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Author Cortese, Anthony Joseph Paul.
Title Walls and bridges : social justice and public policy / Anthony J. Cortese.
Imprint Albany : State University of New York Press, [2003]

Series SUNY series in public policy
SUNY series in public policy.
Subject Social justice.
Social policy -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Social ethics.
Description 1 online resource (ix, 196 pages).
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-188) and index.
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.
Note English.
Print version record.
ISBN 1417575719 (electronic bk.)
9781417575718 (electronic bk.)
0791459071 (alk. paper)
9780791459072 (alk. paper)
079145908X (pbk. ; alk. paper)
9780791459089 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
OCLC # 57579037
Additional Format Print version: Cortese, Anthony Joseph Paul. Walls and bridges. Albany : State University of New York Press, ©2003 0791459071 079145908X (DLC) 2003059083 (OCoLC)52757059