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Diversity and affirmative action in public service
Broadnax, Walter D.
Publication Information:
Boulder, Colo. : Westview Press, 2000.
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xx, 475 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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1480 Lexile.
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Diversity and affirmative action are subjects that tend to elicit some form of emotion, either strongly supportive or strongly opposed. In Diversity and Affirmative Action in Public Service , Walter Broadnax has drawn together a collection of essays that provides the reader with a historical overview of the evolution of these concepts within a public service context. The book opens with a discussion of representative bureaucracy and, using that material as a backdrop, proceeds to provide highly useful snapshots of the evolution of these concepts over the last several decades. The reader will be able to see clearly how the debate regarding this important topic has changed and matured over the last thirty years.The introduction and the individual chapter introductions bring together the perspectives of the practitioner and the academician. Many of the selected pieces have strong practical applications, and a substantial number of them were written by practitioners themselves.

Author Notes

Walter D. Broadnax is Dean of the School of Public Affairs at American University in Washington, D.C. Prior to this appointment he was Professor of Public Policy and Management in the School of Public Affairs at the University of Maryland, where he also directed the Bureau of Governmental Research.

Table of Contents

Aspa Classicsp. ii
Introductionp. xv
Notesp. xx
Part 1 Representative Bureaucracy and Equal Employment Opportunityp. 1
1 Public Administration and Social Equityp. 5
Conclusionsp. 19
Notesp. 20
2 Social Equity and the Public Servicep. 23
Notesp. 36
3 Measuring Bureaucratic Representation and Integrationp. 39
Conclusionp. 48
Referencesp. 50
4 Progress Toward Racial and Sexual Equality in the Federal Civil Service?p. 51
Conclusionp. 60
Notesp. 61
Referencesp. 62
5 From Civil Rights to Valuing Differencesp. 65
Conclusionp. 72
Notesp. 72
6 Equal Employment Opportunity and the Early Career in Federal Employmentp. 75
6 Equal Employment Opportunity and the Early Career in Federal Employmentp. 75
Introductionp. 75
Conclusionp. 88
Notesp. 89
Referencesp. 90
7 Racial Unrest in the Military the Challenge and the Responsep. 93
Conclusionp. 104
Notesp. 105
Part 2 Affirmative Actionp. 107
8 The U.S. Supreme Court's """"Consensus"""" on Affirmative Actionp. 111
Affirmative Action and City Managers Attitudes Toward Recruitment of Womenp. 127
Notesp. 138
10 a Mini-Symposium Affirmative Action in Public Employmentp. 141
10 A Mini-Symposium Affirmative Action in Public Employmentp. 141
Three Key Issues in Affirmative Actionp. 143
Affirmative Action Produces Equal Employment Opportunity for Allp. 147
Beyond the Sound and Fury of Quotas and Targetsp. 150
Affirmative Action in the Public Sector: Where Do We Stand Today?p. 154
Civil Rights in Civil Service--The Winds of Changep. 156
Some Concluding Observationsp. 160
Notesp. 161
Part 3 Diversityp. 163
11 Race, Sex, and Supervisory Authority in Federal White-Collar Employmentp. 167
Conclusionsp. 174
Notesp. 176
12 Asian Americans in the Public Service Success, Diversity, and Discriminationp. 179
Conclusionp. 189
Notesp. 190
Referencesp. 190
13 A Symposiump. 193
13 a Symposium: Minorities in Public Administrationp. 193
Summaryp. 202
Black Elected Administrators:The Trials of Officep. 202
The Chicano Experience with Nativism in Public Administrationp. 213
The Role of Black Colleges in Public Affairs Educationp. 221
Conclusionp. 236
Conference of Minority Public Administratorsp. 237
The Minority Administrator: Problems, Prospects, and Challengesp. 243
Conclusionp. 254
Notesp. 255
Part 4 Genderp. 261
Circumventing the Glass Ceilingp. 265
Referencesp. 292
15 Achieving Credibility: An Analysis of Women's Experiencep. 308
16 Three Steps Forward, Two Steps Backwardp. 311
Conclusionp. 322
Referencesp. 324
17 a Symposium: Women in Public Administrationp. 327
17 A Symposiump. 327
Referencesp. 329
The Women's Movement in Aspap. 331
Women at the Top: Selected Profilesp. 340
Women in Top Jobs: an Opportunity for Federal Leadershipp. 344
Conclusionp. 353
The Status of Women in the United States, 1976: Still Looking for Justice and Equityp. 353
Establishing Affirmative Action Goals for Womenp. 360
Summaryp. 367
Introductionp. 368
New Roles for Professional Women: Skills for Changep. 368
Introductionp. 374
A Case Study on the Impact of Public Policy Affecting Womenp. 382
Notesp. 390
Part 5 Aging and Disabilitiesp. 397
18 Greying at the Templesp. 401
Conclusionp. 412
Notesp. 413
19 The Impact of Disabilities on Federal Career Successp. 415
Conclusionp. 429
Referencesp. 430
20 Minin-Symposium on New Roles for Older Workersp. 433
Longer Worklives: a Strategic Policy Reversal Neededp. 435
Creating Opportunity: Strategies for Increasing Economic Self-Sufficiency of Older Americansp. 443
Additional Sourcesp. 450
The National Association of Older Worker Employment Services: Activities and Policiesp. 451
Senior Careerists: Strategies for Using Their Skillsp. 458
Indexp. 467