Affirmative Action, Ethnicity and Conflict.

By: Gomez, Edmund TerenceContributor(s): Premdas, RalphMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandRoutledge Malaysian Studies Series: Publisher: : Taylor and Francis, 2012Description: 1 online resource (228 p.)ISBN: 9781136157196Subject(s): Affirmative action programs | Affirmative action programs | Equality | Equality | Ethnicity | Ethnicity | Social conflict | Social conflictGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Affirmative Action, Ethnicity and ConflictDDC classification: 305.8 LOC classification: HF5549.5.A34 A4633 2013Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover ; Affirmative Action, Ethnicity, and Conflict; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; List of tables ; Notes on the contributors ; Acknowledgements and preface ; Abbreviations and acronyms ; Introduction: affirmative action, horizontal inequalities, and equitable development ; 1 Poverty, equality, and affirmative action in India ; 2 The struggle for equality and justice: affirmative action in the United States of America; 3 Ethnicity, economy, and affirmative action in Malaysia ; 4 Coerced preferences: affirmative action and horizontal inequality in Fiji
5 Affirmative action in South Africa: disadvantaging the many for the benefit of the few 6 Power-sharing, communal contestation, and equality: affirmative action, identity, and conflict in Northern Ireland; 7 Appraising affirmative action in Brazil ; Index
Summary: <P>In recent years a number of countries have introduced affirmative action programmes in order to put right historical injustices and economic inequalities involving ethnic communities. This book examines affirmative action programmes in a range of countries around the world. It discusses how such programmes came about and how they have been implemented, and examines their effectiveness. Throughout it explores how far affirmative action programmes reinforce ethnic identities and thereby contribute to division and conflict. The countries covered are India, the United States, South Africa, Nort
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Cover ; Affirmative Action, Ethnicity, and Conflict; Title Page ; Copyright Page ; Table of Contents ; List of tables ; Notes on the contributors ; Acknowledgements and preface ; Abbreviations and acronyms ; Introduction: affirmative action, horizontal inequalities, and equitable development ; 1 Poverty, equality, and affirmative action in India ; 2 The struggle for equality and justice: affirmative action in the United States of America; 3 Ethnicity, economy, and affirmative action in Malaysia ; 4 Coerced preferences: affirmative action and horizontal inequality in Fiji

5 Affirmative action in South Africa: disadvantaging the many for the benefit of the few 6 Power-sharing, communal contestation, and equality: affirmative action, identity, and conflict in Northern Ireland; 7 Appraising affirmative action in Brazil ; Index

<P>In recent years a number of countries have introduced affirmative action programmes in order to put right historical injustices and economic inequalities involving ethnic communities. This book examines affirmative action programmes in a range of countries around the world. It discusses how such programmes came about and how they have been implemented, and examines their effectiveness. Throughout it explores how far affirmative action programmes reinforce ethnic identities and thereby contribute to division and conflict. The countries covered are India, the United States, South Africa, Nort

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Edmund Terence Gomez is a Professor in the Department of Economics at the University of Malaya.

Ralph Premdas is Professor of Public Policy at the University of the West
Indies.

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