Discrimination Law

Paperback | June 26, 2011

bySandra Fredman FBA

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Equality is an ideal to which we all aspire. Yet the more closely we examine it, the more its meaning shifts. How do we explain how equal treatment can in effect lead to inequality, while unequal treatment might be necessary in order to achieve equality? The apparent paradox can be understoodif we accept that equality can be formulated in different ways, depending on which underlying conception is chosen. In this highly readable yet challenging book, Sandra Fredman examines the ways in which discrimination law addresses these questions. The new edition retains the format of the highly successful first edition, while incorporating the many new developments in discrimination law since 2002, including the Equality Act 2010, human rights law, and EU law. By using a thematic approach, the book illuminates the major issues indiscrimination law, while at the same time imparting a detailed understanding of the legal provisions. The comparative approach is particularly helpful; by examining comparable law in the US, India, Canada, and South Africa, as well as the UK, the book exposes common problems and canvasses differingsolutions. As in the previous edition, the book locates discrimination in its wider social and historical context. Drawing on the author's wide experience of equality law in many jurisdictions, she creates an analytic framework to assess the substantive law. The book is a thought-provoking and accessible overview of the way in which equality law has adjusted to new and increasingly complex challenges. It concludes that progress has been evident, but uneven. Those dedicated to equality still face an exacting, but ultimately deeply rewarding,task.

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Equality is an ideal to which we all aspire. Yet the more closely we examine it, the more its meaning shifts. How do we explain how equal treatment can in effect lead to inequality, while unequal treatment might be necessary in order to achieve equality? The apparent paradox can be understoodif we accept that equality can be formulated...

Sandra Fredman is Professor of Law at the University of Oxford and a Fellow of Exeter College. She is also a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Professor of the University of Cape Town. She is the author and editor of numerous books, including Human Rights Transformed: Positive Rights and Positive Duties (OUP 2008) and Disc...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 8.5 × 5.31 × 0.78 inPublished:June 26, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

1. Equality: Concepts and Controversies2. Social Context and Legal Developments3. The Scope of Discrimination law4. Legal Concepts: Direct, Indirect Discrimination, and Beyond5. Symmetry Or Substance: Reverse Discrimination6. Rights and Remedies: the Limits of the Law