Evolving UK policy on diversity in the armed services: multiculturalism and its discontents

Mason, D. and Dandeker, C., 2009. Evolving UK policy on diversity in the armed services: multiculturalism and its discontents. Commonwealth & Comparative Politics, 47 (4), pp. 393-410.

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Abstract

Reflecting a generally multiculturalist rhetoric, UK policy in this area has hitherto focussed on enhancing the degree to which the armed services represent or reflect the ethnic makeup of the UK population. Ambitious targets have been set and some progress made in moving towards them. However, the dynamics of population change, together with the diverse preferences of ethno-religious minorities, have meant that the goal of representativeness has remained out of reach. At the same time, the armed services have continued to struggle with an ongoing recruitment problem while the volume of operational commitments has shown little sign of reducing.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Commonwealth & Comparative Politics
Creators: Mason, D. and Dandeker, C.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Date: 2009
Volume: 47
Number: 4
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10.1080/14662040903363014DOI
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Depositing User: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:27
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:10
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/13165

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