Neo-liberalism and social differences: Organizing ‘diversity’

The spectrum of economic uncertainty, combined with debates over immigration, an open EU market, and the inflow of refugees from North Africa and the Middle East, has thrown a new light on the notion of ‘diversity’. Two decades ago diversity entered the EU carrying the promise of superior business success through the valorization of ‘untapped potential’ among the workforce. Today, it is rather a sad remainder of the persisting institutional barriers within economic institutions along the lines of ethnicity, religion, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation, as reflected in the discursive shift of companies to the notion of inclusion. The papers in this workshop seek to deepen the intellectual dialogue between the critical literature on diversity in management and the germane literatures in migration studies, sociology, political science and social policy to open up new questions and jointly envision novel, inter-disciplinary research approaches.

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