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No Neutral Ground PB (Dilemmas in American Politics)

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Publisher Comments:

In a single year, Dr. David Gunn was killed, Jane Roe recanted, the Supreme Court began to backpedal from its landmark 1973 decision, Congress became fixated on a rare late-term abortion procedure, and numerous states imposed legislation limiting a womans right to choose. It was a year of extremes for an issue that seems to know no middle ground, and it is the polarizing quality of abortion as a policymaking dilemma that No Neutral Ground? seeks to address.One of the most heated and often violent issues of our time, abortion continues to challenge leaders, citizens, and policymakers alike. Is it a question of morality? Personal liberty? The right to privacy? Keeping the peace? What are the implications of the Supreme Courts rulings on abortion for future legislation? And what does it mean for every level of government when an issue defies consensus the way that abortion does?In her unique treatment of this complex subject, Karen OConnor builds on the history of abortion as a political issue—how it was first defined in the early 1800s and how it got on the political agenda—and takes us through the tug-of-war development of abortion politics to the present, using the policy process framework. Examining key court cases, institutions, dramatic events, and opinions from the public to the Supreme Court, OConnor highlights the dilemma of how a polity attempts to make decisions about issues on which agreement or compromise is unlikely. She questions whether such divisive issues can ever be satisfactorily resolved, but gives us the tools to explore every avenue toward potential resolution.

Synopsis:

In her unique treatment of this complex subject, Karen OConnor builds on the history of abortion as a political issue—how it was first defined in the early 1800s and how it got on the political agenda—and takes us through the tug-of-war development of abortion politics to the present, using the policy process framework. Examining key court cases, institutions, dramatic events, and opinions from the public to the Supreme Court, OConnor highlights the dilemma of how a polity attempts to make decisions about issues on which agreement or compromise is unlikely. She questions whether such divisive issues can ever be satisfactorily resolved, but gives us the tools to explore every avenue toward potential resolution.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 194-199) and index.

About the Author

Karen OConnor is professor of government at American University and author, with Larry Sabato, of American Government: Roots and Reform.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813319469
Subtitle:
Abortion Politics In An Age Of Absolutes
Author:
O'Connor, Karen
Publisher:
Westview Press
Location:
Boulder :
Subject:
General
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Public opinion
Subject:
Women's Studies - Abortion
Subject:
Abortion
Subject:
Government policy
Subject:
Pro-choice movement
Subject:
Pro-life movement
Subject:
Pro-choice movement -- United States.
Subject:
Abortion & Birth Control
Subject:
POL030000
Subject:
Abortion -- Law and legislation.
Subject:
Abortion -- Political aspects -- United States.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dilemmas in American Politics (Paperback)
Series Volume:
12
Publication Date:
19960816
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.00 x 6.00 in 11.20 oz

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In her unique treatment of this complex subject, Karen OConnor builds on the history of abortion as a political issue—how it was first defined in the early 1800s and how it got on the political agenda—and takes us through the tug-of-war development of abortion politics to the present, using the policy process framework. Examining key court cases, institutions, dramatic events, and opinions from the public to the Supreme Court, OConnor highlights the dilemma of how a polity attempts to make decisions about issues on which agreement or compromise is unlikely. She questions whether such divisive issues can ever be satisfactorily resolved, but gives us the tools to explore every avenue toward potential resolution.
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