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Author Bhalla, A. S.

Title Poverty and exclusion of minorities in China and India [electronic resource] / A. S. Bhalla, Dan Luo.

Published Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan : [distributor] Not Avail, 2012.


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Physical description 320 p. : 25 figures, 1 maps, 93.
Notes Electronic book text.
Epublication based on: 9780230361010, 2012.
Contents Poverty, Ethnicity and Exclusion Minorities in China and India Poverty Incidence among Minorities Inequalities and Access Minority Migrants Xinjiang (China) vs. Jammu & Kashmir (India) Social Inclusion and Welfare Minorities in a Global Perspective.
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Summary Muslim minorities in China and India form only a small fraction of their respective populations, yet as they principally live in troubled border states, they are of key strategic importance in the war on terror. In this global context, this book explores whether economics is more important than the suppression of rights in explaining social unrest. Muslim minorities in China and India form only a small fraction of their respective populations. Yet as these minorities tend to be grouped in troubled border states they are of key strategic importance in the context of the global war on terror. In this global context, this book compares the regions of Jammu and Kashmir in India and Xinjiang in China, examining the incidence of poverty in terms of low and unequal incomes and lack of access to education, health and other public services. The book argues that economic and social factors (poverty, unemployment, inequalities, discrimination and social alienation) are more important in explaining social discontent, unrest and violence than political and religious factors such as the suppression of religious freedom and cultural identity and the violation of basic human rights. The global war on terror has diluted the domestic drive for self-determination for minorities in both China and India; their legitimate grievances are often confused with those of Islamic militants. The failures of the Chinese and Indian governments to address these grievances in the past may well have reinforced separatist tendencies. This book calls for a strategy to combine vigorous anti-poverty programmes with the prevention of extremist infiltration from abroad as the only way to peaceful development.
'As the first thorough study of poverty and inequality among China's ethnic minorities ... this book is warmly to be welcomed ... the chapters on programmes are outstanding. To my knowledge, no other treatment of these important subjects goes into anything like the depth and sensitivity found in these chapters. It is scholarly, detailed and interesting.' - Colin Mackerras, Professor Emeritus, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia 'Poverty and Exclusion of Minorities in China and India includes solid research as well as pragmatic policy proposals.' - Morris Rosabbi, City University of New York, USA 'The study is a contribution not only to China studies, but to ... social science discipline.' - Barry Sautman, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology 'This book is recommended reading ... and will undoubtedly become a frequently cited work in future research on the topic.' - Bjorn Gustaffson, Gotberg University, Sweden 'The authors provide an informative review and assessment of China's anti-poverty policies and programs, focusing on the experience of Guizhou province, which is largely overlooked by the literature on China.' - Dan Sai, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, Beijing, China.
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History notes A.S. BHALLA (M.A. Cantab.; Ph.D, Manchester) is Special Professor, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, UK. Formerly, he was a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, UK. His earlier relevant publications include Poverty and Inequality among Chinese Minorities, Poverty and Exclusion in a Global World, and Uneven Development in the Third World: A Study of China and India. DAN LUO (Ph.D. Nottingham) is Lecturer, School of Contemporary Chinese Studies, University of Nottingham, UK.
Other author Luo, Dan.
Subject Muslims -- Economic conditions -- China.
Muslims -- Social conditions -- China.
Muslims -- Social conditions -- India.
Muslims -- Economic conditions -- India.
Poverty -- China.
Poverty -- India.
Poverty -- Religious aspects.
Political economy -- China -- India.
Development economics & emerging economies -- China -- India.
Poverty & unemployment -- China -- India.
Islamic studies -- China -- India.
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