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Diversity in America

Keeping Government at a Safe Distance

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$34.50 • £27.95 • €31.00

ISBN 9780674018549

Publication Date: 02/25/2006


462 pages

5-11/16 x 8-7/8 inches

Belknap Press


  • Acknowledgments
  • I. Thinking about Diversity
    • 1. First Thoughts
    • 2. Taxonomies, Sources, and Legal Structures
    • 3. A New Ideal and Why It Matters
  • II. Managing Diversity
    • 4. Immigration: Importing and Assimilating Diversity
    • 5. Affirmative Action: Defining and Certifying Diversity
    • 6. Residential Neighborhoods: Subsidizing and Mandating Diversity
    • 7. Religion: Protecting and Exploiting Diversity
    • 8. Concluding Thoughts: Premises, Principles, Policies, and Punctilios
  • Notes
  • Index

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