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The Rise and Fall of Moral Conflicts in the United States and Canada.

Author: Mildred A Schwartz; Raymond Tatalovich
Publisher: Toronto : University of Toronto Press, 2018.
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Using the history of prohibition in North America as a point of reference, Schwartz and Tatalovich address the anticipated progression and possible resolution of six contemporary moral issues: abortion, capital punishment, gun control, marijuana, pornography, and same-sex relations.
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Schwartz, Mildred A.
Rise and Fall of Moral Conflicts in the United States and Canada.
Toronto : University of Toronto Press, ©2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Mildred A Schwartz; Raymond Tatalovich
ISBN: 9781442625044 144262504X
OCLC Number: 1028228252
Description: 1 online resource (247 pages)
Contents: Cover; Page i; Title page; Copyright page; Contents; Preface; Chapter One: Why Moral Conflicts Matter; Defining Moral Issues; Life Histories; Emergence; Establishment; Decline; Resurgence; Resolution; Outline of the Book; Chapter Two: The Example of Prohibition; Meaning; Emergence; Establishment; Agenda Setting in the United States; Agenda Setting in Canada; Opportunities in Wartime; Evaluating Establishment; Decline and Resurgence; Resolution; Prohibition and Its Phases; Chapter Three: Issue Portraits; Shared Meanings, National Stories; Abortion; Capital Punishment; Gun Control; Marijuana. PornographySame-Sex Relations; Classifying Issues; Chapter Four: The Context of Moral Conflicts; Comparing Canada and the United States; Demography; Age; Education; Religion; Race/Ethnicity; Civil Society and Values; Political Institutions; Impact of the National Environment; Chapter Five: The Emergence of Moral Conflicts; Forms of Conflict; Environmental Change; Triggering Events; Abortion; Capital Punishment; Gun Control; Same-Sex Relations; Challenging Groups; Abortion; Capital Punishment; Gun Control; Marijuana; Pornography; Same-Sex Relations; Overview; Social Status. Organizational ResourcesMeeting Expectations about Emergence; Chapter Six: Establishment; Continuing Pressures; Abortion; Capital Punishment; Gun Control; Marijuana; Pornography; Same-Sex Relations; Prior Legitimation; Abortion; Capital Punishment; Gun Control; Marijuana; Pornography; Same-Sex Relations; Partisan Connections; Abortion; Capital Punishment; Gun Control; Marijuana; Pornography; Same-Sex Relations; Authoritative Leadership; Abortion; Capital Punishment; Gun Control; Marijuana; Pornography; Same-Sex Relations; Atypical Measures; Assessing Establishment. Chapter Seven: Continuity, Decline, ResurgenceMoving among Phases; Decline; Evidence of Decline; Old Positions; High Costs; Countermovement Effectiveness; Country and Issue Differences; Resurgence; Problem More Acute; Assertions of Legitimacy; Country and Issue Differences; Movement between Phases; Chapter Eight: The Resolution of Moral Conflicts; The Finality of Resolution; Direction of Outcome; Canadian Resolution; US Contention; Dominant Values; Consensus across Parties; Resolution Is Difficult; Chapter Nine: The Phases of Moral Conflicts; Phases and Outcomes; Emergence; Establishment. DeclineResurgence; Resolution; Insights from Two Issues; Appendix 1: Coding Media Coverage of Moral Conflicts; Appendix 2: Morality Policy Planks in Major Party Platforms, Canada and United States; Index.
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