Reflections on Globalization, Discrimination, and Affirmative Action*

Thomas E. Weisskopf

in Discrimination in an Unequal World

Published in print July 2010 | ISBN: 9780199732166
Published online September 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199866144 | DOI:
Reflections on Globalization, Discrimination, and Affirmative Action*

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This chapter reflects in a speculative manner about the ways in which the process of globalization might affect the extent of discrimination against people on account of their (broadly defined) ethnic group identity, as well as the extent of efforts to combat such discrimination via affirmative action. It begins by offering definitions of the key terms contained in the title of the chapter. Section 2 addresses the question: how does globalization influence the propensity for ethnicity-based discrimination? Section 3 considers how globalization might impinge on the propensity to counter such discrimination with policies of affirmative action. Finally, Section 4 offers a brief conclusion.

Keywords: globalization; discrimination; affirmative action; ethnic group identity

Chapter.  9701 words. 

Subjects: Comparative Politics

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