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Pt. I. Theoretical and conceptual dialogue -- 1. creation: tensions and paradoxes of a multifaceted dating / Luis Moreno and Andre Lecours -- 2. Multiculturalism, ethnicity, and the countryside: ideology, identification, and coverage / William Safran -- three. Ethnonational country definition and liberal democratic practices: past "neutrality" in deeply divided societies / Ilan Peleg -- four. nationwide self-determination and democracy / Benyamin Neuberger -- five. Competing nationwide identities and democratization: a theoretical and comparative research / Enric Martinez-Herrera -- pt. II. Case stories -- 6. Making and unmaking democratic possibilities in nationalist mobilization: a comparative research of the MLNV (Basque kingdom) and the BNG (Galicia) / Pedro Ibarra and Ramon Maiz -- 7. Xenophobic events and the making of exclusionary etatized nationalism: instances from Western and japanese Europe / Ray Taras -- eight. Democratization within the post-Soviet nations of jap Europe and "nationalizing" politics / Elena Meleshkina -- nine. Political and nationwide id in Russian political discourse / Olga Malinova and Philipp Casula -- 10. Escalating minority claims: the Arab "vision files" of 2006-2007 in Israel / Ilana Kaufman -- eleven. 'One Zambia, one nation', many teams: country nationalism as a constraint on ethnopolitics and a facilitator of democratization / James R. Scarritt -- 12. Unionism and pan-nationalism: exploring the dialectical courting among minority and majority sub-state nationalism / Allan Craigie -- thirteen. consociational democracy or Anglo-Irish clash administration? The St Andrews contract and the political lodging of Irish nationalism / Adrian Guelke -- 14. Conclusions / Andre Lecours and Luis Moreno

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French opposition to multiculturalism relates especially to language. France has been reluctant to support minority languages for three reasons: (1) the fear of national unity being undermined; (2) the belief that the purity of the French language was being destroyed by infusions of other languages, notably English; and (3) the decline of the global importance of French. Some have argued that if France wants French to be maintained abroad as an important language (albeit a minority one compared to English), it must practice a quid pro quo; it must support minority languages at home (Safran 1999).

For Kallen, culture referred to a community’s collective patrimony, including its history, language, literature, religion, social customs and traditions; and he believed that the various cultures had intrinsic worth and should not be snuffed out. In arguing against homogenization and uniformity, Kallen wanted to replace the metaphor of the “melting pot” with that of an orchestra – “with each instrument likened to a cultural group making its unique contribution to the symphony of civilization” (Ratner 1984).

In the case of the Breton language, the question has often been posed: “Of what use is it”? Such a utilitarian view caused the Abbé Grégoire to ask the Convention in 1794 to wipe out local languages (anéantir les patois). g. German in Sudetenland; Russian in Estonia and Latvia; Tamil in Sri Lanka; Greek and Turkish in Cyprus; and a variety of other languages instrumentalized for political purposes, including Moldavian, Albanian, Arabic, Catalan, and Hungarian? What if the neighboring state is hostile?

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