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Discrimination and Human RightsThe Case of Racism$
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Sandra Fredman

Print publication date: 2001

Print ISBN-13: 9780199246038

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199246038.001.0001

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The Mistakes of the Good European?

The Mistakes of the Good European?

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Discrimination and Human Rights


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This chapter describes the challenge of fashioning a concept of quality, looking at the most recent attempt to fashion a structure to address race discrimination: the European Union race equality directive. It asks whether the Directive can be correctly viewed as an instrument of intercultural evaluation, based on an acknowledgement of the value of a multicultural society, which respects claims of different collective identities as shared political values. According to the discussion, the European Commission (EC) has many ways best suited to policing the rules of intercultural evaluation. If interpreted in a particular manner, the race equality directive provides the necessary means to do so. However, the central need to develop and recognise negotiation procedures as a mechanism for intercultural evaluation is difficult to meet given the structure of the EC and its decision-making.

Keywords:   race discrimination, European Commission, multicultural society, European Union, race equality directive, intercultural evaluation

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