The right to die : policy innovation and its consequences /
Henry R. Glick.
New York : Columbia University Press, c1992.
xi, 238 p.
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New York : Columbia University Press, c1992.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Publishers Weekly on 1994-04-25:
Analyzes the contemporary right-to-die movement and its ethical and legal implications. (May)
Appeared in Choice on 1993-01:
Few good policy books explain equally well the substantive policy questions and the comprehensive political circumstances of the topic at hand. Glick's book is a rare and very interesting exception. It stands as the definitive text on right-to-die issues. Yet it also is a good and comprehensive analysis of the politics surrounding these issues. As such, readers who care nothing at all about this policy topic, and perhaps think it insignificant, would still find the book rewarding and full of challenging commentary. In doing so, they would also come to find how central the issue is to contemporary politics. The book effectively straddles another fine line, being neither too analytical to appeal to a general audience nor too pedestrian to please academics. That balance deserves plaudits because the author weaves considerable secondary source analysis and his own field research into the text. The readability and order that results are a tribute both to Glick's skill and intense concern for the subject. This volume is good political science, tailored to be good and informative reading. Some of the more important topics include the half-century emergence of the issues, their relegation to the states, a comparative analysis of state agenda-setting and politics, judicial politics of the issues, and the final summary of national political action. Public and academic cellections, undergraduate through faculty. W. P. Browne; Central Michigan University
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Table of Contents
Death, Technology, and Politicsp. 1
Agenda Setting and Innovation in State Politicsp. 29
The Rise of the Right to Die Issuep. 53
Three Paths to Innovationp. 92
The Right to Die in Courtp. 133
Lawmaking and the Right to Diep. 167
A National Right to Die?p. 204
Notesp. 217
Case Referencesp. 223
General Referencesp. 225
Indexp. 232
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