Date of Award
MADI Diplomacy & International Relations
Higher education, Comparative studies, State sponsored preferential policies, Great Britain, India, South Africa
Recent U.S. court decisions striking down affirmative action policies in college admissions have caused universities to seek diversity programs that can hold up to public and Jesa1 scrutiny while maintaining diversity on campus. The purpose of this thesis is to study the preference programs of other countries and determine if successful elements could be duplicated here in the United States. Specifically, the study looks at whether countries who use equality of opportunity programs (which focus on training initiatives) are more successful in increasing enrollment and hiring numbers of minorities than equality of outcome measures (which focus on quotas). The study also asked the larger theoretical question of whether preference programs are successful in distributing valuable higher education resources to minorities?
DuBose, Lanaia C., "Promoting Equality and Access in Higher Education: A Comparative Study of State Sponsored Preferential Policies in Great Britain, India and South Africa" (2002). Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs). 2358.