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Anti-Racist Movements in the EU: Between Europeanisation and National Trajectories

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ISBN13: 9780230290907
Published: November 2012
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback
Price: £63.00



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Successive EU treaties may have instituted a common framework for fighting racial discrimination and intolerance across Europe, but it is a framework that masks the significant differences that arise as a result of national context: for example, pre-existing national anti-racist policies and legislation; the degree of success, character and development of anti-racist movements as well as the political, socio-economic and cultural context in which these policies and movements arise. The aim of this book is to provide an understanding of these different national contexts by exploring the nature of anti-racist movements in six different EU member states and their relationship to political institutions and policy-making, while also reflecting on the impact of the new European sphere of decision-making. Drawing on extensive primary research involving interviews with movement and policy actors at the national and EU level, the book sheds light on the nature of racism and responses to it across Europe, analysing the impact of Europeanisation of policy-making on the sector, and exploring north-south and east-west differences and patterns of convergence.

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Subjects:
EU Law
Contents:
Introduction: Anti-racist Movements in the European Union - between National Specificity and Europeanisation
Anti-Racism at the EU Level
Fighting Racism in the UK: A Multicultural Legacy and a Multi-faced Movement
The Politicisation of Immigration and Race in France: Towards a Process of Racialisation
The Impact Of Corporatism and Quasi-Civil Society on Anti-Racial Discrimination Law and Policy In Germany
Pro-immigrant Associations and Anti-racism in Italy: Conflict and Co-operation in the Front Line
Fighting Denial: New Anti-racist Mobilisation in Spain
Civil Society and Anti-discrimination Policy in a Homogeneous Country: The Case of Poland
Conclusion: Understanding European Anti-racisms