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Dr Iyiola Solanke's Publications


  • Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies, 2011-2012, ed. by Solanke VI, Barnard C and Gehring MW (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2012), 14

  • Solanke I, Making anti-racial discrimination law: a comparative history of social action and anti-racial discrimination law (London: Routledge, 2009)

    Making Anti- Racial Discrimination Law examines the evolution of anti-racial discrimination law from a socio-legal perspective. Taking a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, the book does not simply look at race and society or race and law but brings these areas together by drawing out the tension in the process, in different countries, by which race becomes a policy issue which is subsequently regulated by law. Moving beyond traditional social movement theory to include the extreme right wing as a social actor, the study identifies the role of extreme right wing confrontation in agenda setting and law-making, a feature often neglected in studies of social action. In so doing, it identifies the influence of both the extreme right and liberalism on anti-racial discrimination law. Focusing primarily on Great Britain and Germany, the book also demonstrates how national politics feeds into EU policy and identifies some of the challenges in creating a high and uniform level of protection against racial discrimination throughout the EU. Using primary archival materials from Germany and the UK, the empirical richness of this book constitutes a valuable contribution to the field of anti-racial discrimination law, at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. The book will interest specialists and academics in law, sociology and political science as well as non-specialists, who will find this study stimulating and useful to expand their knowledge of anti-racial discrimination law or pursue teaching goals, policy objectives and reform agendas.

Journal articles

  • Solanke VI, ‘Immigration adverts that promote fear and victimisation’, The Guardian 2013

  • Solanke VI, ‘Engineering Equality: An Essay on European Anti-Discrimination Law by Alexander Somek. ’, European Law Review, 38 (2013), 118-121

  • Solanke VI, ‘Another Type of Other’: AB v. Home Office & Rahman v. Home Office’, The Modern Law Review, 76.2 (2013), 383-400

  • Solanke VI, ‘Le harcèlement sexuel: droit italien, droit anglais, droit espagnol’, Revue de Droit du Travail, 5 (2013), 353-369

  • Solanke VI, ‘Using the Citizen to Bring the Refugee In’: Case C-34/09 Gerardo Ruiz Zambrano v Office national de l’emploi (ONEM)’, The Modern Law Review, 75.1 (2011), 101-111

  • Solanke VI, ‘Stop the ECJ?' An Empirical Assessment of Activism at the CJEU’, European Law Journal, 17.November 2011 (2011), 764

  • Solanke VI, ‘Nicholas Blomley: Rights of Passage: Sidewalks and the Regulation of Public Flow’, Feminist Legal Studies, 19.1 (2011), 101-103

  • Solanke VI, ‘Infusing the Silos in the Equality Act 2010 with Synergy’, Industrial Law Journal, 40 (2011), 336-358

  • Solanke VI, ‘Constitutional Evolution in Central and Eastern Europe’, APSA Law and Politics Book Review, 21.10 (2011)

  • Solanke VI, ‘Diversity and Independence in the European Court of Justice’, Columbia Journal of European Law, 15.1 (2009), 89-121

  • Solanke VI, ‘Putting Race and Gender Together: A New Approach to Intersectionality’, Modern Law Review, 72.5 (2009), 723-749

  • Solanke VI, ‘Beyond Transposition: Activating the EU Race Directive’, European Current Law, 12 (2007), xi-xvii

  • Solanke VI, ‘The Impact of European Rights on National Legal Cultures’, West European Politics, Volume 28.5 (2005), 1129-1130

  • Solanke VI, ‘The European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights: Politics, Law and Policy’, West European Politics, 28.3 (2005), 697-698

  • Solanke VI, ‘Lawyers, Networks and the Evolution of EU Race Equality Law’, Recht der Werkelijkheid, ed. by Jettinghof A and Schepel H 2004, 87-112

  • Solanke VI, ‘European’ Citizenship Practice: Building Institutions of a Non-State’, Yearbook of European Law, 18 (1998), 744-746


  • Solanke VI, ‘The Advocate General: Securing Trust in the CJEU of Art 13 TFEU’, in Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies 2011-2012, ed. by Barnard C and Gehring MW ([n.pub.], 2012), 14, 698-721

  • Solanke VI, ‘Impact of Corporatism and Quasi- Civil Society on Anti-Racial Discrimination Law and Policy in Germany’, in Anti-racist movements in the EU, ed. by Fella and Ruzza (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan Publishers, 2012), 106-127

  • Solanke VI, ‘A Legal Remedy for Corpulent Women of Colour’, in Intersectionality and EU Non-Discrimination Law - investigating the triangle of racial, gender and disability discrimination, ed. by Lawson A and Schiek D ([n.pub.], 2011)

  • Solanke VI, ‘Stigma: an alternative limiting principle in anti-discrimination law?’, in European Union non-discrimination law, ed. by Schiek D and Chege V (Routledge Cavendish, 2008), 115-136

  • Solanke VI, ‘Where are the Black Lawyers in Germany’, in Mythen, Masken und Subjekte, ed. by Eggers MM ([n.pub.], 2005), 179-188

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