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Affirmative Action in Plural Societies: International Experiences
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Affirmative Action in Plural Societies: International Experiences

by Frances Stewart (Editor), A. Langer (Editor), R. Venugopal (Editor), Graham Brown (Editor)
 
Global contributors discuss the theoretical controversies concerning the merits and demerits of affirmative action, and explain why affirmative action is needed in multi-ethnic countries. They analyse actual experience with affirmative action policies their origin, nature and consequences in nine countries.

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Global contributors discuss the theoretical controversies concerning the merits and demerits of affirmative action, and explain why affirmative action is needed in multi-ethnic countries. They analyse actual experience with affirmative action policies their origin, nature and consequences in nine countries.

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"This book provides a perceptive overview of affirmative action and an insightful set of papers on policy contexts, practices and outcomes in seven countries It makes a welcome and important contribution to the literature, as evidenced in the range of perspectives and points of contention reviewed above." - European Journal of Development Research

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230277809
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/02/2012
Series:
Conflict, Inequality and Ethnicity Series
Edition description:
2012
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
5.70(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

RULOF BURGER is Senior Lecturer at the Stellenbosch University Department of Economics, South Africa and a research associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University, UK
JUDITH HEYER is Emeritus Fellow of Somerville College, Honorary Associate of the Oxford Department of International Development and Associate of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford, UK
RACHEL JAFTA is Professor at the Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
NIRAJA GOPAL JAYAL is Professor and currently Chairperson of the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India
MARK C. LONG is an assistant professor in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and adjunct assistant professor of economics at the University of Washington, USA
MAZNAH MOHAMAD is visiting senior research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore, Singapore
ABDUL RAUFU MUSTAPHA is University Lecturer in African Politics at the University of Oxford and Kirk-Greene Fellow in African Studies at St Antony's College, UK
RAFAEL GUERREIRO OSORIO is researcher at IPEA, the Institute of Applied Economic Research, Brazil
JOSEPH RUANE is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University College Cork, Ireland
JENNIFER TODD is Professor at and Director of the Institute for British Irish Studies at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Ireland

ZAINAL AZNAM YUSOF was an adviser at the National Implementation Task Force (NITF) and a Distinguished fellow at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia

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