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Affirmative action around the world : an empirical study

Author: Thomas Sowell
Publisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this important book, an eminent authority presents a new perspective on affirmative action, investigating its actual consequences in the United States and in other countries where it has been in effect. Evaluating his empirical data, Thomas Sowell concludes that race preference programs worldwide have not met expectations and have often produced the opposite of what was really intended.

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An eminent authority presents a new perspective on affirmative action in a provocative book that will stir fresh debate about this vitally important issue.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Études transculturelles
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Sowell
ISBN: 0300101996 9780300101997 0300107757 9780300107753
OCLC Number: 52477391
Description: x, 239 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: An international perspective --
Affirmative action in India --
Affirmative action in Malaysia --
Affirmative action in Sri Lanka --
Affirmative action in Nigeria --
Affirmative action in the United States --
The past and the future.
Responsibility: Thomas Sowell.
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