Pursuing Equal Opportunities: The Theory and Practice of Egalitarian Justice
Cambridge University Press, 2004 - Philosophy - 280 pages
This book offers original and innovative contributions to the debate about equality of opportunity. The first part 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.
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EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AS REGULATIVE IDEAL
22 AN OUTLINE OF THE THREEDIMENSIONAL MODEL
23 EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR WHAT?
24 BACKGROUND FAIRNESS AND STATUS EQUALITY
25 THE IDEA OF STAKES FAIRNESS
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY WITHOUT NATURAL INEQUALITIES
53 TAKING INTEGRATION SERIOUSLY AGAIN
54 THE VALUE OF DIVERSITY AND INTEGRATION
55 THE RATIONALE FOR AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
62 MAKING SENSE OF WORKFARE
63 WORKFARE AND THE RELEVANCE OF STAKES FAIRNESS
32 THE ASSUMPTION ABOUT NATURAL INEQUALITIES
33 THE MYTH OF NATURAL INEQUALITIES
LEARNING FROM THE IQ DEBATE
35 TWO OTHER ISSUES ABOUT NATURE AND JUSTICE
36 EGALITARIAN JUSTICE WITHOUT NATURAL INEQUALITY
37 THE VULNERABLE MINORITY APPROACH
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AND CIVIL RIGHTS MERIT STANDARDIZED TESTS AND HIGHER EDUCATION
42 STANDARDIZED TESTS IN AMERICAN UNIVERSITIES
43 MERITOCRACY REGULATED BY EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES
44 THE IMPLICATIONS FOR CIVIL RIGHTS
45 THE WORRY ABOUT AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
INTEGRATION DIVERSITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION
52 DIVERSITY OF WHAT? DIVERSITY FOR WHOM?
UNIVERSAL ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE
73 TWO EGALITARIAN STRATEGIES
GENDER INEQUALITIES IN THE WORKPLACE
82 UNDERSTANDING GENDER GAPS IN THE WORKPLACE
83 IS THE SECOND SHIFT UNFAIR TO WOMEN?
84 WHY FAMILIES ARE BEYOND EQUAL OPPORTUNITY REGULATION
EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES AFTER DIVORCE
92 WHATS WRONG WITH FAULTBASED DIVORCE LAW?
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