This text is an introduction to the nature of major policy issues confronting American society and government. New to this edition is a chapter on health care and updated chapters on corruption, crime, terrorism and arms control.
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This text is an introduction to the nature of major policy issues confronting American society and government as we approach the year 2000.From the Back Cover:
Thematically organized, this intriguing volume looks at 9 specific contemporary political issues grouped into three broad categories that hold an enduring importance in American political life--money and politics, violence and politics, and biology and politics. All nine chapters and their respective topics (campaigns, corruption, welfare, crime, terrorism, arms control, the environment, biomedical issues, and biotechnology) have a strong conceptual base with current political dimensions and policy concerns woven throughout. Readers not only learn the context, status, and prospects of issues confronting the US government, but also see how these issues now cross our domestic borders into a global realm. The Politics of Poverty and the Welfare State. The Politics of Health Care. Money in Public Office: Campaign Finance, Graft, and Corruption. The Politics of Crime in America. The Politics of Terrorism. Arms Racing and Arms Control. Biomedical Issues. Biotechnology. The Ecological Crisis. For anyone interested in contemporary American political issues.
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Book Description Prentice Hall, 1995. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 131232096