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How do the complexities of ethnic pluralism in Singapore affect social cohesion? The 12 contributions presented by the editor (a research fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies, Singapore) explore that question with an eye to policy implications. The legal, institutional and political history of ethnic relations is examined before papers turn to more focused analysis of the impacts of ethnic pluralism in educational and social service settings. Eastern Universities Press is an imprint of Times Media Private Ltd., distributed in the US by ISBS. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Lai Ah Eng (PhD) is currently Research Fellow at the Institute for Policy Studies. She received training in economics at University Sains Malaysia, development studies at the Institute of Development Studies, Sussex and anthropology at Cambridge University. She has worked in various research capacities at the Consumers' Association of Penang, Housing and Development Board (Singapore), the National Archives of Singapore, Institute of South-east Asian Studies (Singapore), and tutored at the Departments of Sociology and Social Work, National University of Singapore. Her research areas cover issues of ethnicity, family, gender, community and social change. She has published a prize-winning monograph on ethnic relations in Singapore and articles on ethnic, gender and family issues.
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Book Description Eastern Universities Press, Singapore, 2004. Paperback. Condition: New. A multi-disciplinary examination by a group of authors as to how Singapore's social engineering works, where it grates and hope as to how it might work in the future. 370 pages including endnotes and references at end of chapters, a list of tables charts and figures, index and a list of other titles in ethnic studies. Weight 0.8 kg. Post free within Malaysia. Seller Inventory # SN255