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The Globalization of HateInternationalizing Hate Crime?$
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Jennifer Schweppe and Mark Austin Walters

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780198785668

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785668.001.0001

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Hate Crime Concepts and their Moral Foundations

Hate Crime Concepts and their Moral Foundations

A Universal Framework?

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(p.49) 3 Hate Crime Concepts and their Moral Foundations
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The Globalization of Hate
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David Brax

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198785668.003.0004

Hate crime legislation is established in many countries across the world, and the term ‘hate crime’ is widely applied in political and scholarly settings. While there seem to be widespread international agreement that hate crime requires particular legal responses, important questions remain. From a philosophical point of view, there are two basic questions. The first is conceptual: What exactly counts as a hate crime? The second is normative: What makes hate crimes particularly serious? This chapter distinguishes a number of answers to both of these questions and explores how they connect. The aim is to promote greater clarity, in order to avoid confusion, increase comparability, and better understand disagreements about hate crime globally.

Keywords:   moral philosophy, conceptual analysis, hate crime legislation, hate crime, philosophy of law

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