Public Policy and Ethnicity

The Politics of Ethnic Boundary Making

  • Elizabeth Rata
  • Roger Openshaw
  • Jonathan Friedman

About this book


Has ethnicity become institutionalized as a political category? Drawing on international studies, including New Zealand, the book shows that this process of public policymaking creates artificial divisions that can become permanent and detrimental as well as being at odds with the social fluidity of modern societies. Preface by Jonathan Friedman.


education identity Ideologie Institution Nation neoliberalism policy-making policymaking politics research

Editors and affiliations

  • Elizabeth Rata
    • 1
  • Roger Openshaw
    • 2
  • Jonathan Friedman
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of EducationUniversity of AucklandNew Zealand
  2. 2.Department of Educational StudiesMassey University College in EducationNew Zealand
  3. 3.Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences SocialesParisFrance

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