Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System

ISBN-10: 1452240027
ISBN-13: 9781452240022
Edition: 2013
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Book details

List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 2013
Publisher: Cq Pr
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 330
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.430
Language: English

Getting students to engage in debate always makes for a lively classroom. Yet when students only parrot partisan lines, an instructor is left to question if there is real pedagogical value in the exercise. Ellis and Nelson offer a fresh take on the traditional debate-style Reader. With pieces written specifically for this volume by top scholars in the field, each pro or con essay considers a concrete proposal for reforming the political system, from making it easier to amend the Constitution to adopting compulsory voting. By focusing on institutions, rather than liberal or conservative public policies, students tend to leave behind ideology and grapple with claims and evidence to draw their own conclusions and build their own arguments. Students will explore how institutions work in their American government text, but this reader helps them to understand how they can be made to work better.

Preface
Contributors
The Constitution
Resolved, Article V should be revised to make it easier to amend the Constitution and to call a constitutional convention
Pro
Con
Federalism
Resolved, Congress should restore each state's freedom to set its drinking age
Pro
Con
Civil Liberties
Resolved, the Constitution should be amended to overturn the Supreme Court's ruling in Citizens United
Pro
Con
Civil Rights
Resolved, Congress should pass the Democracy Restoration Act restoring the right to vote in federal elections to people with criminal records
Pro
Con
Political Participation
Resolved, the United States should adopt a national initiative and referendum
Pro
Con
Resolved, the United States should adopt compulsory voting
Pro
Con
The Media
Resolved, Congress should bring back the fairness doctrine
Pro
Con
Political Parties
Resolved, political parties should nominate candidates for president in a national primary
Pro
Con
Resolved, states should require open primaries
Pro
Con
Interest Groups
Resolved, earmarks for special interests should be abolished
Pro
Con
House of Representatives
Resolved, proportional representation should be adopted for U.S. House elections
Pro
Con
Resolved, the redistricting process should be nonpartisan
Pro
Con
Senate
Resolved, the Senate should represent people, not states
Pro
Con
Resolved, Senate Rule XXII should be amended so that filibusters can be ended by a majority vote
Pro
Con
Presidency
Resolved, the electoral college should be abolished
Pro
Con
Resolved, the president should be granted a line-item veto
Pro
Con
Bureaucracy
Resolved, bring back the spoils system
Pro
Con
Judiciary
Resolved, the terms of Supreme Court justices should be limited to eighteen years
Pro
Con
Domestic and Budgetary Policy
Resolved, the United States should adopt a balanced budget amendment
Pro
Con
Foreign and Defense Policy
Resolved, Congress should pass the War Powers Consultation Act
Pro
Con

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