Ethnic Futures: The State and Identity Politics in Asia

Ethnic Futures: The State and Identity Politics in Asia

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780761993605
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 01/31/2000
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 212
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka is Professor of Social Anthropology at the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany. She was coordinator of the EU-Asia-Link Project ‘The (Micro) Politics of Democratisation: European–South-Asian Exchanges on Governance, Conflict and Civil Action’ with Tribhuban University Kathmandu (CNAS), University of Colombo (IMPAP), and Oxford University (ISCA), as project partners. Her major book publications include Ethnic Futures: State and Identity in Four Asian Countries (with A. Nandy, D. Rajasingham-Senanayke, and T. Gomez) (1999); Nationalism and Ethnicity in Nepal (co-editors: D. Gellner/J.Whelpton) (2008); The Ethnicisation of the Political: Identity Politics in Latin America, Asia and in USA (with C. Büschges) (2007).

Table of Contents

Debating the State of the Nation - Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka and Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka
Ethnicization of Politics in Nepal - A Position Paper
Democracy and the Problem of Representation - Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake
The Making of Bi-polar Ethnic Identity in Post/Colonial Sri Lanka
Coping with the Politics of Faiths and Cultures - Ashis Nandy
Between Secular State and Ecumenical Traditions in India
Tracing the Ethnic Divide - Edmund Terence Gomez
Race, Rights and Redistribution in Malaysia

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