A Short Guide to Equality Risk

A Short Guide to Equality Risk offers a concise, focussed, cost-effective and reader-friendly treatment of the understanding and management of Equality, Diversity, and Discrimination (EDD) Risk in the (mandatory) fields of employment and service provision. This book is published by Gower as a part of its wide-ranging and influential Short Guides to Business Risk series.

It is now the case in the UK, the EU, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and in many other countries that implement active Human Rights Agendas that whether from a business, political, social, legal, or medical viewpoint, the risks of failure of EDD compliance are escalating. These risks may take the form of heavy fines or additional (and unnecessary) costs, the possibility of damage to corporate or personal reputation, loss of sales or revenues, or the potential for loss of government or public sector contracts.

This book analyses EDD Risk and the issues of compliance associated with it. It describes the sources, types, and potential cost of EDD Risk. It suggests how EDD risk may most effectively be managed through corporate and individual processes of governance, leadership, prioritisation, management process, and the application of performance and risk management concepts.

Written from a scholarly perspective, but with a strongly practitioner and implementation based orientation, this addition to Gower's Short Guides to Business Risk series provides a credible, strategic, and management based overview of what has become a critically important, politically sensitive, high risk, and potentially enormously damaging subject.

Book Details

190 Pages
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Some EDD realities
EDD categories
EDD risk, and cost
EDD principles
EDD risk and national culture variables
EDD risk and management dilemmas
EDD risk, leadership and performance management
EDD risk and change management
EDD risk management strategies

Equality, Diversity and Opportunity Management:
Costs, Strategies and Leadership

Equality, Diversity and Opportunity Management: Costs, Strategies and Leadership presents a comprehensive overview and analysis of the processes of governance, leadership, policy and strategy formulation, decision-making, practical and financial management, and real-world implementation of the Equality, Diversity, Opportunity, and Discrimination (or anti-Discrimination) (EDOD) Agenda.

The book describes the leadership, management, and cost of the Agenda for Equality, Diversity, Opportunity, and Discrimination (or anti-Discrimination) (EDOD) in three mandatory areas. These are:

  • Employment and the Workplace;
  • Service Provision;
  • Neighbourhood or Community Management.

The necessary choice of these three key areas of application reflects a typical focus of government policy, legislation, case law, and public expectation for instance in the UK, Europe, North America, Australia, New Zealand, and in many other countries that implement active Human Rights Agendas.

The book is strongly orientated towards issues (i) of governance; personal, corporate, and vicarious responsibility; and leadership; and (ii) of cost management, implementation, and delivery at the levels of directorship, management, administrative process, operational procedure, and staff performance assessment.

The book deals directly, professionally, and in a non-opinionated manner with challenging (and sometimes unpopular or unwanted) issues of equality and inequality, diversity, a lack of opportunity or social mobility, and the widespread incidence of discrimination. The work suggests practical or reasonable means by which to deal with such issues, whether at the level of governance, leadership, policy and strategy formulation, the incurring of unnecessary cost or damage to reputation, or at the level of operational and departmental management procedure and process.

The book is written at the same time from scholarly, objective, applied, reasonable, proportionate, "hands-on", and practitioner based perspectives.

Book Details

512 Pages
Price £75.00
Online Price £67.50

Paperback 978-1-4094-3278-4

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Part One: Introduction
Part Two: Inter-related Equality, Diversity, Opportunity and anti-Discrimination (EDOD) Principles.
Part Three: Social Class, Social Mobility, and Opportunity.
Part Four: Equality, Diversity, Opportunity and Discrimination (EDOD) Dilemmas.
Part Five: Equality, Diversity, Opportunity and anti-Discrimination (EDOD) Strategy and Management


"Tony Morden has written an exceptional book of great value both to practitioners and to the general reader. It explains and it challenges. It is full of useful case histories. It is meticulously researched and lucidly explained. It is an essential companion for all those with an interest in equality and diversity management"

Lord Shipley, formerly Leader of Newcastle upon Tyne City Council and now a Member of the UK House of Lords

"The book presents an overview of the process of the formulation, implementation, and management of the Agenda for Equality, Diversity, Opportunity and Discrimination. Tony Morden should be congratulated for successfully combining scholarly, applied and practitioner-orientated material in a highly reader-friendly, concise style. This excellent book should prove vital reading for all those interested in this important subject"

Marilyn J.Davidson, Emerita Professor of Work Psychology at the UK University of Manchester Business School

The Editor of Inclusion News writes of Equality, Diversity and Opportunity Management in his review that "the book is accessible even though the topic can, at first glance, seem daunting. It is a book you can dip in and out of, easily to find a thought-provoking perspective. Throughout the title there are helpful chapter summaries and suggestions for workshop material relating to each of the chapter themes. These could be used in a learning context with (staff) teams. (Many) of the points made in the book are in the form of bullet points rather than lengthy paragraphs, helping the reader to identify the key considerations and learning in relation to the themes addressed. The text contains numerous case studies (and vignettes) which bring the concepts and principles into the reality of how equality and diversity play out in a range of settings. (These) case studies and vignettes serve effectively to engage the reader with the realities of discrimination and (the necessary) anti-discriminatory practice."

Richard Bryant-Jefferies,Head of Equalities and Diversity at the Central and North West London NHS Foundation Trust.