Edited by Chris Brewster, Wolfgang Mayrhofer and Elaine Farndale
Chapter 16: Comparative perspectives on diversity and equality: the challenges of gender, sexual orientation, race, ethnicity, and religion
This chapter discusses the emergence of diversity management and how international comparisons can inform our understanding of and perspectives regarding the general shift from equality to diversity and associated human resource policy. The chapter takes a more focused perspective on four specific diversity strands (gender, sexual orientation, race/ethnicity/immigration, and religion) where important developments have been unfolding in recent years, sometimes amidst extreme conditions. The authors reveal important disparity in legal protections between and within the various diversity strands and cultural contexts.
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