This book examines ethnic conflicts in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Nepal and India. It looks at issues such as the unequal allocation and use of natural resources, discrepancies in the political and bureaucratic spheres, and problems of cultural identification and variations in employment opportunities. The authors also discuss language conflicts, the varying degrees of the politicization of ethnicity, and the effects of global and international discourse on local conflicts.
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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 PaperDemocracy 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 IndiaTracing the Ethnic Divide - Edmund Terence Gomez Race, Rights and Redistribution in Malaysia