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The debatabase book : a must-have guide for successful debate

Robert Trapp (Writer of introduction), International Debate Education Association (Issuing body)
An invaluable resource for debaters, this book provides background, arguments and resources on over 110 debate topics in areas as diverse as business, science and technology, environment, politics, religion, culture and education
eBook, English, 2013
Sixth edition View all formats and editions
International Debate Education Association, New York, 2013
1 online resource (236 pages)
9781617701023, 1617701025
Introduction; debate topics; abortion, free access to; abortion on demand; abortion, parental notification/consent; advertising: digitally enhanced images of women; affirmative action; age discrimination; aids drugs for developing countries; alternatively fueled cars, government incentives for; animal rights; assisted suicide; biodiversity and endangered species; biofuels; birth control, government coverage of; campaign finance; capital punishment; censorship of the arts; child labor; child soldiers, prosecution of for war crimes; china: partner or adversary?; civil disobedience. Climate change: regulations vs. market mechanism in dealing withcondoms in schools; creationism in public schools; curfew laws; deep-sea drilling; developing world debt, cancellation of; dna database for criminals; the dream act; drinking age, lowering; driving age, increasing; drones, use of in warfare; drug testing in schools; drugs in sports; economic development vs. environment; economic sanctions vs. engagement; electoral college, abolition of; embryo screening; environmentally linked aid; extraordinary rendition; factory farming, banning of; fracking; free speech, restrictions on. Free trade and developmentgay adoption; gene patenting; genetic privacy/ethics in medical research; genetically modified foods; global warming; globalization and poverty; god, existence of; greenhouse gases: trading quotas; gun control; habeas corpus, restrictions on; hate speech on campus; human organs, sale of; human rights: existence of; illegal immigration and "show me your papers" laws; instant replay in sports; internet censorship; internment without trial; iran's right to possess nuclear weapons; israel and the palestinians, us policy toward; judges, electing; just war. Juvenile offenders, stricter punishment forlandmines, us production and use of; lobbying: good or bad?; local food movement; mandatory paid maternity leave; mandatory sentencing: three strikes; marijuana, legalization of; multiculturalism vs. integration; national testing; nuclear energy; obamacare; open adoption; open primaries; overpopulation and contraception; overseas manufacturing; pacifism; pornography, banning of; portion sizes, government control of; priestly celibacy, abolition of; prison privatization; privacy vs. security; private military firms; progressive income taxation. Prostitution, legalization ofrebuilding after disasters, government role in; redistricting, congressional; religion in politics; religion: source of conflict or peace?; religious garb/symbols in public places, ban on; same sex marriage; school uniforms; school vouchers; sex education in schools; single-sex schools; smoking, total ban on; space exploration; stem cell research; targeted killing; terrorism, justification for; torture in interrogation; two-party system; vegetarianism; voter identification laws; war crimes tribunals; warrantless wiretapping; water resources: a commodity
Includes indexes