Pursuing Equal Opportunities by Lesley A. Jacobs
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Pursuing Equal Opportunities
By Lesley A. Jacobs

Pursuing Equal Opportunities

The Theory and Practice of Egalitarian Justice

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Pursuing Equal Opportunities by Lesley A. Jacobs

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Pursuing equality is an important challenge for any modern democratic society but this challenge faces two sets of difficulties: the theoretical question of what sort of equality to pursue and for whom; and the practical question concerning which legal and political institutions are the most appropriate vehicles for implementing egalitarian social policy and thus realizing egalitarian justice. This book offers original and innovative contributions to the debate about equality of opportunity. The first part of the book sets out a theory of equality of opportunity that presents equal opportunities as a normative device for the regulation of competition for scarce resources. The second part shifts the focus to the consideration of the practical application by courts or legislatures or public policy makers of policies for addressing racial, class or gender injustices. The author examines standardized tests, affirmative action, workfare, universal health-care, comparable worth, and the economic consequences of divorce.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521530217
ISBN-10: 0521530210
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 152mm x 17mm)
Pages: 296
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 10-Nov-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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