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Ethnic Futures

Ethnic Futures
The State and Identity Politics in Asia

December 1999 | 212 pages | SAGE Publications Pvt. Ltd
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.
Joanna Pfaff-Czarnecka and Darini Rajasingham-SenanayakeJoanna Pfaff-Czarnecka
Debating the State of the Nation
Ethnicization of Politics in Nepal - A Position Paper  
Darini Rajasingham-Senanayake
Democracy and the Problem of Representation
The Making of Bi-polar Ethnic Identity in Post/Colonial Sri Lanka  
Ashis Nandy
Coping with the Politics of Faiths and Cultures
Between Secular State and Ecumenical Traditions in India  
Edmund Terence Gomez
Tracing the Ethnic Divide
Race, Rights and Redistribution in Malaysia  

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