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Pursuing Equal Opportunities

The Theory and Practice of Egalitarian Justice

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.
Cambridge University Press; November 2003
296 pages; ISBN 9780511189173
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Title: Pursuing Equal Opportunities
Author: Lesley A. Jacobs
 
ISBNs
0511189176
9780511189173
9780521823203