Understanding Affirmative Action: Politics, Discrimination, and the Search for Justice

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." . . has the potential to become a classic in the field . . . Serves as an excellent handbook for those who are active in scholarship concerning affirmative action and an exceptional guide for graduate students and scholars looking to begin work in affirmative action research."?Kenneth J. Meier, Texas A&M University


1. Affirmative Action: The Concept and the Controversy 2. Early Efforts Focusing on Equality of Opportunity 3. Affirmative Action and Preferential Selection 4. Assessing the Argument: A Review of the Case For and Against Affirmative Action 5. The Supreme Court and Affirmative Action: An Examination of the Early Development of Statutory and Constitutional Constraints 6. Cases from 1995 to 2003: Challenges, Uncertainty, and the Survival of Affirmative Action 7. Evidence on the Effectiveness of Affirmative Action 8. Affirmative Action in the Twenty-first Century Notes Index


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.


"Kellough offers a well-rounded presentation of one of the most grossly misunderstood social and academic policies in American history. His discussion manages to bridge the most salient points concerning this policy into one book, offering readers a one-stop shop of information concerning affirmative action. In succinct fashion, Kellough provides a well-balanced discussion that highlights arguments in support of and in opposition to affirmative action." -- AMERICAN JOURNAL OF EDUCATION "A condensed single author treatment of affirmative action, rather than the raft of edited volumes available on the market, is a welcome contribution to the field, especially for students requiring a brief introduction to past and present policies." -- Teachers College Record
EAN: 9781589010895
ISBN: 1589010892
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 22 Jahre. Sprache: Englisch.
Erscheinungsdatum: Mai 2006
Seitenanzahl: 191 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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