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.
|Title of host publication||Immigration and the current social, political, and economic climate|
|Subtitle of host publication||breakthroughs in research and practice|
|Editors||Information Resources Management Association|
|Place of Publication||Hershey PA|
|Publisher||Information Science Reference (IGI)|
|Number of pages||22|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|