Review of Elizabeth Anderson's Imperative of Integration [Book Review]

Theory and Research in Education 11 (1):101-106 (2013)

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Michael Merry
University of Amsterdam
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Few political ideals galvanize as much liberal support as integration, yet few have yielded such disappointing results. During the last half-century many barriers have been broken down and workplaces, schools, neighbourhoods and families are more mixed (on many levels) than ever, yet segregation indices in American society – like most societies – remain rather significantly high. Determined to demonstrate why integration still matters, Elizabeth Anderson has written The Imperative of Integration (2010), which attempts to combine insights from the social science literature with robust philosophical argument.
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