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- DescriptionFor some time, the United States has been engaged in a national debate over affirmative action policy. A policy that began with the idea of creating a level playing field for mirities has sparked controversy in the workplace, in higher education, and elsewhere. After forty years, the debate still continues and the issues are as complex as ever. While most Americans are familiar with the term, they may t fully understand what affirmative action is and why it has become such a divisive issue. With this concise and up-to-date introduction, J. Edward Kellough brings together historical, philosophical, and legal analyses to fully inform participants and observers of this debate. Aiming to promote a more thorough kwledge 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 education as well as employment. In addition, Kellough shows how the development and implementation of affirmative action policies have been significantly influenced by the nature and operation of our political institutions. Highlighting key landmarks in legislation and court decisions, he explains such concepts as disparate impact , diversity management , strict scrutiny , and representative bureaucracy . Understanding Affirmative Action probes the rationale for affirmative action, the different arguments against it, and the kwn impact it has had. Kellough concludes with a consideration of whether or t affirmative action will remain a useful tool for combating discrimination in the years to come. Not just for students in public administration and public policy, this handy volume will be a valuable resource for public administrators, human resource managers, and ordinary citizens looking for a balanced treatment of a controversial policy.
- Author BiographyJ. 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.
- Author(s)J. Edward Kellough
- PublisherGeorgetown University Press
- Date of Publication15/04/2006
- SubjectSocial Issues, Services & Welfare
- Place of PublicationWashington, DC
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintGeorgetown University Press
- Weight249 g
- Width140 mm
- Height216 mm
- Spine12 mm
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