Affirmative Action in Plural Societies: International Experiences

Hardcover | October 2, 2012

EditorGraham Brown, Arnim Langer, Frances Stewart

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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 analyze actual experience with affirmative action policies – their origin, nature and consequences – in nine countries.

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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 analyze actual experience with affirmative action policies – their origin, nature and consequences – in nine countries.

GRAHAM K. BROWN is Director of the Centre for Development Studies and Senior Lecturer in International Development at the University of Bath, UK. He is a Research Associate at Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, and has held visiting fellowships at Stanford University and the National University of Si...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.07 × 5.7 × 1.11 inPublished:October 2, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230277802

ISBN - 13:9780230277809

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Table of Contents

Foreword; Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva
Affirmative Action: Foundations, Contexts, and Debates; G.Brown, A.Langer & F.Stewart
Affirmative Action and its Alternatives in Public Universities: What Do We Know?; M.C.Long
The Challenge of Positive Discrimination in India; J.Heyer & N.G.Jayal
Affirmative action in South Africa: an Empirical Assessment of the Impact on Labour Market Outcomes; R.Burger & R.Jafta
The Persistence of Black-white Income Differentials in Brazil; R.G.Osorio
Affirmative Action in Malaysia: An Overview of Progress and Limitations; Z.A.Yusof
Ethnicity and Inequality in Malaysia: A Retrospect and a Rethinking; M.Mohamad
Beyond Inequality? Assessing the Impact of Fair Employment, Affirmative Action and Equality Measures on Conflict in Northern Ireland; J.Todd & J.Ruane
How Effective is the Federal Character Commission in Nigeria?; A.R.Mustapha

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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