The Geopolitics of immigrant labour

a climate of fear

Elizabeth Mary Christopher*

*Corresponding author for this work

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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 publicationImmigration and the current social, political, and economic climate
Subtitle of host publicationbreakthroughs in research and practice
EditorsInformation Resources Management Association
Place of PublicationHershey PA
PublisherInformation Science Reference (IGI)
Number of pages22
ISBN (Electronic)9781522569190
ISBN (Print)9781522569183
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Bibliographical note

First published in Corporate espionage, geopolitics, and diplomacy issues in international business, p.210-231, IGI Global, 2017. DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-1031-4.ch012

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    Christopher, E. M. (2019). The Geopolitics of immigrant labour: a climate of fear. In I. R. M. A. (Ed.), Immigration and the current social, political, and economic climate: breakthroughs in research and practice (Vol. 2, pp. 417-438). Hershey PA: Information Science Reference (IGI).