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Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law, Third Edition

David B. Oppenheimer, University of California, Berkeley,Sheila R. Foster, Georgetown University, Sora Y. Han, University of California, Irvine and Richard T. Ford, Stanford University, US
This revised and updated casebook comprehensively compares the U.S. legal approach to problems of inequality and discrimination with the approaches of a variety of other legal systems around the world.
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Publication Date: February 2020
ISBN: 978 1 78897 920 7
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Publication Date: February 2020
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This revised and updated casebook comprehensively compares the U.S. legal approach to problems of inequality and discrimination with the approaches of a variety of other legal systems around the world, including those in Europe, South Africa, China, Colombia, India and Brazil. This book provides an introduction to theories of equality and sources of equality law, and examines inequality and discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and identity, religion and disability.

Key features:

• Extensive chapter notes add critical context to areas of developing law
• Analysis of a range of sources: each chapter includes case law, treaty law, statutory law, regulatory law and legal scholarship
• A comparative problem-based approach, using concrete issues of inequality and discrimination to help students focus on real world concerns
• Examination of key contested topics such as marriage inequality, the rights of persons with disabilities, affirmative action, reproductive rights, employment discrimination and hate speech
• A supplementary online course with additional content and guidance for both students and instructors is available through Stanford Law School.

Written in a thorough yet accessible style and with contributions from leading international legal scholars, this casebook is ideal for lecture courses, seminars and summer programs in equality and anti-discrimination in law schools, as well as undergraduate courses in law, political science and sociology.
‘This book provides a unique contribution to the practice of equality and non-discrimination in different jurisdictions. It fosters a strategic use of comparative law. Such a global approach to anti-discrimination law promotes the diffusion of legal arguments which transform the principle of equality. A must read for lawyers and academics eager to achieve social justice.’
– Isabelle Rorive, Université Libre de Bruxelles, Belgium

‘Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Law stands out for its carefully-curated selection of materials, its genuinely international range of reference, and the rigour of its editorial content. Equality and discrimination law has put down deep roots in multiple different legal systems: this book provides an invaluable overview of the conceptual debates that surround its development.’
– Colm O'Cinneide, University College London, UK
Contents: 1. What is Equality in the Law 2. Sources of Equality Law 3. Employment Discrimination In The United States 4. Employment Discrimination in Europe 5. Employment Discrimination in Brazil, India, China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Australia, and Israel 6. Harassment as Employment Discrimination 7. Affirmative Action in the United States 8. Affirmative Action In Europe 9. Global Affirmative Action 10. Parity Democracy: Affirmative Action in the Regulation of Decision-Making 11. Marriage Equality In The United States 12. Marriage Equality Around the Globe 13. Equality and Hate Speech 14. Equality and Religion: Secularism and Establishment 15. Equality and Religion: Free Exercise of Religion for Religious Minorities in the United States and India 16. Religious Expression Through Clothing in The 21st Century 17. Equality and Reproductive Rights 18. Equality and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Index