Language Rights and Political Theory

Language Rights and Political Theory

by Will Kymlicka
     
 

ISBN-10: 019926290X

ISBN-13: 9780199262908

Pub. Date: 08/28/2003

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

"This volume provides the reader with an up-to-date overview of the emerging debates over the role of language rights and linguistic diversity within political theory. It brings together many of the leading political theorists who work in the field, together with some of the most important social scientists, with the aim of exploring how political theorists can

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"This volume provides the reader with an up-to-date overview of the emerging debates over the role of language rights and linguistic diversity within political theory. It brings together many of the leading political theorists who work in the field, together with some of the most important social scientists, with the aim of exploring how political theorists can conceptualize issues of language rights and contribute to public debates on language policy. The thirteen essays in this volume highlight both the empirical constraints and normative complexities of language policy, and identify the important challenges and opportunities that linguistic diversity raises for contemporary political theory."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780199262908
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
08/28/2003
Pages:
368
Product dimensions:
9.30(w) x 6.20(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Language Rights and Political Theory: Context, Issues, and Approaches, Alan Patten and Will Kymlicka
2. Language Rights: Exploring the Competing Rationales, Ruth Rubio-Marin
3. A liberal Democratic Approach to Language Justice, David D. Laitin and Rob Reich
4. Accommodation Rights for Hispanics in the U.S., Thomas Pogge
5. Misconceiving Minority Language Rights: Implications for Liberal Political Theory, Stephen May
6. linguistic Justice, Philippe Van Parijs
7. Diversity as Paradigm, Analytical Device, and Policy Goal, Francois Grin
8. Global Linguistic Diversity, Public Goods, and the Principle of Fairness, Idil Boran
9. Language Death and Liberal Politics, Michael Blake
10. Language Rights, Literacy, and the Modern State, Jacob T. Levy
11. The Antinomy of Language Rights, Daniel M. Weinstock
12. Beyond Personality: The Territorial and Personal Principles of Language Policy Reconsidered, Denise G. Reaume
13. What Kind of Bilingualism?, Alan Patten

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