Effectiveness of affirmative action measures in the United Kingdom and South Africa

Howard, Erica ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0848-5033 (2020) Effectiveness of affirmative action measures in the United Kingdom and South Africa. In: Affirmative Action and the Law: Efficacy of National and International Approaches. Howard, Erica ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0848-5033, Dominguez-Redondo, Elvira ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5089-2906 and Baéz, Narciso Leandro Xavier, eds. Routledge, London / New York, pp. 58-77. ISBN 9780367219536, e-ISBN 9780429268991. [Book Section] (doi:10.4324/9780429268991-6)

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Abstract

Kennedy-Dubourdieu writes that the principle of equality of opportunity for all, underpins a stable and just society. Affirmative action measures to achieve equality in the United Kingdom (UK), the European Union (EU) and South Africa are the focus of this chapter. It begins with a short overview of the origins and evolution of affirmative action in the UK, the EU and South Africa as explored in a previous publication. The chapter builds on that research in which it was explained that affirmative action is, in the UK and the EU, generally referred to as positive action. The overview of the legislation is followed by an assessment of the implementation and efficacy of the affirmative action measures. Then, the obstacles to their implementation and their contestation are examined. The chapter also focuses on a specific form of affirmative action for disabled people: duties of reasonable accommodation.

Item Type: Book Section
Research Areas: A. > School of Law > Law and Politics
Item ID: 29732
Notes on copyright: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Affirmative Action and the Law: Efficacy of National and International Approaches on 25/09/2020, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9780367219536
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Depositing User: Erica Howard
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2020 09:25
Last Modified: 11 Sep 2021 00:24
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29732

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