ABSTRACT

The member states of the EU have only very recently begun to consider race and racism in the framework of equality legislation and policies. As opposed to an established Anglo-Saxon tradition of naming races and using racial categorisation to fight racism, most continental European countries resist this approach. This book investigates the problematic reception and elaboration of race as a socio-legal category in Europe.

Fighting Discrimination in Europe takes a fresh and interdisciplinary look at the normative, theoretical and concrete problems raised by the challenge of devising and enforcing policies to combat race discrimination in Europe. It engages with the juridical and political spheres, from the international level down to concrete cases of state and city policies. As the multifaceted relationship between race, discrimination and immigration is explored, new normative positions and practical approaches are developed, and new questions raised. This collection presents important new research for academics, researchers, and advanced students of Ethnic Studies, Migration Studies, Legal Studies, Sociology, Anthropology, and Policy Studies.

This book was originally published as a special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies.

chapter |12 pages

Introduction: How does race ‘count' in fighting racial and ethnic discrimination in Europe?

ByCostanza Hermanin, Mathias Möschel, Michele Grigolo

chapter |14 pages

Ethnic categories and European human rights law

ByJulie Ringelheim

chapter |14 pages

Conclusion. Rethinking the fight against discrimination: the case for a race-conscious approach

ByCostanza Hermanin, Mathias Möschel, Michele Grigolo