Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy: An Overview and Synthesis [NOOK Book]

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Affirmative action has been and continues to be the flashpoint of America's civil rights agenda. Yet while the affirmative action literature is voluminous, no comprehensive account of its major legal and public policy dimensions exists. Samuel and William M. Leiter examine the origin and growth of affirmative action, its impact on American society, its current state, and its future anti-discrimination role, if any. Informed by several different disciplines-law, history, economics, sociology, political science, ...
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Affirmative Action in Antidiscrimination Law and Policy: An Overview and Synthesis

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Overview

Affirmative action has been and continues to be the flashpoint of America's civil rights agenda. Yet while the affirmative action literature is voluminous, no comprehensive account of its major legal and public policy dimensions exists. Samuel and William M. Leiter examine the origin and growth of affirmative action, its impact on American society, its current state, and its future anti-discrimination role, if any. Informed by several different disciplines-law, history, economics, sociology, political science, urban studies, and criminology-the text combines the relevant legal materials with analysis and commentary from a variety of experts. This even-handed presentation of the subject of affirmative action is sure to be a valuable aid to those seeking to understand the issue's many complexities.
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...an evenhanded, comprehensive review and synthesis of the voluminous literature on affirmative action.— ACADEME

"This book brings together diverse, complex, and normally scattered information regarding affirmative action into one unbiased, easy-to-understand comprehensive volume-a great resource for scholars and students."— John D. Skrentny, University of California, San Diego
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791487969
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 581 KB

Meet the Author

Samuel Leiter is an attorney in private practice, specializing in civil rights and labor law.

William M. Leiter is Professor of Political Science at California State University, Long Beach.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Ch. 1 Introduction 1
Ch. 2 The Roots of Affirmative Action, the Women's Movement, and the Groups Covered by Affirmative Action 23
Ch. 3 The Career of Affirmative Action in Employment 39
Ch. 4 Affirmative Action and the Primary and Secondary Schools 109
Ch. 5 Affirmative Action in Higher Education 137
Ch. 6 Affirmative Action and the Political Representation of Minorities 173
Ch. 7 Affirmative Action and Fair Housing 203
Ch. 8 Facing Affirmative Action's Future 223
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