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Racism and Equality in the European Union

Mark Bell


During the past two decades, the European Union has become increasingly involved in combating racism. Most notably, EU legislation requires Member States to introduce laws prohibiting racial discrimination in many aspects of everyday life, such as employment, education, healthcare, and housing. Alongside legislation requiring action at national level, the EU institutions have also made periodic commitments to take anti-racism objectives into account within all areas of EU law and policy. The latter approach is often referred to as ‘mainstreaming’ and the technique is borrowed from earlier init ... More

Keywords: racism, equality, EU, European Union, mainstreaming, discrimination, ethnicity, governance, employment, immigration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199297849
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199297849.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Mark Bell, author
Professor of Law, Centre for European Law and Integration, University of Leicester