Handbook on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Public Administration

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Handbook on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Public Administration

9781802206166 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Meghna Sabharwal, Professor, Sean A. McCandless, Associate Professor, Public and Nonprofit Management, The University of Texas at Dallas, and Shilpa Viswanath, Assistant Professor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York, US
Publication Date: August 2024 ISBN: 978 1 80220 616 6 Extent: c 452 pp
Providing a comprehensive overview of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within individual, organizational, and societal contexts, this Handbook explores the multidimensional nature of DEI in public administration. It addresses the considerable influence that governing institutions have on societal norms, and acts as an important resource to inspire inclusion.

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Providing a comprehensive overview of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within individual, organizational, and societal contexts, this Handbook explores the multidimensional nature of DEI in public administration. It addresses the considerable influence that governing institutions have on societal norms, and acts as an important resource to inspire inclusion.

A diverse collection of chapter authors explores the varying aspects of diversity including race, ethnicity, gender, sexuality, disability, and many more. They consolidate essential tools, theories, and frameworks applicable to the study of DEI in various policy and international contexts. Encouraging further research, this Handbook highlights how systemic oppression and inequality are still present in modern society, and it encourages all readers to take active roles in fostering DEI throughout public administration and beyond.

The Handbook on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Public Administration is vital for scholars focusing on public administration, public policy, and non-profit management. It is also beneficial for practitioners seeking a clearer understanding of DEI.
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‘The Handbook on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Public Administration is comprehensive in its examination of the perspectives and methods of DEI. With contributions from scholars with a wealth of knowledge and experience, this text expands what we know about DEI and how we can apply it across different and complex contexts and communities. At a time when DEI is under attack, this text is well positioned to help scholars and practitioners recognize the intellectual contributions of equity, while also illuminating the implications of not engaging in this important work. There is so much to gain from this Handbook and it comes at such an important time in the field and society at large.’
– Brandi Blessett, University of Minnesota, US

‘Kudos to Professors Meghna Sabharwal, Sean McCandless, and Shilpa Viswanath for bringing together an all-star international team of acclaimed scholars! The clear and insightful writing in the twenty-five chapters offers immense value. For public affairs students and scholars, the Handbook provides essential historical, cultural, and social science knowledge to engage in civil discourse about DEI. For public affairs practitioners, the Handbook offers a great introduction to how to deliberate about normative and empirical matters pertaining to DEI.’
– Sanjay K. Pandey, George Washington University, US

‘This book is exactly what I would want and hope for from some of our field’s leading DEI scholars. The edited volume is packed with scholarship that spans topics such as colonialism, LGBTQIA+ rights, and DEI practices from the Global South, and offers ways in which our understanding and implementation of social justice and equity can ideally lead to liberation. I hope this book is widely used in classrooms, government offices, and nonprofit organizations because the breadth, depth, and scope of the chapters applies in myriad contexts. I particularly appreciate the seamless blending of theory and praxis throughout the chapters, and readers can leave with almost a playbook of sorts to implement DEI practices in their lives, classrooms, and organizations.’
– Staci M. Zavattaro, University of Central Florida, US
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Contents

1 Introduction to the Handbook on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in
Public Administration 1
Shilpa Viswanath, Meghna Sabharwal, and Sean A. McCandless
PART I EXPLORING THE DIVERSITY DIMENSIONS AND THE
SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED IDENTITIES OF INDIVIDUALS
2 DEI and representative bureaucracy 11
Fangda Ding and Norma M. Riccucci
3 Institutionalism, intersectionality, and targeted universalism: toward
a global diversity framework 26
Rachael McLeod and Nuri Heckler
4 Gender in public administration 42
Meghna Sabharwal, Sean A. McCandless, and Shilpa Viswanath
5 The work lives of LGB public servants: a systematic quantitative
literature review 59
Roddrick Colvin and Seth J. Meyer
6 Disability-affirming diversity, equity, and inclusion 78
Rashmi Chordiya and Adana Protonentis
7 Diversity, religiosity, and intersectionality: a case study of Muslim
Americans 108
Shahrin S. Upoma and Shariq Siddiqui
PART II EXPLORING DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
ACROSS SECTORS
8 DEI and human resources management 125
Madinah F. Hamidullah, Jaclyn S. Piatak, and Yiying Chen
9 Diversity, equity, and inclusion in nonprofit management 145
Kareem K.M. Willis, Wendy M. Nicholson, and Lindsey M. McDougle
10 Psychosocial dimensions of health, homelessness, and diverse families 156
Emily I. Nwakpuda, RaJade M. Berry-James, and Susan Mwarabu
11 DEI and intersectionalities: the case of zoning 170
Ty Price Dooley
12 Examining social equity in soil and water conservation governance in
the United States 182
Aritree Samanta and Elizabeth McGraw
13 Critical race theory, social equity, diversity, and inclusion: a case study
in inequity in New Mexico education policy 199
Cynthia Wise and Christina A. Medina
PART III GLOBAL PERSPECTIVES ON DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND
INCLUSION
14 Race and gender in the Brazilian and Colombian public administrations 212
Ricardo A. Bello-Gomez, Josefina Carcamo-Vergara, and Eduardo Gomor
dos Santos
15 Diversity challenges in policing institutions: the case of Argentina 231
Fernanda Page Poma and Byron E. Price
16 Diversity, equity, and inclusion in immigration 248
Pamela S. Medina and Ashley D. Magdaleno
17 From recognition to restitution: a useful conversation between the
Colombian “multicultural and pluri-ethnic state” and the Critical Race
Theory in the pursuit of the global diaspora 262
Melissa Gómez Hernández
18 Persons with disabilities in Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean Island Nations 277
Charlene M.L. Roach
19 Caste in education: promises and reality 297
Sameena Dalwai and Asmita Singh
20 DEI in climate policy: miles to go 311
Ishani Mukherjee and Sreeja Nair
PART IV PERSPECTIVES ON DEI: UNVEILING PERSONAL
POSITIONALITIES
21 Beyond the amnesic impulse and coloniality: liberation ethics for DEI
in public administration 327
Esteban Leonardo Santis
22 Diversity, equity, inclusion, and colonialism 342
Muhammad Azfar Nisar and Ayesha Masood
23 Deconstructing the philosophical positionalities of social equity:
a postmodernist perspective 361
Kim Moloney
24 Culturally inclusive mentoring: a DEI framework in higher education 374
Marsha J. Tyson Darling and Chotsani Williams West
PART V CONCLUSION
25 Integrating knowledge, frameworks, and future directions: reflections
and considerations for DEI in public administration 395
Sean A. McCandless, Meghna Sabharwal, and Shilpa Viswanath
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