New Institutions for Promoting Equality in Europe: Legal transfers, national bricolage and European governance

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dc.contributor.author DE WITTE, Bruno
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-21T10:15:57Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-21T10:15:57Z
dc.date.issued 2012
dc.identifier.citation American Journal of Comparative Law, 2012, 60, 1, 49-74 en
dc.identifier.issn 1952-2011
dc.identifier.issn 0002-919X
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1814/20514
dc.description.abstract The recent evolution of European Union equality law, and the equality law of single European countries, is marked by the increased attention given to the procedural and institutional preconditions for the effective protection against discrimination. In this context, the creation of public bodies specially tasked with the promotion of equal treatment (equality institutions), which used to be a specific feature of only some European countries, such as the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, as well as some non-European countries such as the United States, is now common all over Europe. The immediate reason for this development is that equality institutions have been imposed on all EU Member States by means of a series of EU directives in the early years of this century. From a comparative law perspective, we can observe here an interesting example of legal transfer which leaves much room for bricolage at the national level, and has given rise to a hybrid legal regime which combines legal rights with softer mechanisms of governance. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title New Institutions for Promoting Equality in Europe: Legal transfers, national bricolage and European governance en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.5131/AJCL.2011.0019
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