The Four Faces of Affirmative Action: Fundamental Answers and Actions (Hardback)
  • The Four Faces of Affirmative Action: Fundamental Answers and Actions (Hardback)
zoom

The Four Faces of Affirmative Action: Fundamental Answers and Actions (Hardback)

(author)
£65.00
Hardback 208 Pages / Published: 28/02/2001
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Affirmative action can generally be described as preferential treatment for minorities and women in jobs, educational opportunities, and receipt of other benefits. However, its origin and meaning remain relatively obscure. This study is designed to provide clarity and to strengthen the position of affirmative action amidst the controversy that surrounds it. Under attack across the nation, affirmative action is at a nadir. Gray contends that the grounds for defending affirmative action are based in ideas of social justice and can be found in the writings of philosophers, polemicists, and judges. One can organize these ideas according to four modes of thought which allow exhaustive treatment of the subject. Each mode of thought is concisely explained and then developed through the analysis of current philosophical thought; next, it is applied to the case law. This study boldly defines affirmative action as part of the quest for social justice. It takes affirmative action away from the tort law of causation by going as far back as Aristotle to show that private corrective justice is not an apt model for affirmative action. Gray concludes that such action is best promoted by the voices of diversity and rhetoric. Thus, dialogue and debate remain the best support for affirmative action.

Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313315596
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 473 g
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 12 mm

You may also be interested in...

Legal Skills
Added to basket
£29.99
Paperback
OCR AS/A Level Law Book 1
Added to basket
In Your Defence
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Letters to a Law Student
Added to basket
The Secret Barrister
Added to basket
£16.99   £13.99
Hardback
The Ten Types of Human
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Democracy Hacked
Added to basket
£16.99
Hardback
Death at Sea
Added to basket
£16.99   £14.99
Hardback
How to Change Your Mind
Added to basket
£20.00   £16.99
Hardback
Work Like a Woman
Added to basket
£12.99
Hardback
In Your Defence
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback
The Greatest
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
A Dictionary of Law
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
AQA A-level Law for Year 1/AS
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.