RC50 - The Politics of Language

Chair

Rémi Léger
Assistant Professor
Department of Political Science
Simon Fraser University
Burnaby (British Columbia), Canada
rleger@sfu.ca

 

Vice-Chair

Núria Garcia
Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute for Canadian Studies/Comparative Politics
Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
University of Augsburg
D-86135 Augsburg
Germany
nuria.garcia@sciencespo.fr

 

Secretary

Jean-Francois Dupré
Lecturer
College of Professional and Continuing Education
Hong Kong Polytechnic University
rc50ipsa@gmail.com

 

Background

Granted research committee status in 2000; committee created in January 2001.

 

Objectives

The purpose of the committee is to study the politics of language; more specifically to study:

  1. the relations of power that inflect the choice and use of language(s) in international, national, regional, and local polities, societies and communities;
  2. the origins, structures, implementation, effects and consequences of language regimes;
  3. the politics of linguistic minorities, including goals, strategies, motivations and mobilization;

 by

  1. using the normative and empirical tools of analysis in political science;
  2. developing mid-level theories regarding language and democracy, citizenship, globalization and other critical issues.

 

Website

http://rc50.ipsa.org/