Politics of Gun Control (Paperback)Robert J. Spitzer (author)
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Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
Edition: 5th New edition
"[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