Racist Violence and the State is the first serious study to apply a comparative research-based approach to the study of racist violence in Britain, France and The Netherlands since 1945. Setting racist violence within a historical background of the post-imperialist legacy, the author presents an accessible, fascinating and highly original analysis of the development of public and state attitudes to racist violence over the past 50 years.
1. Introduction: Approaches, perception and definitions.
To study state responses:
2. State responses to racist violence in Britain, Introduction.
The 1950s to the early 1960s:'the problem is not white racism, but black presence', The 1960s: racist violence as an individual problem, The 1970s: racist violence increasingly a social problem, but not a major issue, The year 1981: 'a matter of fact, and not of opinion', The 1980s to the early 1990s: two-faced state responses, Conclusion.
3. State responses to racist violence in France, Introduction.
The 1950s to mid-1960s: the problem of 'political terrorism', The late 1960s to 1980: from non-issue to' excluding recognition', The early and mid-1980s: racist violence increasingly perceived as a social problem, The late 1980s to the early 1990s: the hectic years, Conclusion.
4. State responses to racist violence in the Netherlands, Introduction.
The 1950s and 1960s: racist violence as a non-Dutch phenomenon, The 1970s: first signs of racist violence on local agendas, From 1980 to the mid-1980s: is racist violence a Dutch problem? Second half of the 1980s: no longer an issue, The early 1990s: two-faced responses, Conclusion.
5. Comparing state responses to racist violence, Introduction.
Similarities in state responses, Differences in state responses, Trends in state responses to racist violence, Conclusion.
Appendix. References. Index.