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Living with moral disagreement : the enduring controversy about affirmative action

Author: Michele S Moses
Publisher: Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In this book, Michele S. Moses offers a crucial new way for thinking about the affirmative action debate, one that holds up the debate itself as an important emblem of the democratic process. Central to her analysis is the argument that we need to understand disagreements about affirmative action as products of conflicts between deeply held beliefs about race consciousness as either a pernicious political force or a  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michele S Moses
ISBN: 9780226344249 022634424X 9780226344386 022634438X
OCLC Number: 911004748
Description: xi, 135 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: "Who isn't for equality?" --
The case of affirmative action policy --
The nature of moral disagreement: conflicting ideals? --
Ballot initiatives, moral disagreement, and ideas of equality --
Deliberative democracy and policy dialogue (with Lauren P. Saenz and Amy Farley Lobue) --
What should we do about profound moral disagreements over education policy?
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In this book, Michele S. Moses offers a crucial new way for thinking about the affirmative action debate, one that holds up the debate itself as an important emblem of the democratic process. Central to her analysis is the argument that we need to understand disagreements about affirmative action as products of conflicts between deeply held beliefs about race consciousness as either a pernicious political force or a necessary variable in political equality. --Back cover.

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Moses s work in this book is convincing: a close inspection of affirmative action reveals deep disagreement about how we interpret and understand the relationship between two cherished and Read more...

 
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