Walls and Bridges: Social Justice and Public Policy

Walls and Bridges: Social Justice and Public Policy

by Anthony J. Cortese
     
 

ISBN-10: 079145908X

ISBN-13: 9780791459089

Pub. Date: 02/28/2004

Publisher: State University of New York Press

A fresh and easy-to-understand examination of some of America's most challenging social issues.

This useful classroom resource for professors wishing to incorporate notions of justice into their courses examines a variety of America’s most challenging social issues (education, poverty, homelessness, crime, and health care), interwoven with racial and

Overview

A fresh and easy-to-understand examination of some of America's most challenging social issues.

This useful classroom resource for professors wishing to incorporate notions of justice into their courses examines a variety of America’s most challenging social issues (education, poverty, homelessness, crime, and health care), interwoven with racial and ethnic themes. Anthony J. Cortese illustrates how the tension between moral relativism on the one hand, and universal ethics on the other, makes concrete policy discussion difficult. He illustrates how, through a synthesis of justice, law, and power, a social ethics approach to public policy could resolve various intergroup conflicts and social problems. Included at the end of each chapter are “What You Can Do” exercises and activities that encourage students to apply what they have learned to their own lives.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791459089
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/2004
Series:
SUNY series in Public Policy Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.55(d)

Table of Contents

Preface

1. A Social Ethics Approach to Social Problems

2. The Crisis and Denial of Access in Education

3. Welfare, Poverty, and the Legitimization of Social Inequality

4. Sidewalk Stories: The Forgotten Homeless People

5. Medical Apartheid: The Unequal Distribution and Quality of Health Care

6. Crime and Prison: The Social Control of Deviance

7. Social Ethics and Implications for Public Policy

Appendix: Implications for Social Policy

References

Index

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