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Racism and Equal Opportunity Policies in the 1980s

2nd Edition


Part of Comparative Ethnic and Race Relations

John Solomos, Richard Jenkins, Laurence Lustgarten, John Darby, Malcolm Cross, Ken Young, Nick Jewson, David Mason, Gloria Lee, John Wrench, Ed Rhodes, Peter Braham
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  • Date Published: May 1990
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521389686

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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.

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: May 1990
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521389686
    • length: 272 pages
    • dimensions: 226 x 147 x 16 mm
    • weight: 0.336kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Introduction to the second edition
    Part I. The Law, Politics and Equal Opportunity:
    1. Racism, equal opportunity and public policy John Solomos and Richard Jenkins
    2. Racial inequality and the limits of law Laurence Lustgarten
    3. The politics of anti-discrimination legislation: planned social reform or symbolic politics? John Solomos
    4. Religious discrimination and differentiation in Northern Ireland: the case of the Fair Employment Agency John Darby
    Part II. Dimensions of Equal Opportunity:
    5. 'Equality of opportunity' and inequality of outcome: the MSC, ethnic minorities and training policy Malcolm Cross
    6. The space between words: local authorities and the concept of equal opportunities Ken Young
    7. Equal opportunity in the private sector: the limits of voluntarism Richard Jenkins
    8. Monitoring equal opportunities policies: principles and practice Nick Jewson and David Mason
    9. Training and organisational change: the target racism Gloria Lee
    10. Unequal comrades: trade unions, equal opportunity and racism John Wrench
    Part III. The Prospects for Equal Opportunity:
    11. Equal opportunity in the context of high levels of unemployment Ed Rhodes and Peter Braham
    12. Equal opportunity and the limits of the law: some themes Richard Jenkins and John Solomos

  • Editors

    Richard Jenkins

    John Solomos


    John Solomos, Richard Jenkins, Laurence Lustgarten, John Darby, Malcolm Cross, Ken Young, Nick Jewson, David Mason, Gloria Lee, John Wrench, Ed Rhodes, Peter Braham

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