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21 Debated Issues in American Politics - 2nd edition

21 Debated Issues in American Politics (ISBN10: 0131841785; ISBN13: 9780131841789)
ISBN13: 978-0131841789
ISBN10: 0131841785

Summary: For introductory courses in American Politics and Government, and for courses in Current Issues and Topics in American Politics.

Organized to correspond to most American government books and designed to provide instructors with a plethora of discussion topics, this text features 42 recent, pro/con articles on 21 of the most controversial issues in American Politics. Complete with headnotes and discussion questions, the text spurs students to debate issues
in class or through research.

Features
  • NEW-Updated with today's most controversial topics--Military trials, lotteries for education, and problems reaised by the war in Iraq.
    • Offers instructors the convenience of compatibility with standard core texts, and encourages students to debate today's issues and spurs them on to do further research.
  • NEW-Updates on more than half the entries found in the text.
    • Offers students cutting edge vantage points on important current issues.
  • Twenty-one of the most controversial and important issues facing America today.
    • Provides students with well-written, insightful presentations that will help them develop informed opinions and address thought-provoking questions.
  • Articles from across the spectrum--e.g., From popular journals such as Atlantic Monthly and Forbes to more scholarly ones like Brookings Review and PS.
    • Gives students a balance of high interest and academic articles to keep their interest.
  • Pro/con format.
    • Shows students that there is more than one side to any political issue.
  • Headnotes for each article.
    • Provides students with context information for the issue and focuses their attention on key points.
  • Discussion questions for each article.
    • Challenges students to think critically about each issue and helps guide classroom discussion.
  • Lists of additional reading sources.
    • Provides students with convenient leads for more in-depth study on the issues.
...show more
Summary: For introductory courses in American Politics and Government, and for courses in Current Issues and Topics in American Politics.

Organized to correspond to most American government books and designed to provide instructors with a plethora of discussion topics, this text features 42 recent, pro/con articles on 21 of the most controversial issues in American Politics. Complete with headnotes and discussion questions, the text spurs students to debate issues in class or through research.

Features
  • NEW-Updated with today's most controversial topics--Military trials, lotteries for education, and problems reaised by the war in Iraq.
    • Offers instructors the convenience of compatibility with standard core texts, and encourages students to debate today's issues and spurs them on to do further research.
  • NEW-Updates on more than half the entries found in the text.
    • Offers students cutting edge vantage points on important current issues.
  • Twenty-one of the most controversial and important issues facing America today.
    • Provides students with well-written, insightful presentations that will help them develop informed opinions and address thought-provoking questions.
  • Articles from across the spectrum--e.g., From popular journals such as Atlantic Monthly and Forbes to more scholarly ones like Brookings Review and PS.
    • Gives students a balance of high interest and academic articles to keep their interest.
  • Pro/con format.
    • Shows students that there is more than one side to any political issue.
  • Headnotes for each article.
    • Provides students with context information for the issue and focuses their attention on key points.
  • Discussion questions for each article.
    • Challenges students to think critically about each issue and helps guide classroom discussion.
  • Lists of additional reading sources.
    • Provides students with convenient leads for more in-depth study on the issues.
...show less

Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Cover: Paperback
Publisher: Prentice Hall, Inc.
Year Published: 2004
International: No

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