Disagreeing Agreeably: Issue Debates with a Primer on Political Disagreement

1st Edition

Glen Smith

Routledge
July 10, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 160 Pages
ISBN 9780367228279 - CAT# K421937

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Summary

This book teaches readers how to engage in civil and productive discussion of controversial political topics. Unique to this book is a section that explains how to discuss politics without feeling angry or hostile toward people who hold different beliefs. In addition, the book provides concise and accessible debates of contemporary issues including gun control, immigration, the Electoral College, mandatory voting, and affirmative action. For each topic, readers are shown that opposing arguments are based on values and concerns that are widely shared by most people regardless of their political leanings. Perfect for students, professors, and citizens alike, this book promotes civility without shying away from controversy.

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