4th Edition

The Dynamics of Managing Diversity
A critical approach

ISBN 9781138786707
Published August 17, 2015 by Routledge
320 Pages 4 B/W Illustrations

USD $80.95

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Book Description

The Dynamics of Managing Diversity was one of the first books to respond to growing academic coverage of the topic of diversity management at degree level. This fourth edition has been fully updated to reflect new working practices, statistical information and developments in equality and diversity law, as well as including new case studies and analysis of current and emerging areas of debate in the UK and across Europe.

Diversity management is a term that covers not only race, disability and sex discrimination, but also broader issues such as individual and cultural differences. The Dynamics of Managing Diversity, fourth edition, provides HR and business managers of the future with the legal information and research findings to enable them to develop meaningful diversity policies in their organizations. This new edition offers:

• Coverage of topical areas such as female representation on executive boards, religious diversity, and economic migration following EU enlargement

• Multiple analytical perspectives, such as socio-legal and feminist approaches, to provide rich insights to the subject matter

• Practical case studies to illustrate the real-life issues in a local, international and organizational context

Kirton and Greene present the subject of diversity management in a logical and structured manner, beginning each chapter with aims and objectives, and ending with discussion questions, making this book the perfect support resource for those teaching or studying in the field of equality and diversity.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: what is diversity?  Part I: Context and Concepts  2. Diversity in the labour market  3. Theorizing Patterns of Inequality and Disadvantage  4. Diversity in the workplace  5. Theorizing policy approaches to equality and diversity  Part II: Policy and Practice  6. Equality, diversity and the law  7. Trade unions and diversity  8. Equality and diversity policy in action  9. Diversity and organisational performance  10. The Social Policy Context of Equality and Diversity  11. The future of equality and diversity

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Gill Kirton is Professor of Employment Relations at the Centre for Research in Equality and Diversity, School of Business and Management, Queen Mary, University of London, UK.

Anne-marie Greene is Professor of Employment Relations at Contemporary Research on Organisations, Work and Employment (CROWE), Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, UK.


‘This books is a must-read for UG and PG students as well as academics interested in diversity management theories and debates within a British and European context. It has strong theoretical underpinnings but also a very good grasp of diversity management issues and equality practices in labour markets and organizations.’ - Nicolina Kamenou-Aigbekaen, Professor of Human Resource Management and Diversity Management, Heriot Watt University, UK

‘In this re-invigorated and accessible text Gill Kirton and Anne-marie Greene engage with the complexities of managing diversity in a balanced way. They cut free rhetoric that frequently accompanies discussions in this area. Time spent with this edition of The Dynamics of Managing Diversity will benefit students, managers and academic researchers alike.’ Judith Pringle, Professor of Organisation Studies, Gender & Diversity Research Group, AUT University, New Zealand