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International perspectives on positive action measures : a comparative analysis in the European Union, Canada, the United States and South Africa / European Commission, Directorate-General for Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, Unit G.4.

Format:
Book
Language:
English
Published/​Created:
Luxembourg : Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2009.
Description:
72 p. : ill. ; 30 cm.
Summary note:
This study was undertaken to help the European Commission develop a framework for better understanding the role that positive action measures can play in practice in preventing or remedying discrimination. In addition, it offered insight into the kind of practical positive action measures already being taken in the EU (and in the EFTA-EEA countries), as well as the possible costs and benefits of the positive action measures. The study also sought to examine how legal frameworks, policies and practices of positive action in the EU compared with Canada, the USA and South Africa.--Publisher's description.
Notes:
  • "Manuscript completed in January 2009."
  • "KE-81-09-550-EN-C"
  • "DOI 10.2767/13963"--T.p. verso.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 69-72).
Contents:
Executive summary -- Introduction and methodological approach -- Contextualising the study -- Exploring positive action from a legal perspective -- Perceptions of positive action in the European Union -- Perceptions of positive action in Canada, the United States and South Africa -- Positive action measures across different discrimination grounds, organisations and sectors -- Conclusions and recommendations -- Bibliography.
Other format(s):
Also available online.
Subject(s):
ISBN:
  • 9789279111563
  • 9279111566
OCLC:
352234716
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RCP:
N - O