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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter
of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
    No.  16, March 2000



1. Introduction
2. Citizenship in Diverse Societies
3. Upcoming Conferences
4. New Journals
5. Recent Publications
6. Internet Resources
7. Related Research Programs
8. Summer Schools


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 sixteenth 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 at the end of this page.

2. "Citizenship in Diverse Societies"

We are pleased to announce the recent publication of Citizenship in Diverse Societies (Oxford University Press, 2000), edited by Will Kymlicka and Wayne Norman.  This volume is one of the main results of our research project, and is intended to provide a state-of-the-art examination of the relationship between citizenship and ethnocultural diversity.  The volume contains sections on Citizenship Education and Religious Diversity (with papers by Eamonn Callan and Jeff Spinner-Halev); Political Participation and Group Representation (Jane Mansbridge and Melissa Williams); Immigration, Identity and Multiculturalism (Jeremy Waldron and Tariq Modood); Gender and Ethnic Diversity (Ayelet Shachar and Sawitri Saharso); Language Rights (Denise Reaume and Pierre Coulombe); The Rights of Indigenous Peoples (Jacob Levy and John Borrows); Federalism and Nationalism (Graham Smith and Rainer
Baubock); and a lengthy theoretical overview by the editors.


The Center for Migration Studies Annual Legal Conference on Immigration and Refugee Policy will be held in Washington D.C., March 30-31, 2000.  For further information, contact the CMS Conference Department, tel: 718-351-8800; email: cmslft@aol.org; or visit:

The MigCities Network is organizing a conference on the theme "Ethnic Neighbourhoods in European Cities: Entrepreneurship, Employment and Social Order" to be held in Cologne, Germany, April 6-9, 2000.  For further information, visit the CEMES web site:

The Second Biennial Native American Studies Conference - U.S. and Canada, will be held at Boise State University, Boise, Idaho, April 13-14, 2000. Submissions of papers in all areas of Native American/First Nation research and from all disciplines are welcome.  For further information, contact Dr. T.  Virginia Cox, NASC Conference Chair, Department of Anthropology, Boise State University, 1910 University Drive, Boise, Idaho 83725; tel: 208-426-3023 or 3408; fax: 208-426-4329; e- mail: tvcox@boisestate.edu

The 5th Annual Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) will be on "Identity and the State: Nationalism and Sovereignty in a Changing World", Columbia University, April 13-15, 2000.  For information on panels, contact Dominique Arel, ASN Convention Program Chair, Watson Institute, Brown University, Box 1831, 130 Hope St., Providence, RI 02912; tel: 401-863-9296; fax 401-863-2192; e-mail: darel@brown.edu. For information on registration, contact Gordon Bardos, ASN Convention Director, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 1216 IAB, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10027; tel: 212-854-8487; fax: 212-666-3481; e-mail: gnb12@columbia.edu or visit the ASN web site:

There will be a conference on "Ethnic and National Minorities in Central and Eastern Europe", Cracow, Poland, April 17-20, 2000.  The conference is organized by the Scientific Society of Ethnologists at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.  For more information contact Tomasz Ostrowski, Instytut Etnologii UJ, ul.  Grodzka 52, Krakow, Poland; fax: 0048-12-422-63-06; e-mail etnouj@grodzki.phils.uj.edu.pl

A conference on "Building a Human Rights Culture: Tools for Transformation" will be held in Banff, Alberta, May 7-9, 2000, organized by the Alberta Human Rights and Citizenship Commission.  For more information contact ICDR Inc., Suite 202, 10138 81 Avenue, Edmonton T6E 1X1, tel: 800-378-3199 or 780-437-8013, e-mail: Dorothy@icdr.com or check the conference web site:

The 31st EUROFOR Conference will be on "Immigrant Communities, Diasporas and Politics", Athens, May 25-28, 2000.  For further information e-mail migratio@zedat.fu-berlin.de or visit the EUROFOR website:

The "Citizenship and Immigration" Collaborative Research Network will meet in Miami, Florida on May 25, 2000, the day before the May 26-29 Law and Society Association meeting.  Those who are interested in participating in the Collaborative Research Network should contact the 2000 LSA program committee member, Susan Coutin, e-mail: ccoutin@earthlink.net or

The Canadian Cultural Research Network (CCRN) is hosting a colloquium on "Diversity and Culture: Beyond the Rhetoric" at the University of Alberta on May 28-29, 2000.  The CCRN invites paper proposals form academic researchers, government policy people, and cultural practitioners.  The conference themes will include: Specialization and Globalization; Cities
and Difference; Diversification in Arts and Cultural Practices and Policies; the Metis; Changing forms of Cultural Organization and Artistic Practices; and "Democratic" Cultural Policy and Practice in Mixed Economies and Pluralistic Societies.  Proposals should be submitted to the Centre for Cultural Management at ccm@watarts.uwaterloo.ca by March 10, 2000.  For more information, contact Donna Cardinal; tel: 780-434-2635; fax: 780-434-3078; e-mail: cardinal@web.net or visit the Congress web site:

A conference on "Citizenship, Conscience and Political Education" sponsored by the Conference for the Study of Political Thought will be held in the Palais des Congres, Quebec City, July 29-31, 2000.  For further information, contact Prof. James Moore, Concordia University (email: moore@netrover.com), or visit the CSPT website:

There will be a conference on "Accommodating Diversity: Learning from the Indian and Canadian Experiences", University of Waterloo, August 8-10, 2000. It will bring together Canadian and Indian scholars with the aim of collaborative and interdisciplinary scholarship, to establish linkages between Canadian and Indian scholars, and to facilitate mutual learning. For more information, contact James Walker, Professor, Department of History, International Exchange Coordinator, Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario N2L 3G1; tel:  19-888-4567 ext. 3706; fax: 519-746-2658; e-mail: jwalker@watarts.uwaterloo.ca

There will be a workshop on "Practices of Exclusion: Xenophobic Movements and the State", Bergen, Norway, August 14-18, 2000.  This workshop is part of the Seventh ISSEI  onference: Approaching the Millenium: Lessons from the Past - Prospects for the Future, Bergen, August 14-18.  The workshop will focus on the causes, motives, and surrounding conditions of anti-foreigner mobilization.  For further information contact the workshop organizer Christhard Hoffmann, Department of History, University of Bergen, Sydnesplassen 7, 5007 Bergen, Norway; phone: 47-55-58-89-43; fax: 47-55-58-96-54; e-mail christhard.hoffmann@hi.uib.no, or visit the ISSEI 2000 web site:

There will be a conference on "Minorities in a Pluralist Society in the New Millennium" to be held at Brno, Czech Republic, September 1-3, 2000. The conference is sponsored by the Czech Government and the UK Foreign Service. Those who are interested in submitting a paper, should send title, short resume (200 words) and an abstract of approximately 1,000
words no later than May 1, 2000 to the conference organizer.  For further information or to submit a paper, contact Dr. Christopher Alan Lewis, Psychology Department, Behavioural & Communication Studies, University of Ulster at Magee College, Londonderry, UK, BT 48 7JL; tel: 44 (0) 1504-375-320; e-mail: CA.Lewis@ulst.ac.uk

The Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict Research Group at the University of Western Ontario will be hosting an international conference on "Diasporas and Transnational Identities", London, Ontario, October 19-22, 2000.  The conference organizers welcome paper submissions.  The deadline to send submissions is April 30, 2000.  The conference is open to social sciences and humanities.  For further information contact Dr. Mireya Folch- Serra, Department of Geography, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada N6A 5C2; tel: 519-661-2111; fax: 519-661-3750 or e-mail: dmitriev@julian.uwo.ca or visit:

The Second Workshop on Contemporary Migration History will be on "Assimilation - Diasporization - Representation: Historical Perspectives on Immigrants and Host Societies in Postwar Europe", Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany, October 27-29, 2000. The workshop will address questions of immigration in and to Europe, in an historical and comparative
perspective (1945 to the present), with an emphasis on immigration history.  The themes will include historical migration patterns and migration systems, inclusion and exclusion of immigrants, interethnic relations in immigration societies, ethnic politics and ethno-nationalism, "homeland politics", minority rights and minority representation over time.  Paper submissions are welcome. Abstracts for papers (max.  500 words) relevant to the themes of the workshop should be sent by May 15, 2000 to the workshop organizers.  For further information or to send a paper proposal e-mail mighistconf@rz.hu-berlin.de or visit the workshop web site:

A multilateral round-table discussion on national minorities and stability in Central Europe will be held in Bratislava on 19-20 November, 2000 on the initiative of Slovak authorities, with joint efforts by the Council of Europe and the European Commission.  Representatives from Eastern Europe including Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania and Slovenia
will attend the meeting.  The round-table will focus on "Juridical and institutional aspects of the implementation of the Council of Europe's legal instruments on national minorities" and on "The possibility of coordinating activities in connection with Roma/Gypsy minorities in central and Eastern Europe".  For more information contact Giovanni Mangion, tel: 33-3-88-41-20-69; fax: 3-3-88-41-27-89, e- mail: pressunit@coe.int

A colloquium on issues of constitutionalism and democracy in historical and contemporary perspectives, organized by Richard Bellamy, Dario Castiglione, and Jim Tully, will be held in Exeter over 2 days on November 24-25, 2000. The colloquium will bring together scholars from different perspectives and with different approaches, contributing to the debate on constitutional democracy: its liberal and republican traditions, its applications to the changed conditions of globalization and postnationalism, with particular attention to federal and multicultural polities, the EU, and other transnational organizations.  For further  information, contact Dario Castiglione, e-mail: D.Castiglione@exeter.ac.uk

A conference on "Democracy and Identity Politics in Asia", organized by the University of Toronto-York University Joint Centre for Asia Pacific Studies (JCAPS) will be held on December 4-5, 2000.  The conference will explore in a comparative and interdisciplinary context the relationships between democracy (and democratization) and identity politics linked with ethnicity, religion and other aspects of culture in Asian societies.  For additional information contact Susan J.  Henders, University of Toronto-York University Joint Centre for Asia-Pacific Studies, Munk Centre for International Studies, 1 Devonshire Place, Toronto, Canada M5S 3K7; tel: 416-946-8975; fax: 416-946-8915; e-mail: shenders@chass.utoronto.ca

Sven Gatz, a Member of the Brussels and Flemish Parliaments, is organising a colloquium on "The Fourth Way: Social Liberalism and Nationalism" on Saturday May 13th 2000 at the Flemish Parliament in Brussels. The colloquium will explore the left liberal concept of politics and its relevance to Flemish nationalism in Belgium. Speakers include: Professor Patrick Stouthuysen (Free University Brussels), Professor Philippe Van Parijs (Chaire Hoover, Universite Catholique de Louvain), Michael Wagemans (London School of Economics and Political Science), Jurgen De Wispelaere (London School of Economics and Political Science) and guests from liberal parties such as D66 (Netherlands) and the Liberal-Democrats (UK). More
information can be obtained by contacting Johan Basiliades, Brusselse Hoofdstedelijke Raad, 1005 Brussel, TEL +32.2.549.66.23 ; e-mail: jbasiliades.vldvuo@bruparl.irisnet.be


The Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration will start publishing a new quarterly "Journal of International Migration and Integration" (JIMI).  The journal welcomes research studies relevant to the concerns of policy-makers and NGOs in a wide range of areas including socioeconomic, political, cultural and educational integration of migrants and refugees; impacts on the host society; language; transnationalism; ethnic, cultural and religious diversity; multiculturalism etc.  For more information and a copy of "Guidelines for Contributors", contact: Journal of International Migration and Integration, Prairie Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and Integration, 1-17 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada T6G 2E5; phone: 780-492-0635; fax: 780-492-2594; e-mail: jimi@ualberta.ca or visit the journal's web site:

The "International Feminist Journal of Politics" is a cross-cultural and international forum to foster debate and dialogue at the intersection of international relations, politics and women's studies, edited by Jan Jindy Pettman (Australian National University, Australia), Kathleen B.  Jones (San Diego State University, USA), Gillian Youngs (University of Leicester, UK). Contributions to this journal cover themes including international relations, political theory, globalization studies, international political economy, comparative politics, peace research,
international law, development studies, political geography, cultural studies.  As well as full length articles, the journal also offers special "Conversations" sections, which publishes interviews with leading scholars and practitioners, conference reports etc.  For further information on the journal or for subscription information, e-mail: IFjP@anu.edu.au


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):

Muhammad Anwar, Patrick Roach and Ranjit Sondhi (eds.)  From Legislation to Integration?  Race Relations in Britain (St.  Martin's Press, 1999) $69.95.

Timothy Brook and Andre Schmid (eds.)  Nation Work: Asian Elites and National Identities (University of Michigan Press, 2000) $47.50.

Martin Bulmer and John Solomos (eds.)  Racism (Oxford University Press, 1999) $21.95.

Alan Cairns, John C. Courtney, Peter MacKinnon and David E. Smith (eds.) Citizenship, Diversity and Pluralism: Canadian and Comparative Perspectives (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1999), $65.00, with articles by Heribert Adam, Keith Banting, John Borrows, Alan Cairns, Walker Connor, John Erik Fossum, Denise Réaume, Charles Taylor, Jeremy Webber.

D. R. Cameron (ed.)  The Referendum Papers: Essays on Secession and National Unity (University of Toronto Press, 1999), $ 65.00

Max Castro (ed.) Free Markets, Open Societies, Closed Borders?: Trends in International Migration and Immigration Policy in the Americas (North-South Center Press, 1999) $27.95.

Neera Chandhoke, Beyond Secularism: The Rights of Religious Minorities (Oxford University Press, 1999) $35.00.

Shari Cohen, Politics Without a Past: The Absence of History in Post-communist Nationalism (Duke University Press, 1999) $18.95.

Phil Cohen (ed.)  New Ethnicities, Old Racisms?  (Zed Books, 1999) $22.50.

Curtis Cook and Juan D.  Lindau (eds.)  Aboriginal Rights and Self-Government: The Canadian and Mexican Experience in North American Perspective (McGill-Queen's University Press, 2000) $49.95, with articles by James Tully, Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Dale Turner, Michael Asch and others.

Katerina Dalacoura, Islam, Liberalism and Human Rights: Implications for International Relations (I. B. Tauris, 1998), $19.95.

Eve Darian-Smith and Peter Fitzpatrick (eds.)  Laws of the Postcolonial (University of Michigan Press, 1999), $49.50.

Erik Eriksen and John Erik Fossum (eds) Democracy in the European Union: Integration Through Deliberation? (Routledge, 2000) $29.99

James Fraser, Between Church and State: Religion and Public Education in a Multicultural America (St. Martin's Press, 1999) $17.47.

Feliks Gross, Citizenship and Ethnicity: The Growth and Development of a Democratic Multiethnic Institution (Greenwood Publishing Group, 1999) $59.95.

Carrie Gustafson and Peter Juviler (eds.) Religion and Human Rights: Competing Claims? (M.E. Sharpe, 1998), $26.95.

Derek Benjamin Heater, The Theory of Nationhood: A Platonic Symposium (St. Martin's Press, 1998) $59.95.

Miroslav Hroch, Social Precondition of National Revival in Europe: A Comparative Analysis of the Social Composition of Patriotic Groups Among the Smaller European Nations (Columbia University Press, 2000) $17.50.

Robert Hudson and Fred Reno (eds.)  Politics of Identity: Migrants and Minorities in Multicultural States (St. Martin's Press, 1999) $65.00.

David Ingram, Group Rights: Reconciling Equality and Difference (University Press of Kansas, 2000) $17.95.

Engin Isin and Patricia Wood, Citizenship and Identity (Sage, 1999)

Christian Joppke and Steven Lukes (eds.) Multicultural Questions (Oxford University Press, 1999) $52.00, with chapters by Seyla Benhabib, Jeff Spinner-Halev, Ayelet Shachar, Will Kymlicka, Rainer Baubock, Yael Tamir, Nathan Glazer, Adrian Favell and others.

Christian Joppke, Immigration and the Nation-State: The United States, Germany and Great Britain (Oxford University Press, 1999) $75.00.

Miklps Kontra, Robert Phillipson, Tove Skutnabb-Kangas and Tibor Varady (eds.)  Language: A Right and a Resource - Approaching Linguistic Human Rights (Central European University Press, 1999) $23.95.

Will Kymlicka and Wayne Norman (eds.) Citizenship in Diverse Societies (Oxford University Press, 2000) $24.95

John-Christian Laursen (ed.)  Religious Toleration: "The Variety of Rites' form Cyrus to Defoe (St Martin's Press, 1999), $45.00.

Maria Lensu and Jan-Stefan Fritz (eds.)  Value Pluralism, Normative Theory and International Relations (St. Martin's Press, 1999) $69.95.

Meira Levinson, The Demands of Liberal Education (Oxford University Press, 1999), $35.00.

Cyril Levitt, Scott Davies and Neil McLaughlin (eds.) Mistaken Identities: The Second wave of Controversy over "Political Correctness" (Peter Lang, 1999) $29.95.

Stephen Macedo, Diversity and Distrust: Civic Education in a Multicultural Democracy (Harvard University Press, 1999) $45.00

Stephen Macedo (ed.)  Deliberative Politics: Essays on Democracy and Disagreement (Oxford University Press, 1999) $19.95.

Don MacIver (ed.)  The Politics of Multinational States (St. Martin's Press, 1998) $65.00.

Jeffrey Scott Mio and Gene Awakuni, Resistance to Multiculturalism: Issues and Interventions (Brunner/Mazel, 1999) $26.95.

Patrica Monture-Angus, Journeying Forward: Dreaming First Nations' Independence (Fernwood, 1999) $16.95.

Edward Mortimer and Robert Fine (eds.) People, Nation and State: The Meaning of Ethnicity and Nationalism (I. B. Tauris, 1999) $19.95.

Peter van Ness and Nikhil Aziz (ed.)  Debating Human Rights: Critical Essays from the United States and Asia (Routledge, 1999) $29.99.

Sarah Pritchard (ed.) Indigenous Peoples, The United Nations and Human Rights (St. Martin's Press, 1998) $25.00.

Zlatko Skrbis, Long-distance Nationalism: Diasporas, Homelands, and Identities (Ashgate, 1999) $65.95.

Anthony D. Smith, Myths and Memories of the Nation (Oxford University Press, 1999) $24.95.

Margaret Smith Crocco, O.L. Davis, Jr.  (eds.)  Bending the Future to Their Will: Civic Women, Social Education, and Democracy (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999) $19.95.

Alfred Taiaiake, Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto (Oxford University Press, 1999) $19.95.

John Torpey, The Invention of the Passport: Surveillance, Citizenship, and the State (Cambridge University Press, 1999) $22.95.

Rodolfo Torres (ed.) Race, Identity and Citizenship: A Reader (Blackwell, 1999) $29.95

Steven Vertovec (ed.) Migration and Social Cohesion (Edward Elgar, 1999) $190.00.

Mark Warren (ed.) Democracy and Trust (Cambridge University Press, 1999) $22.95.

Paul Wong (ed.) Race, Ethnicity, and Nationality in the United States: Toward the Twenty-first Century (Westview, 1998) $30.00.

Catherine Withol de Wenden, L'immigration en Europe (La documentation française, 1999).

Crawford Young (ed.) The Accommodation of Cultural Diversity: Case-Studies (St. Martin's Press, 1999) $65.00

Symposia and special issues:

The MOST Program has an electronic journal, the MOST Journal on Multicultural Society.  The current issue is on "The Public Management of Religious Diversity", guest edited by Francoise Champion.  For more information, visit:

There is a special issue on "Nationalism" in the Monist, Vol.  82, No. 3, July 1999, with articles by Gillian Brock, Allen Patten, Michel Seymour, Kai Nielsen, Margaret Moore, Jocelyne Couture, Daniel Weinstock.

The November 1999 issue of Citizenship Studies, Vol.  3, No. 3, focuses on gender and citizenship in Muslim communities, and is guest edited by Suad Joseph.  It includes articles by Suad Joseph, Minoo Moallem, Inderpal Grewal, Aihwa Ong, Sondra Hale, Sami Zubaida, Kiren Aziz Chaudhry.

The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (Vol. 25, No. 4, October 1999) has a special issue on "Ethnic Mobilization and Political Participation in Europe", guest edited by Marco Martiniello and Paul Statham.  The issue includes articles by Zeev Rosenhek, Paul Statham, Ruud Koopmans, Dirk Jacobs, Lise Togeby, Maritta Soininen, Meindert Fennema and Jean Tillie, Cecile Pechu.

There was a special issue of Seminar (Delhi) #484 (December 1999) on "Multiculturalism", with articles by Gurpreet Mahajan, Bhikhu Parekh, Neera Chandhoke, Joseph Carens, T.N. Madan and others.

There was a special issue on "Theorizing Citizenship Education" in The School Field: International Journal of Theory and Research in Education (Vol. 10, #1, 1999), published in Ljubljana, Slovenia, with articles by Amy Gutmann, T.E. McLauglin, Will Kymlicka, Francois Audigier, Janez Justin and others.


Unesco's MOST Program (mentioned in Newsletter #14) has started a "Monitoring of Ethnicity, Conflicts and Cohesion Project", which focuses on Central and Eastern Europe, and Central Asia.  The publications of the project provide analysis of the ethnic situation in the Newly Independent States and various regions of the Russian Federation.  Visit:

A comprehensive list of social sciences sites prepared by Fred W. Riggs, University of Hawaii contains an extensive section on Ethnicity that could be of interest to some of our readers.  Visit:

The "Lund Recommendations on the Effective Participation of National Minorities in Public Life &Explanatory Note" is now available at the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe Secretariat (OSCE) web site:

As we mentioned in Newsletter #10, there was a major conference at the University of Melbourne to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Australian Citizenship organized by Kim Rubenstein, July 21-23, 1999.  The conference web site, with all the papers presented at the conference, is available. Visit:

The International Committee for Ethnic Freedoms (Internacia Komitato por Etnaj Liberecoj - IKEL) is an organization for co-operation on ethnic affairs.  The official language of the organization is Esperanto(!). Visit its web site:


The Carnegie Corporation of New York has started a new grantmaking initiative on "The Contending Norms of Self-Determination and the Sanctity of Existing International Boundaries".  How can we address the age-old problem of reconciling attempts by the state to preserve the sanctity of its territorial borders and its sovereign authority within them with the desire of constituent national groups to assert their particular claims for self-determination?  Old models for resolving this dilemma face new challenges, including destabilizing demographic shifts, evolving notions of sovereignty and revolutionary technological change.  The Corporation is particularly interested in proposals which extend the reach of existing scholarship or advance new approaches to addressing ongoing or emerging self-determination struggles.  Relevant topics include internal political structures, the implications of globalization, and external intervention. For more information, including deadlines for submitting proposals, contact Stephen Del Rosso, Senior Program Officer, International Peace and Security Program, Carnegie Corporation of New York, 437 Madison Avenue, New York NY 10022.  Tel: 212-207-6238; email: sjd@carnegie.org

Greek Helsinki Monitor, in cooperation with Minority Rights Group-Greece, has launched a project on Human and Minority Rights in Southeast Europe. This is part of the larger framework of the Centre for Documentation and Information of Minorities in Europe (CEDIME).  CEDIME aims to contribute, through the commitment of researchers and intellectuals, to the peaceful resolution of the problems and conflicts, which often characterize relations between minorities and majorities.  Its purpose is to create the first comprehensive source of information on human and minority rights in Southeast Europe.  The project aims to provide three types of information: (1) presentation of all ethnonational, ethnolinguistic, and religious
minorities in Southeast Europe; (2) guide to all documents on human and minority rights in Southeast Europe; (3) reports from daily monitoring of the major print media in each country on neighbouring countries, peoples, and minorities within each country.  The site of the CEDIME project is expected to be a major reference source for policy makers, activists, journalists, and researchers.  For further information on the CEDIME-SE project, contact Panayote Elias Dimitras, Director of CEDIME, P.O. Box 51 393, GR-14510 Kifisia, Greece; tel: 30-4-62-0120; fax: 30-1-807-5767; e-mail: panayote@greekhelsinki.gr or visit the CEDIME and Balkan Human Rights Web Pages (BHRWP) joint web site:

Two new master's degrees have recently been established that may be of interest:

(1) A new master's degree program has been established in Budapest, called the "European Master on Minority Rights".  This initiative, sponsored by the Council of Europe, reflects the increasing need to prepare experts and teachers on Minority Rights for international organizations, universities, government departments and NGOs.  The one-year curriculum provides an interdisciplinary setting for both classical topics on minorities and newly emerging issues.  Graduates receive a degree from the Robert Schumann University.  For further information, contact Solange Eggermont, International Foundation for Promoting Studies and Knowledge of Minority Rights, Normafa Utca 26-28, H-1121 Budapest, Hungary; tel/fax: 36-1-395-1044; e-mail; eureca@eureca.hu

(2) A new master's degree program has been established in Venice, called the "European Master's Degree in Human Rights and Democratization".  This initiative, sponsored by the European Union, was established in 1997, and involves the cooperation of 15 European universities.  It addresses issues of human rights and democratization from both an operational and policy perspective.  Graduates receive a degree from the University of Padua. For more information, contact the University of Padua tel: 39-049-8273685; fax: 39-049-8273684; email: hrd-european.master@venis.it, or visit the website at:


There are several interesting summer schools on topics of minorities and democratization taking place this year in Europe.  They include:

- an international summer school on "Minorities and Media" in Vienna, organized by Initiative Minderheiten.  For information, contact IM, Gumpendorferstrasse 15/13, A-1060 Wien; phone: 43-1-586124912; fax: 43-1-5868217; e-mail: initiative.minderheiten@chello.at

- a training course on empowerment of minority youth in Europe.  Since 1997, the Youth Directorate of the Council of Europe has offerered a long term training course "Participation and Citizenship: A Training Course on Empowerment of Minority Youth in Europe".  The aim of the course is to develop ways to overcome situations of exclusion and discrimination and
other forms of intolerance.  For more information, contact Erika Komon, e-mail: Erika.Komon@eycb.hu

- a "Minority Course 2000" for young Europeans to be held in Denmark, July 2-29, 2000.  This Course aims at enhancing general understanding between young Europeans representing minority and majority populations-groups and cultures.  The course will include lectures and workshops examining different aspects of the European minority question such as international documents on minority protection, national identity and globalization, the concept of minorities, minorities and European security and visions for the future of European democracy.  The Minority Course 2000 will end with a conference, where present and former participants of the Minority Courses will meet and present their experiences to  epresentatives of the European Commission, the Danish Ministry of Education, the European Parliament, and other organizations.  For further information, contact the project coordinator Jesper Nielsen; phone: 45-74-62-47-00; fax: 45-74-62-57-01; e-mail: jen@hojoster.dk or visit the project's web site:

- the Ninth Annual Graduate "Democracy and Diversity" Summer Institute will be held in Cracow, Poland on July 12-August 1, 2000.  It is organized by the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) of the New School, New York.  It will accept 50 students from Eastern Europe, the U.S., and other countries.  It is an intensive three-week summer school,
taught by faculty from New School and distinguished visiting faculty. For more information, contact Timo Lyyra, Transregional Center for Democratic Studies, New School University, 65 Fifth Ave., Room 422, New York, NY 10003; email: lyyr-@newschool.edu; tel: 212-229- 5580; fax: 212-229-5894.  Or visit the website at:

- the 5th Annual International Student Symposium on Negotiation and Conflict Resolution will be held in The Hague and Rotterdam, the Netherlands, July 17-August 11, 2000.  This intense four-week course is offered by the Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution (IIMCR) in cooperation with Erasmus University Rotterdam.  The application deadline is March 17, 2000.  For more information, contact IIMCR at info@iimcr.org or visit:

- the University of Alabama is offering a travel course to Poland on "National and Ethnic Identity in Central Europe", from May 15 to June 2, 2000.  The course will be led by Prof.  Marysia Galbraith from the department of anthropology at Alabama.  For more information, contact Dr. Galbraith, Department of Anthropology, University of Alabama, PO Box
870210, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0210; tel: 205-348-0585; email: mgalbra-@nc.ua.edu

- the annual Summer Academy of the European Academy in Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy, will be on "Regions and Minorities in a Greater Europe", from 4-15 September, 2000. For more information, check the European Academy website at:


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