Thursday, December 01, 2011

A Book Recommendation

Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I had the chance to read Alexander Somek's terrific new book, Engineering Equality: An Essay on European Anti-Discrimination Law.  Although the book has some interesting discussion of the jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice, it's mostly a work of antidiscrimination theory with many applications to and citations of debates in the United States -- including debates regarding the role of accommodation in antidiscrimination law.  The book essentially critiques antidiscrimination law from the left.  While I don't agree with everything in the book -- something I hope to make clear in a more scholarly forum soon -- its argument is one to which anyone who is interested in using antidiscrimination law to further social justice must respond.



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