This book is written to document the results of the interdisciplinary symposium The Role of Minorities in the Development Process which was held from October 28 to 30, 2002. Under which conditions are social groups regarded as minorities?
Author: Armin Bohnet
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Category: Economic development
The Developing Countries Prize of the University of Gieen provokes academic contributions to the improvement of the living conditions in developing countries. This book is written to document the results of the interdisciplinary symposium The Role of Minorities in the Development Process which was held from October 28 to 30, 2002. Under which conditions are social groups regarded as minorities? Do minorities always cause politically relevant problems or do they also have a positive effect on the economic and social development of a country? What can politicians contribute to solutions aimed at preventing the exclusion of minorities in economic, religious or cultural respects or at least aimed at a lessening of said exclusions?
Tourism, as a global phenomenon, is confined to operating within the local context. This is certainly the case in ethnic minority communities of China's southern peripheries.
Author: Paul Jason Howard
Category: Electronic dissertations
Abstract : The development of tourism may catalyse a vast array of impacts, social, cultural, socioeconomic, environmental or political. In ethnic minority communities and regions, impacts are potentially greater due to the pre-existing social, cultural and even sociopolitical constructs. Tourism, as a global phenomenon, is confined to operating within the local context. This is certainly the case in ethnic minority communities of China's southern peripheries. Tourism development is a differential process of formal and informal sector development. Formal sector development is generally capital intensive and relatively highly organised. In contrast, the informal sector involves many small vendors and family or community run businesses. The sectoral dichotomy may also be applied, in a general sense, to the types of tourists utilizing accommodation and services provided by these two distinct sectors. As the balance between the two sectors changes over time and across space, there is a commensurate shift in the type and scale of impacts generated by tourism in host communities. It is this that makes the sectoral paradigm so relevant to the role (or indeed lack of role) of ethnic minorities in tourism development in their local areas and communities. Apart from economic impacts, there are sociocultural and even socioenvironmental impacts on host communities. As with socioeconomic impacts, sociocultural impacts are also influenced by the differential development of the formal and informal sectors over time. Furthermore, particularly in ethnic minority areas, socioeconomic and sociocultural impacts are tightly integrated and one impact realm cannot adequately be considered in isolation.
Author: Bethany Waterhouse BradleyPublish On: 2012
This is a key issue with regards to ethnic minority and migrant groups, who often experience poverty, social exclusion, and lower rates of participation in the political process.
Author: Bethany Waterhouse Bradley
There has been a shift from top-down decision-making in many European countries in recent decades and a movement towards inclusive policy development. This is a key issue with regards to ethnic minority and migrant groups, who often experience poverty, social exclusion, and lower rates of participation in the political process. Almond and Verba (1963) found that the voluntary and community sector (VeS) plays a crucial intermediary role in political engagement. This method of political incorporation has been adopted by many Western democracies, and in the United Kingdom, policy towards the ves recognises the role of the sector in policy development. This research uses an evidence base from Northern Ireland to assess the efficacy of consulting the ves on behalf of ethnic minorities and migrants in policy development. Findings from interviews and document analysis in Northern Ireland showed that there are significant efforts made to engage ethnic minority and migrant groups in the policy process, and that the majority of this is done through the VCS. There are positives in this process, and examples of best practice do exist. However there is little evidence that the consultation process has been successful in reflecting the 'voice' of ethnic minorities in policy-making, particularly in the stages of implementation and monitoring. Borne out of Hooghe (2005)'s application of the Amsterdam model of political opportunity structure to ethnic minority movements, this thesis identifies four key factors which impact on the efficacy of the consultation process in representing the interests of ethnic minority and migrant groups in decision-making: the process of consultation; the systems and structures in which consultation takes place; the capacity and resources of stakeholders; and relationships between stakeholders. It argues that for this method to be effective, potential obstacles in each of these elements must be addressed.
These are not the only structural changes that less-developed nations must undertake if they wish to make progress toward development. Others, such as changes in macroeconomic policy to control inflation, for example, and the role of ...
Author: James M. Cypher
Category: Business & Economics
Drawing together recent changes in the debates with the history of the subject, The Process of Economic Development is a textbook with a story to tell. A discussion of recent events is integral to the book, with discussions ranging from * the environment * the debt crisis * export led industrialization * import substitution industrialization * growth theory and technological capability The book has an accessible style and format. Plentiful diagrams, boxed summaries, and end of chapter questions help the reader to grasp many-faceted topics. Coverage includes Latin America, Africa and Asia giving students a uniquely balanced world picture.
First, they highlight the role of ethnicity, which plays a significant role in the ways that Asian Americans selfidentify in relation to other racial and ethnic groups. Second, they underscore the fact that the process might be ...
Author: Samuel D. Museus
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC
While Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) are growing faster than any other racial group in the U.S., they are all but invisible in higher education, and generally ignored in the research literature, and thus greatly misrepresented and misunderstood. This book presents disaggregated data to unmask important academic achievement and other disparities within the population, and offers new insights that promote more authentic understandings of the realities masked by the designation of AAPI. In offering new perspectives, conceptual frameworks, and empirical research by seasoned and emerging scholars, this book both makes a significant contribution to the emerging knowledge base on AAPIs, and identifies new directions for future scholarship on this population. Its overarching purpose is to provide policymakers, practitioners, and researchers in higher education with the information they need to serve an increasingly important segment of their student populations. In dispelling such misconceptions as that Asian Americans are not really racial minorities, the book opens up the complexity of the racial and ethnic minorities within this group, and identifies the unique challenges that require the attention of anyone in higher education concerned with student access and success, as well as the pipeline to the professoriate.
Gerard showed throughout his work that this basic ontogenetic process, at the level of the developing self and the ... a battle which reminds us of the potentials embedded in the role of innovators and minorities, of individuals who are ...
Author: Serge Moscovici
"This volume discusses the interface between human development and socio-cultural processes by exploring the writings of Gerard Duveen, an internationally renowned figure, whose untimely death left a void in the fields of socio-developmental psychology, cultural psychology, and research into social representations. Duveen's original and comprehensive approach continues to offer fresh insight into core theoretical, methodological and empirical problems in contemporary psychology. In this collection the editors have carefully selected Duveen's most significant papers to demonstrate the innovative nature of his contribution to developmental, social and cultural psychology. Divided into three sections, the book includes: Duveen's engagement with Jean Piaget the role of social life in human development and the making of cognition social representations and social identities Introduced with chapters from Serge Moscovici, Sandra Jovchelovitch and Brady Wagoner, this book presents previously unpublished papers, as well as chapters available here in English for the first time. It will be essential reading for those studying high level developmental psychology, educational psychology, social psychology, and cultural psychology"--