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

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Series Details Vol.14, No.4, Winter 2004, p554-579
Publication Date December 2004
ISSN 1359-7566
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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, decentralization 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.

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