Chapter 1: Race as Species.
A two-dimensional concept – Racial typology – Selectionism – Popular usage in English – The tangled web.
Chapter 2. UNESCO.
Scientific facts - Science and politics - Present problems.
Chapter 3 The UN General Assembly.
Treaties - The noble lie – The legal instrument: discrimination – The legal instrument: protected fields - Political action – The decades – Universality – Diplomacy - Two theses.
Chapter 4. A Living Instrument.
Ratification - Treaty monitoring – Annual reports – Communications – Prospects – Problems ahead.
Chapter 5: Australia Arraigned.
White Australia – Native title – Equal treatment – A multicultural society – Unfinished business.
Chapter 6: The USA Enlists.
Why ratify? – Ethnogenesis - The Initial/Third report –A language of diversity.
Chapter 7: Britain in Europe.
European institutions – Immigration - National variations – Ethnic monitoring – Reflections.
Chapter 8 The Third World Conference.
Alternatives - Drafting - Durban 2001 - The Declaration - The Programme of Action - Reservations - A calamity.
Chapter 9: Public Policy and Human Rights.
Human rights standards – Equality in civil and political rights – Equality in economic, social and cultural rights – Ethnic relations.
Chapter 10: Better Explanations.
Race as a social category – The racism problematic – After racism.
"A significant addition to the literature on the ways in which our ideas about race and racism have evolved and changed over the past few decades. It thus deserves a wider readership ... this is an important book." American Journal of Sociology
A key text for students of the politics and sociology of race, international relations and anti-discrimination law.
Examines the international politics of racial discrimination and racism and the difficulties of defining these concepts.
Recounts key events in the international politics of race during the past few decades.
Provides case studies of international initiatives and national measures against discrimination, and reviews the 2001 World Conference Against Racism.