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Conflict, Inequality and Ethnicity
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Affirmative Action in Plural Societies

International Experiences

Editors: Stewart, F., Langer, A., Venugopal, R., Brown, G. (Eds.)

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Global contributors discuss the theoretical controversies concerning the merits and demerits of affirmative action, and explain why affirmative action is needed in multi-ethnic countries. They analyse actual experience with affirmative action policies their origin, nature and consequences in nine countries.

About the authors

RULOF BURGER is Senior Lecturer at the Stellenbosch University Department of Economics, South Africa and a research associate at the Centre for the Study of African Economies at Oxford University, UK JUDITH HEYER is Emeritus Fellow of Somerville College, Honorary Associate of the Oxford Department of International Development and Associate of the School of Interdisciplinary Area Studies at the University of Oxford, UK RACHEL JAFTA is Professor at the Department of Economics, Stellenbosch University, South Africa NIRAJA GOPAL JAYAL is Professor and currently Chairperson of the Centre for the Study of Law and Governance, Jawaharlal Nehru University, India MARK C. LONG is an assistant professor in the Daniel J. Evans School of Public Affairs and adjunct assistant professor of economics at the University of Washington, USA MAZNAH MOHAMAD is visiting senior research Fellow at the Asia Research Institute of the National University of Singapore, Singapore ABDUL RAUFU MUSTAPHA is University Lecturer in African Politics at the University of Oxford and Kirk-Greene Fellow in African Studies at St Antony's College, UK RAFAEL GUERREIRO OSORIO is researcher at IPEA, the Institute of Applied Economic Research, Brazil JOSEPH RUANE is Professor at the Department of Sociology, University College Cork, Ireland JENNIFER TODD is Professor at and Director of the Institute for British Irish Studies at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin, Ireland ZAINAL AZNAM YUSOF was an adviser at the National Implementation Task Force (NITF) and a Distinguished fellow at the Institute of Strategic and International Studies (ISIS), Malaysia

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"This book provides a perceptive overview of affirmative action and an insightful set of papers on policy contexts, practices and outcomes in seven countries It makes a welcome and important contribution to the literature, as evidenced in the range of perspectives and points of contention reviewed above." - European Journal of Development Research


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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Affirmative Action in Plural Societies
Book Subtitle
International Experiences
Editors
  • Frances Stewart
  • A. Langer
  • R. Venugopal
  • Graham Brown
Series Title
Conflict, Inequality and Ethnicity
Copyright
2012
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-27780-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 280
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