This award winning handbook presents the views of both advocates and critics of the argument that government policies can establish gender and racial equality.
In Affirmative Action: A Reference Handbook, recent events such as the end of affirmative action in California are examined along with their implications for employees and employers, public contracting, and education. The coverage details the roles of the women's and civil rights movements in shaping affirmative action policies, analyzes major laws and court cases, and profiles key proponents and critics.
Features • Provides important statistics collected by the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission and the U.S. Department of Education
Highlights • Profiles key proponents and critics • Analyzes major laws and landmark cases involving affirmative action and discrimination • Details the roles of women's and civil rights movements in shaping affirmative action policies
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Reviews "What distinguishes this handbook from others is its evenhanded treatment of the topic. Recommended for lower and upper-division undergraduates, graduate students, researchers/faculty, and professionals."—Choice
"Any but the most advanced researcher will profit from the clarity and brevity of presenation. A glossary and an index complete this excellent overview and guide to this highly contentious public debate."—American Reference Books Annual
"This volume is highly recommended for all libraries."—American Reference Books Annual