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Engineering Equality: An Essay on European Anti-Discrimination Law

Alexander Somek


Anti-discrimination law increasingly appears to occupy the centre of a renewed understanding of solidarity in the European Union. Not only is it, owing to its focus on equal treatment as regards positions and opportunities, compatible with the task of providing market access, it also seems to complement usefully the social legislation of the Member States. In the face of the widespread downsizing of the old national Welfare state, anti-discrimination law is indeed destined to be perceived as a common European achievement in the social sphere that is not merely reminiscent of a bygone age of go ... More

Keywords: social policy, social question, neoliberalism, anti-discrimination law, solidarity, equality, redistribution, de-commodification, morality

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780199693375
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199693375.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Alexander Somek, author
Charles E. Floete Chair in Law, University of Iowa College of Law
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