By Tarunabh Khaitan

Marrying criminal doctrine from 5 pioneering and conversant jurisdictions with modern political philosophy, this e-book offers a common conception of discrimination legislations. half I provides a theoretically rigorous account of the id and scope of discrimination legislations: what makes a criminal norm a norm of discrimination legislations? what's the structure of discrimination legislation? in contrast to the strategy well-liked by such a lot textbooks, the dialogue eschews list-based
discussions of secure grounds, in its place setting up the doctrine in a transparent thematic structure.

This definitional preamble units the schedule for the subsequent elements. half II attracts upon the id and constitution of discrimination legislations to contemplate what the purpose of this sector of legislations is. recognition to felony doctrine principles out many solutions that ideologically-entrenched writers have provided to this query. the true aspect of discrimination legislations, this half argues, is to take away abiding, pervasive, and enormous relative workforce drawback. This goal is better defended on liberal rather
than egalitarian grounds.

Having thought of its total function, half III offers a theoretical account of the tasks imposed by means of discrimination legislations. a standard definition of the antidiscrimination accountability incorporates instruments as different as direct and oblique discrimination, harassment, and average lodging. those varied instruments are proven to proportion a standard normative problem and a unmarried analytical constitution. Uniquely within the literature, this half additionally defends the imposition of those tasks merely to definite duty-bearers in
specified contexts. ultimately, the stipulations lower than which affirmative motion is justified are explained.

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