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
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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$16.99 | ISBN-13: 978-0-205-61768-5