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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter
No. 13, Spring, 1999

 






Contents

1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. New Journal
5. Internet Resources
6. Related Projects

1. INTRODUCTION

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 thirteenth 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 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.

2. UPCOMING CONFERENCES

The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs and the University of Wisconsin, Madison, are co-sponsoring a Faculty Development Seminar on "International Justice and Democratic Transitions" at the International Institute, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, June 3-4, 1999. The seminar will feature presentations that address the ethical issues surrounding democratic transitions and the role of the international community. For further information, visit the web site: http://www.cceia.org/seminar.htm

The Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict (SACSEC) at the University of Pennsylvania is organizing a Summer Institute on "Psychology and Ethnopolitical Conflict", under the direction of Prof. Ian Lustick, from June 3 to August 13 1999. For more information, contact Prof. Lustick at 215-898-5719 or ilustick@sas.upenn.edu

The recently-established "Ethnobarometer Programme", in partnership with the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS), will be holding a conference on "From Entry to Exit: Ethnic Claims and State Responses in Europe" at Castel Gandolfo (near Rome) on June 24-26, 1999. For further information, contact Malcolm Cross, Centre for European Migration and Ethnic Studies (CEMES), PO Box 4, Torpoint PL11 3YN, U.K., phone: 44-1503-230030, fax 44-1503-230031, e-mail: director@cemes.org For more on the Ethnobarometer project, see "Related Projects" below.

The Ethikon Institute will be hosting a conference on "The Making and Unmaking of Boundaries" in Venice on July 16-18 1999. Participants include Allen Buchanan, Margaret Moore, Benedict Kingsbury, David Miller, Richard Tuck and many others. For more information, contact Phil Valera, Ethikon Institute, 230 South Catalina Avenue, Suite 313, Redondo Beach, California 90277. Tel/Fax: 310-376-5541; Email: ethikon@worldnet.att.net

There will be a major conference at the University of Melbourne to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Australian Citizenship and to develop/explore broader related issues on July 21-23, 1999. For information, contact Kim Rubenstein, Senior Lecturer, Law Faculty, The University of Melbourne, Parkville #052, phone: 61-3-9344-7460, fax: 61-3-9347-2392, e-mail: k.rubenstein@law.unimelb.edu.au

The Legal Research Foundation is organizing a conference on "Liberty, Equality, Community: Constitutional Rights in Conflict?" in Auckland, New Zealand, August 20-21, 1999. Conference themes: How do we reconcile the competing demands of liberty, equality and community? What do we mean by rights? Should they be protected by a written constitution? How does judicial review affect the quality of democracy? Does reckoning with the treaty of Waitangi require fundamental change to the structure of the constitution? How do we reconcile claims to group entitlements with individual rights? What is the future of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act and the Human Rights Act? For further information, contact Grant Huscroft, Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand, phone: 64-0-9-373-7599, ext 5636, e-mail: g.huscroft@auckland.ac.nz, or visit the conference web site: http://www.law.auckland.ac.nz/NZLRF/conferences/rights.html

The topic for this year's European Academy Summer School 1999 is "Trans-national Regionalism and Minority Protection in Europe: A Challenge for Eastern Enlargement?". The Summer School will be held September 5-18, 1999. The deadline for applications is 15th June. For information, contact Gabriel Toggenburg, European Academy Bozen, Weggensteinstrasse 12/a, I-39100 Bozen/Bolzano, Italy; phone: 39-0471-306122, fax: 39-0471-306199, e-mail: Summerschool@eurac.edu or visit the European Academy web site: http://www.eurac.edu

The 1999 Australian Fulbright Symposium will be on the topic of "Beyond the Republic: Modernizing the Australian Constitution", in Brisbane, Australia, September 30-October 1, 1999. For further information, contact Professor Charles Sampford, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, phone: 61-7-3875 6632, fax: 61-7-3875 6634 or Tom Round, Research Officer, Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, e-mail: T.Round@mailbox.gu.edu.au

The Sixth National Conference of the Australian Association for Professional and Applied Ethics will be on the topic of "The Moral Foundations of Civil Society", in Canberra, October 1-3, 1999. One strand of the 1999 conference will address issues of human rights with discussions concerning collective and minority rights. For more information, contact Professor Seumass Miller, Director, Centre for Professional and Applied Ethics, St. Mark's National Theological Centre, 15 Blackall Street, Barton ACT 2600 Australia. Phone: 02 6273 1572, Fax: 02 6273 4067, e-mail: cpae@csu.edu.au

There will be a conference on "Constitutional Reform and Constitutional Jurisprudence in Canada and the United States", at the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, October 21-23, 1999. For further information, contact Prof. Dr. Rainer-Olaf Schultze, Institute for Canadian Studies, University of Augsburg, Universitätstrasse 6, 86159 Augsburg; phone: (08 21) 598-5177, fax: (08 21) 598-5669, e-mail: rainer-olaf.schultze@phil.uni-augsburg.de

The Ausias March Foundation, the University of Valencia, and the Publishing House 3i4 of Valencia are co-organizing the 5th International Congress on Thought on the topic of "Multiculturalism, Identity and Citizenship" in Valencia (Spain), October 26-30, 1999. For further information, contact Faust Ripoll, Fundacio Ausias March, Avga. Baró de Càrcer 40, 46001 Valencia, Spain; phone: 34-96-3519676, fax: 34-96-3510036.

There will be a conference on "Global Perspectives on Personhood: Rights and Responsibilities", at the Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, October 14-16, 1999. For more information, contact Susan Austen, The University of Calgary, Conference Management Services, 1833 Crowchild Trail N.W, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T2M 4S7, phone: (403) 220-6773, fax: (403) 284-4184, e-mail: gpopconf@ucalgary.ca or visit the conference web site: http://www.ucalgary.ca/~gpopconf/

The Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University is organizing a conference on "Nationalism, Citizenship and National Identity in Canada", to be held in Sackville, New Brunswick, November 11-13, 1999. This is one of a series of conferences on contemporary Canadian issues. The Centre welcomes submissions on all aspects of nationalism. Proposals should include a 200-word abstract and should be sent by May 30, 1999 to Dr. Raymond B. Blake or Dr. Andrew Nurse, Centre for Canadian Studies, Mount Allison University, 63D York St., Sackville, NB E4L 1G9; fax: 506- 364-2546, e-mail: rblake@mta.ca, anurse@mta.ca

There will be a conference on Globalization and transnational cultures titled "Protesting 'Globalization': Possibilities for Transnational Solidarity?", University of Technology Sydney, Australia, December 10-11 1999. Send abstracts (200 words max.) by August 1, 1999 to Dr. James Goodman. For further information, contact Dr. James Goodman, Department of Writing, Social and Cultural Studies, Faculty of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123, Broadway, Sydney, New South Wales, 2007, Australia; phone: 61-2-9514-2714, fax: 61-2-9514-2332, e-mail: james.goodman@uts.edu.au, or visit the web site: http://www.uts.edu.au/fac/hss/Research/protglob/

3. 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://www.amazon.com, which also contains more information about the contents of each book (eg., tables of contents):

Dennis Ager, Identity, Insecurity and Image: France and Language (Multilingual Matters, 1999) $29.95.

Joanne R. Bauer and Daniel A. Bell (eds), The East Asian Challenge for Human Rights (Cambridge UP, 1999), $21.95.

Antonio Cassese, Self-Determination of Peoples: A Legal Reappraisal (Cambridge UP, 1999) $39.95 (reprint edition).

David Carroll Cochran, The Color of Freedom: Race and Contemporary American Liberalism (SUNY Press, 1999), $14.36

Moira Gatens and Alison MacKinnon (eds), Gender and Institutions: Welfare, Work and Citizenship (Cambridge UP, 1999), $24.95

Kimberly Hutchings and Ronald Dannreuther (eds), Cosmopolitan Citizenship (St. Martin's Press, 1999), $65.00

Colin Kidd, British Identities Before Nationalism: Ethnicity and Nationhood in the Atlantic World 1600-1800 (Cambridge UP, 1999), $59.95

Eva MacKey, The House of Difference: Cultural Politics and National Identity in Canada (Routledge, 1999), $90.00

Gurpreet Mahajan (ed), Democracy, Difference and Social Justice (Oxford UP, 1998), $34.95

Gurpreet Mahajan, Identities and Rights: Aspects of Liberal Democracy in India (Oxford UP, 1998), $23.95

Stephen May, Critical Multiculturalism (Falmer Press, 1998), $28.95.

Aihwa Ong, Flexible Citizenship: The Cultural Logics of Transnationality (Duke UP, 1999), $17.95

Hugh Poulton, Minorities in Southeast Europe: Inclusion and Exclusion (Minority Rights Group, 1998), $9.50

Steven Shiffrin, Dissent, Injustice and the Meanings of America (Princeton UP, 1999), $20.97

Maria Christine Bernadetta Voet and Rian Voet, Feminism and Citizenship (Sage, 1998), $66.00

Sue Wright (ed), Language, Democracy and Devolution in Catalonia (Multilingual Matters, 1999), $44.95

Crawford Young (ed), Ethnic Diversity and Public Policy: A Comparative Inquiry (St.Martin's Press, 1998), $59.95

Journal Symposia/Special Issues:

There was a special issue of Current Issues in Language and Society (vol. 5/3, 1998) on "Language, Democracy and Devolution in Catalonia", edited by Sue Wright with articles by John Rex, Stephen Barbour, Dieter Haselbach, Alan Yates, David Atkinson, Dennis Smith, Diarmait Mac Giolla Chriost (also published as a book by Multilingual Matters, 1999, $44.95).

There was a special issue of Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (Vol. 1, #3, 1998) on "Pluralism and Liberal Neutrality", edited by Richard Bellamy and Martin Hollis with articles by George Crowder, Simon Caney, Anna Elisabetta Galeotti, Tariq Modood, Andrew Mason, Richard Bellamy and Martin Hollis, Samantha Ashenden, John Arthur, Timothy O'Hagan. For more about this new journal, see New Journal below.

The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies had a special issue (vol. 24, #4, 1998) on "European Union: Immigration, Asylum and Citizenship", guest edited by Adrian Favell, with articles by Elspeth Guild, Joanne van Selm-Thornburn, Virginie Guiraudon, Gallya Lahav, Andrew Geddes, Gaia Danese, Rey Koslowski, Randall Hansen, Gary Freeman and Nedim Ögelman. For more information, see the journal website at: http://www.carfax.co.uk/jms-ad.htm

There was a special issue of Stanford Electronic Humanities Review (Vol. 5, #2, 1997) on "Membership, Migration, and Identity: Dilemmas for Liberal Societies", edited by Douglas Klusmeyer and Sophie H. Pirie with articles by Tom Heller, John Ely, Miriam Feldblum, Jeane DeLaney, Michael Vann, Liliana Suarez-Navaz, Tyler Stoval, Deborah J. Rossum, Demetrious Papademetriou, and Herbert Dittgen. This is an electronic journal, available at: http://shr.stanford.edu/shreview/5-2/

There was a special issue of Oxford Review of Education (vol.25, #1, 1999) on "Political Education", guest editor: Elizabeth Frazer, with articles by Geraint Parry, Meira Levinson, Patricia White, Richard Pring, Lawrence Goldman, Patrick Brindle and Madelaine Arnot, Ian Davies, Seamus Dunn and Valerie Morgan, Hugh Starkey, David Buckingham, Debi Roker, Katie Player and John Coleman, Audrey Osler, Chris Wilkins, Carole Hahn, Nicholas Emler, and David Kerr.

4. NEW JOURNAL

Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (CRISPP) is a new journal edited by Preston King, and published by Frank Cass Publishers. It is a transdisciplinary quarterly concerned with the overlap between theory and practice. It focuses on major individual thinkers and theories such us equality, sovereignty, liberty, multiculturalism, and nationalism, etc. It covers major policy issues and sociopolitical-legal processes such as political democratization, judicial legislation, European Union, social stratification, etc. The associate editors are Benjamin Barber, Barbara Goodwin, Peter Jones, Bhikhu Parekh, Alan Ryan, and Barry Hindess. The journal currently has a new individual subscriber introductory rate of $36.00. For subscription inquiries or to request a free sample issue, e-mail: jsamples@frankcass.com For further information, visit CRISPP's web page: http://www.frankcass.com/jnls/cri.htm

5. INTERNET RESOURCES

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

Civicus is an international alliance to strengthen citizenship/civil society around the world. The web site includes general information on the purpose of the organization, programs, membership, networking, and publications. Their website is: http://www.civicus.org

CIVNET: International resources for civic education and civil society - published by CIVITAS, an international non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting civic education and civil society. The web site includes CIVNET's on-line journal, news, links to related pages etc. http://www.civnet.org

MERCATOR is the information network of minority languages of the European Union. Its website includes background information, publications, media, bibliography, and events diary. MERCATOR also offers thematic databases on european minority language education, legislation and media. In addition to a bibliography of minority languages, there are overviews of territorial minority languages in the European Union, overviews of the media of these languages, and links to related pages and newsgroups. The site also includes an event diary which gives information on seminars, symposiums, conferences and festivals relating to regional/minority languages. http://www.aber.ac.uk/~merwww/

The Minority Rights Group (MRG) has updated its website. MRG is an international non-governmental organization based in London which promotes the rights of ethnic, linguistic and religious minorities. MRG's main activities involve researching and publishing reports and other information about minorities around the world, advocating the rights of minorities, educating children and teachers on minority issues, working with organizations and activists to discuss ideas, develop skills and further minority rights worldwide. Visit the website at: http://www.minorityrights.org

6. RELATED PROJECTS

The Ethnobarometer Programme (EP) is a monitoring and reporting system of the state of ethnic relations in Western and Eastern Europe, which started with twelve initial countries in 1998. The programme's aim is to provide independent and research-based reports on levels of racism, xenophobia, and ethnic conflict in selected countries of Central, Eastern and Western Europe. The programme monitors events, highlights areas of tension, and identifies relevant topics for further research. Its focus encompasses both territorial minorities and communities of recent migrant origin. EP is coordinated by Alessandro Silj (Italian Social Science Council) and Malcolm Cross (Centre for European Migration and Ethnic Studies, CEMES). The scope of ethnic claims range from a quest for entry into the polity (e.g. demands for legal residence rights) to that of exit from it (e.g. demands for secession) by way of equity within it (i.e. cultural pluralism). Entry and exit are the two poles of a continuum. Generally, the demands of ethno-territorial communities move from equity to exit, whereas the demands of immigrant communities move from entry to equity. The Ethnobarometer Programme monitors and evaluates both Eastern and Western Countries that involve both forms of cultural diversity. For further information, visit the CEMES web site: www.cemes.org or contact Malcolm Cross, Centre for European Migration and Ethnic Studies (CEMES), PO Box 4, Torpoint PL11 3YN, U.K., phone: 44-1503-230030, fax 44-1503-230031, e-mail: director@cemes.org

The Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS) is an interdisciplinary and interdepartmental research institute of the University of Osnabrück. It is concerned with social aspects and problems arising from mobility and cross-cultural encounters. Their website contains general information on IMIS, its members, news, and calls for papers. http://www.imis.uni-osnabrueck.de/english/start.htm

There will be a new M.Sc. programme on "Cosmopolitan Development Planning" commencing in September 1999 at the Development Planning Unit, University College, London. This multidisciplinary course combines urban planning issues and cultural studies. It focuses on the ideas and practices related to cultural relations and cosmopolitan coexistence in the city. For more information, contact Dr. Charles Small and Michael Safier, Development Planning Unit, University College, London, 9 Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H OED, England, U.K., phone: 44(0) 171 388 7581, email: c.small@gold.ac.uk or visit their website: http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dpu/

The recently-established International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life at Brandeis University offers an interdisciplinary centre with programs in ethics and social justice in an international context. The centre involves seminars, courses, and institutes on ethics and cultural difference. A partnership with the Jerusalem Foundation allows the Center to run joint programs at Brandeis and at Mishkenot Sha'ananim. Website: http://www.brandeis.edu/ethics

Institute for Intereligious Studies (INTRA) is an association of educationists, theologians, teachers, and economists who want to promote interreligious dialogue. The coordinators of the association are Udo Tworuschka and Reinhard Kirste. INTRA publishes the series "Religions on Dialogue" edited by Udo Tworuschka, Reinhard Kirste and Paul Schwarzenau. http://onderwijs.efa.nl/levonet/intra/english.htm

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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 help, and to Lise Charlebois for help with the distribution of the newsletter.
 
 
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