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Issues for Debate in American Public Policy
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Issues for Debate in American Public Policy
Selections from CQ Researcher

Seventeenth Edition
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July 2016 | 432 pages | CQ Press
This collection of non-partisan reports written by award-winning CQ Researcher journalists focuses on provocative current policy issues. As an annual publication that comes together just months before it goes to press, the volume is all new and as up-to-date as possible. And because it’s CQ Researcher, the policy reports are expertly researched and written, showing all sides of an issue. Chapters follow a consistent organization—exploring three issue questions, then offering background, current context, and a look ahead—and feature a pro/con debate box. All issues include a chronology, bibliography, photos, charts, and figures.
 
Part I: Environment
Jill U. Adams
Chapter 1: Air Pollution and Climate Change
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Obama Agenda  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Jennifer Weeks
Chapter 2: Pesticide Controversies
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Feeding the World  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
Part II: Business and Economy
William Wanlund
Chapter 3: Marijuana Industry
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: De Facto Legalization?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Chuck McCutcheon
Chapter 4: Unions at a Crossroads
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Coming Resurgence?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
Part III: Rights and Liberties
Sarah Glazer
Chapter 5: Free Speech on Campus
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Open Questions  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Kenneth Jost
Chapter 6: Housing Discrimination
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Political Challenges  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Reed Karaim
Chapter 7: Religious Freedom
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Growing Tolerance?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Alan Greenblatt
Chapter 8: Transgender Rights
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Turning Point  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
Part IV: Social Policy
Barbara Mantel
Chapter 9: Campus Sexual Assault
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: More Lawsuits?  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Christina L. Lyons
Chapter 10: Reforming Juvenile Justice
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Window of Opportunity  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Peter Katel
Chapter 11: Racial Conflict
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Hope and Fear  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
Part V: Health
Sarah Glazer
Chapter 12: Prisoners and Mental Illness
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Training Judges  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Tom Price
Chapter 13: Reforming Veterans' Health Care
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Future Challenges  
Notes  
Bibliography  
 
Part VI: National Security
Reed Karaim
Chapter 14: Immigrant Detention
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Stalled and Deadlocked  
Notes  
Bibliography  
William Wanlund
Chapter 15: Intelligence Reform
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Data Explosion  
Notes  
Bibliography  
Peter Katel
Chapter 16: Police Tactics
Background  
Current Situation  
Outlook: Re-engineering Police Culture  
Notes  
Bibliography  

This is a wonderful text, but I need a more comprehensive textbook for this class.

Professor Eric Schwartz
Behavioral Soc Sci Bus Div, Hagerstown Community College
August 20, 2016

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