Library of Public Policy and Public Administration

Workplace Equality

International Perspectives on Legislation, Policy and Practice

Editors: Agocs, C. (Ed.)

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In this era of globalization, new forms of diversity co-exist with longstanding patterns of systemic discrimination in employment on the basis of gender, race, religion, ethnicity or culture, disability, aboriginal status or immigrant status. Several countries have responded to discrimination by implementing affirmative action or employment equity policies. These proactive approaches seek to end and prevent discriminatory employment practices and to work toward a workplace that is representative of the diversity of the labour market.

Workplace Equality provides theoretical perspectives on systemic discrimination in employment and an overview of policy and institutional responses in eight countries, focusing on affirmative action and employment equity policies. Chapters contributed by leading experts from each country examine workplace equality policies in Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Northern Ireland, South Africa and the United States. Legislation, policy development, implementation and effectiveness are situated within the changing political context of each country, and legal as well as social issues and debates are examined.

As a unique international comparative survey and assessment of affirmative action and employment equity policies, Workplace Equality is a sourcebook for researchers, practitioners and students in the fields of public policy, employment law, sociology, industrial relations and human rights.

Reviews

"The book...is a very valuable tool for those who want to find out about the nature and extent of discrimination in the workplace internationally. ...reading through this book will hopefully encourage academics, members of advocacy groups and policy makers...to think further about the very important issue of workplace equality."
(Eanni Koszeg, law firm Allen & Overy, London, UK)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Workplace Equality
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives on Legislation, Policy and Practice
Editors
  • C. Agocs
Series Title
Library of Public Policy and Public Administration
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2002
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-411-1843-1
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-4004-4
Series ISSN
1566-7669
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 285
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