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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter
No. 12, February 1999


1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Call for Papers
4. Recent Publications
5. New Journals
6. Internet Resources
7. Related Research Programs


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University is organizing a multi-year, research project on citizenship, democracy and minority rights in multiethnic states, under the direction of Prof. Will Kymlicka. As part of this project, the Forum distributes a quarterly newsletter updating recent developments in the field, of which this is the twelfth issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone working in the field, whether in academia, public service, or various non-governmental organizations.

If you know anyone who would like to be added to the mailing list for this newsletter, or if you would like copies of the back- issues, please contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca . For further information about the research project, you can also reach us by fax at 613-533-6545. Back-issues of the newsletter are posted on this web site; please see links below.


There will be a workshop on "Multiculturalism and Struggles for Recognition in Comparative Perspective", hosted by the Centre for European Studies, Harvard, March 5-6, 1999, organized by Seyla Benhabib. The goal of the workshop is to bring together Europeanists and social and political theorists to examine new forms of political conflict around issues of gender, cultural, linguistic, ethnic and sexual-orientation related identities, and to think through the theoretical, institutional, legal and cultural implications of the emergence of these issues in a comparative perspective. For more information, visit the CES website: http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~ces/psge/activities.html

Henri Giordan is organizing a major conference on cultural minorities, called "Pour la liberte des cultures", to be held in Toulon, France on March 5-7, 1999. Topics include the relation between cultural pluralism and economic inequality, the threat to cultural liberty from the extreme right, and the relation between cultural pluralism and republican citizenship. For more information, contact Henri Giordan, Directeur de recherche, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), 61 Traverse des Eaudes, 30250-Villevieille, France. Fax: 33-4-66806135; email: giordan@bred.univ-montp3.fr

The Center for State Constitutional Studies at Rutgers, in partnership with the Van Themaat Center of the University of South Africa, is organizing a conference on "Comparative Subnational Constitutionalism", to be held in Johannesburg, March 16-19, 1999. It will focus on rights protection under subnational constitutions, competency disputes between subnational and national levels of government, relations between subnational and local governments. For information, contact Alan Tarr, Center for State Constitutional Studies, Rutgers University, Camden NJ 08102; email: tarr@crab.rutgers.edu.

A conference on "Multiculturalism and Democracy in Divided Societies" is being organized by the Centre for Multiculturalism and Educational Research at the University of Haifa, March 17-18 1999. The conference will focus on problems of multiculturalism, democracy and minorities in five countries: Israel, Northern Ireland, Estonia, Slovakia, and Germany. For further information, contact Sammy Smooha, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, University of Haifa, Haifa 31905, Israel. Fax: 972-4-8240819; E-mail: s.smooha@soc.haifa.ac.il

The second national conference on "Moral Education in a Diverse Society" is being organized by the Kenan Ethics Program at Duke University, April 9-11 1999, in Durham, North Carolina. The conference themes include Ethics Across the Curriculum, Ethics and Civic Responsibility, and Ethics in the Face of Disagreement. For more information visit http://kenan.ethics.duke.edu, or call 1-800-210-8756.

The 4th Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN), on the general topic of "Rethinking Identities: State, Nation, Culture", will be held at Columbia University in New York on 15-17 April 1999. It will be the largest gathering ever of scholars interested in issues of ethnicity, nationalism, national identity, and nation-building of the former Soviet bloc. For more information, or registration and ASN membership forms, contact Oded Eran, ASN Convention Coordinator, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 1215 IAB, 410 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10027. Email: asn@columbia.edu. The preliminary program is available on ASN's new web site: http://picce.uno.edu/ASN/ASNannualConf1.htm

Galillee College, in cooperation with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is organizing an international workshop on "Absorption and Integration of Immigrants" on April 26-May 4, 1999 in Israel. It is intended primarily for senior executives in ministries, public agencies and organizations which deal with the integration of immigrants into society. It will examine the concepts, practices and institutions developed in the Israeli context and their relevance for other countries. For further information, contact Gila Alony: galoni@netvision.net.il

The Council of Europe is organizing a major conference on "Linguistic Diversity for democratic citizenship in Europe" in Innsbruck Austria on May 10-12 1999. The conference will examine language education policies in the context of increasing mobility in Europe, the internationalisation of the marketplace, the increasing demands for language rights by various communities, and the language issues facing new democracies in Europe. For more information, contact the Modern Languages Section of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. Tel: 33-3-88412625; fax: 33-3- 88412706; email: Philia.Thalgott@coe.fr or DECS-LANG@coe.fr. Or visit the Section's website at: http://culture.coe.fr/lang

The Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen's University is organizing a conference on "Maturity or Malaise: The Growing Use of Referendums across Liberal-Democratic Societies". For more information, contact Matthew Mendelsohn, CSD, Dept. of Politics, Queen's University, Kingston K7L 3N6 Canada. Tel: 613-533-6228. Email: mattmen@csd.queensu.ca; URL: http://csd.queensu.ca/conferences/referendum/

The International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) Institute is organizing an international mini-conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia on the theme of "Youth in the Plural City: Individualized and Collectivized Identity Projects" on May 24-29, 1999. For more information, contact Prof. Yngve Lithman, University of Bergen, at: imer@sefos.uib.no. Or visit the conference website at: http://www.svf.uib.no/sefos/IMER/Dubrovnik.html

There will be a conference on "Racism and the Challenges of Multiculturalism" on June 25-27 1999 at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. The conference is organized by the Department of Philosophy, and aims to bring philosophical thinkers together in order to present new work and reflect further on some of the issues connected with race and multiculturalism. It will include academics from Africa, North America, Europe, Asia and Australasia. The deadline for proposals/abstracts is March 5 1999. For more information, contact Thomas Martin, Department of Philosophy, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa. Fax: (046) 622-5049; E-mail: pitm@warthog.ru.ac.za, or visit the conference website: http://www.ru.ac.za/academic/departments/philosophy

There will be an international conference on "Immigrants and Immigration" on August 12-15 1999 in Toronto, Canada, sponsored by the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI). Possible topics include determinants of policy support, intergroup attitudes and relations, multiculturalism, ethnic identity and acculturation. Send proposals by March 15, 1999 to Victoria Esses, Department of Psychology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5C2, E-mail: vesses@julian.uwo.ca. For additional information and updates on the conference, visit the conference website at: http://www.spssi.org/immigrantcnf.html

There will be a conference on "Re-imagining Multiculturalism" on October 1-3, 1999 at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. It will bring together researchers and cultural producers from North America, Asia and Pacific regions to discuss multiculturalism and ways in which it can be reimagined. Send abstracts by March 31st 1999 to Ms Anna Dacre, Centre for Women's Studies, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia 3168. Fax: 61-3-99051454; Email: Anna.Dacre@arts.monash.edu.au

The Center for Philosophical Education (CPE) at Santa Barbara City College is organizing a-two-part project on "Secession, Transitional Justice and Reconciliation". The first conference will be held in June 1999 at Belgrade University, and then a follow-up conference on October 9-11 1999 at San Francisco University. For information, contact Dr Alexandar Jokic, Centre for Philosophical Education (CPE), Santa Barbara City College, 721 Cliff Drive, Santa Barbara, CA 93109. Tel: 805-687-5570; Email: ajokic@sbcc.sbceo.k12.ca.us. Website: http://www.sbcc.net/academic/phil/

In the last issue of the newsletter, we mentioned the ongoing series of "EUROFOR" conferences on issues of migration. Forthcoming EUROFOR conferences include "New Integration Strategies", May 1999, Granada, Spain; "International and Local Migration Policies", September 1999, Lisbon, Portugal; "Fragmented Labour Market and the Role of Migrants", October 1999, Berlin, Germany; "Ethnic Radicalisation", January 2000, Jerusalem, Israel; "Immigration Communities, Diasporas and Politics", Athens, May 2000. For further information, send an email to: migratio@zedat.fu-berlin.de, or visit the EUROFOR website: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~migratio


The journal Atlantis is organizing a special issue on the topic "Whose Canada Is It? Immigrant Women, Women of Colour, Citizenship and Multiculturalism". The deadline for submissions is March 15, 1999. For information, contact Managing Editor Cecily Barrie at: cecily.barrie@msvu.ca

The journal Canadian Woman Studies is seeking papers for its special summer 1999 issue on "Immigrant and Refugee Women". The focus will be to identify the concerns of immigrant and refugee women with respect to Canadian policy and set directions for Canadian policy-makers, legislators, grassroots activists, and researchers in the area of immigration and refugee policy reform. In particular the issue will examine four critical areas: systemic discrimination and racism; economic restructuring; implication of policy changes in the broader sense; and citizenship and identity issues. Deadline: March 30th, 1999. Write to Canadian Woman Studies, 212 Founders, York University, 4700 Keele St. North York, ON M3J 1P3 Telephone: (416) 736-5356 Fax: (416) 736-5765; E-mail: cwscf@yorku.ca

There will be a special issue of Eidos: the Canadian Graduate Journal of Philosophy on "Multicultural Liberalism". Submissions from graduate students in Canada and abroad are welcome. Papers should be between 4000-7000 words. Critical notices of recent books on the topic are also welcome. The guest editor is Margaret Moore, University of Waterloo. The deadline for submissions is May 1, 1999. Please contact EIDOS, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo Ontario, N2L 3G1 Canada.

The theme of the 1999 volume of the newly-established European Yearbook on Minorities will be minority languages in the OSCE countries (excluding USA and Canada). The Yearbook welcomes contributions, comments, texts of recent laws or other documents on the subject. For further information, contact Snezana Trifunovska, Faculty of Law, Centre for Migration Law, University of Nijmegen, Postbus 9094, 6500 KK Nijmegen, Netherlands; Fax: 31 (0) 24 361-6145; E-mail: S.Trifunovska@jur.kun.nl (for more on this journal, see "New Journals" below).

The newly-established journal National Identities is having a special issue on "National identity and Justice", to be published in 2000. Collective claims about identity frequently involve conceptions of justice, and rely on combatting present, or memorializing past, injustice. This is particularly true of national identities. The journal is currently seeking articles that draw on the connection between claims of national identity and of justice and/or injustice. Deadline for submission for this special issue is November 1, 1999. For further information, contact Dr. Stephen Heathorn, Dept. of History, Indiana University, Indianapolis Indiana 46202; tel: 317-278-3291; fax: 317-278-7800; e-mail: sheathor@iupui.edu. (For more information on this journal, see "New Journals" below)

4. RECENT PUBLICATIONS: To keep our listing manageable, and in line with the aims of our overall research project, our focus is on those publications which have a strongly theoretical and normative focus, rather than a purely descriptive or historical focus. Also, we are listing only books and journal symposia, not individual journal articles. All prices in U.S. dollars. Most of these books can be ordered through the Amazon electronic bookstore at http://amazon.com, which also contains more information about the contents of each book (eg., tables of contents, quotes from book reviews):

Anita Allen and Milton Regan (eds) Debating Democracy's Discontent: Essays on Politics, Law and Public Philosophy (Oxford UP, 1998) $19.95.

David Batstone and Eduardo Mendieta (eds) The Good Citizen (Routledge, 1999) $21.00, with articles by Cornel West, Robert Bellah, Judith Butler, Ronald Takaki and others.

Ronald Beiner (ed) Theorizing Nationalism (SUNY Press, 1999), $21.95, with articles by John Dunn, Wayne Norman, Yael Tamir, Michael Ignatieff, Bernard Yack, Will Kymlicka, Kai Nielsen, Brian Walker, Judith Lichtenberg, Neil McCormick, Michael Walzer, Charles Taylor, Brian Barry, Roger Scruton, Bhikhu Parekh.

David Bennett (ed) Multicultural States: Rethinking Difference and Identity (Routledge, 1998) $24.99.

Valerie Braithwaite, Margaret Levi (eds) Trust and Governance (Russell Sage Foundation, 1998) $45.00.

Clive J. Christie, Race and Nation: A Reader (St. Martin's Press, 1998), $19.75.

Don E. Elderly, America's Promise: Civil Society and the Renewal of American Culture (Rowman & Littlefield, 1998), $15.96.

Walter Feinberg, Common Schools/Uncommon Identities: National Unity and Cultural Difference (Yale UP, 1998) $28.50.

Katherine Fierlbeck Globalizing Democracy: Power, legitimacy and the interpretation of democratic ideas (Manchester University Press, 1999) $69.95.

Carol Greenhouse (ed) Democracy and Ethnography: Constructing Identities in Multicultural Liberal States (SUNY Press, 1998) $21.95

Jurgen Habermas, The Inclusion of the Other: Studies in Political Theory (MIT Press, 1998) $30.00

Dean Hartley and Margaret Melrose, Poverty, Riches and Social Citizenship (St. Martin Press) $69.95.

James Holston (ed) Cities and Citizenship (Duke UP, 1999) $17.95.

Daniele Joly (ed) Scapegoats and Social Actors: The Exclusion and Integration of Minorities in Western and Eastern Europe (St. Martin's Press, 1998) $65.00

Andreas Klinke et al (eds) Ethnic Conflict and Civil Society: Proposals for a New Era in Eastern Europe (Ashgate, 1998) $34.95

J. Morgan Kousser, Colorblind Injustice: minority voting rights and the undoing of the second Reconstruction (University of North Carolina Press, 1999) $29.95

Connie L. McNeely (ed) Public Rights, Public Rules: Constituting Citizens in the World Polity and National Policy (Garland, 1998) $75.00.

Margaret Moore (ed) National Self-Determination and Secession (Oxford University Press, 1998), $65.00, with articles by Allen Buchanan, Wayne Norman, David Miller, Daniel Philpott, Kai Nielsen, Margaret Moore, Ronald Beiner, Donald Horowitz, John McGarry and Rogers Brubaker.

Michael Nentwich and Albert Weale (eds) Political Theory and the European Union: Legitimacy, Constitutional Choice and Citizenship (Routledge, 1998) $90.00

Shane O'Neil, Impartiality in Context: Grounding Justice in a Pluralist World (SUNY Press, 1997) $18.95.

Noah Pickus (ed) Immigration and Citizenship in the 21st Century (Rowman and Littlefield, 1998) $23.95.

Jennifer Preece, National Minorities and the European Nation-States System (Oxford University Press, 1998) $55.00.

John C. de V. Roberts, World citizenship and Mundialism: A Guide to the Building of a World Community (Praeger, 1999) $49.00.

Reynolds Scott-Childress (ed) Race and the Production of Modern American Nationalism (Garland, 1998) $70.00

Mortimer Sellers, The Sacred Fire of Liberty: Republicanism, Liberalism and the Law (New York UP, 1998) $17.95.

Karen Slawner and Mark Denham (eds) Citizenship after Liberalism (Peter Lang, 1998), $32.95.

Anthony D. Smith, Nationalism and Modernism: A Critical Survey of Recent Theories of Nations and Nationalism (Routledge, 1998) $25.99.

Graham Smith (ed) Nation-Building in the Post-Soviet Borderlands: the politics of national identities (Cambridge University Press, 1998) $22.95

Samuel Walker, The Rights Revolution: Rights and Community in Modern America (Oxford University Press, 1998) $19.25.

K. Woodward, Identity and Difference (Sage, 1997) $22.95.

Nira Yuval-Davis, Gender and Nation (Sage, 1997) $21.95.

In addition there are several recent journal symposia which might be of interest:

There was a special issue of Africa Today on "Rethinking Citizenship in Africa", guest editors, C.R.D. Halisi, Paul Kaiser and Stephen Ndegwa, 1998, vol. 45, n. 3-4.

All of the issues of the journal Citizenship Studies will be of interest to readers, but the most recent issue (Vol. 2, #3, 1998) will be of special interest to political theorists, with articles on citizenship and diversity by Bhikhu Parekh, Veit Bader, Joseph Carens, Melissa Williams and Marlies Galenkamp.

There was a special issue of Feminist Review, #57 (Autumn 1997) on "Citizenship: Pushing the Boundaries", edited by Pnina Werbner and Nira Yuval-Davis. This has also been published as a book by Routledge.

There was a special issue of Journal of Christian Education on "Multiculturalism as an educational policy", December 1997, vol. 40, n. 3.

There was a special issue of The Modern Schoolman (May 1997, Vol. 74, #4) on "Deliberative Democracy", with articles by Henry Richardson, Thomas Christiano, David Estlund, Gerald Gaus, Frank Michelman, Kenneth Baynes, Paul Weithman, and others. A more recent issue included a symposium on "Globalization" (January 1998, Vol. 75, #2), with articles by Jurgen Habermas, James Bohman, and Enrique Dussell.


There are two new journals which might be of interest to readers:

There is a new international and interdisciplinary journal called National Identities, being published by Carfax. It will explore the formation and expression of national identity from antiquity to the present, focusing on the role of cultural and political factors in the forging of national identities, and comparing the historical significance of nation in relationship to other important forms of identity such as religion, region, tribe or class. The editors are Peter Caterall, David Hooson, Elfie Rembold and Christopher Vernon. For more information, visit the website at: http://www.carfax.co.uk/nid-ad.htm

The Centre for Migration Law at the University of Nijmegen is starting a new periodical called the European Yearbook on Minorities, to be published by Kluwer. It is intended to be an immediate and reliable source of information on what is happening in the legal and political fields, both internationally and within each European country. Each volume will have three sections: an academic discussion of a particular issue concerning minorities (the first such "theme of the year" will be minority languages); information on the activities and documents of various international organizations; and a review of the national activities and documents on the OSCE countries. They welcome all contributions, comments, texts of recent laws or other documents or jurisprudence. The editor in chief is Dr. Snezena Trifunovska, Law Faculty, Centre for Migration Law, University of Nijmegen, Postbus 9094, 6500 KK Nijmegen Netherlands. Tel: 31-24-3615988; fax: 31-24-3616145. Email: S.Trifunovska@jur.kun.nl


The International Boundaries Research Unit of the University of Durham has compiled a searchable international boundaries news database. It contains paragraphs abstracts of over 10,000 boundary-related reports from a wide range of news sources around the world dating from 1991. It also includes a set of links to Internet material related to specific international boundary disputes. Visit: http://www-ibru.dur.ac.uk/database/data.html

Those working on issues of linguistic diversity may be interested in a new monthly email newsletter, produced by the publisher Multilingual Matters. It includes information on language-related journals and books, academic conferences etc.. For a free subscription, send an email to news@multilingual-matters.com, including the word `subscribe' as the subject and in the body of the email.

The Centre for Immigration Studies in Washington DC (http://www.cis.org) operates a free internet mailing list on immigration policy for academics, policymakers, journalists, activists and others. The list concentrates on the United States, but includes information from other countries. The list, called CISNEWS, is a moderated list for announcements, news items, reviews, queries, etc. There are 15 or so postings a week. To join the list, go to: http://athena.minerva.net/guest/RemoteListSummary/CISNEWS


For those working on the relationship between federalism and diversity, there are two new projects which may be of interest:

The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) has decided to stimulate research, training and dissemination on issues of federalism and federations, and is offering an extensive grants program for people working in this area. It includes grants for doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, aid to conferences, research grants and virtual institute grants. For more information, contact the Federalism and Federations Program at: federations@sshrc.ca, or visit the Program website: http://www.sshrc.ca/english/programinfo/grantsguide/fed-overview.html

The Committee for a Forum on Federations (CIFF) is an NGO promoting the creation of an international Forum of Federations, bringing together policymakers and practitioners of federalism to exchange information and compare experiences, and to assist new or emerging federations. The first major step will be an international conference on federalism in Mont Tremblant, Quebec on October 6-8 1998, which will bring together elected representatives, civil servants, academics and private sector representatives from most of the world's federal countries. "Citizenship and Social Diversity" will be one of the four major themes of the conference. For more information, contact the Committee for a Forum of Federations, PO Box 1258, Station B, Ottawa K1P 5R3, Canada. Tel: 613-244-3360; fax: 613-224-3372; email: cff@ciff.on.ca. Or visit the CIFF website at: http://www.ciff.on.ca


ANNOUNCEMENTS: If you would like to announce a new research project, publication, call for papers, or upcoming conference in a future issue of this newsletter, please contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca , or you can write to the Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy, Department of Philosophy, Queen's University, Watson Hall 313, Kingston Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada. Fax: 613-533-6545.

The Forum gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in funding this newsletter. Special thanks to Idil Boran for research assistance, and to Lise Charlebois for help with the distribution of the newsletter.
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