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‘Race’ Attacks the Melting‐Pot: The United States

Christian Joppke

in Immigration and the Nation-State: The United States, Germany, and Great Britain

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198295402
eISBN:
9780191599576
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198295405.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

The argument between melting‐pot assimilationists and cultural pluralists betrays a fundamental uncertainty about the meaning of American nationhood, and exhibits a certain sterility by being ... More


Affirmative Action

Loan Le and Jack Citrin

in Public Opinion and Constitutional Controversy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195329414
eISBN:
9780199851720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195329414.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter begins with a description of public opinion leading up to the first major Court decision on affirmative action, the University of California Regents v. Bakke case in 1978, and then ... More


Racial Discrimination and Affirmative Action: The Meaning of Equal Protection

ASHUTOSH BHAGWAT

in The Myth of Rights: The Purposes and Limits of Constitutional Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780195377781
eISBN:
9780199775842
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195377781.003.008
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter begins with a discussion of the coverage of the Equal Protection Clause in the Constitution. It then turns to a study of how equal protection principles have played out in practice, in ... More


A Maxim of Justice: Its Birth and Rebirth

George P. Fletcher

in Our Secret Constitution: How Lincoln Redefined American Democracy

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195156287
eISBN:
9780199872169
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195156285.003.0009
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter asserts that the U.S. traces the principle of equality to the idea that human beings were created in God's image, and discusses the evolution of the doctrine of equal protection via ... More


Affirmative Action and Reservations in the American and Indian Labor Markets: Are They Really That Bad?

Edward Montgomery

in A Not-so-dismal Science: A Broader View of Economies and Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198294900
eISBN:
9780191596728
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198294905.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic Systems

The theoretical and empirical evidence of the economic effects of affirmative action or quota (positive discrimination) programmes for minority racial groups in the USA, and of reservations of ... More


Racial Solutions for a New Society

Michael O. Emerson and George Yancey

in Transcending Racial Barriers: Toward a Mutual Obligations Approach

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199742684
eISBN:
9780199943388
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199742684.003.0021
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

As we continue to address the aftermath of our racial history and the racialization that has developed from it, we must find solutions that unite rather than divide us. Solutions that appear to ... More


Reflections on Globalization, Discrimination, and Affirmative Action *

Thomas E. Weisskopf

in Discrimination in an Unequal World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199732166
eISBN:
9780199866144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199732166.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter reflects in a speculative manner about the ways in which the process of globalization might affect the extent of discrimination against people on account of their (broadly defined) ... More


Critical Republicanism, Civic Patriotism, and Social Integration

Cécile Laborde

in Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and Political Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199550210
eISBN:
9780191720857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550210.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, European Union, Political Theory

Chapter 10 argues that both official republicans and multiculturalists, in different ways, have tolerated or aggravated the damaging ethnicisation of social relations, and that only a radical ... More


Ideas and Institutions in Race Politics

Robert C. Lieberman

in Ideas and Politics in Social Science Research

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199736430
eISBN:
9780199866106
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199736430.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics

This chapter explores the politics of race in the United States. It shows that neither ideas nor institutions form a sufficient basis for explaining the trajectory of American race policy and ... More


Contract Compliance in the United States and Canada

Christopher McCrudden

in Buying Social Justice: Equality, Government Procurement, and Legal Change

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780199232420
eISBN:
9780191716058
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199232420.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, EU Law

This chapter discusses the development of procurement linkage as a tool for tackling employment discrimination based on race, beginning in the United States during the Second World War, and ... More


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