Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9781861348487 Published April 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781861348494 Published April 2009 For sale in North and South America only

Understanding equal opportunities and diversity

The social differentiations and intersections of inequality

Barbara Bagihole

Understanding equal opportunities and diversity

Barbara Bagihole

Distributed for Policy Press at the University of Bristol

272 pages
Paper $35.95 ISBN: 9781861348487 Published April 2009 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $89.95 ISBN: 9781861348494 Published April 2009 For sale in North and South America only
This is a seminal time for Equal Opportunities and Diversity (EO&D) in the UK: the three existing Equality Commissions have been amalgamated into the Commission for Equality and Human Rights and a new Single Equality Act was published in 2010. The concepts of EO&D now incorporate gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, religion and belief and age inequalities. For the future, the problems of separate and relative deprivation, and conflicting experiences and interests, must be tackled, both between and within different categories of disadvantage. These different, complex and sometimes contradictory strands in legislation, policy and practice need to be analysed and understood in order to facilitate genuine social change. This book challenges the official discourse that shapes the debates on EO&D at national, regional and European level. The book will be a key text for students and researchers of EO&D in criminology, social policy, sociology, women's studies, gender studies, public administration, business studies, economics and management and industrial relations, at both undergraduate and postgraduate courses. It will also be of interest to EO&D professionals and policy makers in public and private sector organisations.
Contents
Introduction
Statistical evidence of disadvantage
What do we mean by equal opportunities and diversity? theoretical approaches and ideologies
Equal opportunities and diversity: the history, politics and economics
Equal opportunities and diversity: the legislation
Equal opportunities and diversity: the policy process
The European Union: influence and effects on UK equal opportunities and diversity
Cross-national comparative approaches to equal opportunities and diversity in other EU member states
Future agenda for equal opportunities and diversity
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