Elizabeth Anderson/ Omar Khan

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Women and minority groups are significantly underrepresented in politics and various other walks of life. ‘Affirmative action’ is one response in tackling this enduring issue. But what is it? Who is it for? And why does it generate so much controversy? We discuss these questions and explore the relationship between affirmative action and social justice.

Elizabeth Anderson, John Dewey Distinguished University Professor of Philosophy, University of Michigan
Omar Khan, Director, Runnymede; Governor, University of East London

Sarah Fine, Fellow, the Forum; Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, KCL

Recorded on 9 May 2018 at the LSE