Affirmative Talk, Affirmative Action: A Comparative Study of the Politics of Affirmative Action


Jones' unique comparative case study investigates the reasons for success or failure of affirmative action programs in two Southern communities and offers a recipe for successful race-conscious hiring programs in a detailed, step-by-step approach. The volume identifies, defines, and operationalizes those elements--communications, resources, commitment, political-social conditions, and bureaucratic arrangements--required for the successful execution of any public policy program.