Journals Higher Education



Published: 11 February 2014

288 Pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199812141

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A New Theory of Equal Opportunity

Joseph Fishkin

  • A bold, original theory of equal opportunity
  • Applies the theory to important contemporary problems in public policy and law including class inequality, workplace flexibility, and antidiscrimination law
  • Engages with, and raises fundamental questions about, responsibility-catering theories of distributive justice
  • An argument informed by research about the role of developmental opportunities from the social and natural sciences
  • Offers a view of how opportunities matter, in part, because they shape our preferences, ambitions, and values

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