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The Resource Pros and cons : the debaters handbook, edited by Debbie Newman and Ben Woolgar

Pros and cons : the debaters handbook, edited by Debbie Newman and Ben Woolgar

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Pros and cons : the debaters handbook
Title
Pros and cons
Title remainder
the debaters handbook
Statement of responsibility
edited by Debbie Newman and Ben Woolgar
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Pros and Cons: A Debaters Handbook offers a unique and invaluable guide to the arguments both for and against over 140 current controversies and global issues. Since it was first published in 1896 the handbook has been regularly updated and this nineteenth edition includes new entries on topics such as the right to possess nuclear weapons, the bailing out of failing industries, the protection of indigenous languages and the torture of suspected terrorists. Equal coverage is given to both sides of each debate in a dual column format which allows for easy comparison. Each entry also includes a list of related topics and suggestions for possible motions. The introductory essay describes debating technique, covering the rules, structure and type of debate, and offering tips on how to become a successful speaker. The book is then divided into eight thematic sections, where specific subjects are covered individually
Dewey number
808.53
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Newman, Debbie
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  • Debates and debating
  • Debates and debating
Target audience
adult
Label
Pros and cons : the debaters handbook, edited by Debbie Newman and Ben Woolgar
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Copyright
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volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: (A).Philosophy/political theory -- Anarchism -- Animal rights -- Capitalism v. socialism -- Censorship by the state -- Civil disobedience -- Democracy -- Marxism -- Pacifism -- Privatisation -- Protective legislation v, individual freedom -- Social contract, existence of the -- Utilitarianism -- Welfare state -- (B).Constitutional/governance -- Churches in politics -- Extremist political parties, banning of -- Monarchy, abolition of -- Political candidacy, age of -- Politicians' outside interests, banning of -- Proportional representation -- Referenda, increased use of -- Social movements: courts v. legislatures -- State funding of political parties -- Term limits for politicians -- Voting age, reduction of -- Voting, compulsory -- (C).International relations -- Armaments, limitations on conventional -- Commonwealth, abolition of the -- Democracy, imposition of -- Dictators, assassination of -- European Union, expansion of the --
  • Contents note continued: Military drones, prohibition of -- Non-UN-sanctioned military intervention -- Nuclear weapons, right to possess -- Private military corporations, banning of -- Sanctions, use of -- Terrorism, justifiability of -- Terrorists, negotiation with -- United Nations, failure of the -- United Nations standing army -- United States of Europe -- (D).Economics -- Bonuses, banning of -- Child labour can be justified -- Euro, abolition of the -- Failing companies, bailing out -- Fairtrade, we should not support -- Inheritance tax at 100 per cent -- Regional trade blocs over global free trade -- Salary capping, mandatory -- State pensions, ending provision of -- (E).Social, moral and religious -- Abortion on demand -- Affirmative action -- Alcohol, prohibition of -- Animal experimentation and vivisection, banning of -- Drugs, legalisation of -- Euthanasia, legalisation of -- Gay marriage, legalising of -- God, existence of -- Holocaust denial, criminalisation of --
  • Contents note continued: Homosexuals, ordination of -- Homosexuals, outing of -- Immigration, limitation of -- Mandatory retirement age -- Marriage -- National identity cards -- National service, (re-)introduction of -- Political correctness -- Polygamy, legalisation of -- Population control -- Pornography -- Prostitution, legalisation of -- Right to strike for public sector workers -- Slavery, reparations for -- Smacking, remove parents' right to -- Smoking, banning of -- Veil, prohibition of the -- Women fighting on the front line -- (F).Culture, education and sport -- Arts funding by the state, abolition of -- Beauty contests, banning of -- Blood sports, abolition of -- Boxing, banning of -- Co-education -- Cultural treasures, returning of -- Examinations, abolition of -- Gambling, banning of -- Indigenous languages, protection of -- Music lyrics, censorship of -- Nursery education, free provision of by the state -- Performance-enhancing drugs in sport --
  • Contents note continued: Press, state regulation of the -- Privacy of public figures -- Private schools -- Religious teaching in schools -- School sport, compulsory -- School uniform -- Sex education -- Size zero models, banning of -- Sport, equalise status of men and women in -- Sport, regretting the commercialisation of -- Sports teams punished for the behaviour of fans -- University education, free for all -- Violent video games, banning of -- Zoos, abolition of -- (G).Crime and punishment -- Capital punishment -- Child curfews -- Community sentencing -- International Criminal Court, abolition of the -- Judges, election of -- Jury trials, abolition of -- Mandatory prison sentences -- Parents, responsibility for the criminal acts of their children -- Prisoners' right to vote, denial of -- Prison v. rehabilitation -- Racial profiling -- Right to bear arms -- Sex offenders, chemical castration of -- Televised trials -- Terrorist suspects, torture of -- Zero tolerance --
  • Contents note continued: (H).Health, science and technology -- Cars in city centres, banning of -- Contraception for under-age girls -- Cosmetic surgery, banning of -- DNA database, universal -- Environmental responsibility, developed world should take more -- Eugenics: IVF and genetic screening -- Genetic engineering -- Global warming, binding emission targets for -- Nuclear energy -- Obese children, compulsory attendance at weight-loss camps -- Organ donation: priority for healthy lifestyle -- Organs, legal sale of -- Social networking has improved our lives -- Space exploration -- Surrogate mothers, payment of -- Vegetarianism -- (I).United Kingdom issues -- BBC, privatisation of -- Disestablishment of the Church of England -- English Parliament -- House of Lords, elected v. appointed -- Police, arming of the -- Scottish independence -- Should Britain leave the EU? -- Written constitution -- Appendices -- Appendix A Style tips for persuasive speaking --
  • Contents note continued: Appendix B Preparation for debates that are not in this book -- Appendix C How can I keep speaking for the full time? -- Appendix D Guidance for the chairperson
Control code
000052113224
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Nineteenth edition.
Extent
289 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780415827805
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Label
Pros and cons : the debaters handbook, edited by Debbie Newman and Ben Woolgar
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Contents
  • Machine generated contents note: (A).Philosophy/political theory -- Anarchism -- Animal rights -- Capitalism v. socialism -- Censorship by the state -- Civil disobedience -- Democracy -- Marxism -- Pacifism -- Privatisation -- Protective legislation v, individual freedom -- Social contract, existence of the -- Utilitarianism -- Welfare state -- (B).Constitutional/governance -- Churches in politics -- Extremist political parties, banning of -- Monarchy, abolition of -- Political candidacy, age of -- Politicians' outside interests, banning of -- Proportional representation -- Referenda, increased use of -- Social movements: courts v. legislatures -- State funding of political parties -- Term limits for politicians -- Voting age, reduction of -- Voting, compulsory -- (C).International relations -- Armaments, limitations on conventional -- Commonwealth, abolition of the -- Democracy, imposition of -- Dictators, assassination of -- European Union, expansion of the --
  • Contents note continued: Military drones, prohibition of -- Non-UN-sanctioned military intervention -- Nuclear weapons, right to possess -- Private military corporations, banning of -- Sanctions, use of -- Terrorism, justifiability of -- Terrorists, negotiation with -- United Nations, failure of the -- United Nations standing army -- United States of Europe -- (D).Economics -- Bonuses, banning of -- Child labour can be justified -- Euro, abolition of the -- Failing companies, bailing out -- Fairtrade, we should not support -- Inheritance tax at 100 per cent -- Regional trade blocs over global free trade -- Salary capping, mandatory -- State pensions, ending provision of -- (E).Social, moral and religious -- Abortion on demand -- Affirmative action -- Alcohol, prohibition of -- Animal experimentation and vivisection, banning of -- Drugs, legalisation of -- Euthanasia, legalisation of -- Gay marriage, legalising of -- God, existence of -- Holocaust denial, criminalisation of --
  • Contents note continued: Homosexuals, ordination of -- Homosexuals, outing of -- Immigration, limitation of -- Mandatory retirement age -- Marriage -- National identity cards -- National service, (re-)introduction of -- Political correctness -- Polygamy, legalisation of -- Population control -- Pornography -- Prostitution, legalisation of -- Right to strike for public sector workers -- Slavery, reparations for -- Smacking, remove parents' right to -- Smoking, banning of -- Veil, prohibition of the -- Women fighting on the front line -- (F).Culture, education and sport -- Arts funding by the state, abolition of -- Beauty contests, banning of -- Blood sports, abolition of -- Boxing, banning of -- Co-education -- Cultural treasures, returning of -- Examinations, abolition of -- Gambling, banning of -- Indigenous languages, protection of -- Music lyrics, censorship of -- Nursery education, free provision of by the state -- Performance-enhancing drugs in sport --
  • Contents note continued: Press, state regulation of the -- Privacy of public figures -- Private schools -- Religious teaching in schools -- School sport, compulsory -- School uniform -- Sex education -- Size zero models, banning of -- Sport, equalise status of men and women in -- Sport, regretting the commercialisation of -- Sports teams punished for the behaviour of fans -- University education, free for all -- Violent video games, banning of -- Zoos, abolition of -- (G).Crime and punishment -- Capital punishment -- Child curfews -- Community sentencing -- International Criminal Court, abolition of the -- Judges, election of -- Jury trials, abolition of -- Mandatory prison sentences -- Parents, responsibility for the criminal acts of their children -- Prisoners' right to vote, denial of -- Prison v. rehabilitation -- Racial profiling -- Right to bear arms -- Sex offenders, chemical castration of -- Televised trials -- Terrorist suspects, torture of -- Zero tolerance --
  • Contents note continued: (H).Health, science and technology -- Cars in city centres, banning of -- Contraception for under-age girls -- Cosmetic surgery, banning of -- DNA database, universal -- Environmental responsibility, developed world should take more -- Eugenics: IVF and genetic screening -- Genetic engineering -- Global warming, binding emission targets for -- Nuclear energy -- Obese children, compulsory attendance at weight-loss camps -- Organ donation: priority for healthy lifestyle -- Organs, legal sale of -- Social networking has improved our lives -- Space exploration -- Surrogate mothers, payment of -- Vegetarianism -- (I).United Kingdom issues -- BBC, privatisation of -- Disestablishment of the Church of England -- English Parliament -- House of Lords, elected v. appointed -- Police, arming of the -- Scottish independence -- Should Britain leave the EU? -- Written constitution -- Appendices -- Appendix A Style tips for persuasive speaking --
  • Contents note continued: Appendix B Preparation for debates that are not in this book -- Appendix C How can I keep speaking for the full time? -- Appendix D Guidance for the chairperson
Control code
000052113224
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
Nineteenth edition.
Extent
289 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780415827805
Isbn Type
(pbk.)

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