Fragile Rights Within Cities: Government, Housing, and Fairness

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How fair are America's urban housing markets, and how effective is the government at ensuring open and diverse housing options for minority groups? To answer these questions, Fragile Rights Within Cities offers a current social science and policy examination of the understudied issue of equal opportunity trends and enforcement practices in housing. The contributors to this collection - who are among the country's major analysts of race and ethnicity, housing, and public policies - provide a rich, multi-disciplinary assessment of government programs aimed at enforcing one of America's hallmark civil rights laws. By evaluating roughly 40 years of civil rights education and enforcement within the nation's effort to promote fairness in housing markets, these experts provide a sense of possible policy options for the future.

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Editorial Reviews

March 2008 American Journal of Sociology
The major advantage of this volume is that it provides a critical analysis of the current state of racial and ethnic discrimination, housing, segregation, and civil rights enforcement....Fragile Rights withing Cities in an informative and well-written book that will appeal to a general audience as well as to sociolegal scholars, social scientists, and policy analysts interested in discrimination and fair housing policy.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742547353
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/20/2006
  • Pages: 310
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.81 (d)

Meet the Author

John Goering, Ph.D is a Professor at the School of Public Affairs at Baruch College of the City University of New York. He has authored and co-authored several articles and books, including Mortgage Lending, Racial Discrimination and Federal Policy and Wars on Terrorism and Iraq: Human Rights, Unilateralism, and U.S. Foreign Policy. From 1997 to 1999, he served on the staff of the White House Initiative on Race, and he is currently a member of the Neighborhood Investment Advisory Panel Research Committee of the New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development.

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction and Overview: Housing, Justice, and the Government Part 2 Discrimination in Housing: Research on the fair housing in Cities Chapter 3 An Overview of Key issues in the Field of Fair Housing Research Chapter 4 Housing Discrimination in Metropolitan America:Unequal Treatment of African Americans, Hispanics, Asians, and Native Americans Chapter 5 Assessing Racial Discrimination: Methods and Measures Chapter 6 Paradoxes in the Fair Housing Attitudes of the American Public: 2001-2005 Part 7 Segregation and Integration Chapter 8 Racial and Ethnic Residential Segregation in the United States: 1980-2000 Chapter 9 How "Integrated" did we become in the decade of the 1990s? Part 10 Program Performance and Policy Options: Fair Housing Enforcement and Performance Issues Chapter 11 Implementing the Federal Fair Housing Act: The Adjudication of Complaints Chapter 12 Fair Housing Enforcement and Changes in Discrimination between 1989 and 2000: An Exploratory Study Chapter 13 National Fair Housing Policy and its (Perverse) Effects on Local Advocacy Chapter 14 Creating a Fair Housing System That Works for Latinos Chapter 15 The Effectiveness of Fair Housing Programs, and Policy Options

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