Understanding affirmative action : politics, discrimination, and the search for justice /
- Publication info:
- Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, c2006.
On the Shelf
- Understanding affirmative action : politics, discrimination, and the search for justice / J. Edward Kellough.
- Main Author:
- Kellough, J. Edward.
Washington, D.C. : Georgetown University Press, 2006
"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."--BOOK JACKET.
- Physical Description:
191 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -178) and index.
1589010892 (pbk. : alk. paper)9781589010895
Table of Contents
- 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. 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.