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Institutions, identities and lesser-used languages in Wales and Brittany

Cole, Alistair Mark and Williams, Colin 2004. Institutions, identities and lesser-used languages in Wales and Brittany. Regional & Federal Studies 14 (4) , pp. 554-579. 10.1080/1359756042000315487

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In this article we compare and contrast the very different approaches adopted towards ‘regional’ languages in Wales and the French region of Brittany. Consistent with our interest in the dynamics of devolution, decentralisation and regional governance, we focus principally upon the interplay between institutions, actors and opinion at the meso-level, using structured interviews, documentary evidence and survey material to back up our findings. In their own way, the Breton and Welsh cases both demonstrate the resilience of national paths and the effects of institutions on political outcomes.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Department of Politics and International Relations (POLIR)
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional & Federal Studies in 2004, available online:
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1359-7566
Funders: Economic and Social Research Council
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 March 2017
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2020 20:29

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