A Union of Diversity: Language, Identity and Polity-Building by Peter A. Kraus

By Peter A. Kraus

the eu Union's motto 'United in range' contrasts with the cultural standardization entailed within the formation of geographical regions and the forging of political identities in Europe. So what does being 'united in range' suggest? concentrating on language politics and guidelines, this booklet bargains a radical overview of the results of cultural and linguistic range for the method of creating a ecu polity. It sheds gentle on the most urgent difficulties linked to modern id politics. it is usually claimed that the recurrent social gathering of range in Europe's programmatic declarations has an efficient political effect. Kraus bargains a severe research of ways the ecu has replied to the normative problem of constructing an institutional body for integration which permits cultural changes to be transcended with out ignoring them.

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