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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter
of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
    No.  17,  June 2000

 





Contents

1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. New Journal
4. Recent Publications
5. Internet Resources
6. Related Research Programs
7. International Doctoral Prize

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 seventeenth 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.

2. UPCOMING CONFERENCES

"Justice and Repair: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Law, Culture and Society", organized by the Canadian Philosophical Association and the Canadian Professors of Law Association, Edmonton, May 27- 28, 2000.  The colloquium will focus on questions of how societies should deal with past injustices, with particular emphasis on relations with indigenous peoples, and the role of Truth Commissions in rebuilding justice and solidarity.  Speakers include David Kahane, Elizabeth Spelman, Jennifer Spelman, Jennifer Nedelsky, Conrad Brunk, Rod MacDonald, Annalise Acorn, Fran Olson, Mary Ellen Turpel, Robert Howse, and Dennis Cooley.  For further information, e-mail David Kahane at david.kahane@ualberta.ca

The 7th International Conference on Language and Law organized by the International Academy of Linguistic Law will be on "Language of the People -- Language of the State", San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 31-June 4, 2000.  For further information, contact Eduardo Morales-Coll, Seventh International Conference on Language and Law, P.O. Box 9021180, San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902- 1180; fax: (787) 977-23-27; e-mail: emcap@caribe.net or visit:
     www.ateneopr.com/conferencia/english/conference.htm

There will be an international interdisciplinary conference on "Cosmopolis: Democratizing Global Economy and Culture", University of Helsinki, Finland, June 2-3, 2000.  For further information, contact Theory, Culture & Society Centre, Faculty of Humanities, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Lane, Nottingham NG11 8NS U.K.  Tel: 44 (0) 115 948 6330; fax: 44 (0) 115 948 6331; e-mail: tcs@ntu.ac.uk or visit the website:
     http://tcs.ntu.ac.uk/confres/confres.html

The Ninth Annual Political Action Workshop will be held at the University of Maryland, June 5-7, 2000.  The workshop will focus on know-how about human rights and minority issues in Central and Eastern Europe.   Specialists in government relations, grassroots politics, information networks, and the media will provide presentations on accessing and influencing American policy on human rights and minority rights concerns.  For further information contact the Hungarian American Coalition; phone: 202-296-9505; fax: 202-775-5175 or Andrew Ludanyi, phone: (419) 772-2097; fax: (202) 775-5175.

An international conference on "Emerging Democracies, Citizenship and Human Rights Education", organized by the Dutch National Institute for Curriculum Development (SLO), will be held in Enschede, the Netherlands, June 18-21, 2000. The event is organized with the collaborative effort of the Consortium of Institutions for Development and Research in Education in Europe (CIDREE).  For more information e-mail: j.bron@slo.nl or visit:      www.slo.nl/~citizenship

The European Centre for Minority Rights (ECMI) is organizing a conference on "Evaluating Policy Measures for Minority Languages in Europe: Towards Effective, Cost-Effective and Democratic Implementation", Flensburg, June 22- 25, 2000.  The conference will focus on the selection design and evaluation of practical policy measures that can be used in minority language policies.  In particular, it will emphasize discussion on and development of instruments that can be useful to states that are implementing (and planning on signing and ratifying) the European Charter for Regional and Minority Languages.  For further information, contact European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Att: Ms Maj-Britt R. Ulbrich, Schiffbruecke 12, D-24939 Flensburg, Germany; phone: 49 (0) (461) 141-4 90
fax: 49 (0) (461) 141-4 919; e-mail: info@ecmi.de

The Seventeenth International Social Philosophy Conference will be on "Communication, Conflict, and Reconciliation" to be held at the University of Waterloo, July 20-23, 2000.  The conference will be co-hosted by the Communication Studies Program (Wilfrid Laurier University) and the Philosophy Department (University of Waterloo).  For further information, contact Jan Narveson, Department of Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1; e-mail: jnarveson@watarts.uwaterloo.ca  or e-mail Jim Wong at jwong@wlu.ca

There will be a major international conference on "Nation-States, Multination- States & Supernational Organizations", to be held in Montreal, October 3-6, 2000.  The conference, sponsored by the Jacques Cartier Center in Lyon, is part of its series of trans-Atlantic collaboration. The conference will focus on the question of what is the most appropriate model of political institutions for the next millennium, with special emphasis on different aspects of the nation-state, the multination-state, and supranational institutional structures.  This interdisciplinary and international forum will address both theoretical aspects of the question as well as case studies.  The conceptual issues to be considered will include the definition of the nation, the typology of minorities, collective rights, federalism, and the definition of the multinational states.  The conference will be bilingual and there will be simultaneous interpretation.  For more information contact Michel Seymour, Departement de philosophie, Universite de Montreal, CP 6128, Succ. Centre- ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7; tel: (514) 343-5933; fax: (514) 343-7899; e- mail: multination2000@email.com.  For general information, registration and the list of speakers, visit the conference website:
     http://brise.ere.umontreal.ca/~lepagef/multination2000

The Hellenic Political Science Association (HPSA) will host a EuroConference on "Democracy Beyond the Nation-State: Perspectives on Post-National Order", Athens, October 5-7, 2000.  For further information, contact Dimitris Charalambis, Professor of Political Science, University of Athens; tel/fax: 30-1-3614298; or e-mail the Hellenic Political Science Association: hpsagr@cc.uoa.gr

The annual Conference of the McGill Institute for the Study of Canada will be on "Canadian Citizenship in the New Millenium", Montreal October 20-21, 2000.  Visit:      http://www.arts.mcgill.ca/programs/misc/citicone.htm

The Steinberg Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania is an annual event the covers a wide range of thought-provoking topics.  This year's symposium will be on "Can the World Cope? The Challenge of Ethnopolitical Conflict", November 29-30, 2000.  For further information, e-mail Carrie Stavrakos at cstavrak@ben.dev.upenn.edu

There will be an international conference on "Education, Diversity, Social Equity, Citizenship and National Identity: Cross-cultural Comparisons" in Goa, India, December 11-14, 2000.  For further information, contact Imtiaz Ahmad, Centre for Political Studies, School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067, India; e-mail imtiazahmad@vsnl.com or Fernand Ouellet, Service de formation interculturelle, Faculte de theologie, d'ethique et de philosophie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1K 2R1; e-mail: f.ouelle@courrier.usherb.ca

The 45th annual meeting of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy will be on "Secession and Self-Determination", to be held with the American Association of Law Schools in San Francisco, California, January 2-3, 2001.  Program chairs are Stephen Macedo and Alan Buchanan.   For further information, contact The American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy, c/o Judith Wagner DeCew, Department of Philosophy, Clark University, 950 Main Street, Worcester, Massachusetts 01610.

There will be an interdisciplinary conference on "Regards pluridisciplinaires et comparatifs sur l'identite quebecois et canadien" organized by Programme d'etudes sur le Quebec at McGill and the journal Globe, March 8-10, 2001. The conference will bring together researchers and writers whose work focuses on identity questions in Quebec and Canada. For further information, contact Alain Gagnon, Programme d'etudes sur le Quebec, Universite McGill, 3460, rue McTavish, Montreal, Quebec, Canada H3A 1X9; tel: (514) 398-3960; fax: (514) 398-3959; e-mail: agagnon@leacock.lan.mcgill.ca or e-mail Jocelyn Maclure at jmaclure@socsci.soton.ac.uk
 

3. NEW JOURNAL

Ab Imperio is a new international multidisciplinary journal dedicated to academic debate on history and theory of nationalities and nationalism in the former Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and Russian Federation.  This quarterly, published in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia) and distributed internationally, will not only enhance academic exchange but also provide policy recommendations in the spheres of national policy-making and international relations.  Ab Imperio's editors include Sergei Glebov (Rutgers University, USA), Alexander Kaplunovsky (Freie Universitat, Berlin), Marina Mogilner, and Alexander Semyonov (CEU, Budapest).  The editors currently accept manuscripts for thematic issues on Liberalism and Nationalism, Crime and Ethnicity, Liberal Nationalism and Imperialism, Ethnicity and Nation.  There is no restriction on the language of manuscripts.  For further information, contact Ab Imperio, P.O. Box 157, Kazan, 420015, Russia; tel/fax: 7(8432) 644-018; e-mail: ai@bancorp.ru or Sergei Glebov at glebov@eden.rutgers.edu or Alexander Kaplunovsky at akapluno@yahoo.com or visit the journal's web page:      http://www.knet.ru/~ai
 

4. RECENT PUBLICATIONS

To keep our list manageable, we are listing only books and journal symposia, not individual journal articles.  All prices are in US dollars.

Alexander Aleinikoff and Douglas Klusmeyer (eds) From Migrants to Citizens: Membership in a Changing World (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Brooking Institution 2000), $24.95.

Robert Audi, Religious Commitment and Secular Reason (Cambridge University Press, 2000), $18.95.

Francois Audigier (ed) L'Education a la citoyennete: synthese et mise en debat (Paris, INRP, 1999)

Sandor Balogh, Autonomy and the new World Order (can be downloaded from http://www.hungary.com/corvinus or ordered from Magy@globalserve.net)

Viva Ona Bartkus, The Dynamic of Secession (Cambridge University Press, 1999), $22.95.

Daniel Bell, East Meets West: Human Rights and Democracy in East Asia (Princeton University Press, 2000), $15.96.

Jerome Black, Patrick Glenn, Danielle Juteau and Daniel Weinstock, Les enjeux de la citoyennete: Un bilan interdisciplinaire / A Multidisciplinary Approach (Working Papers from the Montreal Metropolis Centre, 1998)  The publication presents five papers by the authors and can be obtained from the Montreal Centre at metropolis@ere.umontreal.ca

Charles Blattberg, From Pluralist to Patriotic Politics: Putting Practices First (Oxford UP, 2000), $85.00.

Ekkehard Borntrager, Borders, Ethnicity and National Self-Determination(Ethnos 1999)

Gerard Bouchard, Genese des nations et cultures du Nouveau Monde (Boreal, 2000).

Alan Cairns, Citizens Plus: Aboriginal Peoples and the Canadian State (UBC Press, 2000), $39.95.

Joseph H. Carens, Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness (OUP, 2000), $24.95.

Claude Couture, Paddling with the Current: Pierre Eliott Trudeau, Etienne Parent, Liberalism, and Nationalism in Canada (University of Alberta Press, 1998), $14.95

Alain Dieckhoff, La nation dans tous ses etats. Les identites nationales en mouvement (Flammarion, 2000).

Thomas Faist, The Volume and Dynamics of International Migration (OUP, 2000), $35.00.

Joshua Fishman (ed) Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity (OUP, 1999), $65.00.

Thomas Franck, The Empowered Self: Law and Society in the Age of Individualism (OUP, 2000), $45.00.

Elizabeth Frazer, The Problems of Communitarian Politics: Unity and Conflict (OUP 1999), $24.95.

Timothy J. Gaffaney, Freedom for the Poor: Welfare and the Foundations of Democratic Citizenship (Westview, 2000), $65.00.

Margaret Gilbert, Sociality and Responsibility: New Essays in Plural Subject Theory (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), $19.95.

Tuula Gordon, Janet Holland, and Elina Lahelma (eds) Making Spaces: Citizenship and Difference in Schools (St. Martin's Press, 2000), $65.00.

Herve Guillorel et Genevieve Koubi, Langues et droits. Langues du droit, droit des langues (Bruylant, 1999).

Govert den Hartogh (ed) The Good Life as a Public Good (Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2000), $77.00.

Baogang He and Yingjie Guo, Nationalism, National Identity and Democratization in China (Ashgate, 2000), $69.95.

Derek Heater, What is Citizenship (Blackwell, 2000), $26.95.

Michael Hechter, Containing Nationalism (OUP, 2000) $29.95.

Laura Hein and Mark Selden (eds) Censoring History: Perspectives on Nationalism and War in the Twentieth Century (M.E. Sharpe, 2000), $24.95.

Monica Heller, Mark Campbell, Phyllis Dalley, and Donna Patrick, Linguistic Minorities and Modernity: A Sociolinguistic Ethnography (Longman, 1999), $31.20.

Wsevolod Isajiw, Understanding Diversity: Ethnicity and Race in the Canadian Context (Thompson Educational Publishing, 1999), $36.95.

Richard King (ed) Postcolonial America (University of Illinois Press, 2000), $23.95.

Pal Kolsto, Political Construction Sites: Nation Building in Russia and the Post-Soviet States (Westview Press, 2000) $24.00.

Michael Mandelbaum (ed) New European Diasporas (Council on Foreign Relations, 2000), $15.96.

Jon Mandle, What's Left of Liberalism?: An Interpretation and Defense of Justice as Fairness (Lexington Books, 1999), $26.95.

Susan Mendus (ed), The Politics of Toleration: Tolerance and Intolerance in Modern Life (Duke UP, 2000), $16.95.

Uma Narayan and Sandra Harding (ed) Decentering the Center: Philosophy for a Multicultural, Postcolonial and Feminist World (Indiana UP, 2000), $13.56.

Umut Ozkirimli, Theories of Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (St. Martin's Press, 2000), $21.95.

Nicola Piper, Racism, Nationalism and Citizenship: Ethnic Minorities in Britain and Germany (Ashgate 1998), $67.95.

Nancy L. Rosenblum (ed) Obligations of Citizenship and Demands of Faith: Religious Accommodation in Pluralist Democracies (Princeton UP, 2000), $15.96.

David Schneiderman, The Quebec Decision (James Lorimer &Company Ltd., 1999), $19.95.

Piotr Sztompka, Trust: A Sociological Theory (Cambridge University Press, 2000) $24.95.

Felisa Tibbits and Judith Torney-Purt, Preparing for the Future: Citizenship Education in Latin America (Social Programs Division, Inter-American Development Bank, 1999), (can be downloaded from http://www.hrea.org/pubs/IDB- monograph/index.html)

Ellie Vasta (ed) Citizenship, Community, and Democracy (St. Martin's Press, 2000), $65.00.
 

Journal Symposia:

The Spring 2000 issue of the Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture focuses on "Democracy" (Vol. 2, No. 1) with articles by John Gray, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Richard V. Horner, Richard Sennett, Michael Sandel, John Patrick Diggins.  The special issue also includes an interview with Michael Walzer, and an annotated bibliography on the Democratic Ideal.

There is a special issue on "Democracy" in Social Philosophy and Policy (Vol. 17, No. 1, Winter 2000), with articles by Christopher Morris, Josiah Ober, Loren E. Lomasky and Geoffrey Brennan, N. Scott Arnold, Russell Hardin, David Estlund, Amy Gutmann and Dennis Thompson, William Nelson, Kenneth Minogue, Steven Wall, William Galston, Dmitry Shlapentokh.

As a follow up to the Ethnobarometer Conference held in Castel Gandolfo, June 24-26, 1999 (mentioned in newsletter #13), the Journal of Ethnic Migration Studies has a special issue on "Ethnic Conflict and Migration Policies in Europe" (guest editor, Cristiano Codagnone) (April 2000, Vol. 26, No. 2).  Contributions include articles by Giuseppe Sciortino, Hassan Bousetta, Andrea Krizsan, Cristiano Codagnone and Vassily Filippov, Will Kymlicka, Dirk Jacobs, Valery Stepanov, Daniele Conversi.  More information on this issue can be found at the Centre for European Migration and Ethnic Studies (CEMES) website:      http://www.cemes.org

The quarterly publication of the European Roma Rights Center (ERRC), Roma Rights, has a special issue on "Women's Rights" (Number 1/2000).  The journal can be found on the ERRC website.  Visit:    http://errc.org/romarights/index.shtml

There are two special issues of the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights in 1999: "Accommodating National Identity: New Approaches in International and Domestic Law" (Vol. 6, No. 1/2), guest edited by Stephen Tierney; and a special issue examining the OSCE's "Oslo Recommendations" on the language rights of national minorities (Vol. 6, No. 3, 1999), guest edited by John Packer, with contributions by Miklos Kontra, Donall O. Riagain, Miroslav Kusy, Fernand de Varennes, Asbjorn Eide, Guillaume Siemiensky.

The School Field: International Journal of Theory and Research in Education has another special issue on "Theorizing Citizenship Education", guest edited by Janez Justin and Mitja Sardoc (Volume X, Number 3/4, Autumn Winter 1999), with articles by David Kerr, Terry Haydn, Graham Haydon, Mitja Sardoc, Tom Cockburn, John Annette, Eva Gamarnikow and Anthony Green, Pamela Odih and David Knights, Zdenko Kodelja, Igor Z. Zagar.  More information can be found at the journal's website    http://www.schoolfield.com

The journal Social Studies has a symposium entitled "Forces Enhancing and Inhibiting Citizenship Education Around the World" (Vol. 90, No. 6, November 1999), guest edited by Theodore Kaltsounis.  The symposium includes three papers by Theodore Kaltsounis, Myung-Ha Eoh, Mei-Hui Lu and Jo-Lieh Hung, focusing on citizenship education in Albania, Korea, and Taiwan, respectively.

The December 1999 issue of the journal Canadian and International Education is special issue that comprises a "Collection of Essays in Multiculturalism" (Vol. 28, No. 2, Dec. 1999).  It includes articles by Pat Duffy Hutcheon, Romulo Magsino, Eric W. Stockden and Evelina Orteza y Miranda, J.E. Bellous, Rosa Bruno-Jofre, Samuel Mitchell, Robert Jackson, and Wilna A.J Meijer.

The Language Teacher has a special issue on world citizenship (Vol. 23, No. 2, 1999), with contributions by Kip A. Cates, Marilyn Higgins, Jeris E. Strain, Don Harrison.

The journal Sociologie et societes has a special issue on "Citizenship and Social Identity" (Vol. 31, No. 2, fall 1999), guest edited by J.-Yvon Theriault.  The issue includes articles by Dominique Schnapper; Christopher McAll; Gilles Bourque, Jules Duchastel et Eric Pineault;   Nicole Laurin; Marie-Blanche Tahon; Bjenk Ellefsen; Jacques Hamel and Maxime Wilkins; Francois Houle; Micheline Labelle and Daniel Salee; Enaksi Dua; Alain Dieckhoff; Francis Moreault.

There is a symposium entitled "A Roundtable on Constitutionalism, Constitutional Rights and Changing Civil Society" in the February 2000 issue of Cardozo Law Review (Vol. 21, No. 4). The symposium brings together articles by Justice Stephen Breyer, Frank I. Michelman, Shlomo Avineri, Charles Fried, Yash Ghai, Kenneth L. Karst, Upendra Baxi, Suzanne Last Stone, Michel Rosenfeld, Michael W. McConnell, Michel Troper, Kent Greenawalt, Cheryl Saunders.

The spring 2000 issue of International Migration Review has a symposium on "Beyond the Melting Pot" (Vol. 34, No. 1), guest edited by Richards Alba, with contributions by Alejandro Portes, Philip Kasinitz, Nancy Foner, Elijah Anderson, and Nathan Glazer.
 

5. INTERNET RESOURCES

COMIR -- Consortium of Minority Resources is an internet-based cooperative project that aims at promoting the free flow of information and dialogue in the field of ethnic relations, multicultural politics and minority rights.  The founding organizations of the Consortium include Balkan Academic News, Center for Documentation and Information on Minorities in Europe South East Europe (CEDIME-SE), Constitutional and Legal Policy Institute, Europan Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), European Roma Rights Centre, The Forum Institute, Human Rights Watch, International Helsinki Federation of Human Rights, LGI Managing Multiethnic Communities Project, MINELRES Project, and Minority Rights Group International.  COMIR's aim is to establish a clearing house of activities relevant to Europe (OSCE region) to support democratic governance of multiethnic and multinational societies.  Major initiatives include a Virtual Library, coordinated mailing lists, a search engine, a Minority Rights Practitioners Resource Pack etc.    http://www.osi.hu/lgi/comir/
 

The Council of Europe has a new web site on minorities.  This site provides information on the work of the Directorate General of Human Rights on the protection of national minorities.  The information in the site is organized in three categories: (1) The Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, (2) Intergovernmental Activities on minorities, (3) the Joint Programme of the European Commission and Council of Europe on National minorities.  The website is available at:
     http:www.humanrights.coe.int/minorities/index.htm

For those interested in Central Asia, there are two new websites that may be of interest: (1) The Central Asian Studies World Wide is a comprehensive reference resource.  It aims to provide a global perspective on Central Asia and to provide key point of access to resources in this field.  Sponsored by the Harvard Forum for Central Asian Studies, this reference resource involves a list of relevant dissertations, Central Asian experts directory, a search engine and other interesting links.   Visit:
     http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~casww/

 (2) The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) is a newly formed organization devoted to promoting communication and improvement of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences pertaining to the region from the Crimea and the Caucasus in the west of Mongolia and Tibet in the east. For general information, visit the CESS website:    http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~cess
 

6. RELATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS

A Dialogue on Democracy and Pluralism in South Asia, funded by the Ford Foundation, has been recently launched at the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.  This project focuses on questions regarding pluralism and democracy in South Asia.  How do demands of democracy and imperatives of a plural social order frame each other in the countries of South Asia?   How do these societies accommodate diverse ethnic demands, and what are the mechanisms by which they do this?  The purpose of the network is to begin a process of rethinking on citizenship, ethnic/cultural identity, communitarian mobilization and democracy, conflict and accommodation, with particular emphasis on South Asia.  For further information, contact the project directors Dr. Bishnu Mohapatra and Dr. Niraja Gopal Jayal, Centre for Political Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi 110067, India; e-mail: Bishnu_mohapatra@hotmail.com or jayal@ndb.vsnl.net.in

The Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS) is an  interdisciplinary research institute that embraces the disciplines of sociology, political science and political philosophy.  It is concerned with the study of social and cultural change and questions of integration.   InIIS is currently conducting a project on "Ethno-national Conflicts" under the direction of Ulrich Schneckener.  The project is concerned with models for the resolution of minority conflicts in Europe.  The study examines existing institutional arrangements for the recognition of difference that allows national minorities self-government, and evaluates the historical and contemporary experience of Eastern and Western Europe with these procedures.  Four models are examined: (1) protection of minorities within states, (2) bilateral arrangements, (3) concordance democracy, (4) territorial solutions.  For more information, contact Ulrich Schneckener, University of Bremen, Fachbereich 8 / InIIS, Postfach 33 04 40, 28334 Bremen; e-mail: ulrichsr@uni-bremen.de or visit the InIIS website:
     http://www.uni-bremen.de/~iniis/
 

Summer Schools

There are two summer schools which may be of interest to our readers:

The Universita degli Studi di Firenze in cooperation with the European Forum on Migration and Ethnic Relations (EUROFOR) is organizing a summer school on "Migration and New European Identities between Social Integration and Social Exclusion" in Castiglioncello and Cecina, Italy, July 12-22, 2000.  The organizers of the summer school are Jochen Blaschke (Institute of Comparative Social Research, Berlin, Germany) and Giovanna Campani (Universita degli Studi di Firenze, Florence, Italy).  For further information, e-mail emz@compuserve.com

The department of philosophy at the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, the Netherlands is organizing a summer school on social ontology on the theme "Social Ontology After the Common Mind", July 9-13, 2000.  The topics to be discussed include those dealt in Philip Pettit's The Common Mind and in subsequent work.  The themes include rules, norms, and intentions; individuality and sociality; the ontology and methodology of social explanation; and the ontology of moral and political philosophy.  Among the speakers are Philip Pettit (Australian National University and Columbia University), Pascal Engel (Paris-IV-Sorbonne), John Ferejohn (Stanford University), Margaret Gilbert (University of Connecticut), Raimo Tuomela (Academy of Finland), Helen Nissenbaum (Princeton University), Seumas Miller (Charles Sturt University, Australia), David Koepsell (SUNY at Buffalo), and others.  The summer school is open to PhD students and advanced scholars interested in social ontology.  For further information, visit:
     http://www.eur.nl/fw/Summerschool
 
 

7. INTERNATIONAL DOCTORAL PRIZE

In its meeting of May 1999, the Union of International Associations' Council decided to create an international doctoral prize for theses prepared on a subject concerning the life, operations or work of international non-governmental organizations (INGOs).  The competition is open to students of all nationalities.  For more information, visit:
     http://www.uia.org/prize/prizndx.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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