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    Book Review: The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone by Danny Dorling

Book Review: The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone by Danny Dorling

In The Equality Effect: Improving Life for Everyone, Danny Dorling delivers evidence that more equal countries enjoy better outcomes, with their populations being happier, healthier and more creative, producing less waste and committing fewer crimes. This optimistic book is a pleasure to read, writes Natasha Codiroli Mcmaster, and encourages us to see greater equality – and its social benefits – as being […]

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    Resisting discrimination and embracing marginalized identities: a catalyst for global entrepreneurship

Resisting discrimination and embracing marginalized identities: a catalyst for global entrepreneurship

In their new book chapter, Lakshmi Ramarajan, Assistant Professor at Harvard Business School, and Emily LeRoux-Rutledge, PhD candidate at LSE, illustrate that when people resist discrimination by embracing their marginalized identities, it can spur them to become successful global entrepreneurs. When Bimpe Nkontchou, a successful Nigerian lawyer, moved to the UK she came to a disturbing realisation: I soon realized […]

Singapore’s Social Experiment Key To Economic Success

This article was originally posted on Forbes

Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam stated of their current diversity policy for housing that “As a result of this policy Singapore has long enjoyed the benefits of an integrated society where citizens of all races live and work together. Citizens are also free to practice their religion and culture without fear of prejudice or persecution.” However are Singapore’s diversity […]

Racial Biases in Recruitment

Many organisations are promoting diversity throughout their workforce to create a competitive edge in the market. However, there are questions as to how bias in the recruitment and selection process hinders an organisation’s efforts. Snéha Khilay discusses bias in the recruitment and selection process, and its effect on organisations who are trying to achieve a competitive edge with reference to some thought provoking cases.

Women’s Library@LSE archive – women and the Miners’ Strike

This article was originally posted on the LSE History blog

In celebration of Women’s History Month, Archivist Kate Higgins uses the Women’s Library@LSE archive to look back at women’s response to the Miners’ Strike 1984-85, on its 30th anniversary.

Thirty years ago this month the miners’ strike of 1984-85 – called nationally by Arthur Scargill of the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) […]

Playing the ‘Race Card’

Have you ever accused someone or been accused of playing the ‘race card’? What does the ‘race card’ mean and how do you identify it? Snéha Khilay explains the definition and implications of the ‘race card’ and provides a case study as an example.

Diversity Dilemmas

Snéha Khilay, a diversity and leadership consultant/trainer, brings to us a managers’ diversity dilemma – should employees refrain from eating in the presence of a fasting colleague and whether an employee’s name can be a matter of concern? Read to find out what Snéha advises.

Employer refuses guard to take time off to pray at the mosque

Mr N Cherfi, a Muslim security guard, employed by G4S Security Services Limited was refused by his employer to take time off to attend prayers in the mosque on Fridays. The Employment Appeals Tribunal found that this refusal was objectively justified. Read to find out more about the case.

It’s not harassment if you participate in it

Think you have been harassed? Think whether you have yourself been a part of the ‘harassment culture’ at your workplace because the pot can’t really call the kettle black.

When gossip can become harassment

Work gossip can be a way of bonding, it can be done for sheer enjoyment, to have something to snicker about after an office Christmas party. But gossip can sometimes also become harassment.

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