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Author Smith, Nicholas, 1954-

Title Basic equality and discrimination : reconciling theory and law / Nicholas Mark Smith
Published Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate Pub., [2011]
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 228 pages)
Series [Applied legal philosophy]
Applied legal philosophy.
Contents Cover; Contents; Preface; 1 Introduction; 2 Why Should We Speak of Equality?; 3 Why Do We Value Basic Equality?; 4 The Scope of Basic Equality; 5 Basic Equality and Other Values; 6 Denying Basic Equality; 7 Discrimination and Culture; 8 Equality's Law; 9 Basic Equality and Different Treatment; 10 Affirmative Action; Conclusion; Bibliography; Index
Summary Basic Equality and Discrimination examines the justification, interpretation and application of discrimination law. In order to navigate the often dense and conflicted jurisprudence in this area, the work first considers equality as a moral and political concept, thus providing a clearer understanding of the nature of the value - equality - and illustrating the nature of the difficulties posed by constitutional and ordinary 'equality law'
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-224) and index
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Subject Discrimination -- Law and legislation.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1409428443
(cloth ; alk. paper)
(cloth ; alk. paper)