Shaping Abortion Discourse: Democracy and the Public Sphere in Germany and the United States

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Tables and Figures

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3.1 Total Number of Articles Published and Sampled by Years by Newspaperpage47
3.2 Weighted Number of Articles, Speakers, Utterances, and Ideas by Newspaper53
5.1 Overall Standing by Country90
5.2 Social Movement Organizations in Germany and the United States: Comparing Resources and Media Sophistication95
6.1 Summary of Abortion Frames109
6.2 Overall Distribution of Frames by Country111
7.1 Women'sand Abortion-Rights Organizations by Country148
8.1 Relative Standing of Religious Speakers by Country167
8.2 Media Relations by Type of Anti-Abortion Group and Country170
10.1 Normative Criteria in Democratic Theory229
11.1 Proportionality of Bundestag Seats and Media Standing by Legislative Period234
11.2 Center and Periphery in U. S. and German Articles235
11.3 Dialogic Structure of Articles by Country240
11.4 Rebuttal Rate and Incivility by Country and Dialogic Structure of Articles242
11.5 Rebuttal Rate and Incivility by Co-Presence of Center and Periphery and Country243

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  • Title Page *
  • Contents vii
  • Tables and Figures ix
  • Foreword xi
  • Preface xv
  • Glossary xix
  • Part I - Introduction 1
  • Chapter One - Two Related Stories 3
  • Chapter Two - Historical Context 24
  • Chapter Three - Methods 45
  • Part II - Major Outcomes 59
  • Chapter Four - The Discursive Opportunity Structure 61
  • Chapter Five - Standing 86
  • Chapter Six - Framing 105
  • Part III - Representing Different Constituencies 129
  • Chapter Seven - Representing Women's Claims 131
  • Chapter Eight - Representing Religious Claims 154
  • Chapter Nine - Representing the Tradition of the Left 179
  • Part IV - The Quality of Abortion Discourse 201
  • Chapter Ten - Normative Criteria for the Public Sphere 205
  • Chapter Eleven - Measuring the Quality of Discourse 232
  • Chapter Twelve - Metatalk 255
  • Chapter Thirteen - Lessons for Democracy and the Public Sphere 286
  • Methodological Appendix 305
  • References 325
  • Index 339
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