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Redistribution or recognition: political conceptions of minority ethnic groups in European education policies

Author(s) Williams, K.  
Publisher London: CiCe  
Year 2008  
Editor A. Ross & P. Cunningham, Reflecting on Identities: Research, Practice and Innovation  
Age group -  
This paper examines the status of minority ethnic groups across a range of European nations and draws on initial research from the EPASI pan-European project looking at education policies and social inequality. It analyses different states' policies aimed at reducing social inequalities between ethnic groups and argues that the policy language and the type of interventions promoted for different groups in a particular state reflect different groups' positioning in what Nancy Fraser terms 'the struggle for recognition'. Policy-making processes (top-down interventions or community led projects) also provide an insight into different groups' relationship to the state

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