Understanding Affirmative Action: Politics, Discrimination, and the Search for Justice [NOOK Book]

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In this concise and up-to-date introduction, J. Edward Kellough brings together historical, philosophical, and legal analyses to fully inform participants and observers of the debate surrounding affirmative action policy. Aiming to promote a more through knowledge of the issues involved, this book covers the history, legal status, controversies, and impact of affirmative action in both the private and public sectors - and in eduction as well as employment.
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Understanding Affirmative Action: Politics, Discrimination, and the Search for Justice

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Overview

In this concise and up-to-date introduction, J. Edward Kellough brings together historical, philosophical, and legal analyses to fully inform participants and observers of the debate surrounding affirmative action policy. Aiming to promote a more through knowledge of the issues involved, this book covers the history, legal status, controversies, and impact of affirmative action in both the private and public sectors - and in eduction as well as employment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781589014794
  • Publisher: Georgetown University Press
  • Publication date: 5/17/2006
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 200
  • Sales rank: 1,224,504
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

J. Edward Kellough is a professor in the Department of Public Administration and Policy at the University of Georgia. He is the author of Federal Equal Employment Opportunity Policy and Numerical Goals and Timetables and coeditor (with Lloyd G. Nigro) of Civil Service Reform in the States.

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Table of Contents

1 Affirmative action : the concept and the controversy 3
2 Early efforts focusing on equality of opportunity 21
3 Affirmative action and preferential selection 37
4 Assessing the argument : a review of the case for and against affirmative action 75
5 The Supreme Court and affirmative action : an examination of the early development of statutory and constitutional constraints 93
6 Cases from 1995 to 2003 : challenges, uncertainty, and the survival of affirmative action 111
7 Evidence on the effectiveness of affirmative action 131
8 Affirmative action in the twenty-first century 145
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