5th Edition

The Dynamics of Managing Diversity and Inclusion A Critical Approach

By Gill Kirton, Anne-marie Greene Copyright 2022
    370 Pages 1 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    370 Pages 1 Color Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Dynamics of Managing Diversity and Inclusion was one of the first books to respond to growing academic coverage of the topic of diversity management at degree level. This fifth edition has been fully updated to reflect new working practices, labour market data, organisational policies, 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 United Kingdom and across Europe.

    Diversity management is a term that covers not only policy and practice on race, disability, and sex discrimination, but also broader issues including other identity and cultural differences. The Dynamics of Managing Diversity and Inclusion, fifth edition, provides future HR professionals and business/organisational managers of the future with the legal information and research findings needed to enable them to participate in the development and implementation of meaningful diversity and inclusion policies in their organisations. This new edition offers:

    • Inclusion of topical issues such as female and minority representation on executive boards, religious diversity, gender identity, Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements.
    • Multiple analytical perspectives, such as socio-legal and feminist approaches, to provide rich insights into the subject matter.
    • Practical case studies and exercises to illustrate the real-life issues in a local, international, and organisational context.

    The book deals with the subject of diversity management in a rigorous and structured manner, beginning each chapter with aims and objectives, providing key learning points and review and discussion questions at regular junctures, and ending with concluding thoughts and observations, making this book the perfect support resource for those teaching or studying in the field of equality, diversity, and inclusion.

    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, diversity and inclusion Part II: Policy and Practice 6. Equality, diversity and the law 7. Trade unions and equality, diversity and inclusion 8. Equality, diversity and inclusion policy and practice 9. Diversity and organisational performance 10. The Social Policy Context of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 11. The future of equality and diversity


    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 Work and Diversity at the University of York Management School, University of York, UK.