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When Race Counts

The Morality of Racial Preference in Britain and America

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When Race Counts by John Edwards
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This book investigates the use of race-conscious practices in social policy in Britain and America. It questions the distinction between affirmative action and preferential treatment, and evaluates the effectiveness of a range of education and employment policies designed to counteract both unintended and direct discrimination against ethnic minorities. The book uses both empirical and moral analyses to examine the controversial dilemma of whether and in what circumstances preferential treatment may be used as a means of improving the condition of minority groups. John Edwards looks at justifications for overriding the merit principle, particularly in employment, and shows who bears the costs of such a policy, and where the benefits lie. He argues that the merit principle is in itself so flawed that to override it would cause no great damage to justice. He then sets out the requirements of an acceptable policy of minority preference tailored to the disadvantages of specific minority groups.
Release date NZ
December 15th, 1994
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
272
Dimensions
156x234x25
ISBN-13
9780415072922
Product ID
2249769

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