanced Budget Amendment" before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, March 6, 2003
Constitutionally Require a Balanced Budget: Fiscal Irresponsibility
ADVOCATE: Richard Kogan, Senior Fellow, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on the "Balanced Budget Amendment" before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on the Constitution, March 6, 2003
Also suitable for chapters on Constitution, Congress, Economic Policy
17. CRIMINAL JUSTICE POLICY 218(12)
THE DEATH PENALTY: RACIALLY BIASED OR JUSTICE SERVED?
Racially Biased
ADVOCATE: Julian Bond, Professor of History, University of Virginia and Distinguished Professor-in-Residence, American University
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Race and the Federal Death Penalty," before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee on Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights, June 13, 2001
Justice Served
ADVOCATE: Andrew G. McBride, former U.S. Associate Deputy Attorney General
SOURCE: Testimony during hearings on "Race and the Federal Death Penalty," before the U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary, Subcommittee On Constitution, Federalism, and Property Rights, June 13, 2001
Also suitable for chapters on Civil Rights
18. EDUCATION POLICY 230(14)
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADMISSIONS: PROMOTING EQUALITY OR UNFAIR ADVANTAGE?
Promoting Equality
ADVOCATES: 41 College Students and 3 Student Coalitions
SOURCE: Amicus Curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court in Grutter v. Bolligner (2003)
Unfair Advantage
ADVOCATES: 21 Law Professors
SOURCE: Amicus Curiae brief to the United States Supreme Court in Grutter v. Bolligner (2003)
Also suitable for chapters on Constitution, Civil Rights
19. FOREIGN POLICY 244(18)
U.S. MILITARY FORCES IN IRAQ: STAY THE COURSE OR WITHDRAW QUICKLY?
U.S. Military Forces in Iraq: Stay the Course
ADVOCATE: George W. Bush, President of the United States
SOURCE: Address to the nation, July 28, 2005
U.S. Military Forces in Iraq: Withdraw Quickly
ADVOCATES: Wesley B. Renfro and Brian Urlacher, doctoral students, Department of Political Science, University of Connecticut
SOURCE: "With Civil War Looming the United States Must Withdrawal from Iraq," an essay written especially for this volume, October 2005
Also suitable for chapters on Policymaking, National Security Policy
20. URBAN POLICY 262(15)
REBUILDING ORLEANS: NATIONAL IMPERATIVE OR EMOTIONAL MISTAKE?
Rebuilding New Orleans: National Imperative
ADVOCATE: James R, Stoner, Jr., professor of political science at Louisiana State University
SOURCE: "Saving a Great City: Why America Should Rebuild New Orleans," The Weekly Standard (September 26, 2005)
Rebuilding New Orleans: Emotional Mistake
ADVOCATE: Edward Glaeser, Professor of Economics and Director of the Rappaport Institute for Greater Boston and the Taubman Center for State and Local Government, Harvard University
SOURCE: "Should the Government Rebuild New Orleans, Or Just Give Residents Checks?" The Economists' Voice, September, 2005
Also suitable for chapters on State and Local Government, Economic Policy
CREDITS 277


Please wait while the item is added to your cart...