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Author Cortese, Anthony Joseph Paul.

Title Walls and bridges : social justice and public policy / Anthony J. Cortese

Published Albany : State University of New York Press, [2003]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 196 pages)
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Series SUNY series in public policy
SUNY series in public policy.
Contents Machine generated contents note: 1. Social Ethics Approach to Social Problems -- 2. Crisis and Denial of Access in Education -- 3. Welfare, Poverty, and the Legitimization of Social Inequality -- 4. Sidewalk Stories: The Forgotten Homeless People -- 5. Medical Apartheid: The Unequal Distribution and Quality of Health Care -- 6. Crime and Prison: The Social Control of Deviance -- 7. Social Ethics and Implications for Public Policy -- App. Implications for Social Policy
Summary "This useful classroom resource for professors wishing to incorporate notions of justice into their courses examines a variety of America's most challenging social issues (education, poverty, hopelessness, crime, and health care), interwoven with racial and ethnic themes. Anthony J. Cortese illustrates how the tension between moral relativism on the one hand, and universal ethics on the other, makes concrete policy discussion difficult. He illustrates how, through a synthesis of justice, law, and power, a social ethics approach to public policy could resolve various intergroup conflicts and social problems. Included at the end of each chapter are "What You Can Do" exercises and activities that encourage students to apply what they have learned to their own lives."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-188) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Social ethics.
Social justice.
Social policy -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0791459071 (alk. paper)
079145908X (paperback; alk. paper)
1417575719 (electronic bk.)
9780791459072 (alk. paper)
9780791459089 (paperback; alk. paper)
9781417575718 (electronic bk.)