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

Author: Richard Ellis; Michael Nelson
Publisher: Los Angeles : Sage/CQ Press, ©2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Presenting a range of essays from top scholars in the field, this reader helps students to understand how American Government institutions can be made to work better

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Ellis; Michael Nelson
ISBN: 9781452240022 1452240027
OCLC Number: 820665601
Description: xxi, 373 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: The Constitution --
1. Resolved, 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 --
Federalism --
2. Resolved, Congress should restore each state's freedom to set its drinking age --
Pro: John Mccardell --
Con: James C. Fell --
Civil Liberties --
3. Resolved, the Constitution should be amended to overturn the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United --
Pro: Jamie Raskin --
Con: John Samples --
Civil Rights --
4. Resolved, Congress should pass the Democracy Restoration Act restoring the right to vote in federal elections to people with criminal records --
Pro: Erika L. Wood --
Con: Roger Clegg --
Political Participation --
5. Resolved, the United States should adopt a national initiative and referendum --
Pro: Todd Donovan --
Con: Richard J. Ellis --
6. Resolved, the United States should adopt compulsory voting --
Pro: Martin P. Wattenberg --
Con: Jason Brennan --
The Media --
7. Resolved, Congress should bring back the fairness doctrine --
Pro: Marjorie Randon Hershey --
Con: James Gattuso --
Political Parties --
8. Resolved, political parties should nominate candidates for president in a national primary --
Pro: Caroline J. Tolbert --
Con: David P. Redlawsk --
9. Resolved, states should require open primaries --
Pro: Mark A. Siegel --
Con: Seth E. Masket --
Interest Groups --
10. Resolved, earmarks for special interests should be abolished --
Pro: Jeffrey Lazarus --
Con: Scott A. Frisch And Sean Q Kelly --
House of Representatives --
11. Resolved, proportional representation should be adopted for U.S. House elections --
Pro: Douglas J. Amy --
Con: Brendan J. Doherty --
12. Resolved, the redistricting process should be nonpartisan --
Pro: Elaine C. Kamarck --
Con: Justin Buchler --
Senate --
13. Resolved, the Senate should represent people, not states --
Pro: Bruce I. Oppenheimer --
Con: John J. Pitney Jr. --
14. Resolved, Senate Rule XXII should be amended so that filibusters can be ended by a majority vote --
Pro: Steven S. Smith --
Con: Wendy J. Schiller --
Presidency --
15. Resolved, the electoral college should be abolished --
Pro: George C. Edwards III --
Con: Gary L. Gregg II --
16. Resolved, the president should be granted a line-item veto --
Pro: Michael Nelson --
Con: Robert J. Spitzer --
Bureaucracy --
17. Resolved, bring back the spoils system --
Pro: Domonic A. Bearfield --
Con: Marissa Martino Golden --
Judiciary --
18. Resolved, the terms of Supreme Court justices should be limited to eighteen years --
Pro: David Karol --
Con: Ward Farnsworth --
Domestic and Budgetary Policy --
19. Resolved, the United States should adopt a balanced budget amendment --
Pro: David M. Primo --
Con: John B. Gilmour --
Foreign and Defense Policy --
20. Resolved, Congress should pass the War Powers Consultation Act --
Pro: Nancy Kassop.
Responsibility: Richard J. Ellis and Michael Nelson, editors.

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