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Overview of Affirmative Action
An overview of the theories and application of the concept of affirmative action.
# 147166 | 2,743 words | 10 sources | APA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 27, 2011 in Business (Law) , Hot Topics (Affirmative Action) , Public Administration (General)

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The paper looks at the definition and application of affirmative action and discusses its link to the concepts of managerial justice, anti-discrimination law theories and public administration. The paper highlights the two sides of the affirmative action debate
and addresses the concept of reverse discrimination.

Affirmative Action Defined
Affirmative Action and Public Administration
AA and Ethics Behind Theories of Anti-Discrimination Law
Affirmative Action: A Medium for Justice
Affirmative Action and Managerial Justice

From the Paper:

"Affirmative action (AA) has had many different and intricate definitions developed over the years. In comparison to the principle definition of equal employment opportunity (EEO) where inactive and indirect efforts to remove biases are give importance, AA gives higher significance to the direct, decisive and insistent participation to make sure that the discrimination towards minorities or women in the workplace or in academic structures, whether its formalized or not, are removed so that equality exists in all spheres. One thing that is important to note here is the phenomenon of affirmative action does not actually equalizes the allocations for minorities or women, instead its suggests how equality can be brought into a structure if it hasn't been recognized legally (Chambers et al, 2005)."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Boston, T and Nair-Reichert, U. (2003). Affirmative Action: Perspectives from the United States, India and Brazil. The Western Journal of Black Studies, 27.
  • Bulman-Pozen, J. (2006). Grutter at Work: A Title VII Critique of Constitutional Affirmative Action. Yale Law Journal, 115
  • Chambers, D.L., Clydesdale, T.T., Kidder, W.C. and Lempert, R.O. (2005). The Real Impact of Eliminating Affirmative Action in American Law Schools: An Empirical Critique of Richard Sander's Study. Stanford Law Review. 57: 6.
  • Chronicle of Higher Education. (2001). College enrollment by racial and ethnic group, selected years. Chronicle of Higher Education Almanac. Available: http://chronicle.com/weekly/almanac/2001/nation/0102002.htm
  • Glenn C. Loury, G.C. (2003). Racial Inequality and Developmental Affirmative Action. The Western Journal of Black Studies. 27: 1.

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