Beyond Systemic Discrimination
This coherent and pragmatically relevant monograph examines the soundness of the legal framework in education. Deriving from the disadvantage doctrine, it presents an analytical scheme for diagnosing whether or not domestic education law is in harmony with international human rights and minority rights law. The book examines law as a system and focuses on the reported perpetuation of educational disadvantage among Roma all over Europe. This focus suggests that minority individuals falling into several partly overlapping categories may become subjected to educational discrimination even by states that appear to fulfil relevant international standards. A functional approach to skills acquisition is suggested as a constructive way forward towards sustainable and inclusive education systems.