Reservation and Affirmative Action: Models of Social Integration in India and the United States

By: Arvind Sharma

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This book examines the principles underlining the policies of reservation and affirmative action adopted by two non-homogeneous and multi-ethnic societies—India and the USA. Despite the fact that the governments of both countries have, for over fifty years now, applied these measures to overcome discrimination based on caste and race respectively, the author maintains that there is no comprehensive account of the grounds on which either reservations or affirmative action can be intellectually justified. Addressing the key question—What is being affirmed through affirmative action?—the author seeks the answer along four lines: - What is the religious component of such an affirmation, if any? - Is there a moral principle (or principles) underlying this affirmation? - Is this affirmation being advocated on the basis of ethical principles with which modern liberal thought is imbued? - Is the doctrine of human rights invoked in such an affirmation? Printed Pages: 200.

Title: Reservation and Affirmative Action: Models of Social Integration in India and the United States

Author Name: Arvind Sharma

Categories: Business, South Asia, India,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New Delhi, India, Sage Publications: 2008

ISBN: 8178298589

ISBN 13: 9788178298580

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New

Jacket Condition: New

Seller ID: 028571

Keywords: Social Integration India United States