The Power of Diversity in the Armed Forces: International Perspectives on Immigrant Participation in the Military

Emerald M Archer, Deby Babis, Uzi Ben-Shalom, Corinne Berger, Ole Boe, Stefano De Rosa, Maria Celina D’Araujo, Sara Greco, Sara Greco (Editor), Arita Holmberg, Anabel Lifszyc-Friedlander, Renè Moelker, Alan Okros, Nancy Otis, Beatrice Pahv, Jarrod Pendlebury, Andrzej Piotrowski, Samir Rawat, Delphine Resteigne, Galia SabarLema Salah, Grazia Scoppio, Grazia Scoppio (Editor), Shradha Sharma, Tibor Szvircsev Tresch, Yan (Lizzie) Yan

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While countries throughout the world rely on immigrants to support their populations and economies, access to the military is limited, denied to those who have not yet acquired citizenship.Precluding immigrants from serving in their host country’s armed forces is an issue of moral equity and operational effectiveness. Allowing immigrants to enlist ensures that the military represents the population it serves and encourages inclusivity and cultural change within the institution, while also creating a more effective military force. The Power of Diversity in the Armed Forces investigates how different countries approach the inclusion or exclusion of immigrants in their armed forces and offers immigrant military participation as a pathway to citizenship and a way to foster greater societal integration and achieve a more equitable, diverse, and inclusive military.By surveying international perspectives on immigrant and non-citizen military participation in twelve countries, The Power of Diversity in the Armed Forces introduces and examines a new way to unlock the power of diversity in military organizations globally.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMontreal; Kingston; London; Chicago
Number of pages1
ISBN (Electronic)0228013445
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameHuman Dimensions in Foreign Policy, Military Studies, and Security Studies
PublisherMcGill-Queen's University Press

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Armed Forces -- Minorities
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Immigrants
  • Minorities in Armed Forces
  • Cultural diversity in the workplace
  • Cultural diversity in workforce
  • Diversity in the workforce
  • Diversity in the work place
  • Multicultural diversity in the workplace
  • Multicultural workforce
  • Workforce diversity
  • Emigrants -- Immigrants
  • Foreign-born population
  • Foreign population -- Immigrants
  • Foreigners -- Immigrants
  • Migrants -- Immigrants


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