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Contents List of Tables Foreword: New Dimensions in Policy and Politics Theodore J. Lowi Introduction: Social Regulations and the Policy Process 1. Abortion: Pro-Choice versus Pro-Life Ruth Ann Strickland 2. Affirmative Action: Minority Rights or Reverse Discrimination? Gary C. Bryner 3. Animal Rights: Subordinate or Equal Species? Stephanie A. Slocum-Schaffer 4. Death Penalty: Just Punishment or Legalized Homicide? Brent S. Steel and Mary Ann E. Steger 5. Gay Rights: Lifestyle or Immorality? Margaret Ellis 6. God or Country: Debating Religion in Public Life Ted G. Jelen 7. Gun Control: Constitutional Mandate or Myth? Robert J. Spitzer 8. Hate Crimes: Protected Prejudice or Punishable Motive? Scott Yenor and Jon Schaff 9. Pornography: Freedom of Expression or Sexual Degradation? Byron W. Daynes Index About the Editors and Contributors List of Tables Table 1.1: Votes on Key Abortion Cases: Impact of Changes in Supreme Court Makeup Table 1.2: Public Support for Abortion Under Certain Circumstances Table 1.3: A Bimodal Distribution of Public Opinion on Abortion Table 1.4: Multimodal Distribution of Opinion on Legal Conditions for Abortion Table 4.1: Public Support for the Death Penalty for a Person Convicted of Murder Table 4.2: Reasons for Favoring the Death Penalty Among the U.S. Public, Gallup Polls 1985, 1991 and 2003 Table 4.3: State Executions as of April, 2003 Table 6.1: A Typology of Church-State Relations Table 7.1: Gallup Polls on Gun Control Table 7.2: NORC Surveys on Permits for Gun Ownership Table 8.1: Hate Crimes as Compared to Total Criminal Offenses Table 8.2: Jurisdictions Reporting Hate Crimes, 1995-2001 Table 8.3: Anti-Defamation League State Hate Crime Statutory Provisions Table 9.1: Number of Measures on Obscenity Introduced in Congress, 1956-2003 Table 9.2: Amicus Curiae Briefs to the Supreme Court on Obscenity Cases Table 9.3: Interest Group Testimony to Congress on Obscenity
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Public policy (Law) -- United States.
United States -- Social policy -- Case studies.
Social norms -- Case studies.
Civil rights -- United States -- Case studies.
Social values -- United States -- Case studies.