The Geopolitics of immigrant labour

a climate of fear

Elizabeth Mary Christopher

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


In general, the concept of workforce diversity has gained enormous support over the past decade, due to international politics of economic competition, technological progress, increasing emphasis on the importance of human rights, and immigration. The chapter discusses answers to the question: in the face of this consensus, why are xenophobic arguments (communicated worldwide through mass media) increasingly allowed to foster global climates of fear of, and resistance to, immigrant labour? Answers seem to lie in geopolitics and social pressures on governments that constrain them to discriminate against migrants and refugees seeking immigration. Reasons for this are discussed and possible remedies suggested.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCorporate espionage, geopolitics, and diplomacy issues in international business
EditorsBryan Christiansen, Fatmanur Kasarci
Place of PublicationHershey, PA
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781522510321
ISBN (Print)9781522510314
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameAdvances in finance, accounting, and economics
PublisherIGI Global

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