ABC-CLIO

Battleground: Government and Politics

by Kathleen Uradnik, Lori A. Johnson, and Sara Hower, Editors

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September 2011

Greenwood

Pages 630
Volumes 2
Size 7x10
Topics Politics, Law, and Government/General
Description

Through a detailed exploration of the viewpoints involved, this balanced and incisive work promotes understanding of the most divisive issues in American government today.

Government and politics is an area in which there are no "right" answers, but much room for debate. Battleground: Government and Politics allows students and general readers alike to consider key political debates from all sides and to arrive at their own considered convictions, based on a firm understanding of the issues and points of view involved.

This two-volume work explores dozens of the most contentious issues in contemporary life, issues that impact how our government is run today and how it will be run in the future. Each topic is examined in a balanced way, providing not only an overview of the issues involved, but an objective assessment of the stance of all sides. Readers can use these entries as thorough and solid summaries of the most contentious controversies in contemporary society, or as starting points for more in-depth research into the debates.

Features

  • Includes many sidebars that highlight and elaborate on important aspects of the topic
  • Provides a list of useful resources for further study with each entry

Highlights

  • Presents timely, relevant topics of interest to its upper-divison high school and lower-division college student audience
  • Provides a thorough review of divisive political issues in a neutral, balanced, and nondogmatic presentation of viewpoints
  • Strikes the perfect balance between making the material understandable and accessible without oversimplifying topics
Author Info

Kathleen Uradnik is professor of political science at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN, and a licensed attorney. She teaches courses in public law, American government, and political theory.

Lori A. Johnson is associate professor of political science at Mercer University, Macon, GA. She teaches in the areas of constitutional law, American government, and women in politics.

Sara Hower is adjunct professor of political science at St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN. She teaches in the areas of American government and international relations.

Reviews/Endorsements

Reviews

"This is a solidly written, editorially balanced, and well-researched set. Particularly appealing are the sidebar articles highlighting current events that pertain to the discussion at hand, such as the item on 'worm warfare' in the chapter on cyberterrorism. A solid choice for public and academic libraries."—Library Journal

"This is a terrific resource for all high school and college libraries as well as for public libraries serving students researching current affairs."—Booklist

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