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This legislation has certainly limited the spread of more virulent and racist propaganda. Groups such as the Board of Deputies of British Jews have been active in reporting cases of incitement to the Attorney General. In general, Munro concludes that the law in Britain has played a significant role in reducing overt discrimination even though this continues to exist at substantial levels. He argues that the law works best when it facilitates actions which people want to take and which 16 Challenging Racism in Britain and Germany are supported by a broad consensus.

There is no opportunity to initiate class or group actions on behalf of a category of persons disadvantaged by systematic discrimination. This emphasis on individual redress, argues MacEwen, has significant drawbacks. It too often results in outof-court settlements to the aggrieved party by which the person discriminated against is bought off and the case is hushed up. The discriminating person or company thus escapes both damaging publicity and the need to reform their procedures and practices.

1993), ‘The Ideological and Institutional Foundations of Racism in the Federal Republic of Germany’, in J. Solomos, and J. Wrench, (eds), Racism and Migration in Europe in the 1990s, London: Berg. Witte, R. (1996), Racist Violence and the State: a Comparative Analysis of Britain, France and the Netherlands, London: Longmans. Part I Citizenship and Nationality This page intentionally left blank 1 Models of Citizenship and Rules of Naturalisation1 Rainer Bauböck Granting citizenship is traditionally viewed as a key element of national sovereignty.

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