Equality: From Theory to Action by John BakerEquality: From Theory to Action by John Baker

Equality: From Theory to Action

byJohn Baker

Paperback | July 8, 2009

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How can egalitarian ideals be put into action? This ground-breaking book sets out a new interdisciplinary model for equality studies. Integrating normative questions about the ideal of equality with empirical issues about the nature of inequality, it applies a new framework to a wide range of contemporary inequalities. Proposing far-reaching changes in the economy, politics, law, education and research practices, it sets out innovative political strategies for achieving those aims. It is an invaluable resource for both academics and activists.
JOHN BAKER is a Senior Lecturer in Equality Studies at University College Dublin, Ireland and is one of the founding members of the Equality Studies Centre. He is the author ofArguing for Equality(1987). His main areas of research are theoretical issues of equality and democracy.KATHLEEN LYNCH is Professor of Equality Studies and was o...
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Title:Equality: From Theory to ActionFormat:PaperbackDimensions:323 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.75 inPublished:July 8, 2009Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230227163

ISBN - 13:9780230227163

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Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition PART I: THE NEW EQUALITY AGENDA New Challenges to an Unequal World Dimensions of Equality: A Framework for Theory and Action The Centrality of Equality: Equality and Other Values Contexts of Egalitarian Change: Social Systems and Social Groups PART II: PUTTING EQUALITY INTO PRACTICE Towards Economic Equality The Challenge of Participatory Democracy Equality, the Legal System and Employment Law Equality and Education Emancipatory Research as a Tool of Change PART III: STRATEGIES FOR CHANGE Class, Gender and the Equality Movement Ideology and Resistance Strategic Issues for the Equality Movement Notes Bibliography

Editorial Reviews

'This book confidently crosses the chasm between theory and action. It is a major achievement which deserves to be on the reading list of every politician, academic and activist concerned about social inequity and justice'-Professor Madeleine Arnot, Chair of Sociology of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Cambridge, UK'This is a truly extraordinary book, combining sophisticated philosophical discussion of the fundamental moral issues linked to equality with solid sociological analysis of existing institutions and how they work to generate inequality, and provocative political analysis of strategies to transform those institutions...It provides a powerful framework for a new egalitarianism for the 21st century'-Erik Olin Wright, Vilas Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA'The book is astonishing in its scope'-Jonathan Wolff, Professor and Head of Department of Philosophy, University College London, UK'This book makes a significant contribution to the field and is a positive sign of things to come from the equality studies discipline'-Faith Armitage, Feminist Review'This is a well-researched text, which benefits from international a well as local examples of equality and inequality...This book represents one small step on the road to a greater equality'-Pedagogy, Culture and Society'The book provides a thorough examination of the politics and theory of equality and should be read by academics, equality lawyers, students, activists and anyone who desires a more equal world'-Harriet Samuels, Feminist Legal Studies