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Issues for Debate in American Public Policy
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Issues for Debate in American Public Policy
Selections from CQ Researcher

Twenty Third Edition
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September 2021 | 672 pages | CQ Press

Written by award-winning CQ Researcher journalists, this annual collection of nonpartisan and thoroughly researched reports focuses on 16 hot-button policy issues. The Twenty-Third Edition of Issues for Debate in American Public Policy promotes in-depth discussion, facilitates further research, and helps readers formulate their own positions on crucial policy issues. And because it is CQ Researcher, the policy reports are expertly researched and written, showing readers all sides of an issue.    

Because this annual volume comes together just months before publication, all selections are brand new and explore some of today’s most significant American public policy issues, including:

  • Infrastructure and Biden;
  • The Future of Unions;
  • Corporate D&I Initiatives;
  • Health and Society;
  • Domestic Terrorism; and
  • Much More!

 
Annotated Contents
 
Preface
 
Contributors
 
ENVIRONMENT
Barbara Mantel and Brock Hall
1. Preventing Wildfires
 
BUSINESS AND ECONOMY
Lisa Rabasca Roepe
2. Corporate D&I
Lorna Collier
3. Hollywood and COVID-19
Alan Greenblatt
4. State Finances
Reed Karaim
5. Reining In Big Tech
 
RIGHTS AND LIBERTIES
Holly Rosenkrantz
6. The Future of Unions
Sarah Glazer
7. Expertise Under Assault
Heather Kerrigan
8. Evictions and COVID-19
Alan Greenblatt
9. Voting Rights
 
SOCIAL POLICY
Reed Karaim
10. The Biden Presidency
Daniel C. Vock
11. Rebuilding America's Infrastructure
Tom Price
12. The GOP’s Future
Holly Rosenkrantz
13. Special Education Programs
Ruth Terry
14. Women in the Workforce
 
HEALTH
Susan Ladika
15. Health and Society
 
NATIONAL SECURITY
Christina L. Lyons
16. Domestic Terrorism
Key features
NEW TO THIS EDITION
  • All selections are brand new and explore some of today’s most significant American public policy issues, including:
    • Infrastructure and Biden;
    • The Future of Unions;
    • Corporate D&I Initiatives;
    • Health and Society;
    • Domestic Terrorism; and
    • Much More!

KEY FEATURES

  • All selections are brand new and explore some of today’s most vital policy issues.
  • Pro/con boxes in every report examine two competing sides of a single question to enhance readers’ critical thinking skills.
  • Detailed chronologies put each issue into context.
  • An annotated bibliography and web resources allow readers to explore topics of interest in more depth.
  • Photos, charts, graphs, and maps clarify key points and enhance visual understanding.

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ISBN: 9781071835234
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