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"Hate, hate groups and hate crimes: Fighting xenophobia in the European Union"

Shaw, Kelly B. and Kibitlewski, Joseph. (2001) "Hate, hate groups and hate crimes: Fighting xenophobia in the European Union". In: UNSPECIFIED, Madison, Wisconsin. (Unpublished)

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    This paper investigates the rising occurrences, sources, and potential solutions to hate crimes and hate activities as they relate to the European Union. It begins with an examination of the problem, identifying the sources of hate crimes in the EU by focusing on variables such as ethnicity, religion, and race. Once the reader is familiar with the causes and motivations of hate, and the concomitant social aspects and stigmas that accompany hate, we move on to examine intergovernmental cooperation between EU institutions on the one-hand, and nationstate law enforcement agencies on the other. Here, case studies from the United Kingdom and Germany are utilized to analyze "best practices" that have arisen from this member state-EU interaction. This case-study portion is based largely upon interviews conducted in Europe during the summer of 2000. This paper concludes by suggesting a new-and potentially controversial-direction that the EU and its member states might take in order to reduce the number of hate crimes that occur in the European Union.

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    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
    Subjects for non-EU documents: Countries > U.K.
    EU policies and themes > Policies & related activities > social policy > discrimination/minorities
    Countries > Germany
    Subjects for EU documents: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Series and Periodicals: UNSPECIFIED
    EU Annual Reports: UNSPECIFIED
    Conference: European Union Studies Association (EUSA) > Biennial Conference > 2001 (7th), May 31-June 2, 2001
    Depositing User: Phil Wilkin
    Official EU Document: No
    Language: English
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2006
    Page Range: p. 19
    Last Modified: 15 Feb 2011 17:21

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