Table of contents for Moral controversies in American politics / edited by Raymond Tatalovich and Byron W. Daynes.

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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
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.