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Official‐Language Rights: Intrinsic Value and the Protection of Difference

Denise G. Réaume

in Citizenship in Diverse Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780198297703
eISBN:
9780191602948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829770X.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The first part of this chapter discusses two opposing concepts of the value of language (viewed as an aspect of culture): its intrinsic value (which is argued to be important) versus its instrumental ... More


Multiculturalism and the Welfare State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies

Keith Banting and Will Kymlicka (eds)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
May 2007
ISBN:
9780199289172
eISBN:
9780191711084
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199289172.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

In many Western democracies, ethnic and racial minorities have demanded, and sometimes achieved, greater recognition and accommodation of their identities. This is reflected in the adoption of ... More


Language without Rights

Lionel Wee

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199737437
eISBN:
9780199827107
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737437.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume is a book-length critique of the concept of language rights. It presents a balanced, though ultimately skeptical, evaluation of language rights. Through a sophisticated ... More


Classifying Cultural Rights

Jacob T. Levy

in The Multiculturalism of Fear

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198297123
eISBN:
9780191599767
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0198297122.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Cultural rights‐claims and policies of multicultural accommodation are not all of a piece; they are not all, e.g. ‘group rights’ in any meaningful sense. So‐called cultural rights can be ... More


Equal Recognition and Language Rights

Alan Patten

in Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159379
eISBN:
9781400850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159379.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter explores the justification of minority language rights. It argues that equal recognition ought to play a key role in thinking about the justification of minority language rights, and ... More


Citizenship and Official Bilingualism in Canada

Pierre A. Coulombe

in Citizenship in Diverse Societies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780198297703
eISBN:
9780191602948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829770X.003.0011
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

The principles that underlie official bilingualism are viewed broadly with the objective of making sense of the interplay between citizenship in the Canadian polity and its embodiment in federal (and ... More


Citizenship in Diverse Societies

Will Kymlicka and Wayne Norman (eds)

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2005
ISBN:
9780198297703
eISBN:
9780191602948
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019829770X.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Most modern democracies contain significant minority groups whose language, religion, or ethnicity differs from those of the majority. In this book, leading scholars of multicultural issues examine ... More


Language and Ethnic Minority Rights

Lionel Wee

in Language without Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199737437
eISBN:
9780199827107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737437.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter traces three identifiably distinct groups or movements associated with the concept of language rights and reviews the differences and similarities between these groups. Despite their ... More


Federal Effects on Transitions in Russia's Republics

Jeffrey Kahn

in Federalism, Democratization, and the Rule of Law in Russia

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780199246991
eISBN:
9780191599606
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199246998.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Russian Politics

After Yeltsin abandoned attempts to influence the course of republican transitions from authoritarianism, few republics persevered along clearly democratic paths. This chapter examines the course ... More


Introduction

Lionel Wee

in Language without Rights

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199737437
eISBN:
9780199827107
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737437.003.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This introductory chapter previews a number of ideas that will help set the scene for the discussion in the rest of the book. These include the relationship between language rights and language ... More


Immigrants, National Minorities, and Minority Rights

Alan Patten

in Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159379
eISBN:
9781400850433
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159379.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines a more general problem that arises with respect to minority cultural rights, including both language and self-government rights. The problem arises from the fact that most ... More


Equal Recognition: The Moral Foundations of Minority Rights

Alan Patten

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691159379
eISBN:
9781400850433
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691159379.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Conflicting claims about culture are a familiar refrain of political life in the contemporary world. On one side, majorities seek to fashion the state in their own image, while on the other, cultural ... More


Neoliberalism and La cause: Modernizing Nationalism at Its Limits (Lelac, 1997–2004)

Monica Heller

in Paths to Post-Nationalism: A Critical Ethnography of Language and Identity

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199746866
eISBN:
9780199827091
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199746866.003.0006
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

Canadian language policy from the 1960s on has been based on the concept of “linguistic duality.” Within the frame of the welfare state, the federal government provided funds for the maintenance of ... More


The Scope of Freedom of Speech

ERIC BARENDT

in Freedom of Speech

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199225811
eISBN:
9780191714139
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199225811.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

This chapter examines the scope of the freedom of speech, that is, whether the freedom requires recognition of some positive rights to speak or of access to information, or whether it necessarily ... More


Participation Rights in EU Administrative Rule‐making

Joana Mendes

in Participation in EU Rule-Making: A Rights-Based Approach

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199599769
eISBN:
9780191729195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599769.003.0005
Subject:
Law, EU Law

Chapter 5 examines the Courts' approach to participation in rulemaking procedures analysing in depth the Courts' leading ruling on this matter (Atlanta). It argues that the different positions of the ... More


The Social Politics of Language Choice and Linguistic Correctness

John E. Joseph

in Language and Politics

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748624522
eISBN:
9780748671458
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748624522.003.0003
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter is concerned with the question of the choices individuals make from among the ways of speaking available in their environment, with the focus on the political motivations and ... More


Conferring Official Language Rights in Legal Communication: Access to Justice and Conflict of Laws

Janny H.C. Leung

in Shallow Equality and Symbolic Jurisprudence in Multilingual Legal Orders

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190210335
eISBN:
9780190210359
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190210335.003.0008
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This chapter asks two questions about the nature of official language rights. The first is a practical one—whether and how official language law enhances language rights for the communities ... More


Multilingualism and the Periphery

Sari Pietikainen and Helen Kelly-Holmes (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199945177
eISBN:
9780199333172
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199945177.001.0001
Subject:
Linguistics, Sociolinguistics / Anthropological Linguistics

This volume examines the complexities of the processes and practices of multilingualism in a wide range of economic, cultural, political and physical peripheral sites and spaces (tourism, education, ... More


Beyond the Human Rights Act

Conor Gearty

in The Legal Protection of Human Rights: Sceptical Essays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780199606078
eISBN:
9780191729720
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199606078.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Human Rights and Immigration

In the context of current debates in the UK concerning the introduction of a bill of rights for Britain to replace or supplement the Human Rights Act 1998, this chapter examines how the language of ... More


The Right to Education

Sandra Fredman

in Comparative Human Rights Law

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
December 2018
ISBN:
9780199689408
eISBN:
9780191768293
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199689408.003.0011
Subject:
Law, Comparative Law, Human Rights and Immigration

Education is a multiplier right. Without education, other rights cannot be fully enjoyed. Education is also an accelerator right: it equips people to enter the labour force and participate in public ... More


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