Language Rights and Political Theory by Will KymlickaLanguage Rights and Political Theory by Will Kymlicka

Language Rights and Political Theory

EditorWill Kymlicka, Alan Patten

Paperback | June 25, 2003

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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.
Will Kymlicka is Queen's National Scholar, Department of Philosophy, Queen's University Alan Patten is Associate Professor of Political Science, McGill University
Title:Language Rights and Political TheoryFormat:PaperbackPublished:June 25, 2003Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199262918

ISBN - 13:9780199262915

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Table of Contents

1. Alan Patten and Will Kymlicka: Introduction: Language Rights and Political Theory: Context, Issues, and Approaches2. Ruth Rubio-Marin: Language Rights: Exploring the Competing Rationales3. David D. Laitin and Rob Reich: A liberal Democratic Approach to Language Justice4. Thomas Pogge: Accomodation Rights for Hispanics in teh U.S.5. Stephen May: Misconceiving Minority Language Rights: Implications for Liberal Political Theory6. Philippe Van Parijs: linguistic Justice7. Francois Grin: Diversity as Paradigm, Analytical Device, and Policy Goal8. Idil Boran: Global Linguistic Diversity, Public Goods, and the Principle of Fairness9. Michael Blake: Language Death and Liberal Politics10. Jacob T. Levy: Language Rights, Literacy, and the Modern State11. Daniel M. Weinstock: The Antinomy of Language Rights12. Denise G. Reaume: Beyond Personality: The Territorial and Personal Principles of Language Policy Reconsidered13. Alan Patten: What Kind of Bilingualism?

Editorial Reviews

"Until now, there has been no major work or edited volume dealing with language rights from the standpoint of normative political theory.... Anyone presently interested in working on language rights in political theory should begin here."--Perspectives on Politics "This is a thoughtful collection of essays on a longstanding issue which has only recently come under legal and political analysis: how do we manage political and social arrangements when we do not all speak the same language? Kymlicka and Patten have brought together a range of experts to discuss this key question. The result is a collection of diverse views which will provide much to ponder for anyone interested in questions of language rights, minority rights, and very basic questions of justice such as the fair distribution of burdens, the 'free rider' problem, the functioning of democracy."--Law and Politics Book Review