Anti-Racist Movements in the EU: Between Europeanisation and National Trajectories

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Stefano Fella, Carlo Ruzza
Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 14, 2012 - Political Science - 243 pages
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Successive EU treaties may have instituted a common framework for fighting racial discrimination and intolerance across Europe, but it is a framework that masks the significant differences that arise as a result of national context: for example, pre-existing national anti-racist policies and legislation; the degree of success, character and development of anti-racist movements as well as the political, socio-economic and cultural context in which these policies and movements arise. The aim of this book is to provide an understanding of these different national contexts by exploring the nature of anti-racist movements in six different EU member states and their relationship to political institutions and policy-making, while also reflecting on the impact of the new European sphere of decision-making. Drawing on extensive primary research involving interviews with movement and policy actors at the national and EU level, the book sheds light on the nature of racism and responses to it across Europe, analysing the impact of Europeanisation of policy-making on the sector, and exploring north-south and east-west differences and patterns of convergence.

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STEFANO FELLA (PhD) writes on European politics and previously taught European politics at London Metropolitan University, UK.

CARLO RUZZA is Professor of Sociology at the University of Leicester, UK, and has previously taught at the Universities of Essex and Trento.