Politics of Gun Control (Paperback)
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Politics of Gun Control (Paperback)

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Paperback 264 Pages / Published: 28/11/2011
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In the wake of the 2011 shooting of congresswoman Gabby Giffords, the latest edition of The Politics of Gun Control is extremely timely. As a member of both the National Rifle Association and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, Robert J. Spitzer is a well respected authority on the issue of gun control, and his balanced treatment of the issue continues to compel interest and interviews by such luminaries as Terry Gross and Keith Olbermann. The Fifth Edition includes covers recent public shootings including that of Gabrielle Giffords, recent court rulings, new data on gun ownership, gun deaths and public opinion on gun control and looks at NRA politics in recent elections.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
ISBN: 9781594519871
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
Edition: 5th New edition


MEDIA REVIEWS
PRAISE FOR PREVIOUS EDITIONS:

"[Offers] a formula that might move the gun debate off dead center."
-E.J. Dionne, Jr., The Washington Post (4/21/99)

"The Politics of Gun Control does an excellent job of introducing undergraduates to the policy area in a way that engages them and facilitates the development of their critical and analytical abilities. Robert J. Spitzer admirably covers all of the key matters pertaining to gun control. The book provides a theoretical framework, the necessary discussion of the Second Amendment, a thorough analysis of the problem of guns and gun control, good treatment of the politics of gun control (political parties, interest groups, citizens), and some nice case studies. The book's scholarship is sturdy and does not reflect any appreciable bias. I believe that this is the best text on policy-making in a particular area currently in print."
-Patrick Pierce, Saint Mary's College

"The Spitzer book was the first book I assigned for my junior-level public policy course. It worked just as I had planned because it was a real-life, exciting, controversial example upon which we could build an understanding of the policy process. Spitzer engages the students with the controversy but continuously puts the emphasis on policy issues like the Second Amendment, the gun and antigun lobbies, the complexities of the federal system, and the evolution of a national policy."
-Janet Frantz, University of Louisiana at Lafayette

"Spitzer provides the reader with a comprehensive history of the evolution of gun control policy within the United States and provides a balanced and insightful treatment of the debate. The Politics of Gun Control is an instructive read for anyone interested in this timely and controversial policy area."
-Kimberly A. Fredericks, Indiana State University

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