Ritically appraise the value of the concept of inequality regimes for understanding workplace inequalities

The coursework will be judged on how well you do each of the following:

1. Provide a clear introduction. This should be brief and succinct. In other words, the introduction should give the reader an initial understanding of what the discussion is about and what it will cover.

2. Provide evidence of research and reading. You will need to make use of recent journal articles. You will need to demonstrate that you have reflected on what you have read and that you have understood the main arguments/debates in the literature.

3. Substantiate propositions and arguments. You need to gather empirical evidence (from the literature and available data sources) and present theories where appropriate. Where relevant and appropriate, you should consider alternative and competing perspectives so that you can demonstrate an ability to think critically and evaluate different arguments. Although your own reflections are important, these must be informed and supportable with proper academic argument and evidence.

4. Provide a clear conclusion. This must summarise the key points and arguments made, but also draw conclusions about the topic you have discussed.

5. Reference all cited sources and provide a comprehensive Harvard style bibliography. It is very important that you do not attempt to present the ideas of published or unpublished authors as your own. You must be careful to refernce throughout the writing and not simply provide a bibliography at the end. Include all Internet-only sources provide full web link and date accessed.
Essential reading:

Healy, G. (2009). Reflections on researching intersectionality and inequality regimes in Ozbilgin, M. (ed) Theory and Scholarship in Equality and Diversity Research, Edward Elgar.

Acker, J. (2006). Inequality Regimes: Gender, Class and Race in Organizations.Gender and Society 20 (4): 441-464.

Kirton, G. & Greene, A. M. (2nd edition) (2005) The Dynamics of Managing Diversity. Butterworth Heinemann

Recommended reading:

Davidson, M. and Fielden, S. (2003) Individual Diversity and Psychology in Organisations. John Wiley.

Greene, A. M. and Kirton, G. (2009) Diversity Management in the UK. Organisational and Stakeholder Experiences. London, Routledge.

Konrad, A., Prasad, P. and Pringle, J. (2006) Handbook of Workplace Diversity. Sage.

Noon, M. and Ogbonna, E. (2001) Equality, Diversity and Disadvantage in Employment, Plagrave.

Colgan, F. and Lewith, S. (2002) Gender, diversity and trade unions: International perspectives. Routledge.

-Woodhams, C. (2005) Managing Equality and Diversity. CIPD.

Cooper, Davina (2004) Challenging diversity: rethinking equality amd the value of differnce. Cambridge University Press.