With integration at the forefront of the European agenda, the importance of national identity and ethnic heritage has become the object of focused attention. This timely book provides a critical examination of current anti-discrimination law and policy relating to race in a selection of the EU member states. It also discusses provisions and developments likely to result from the creation of a unified Europe as well as the relevance of international and regional treaty obligations.
..". this is a timely mixture of academic and political work...advances a compelling attack on the myth that European states were formed by the occupation of a particular geographical region by a single dominant cultural group." --THES
..". it is a valuable text in that it does offer an explanation to complex issues which beset anyone trying to address racism at the policy level of society." --Scolag
"this book is an extremely useful contribution to the ongoing discussion on the merits of anti-discrimination legislation and policies aimed at promoting equality of opportunities and fighting migrants' exclusion in general. The author substantiates his position convincingly and in doing so he points the way forward to developing more effective laws and regulations." --New Community