Clashing Views in World Politics

ISBN-10: 0078050103
ISBN-13: 9780078050107
Edition: 15th 2012
Authors: John Rourke
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List price: $48.00
Edition: 15th
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Higher Education
Publication date: 1/20/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 400
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

John T. Rourke, Ph.D., professor emeritus, is former head of the Department of Political Science at The University of Connecticut. He is author of International Politics on the World Stage, Eleventh Edition (McGraw-Hill, 2007); the author of Presidential Wars and American Democracy: Rally ‘Round the Chief (Paragon House, 1993); a coauthor of Direct Democracy and International Politics: Deciding International Issues through Referendums (Lynn Rienner, 1992); the editor of Taking Sides: Clashing Views in World Politics, Twelfth Edition, expanded (McGraw-Hill, 2007) and You Decide: Current Debates in American Politics (Longman, 2005); the author of Making Foreign Policy: United States, Soviet Union, China (Brooks Cole, 1990), Congress and the Presidency in U.S. Foreign Policymaking (Westview, 1985), and numerous articles and papers. He continues to teach and especially enjoys introductory classes. His regard for the students has molded his approach to writing—he conveys scholarship in a language and within a frame of reference that undergraduates can appreciate. Rourke believes, as the theme of this book reflects, that politics affect us all and we can affect politics. Rourke practices what he propounds; his career long involved the university’s internship program and advising one of its political clubs. Additionally, he has served as a staff member of Connecticut’s legislature, and has been involved in political campaigns on the local, state, and national levels.

Preface
Correlation Guide
Topic Guide
Introduction
Globalization Issues
Is Economic Globalization Good for Both Rich and Poor?
Yes: International Monetary Fund Staff, from "Globalization: A Brief Overview," Issues Brief (May 2008)
No: Ravinder Rena, from "Globalization Still Hurting Poor Nations," Africa Economic Analysis (January 2008)
Is Capitalism a Failed Model for a Globalized Economy?
Yes: Walden Bello, from "Capitalism in an Apocalyptic Mood" Foreign Policy In Focus (February 20, 2008)
No: Dani Rodrik, from "Coming Soon: Capitalism 3.0," The Taipei Times (February 11, 2009)
Does Globalization Threaten Cultural Diversity?
Yes: Allan Brian Ssenyonga, from "Americanization or Globalization," Global Envision (October 2, 2006)
No: Philippe Legrain, from "In Defense of Globalization," The International Economy (Summer 2003)
Regional and Country Issues
Is the United States a Declining Power?
Yes: Christopher Layne, from "Graceful Decline: The End of Pax Americana," The American Conservative (May 1, 2010)
No: Alan W. Dowd, from "Declinism," Policy Review (August 1, 2007)
Should the Jackson-Vanik Amendment Targeting Russia Be Repealed?
Yes: Stephen Sestanovich, from Testimony during Joint Hearings on "A Relic of the Cold War: Is It Time to Repeal Jackson-Vanik for Russia?" before the Subcommittees on Europe and on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation, and Trade, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (April 27, 2010)
No: David Satter, from Testimony during Joint Hearings on "A Relic of the Cold War: Is It Time to Repeal Jackson-Vanik for Russia?" before the Subcommittees on Europe and on Terrorism, Non-Proliferation, and Trade, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (April 27, 2010)
Will China Soon Become a Threatening Superpower?
Yes: John J. Tkacik, Jr., from "A Chinese Military Superpower?" Heritage Foundation Web Memo #1389 (March 8, 2007)
No: Samuel A. Bleicher, from "China: Superpower or Basket Case?" Foreign Policy in Focus (May 8, 2008)
Would It Be an Error to Establish a Palestinian State?
Yes: Patricia Berlyn, from "Twelve Bad Arguments for a State of Palestine," An Original Essay Written for This Volume (2006)
No: Rosemary E. Shinko, from "Why a Palestinian State," An Original Essay Written for This Volume (October 2006)
Is Patient Diplomacy the Best Approach to Iran's Nuclear Program?
Yes: Christopher Hemmer, from "Responding to a Nuclear Iran," Parameters (Autumn 2007)
No: Norman Podhoretz, from "Stopping Iran: why the Case for Military Action Still Stands," Commentary (February 2008)
Is U.S. Policy Toward Latin America on the Right Track?
Yes: Arturo A. Valenzuela, from Testimony during Hearings on "U.S. Policy Toward the Americas in 2010 and Beyond" before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (March 10, 2010)
No: Otto J. Reich, from Testimony during Hearings on "U.S. Policy Toward the Americans in 2010 and Beyond" before the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (March 10, 2010)
Economic Issues
Does China's Currency Manipulation Warrant International and National Action?
Yes: C. Fred Bergsten, from "Correcting the Chinese Exchange Rate: An Action Plan," Testimony during Hearings on "China's Exchange Rate Policy" before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives (March 24, 2010)
No: Pieter Bottelier and Uri Dadush, from "The RMB: Myths and Tougher-To-Deal-With Realities," Testimony during Hearings on "China's Exchange Rate Policy" before the Committee on Ways and Means, U.S. House of Representatives (March 24, 2010)
Is Immigration an Economic Benefit to the Host Country?
Yes: Dan Siciliano, from Testimony during Hearings on "Immigration: Economic Impact," before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate (April 24, 2006)
No: Barry R. Chiswick, from Testimony during Hearings on "Immigration: Economic Impact," before the Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate (April 24, 2006)
Should Export Controls on High Technology Be Eased Substantially?
Yes: John L. Hennessy, from Testimony during. Hearings on "The Impact of U.S. Export Controls on National Security, Science and Technological Leadership" before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (January 15, 2010)
No: William C. Potter, from Testimony during Hearings on "The Impact of U.S. Export Controls on National Security, Science and Technological Leadership" before the Committee on Foreign Affairs, U.S. House of Representatives (January 15, 2010)
Armament And Violence Issues
Is U.S. Strategic Nuclear Weapons Policy Ill-Conceived?
Yes: Ariel Cohen, from "Dangerous Trajectories: Obama's Approach to Arms Control Misreads Russian Nuclear Strategy," Backgrounder on Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Arms Race and Russia and Eurasia, The Heritage Foundation (November 9, 2009)
No: Robert Farley, from "The Nuclear Posture Attack," Right Web (June 2, 2010)
Should U.S. Forces Continue to Fight in Afghanistan?
Yes: Barack Obama, from "The Way Forward in Afghanistan and Pakistan," an address to the nation, delivered at the United States Military Academy at West Point (December 12, 2009)
No: Dennis Kucinich, from "Removal of United States Armed Forces from Afghanistan," Debate on House Concurrent Resolution 248, Congressional Record (March 10, 2010)
Does Using Drones to Attack Terrorists Globally Violate International Law?
Yes: Mary Ellen O'Connell, from "Lawful Use of Combat Drones," Testimony during Hearings on "Rise of the Drones II: Examining the Legality of Unmanned Targeting," before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives (April 28, 2010)
No: Michael W. Lewis, from "Examining the Legality of Unmanned Targeting," Testimony during Hearings on "Rise of the Drones II: Examining the Legality of Unmanned Targeting," before the Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, U.S. House of Representatives (April 28, 2010)
International Law and Organization Issues
Is UN Peacekeeping Seriously Flawed?
Yes: Brett D. Schaefer, from Testimony during Hearings on "United Nations Peacekeeping: Challenges and Opportunities," before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Democracy, and Human Rights, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate (July 23, 2008)
No: William J. Durch, from "Peace and Stability Operations: Challenges and Opportunities for the Next U.S. Administration," Testimony during Hearings on "United Nations Peacekeeping: Challenges and Opportunities," before the Subcommittee on International Operations and Organizations, Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate (July 23, 2008)
Is U.S. Refusal to Join the International Criminal Court Wise?
Yes: Brett Schaefer and Steven Groves, from "The U.S. Should Not Join the International Criminal Court," Backgrounder on International Organization, The Heritage Foundation (August 18, 2009)
No: Jonathan F. Fanton, from "The Challenge of International Justice," Remarks to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York (May 5, 2008)
Should the United States Ratify the Convention to Eliminate All Forms of Discrimination Against Women?
Yes: Harold Hongju Koh, from Testimony during Hearings on "Ratification of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women," before the Committee on Foreign Relations, U.S. Senate (June 13, 2002)
No: Grace Smith Melton, from "CEDAW: How U.N. Interference Threatens the Rights of American Women," Heritage Foundation Backgrounder #2227 (January 9, 2009)
The Environment
Are Warnings About Global Warming Unduly Alarmist?
Yes: James Inhofe, from Remarks on the Floor of the U.S. Senate, Congressional Record (October 26, 2007)
No: Barbara Boxer, from Remarks on the Floor of the U.S. Senate, Congressional Record (October 29, 2007)
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