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Debating reform : conflicting perspectives on how to fix the American political system

Autore: Richard Ellis; Michael Nelson
Editore: Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, ©2011.
Serie: Debating politics series from CQ Press.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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As much as policy topics like abortion and same-sex marriage elicit spirited reactions from your students, aren't you looking for ways to get them out of their partisan corners? Ellis and Nelson have found that debating concrete proposals for reforming the political system encourages undergraduates to leave ideology behind and instead sift through competing claims and evidence.
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Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Debating reform.
Washington, D.C. : CQ Press, c2011
(OCoLC)741490557
Tipo documento: Book
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Richard Ellis; Michael Nelson
ISBN: 9781604265521 1604265523
Numero OCLC: 453820675
Descrizione: xxiv, 365 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contenuti: Article V should be revised to make it easier to amend the Constitution and to call a constitutional convention / pro: Sanford Levinson ; con: David E. Kyvig --
Congress should restore each state's freedom to set its drinking age / pro: John McCardell ; con: James C. Fell --
The United States should adopt a national initiative and referendum / pro: Todd Donovan ; con: Richard J. Ellis --
Broadcasters should be charged a spectrum fee to finance programming in the public interest / pro: Norman J. Ornstein ; con: Adam D. Thierer --
Political parties should nominate candidates for president in a national primary / pro: Caroline J. Tolbert ; con: David P. Redlawsk --
The electoral college should be abolished / pro: George C. Edwards III ; con: Daniele H. Lowenstein --
Proportional representation should be adopted for U.S. House elections / pro: Douglas J. Amy ; con: Mark E. Rush --
The "no cup of coffee" rule should be adopted in Washington / pro: Burdett Loomis ; con: Anthony J. Nownes --
The size of the House of Representatives should be increased to 675 seats / pro: Brian Frederick ; con: C. Lawrence Evans and Nicholas J. Bell --
The redistricting process should be nonpartisan / pro: Michael p. McDonald ; con: Justin Buchler --
The Senate should represent people, not states / pro: Bruce I. Oppenheimer ; con: John J. Pitney Jr. --
Senate Rule XXII should be amended so that filibusters can be ended by a majority vote / pro: Steven S. Smith ; con: Wendy J. Schiller --
The president should be granted line item veto / pro: Michael Nelson ; con: Robert J. Spitzer --
The government should scale back the outsourcing of government jobs to private contractors / pro: Charles T. Goodsell ; con: E.S. Savas --
The terms of Supreme Court justices should be limited to eighteen years / pro: Steven G. Calabresi and James Lindgren ; con: Ward Farnsworth --
The United States should adopt an "emergency constitution" to preserve civil liberties in an age of terrorism / pro: Bruce Ackerman ; con: Patrick O. Gudridge --
Residents who are not citizens should be granted the right to vote / pro: Ron Hayduk ; con: Stanley A. Renshon --
The government should require national service for all youth / pro: Robert E. Litan ; con: Tod Lindberg --
The federal government should ensure that no firm is too big to fail / pro: Lawrence G. Baxter ; con: Terence M. Hynes --
Congress should pass the War Powers Constitution Act / pro: Nancy Kassop ; con: William G. Howell.
Titolo della serie: Debating politics series from CQ Press.
Responsabilità: edited by Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson.

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Containing pro and con pieces about a variety of issues, this text encourages students to examine and evaluate arguments without relying on their own opinion.  Per saperne di più…

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