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Ethnic Politics and the Soviet Legacy in Latvian Post-Communist Education: The Place of Language
Södertörn University, School of Political Science, Economics and Law, Political science.
2004 (English)In: Nationalism & Ethnic Politics, ISSN 1353-7113, Vol. 10, no 1, 105-134 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This article concerns Latvian school policy during the 1990s. It is argued that Latvian post-communist school policy bears great similarity with political practice during the time of Soviet rule. The defining feature of present-day Latvian school policy is the privileged status granted the Latvian language and the separation of Latvian children from Russian-speaking children. It is emphasized that the separate school system is a legacy of the Soviet era except that nowadays, official measures favor Latvian rather than Russian-speaking children. Current ethnic politics can thus be seen to exert a strong influence on Latvian society just as it did during the Soviet era and earlier.

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2004. Vol. 10, no 1, 105-134 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-6635DOI: 10.1080/13537110490450791ISI: 2-s2.0-2942735111OAI: oai:DiVA.org:sh-6635DiVA: diva2:402995
Available from: 2011-03-10 Created: 2011-03-10 Last updated: 2014-04-16Bibliographically approved

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