There exist many forms of discrimination. Different societies have developed varying approaches to the problem but most have evolved some legal prohibition. Of course there are many other ways in which the problem of discrimination can be tackled and this article will touch on some of those. However here the principal concern is with the law both as a tool for redressing disadvantage and as a social signal of the seriousness with which inequality is viewed.
Hegarty, A. and Keown, C. (1996), "Hierarchies of Discrimination: the political, legal and social prioritisation of the equality agenda in Northern Ireland", Equal Opportunities International, Vol. 15 No. 2, pp. 1-24. https://doi.org/10.1108/eb010660Download as .RIS
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