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Spitzer, Robert J. 1953-

Overview
Works: 28 works in 144 publications in 1 language and 15,637 library holdings
Genres: Encyclopedias  History  Textbooks  Reference works  Trials, litigation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: HV7436, 363.33097303
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Most widely held works by Robert J Spitzer
The politics of gun control by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

27 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 2,414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Politics of Gun Control, Robert J. Spitzer confronts one of the most divisive controversies on today's political agenda: should gun possession and use be significantly regulated by the government? Recognizing that "at its heart, the gun debate is a question about the relationship between the citizen, the state's power to regulate, and the maintenance of public order," Spitzer approaches the issue as a dramatic case study in the proper scope and consequences of social regulatory policy
The right to bear arms : rights and liberties under the law by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 932 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An objective examination of the Second Amendment, focusing on the intentions of its authors, its evolution from America's beginnings to the present, and the views expressed by the courts. Annotation. Covering legal, political, and historical aspects of the Second Amendment and their implications for the controversy surrounding gun control, this book describes the origins of the right to bear arms, recent controversies, and legal challenges. Following this discussion, key people, cases, and events are described in alphabetical entries, important documents are excerpted, and a chronology is presented. Spitzer teaches political science at the State University of New York, College at Cortland
The presidential veto : touchstone of the American presidency by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

9 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 832 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guns across America : reconciling gun rules and rights by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

8 editions published in 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In vast swathes of America, the sacredness of the Second Amendment has become a political third rail, never to be questioned. Gun rights supporters wear tri-cornered hats, wave the stars and stripes, and ask what would have happened if the revolutionaries had been unarmed when the British were coming. They have had great success in conflating unfettered gun ownership with the Founding Fathers, the Constitution, and all things American, even in an era of repeated mass shootings. Yet the all-too-familiar narrative of America's gun past, echoed in the Supreme Court's Heller gun rights decision, is not only mythologized, but historically wrong. As Robert J. Spitzer demonstrates in Guns across America, gun ownership is as old as the nation, but so is gun regulation. Drawing on a vast new dataset of early gun laws reflecting every imaginable type of regulation, Spitzer reveals that firearms were actually more strictly regulated in the country's first three centuries than in recent years. The first'gun grabbers'were not 1960's Chablis-drinking liberals, but seventeenth century rum-guzzling pioneers, and their legacy continued through strict gun regulations in the 1920s and beyond. Spitzer examines interpretations of the Second Amendment, the assault weapons controversy, modern'stand your ground'laws, and the so-called'right of rebellion'to show that they play out in America's contemporary political landscape in ways that bear little resemblance to our imagined past. And as gun rights proponents seek to roll back gun laws and press as many guns into as many hands as possible, warning that gun rights are endangered, they sidestep the central question: are stricter gun laws incompatible with robust gun rights? Spitzer answers this question by examining New York State's tough gun laws, where his political analysis is complemented by his own quest for a concealed carry handgun permit and construction of a legal AR-15 assault weapon. Not only can gun rights and rules coexist, but they have throughout American history. Guns across America reveals the long-hidden truth: that gun regulations are in fact as American as apple pie"--publisher's description
The presidency and public policy : the four arenas of presidential power by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presidency and Public Policy
Gun control : a documentary and reference guide by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 565 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gun control is one of the most enduringly controversial issues in modern American politics. For the first time this book compiles a comprehensive array of documents that explain and illuminate the historical and contemporary context of the modern gun debate. Bringing together over 50 documents from the colonial era to the present, including early colonial laws, founding documents, letters, political debates, federal and state laws, federal and state court cases, and various political documents, this book is an indispensable reference work for those seeking to understand the origins and modern consequences of American gun policy, including the Second Amendment's right to keep and bear arms. Accompanying commentary and analysis is included to help the reader fully understand the meaning of these documents. Numerous bibliographic sources provide additional resources for interested readers. Ideal for undergraduate and high school students, this collection of primary documents surrounding one of America's oldest controversial issues is a must-have for library shelves
The Right to Life movement and third party politics by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

3 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

President and Congress : executive hegemony at the crossroads of American government by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

8 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Media and public policy by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

10 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 411 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saving the Constitution from lawyers : how legal training and law reviews distort constitutional meaning by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a sweeping indictment of the legal profession in the realm of constitutional interpretation
Politics and constitutionalism : the Louis Fisher connection( Book )

5 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The presidency and the Constitution : cases and controversies by Michael A Genovese( Book )

9 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This comprehensive book examines the evolution of judicial interpretation of the scope and limitations of presidential power. From interbranch struggles for power, to presidential selection, to campaign financing, to war powers, hardly an issue arises for the modern presidency that does not eventually find itself framed as a legal problem to be addressed by the courts. Each section begins with an introduction providing background and framework for students. Throughout, the analysis is informed by the view that court decisions are framed by legal arguments and constitute legal issuances, and are also framed by politics, and have profound political consequences
We the people : an introduction to American politics by Benjamin Ginsberg( Book )

2 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We the People is the best text for showing students that politics is relevant to their lives and that political participation matters - especially in the digital age. New coauthor Caroline Tolbert brings expertise in political behavior to deep revisions of key chapters, and new Digital Citizens boxes highlight the role of new media in politics
Essentials of American politics( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2006 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Right to Life movement as a third party : the policy environment and movement politics by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bicentennial of the U.S. constitution : commemoration and renewal( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The spirit of leadership : optimizing creativity and change in organizations by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The gun debate : an encyclopedia of gun control & gun rights in the United States by Glenn H Utter( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Right to Life movement as a third party : the policy environment and movement politics by Robert J Spitzer( Book )

2 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Encyclopedia of gun control and gun rights by Glenn H Utter( )

4 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With public perception of gun violence at an all-time high, this second edition of Encyclopedia of Gun Control and Gun Rights is a must-haveresource for all libraries
 
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The right to bear arms : rights and liberties under the law
Alternative Names
Robert Spitzer American political scientist, commentator, author

Robert Spitzer Amerikaans politicoloog

Spitzer, Robert, 1953-

Spitzer, Robert J.

Languages
English (130)

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The right to bear arms : rights and liberties under the lawGun control : a documentary and reference guideThe Right to Life movement and third party politicsPresident and Congress : executive hegemony at the crossroads of American governmentMedia and public policySaving the Constitution from lawyers : how legal training and law reviews distort constitutional meaningPolitics and constitutionalism : the Louis Fisher connectionThe presidency and the Constitution : cases and controversies