eBook Governing America, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1438135475
  • ISBN-13: 9781438135472
  • DDC: 320.60973
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 1248 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

Much of the controversy and debate in modern American life revolves around such public policy issues as abortion, gun control, health care, and immigration. Governing America is a new, three-volume collection of essays designed to give readers the complete story behind the major policy issues of the 21st century. This comprehensive 3-volume resource takes a unique perspective on public policy issues and presents them in historical context. Controversial issues along with the history of the U.S. government’s involvement in these debates are examined in great detail by experts in the field.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Introduction.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Agriculture.
2: Child Nutrition.
3: Crop Controls and Price Supports.
4: Commerce.
5: Antitrust Policy.
6: Banking.
7: Bankruptcy.
8: Consumer Protection.
9: Corporate Governance.
10: Economic Development.
11: Insurance Regulation.
12: Intellectual Property.
13: Minimum Wage.
14: Professional Licensing.
15: Regulation of Securities.
16: Consumer Safety.
17: Automobile Safety.
18: Consumer Product Safety.
19: Food and Drug Regulation.
20: Energy.
21: Fossil Fuels.
22: Nuclear Power.
23: Renewable Energy.
24: Utility Regulation.
25: Environment and Conservation.
26: Air Quality.
27: Animal Policy.
28: Global Climate Change.
29: Hazardous Waste.
30: Public Land Management.
31: Public Parks and Recreation.
32: Water Quality.
33: Zoning.
34: Labor.
35: Child Labor.
36: Collective Bargaining.
37: Employment Discrimination.
38: Job Training.
39: Occupational Safety and Health.
40: Pensions.
41: Unemployment Insurance.
42: Workers’ Compensation.
43: Monetary Policy.
44: Monetary Policy.
45: Wage and Price Controls.
46: Taxation.
47: Corporate Taxation.
48: Income Taxation.
49: Property Taxation.
50: Sales Taxation.
51: Sin Tax.
52: Transportation.
53: Aviation Policy.
54: Public Transportation.
55: Railroad Regulation.
56: Roads and Highways.
57: Traffic Safety.
58: Trucking Policy.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Arts.
2: Funding for the Arts.
3: Public Broadcasting.
4: Public Libraries.
5: Civil Rights.
6: Affirmative Action.
7: Age Discrimination.
8: Disability Policy.
9: Gay Rights.
10: Gender Discrimination.
11: Indian Policy.
12: Racial Segregation.
13: Slavery.
14: Women’s Suffrage.
15: Education.
16: Bilingual Education.
17: Higher Education.
18: Preschool Education.
19: Primary and Secondary Education.
20: School Choice.
21: Special Education.
22: Student Loans.
23: Family Law.
24: Adoption.
25: Child Abuse.
26: Domestic Violence.
27: Elder Abuse.
28: Marriage and Divorce.
29: First Amendment Rights.
30: Freedom of Religion.
31: Freedom of Speech.
32: Freedom of the Press.
33: Health Care.
34: AIDS Policy.
35: Assisted Suicide.
36: Children’S Health Care.
37: Health Care.
38: Long-Term Care.
39: Medicaid.
40: Medical Malpractice.
41: Medical Privacy.
42: Medicare.
43: Mental Health Services.
44: Organ Transplants.
45: Prenatal Care.
46: Public Health.
47: Housing and Urban Policy.
48: Eminent Domain and Property Rights.
49: Fair Housing and Lending.
50: Homelessness.
51: "Science, Communications, and Technology".
52: Broadcast Regulation.
53: Nanotechnology.
54: Science Research.
55: Space Exploration.
56: Stem Cell Research and Human Cloning.
57: Telecommunications.
58: Moral Regulation.
59: Abortion.
60: Blue Laws.
61: Drug Laws.
62: Gambling and Lotteries.
63: Liquor Control and Prohibition.
64: Prostitution.
65: Tobacco Regulation.
66: Welfare and Income Support.
67: Social Security.
68: Welfare.
Other Frontmatter.
1: Crime.
2: Capital Punishment.
3: Defendants’ Rights.
4: Drunk Driving.
5: Gun Control.
6: Hate Crimes.
7: Identity Theft.
8: Juvenile Crime and Gangs.
9: Prisons and Corrections.
10: Sex Offenders.
11: Sexual Harassment.
12: Surveillance and Privacy.
13: Torts and Negligence.
14: Defense and National Security.
15: Arms Control.
16: Homeland Security.
17: Intelligence.
18: Transportation Security.
19: Veterans’ Benefits.
20: War Powers.
21: Diplomacy.
22: Foreign Aid.
23: Trade Policy.
24: Elections.
25: Campaign Financing.
26: Direct Democracy.
27: Redistricting.
28: Term Limits.
29: Voting Rights.
30: Government Operations.
31: Budget Process.
32: Civil Service.
33: Freedom of Information.
34: Governmental Ethics.
35: Lobbying.
36: Security ClassifiCation.
37: Immigration and Naturalization.
38: Border Security.
39: Immigration and Citizenship.
40: Refugees.
41: Miscellaneous Government Functions.
42: Census.
43: Emergency Management.
44: Postal Service.
Selected Bibliography.
Contributor List.
Index.