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.
Table of Contents
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.