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Public Policy and Ethnicity is a response to the growing concern in many democracies that ethnicity has become institutionalized as a political category. The book draws on a number of international studies, including New Zealand, to show that this process of public policymaking creates artificial divisions and boundaries that may become permanent and detrimental as well as being fundamentally at odds with the social fluidity of modern societies. Includes a preface by Jonathan Friedman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230003385
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 12/12/2006
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.62 (d)

Meet the Author

ELIZABETH RATA is Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Education and Honorary Research Fellow in the Department of Political Studies, University of Auckland, New Zealand. She is a founding member of the Politics of Social Regulation Research Group and author of A Political Economy of Neotribal Capitalism.

ROGER OPENSHAW is Chair in the History of Education at Massey University, New Zealand. He is co-editor of Struggles Over Difference: Curriculum, Texts and Pedagogy in the Asia-Pacific which was awarded the 2006 American Education Research Association Outstanding Book of the Year: Curriculum Division.

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Table of Contents

List of Tables
• Acknowledgements
• Notes on Contributors
• Introduction: Of Mohammed, Murals and Maori Ceremony—E.Rata & R.Openshaw
• Freedom, Identity Construction and Cultural Closure: The Taniwha, the Hijab and the Weiner Schnitzel as Boundary Makers—E.Kolig
• The Politics of Ethnic Boundary Making; E.Rata
• Culturalism, Neoliberalism and the State: The Rise and Fall of Neotraditionalist Ideologies in the South Pacific—A.Babadzan
• The Paradox of Indigenous Rights—T.van Meijl
• Ethnicity in Business: The Case of New Zealand Maori—M.Devlin
• Re-politicising Race: The Anglian Church in New Zealand—C.Tremewan
• Putting Ethnicity into Policy: A New Zealand Case Study—R.Openshaw
• Race and Ethnicity in United Kingdom Public Policy: Education and Health—L.Culley & J.Demaine
• Ethnic Measurement as a Policy-Making Tool; P.Callister
• Challenging Ethnic Explanations for Educational Failure—R.Nash
• Dogmas of Ethnicity—J.Clark
• Historical Revisionism in New Zealand: Always Winter and Never Christmas—G.Butterworth
• References
• Index

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