The Finnish Paradox: Language and Politics in Finland

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Nationalism and multiculturalism are strange bedfellows. In the Finnish case,
however, they have formed a relatively well-functioning couple for almost a
century. In my paper, I will discuss the institutional arrangements and symbolic
constructions of this relationship, with special attention to the political
organization of linguistic diversity in Finland. In the final section, I will bring out
some contemporary pressures and challenges that the Finnish linguistic policy is
now facing.
Original languageFinnish
Title of host publicationLinguistic Diversity and Political Communication : Workshop 1
EditorsPeter A. Kraus
Number of pages11
Place of PublicationHelsinki
Publication date5 Apr 2012
Publication statusPublished - 5 Apr 2012
MoE publication typeB3 Article in conference proceedings
EventLinguistic Diversity and the Changing Dynamics of Political Integration - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 6 May 20117 May 2011

Publication series

NameRecode Working Paper Series
ISSN (Electronic)2242-3559

Fields of Science

  • 517 Political science

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