[lg policy] Max 104.9 News Story

Maarja Siiner maarja at SIINER.EU
Sat Nov 24 11:44:59 UTC 2012


Hi,

based on my personal experience I do agree with Beresford Mayor that  
religion and language issues raise emotions.

Comparing religion and language (as "hot potatoes" in political  
debates) might however be tricky - while a state can be neutral on the  
question of religion, no state can be neutral on the question of  
language, since communication is essential to the functioning of any  
state, liberal democratic or otherwise (As far as I remember, Choudhry  
has been examining this in his "Managing linguistic nationalism  
through constitutional design: Lessons from South-Asia" from 2009)

What do you think?

Maarja Siiner, PhD, University of Tartu, Estonia





On 23/11/2012, at 22.52, haroldfs at gmail.com wrote:

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