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  • Labor Unions and Workers' Rights

    Labor Unions and Workers' Rights

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534505940

    Labor unions have been a part of the United States ever since the Industrial Revolution, when laborers had to fight for safe working conditions and fair wages. But are unions still necessary today? Critics argue that labor unions stifle economic gro…

  • Labor Unions and Workers' Rights

    Labor Unions and Workers' Rights

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534505957

    Labor unions have been a part of the United States ever since the Industrial Revolution, when laborers had to fight for safe working conditions and fair wages. But are unions still necessary today? Critics argue that labor unions stifle economic gro…

  • Covid-19 and Other Pandemics

    Covid-19 and Other Pandemics

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534507302

    From the Black Death of the fourteenth century to more recent Ebola and SARS and the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis, pandemics and disease outbreaks have devastated societies, wiped out significant portions of populations, and necessitated political, socia…

  • Covid-19 and Other Pandemics

    Covid-19 and Other Pandemics

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534507296

    From the Black Death of the fourteenth century to more recent Ebola and SARS and the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis, pandemics and disease outbreaks have devastated societies, wiped out significant portions of populations, and necessitated political, socia…

  • Extreme Weather Events

    Extreme Weather Events

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534501140

    In the wake of every killer hurricane, devastating wild fire, severe drought, or once-in-a-century flooding event, it has become commonplace for scientists, politicians, and ordinary citizens to debate whether or not these severe weather events can…

  • How Valuable Is a College Degree?

    How Valuable Is a College Degree?

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737773859

    This book explores issues related to the value of a college degree. It covers topics such as a college degree as an investment. It examines college degrees and if having one prepares people for today's jobs. It looks at college degrees and the U.S.…

  • Should Social Networking Web Sites Be Banned?

    Should Social Networking Web Sites Be Banned?

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737740592

    This edition explores topics related to the question of website banning, including discussion of the relationships between schools and social media; social networking and bullying; and military bans on social network websites. Includes primary and s…

  • Wellness Culture

    Wellness Culture

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508125

    Wellness culture promises a reprieve from the stress of long workdays, restrictive dieting, and punishing exercises through providing the alternative of a balanced lifestyle that simply focuses on feeling good. However, the reality of wellness cultu…

  • Is Organic Food Better?

    Is Organic Food Better?

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737751581

    Essays debate certain controversial issues concerning organic food, covering such topics as whether organic fertilizers are more hazardous than pesticides, whether organic food is worth the extra expense, and the role of large companies in the organ…

  • America's Changing Demographics

    America's Changing Demographics

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534506015

    Thanks to a declining birth rate, upticks in immigration, and evolving gender roles, America looks much different from the way it did 100, 50, or even 25 years ago. Aging baby boomers are putting stress on the current health care system. Young peopl…

  • Reparations for Black Americans

    Reparations for Black Americans

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508521

    In recent years, discussions about reparations for Black Americans have gone from the abstract to the possible. While critics claim that reparations are unnecessary because those who deserve compensation are long dead, others argue that in the years…

  • Reparations for Black Americans

    Reparations for Black Americans

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508538

    In recent years, discussions about reparations for Black Americans have gone from the abstract to the possible. While critics claim that reparations are unnecessary because those who deserve compensation are long dead, others argue that in the years…

  • Current Controversies (Fall 2020) (Set)

    Current Controversies (Fall 2020) (Set)

    Häftad - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534507487

  • The Border Wall with Mexico

    The Border Wall with Mexico

    Inbunden - 2017 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534500853

    To some, the idea of a border wall with Mexico represents a necessary and practical barrier to illegal immigration and the perceived host of ills that are associated with it. To others, it is both an unrealistic and inhumane effort that demonizes de…

  • Casualties of War

    Casualties of War

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737748819

    Editor Susan C. Hunnicutt presents articles discussing the issues regarding casualties of war, including civilian deaths in Afghanistan, the policy of media coverage of fallen soldiers, and the cost of caring for Americans wounded in Iraq and Afghan…

  • Personhood

    Personhood

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534507654

    It might seem unnecessary to define what a person is, but the issue of personhood has been a longstanding source of debate. The scope of personhood has been questioned in many applications, including human slavery, right to life and right to end lif…

  • Student Debt

    Student Debt

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534506237

    As of 2019, Americans owed over 1.56 trillion dollars in student loan debt, and 69 percent of college students who graduated in 2018 had to take out student loans. Student debt has increased significantly over the past twenty years, but what factors…

  • Black Lives Matter

    Black Lives Matter

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534502895

    In 2012, a seventeen-year-old African American boy named Trayvon Martin was murdered in cold blood by a neighborhood vigilante. When the murderer was acquitted, shockwaves ran through African American communities across the United States. The frustr…

  • Party Politics

    Party Politics

    Inbunden - 2020 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534506855

    The establishment and evolution of political parties in the United States can be more than a little confusing to today's students. This anthology of essays offers a diverse array of perspectives that explore America's political parties. What purpose…

  • Childhood Obesity

    Childhood Obesity

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737774054

    Childhood obesity has tripled in the United States since the 1970s, leaving many of America's children vulnerable to long-term physical and mental health issues. In an attempt to understand what is responsible for these swelling statistics, a number…

  • Cyberterrorism

    Cyberterrorism

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508644

    While difficult to define conclusively, cyberterrorism involves using computer systems to create chaos and fear in order to harm individuals or larger groups such as organizations or nation states. Acts of cyberterrorism can be a major threat to inf…

  • Cyberterrorism

    Cyberterrorism

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508651

    While difficult to define conclusively, cyberterrorism involves using computer systems to create chaos and fear in order to harm individuals or larger groups such as organizations or nation states. Acts of cyberterrorism can be a major threat to inf…

  • Can Busy Teens Succeed Academically?

    Can Busy Teens Succeed Academically?

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737742855

    For many teenagers, the demands of modern life can seem taxing and overwhelming. Part-time employment, volunteer opportunities, extracurricular activities, sports, and social obligations, young adults often feel pressured to juggle a wide net of obl…

  • Global Health

    Global Health

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534506473

    The impact of globalization on world health has been extremely positive. However, the increased connectivity enabled by globalization also makes the health and well being of citizens around the world more important than ever. Global pandemics, natur…

  • Student Protests

    Student Protests

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534505759

    Few would argue that students have the right to protest, but what forms of protest are acceptable? From the Vietnam War era to the more recent National School Walkout, students have used walkouts as a form of protest. Yet some teachers and administr…

  • Modern Conflict and Diplomacy

    Modern Conflict and Diplomacy

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534506527

    It goes without saying that world peace is the ultimate goal, but what makes it so hard to achieve? Certain regions of the world have been engaged in conflicts that appear unending, despite the efforts of many to help them find solutions. Conflict w…

  • Modern Conflict and Diplomacy

    Modern Conflict and Diplomacy

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534506534

    It goes without saying that world peace is the ultimate goal, but what makes it so hard to achieve? Certain regions of the world have been engaged in conflicts that appear unending, despite the efforts of many to help them find solutions. Conflict w…

  • Opposing Viewpoints (Fall 2021) (Set)

    Opposing Viewpoints (Fall 2021) (Set)

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508330

  • Opposing Viewpoints (Fall 2021) (Set)

    Opposing Viewpoints (Fall 2021) (Set)

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508262

  • Chemical and Biological Warfare

    Chemical and Biological Warfare

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534505483

    The international community has pledged to curtail development and use of chemical and biological weapons in several agreements, beginning with the 1925 Geneva Protocol, but several nations are not honoring these pacts. Critics argue that chemical a…

  • Are Graphic Music Lyrics Harmful?

    Are Graphic Music Lyrics Harmful?

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737773774

    This book explores issues related to graphic music lyrics. It covers topics such as intent as a standard, violent lyrics and aggression, and the effects of violent music lyrics. It examines whether sexual music harms children and women. It also disc…

  • The Role of Religion in Public Policy

    The Role of Religion in Public Policy

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534503823

    One of the fundamental rights granted in the United States is religious freedom, but does this mean that religion should be entirely removed from politics or that all religious voices should be considered equally? The separation of church and state…

  • Are Newspapers Becoming Extinct?

    Are Newspapers Becoming Extinct?

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737751444

    Are newspapers dying if they don't turn a profit, even if people read them in overwhelming numbers? In an increasingly digital world, where does the hard-copy newspaper fit in? Media experts weigh in on these questions and others relevant to the fut…

  • Should the U.S. Do Business with China?

    Should the U.S. Do Business with China?

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737741131

    Should the United States have relations with a country that offers few protections for workers? Why do U.S. companies do business in China under these conditions? Why do they support the Chinese government's restrictions on free speech if this is an…

  • Income Inequality

    Income Inequality

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534507180

    Income inequality, which is the income gap between rich and poor, has widened steadily for the past fifty years in the United States. This gap affects women, immigrants, and racial and ethnic minorities most, and it can create problems that ripple t…

  • Invasive Species

    Invasive Species

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737773873

    Zebra mussels, purple loosestrife, and killer bees; invasive species are infiltrating our water, land, and skies, disrupting our delicate ecosystems. This book examines ways these invaders harm, or help, the environment, and what to do about them.

  • Current Controversies (Fall 2021) (Set)

    Current Controversies (Fall 2021) (Set)

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508316

  • Current Controversies (Fall 2021) (Set)

    Current Controversies (Fall 2021) (Set)

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508286

  • Libertarians, Socialists, and Other Third Parties

    Libertarians, Socialists, and Other Third Parties

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534507883

    Since its inception, the United States has been characterized by a two-party political system. It is in many ways indoctrinated in laws and customs, but it does not prevent third parties from participating in the political process. Although no third…

  • Libertarians, Socialists, and Other Third Parties

    Libertarians, Socialists, and Other Third Parties

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534507906

    Since its inception, the United States has been characterized by a two-party political system. It is in many ways indoctrinated in laws and customs, but it does not prevent third parties from participating in the political process. Although no third…

  • Disaster Planning

    Disaster Planning

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737740912

    There are some things you just can't plan for. This phrase is often uttered when unexpected events or circumstance take us by surprise. However there are many things for which we can plan and prepare. This informative edition discusses disaster plan…

  • Space Exploration and the Search for Life Beyond Earth

    Space Exploration and the Search for Life Beyond Earth

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508415

    Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? It seems unlikely that Earth's inhabitants are the only ones. Those who claim to have witnessed UFOs and alien life are often dismissed as crackpots, yet the search for extraterrestrial intelligen…

  • Space Exploration and the Search for Life Beyond Earth

    Space Exploration and the Search for Life Beyond Earth

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508408

    Is there intelligent life elsewhere in the universe? It seems unlikely that Earth's inhabitants are the only ones. Those who claim to have witnessed UFOs and alien life are often dismissed as crackpots, yet the search for extraterrestrial intelligen…

  • Big Tech and Democracy

    Big Tech and Democracy

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508552

    Like other large global corporations, the technology sector known as "Big Tech" possesses the money and power to disproportionately influence society. But so far, many of these companies have escaped scrutiny and regulation while enjoying the benefi…

  • Big Tech and Democracy

    Big Tech and Democracy

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508569

    Like other large global corporations, the technology sector known as "Big Tech" possesses the money and power to disproportionately influence society. But so far, many of these companies have escaped scrutiny and regulation while enjoying the benefi…

  • States' Rights and the Role of the Federal Government

    States' Rights and the Role of the Federal Government

    Inbunden - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534503137

    The balance of power between states and the federal government has long been a point of contention. In an era when one political party controls the three branches of the federal government, the possibility to employ states' rights to resist objectio…

  • Affirmative Action

    Affirmative Action

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737742770

    Affirmative action has been a source of controversy in American politics since its establishment in 1961; it remains to this day a subject that is continuously complicated by various socio-economic and political perspectives. This necessary edition,…

  • The Opioid Crisis

    The Opioid Crisis

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534505247

    Opioids are pain relievers that include legal drugs like morphine, fentanyl, and oxycodone and illegal drugs like heroin. In 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services declared the opioid epidemic a public health crisis after 42,249 peop…

  • Food Security

    Food Security

    Inbunden - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508019

    More than 25 percent of the world's population experiences moderate or severe levels of food insecurity. The United States is not exempt: 35 million Americans do not have regular access to food that is safe and nutritious. The viewpoints in this vol…

  • Food Security

    Food Security

    Häftad - 2021 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508002

    More than 25 percent of the world's population experiences moderate or severe levels of food insecurity. The United States is not exempt: 35 million Americans do not have regular access to food that is safe and nutritious. The viewpoints in this vol…

  • Trumpism and the Future of the Republican Party

    Trumpism and the Future of the Republican Party

    Häftad - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508361

    Donald Trump entered the political arena by relentlessly questioning the legitimacy of President Barack Obama. He had become famous--and infamous--as a businessman and TV personality, and his rise to the presidency was shocking and polarizing. Trump…

  • Trumpism and the Future of the Republican Party

    Trumpism and the Future of the Republican Party

    Inbunden - 2022 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534508378

    Donald Trump entered the political arena by relentlessly questioning the legitimacy of President Barack Obama. He had become famous--and infamous--as a businessman and TV personality, and his rise to the presidency was shocking and polarizing. Trump…

  • Has Technology Increased Learning?

    Has Technology Increased Learning?

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737741032

    Educational software, online classes, computers in classrooms, assignments that involve the internet, education seems to be moving toward technology each and every year. Is this the best direction for education? For thousands of years, education has…

  • Child Labor and Sweatshops

    Child Labor and Sweatshops
    av Christine Watkins

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737748758

    Child labor may seem like a thing of the past, but it is very much still practiced. Editor Christine Watkins compiled fourteen essays that expose its condition today. Readers will learn whether legislation is effective, whether laws should be furthe…

  • How Should the U.S. Proceed in Afghanistan?

    How Should the U.S. Proceed in Afghanistan?

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737744255

    The United States has been involved in Afghanistan since 2001. How should the United States proceed in its mission to help Afghanistan? Should NATO help Afghanistan and its neighbors cooperate? Or should NATO commit to an indefinite future in the re…

  • Do Tax Breaks Benefit the Economy?

    Do Tax Breaks Benefit the Economy?

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737742978

    A consistent source of debate and disagreement in both political and private forums, tax breaks play an important role in shaping our economy. This anthology urges readers to participate in this ongoing discourse through text analysis and inquiry. E…

  • Campaign Finance

    Campaign Finance
    av David M. Haugen

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737748734

    Supporting key Social Studies curriculum, this anthology tackles a contentious subject in American politics: campaign finance. Readers will gain a complete perspective through essays and articles that expose varying viewpoints. Readers will evaluate…

  • Caffeine

    Caffeine
    av Amy Francis

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737773811

    Caffeine consumption has become commonplace amongst young adults in recent years, with many teens, up to 80 percent, eagerly reaching for coffee or energy drinks on a regular basis. Caffeinated substances are legal, widely used by society, and often…

  • Should Religious Symbols Be Allowed on Public Land?

    Should Religious Symbols Be Allowed on Public Land?

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737751680

    If a public space is open to one religion, shouldn't it be open to all? Did the founders of our nation intend to forbid religious symbols on public land? What is the establishment clause, and should its existence permit the alteration of historic me…

  • Is Iran a Threat to Global Security?

    Is Iran a Threat to Global Security?

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737746686

    Is Iran a global security threat? Has their government interfered with American efforts to establish democracy in Iraq? Is Iran's nuclear program a threat to Israel? Is diplomacy or military force the best way to deal with Iran? Experts weigh in on…

  • The #Metoo Movement

    The #Metoo Movement

    Häftad - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534505964

    #MeToo gained much-needed traction when celebrities began sharing their horrifying experiences in an effort to bring down a powerful studio mogul. Revelations of sexual harassment are often met with smearing and victim blaming, but many believe the…

  • The #Metoo Movement

    The #Metoo Movement

    Inbunden - 2019 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781534505971

    #MeToo gained much-needed traction when celebrities began sharing their horrifying experiences in an effort to bring down a powerful studio mogul. Revelations of sexual harassment are often met with smearing and victim blaming, but many believe the…

  • The Alaska Gas Pipeline

    The Alaska Gas Pipeline

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9780737748659

    Running from Alaska's North Slope to Calgary, Canada, the Alaska Gas Pipeline is expected to provide a steady supply of gas and make the United States more energy independent. What are costs to the environment? Will migratory patterns be altered to…