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Civic Practices Network (CPN): The Civic Practices Network is a pluralist and nonpartisan network of civic educators and practitioners who share a commitment to "new citizenship" and "civic revitalization". The CPN brings practical tools for public problem solving into community and institutional settings across America. Its membership includes civic leaders and policy experts, who work to develop new approaches to enhance citizens' roles in active public problem solving and responsible democratic deliberation. The CPN's World Wide Web pages provide a common resource for practical civic education, responsible community action, and democratic policy making. http://www.cpn.org/index.html

Citizenship Studies: The journal Citizenship Studies is published by Carfax Publishing, and edited by Bryan S. Turner. The first issue appeared in February 1997. It publishes internationally recognized scholarly work on contemporary issues in citizenship, human rights and democratic processes from an interdisciplinary perspective covering the fields of politics, sociology, history, philosophy and cultural studies. Authors from North America should submit their papers to Prof. Engin Isin, Urban Studies Programme, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada. E-mail: isin@yorku.ca; Fax: 416-736-5924. Submissions from outside North America should be sent to Bryan Turner, Citizenship Studies, Dean Faculty of Arts, Deakin University, Geelong Victoria 3217 Australia. For more information, check out the CS web-site at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/carfax/13621025.html

CCHR-Australia: The Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights (CCHR) at Deakin University (Geelong, Australia) is a forum providing research, education and consultancy for policy makers, academics and advocacy groups. It was founded by Prof. Bryan Turner in 1993, and is now directed by Prof. Michael Muetzelfeldt. The Centre has an active research and publication program. Of particular interest are two projects: one on "Benchmarks for Citizenship", which is attempting to formulate specific indicators for measuring effective citizenship and the impact of various government policies on it; and a more diffuse project on "Globalisation, Change and Diversity". The homepage also contains back-issues of the Centre's newsletter ("Forum"), as well as links to other citizenship and human rights web-sites. E-mail: cchr@deakin.edu.au // http://www.deakin.edu.au/cchr/

Politeia: Network for Citizenship and Democracy in Europe. Politeia is a virtual network whose goal is to promote the social and political participation of the European citizens. The network provides a newsletter whose aim is to exchange information between people working in the field of citizenship and political education, to provide a forum for discussing the involvement of citizens in a European democracy, and to serve as a channel for civic and political educators to collaborate at a European level. Visit the website: http://www.politeia.net

CERN: The Citizenship Education Research Network is a group of researchers, policy makers, and practitioners interested in citizenship education and research in Canada. CERN began as a Citizenship Education Think Tank in 199, and is currently coordinated by Prof. Yvonne Hebert of the University of Calgary. Four "themes" have been identified for systematic research: citizenship conceptions; citizenship practices; citizenship values; and citizenship skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. For more information, a report on the project has been posted on the Metroplis web-site: http://www.canada.metropolis.net/research-policy/cern-pub/overview.html
To subscribe to the CERN newsletter, contact Yvonne Hebert at: yhebert@ucalgary.ca

CIVITAS: An international non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting civic education and civil society, with ongoing projects in Southern Africa, Central Asia, Eastern and Central Europe. The home-page includes interesting discussions of whether the interest in civil society is a "Western" phenomenon, or a truly global one: http://www.civnet.org/

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