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Living with Moral Disagreement: The Enduring Controversy about Affirmative Action

Michele S. Moses


This book is ultimately about a puzzle: a puzzle about how to understand the nature of the deep disagreement about affirmative action, and beyond that, what to do about it. Relying on deliberative democratic theory, it makes a strong and well-reasoned argument for the deep democratic value of policy dialogue and deliberation to help citizens work through the moral disagreement about affirmative action and other controversial education policies, often having to do with issues of race and ethnicity. Both critics and defenders of affirmative action use the ideal of equality to make their–opposing ... More

Keywords: moral disagreement, democratic theory, affirmative action, dialogue, deliberative politics, race, education policy, equality, educational opportunity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780226344249
Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: September 2016 DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226344416.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Michele S. Moses, author
University of Colorado Boulder