Ethnic Inequality and Public Policy
By (author) Nathan Glazer
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Affirmative Discrimination by Nathan Glazer
Book DescriptionShould government try to remedy persistent racial and ethnic inequalities by establishing and enforcing quotas and other statistical goals? Here is one of the most incisive books ever written on this difficult issue. Nathan Glazer surveys the civil rights tradition in the United States; evaluates public policies in the areas of employment, education, and housing; and questions the judgment and wisdom of their underlying premises their focus on group rights, rather than individual rights. Such policies, he argues, are ineffective, unnecessary, and politically destructive of harmonious relations among the races.Updated with a long, new introduction by the author, "Affirmative Discrimination" will enable citizens as well as scholars to better understand and evaluate public policies for achieving social justice in a multiethnic society."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674007307
(210mm x 140mm x 14mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Jul-1987
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Nathan Glazer
From a Cause to a Style, Hardback (February 2007)
Modernism in architecture and urban design has failed the American city. This work includes the articles and essays which reflect the author's ideas on subjects ranging from the livable city and public housing to building design, public memorials, and the uses of public space.
Lonely Crowd, Paperback (March 2001)
A study of 20th-century American society. Its now-classic analysis of the "new middle class" in terms of inner-directed and other-directed social character opened new dimensions in our understanding of the psychological, political and economic problems that confront the individual in society.
New Social Question, Hardback (February 2000)» View all books by Nathan Glazer
Shows that a fundamental practical and philosophical justification for traditional welfare policies - that all citizens share equal risks - has been undermined by social and intellectual change. This work traces the history of the welfare state and its founding premise that risks are equally distributed and unpredictable.
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Author Biography - Nathan Glazer
Nathan Glazer is Professor of Education and Sociology, Emeritus, at Harvard University.
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