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The Choice of Ignorance

The Debate on Ethnic and Racial Statistics in France

Patrick Simon

For more than a century, statistics describing immigration and assimilation in France have been based on citizenship and place of birth. The recent concern for racial discrimination has given rise to a heated controversy over whether to introduce so-called "ethnic categories" into official statistics. In this article, I make an assessment of the kind of statistics that are available today and the rationale behind their design. I then discuss the main arguments put forward in the controversy and argue that antidiscrimination policies have created a new need for statistics that outweigh the arguments against the use of "ethnic statistics." In fact, beyond the technical dimension of this controversy lies a more general political debate about the multicultural dimensions of French society.

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Sandra Häbel

norms abroad is via policy networks, which are webs of relationships between actors in one policy arena, in partner countries. This article explores why existing policy networks tend to undermine normative spillover between policy sectors and

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The Determination of Educational Policy

Shas, Politics, and Religion

Anat Feldman

This article aims to broaden understanding of the intersection of political power and educational policy. Researchers in various fields have analyzed how a state determines its educational policy, which typically follows a value- and principle

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Shobita Parthasarathy

For decades, governments across the world have tended to ignore, and sometimes even punish, poor and marginalized communities. Public policies have attended instead to the needs of our societies’ most privileged members. The COVID-19 pandemic has

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Policy coherence for development and migration

Analyzing US and EU policies through the lens of normative transformation

Harlan Koff

The European Union’s 2015–2016 “migration/asylum crisis” gave renewed prominence to discussions over the relationship between migration, security and development in global affairs. The EU’s policy responses to these flows have confirmed that

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Emily Anderson

with others in digital spaces. International development and humanitarian aid organizations, like UNICEF, have historically used old media tools to advance their agendas. Policy actors have expanded their engagement with new media tools to promote

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The New Economic Policy of 1962

How Israeli Economists Almost Changed the Israeli Economy

Ronen Mandelkern

In February 1962, the Israeli government adopted the New Economic Policy, a program for comprehensive economic liberalization reform, which is most remembered for the dramatic devaluation of the Israeli pound that it included. While the Israeli

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Regional and sub-regional effects on development policies

The Benelux and the Nordic countries compared

Lauri Siitonen

mainly in Europe. Nevertheless, the argument could be made that continued mutual cooperation molds small states’ role perceptions and thereby also their foreign policies, including development policies. Indeed, the Nordic countries cooperated in the 1960s

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Re/Making Immigration Policy through Practice

How Social Workers Influence What It Means to Be a Refused Asylum Seeker

Kathryn Tomko Dennler

section on hospitality and hostility, with particular attention to hostility as a way of relating to people contingent upon immigration status, and a section about the influence that frontline staff have in remaking policy through practice based upon their

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Ming-Lun Chung

This article explores the scale of bullying in Taiwanese schools and the impact of anti-bullying policies. As indicated by different types of research and surveys (academic investigation, nonprofit organization survey, and government projects), the