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Science  12 Mar 2010:
Vol. 327, Issue 5971, pp. 1330
DOI: 10.1126/science.1185959

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Inventing Equal Opportunity by Frank Dobbin Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ, 2009. 320 pp. $35, £24.95. ISBN 9780691137438.

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Examining the origins and evolution of affirmative action and equal opportunity, Dobbin argues that the crucial roles in shaping these transformative employment policies were played by human resources professionals rather than the law.