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Vol 21 No 9 Sept/Oct 2016

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A Theory of Discrimination Law

ISBN13: 9780198790754
Published: June 2016
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback (Hardback in 2015)
Price: £24.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780199656967

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Fundamental and complex questions surround discrimination law and plague its application. When is discrimination justifiable? What is the purpose of the law, and its relationship to social equality? Is discrimination law designed to protect individual choices or marginalised groups?

This book presents a unified theory of discrimination law, arguing that these questions have remained controversial because of a failure to distinguish between the need to justify the practise of discrimination law, from the need to justify the duty imposing rules of this practise.

The book argues that the law is grounded not in the value of equality but autonomy - its purpose to provide people with a free choice between valuable options. It presents discrimination law as a distinctively liberal social programme.

Discrimination Law
1. Introduction
2. Contemporary Discrimination Law: An Overview
3. Prelude to a Theory
4. Defending the Practice: Harm to Disadvantaged Groups
5. Positive and Negative Duties: Wrongs, Excuses and Justification
6. Conclusion