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  • ISBN: 9780226081366
  • ISBN10: 0226081362

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

by Paul Burstein

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Univ of Chicago Pr
  • Publish date: 01/01/1998
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Description: Preface Introduction 1. Democratic Politics and Equality of Opportunity What We Already Know EEO Legislation: The Beginnings A Preview Some Caveats 2. 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 3. 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 4. 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 5. Elections, Lobbying, and Leadership Elections Lobbying Leadership A Note on the Structure of American Government What Caused Public Opinion to Change? (Reprise) Conclusions 6. 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 7. 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 8. 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
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