Government Policies and Ethnic Relations in Asia and the Pacific / Edition 1

Government Policies and Ethnic Relations in Asia and the Pacific / Edition 1

by Michael E. Brown
     
 

ISBN-10: 0262522454

ISBN-13: 9780262522458

Pub. Date: 10/10/1997

Publisher: MIT Press

Ethnic conflict, one of the most serious and widespread problems in the world today, can undermine efforts to promote political and economic development, as well as political, economic, and social justice. It can also lead to violence and open warfare, producing horrifying levels of death and destruction. Although government policies on ethnic issues often have

Overview

Ethnic conflict, one of the most serious and widespread problems in the world today, can undermine efforts to promote political and economic development, as well as political, economic, and social justice. It can also lead to violence and open warfare, producing horrifying levels of death and destruction. Although government policies on ethnic issues often have profound effects on a country, the subject has been neglected by most scholars and analysts.This volume analyzes different policies governments have pursued in their efforts to contend with the tensions inherent in multiethnic societies. The book focuses on Asia and the
Pacific, the most populous and economically vibrant part of the world. The heart of the book is a set of case studies of government policies in sixteen countries:
India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the
Philippines, China, Australia, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Fiji, Vanuatu, and the
Federated States of Micronesia. The studies consider a wide range of political,
economic, educational, linguistic, and cultural policies, and how these policies have evolved over time. Using a broad comparative perspective to assess the effectiveness of different governmental approaches, the authors offer policy recommendations that cut across individual countries and regions.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780262522458
Publisher:
MIT Press
Publication date:
10/10/1997
Series:
Belfer Center Studies in International Security
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
624
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >