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Debates, Differences and Divisions: A Citizen Guide to the 25 Issues that Shape American Politics, CourseSmart eTextbook

By Michael Kryzanek

Published by Pearson

Published Date: Jun 15, 2012

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Taking the approach that American politics can best be understood by examining the issues that reflect the ideas, principles, concerns, fears, morals and hopes of the American people, Debates, Differences and Divisions looks at twenty-five “hot button” issues affecting American politics and policy today.  Michael Kryzanek argues that these issues are the heart and soul of the American political system, serving as the basis for the disagreements that drive our political system into action.

 

Debate, Differences and Divisions describes the key issues currently at the center of the national political arena, and presents the positions of both sides of the debate. These issues are important to the life and future of the country, creating ongoing ideological and partisan discussion.

Table of Contents

PREFACE

 

INTRODUCTION

   

CHAPTER 1 — HOMELAND SECURITY

 

CHAPTER 2 - THE WAR ON TERROR

 

CHAPTER 3 —THE THREAT OF GLOBAL WARMING

 

CHAPTER 4 — HEALTH CARE AND HEALTH CARE REFORM

 

CHAPTER 5 - ILLEGAL IMMIGRATION

 

CHAPTER 6 — TAXING AND SPENDING

 

CHAPTER 7 — SOCIAL SECURITY AND MEDICARE

 

CHAPTER 8 — RACE RELATIONS AND CIVIL RIGHTS

 

CHAPTER 9 — EDUCATION

 

CHAPTER 10 — ABORTION RIGHTS

 

CHAPTER 11 — GUN RIGHTS

 

CHAPTER 12 — GAY RIGHTS

 

CHAPTER 13 — CAPITAL PUNISHMENT

 

CHAPTER 14 — MONEY AND POLITICS

 

CHAPTER 15 — RELIGION AND POLITICS

 

CHAPTER 16 — SCIENCE AND POLITICS

 

CHAPTER 17 — THE DRUG WAR

 

CHAPTER 18 —ENERGY USE AND ENERGY CONSERVATION

 

CHAPTER 19 — POVERTY AND SOCIAL WELFARE

 

CHAPTER 20 — NATIONAL DEFENSE

 

CHAPTER 21 — IRAQ

 

CHAPTER 22 — IRAN

 

CHAPATER 23 — CHINA

 

CHAPTER 24 — ISRAEL AND PALESTINE

 

CHAPTER 25 — GLOBALIZATION

 

Bonus Issue -- DEALING WITH THE GREAT RECESSION

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