This title was first published in 2001. Investigating the relations between ethnicity and governance in Asia and Africa and going well beyond traditional and orthodox treatments, this volume is not only a stimulating text, but also an invaluable tool for original and innovative research.
’A unique contribution to the study of both ethnicity and governance - two notions central to the study of comparative development today. Highly innovative in its conceptualization, the volume offers invaluable insights into the complex interaction between ethnicity, governance, capital, technology and a range of other development institutions that currently confront people in the developing world. The authors, engaged scholars and practitioners of development in Asia and Africa, are able to bring to the analysis an authenticity that enriches the work significantly.’ Ananya Mukherjee Reed, York University, Canada ’This is an ambitious, pioneering exploration of the impact of economic and cultural globalization on ethnic and gender-based conflicts in Africa and South and Southeast Asia. These 14 authoritative essays analyze and evaluate identity politics for the first time in the context of the major contemporary movement in world affairs and adds a hitherto missing dimension to our understanding of the forces of globalization. For students of international political economy and of ethnic pluralism, as well as Africanists and Asianists this collection of essays will be must reading and an invaluable teaching resource.’ Milton J. Esman, Professor Emeritus, Cornell University, USA ’This welcome collaborative volume derives from a timely collaborative research project contrasting experiences and lessons from two continents around the crucial issues of conflict and governance. This collection brings together insights from a variety of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives, but the authors all share a concern for innovative, informed analysis. Together, these original essays will inform contemporary policy and debate in inter-and non-state organizations as well as the academy in South and North.’ Julius Ihonvbere, Governance and Civil Society Unit of the Ford Foundation in NYC and Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas in Aust
Contents: Pluralisms and the changing global political economy: ethnicities in crises of governance in Asia and Africa, Fahimul Quadir, Sandra J. MacLean and Timothy M. Shaw. Governance and Economy: Globalization, capital and governance in a newly industrializing plural society: Malaysia during the 1990s, Johan Saravanamuttu; Globalization, industrialization and crisis: the coming-of-age of Malaysian women workers?, Maznah Mohamad, Cecilia Ng and Tan Beng Hui; Comparative responses to the challenges of governance and globalization: Malaysia and South Africa, Janis van der Westuizen; South Africa and the political economy of wine: from sanctions to globalizations/liberalizations, Timothy M. Shaw. Governance and Civil Society: Transnational, national, or local? gender-based NGOs and information networks in India, J.P. Singh; Promoting democratic governance at the grassroots in the twenty-first century: myths and realities of NGO programs in Bangladesh, Fahimul Quadir; Prospects for democratic governance in Africa: impacts of civil societies and ethnicities, Maria Nzomo; Post-settler state-society relations in Zimbabwe: the rise of civil society and the decline of authoritarianism, Alfred G. Nhema; Ethnicity and race in the changing political economics of South Africa and Zimbabwe, Sandra J. MacLean. Governance and Conflict: The political economy of Angola’s ethnic conflict, Assis V. Malaquias; Ethnicities in crises of governance in Africa: the case of Uganda in the Great Lakes region, Pamela Mbabazi; Ethnicity, power, governance and conflict in the Great Lakes region, Abillah H. Omari; The peace and conflict impact of overseas development assistance (ODA) in Sri Lanka, Kenneth D. Bush; References; Index.
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