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Discrimination, Jobs, and Politics The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity in the United States since the New Deal

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ISBN-10: 0226081362

ISBN-13: 9780226081366

Edition: 1998

Authors: Paul Burstein

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Throughout this impressive and controversial account of the fight against job discrimination in the United States, Paul Burstein poses searching questions. Why did Congress adopt EEO legislation in the sixties and seventies? Has that legislation made a difference to the people it was intended to help? And what can the struggle for equal employment opportunity tell us about democracy in the United States? "This is an important, well-researched book. . . . Burstein has had the courage to break through narrow specializations within sociology . . . and even to address the types of acceptable questions usually associated with three different disciplines (political science, sociology, and…    
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Book details

List price: $34.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 2/28/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 290
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Preface
Introduction
Democratic Politics and Equality of Opportunity
What We Already Know EEO Legislation: The Beginnings A Preview Some Caveats
Ideas and Politics in the Congressional Debate on Equal Employment Opportunity
The Beginnings of Congressional Action: Why the 1940s? Legislating Equality: What Members of Congress Proposed Growth of Support for EEO Legislation
The End of Legislative Activity Conclusions: The Legislative Process
Public Opinion and Congressional Action
What the Public Wanted: Data Public Opinion and Congressional Support for EEO What the Public Wanted the Government to Do The Intensity of Public Concern Uncertainty, State Laws, and Congressional Support for EEO Concurrent Majorities Conclusions
The Civil Rights Movement and Congressional Action
The Civil Rights Movement Collective Action, Media Coverage, and Congressional Action Drama and Social Organization as Determinants of Congressional Action
Why Did Public Opinion Change? What Congress Did
Conclusions
Elections, Lobbying, and Leadership Elections Lobbying Leadership
A Note on the Structure of American Government What Caused Public Opinion to Change? (Reprise) Conclusions
Consequences of the Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity Possible Immediate Political Consequences of EEO Legislation
The Effect on Incomes of the Struggle for EEO
Conclusions
The Future of Equal Employment Opportunity
Why Income Gaps Always Close Slowly Prejudice and Discrimination Education
The Economy Politics Some Differences between Blacks and Women
Conclusions
Conclusions
The Struggle for Equal Employment Opportunity Democratic Politics and the Struggle for Equality
The Limits of Political Action Implications for the Study of Politics and Labor Markets Summing Up
Appendix: Data from Congressional Hearings and the New York Times
Notes
References
Index