Public Policy and Normative Language: Utility, Community and Nation in the Debate over the Construction of Tryweryn Reservoir

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27186
Title:
Public Policy and Normative Language: Utility, Community and Nation in the Debate over the Construction of Tryweryn Reservoir
Authors:
Cunningham, Mike
Abstract:
The flooding of the community of Capel Celyn in North Wales to create a reservoir in the early 1960s to provide water for Liverpool provoked much opposition in Wales and among Welsh representatives. This article examines the competing normative language, including the concepts utility, community and nation, which was used to justify and to attack the policy. In conclusion, it is argued that the policy can be held to have been unjust because of the inadequacy of Welsh representative institutions and the lack of recognition of the Welsh language in this period.
Citation:
Parliamentary Affairs, 60(4): 625-636
Publisher:
Oxford: Oxford University Press
Journal:
Parliamentary Affairs
Issue Date:
2007
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/27186
DOI:
10.1093/pa/gsm037
Additional Links:
http://pa.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/60/4/625
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
00312290; 00312290
Appears in Collections:
Conflict Studies Research Group ; History

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorCunningham, Mike-
dc.date.accessioned2008-05-20T19:53:20Z-
dc.date.available2008-05-20T19:53:20Z-
dc.date.issued2007-
dc.identifier.citationParliamentary Affairs, 60(4): 625-636en
dc.identifier.issn00312290-
dc.identifier.issn00312290-
dc.identifier.doi10.1093/pa/gsm037-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/27186-
dc.description.abstractThe flooding of the community of Capel Celyn in North Wales to create a reservoir in the early 1960s to provide water for Liverpool provoked much opposition in Wales and among Welsh representatives. This article examines the competing normative language, including the concepts utility, community and nation, which was used to justify and to attack the policy. In conclusion, it is argued that the policy can be held to have been unjust because of the inadequacy of Welsh representative institutions and the lack of recognition of the Welsh language in this period.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherOxford: Oxford University Pressen
dc.relation.urlhttp://pa.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/60/4/625en
dc.subjectPublic policyen
dc.subjectBritish historyen
dc.subject20th centuryen
dc.subjectNormative languageen
dc.subjectWelsh languageen
dc.subjectTryweryn Reservoiren
dc.subjectCapel Celynen
dc.subjectWater supplyen
dc.subjectSociolinguisticsen
dc.titlePublic Policy and Normative Language: Utility, Community and Nation in the Debate over the Construction of Tryweryn Reservoiren
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalParliamentary Affairsen
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