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Debating Reform free pdf Getting students to engage in debate always makes for a lively classroom. Yet when students only parrot partisan lines, an instructor is left to question if there is real pedagogical value in the exercise. Ellis and Nelson offer a fresh take on the traditional debate-style Reader. With pieces written specifically for this volume by top scholars in the field, each pro or con essay considers a concrete proposal for reforming the political system, from making it easier to amend the Constitution to adopting compulsory voting. By focusing on institutions, rather than liberal or conservative public policies, students tend to leave behind ideology and grapple with claims and evidence to draw their own conclusions and build their own arguments. Students will explore how institutions work in their American government text, but this reader helps them to understand how they can be made to work better.

About Richard J. Ellis

Richard J. Ellis is the Mark O. Hatfield Professor of Politics at Willamette University. Among his recent books are Judging the Boy Scouts of America: Gay Rights, Freedom of Association, and the Dale Case- The Development of the American Presidency- Presidential Travel: The Journey from George Washington to George W. Bush- Judging Executive Power: Sixteen Supreme Court Cases that have Shaped the American Presidency, and Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, 2nd Ed. In 2008 he was named the Carnegie Foundation for Advancement of Teaching Oregon Professor of the Year. Michael Nelson is the Fulmer Professor of Political Science at Rhodes College and a Senior Fellow of the Miller Center of Public Affairs at the University of Virginia. His recent books include: The American Presidency: Origins and Development, 1776-2011, 6th Ed., The Presidency and the Political System, 9th Ed., and The Evolving Presidency: Landmark Documents, 1787-2010, 4th Ed, and Debating Reform: Conflicting Perspectives on How to Fix the American Political System, 2nd Ed. More than fifty of his articles have been reprinted in anthologies of political science, history, music, and English composition, including articles on subjects as varied as baseball, C. S. Lewis, and Frank Sinatra.

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Author : Richard J. Ellis
Publisher : CQ Press
Data Published : 12 March 2013
ISBN : 1452240027
EAN : 9781452240022
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 400 pages
Age + : 18 years
Language : English
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