1st Edition

European Union Non-Discrimination Law Comparative Perspectives on Multidimensional Equality Law

Edited By Dagmar Schiek, Victoria Chege Copyright 2009
    444 Pages
    by Routledge-Cavendish

    448 Pages
    by Routledge-Cavendish

    This edited collection addresses the multidimensionality of EU equality law from conceptual as well as practical perspectives. Bringing together academics from all over Europe and from different disciplines, including law, politics and sociology, the book focuses on the question of multidimensionality and intersectionality, and deals with the consequences of multiplying discrimination grounds within EU equality law.

    Introduction:   1. Dagmar Schiek with Victoria Chege: From EU Non-Discrimination Law towards Multidimensional Equality Law for Europe  Part 1: Assessing Legal Responses to Multidimensional Equality  2. Ruth Nielsen: Is EU Equality Law Capable of Addressing Multiple and Intersectional Discrimination Yet? 3. Oddný Mjöll Arnadóttir: Multidimensional Equality from Within – Themes from the European Convention of Human Rights  4. Sandra Fredman: Promoting Multi-Dimensional Equality: Positive Duties and Positive Rights  Part 2: Theorising Intersectionality from Different Disciplinary Angles 5. Ulrike M. Vieten: Intersectionality Scope and Multidimensional Equality within the European Union: Traversing National Boundaries of Inequality?  6. Iyiola Solanke: Stigma: A limiting principle allowing multi-consciousness in anti-discrimination law?  7. Morag Goodwin: Multi-dimensional Identities and Socio- Economic Exclusion: The Case of the Roma 8. Michael Orton / Peter Ratcliffe: From single to multi-dimensional approaches to equalities: the example of contract compliance  Part 3: Comparative Approaches to Multidimensional Equality Law in Europe  9. Kevät Nousiainen: Utility based equality and disparate diversities – from a Finnish perspective 10. Susanne Burri / Sacha Prechal: Comparative Approaches to Gender Equality and Non-Discrimination in Europe  11. Kristina Koldinska: Multidimensional Equality in the Czech and Slovak Republics  12. Sylvaine Laulom: French Legal Approaches to Equality and Discrimination for Intersecting Grounds with a Focus on Labour Law  13. Hege Skjeie: Reorganising Institutions for Addressing Multiple Discrimination   Part 4: A Symbol of Intersectionality in Legal Discourse – The Headscarf Enigma  14. Titia Loenen: The Headscarf Debate: Approaching the Intersection of Sex, Religion, and Race under the ECHR and EC Equality Law  15. Lynn Roseberry: Religion, Race, Ethnicity and Gender in the Danish Headscarf Debate  16. Ute Sacksofsky: Religion and Equality in Germany – the Headscarf Debate from a "Constitutional Perspective" 


    Dagmar Schiek is Jean Monnet Professor for European Law and Director of the Centre of European Law and Legal Studies (CELLS) at the University of Leeds, UK.

    Victoria Chege is a research assistant at the University of Oldenburg, Germany