Affirmative Action in Plural Societies

Affirmative Action in Plural Societies

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Across the developmental spectrum, the prospects and problems of 'affirmative action' are increasingly important issues facing multi-ethnic countries. Drawing on philosophy, economics and sociology, the contributors explore the merits and demerits of affirmative action, and explain why affirmative action may be needed in countries facing large inequalities across ethnic, religious or racial groups. They analyse the origin, nature and consequences of affirmative action in Brazil, South Africa, the United States, Malaysia, Northern Ireland and Nigeria. Evaluating alternatives, they seek to provide guidance on the design of policies in different circumstances, with the aim of reducing horizontal inequalities, while minimising possible negative consequences.In the immediate aftermath of SP1, UC issued new guidelines for admission: For 25 to 50 per cent of freshmen admissions, ... After the One Florida programme was instituted, UF added an essay to its application, as well as questions about theanbsp;...

Title:Affirmative Action in Plural Societies
Author: Graham Brown, Arnim Langer, Frances Stewart
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2012-08-31

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