Foundations of Employment Discrimination Law presents a broad collection of readings covering the general development of the law and placing the topic in historical and philosophical perspective. Donohue divides the book into a section on race discrimination, and one on sex discrimination. Each section considers the theoretical and empirical foundations of the law, its operation, and its impact. He brings together 42 readings, edited to facilitate accessibility, from a variety of perspectives including history, philosophy, economics, law, sociology, politics, and psychology. Each chapter begins with an introduction highlighting and summarizing the readings, and offers an extensive set of notes and questions designed to provide a deeper understanding of the readings as well as to introduce and critique a broader set of perspectives. Foundations of Employment Discrimination Law is an ideal text or supplement for introductory and advanced courses in employment discrimination law.
This volume is part of the Interdisciplinary Readers in Law series (Roberta Romano, General Editor). Designed as a collection of supplementary texts for law school courses, the series collects important essays from leading lawyers, economists, political scientists, philosophers, historians, and legal scholars, reflecting the broad range of scholarship that informs contemporary law. Other volumes in the series include Foundations of Corporate Law (Roberta Romano, Editor), Foundations of Administrative Law (Peter Schuck, Editor), Foundations of Contract Law (Richard Craswell and Alan Schwartz, Editors), Foundations of Tort Law (Saul Levmore, Editor), and Foundations of Environmental Law and Policy (Richard L. Revesz, Editor).