The Ethnic Question: Conflicts, Development, and Human Rights/Sales No E.90.Iii.A.9 by Rodolfo Stavenhagen
eBook Title: The Ethnic Question: Conflicts, Development, and Human Rights/Sales No E.90.Iii.A.9
Publisher: United Nations Pubns; First Edition edition (May 1, 1991)
Subcategory: Social Sciences
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The processes of development and modernization are based on the assumption that ethnic and cultural differences existing within a nation-state will disappear, and, it is assumed, conflicts that arise will be defined in terms of function groups - i.e. social classes, occupational categories, political parties, special-interest groups - and policies are devised for the solution of specifically developmental problems. Many recent development failures, however, cannot be accounted for by referring only to financial, economic, or technological causes. Experts and policy makers are now beginning to recognize the importance of the ethnic component in influencing development. In The Ethnic Questions: Conflicts, Development, and Human Rights, the author presents a comprehensive picture of contemporary ethnic issues as manifested in most of the world's major regions.