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From inequality to equality : evaluating normative justifications for affirmative action as racial redress

dc.contributor.authorHall, Susanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorWoermann, Minkaen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2015-10-06T07:02:37Z
dc.date.available2015-10-06T07:02:37Z
dc.date.issued2014-11
dc.identifier.citationHall, S. & Woermann, M. 2014. From inequality to equality: evaluating normative justifications for affirmative action as racial redress. African Journal of Business Ethics, 8(2):59-73, doi:10.15249/8-2-85.
dc.identifier.issn0976-3600 (online)
dc.identifier.issn1817-7417 (print)
dc.identifier.otherdoi:10.15249/8-2-85
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10019.1/97539
dc.descriptionCITATION: Hall, S. & Woermann, M. 2014. From inequality to equality: evaluating normative justifications for affirmative action as racial redress. African Journal of Business Ethics, 8(2):59-73, doi:10.15249/8-2-85.
dc.descriptionThe original publication is available at http://ajobe.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/85en_ZA
dc.description.abstractWe investigate whether, and to what extent, Nozick’s entitlement theory and Rawls’s theory of justice as fairness can normatively ground affirmative action policies. Our findings are that, whereas the Nozickean project offers no guidance for large-scale redress, the Rawlsian position supports affirmative action as redress, but only in its softer forms. Therefore, if one accepts the assumptions of equal liberty and fairness upon which Rawls’s theory is based, one is left with two alternatives: either to reject Rawls’s theory because it fails to support quota systems, or to accept Rawls’s theory and reject quota systems as a legitimate form of redress. We argue for the latter option.en_ZA
dc.description.urihttp://ajobe.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/85
dc.format.extent15 pagesen_ZA
dc.language.isoen_ZAen_ZA
dc.publisherSUNMeDIA
dc.subjectAffirmative action programsen_ZA
dc.subjectRawls, Johnen_ZA
dc.subjectFairnessen_ZA
dc.subjectBusiness ethicsen_ZA
dc.titleFrom inequality to equality : evaluating normative justifications for affirmative action as racial redressen_ZA
dc.typeArticleen_ZA
dc.description.versionPublisher's versionen_ZA
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