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Constitutionalizing Language

Figure. Proportion of constitutions that specify an official language Constitutions are often about defining a political community. Adding official (or national) language requirements is a powerful — if potentially exclusionary — way to do so. The figure at left, drawn from the just-uploaded report on language provisions (see the reports!), suggests that officialdom in this

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Published on February 16, 2009
Author:          Filed under: culture, hp, language, Zachary Elkins