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Linguistic Claims and Political Conflicts
Spanish Labyrinths in the European Context

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ISBN 9781138301412
December 30, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
160 Pages

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Book Description

This book explores and assesses the multiple levels at which linguistic policies can be challenged, devised and enacted, i.e. sub-national, national and supranational, and the variety of state and non-state actors involved.

Moving beyond descriptive and normative approaches, it provides an empirical comparative assessment of the policy responses and strategies deployed to deal with linguistic diversity and conflicts in Spain, a country where almost half the population is at least bilingual. The Spanish case is then assessed within the European context, both from the perspective of multilevel influence and mutual interaction, and from the learning experiences it may entail for similar or equivalent problems and disputes occurring at the European level or beyond.

This text will be of key interest to scholars and students of Spanish politics, linguistics, identity politics and more broadly to European politics and governance, public policy, education and communication policy and comparative politics.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction

2. A conceptual framework

3. Empirical contextualisation

4. Linguistic claims in Spain: Education, public space signalisation and audio-visual media

5. Comparative analysis across issues and territories

6. The European Union: Framing linguistic conflicts in Spain?

7. Conclusions

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Andrea Bianculli is Assistant Professor at the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI), Spain.

Jacint Jordana is Director of the Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals (IBEI) and Professor of Political Science and Public Administration at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain.

Mónica Ferrín Pereira is a Ramon y Cajal Research Fellow at the University of A Coruña, Spain.