Ethnic Diversity and Public Policy

A Comparative Inquiry

  • Crawford Young

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. K. M. de Silva
    Pages 72-107
  3. Jagdish Gundara, Crispin Jones
    Pages 108-132
  4. Rodolfo Stavenhagen
    Pages 133-152
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 236-240

About this book


In recent years, the saliency of conflicts pitting different ethnic, racial and religious groups against one another has increased dramatically. The world of nation-states is much more diverse than previously realized; only a small number of the 185 independent countries are truly homogeneous. With the end of the cold war, the relative importance of ethnic conflicts as a threat to international peace and stability is far greater. An international set of scholars collaborate in this volume to explore policy alternatives which can contribute towards the accommodation of cultural diversity.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Crawford Young
    • 1
  1. 1.University of Wisconsin-MadisonUSA

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