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This collection examines the case for affirmative action in the UK in relation to employment, higher education, the legal profession, the judiciary, political representation and minority language rights. * Draws on experience of affirmative action in the United States, Canada and Germany. * Contributions highlight the importance of how affirmative action is conceptualised and of context in evaluating the case for affirmative action. * Emphasises the need for pragmatic judgments about the likely effectiveness and costs of affirmative action policies.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781405148399
ISBN-10: 140514839X
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 154mm x 11mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom


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Author Biography - Aileen McHarg

Aileen McHarg is Senior Lecturer in Public Law at The University of Glasgow. Donald Nicolson is a Professor at the Law School at the University of Strathclyde.

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