The Next Twenty-five Years

Affirmative Action in Higher Education in the United States and South Africa
David L. Featherman, Martin Hall, and Marvin Krislov, editors
Foreword by Mary Sue Coleman, President of the University of Michigan
Foreword by Njabulo Ndebele, Former Vice-Chancellor and Principal of the University of Cape Town

A must-read for anyone who cares about the future of higher education in diverse democracies


A penetrating exploration of affirmative action's continued place in 21st-century higher education, The Next Twenty-five Years assembles the viewpoints of some of the most influential scholars, educators, university leaders, and public officials. Its comparative essays range the political spectrum and debates in two nations to survey the legal, political, social, economic, and moral dimensions of affirmative action and its role in helping higher education contribute to a just, equitable, and vital society.

David L. Featherman is Professor of Sociology and Psychology and Founding Director of the Center for Advancing Research and Solutions for Society at the University of Michigan.

Martin Hall is Vice-Chancellor of the University of Salford, Greater Manchester, and previously was Deputy Vice- Chancellor at the University of Cape Town.

Marvin Krislov is President of Oberlin College and previously was Vice President and General Counsel at the University of Michigan.

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  • 6 x 9.
  • 416pp.
  • 7 Figures, 10 Tables.
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  • Paper
  • 2009
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  • 978-0-472-03377-5

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