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Affirmative Action Debate

Affirmative Action Debate - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0415938679

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Publisher: Routledge N. Y.
Published: 2002
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Affirmative Action Debate - 2ND 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-0415938679

Steven M. Cahn

ISBN13: 978-0415938679
ISBN10: 0415938678
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Publisher: Routledge N. Y.

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Affirmative action has been a divisive issue in the United States for close to thirty years. The controversy is alive today and the debate has intensified. This newly updated, highly readable collection provides an essential guide to the full range of arguments surrounding contemporary discussion of affirmative action making it a useful tool for students and general readers alike. Comprising nearly three decades of writing on the subject, the book follows the debate from early foundational articles to the most up-to-date opinions, and covers all the important stops in between.

Table of Contents

I. INDIVIDUALS, GROUPS, AND DISCRIMINATION

1. Discrimination and Morally Relevant Characteristics:James W. Nickel
2. Inverse Discrimination:J. L. Cowan
3. Reparations to Wronged Groups:Michael D. Bayles
4. Reverse Discrimination and Contemporary Justice:Paul W. Taylor
5. Reverse Discrimination:William A. Nunn III
6. Should Reparations Be to Individuals or to Groups?:James W. Nickel
7. Reparations to Individuals or Groups?:Alan H. Goldman
8. What's Wrong with Discrimination?:Paul Woodruff

II. JUSTICE AND COMPENSATION

9. Preferential Hiring:Judith Jarvis Thomson
10. Preferential Hiring:A Reply to Judith Jarvis Thomson:Robert Simon
11. Justifying Reverse Discrimination in Employment:George Sher
12. Preferential Hiring and Compensation:Robert K. Fullinwider
13. Compensatory Justice:The Question of Costs:Robert Amdur

III. THE BAKKE CASE

14. Who Are Equals?:Carl Cohen
15. Are Quotas Unfair?:Ronald Dworkin
16. What Did Bakke Really Decide?:Ronald Dworkin
17. Equality, Diversity, and Good Faith:Carl Cohen

IV. DIVERSITY

18. In Defence of affirmative action:Bartara R. Bergmann
19. The Role Model Argument and Faculty Diversity:Anita L. Allen
20. Proportional Representation of Women and Minorities:Celia Wolf-Devine
21. The Meaning of "Merit":William G. Bowen and Derek Bok
22. The Meaning of "Merit":A Reply to Bowen and Bok:Stephan Thernstrom and Abigail Thernstrom
23. Diversity:George Sher

V. PREFERENCE OR IMPARTIALITY?

27. In Favor of Affirmative Action:Tom L. Beauchamp
28. Reverse Discrimination:Sidney Hook

EPILOGUE

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