2002 Fiscal Year Final Research Report Summary
Regional Politics of EU and Cultural and Linguistic Problems of European Regions
Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (B)
|Allocation Type||Single-year Grants |
|Research Institution||RIKKYO UNIVERSITY |
MIYAJIMA Takashi Rikkyo University Dept. of Sociology Professor -> 立教大学, 社会学部, 教授 (60011300)
WAKAMATSU Kunihiro Tokyo University of Foreign Studies Dept. of Foreign Languages Associate Professor, 外国語学部, 助教授 (90302835)
ITO Ruri University of Ochanomizu Center of Gender Research Professor, ジェンダー研究センター, 教授 (80184703)
HARA Kiyoshi Womens' University Dept. of Art of Art Professor, 芸術学部, 教授 (20180995)
SADAMATU Aya Hiroshima International University Dept. of Contemporary Sociology Associate Professor, 現代社会学部, 助教授 (40282892)
TAKENAKA Katuyuki Aichi Prefectural University Dept. of Foreign Languages Associate Professor, 外国語学部, 助教授 (90305508)
|Project Period (FY)
2001 – 2002
|Keywords||EU / Europe / region / language / Brittany / Wales / Corsica / Catalonia|
In our studies on EU and its regional politics, we confirmed, first of all, the autonomization of regions in EU member states and explained how this tendency relates to the regional politics of EU. And we investigated how these autonomized regions advanced their politics of development, and how, as conditions of regional development, the culture and the identity of people cooperated with it. The fields of our research were following 8 regions : England, Wales, Wallony, (Belgium), Britany(France), Alsace(France), Corsica(France), Catalunya(Spain), South Tyrol(Italy). In addition to these, we took into consideration an urbanized region, IIe de France, where the new cultural activities are observed.
As results of our research, we can point out the following facts and tendencies.
1) Owing to the EU's politics favorable to the regional development, the political and administrative decentralization was advanced in recent years in EU member states : typical case is the UK.
EU's politics for the promotion of minority cultures encouraged much
2) In certain regions where the territorial and linguistic conflicts had been fierce(e.g. South Tyrol), pacific coexistence of peoples was secured by the construction of "Euro-region" and by other politics of EU.
3) The EU s politics favorable to the minority culture encourages much the expression of proper identity and the use of proper languages in certain regions. It is especially in Wales and Brittany that their proper languages are activated in education, mass media and even in economic activities
4) In certain big urban areas in Europe where is concentrated the immigrants' and other minorities' population, developed new multicultural artistic activities beared by youth. This would also mark the birth of another regional culture in Europe.
Research Products (4 results)