Conflict and Compromise in Multilingual Societies

Conflict and Compromise in Multilingual Societies

Vol. 3, Finland

eBook - 1997
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Wilfrid Laurier Univ Pr

Conflict and Compromise, Volume 3: Finland examines historical and developmental patterns during the Swedish, Russian and post-independence periods of Finland’s history. McRae outlines Finland’s changing social structures, showing how the language groups have evolved within these structures in the twentieth century. He compares how Finnish-speaking and Swedish-speaking citizens perceive themselves and other language groups, as well as the similarities and differences in their views on political and social issues. Further, the book describes in detail the constitutional and institutional arrangements for languages in Finland’s political and administrative system, as well as in education and the mass media.



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McRae (political science, Carleton U., Ottawa) asks by what means a multilingual country can arrive at linguistic peace and justice for different language groups. He has already examined Switzerland (1983) and Belgium (1986), and will finish his investigation, and get to what is no doubt for him the core of the issue, with a fourth volume on Canada. Here he looks at the historical and developmental patterns during the Swedish, Russian, and post-independence periods in Finland, outlines the changing social structures and language groups, tests the views of the speakers of Swedish and Finnish about themselves and each other, and describes the constitutional and institutional arrangements for language. Canadian card order number: C97-932383-5. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Publisher: Waterloo, Ont. : Wilfrid Laurier University Press, c1997
ISBN: 9780585241012
0585241015
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 429 p.) : ill., maps
Additional Contributors: Luoma, Sari
Helander, Mika

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