Discrimination is still not sufficiently addressed within liberal democracies. Often only some groups are protected against discrimination and merely in certain situations. This leaves many who suffer because of discrimination without recourse. And that is only one of the dilemmas with group-based approaches to the protection against discrimination. So why are these approaches so common? And can we find a viable alternative?
In this new book, legal scholar Erwin Dijkstra answers these questions. His analysis is thorough, original, and thought-provoking. This makes Discrimination and the Foundation of Justice indispensable for anyone who seeks a better understanding of discrimination law, the relevant human rights context, and the debate on improving the protection against discrimination. That debate is brought to life through a thoughtful discussion of hotly debated topics like hate speech, affirmative action, and institutions that speak out against discrimination.
As discrimination concerns us all, this book was written as a resource for all. It is meant to be read by those studying discrimination law professionally and the broader public alike.
We recently interviewed author Erwin Dijkstra on his book 'Discrimination and the Foundation of Justice: Hate Speech, Affirmative Action, Institutional Opinions'. Erwin discusses the importance of tackling the problem of discrimination and explains why his book is so useful for laymen and experts alike.
Erwin Dijkstra is a legal scholar, Assyriologist, and writer. His work on disability rights and discrimination law is considered especially ground-breaking and has been published in various presti... More