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Walls and bridges : social justice and public policy

Author: Anthony Joseph Paul Cortese
Publisher: Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003.
Series: SUNY series in public policy.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This useful classroom resource for professors wishing to incorporate notions of justice into their courses examines a variety of America's most challenging social issues (education, poverty, hopelessness, crime, and health care), interwoven with racial and ethnic themes. Anthony J. Cortese illustrates how the tension between moral relativism on the one hand, and universal ethics on the other, makes concrete policy  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version
Cortese, Anthony Joseph Paul.
Walls and bridges.
Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anthony Joseph Paul Cortese
ISBN: 0791459071 9780791459072 079145908X 9780791459089
OCLC Number: 52757059
Description: ix, 196 pages ; 23 cm.
Contents: Preface --
A social ethics approach to social problems --
The crisis and denial of access in education --
Welfare, poverty, and the legitimization of social inequality --
Sidewalk stories: the forgotten homeless people --
Medical apartheid: the unequal distribution and quality of health care --
Crime and prison: the social control of deviance --
Social ethics and implications for public policy --
Appendix: Implications for social policy.
Series Title: SUNY series in public policy.
Responsibility: Anthony J. Cortese.
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"This useful classroom resource for professors wishing to incorporate notions of justice into their courses examines a variety of America's most challenging social issues (education, poverty, hopelessness, crime, and health care), interwoven with racial and ethnic themes. Anthony J. Cortese illustrates how the tension between moral relativism on the one hand, and universal ethics on the other, makes concrete policy discussion difficult. He illustrates how, through a synthesis of justice, law, and power, a social ethics approach to public policy could resolve various intergroup conflicts and social problems. Included at the end of each chapter are "What You Can Do" exercises and activities that encourage students to apply what they have learned to their own lives."--Jacket.

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