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Racism and Equal Opportunity Policies in the 1980s : Comparative Ethnic and Race Relations - Richard Jenkins

Racism and Equal Opportunity Policies in the 1980s

Comparative Ethnic and Race Relations

By: Richard Jenkins (Editor), John Solomos (Editor)

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Published: 9th July 1990
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This edition, first published in 1989, looks at the problems of racism and equal opportunity in employment and government policies towards them in Britain. It brings together a group of specialist contributors and covers the major areas of debate, including the law, policies towards unemployment, job training and the labour market, the role of the public and private sectors, the role of trade unions, the gap between policies and pronouncements on equal opportunity and their implementation, and the related issue of sectarian discrimination in Northern Ireland. It looks at the future prospects for equal opportunities and provides conclusions for policy. In particular, it aims to address important topics such as the assumptions underlying policies and whether they realistically reflect reality, the actual effect of legislation, and the relationship between power disparities in society as a whole and racial inequality.

Introduction to the second edition
Contributors
Acknowledgements
The Law, Politics and Equal Opportunity
Racism, equal opportunity and public policy
Racial inequality and the limits of law
The politics of anti-discrimination legislation: planned social reform or symbolic politics?
Religious discrimination and differentiation in Northern Ireland: the case of the Fair Employment Agency
Dimensions of Equal Opportunity
'Equality of opportunity' and inequality of outcome: the MSC, ethnic minorities and training policy
The space between words: local authorities and the concept of equal opportunities
Equal opportunity in the private sector: the limits of voluntarism
Monitoring equal opportunities policies: principles and practice
Training and organisational change: the target racism
Unequal comrades: trade unions, equal opportunity and racism
The Prospects for Equal Opportunity
Equal opportunity in the context of high levels of unemployment
Equal opportunity and the limits of the law: some themes
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780521389686
ISBN-10: 0521389682
Series: Comparative Ethnic and Race Relations
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 272
Published: 9th July 1990
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.4
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised