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Austerity policies and structural discrimination

What are the links between current austerity policies in Europe and structural discrimination? What impact do these policies have on ethnic and religious minorities’ lives?

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The impact of cuts in the public sector on employment of Black and ethnic minorities in the UK

The election of the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition in 2010 marked the introduction of the politics of austerity in the UK. When announcing his first budget, (...)  Read More

Austerity in Spain: the regressive excuse

In this article, Valentin Gonzalez reflects on how austerity measures have affected the judicial system in Spain and who’s paying the price. Policies implemented in (...)  Read More

The impact of austerity measures and the crisis on the social inclusion of Roma in Spain

Fundacion Secretariado Gitano highlights the negative impact of austerity and the economic crisis on the implementation of the Spanish national Roma integration (...)  Read More

The impact of cuts in the equality sector: the Irish case

Economic crisis, austerity, and cutbacks have been the norm in Ireland since 2009. They have infused political discourse and popular culture to a point where crisis (...)  Read More

Travelling with Austerity: A case study on the impact of austerity on the Traveller community in Ireland

Ireland was one of the countries hardest hit by the international economic downturn. The onset of austerity policies has had a significant effect on all levels and (...)  Read More