This book cuts through rhetorical platitudes and partisan distortions to provide a balanced and up-to-date resource for understanding policy debates on social issues in statehouses around the country as well as in Washington, DC. It provides broad coverage of the parties and the forces that affect each party's positions, examining every major social policy and taking into account historical differences between Democrats and Republicans in an evenhanded manner, with emphasis on the key ideologies that set the two parties apart during the 2008–2014 midterms.
Author Timothy Kneeland presents an in-depth study of the diversity of political opinion on today's most pressing social issues, digging deeper than the typical black-or-white presentation of these debates in the media. Readers will gain a detailed understanding of how the parties agree, disagree, and find compromise on the broad range of problems and issues facing American society in the 21st century.
ABC-CLIO; July 2016
- ISBN 9781610698368
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- Title: Today's Social Issues: Democrats and Republicans
- Author: Timothy Kneeland
In The Press
"The consistent format is easy to follow, and the essays provide succinct, clear descriptions of comparative positions of each party and, in some cases, policy divisions. A useful baseline resource for identifying social policy topics currently dividing the national political landscape. Summing Up: Recommended. High school, community college, and beginning undergraduate students." - Choice
About The Author
Timothy W. Kneeland, PhD, is professor of history and political science at Nazareth College, Rochester, NY.