Language Rights: A Welfare-Economics Approach

  • Bengt-Arne Wickström

Abstract

Different normative approaches to status and acquisition planning and language rights have been analysed by a number of scholars from the point of view of law, political science, philosophy, sociology and economics.1 In this essay, though we present a stringent analytic approach based on welfare-economics theory, we do not reject other approaches. On the contrary, language rights is such a multifaceted phenomenon that many approaches are indeed needed, and they can fertilize one another, laying bare the weak points of one or another point of view.

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