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Vol 23 No 2 Feb/March 2018

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The UK Supreme Court Yearbook Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

Edited by: Daniel Clarry
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Engineering Equality: An Essay on European Anti-Discrimination Law

ISBN13: 9780199693375
Published: May 2011
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £78.00

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In an age of widespread cutbacks on social spending, the prospects of social policy generally appear to be grim. If noticeable progress has been recently made in the European Union, then it is in regard to rooting out discrimination. Indeed, anti-discrimination law and policy appears to be the one sphere of social policy whose success is causally connected to the European Union.

But how successful can anti-discrimination law be? This book uses legal analysis in order to expose the intrinsic shortcomings of common approaches. Anti-discrimination law fails to provide adequate legal guidance and therefore invites constant supplementation by pedagogical projects of social engineering.

This book offers a genuinely leftist critique on anti-discrimination law, and concludes with a discussion of alternative models of solidarity in the Union.

Discrimination Law, EU Law
1: Social policy: From domestication to disarmament
2: From legislation to discourse and mobilization
3: Neoliberalism and morality
4: Direct discrimination
5: Normative twist and antinomy
6: Consequences of normative deficiency
7: Moral re-engineering: The neoliberal predicament
8: Beyond inclusion