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Rethinking Ethnicity and Nation Building: Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Fiji in Comparative Perspective

Out Of Stock Rethinking Ethnicity and Nation Building: Malaysia, Sri Lanka and Fiji in Comparative Perspective
Author: Abdul Rahman Embong
Subjects: Malaysia, Fiji, Sri Lanka
Condition: Good
Publisher: Malaysian Social Science Association
Published: 2007
Paperback, 277 pages
This book reflects the different standpoints and analyses of the contribution regarding ethnicity and nation-building in the three countries. Coming from different theoretical perspectives and ideological persuasions, such diversity of views is to be expected, more so given the complexity of the problem under study as well as the debates surrounding it. But, one thing is common. The contributors all recognize that ethnic diversity has to be managed with care and sensitivity, and that appropriate institutions, approaches, policies and programmes need to be put in place to ensure that a workable and more durable relationship between the ethnic groups can be realized. As policies are essentially ?active technologies of power?, this book shows that the politicization of ethnicity has turned different ethnic groups against each other. The solution thus lies in efforts that on one hand, accord due respect to the people?s specific histories and cultures, and on the other, work towards de-politicising ethnicity. This can be dine by emphasizing a shared vision of the future, and approaches and policies that regard as people rather than by looking at them based on their origin, colour and creed.

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Tags: Abdul Rahman Embong, Alumita L. Durutalo, Brij Lal, Cheah Boon Kheng, Donald Horowitz, Ethnic Relations, Ethnicity, Fiji, Identity, Kalinga Tudor Silva, Malaysia, Merdeka, Michael Roberts, Nation Building, Nationalism, Ong Puay Liu, Poverty, PSSM, Public Policy, S.T. Hettige, Shamsul A.B., Sri Lanka, Sulochana Nair, Tevita Baleiwaqa, Yuvi Thangarajah