SEN News Bites: 1-7 December 2014

 

NBC News (02/12/2014) reports on plans to conduct field tests for the 2020 Census in the US, particularly with regard to how to design questions on race and ethnicity which are generating a lot of debate.

American Thinker (05/12/2014) features an opinion piece reflecting on issues of legitimacy in relation to the Israeli state and the challenges this contention poses for national identity.

my Republica (06/12/2014) reports on Nepal’s official opposition to ethnicity-based federalism based on the nation’s presumed inability to sustain this institutional arrangement.

The Guardian (07/12/2014) reports the key findings of and reflects on a recently published report by the British Equalities and Human Rights Commission on the current position of different racial groups and ethnic minorities in Britain.

The Japan Times (07/12/2014) features an opinion piece on the role of national remembrance and the politics of memorialisation in the relations between East Asian nations.

 

News compiled by Anastasia Voronkova

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