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Affirmative action international perspectives by Julio FauМЃndez

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Published by International Labour Office in Geneva .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Affirmative action programs -- Law and legislation.,
  • Minorities -- Employment.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 57-62).

StatementJ. Faundez.
ContributionsInternational Labour Office.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsK1770 .F38 1994
The Physical Object
Paginationvii, 62 p. ;
Number of Pages62
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1233491M
ISBN 109221087581
LC Control Number94235991
OCLC/WorldCa30523381

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In this important book, an eminent authority presents a new perspective on affirmative action, investigating its actual consequences in the United States and in other countries where it Cited by: “This lucid, data-rich book is simply the best researched and most convincing analysis ever done of affirmative action in higher education, a work at once impeccably scholarly and entirely accessible to anyone interested in the social and legal ramifications of well-intentioned policies that, as the authors show, have a boomerang effect on the intended beneficiaries.”Cited by: Katznelson doesn't discuss the politics of affirmative action today or tomorrow, the book's major flaw, an absence of practical political science. This book is rich historiographically; it brings together topics and disciplines too often isolated and offers a trenchant public policy discussion informed by a moral concern for social justice. Having written extensively on urban politics and liberalism, his new book, When Affirmative Action Was White (), jumps into the fray by analyzing the issue of affirmative action. The book is held together by one overarching theme.

UNDERSTANDING AFFIRMATIVE ACTION Their book provided the first large-scale quantitative examination of the consequences of affirmative action. Ways to increase diversity Many note that race-sensitive admissions policies and other forms of affirmative action enhance diversity. To examine this issue, BowenFile Size: KB. Definition of affirmative action. : an active effort to improve the employment or educational opportunities of members of minority groups and women sought to achieve a multicultural staff through affirmative action also: a similar effort to promote the rights or progress of other disadvantaged persons. Hailed at the time of its original publication as a thorough and balanced debate of one of America's most vexing political issues, Affirmative Action employs a pro and con format to provide a concise introduction to this divisive debate. In a new, substantive introduction, Richard F. Tomasson offers a short history of the affirmative action debate and addresses new developments since the book.   When Affirmative Action Was White is a relatively short read that is packed with information concerning the nations (United States) history of Affirmative Action and when it truly started and with whom it started. I learned a great deal reading this book although the novel read more like a detailed essay than anything else/5.