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Discrimination

  • By: Wilhelm Heitmeyer & Kurt Salentin
  • In: International Encyclopedia of Political Science
  • Edited by: Bertrand Badie, Dirk Berg-Schlosser & Leonardo Morlino
  • Subject:Political Science (general), General Politics & International Relations

Originating from the Latin word discriminare (distinguish, separate), in contemporary societies, the term discrimination is applied to related but varying phenomena about the content of which there is no general agreement. The least controversial meaning is the intended or accomplished differential ...

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