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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter
No. 14, August, 1999



1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. New Journals and Call for Papers
4. Recent Publications
5. Internet Resources
6. 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 fourteenth 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 (see links to back issues below).


The 28th EUROFOR conference will be on "International and Local Migration Policies", Lisbon, Portugal, 2-5 September 1999. For further information, send an e-mail to migratio@zedat.fu-berlin.de or visit the EUROFOR website: http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~migratio

The second bi-annual conference of the Association of Canadian Studies in the Netherlands and Flanders will be on "Whither Multiculturalism? Critical Perspectives from Canada, Belgium and the Netherlands", Higher Institute of Philosophy, University of Leuven, Belgium, October 7-8, 1999. The conference will explore the variety of profiles and textures under the heading of multiculturalism. For further information, contact Dr. Leen d'Haenens, e-mail: L.dHaenens@maw.kun.nl

There will be an International Conference on "Politics, Rights, and Representation: Gender, Racial, and Sexual Equality in the United States, France, and South Africa", to be held at the University of Chicago, October 14-17, 1999. It is organized by the Center for Gender Studies at the University of Chicago, with support from the Center for Race, Politics, and Culture and the Chicago Group on Modern France. The conference will address the efficacy of electoral and non-electoral politics for achieving justice for women, sexual minorities, and racially marked groups on a comparative basis. For further information, contact the Center for Gender Studies, Judd Hall, 5835 Kimbark, 422, Chicago, IL 60637. Fax: 773-834-2000; e-mail: org-cgs@uchicago.edu

There will be a conference on the theme "Citizens at the Crossroads: Whose Information Society?" organized by the University of Western Ontario, Government of Canada's Department of Canadian Heritage and the Canadian International Development Agency, London, ON Canada, October 21-24, 1999. For further information, contact Manjunath Pendakur, Dean, Conference Program Committee, Faculty of Information and Media Studies, The University of Western Ontario, London ON N6A 5B6 or visit the conference website at: http://www.fims.uwo.ca/welcome.htm

A conference on "Nationalism, Citizenship and National Identity in Canada", organized by the Centre for Canadian Studies at Mount Allison University, will be held at Mount Allison University, Sackville, New Brunswick, on November 11-13, 1999. For further information, contact 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 or anurse@mta.ca

The fifth conference of the Chilean Political Science Association will be on "The Political at the Crossroads: Representation, Citizenship and Conflict", Santiago, November 17-18, 1999. For further information, contact Tomas A. Chuaqui, e-mail: tchuaqui@puc.cl

There will be a conference on "Federalism, Identities and Nationalism" in Edmonton on December 10-12, 1999. The conference is a collaborative project of the Faculte Saint-Jean and the French Canadian Association of Alberta. The conference will focus on the future of Canadian federalism in light of the apparent fragmentation of Canadian society. For more information, contact Dr. Claude Couture, Faculte Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, 8406 rue Marie Anne Gaboury, Edmonton, Alberta T6C 4G9; tel: 780-465-8758; fax: 780-465-8760; email: claude.couture@ualberta.ca

The fifteenth biannual conference organized by the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association will be on "Ethnicity and Human Rights at the Millennium: Identity, Community, Nation", Toronto, March 25-27, 2000. The conference themes include emergent diasporas, rights to identities, ethnic challenges to statecraft, reconfiguring institutional structures, and defining community at the millennium. For more information, contact CESA 2000 Secretariat, c/o Multicultural History Society of Ontario, 43 Queen's Park Crescent East, Toronto ON M5S 2C3. Tel: 416-979-2973; fax: 416-979-79-47; e-mail: mhso.mail@utoronto.ca

The 25th Annual Conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies will be on "Nation-Building", hosted by the University of Edinburgh Centre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh, on 11-14 April 2000. Conference themes include competing Canadian nationalisms, Quebequois identities, writing national experience, the development of First Nations, social tensions within the nation, cultural expressions of nation, constructions of federalism, creating a national economy, religion and nation, nation builders. The conference organizers are seeking papers on the conference themes as well as on the wide range of Canadian Studies topics. Send abstracts of no more than 250 words no later than November 30, 1999. Address proposals and enquiries to Jodie Robson, Administrative Secretary, BACS, 21 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD Scotland, Fax: +44 (0) 131-662-1118, e-mail: jodie.robson@ed.ac.uk

The topic of the next annual conference of the UK Association for Legal and Social Philosophy will be "The Culture of Toleration", and will be held at the University of Exeter on 6-8 April, 2000. Conference themes include "The idea of Tolerance and its legal and political dimensions", "toleration and political neutrality"; and "Toleration and civic education". Paper proposals should consist of a title and a few lines giving an idea of content and approach. The deadline to send paper proposals is November 30, 1999. For further information, contact Dr Catriona McKinnon, Department of Politics, Amory Building, University of Exeter, Exeter EX4 4RJ. Tel: +44 01392-263183; fax: +44 01392-263305; e-mail: c.mckinnon@exeter.ac.uk

On the first anniversary of the elections to inaugurate the Scottish Parliament, the Centre of Canadian Studies of the University of Edinburgh is organizing a conference on "Scotland - Quebec: An Evolving Comparison", University of Edinburgh, May 5-6 2000, co-sponsored by the Centre for Canadian Studies, The Department of Scottish History and the Governance in Scotland Forum. The conference will consider social and cultural aspects as well as the political dimension. Papers comparing Scotland and Quebec are especially welcome. The deadline to submit paper proposals is November 26, 1999. Those interested in sending paper proposals should contact Dr. Colin M. Coates, University of Edinburgh Centre of Canadian Studies, 21 George Square, Edinburgh EH8 9LD. Fax: +44 (0) 131-650-4130; e-mail: Ccoates@ed.ac.uk

The third international conference on "Crossroads in Cultural Studies", organized by the Department of Cultural Studies and Sociology, University of Birmingham, will be held in Birmingham, U.K., June 21-25, 2000. The conference organizers are seeking session proposals on a wide range of topics including cultures of everyday life, social and cultural theory, media, difference and identity, globalisation and diaspora, power and knowledge, new technologies, the city, culture and economy, cultural policy. Those who are interested in organizing a session (which should comprise five individual papers), should contact the conference organizing committee before September 30, 1999. For further information, contact Crossroads in Cultural Studies, Department of Cultural Studies and Sociology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TT, U.K., e-mail: crossroads@css.bham.ac.uk or visit the conference home page: http://www.bham.ac.uk/crossroads/


The Journal of Imperial and Post-Colonial Historical Studies is a new semi-annual fully-refereed journal that seeks to combine traditional historical approaches with more contemporary methods used by scholars from a wide array of disciplines. Contributions to JIPCHS include the themes of statecraft, social change, cultural interaction and economic relations within the historical context of imperialism and colonialism in any region of the world and in any time period. JIPCHS currently welcomes contributions. For further information, contact the Journal of Imperial and Post-Colonial Historical Studies, c/o Department of History, 301 Morill Hall, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI 48824-1036, e-mail: jipchs@pilot.msu.edu or visit the JIPCHS website: http://www.h-net.msu.edu/JIPCHS

Ethics and Justice is an electronic interdisciplinary public affairs journal committed to the stimulation of worldwide discussion on the ethics of current events and issues, and their implications for social justice. The journal covers a broad range of topics from discrimination and gender issues to criminal justice and politics. Contributions are sought by the editors of Ethics and Justice. For further information or to send a submission, contact Dr. Hennessey Hayes, Editor, Ethics and Justice, School of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland 4111, Australia, phone: +61 7 3875 5781; fax: +61 7 3875 5608; e-mail: h.hayes@mailbox.gu.edu.au or visit the journal's website: http://www.ethics-justice.org

"Balayi: Culture, Law and Colonialism" is a new bi-annual, refereed academic journal which will focus on theorising Indigenous issues, and examine continuing practices of colonialism. The theme of the first issue of the journal, to be published in December 1999, is "The Unfinished Business of Colonialism". Submissions of under 6000 words are welcome. Relevant topics for this issue include "reconciliation, justice, land rights, responsibility for the past, negotiation and sovereignty". Submissions should be sent to: Dr. Kathryn Trees, School of Arts, Murdoch University, South Street, Murdoch, Western Australia 6150, Australia. Email: ktrees@central.murdoch.edu.au

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

Jeffrey Alexander, Real Civil Societies: The Dilemmas of Institutionalization (Sage, 1998), $27.95

Dan Avnon and Avner De-Shalit (eds), Liberalism and Its Practice (Routledge, 1999), $27.99.

Gerd Baumann, The Multicultural Riddle: Rethinking National, Ethnic, and Religious Identities (Routledge, 1999), $18.99.

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

Andrew Calabrese and J.C. Burgelman, Communication, Citizenship and Social Policy (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999), $22.95

Emilios Christodoulis (ed), Communitarianism and Citizenship (Ashgate, 1998), $67.95.

Desmond Clarke and Charles Jones (eds), The Rights of Nations: Nations and Nationalism in a Changing Europe (Cork University Press, 1999), with articles by Anthony Smith, Michael Freeman, Neil MacCormick, Yael Tamir, Will Kymlicka, Brian Barry, David Archard

Karl Cordell (ed), Ethnicity and Democratisation in the New Europe (Routledge, 1998), $27.99.

Stephen L. Elkin and Karol Edward Soltan (eds), Citizen Competence and Democratic Institutions (Pennsylvania State University Press, 1999), $19.95.

Bernard Grofman (ed), Race and Redistricting in the 1990s (Agathon Press, 1998), $50.70.

Patrick Hanafin and Melissa Williams (eds), Identity, Rights and Constitutional Transformation (Ashgate, 1999), $74.95

Michael Hanagan and Charles Tilly (eds), Extending Citizenship, Reconfiguring States (Rowman and Littlefield, 1999), $27.95

Paul Havemann (ed), Indigenous Peoples' Rights in Australia, Canada and New Zealand (Oxford UP, 1999), $95.00.

Orit Ichilov (ed), Citizenship and Citizenship Education in a Changing World (Woburn Press, 1998), $25.00.

May Joseph, Nomadic Identities: The Performance of Citizenship (University of Minnesota Press, 1999), $18.95.

Uday Singh Mehta, Liberalism and Empire: A Study in Nineteenth-Century British Liberal Thought (University of Chicago Press, 1999), $17.00.

Kurt Mills, Human Rights in the Emerging Global Order: A New Sovereignty? (St. Martin's Press, 1998), $65.00.

Pippa Norris (ed), Critical Citizens: Global Support for Democratic Government (Oxford UP, 1999), $19.95.

Leroy H. Pelton, Doing Justice: Liberalism, Group Constructs, and Individual Realities (SUNY Press, 1999), $17.56.

Joseph Pestieau, Les citoyens au bazar: Mondialisation, nations et minorites (Les Presses de l'Universite Laval, 1999), $30.00.

Michel Seymour, La nation en question (L'Hexagone, 1999)

Michel Seymour (ed), Nationalite, citoyennete et solidarite (Liber, Montreal), with papers by Daniel Weinstock, Margaret Moore, Henri Gordan, Daniel Turp, Kai Nielsen, Allen Patten, Jeff Spinner-Halev, Jocelyne Couture, Bernard Cleary, Rene Boudreault, Ross Poole, Genevieve Nootens, Yael Tamir, Alain Finkielkraut and others.

George Steinmetz (ed), State/culture: State-Formation After the Cultural Turn (Cornell University Press, 1999), $22.95

Markku Suksi (ed), Autonomy: Applications and Implications (Kluwer Law International, 1998), with articles by Asbjorn Eide, Juha Raikka, Patrick Thornberry, Gudmundur Alfredsson, John Packer and others, $100.00.

James Tully, Une etrange multiplicite: Le constitutionalisme a une epoque de diversite (Les Presses de l'Universite Laval, June 1999), $25.00.

Published Symposia/Special Issues:

There was a special issue of Political Studies on "Sovereignty at the Millennium" (Vol 47/3, 1999) edited by Robert Jackson, with articles by Alan James, James Mayall, William Wallace, Christopher Clapham, Paul Taylor, Daniel Philpott, and Georg Sorensen.

There was a symposium on comparative citizenship policy in a recent issue of Georgetown Immigration Law Journal (Vol. 13/2, 1999), with articles by Lowell Barrington, Donald Galloway, Ayelet Shachar, Stephen Castles and others. The papers are drawn from the "Comparative Citizenship Project" organized by the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (mentioned in newsletter #11).

There were two symposia in Canadian Ethnic Studies which might be of interest. The first was on citizenship education (Vol. 29/2, 1997), with articles by Alan Sears, Michel Page, Fernand Ouellet, Marie McAndrew and Caroline Tessier, Yvonne Hebert, and others. The second was on "Canadian Immigration and Immigrant Adaptation at the Millennium" (Vol. 30/3, 1998).

There was a special issue of the International Journal of Social Education (Vol. 11/2, 1996) on citizenship education, with articles examining the topic in the U.S., Canada and Australia.


Those working on linguistic rights may be interested in UNESCO's MOST (Management of Social Transformations) Clearing House on Linguistic Rights website. The site contains UNESCO MOST Policy on Linguistic Rights, international legal instruments, major non-government documents, national constitutional provisions involving language, international documents on linguistic rights, and links to other linguistic sites. Visit: http://www.unesco.org/most/ln1.htm

The updated website of the Centre for European Migration and Ethnic Studies (CEMES) now contains a new directory of research institutes, centres and departments in more than 30 European countries. There is up-to-date information on the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS), with current contents, abstracts of recent articles and information for contributors. The website provides information on CEMES projects, including the complete text of all the publications arising from the Ethnobarometer Programme. The CEMES website also provides information on the activities of the Migrants in European Cities research network, the Mediterranean Migration project including a listing of experts in the countries of the European south. Visit: http://www.cemes.org

The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) has a new ECMI Enriched Links Database providing access to more than 200 links to Internet resources on minority issues in 13 subject categories: http://www.ecmi.de

The Transnational Communities project, headed by Steve Vertovec (Oxford) of the Metropolis International Steering Committee, has a website containing research generated by the project. The website also provides information on events and activities of Transnational Communities, a bibliography, and links to other relevant sites. Visit: http://www.transcomm.ox.ac.uk Or contact Anna Winton to be added to the project's mailing list: anna.winton@anthro.ox.ac.uk


The International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University (mentioned in newsletter #13) has started a new three-year Initiative in "Intercommunal Coexistence" under the direction of Dr. Cynthia Cohen. The purpose of the initiative is to inquire into the ethical and educational dimensions of intercommunal coexistence and reconciliation. The results of these inquiries will be shared by practitioners, scholars, and students through publications, case studies, on-line working papers, and conference presentations. By the end of the third year, the Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life anticipates launching a Master's program in Intercommunal Relations. For further information, contact Dr. Cynthia Cohen, e-mail: cynthiacohen@brandeis.edu or visit the Center's website: http://www.brandeis.edu/ethics


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


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