Community and Communication: The Role of Language in Nation by Sue Wright

By Sue Wright

This publication considers the problem of language within the eu Union. with out a group of conversation, the european needs to stay a buying and selling organization run in an autocratic means through bilingual patrician technocrats; with a group of communique, the eu Union may well strengthen democratic buildings and legitimacy and provides desiring to its regulations of loose circulate. easy methods to in achieving that neighborhood of conversation is the most important problem dealing with Europe this day.

Show description

Read or Download Community and Communication: The Role of Language in Nation State Building and European Integration PDF

Similar international relations books

A World Without Meaning: The Crisis of Meaning in International Politics

During this provocative and incisive publication, Zaki Laidi argues that as our international turns into ever higher, our skill to discover that means in it diminishes. With the top of communism got here the tip of the intimate alliance among strength and beliefs. No strength in our globalised global can any more declare to supply that means.

Regulating New Forms of Employment Local Experiments and Social Innovation in Europe (Routledge Eui Studies in the Political Economy of Welfare)

Utilizing a comparative framework, this new quantity makes a speciality of how non-standard employment could be regulated in very diverse social, political and institutional settings. After surveying those new kinds of paintings and the recent calls for for labour-market legislation, the authors determine attainable recommendations between local-level actors and supply a close research of the way businesses examine the benefits and drawbacks of versatile kinds of employment.

The Atlantic Alliance Under Stress: US-European Relations after Iraq

This booklet examines the reasons and results of the main issue in Atlantic family that followed the invasion of Iraq in March 2003. A dstinguished crew of political scientists and historians from Europe and the us tackles those matters. The authors' collective concentration isn't really at the battle itself, or the way it used to be performed, or maybe the location in Iraq both ahead of or after the clash.

The Nuclear Revolution: International politics Before and after Hiroshima

How have nuclear guns affected the way in which nations take care of each other? The Nuclear Revolution solutions this query by means of evaluating the nuclear age with earlier classes of overseas heritage, from the 5th century B. C. to the 20 th century. The Nuclear Revolution deals insightful and provocative views at the Soviet-American nuclear fingers race, evaluating it with the Anglo-German naval competition earlier than global warfare I and with smooth tariff competitions.

Extra resources for Community and Communication: The Role of Language in Nation State Building and European Integration

Example text

In May 1999 they voted for their first parliament since 1707.  However, although these elements are always present in some way in the equation, it is essential to labour the point that ultimately it is the political ambition of dynasties and power elites which has proved the decisive factor in nation state formation rather than any natural congruence of nation and state. Ethnies and Proto­Nations Weber (1948) and his followers make a distinction between ethnic group (ethnie) and nation, differentiating between a collectivity that, while recognising itself as a group, has a very weak feeling of ethnic solidarity, and a collectivity which defines itself as a group, wishes others to recognise it as such and has a political project.

A written standard provided a common national language in each case and permitted the continued existence of very dissimilar spoken varieties of the language in the different regions of the state. Germany unified along linguistic lines although not all German speakers were included, and, of course, given the mosaic of peoples in Europe, a number of non­ German speaking enclaves found themselves within its borders.  The Dutch had once been within the States General belonging to the Empire, but had distanced themselves both culturally—through the development of a written vernacular based on a Lower Franconian dialect—and economically—establishing one of the first European nation states founded on mercantilism and early capitalism.

In Chapter 2 patterns of nationbuilding which are peculiar to western Europe will be explored through a close study of the French.  Post­Modernists?  It is a very language bound process since it is mostly through and in the cultural representation of texts that the collectivity is created and Page 24 apprehended–texts which may use the medium of film, the novel, the theatre, the print media, television, the radio.  Their explanations make clear the manipulations of which we had always suspected the traditional ethno­linguistic nationalist leaders.

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.84 of 5 – based on 33 votes