Introduction: Social regulation of diversity and equality

Richard Hyman*, Alain Klarsfeld, Eddy Ng, Rana Haq

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This article introduces the special issue on diversity and equality. We discuss the development of European Union anti-discrimination legislation, in particular as relates to gender and race/ethnicity, and the ways in which different European countries have implemented equality legislation. We also explore the complexities of the translation of the North American concept of diversity to European contexts. In conclusion we consider the interconnections between law and the 'voluntary' initiatives of employers and trade unions, and compare the contributions of the articles that follow.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)279-292
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Journal of Industrial Relations
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Canada
  • diversity
  • equality
  • ethnicity
  • Europe
  • gender
  • migration
  • social regulation

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