This is a collection of 23 essays by leading experts. They explore the aims and limits of law in regulating discrimination. The main focus is on racial discrimination, but the essays draw generally on experience in combating sex discrimination and other forms of discrimination. The essays include theoretical, comparative and practical approaches to the subject. They discuss controversies such as the Rushdie affair, religious discrimination in Northern Ireland, the treatment of non-EEC workers in the single market after 1992, as well as developments in Asia, Southern Africa and North America. It is aimed at academics, students and policy makers in labour law, discrimination law, jurisprudence and industrial relations.