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Equality of Opportunity

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Brown cloth boards with whole book itself almost as new. Jacket clean with some shelf wear creases & marks to back of jacket. John Roemer points out that there are two views of equality of opportunity that are widely held in the late-20th century. The first, which he calls the nondiscrimination principle, states that in the competition for positions in society, individuals should be judged only on attributes relevant for the performance of the duties of the position in question. Attributes such as race or sex should not be taken into account. The second states that society should do what it can to level the playing field among persons who compete for positions, especially during their formative years, so that all those who have the relevant "potential" attributes can be considered.;Common to both positions is that at some point the principle of equal opportunity holds individuals accountable for achievements of particular objectives, whether they be education, employment, health, or income. The author argues there is consequently a "before" and "after" in the notion of equality of opportunity: before the competition starts, opportunities must be equalised, by social intervention if need be; but after it begins, individuals are on their own. The different views of equal opportunity should be judged according to where they place the starting gate which separates "before" and "after". John Roemer shows here how to determine the location of the starting gate in the different views.

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Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
J E Roemer
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
24x16x1 cm
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0674259912
ISBN-13:
9780674259911
Number of pages:
120
Publisher:
Harvard University Press

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Brown cloth boards with whole book itself almost as new. Jacket clean with some shelf wear creases & marks to back of jacket. John Roemer points out that there are two views of equality of opportunity that are widely held in the late-20th century. The first, which he calls the nondiscrimination principle, states that in the competition for positions in society, individuals should be judged only on attributes relevant for the performance of the duties of the position in question. Attributes such as race or sex should not be taken into account. The second states that society should do what it can to level the playing field among persons who compete for positions, especially during their formative years, so that all those who have the relevant "potential" attributes can be considered.;Common to both positions is that at some point the principle of equal opportunity holds individuals accountable for achievements of particular objectives, whether they be education, employment, health, or income. The author argues there is consequently a "before" and "after" in the notion of equality of opportunity: before the competition starts, opportunities must be equalised, by social intervention if need be; but after it begins, individuals are on their own. The different views of equal opportunity should be judged according to where they place the starting gate which separates "before" and "after". John Roemer shows here how to determine the location of the starting gate in the different views.

Added value:
First edition
Author(s):
J E Roemer
Condition:
As new
Dimensions:
24x16x1 cm
Edition:
1998
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0674259912
ISBN-13:
9780674259911
Number of pages:
120
Publisher:
Harvard University Press

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