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European Multilingualism between Territorial and Personal Arrangements I

Citizenship
Comparative Politics
Ethnic Conflict
European Union
Globalisation
Governance
Regionalism
International
P131
László Marácz
University of Amsterdam
László Marácz
University of Amsterdam

Thursday 11:00 - 12:40 (08/09/2016)

Building: Faculty of Arts Floor: 2 Room: FA217

Abstract

Arrangements for managing multilingual and ethno-linguistic relations within states are far from consensual. Conflicting pairs of principles along with diverging state interests account for this gap. There are those who stand by non-territorial rights for ethno-linguistic groups within their historic territories. On the other hand, there are those who consider primordial the territorial integrity of the existing states. Hence, this leads to a recurrent tension in international law between the right to self-determination of peoples and the territorial integrity of states. A way-out of this situation would be to apply principles of self-determination and language policy requirements in terms of territorial or personal arrangements. This panel will explore to discuss both the personal and the territorial perspectives as possible solutions. The theoretical argumentations will be illustrated with relevant case studies both from the Western parts of Europe, like Belgium, Switzerland, the Basque Country, Ireland and the Central- and Eastern European parts of the European continent, such as the Baltic States, Vojvodina, Transylvania and Kosovo.

Title Details
Secession as Subsidiarity: Distributing Governance in International and Regional Contexts View Paper Details
Spatial Patterns of Ethno-linguistic Diversification in the Baltic States View Paper Details
Welsh Language Revitalization: A Historical Institutionalist Analysis of State Traditions and Language Regimes View Paper Details
Language Rights and Multilingualism in Vojvodina View Paper Details