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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter
of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
    No.  18,  September 2000

 




Contents

1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. New Journals and Book Series
5. Internet Resources
6. Related Research Programs

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 eighteenth 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 below).

2. UPCOMING CONFERENCES

The Academy of European Law Trier is hosting a conference on "Lesser Used Languages and the Law", organized by Luc Doeve and Ide Ni Riagain, Trier, Germany on September 7-8, 2000.  The aim of this conference is to review the main international legal instruments that have been prepared to help accommodate linguistic and cultural diversity, to look at case studies of language legislation in operation, and to consider new measures to ensure linguistic rights in Europe.  For more information, e-mail abaginski@era.int or visit: http://www.era.int

A conference on "Integrating Immigrants and Minorities", organized by the Council of Europe, will take place in Namur, Belgium, September 7-9, 2000. The conference will bring together policy-makers and activists from 41 European countries to highlight new challenges in integrating immigrants and minorities.  The conference will launch two reports recently adopted
by the European Committee on Migration.  These reports are "Diversity and Cohesion: New Challenges for the Integration of Immigration and Minorities" and "Framework for Integration Policies".  The conference will include presentations and a round-table discussion, and workshops. For more information, visit:
        http://culture.coe.fr/infocentre/press/eng/2000/epress2000.09.04.html

An international conference on "Majority-Minority-Liberty" will be held in Brussels, September 11, 2000.  The conference will focus on the protection of linguistic and cultural diversity.  For more information, contact ifias@ifias.net, fax: 32-2-245-6297.

The final conference of the four-year Council of Europe "Education for Democratic Citizenship" project will be held in Strasbourg, September 14-16, 2000.  Citizenship education will be discussed in ten different workshops.  For further details, contact Giovanni Mangion, e-mail: giovanni.mangion@coe.int

A symposium on "Identity, Citizenship, and the European Union" will be held in Izmir, Turkey, September 19, 2000.  The symposium is organized by the Department of Comparative Politics (University of Bergen, Norway) in co-operation with the Aegean University (Izmir, Turkey) and International Migration and Ethnic Relations Research Unit - Centre for Social Research
(University of Bergen).  For more information, contact Hakan Gürcan Sicakkan, Department of Comparative Politics, Social Sciences Faculty, University of Bergen, Christiesgata 15, N-5007, Bergen, Norway; tel: (47) 55 58 97 53; fax: (47) 55-58 94 25; e-mail: hakan.sicakkan@isp.uib.no or visit:
        http://www.svf.uib.no/sefos/IMER or
        http://www.psikolog.org.tr/kongre/symposium.htm

The Quebec provincial government is organizing a major "Forum national sur la citoyenneté et l'intégration", hosted by the Ministère des Relations avec les Citoyens et de l'Immigration, will be held in Quebec City, September 21-22, 2000.  The  Forum will focus on Québecois citizenship and integration.  The conclusions reached in the forum will help develop guidelines for policy on citizenship and integration.  For more information, contact Opus 3, 417 Saint-Pierre, bureau 203, Montréal
(Québec) H2Y 2M4; tel: 514-395-1808; fax: (514) 395-1801; e-mail: info@opus3.com or visit:        http://www.mrci.gouv.qc.ca
 

The Fifth International Metropolis Conference on immigration and integration will be held in Vancouver, November 13-17, 2000.  For information on the Metropolis project and the upcoming Metropolis conference, visit:
        http://www.international.metropolis.net or
        http://www.canada.metropolis.net

There will be a conference on "Race, Ethnicity, and Migration: The United States in a Global Context", Minnesota, November 16-18, 2000.  The conference is organized by the Immigration and Ethnic History Society (IEHS) and the Seminar on Race, Ethnicity, and Migration (REM) at the University of Minnesota, and will bring together scholars who work on the United States and other parts of the world for comparative and interdisciplinary discussion on race, ethnicity, and migration.  For more information, send e-mail to rem@tc.umn.edu or visit the conference web site: http://www.umn.edu/ihrc/rem/Novconf.htm

The Amsterdam-based "Politeia" network is organizing a seminar on "Citizens Participation in Europe - Global Changes, National Challenges and the Role of Civic Education" to be held in the Netherlands, November 24-26, 2000.  For details, contact Anja Ostermann, Teichstrasse 3, D-58285 Gevelsberg, Germany; tel: 49-23324199; fax: 49-2332 75 70 56; e-mail
ostermann@apex-management.de or visit the Politeia web site: http://www.publiek-politiek.nl (in Dutch)  or
        http://www.publiek-politiek.nl/english/index.html (in English)
 

The annual conference of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy (ASPLP) will be on the topic of  self-determination, in San Francisco, on January 2-3, 2001 (in conjunction with the meetings of the American Association of Law Schools).  Speakers include Allen Buchanan, Wayne Norman, James Anaya. For information contact Allen Buchanan at
allen@u.arizona.edu
 

The major "World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance" (WCAR) will take place in South Africa, August 31-September 7, 2001.  A list-serve that provides regular information on the conference has been established.  For more information on the conference or to subscribe to the list-serve, send an e-mail to lwiseberg.hchr@unog.ch
 
 

3. 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. 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 Anderson (ed) Regional Integration and Democracy: Expanding on the European Experience (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999), $24.95.

Susan Babbitt and Sue Campbell (eds) Racism and Philosophy (Cornell UP, 1999), $17.95.

Les Back and John Solomos (eds) Theories of Race and Racism (Routledge 2000), $23.96.

Himani Bannerji, The Dark Side of the Nation (Canadian Scholars Press, 2000), $14.95.

Elazar Barkan, The Guilt of Nations: Restitution and Negotiating Historical Injustices (Norton, 2000), $23.96.

Sophie Body-Gendrot and Marco Martiniello (eds) Minorities in European Cities: The Dynamics of Social Integration and Social Exclusion at the Neighborhood Level (St Martin's Press, 2000), $65.00.

Harry Brighouse, School Choice and Social Justice (Oxford UP, 2000), $29.95.

Lea Brilmayer and Ian Shapiro (eds) Global Justice (New York University Press, 1999), $50.00.

Roy L. Brooks (ed) When Sorry Isn't Good Enough: The Controversy Over Apologies and Reparations for Human Injustice (New York University Press, 1999), $22.95.

Nils Butensch, Uri Davis, and Manuel Hassassian, Citizenship and the State in the Middle East: Approaches and Applications (Syracuse UP, 2000), $39.95

Raphael Cohen-Almagor (ed) Liberal Democracy and the Limits of Tolerance (Michigan University Press, 2000), $54.40.

Frederick Cooper, Thomas C. Holt, Rebecca J. Scott, Beyond Slavery: Explorations of Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Post-emancipation Societies (University of North Carolina Press 2000), $14.35.

John Dryzek, Deliberative Democracy and Beyond: Liberals, Critics, Contestations (Oxford UP, 2000), $29.95.

Ronald Dworkin, Sovereign Virtue: The Theory and Practice of Equality (Harvard UP, 2000), $28.00.

Tom Flanagan, First Nations? Second Thoughts (McGill-Queen's UP, 2000), $24.95.

Gerald Friesen, Citizens and Nation: An Essay on History, Communication, and Canada (University of Toronto Press, 2000), $21.95.

Louk Hagendoorn, Gyorgy Csepeli, Henk Dekker and R. Farnen (eds) European Nations and Nationalism: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives (Ashgate, 2000) $99.95

David Held, Anthony McGrew, David Goldblatt, Jonathan Perraton, Global Transformations: Politics, Economics and Culture (Stanford University Press, 1999), $23.96.

Kristin Henrard, Devising an Adequate System of Minority Protection: Individual Rights, Human Rights, and the Right to Self-determination (Martinus Nijhoff, 2000), $133.00.

Guntrum Herb and David Kaplan (eds) Nested Identities: Nationalism, Territory and Scale (Rowman & Littlefield 1999), $29.95.

John Horton and Susan Mendus (eds) Toleration, Identity and Difference (St. Martin's Press, 1999), $65.00.

Philip A. Klinkner and Rogers M. Smith, The Unsteady March: The Rise and Decline of Racial Equality in America (University of Chicago Press, 1999), $26.00.

Gurpreet Mahajan and D.L. Sheth (eds) Minority Identities and the Nation State (Oxford UP, 2000), $29.95.

Ram Mahalingam and Cameron McCarthy (eds) Multicultural Curriculum: New Directions for Social Theory, Practice and Policy (Falmer Press 2000), $22.99.

Ruth Rubio Marin, Immigration as a Democratic Challenge: Citizenship and Inclusion in Germany and the US (Cambridge University Press, 2000), $21.95.

Daphne Masliah-Romy, L'Anglais et les cultures: analyse sociolinguistique des situations plurilingues et multiculturelles au Canada, en Australie et aux Etats-Unis (Presses Universitaires du Septentrion, 2000).

David Miller, Citizenship and National Identity (Polity Press, 2000), $27.95.

Nenad Miscevic (ed) Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict: Philosophical Perspectives (Open Court, 2000), $31.96.

Jan Nederveen Pieterse (ed) Global Futures: Shaping Globalization (Zed Books, 2000), $25.00.

Daniel Nettle and Suzanne Romaine, Vanishing Voices: The Extinction of the World's Languages (Oxford UP, 2000), $22.00.

Melissa Nobles, Shades of Citizenship: Race and the Census in Modern Politics (Stanford UP 2000), $15.25.

Martha Nussbaum, Sex and Social Justice (Oxford UP, 2000), $16.95.

Vladimir Ortakovski, Minorities in the Balkans (Transnational Publishers 2000).

Saskia Sassen, Guests and Aliens (New Press, 2000), $15.25.

David Schlosberg, Environmental Justice and the New Pluralism: The Challenge of Difference for Environmentalism (Oxford UP, 1999), $45.00.

George Schopflin, Nation, Identity, Power (New York UP, 2000), $38.00.

Leon Sheleff, The Future of Tradition: Customary Law, Common Law and Legal Pluralism (Frank Cass, 2000), $64.50.

Neil Smelser and Jeffrey Alexander (eds) Diversity and its Discontents (Princeton UP, 1999), $17.95.

Anthony Smith, The Nation in History: Historiographical Debates about Ethnicity and Nationalism (Brandeis UP, 2000), $14.95.

Joseph Wayne Smith, Graham Lyons, Evonne Moore, Global Meltdown: Immigration, Multiculturalism and National Breakdown in the New World Disorder (Greenwood 1998), $59.95.

Jack Snyder, From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist Conflict (Norton, 2000), $15.30.

Jeff Spinner-Halev, Surviving Diversity: Religion and Democratic Citizenship (John Hopkins University Press, 2000), $36.50.

Zdenek Suda and Jiri Musil (eds) The Meaning of Liberalism: East and West (Central European University Press, 2000), $22.95.

Suwanda Sugunasiri, How to Kick Multiculturalism in its Teeth (Village Publishing House, 1999), $17.95.

Jessica Ter Wal and M. Verkuyten (eds) Comparative Perspectives on Racism (Ashgate, 2000), $74.95.

Max van der Stoel, Peace and Stability through Human and Minority Rights (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1999).

George White, Nationalism and Territory: Constructing Group Identity in Southestern Europe (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), $29.00.

Sue Wright, Community and Communication: The Role of Language in Nation State Building and European Integration (Multilingual Matters, 2000), $50.00.

Nira Yuval-Davis and P. Werbner (eds) Women, Citizenship, and Difference (Post-colonial Encounters) (Zed Books, 1999), $22.50.

Published Symposia and Special Issues

The Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies has a symposium on "The State of Citizenship" (Spring 2000, Vol. 7, No. 2) with a lead paper by Linda Bosniak on "Citizenship Denationalized", and responses by Aristide R. Zolberg, Kim Rubenstein and Daniel Adler, David Thelen, Heinz Klug, Saskia Sassen, Susan B. Coutin, and Kenneth L. Karst.

A recent issue of Citizenship Studies focuses on globalization and its implications for citizenship (Vol. 4, No. 1, February 2000), with articles by Richard Falk, Fred Halliday, Björn Hettne, Elizabeth Jelin, Lisa Hill, Bryan Turner

SAIS Review: A Journal of International Affairs, published by the School of Advanced Studies, Johns Hopkins University, has a symposium on "Migration" (Winter-Spring, 2000), with articles by Douglas Klusmeyer, Eva Ostergaard-Nielsen,  Veit-Michael Bader, Arthur Helton, Elizabeth Wishnick.

The September 2000 issue of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy is on Indigenous Rights (Vol. 78/3), with articles by Robert Goodin, Janna Thompson, Robert Sparrow, Duncan Ivison, Juha Raikka, Avery Kolers, Roy Perrett.

A recent issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language is on "Languages of Former Colonial Powers and Former Colonies -- The Case of Puerto Rico" (2000, No. 142).  This volume includes articles by Jorge Velez, Sharon Clampitt-Dunlap, Amparo Morales, C. William Schweers Jr. and Madelaine Hudders, Joan M. Fayer, Alicia Pousada, Miriam Eisentein Ebsworth and Timothy Ebsworth, Jose Solis Jordan, and Luisa Maffi.
 

4. NEW JOURNALS AND BOOK SERIES:

Race, Ethnicity and Education is a refereed interdisciplinary journal edited by David Gillborn, University of London, UK.  It publishes research on the dynamics of race, racism, and ethnicity in education policy, theory and practice.  The journal welcomes manuscripts that address the interconnections between race, ethnicity and multiple forms of oppression including class, gender, sexuality and disability.  For further information, contact David Gillborn, Race, Ethnicity and Education,
Institute of Education, University of London, 55-59 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0NT, UK or visit:
        http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals

Philosophy and Geography is a semi-annual refereed journal that aims to publish philosophical work on the environment.  It is edited by Andrew Light, Philosophy and Environmental Studies, SUNY at Binghamton and Jonathan Smith, Geography, Texas A&M University.  The journal welcomes contributions on environmental philosophy, cultural geography, as well as theoretical analyses of practical applications of environmental, urban, and regional policies, and concrete proposals for grounding our spatial policy apparatus in normative grounds.  For more information on the journal and manuscript submission guidelines, contact Andrew Light, Co-Editor, Philosophy and Geography, Department of Philosophy, SUNY Binghamton, P.O. Box 6000, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000, USA; e-mail: alight@binghamton.edu or visit:
        http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals

The European Centre for Minority Issues has a new electronic journal, the ECMI Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE) (general editors: Marc Weller and François Grin).  The journal seeks to make available innovative scholarship, case studies, reports and materials concerning majority-minority relations in Europe.  The journal emphasizes
research on ethnopolitical tensions and new approaches to the management of conflict that may result.  The editors welcome contributions, which will be refereed by an editorial panel drawn from the ECMI academic staff and the international ECMI advisory board.  Send contributions to the Managing Editor, Wes McKinney, e-mail: mckinney@ecmi.de.  Information on
the journal and guidelines for contributors can be found at the journal's web page:
        http://www.ecmi.de/publications/jemie/

There will be a new international book series on "Nations, States and Identities in Post-Soviet Eurasia and Eastern Europe", edited by David Marples (University of Alberta) and Bhavna Davé (School of Oriental and African Studies, UK).  The series will explore the political, socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural issues in the Post-Soviet Eurasia and Eastern Europe.  The editors are seeking work that contributes to the theoretical literature relevant to the theme of the series, which also makes empirical contribution.  To submit or discuss proposals, contact the editors: Professor David Marples, Department of History and Classics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4; e-mail: David.Marples@ualberta.ca and Dr. Bhavna Davé, Department of Political Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, UK; e-mail: bd4@soas.ac.uk
 

5. INTERNET RESOURCES

We announced in the 17th issue of the newsletter the conference on "Evaluating Policy Measures for Minority Languages in Europe", organized by ECMI, which took place in Flensburg, June 22-25, 2000.  The conference resulted in the adoption of the Flensburg Recommendations on the Implementation of Policy Measures for Regional or Minority Languages, which are posted on the ECMI website.  To download the Recommendations and for further information on ECMI, visit:
        http://www.ecmi.de

Those interested in linguistic diversity might find the "Eurolang" web site of interest.  The web site provides news on linguistic diversity and on regional and minority languages in Europe.  Visit: http://www.eurolang.net

The Legal Scholarship Network has launched a new Journal of Abstracts on Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Law and Policy, edited by Professor Gabriel J. Chin (University of Cincinnati College of Law).  This new journal accepts abstracts of all working papers whose topics suit the coverage of the journal and are part of the worldwide scholarly discourse. To submit abstracts of working papers or to subscribe visit: http://www.ssrn.com. To request instructions on submitting abstracts, e-mail: Submit@SSRN.Com or contact the editor, e-mail: G_Chin@ssrn.com

"The Social Cohesion Nexus", launched by the Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN) in July 2000, provides a source for the latest updates of research on current aspects of social cohesion and news about research events.  Each issue of the Social Cohesion Nexus, published electronically once every three weeks, will bring a range of information on social cohesion in Canada and abroad, including short summaries of key studies, news about major conferences, and information about journals.  To subscribe to the Social Cohesion Nexus list serve, visit: http://www.cprn.org/cprn-nx.html

"Polylog" is an interdisciplinary scholarly forum for philosophical dialogue across cultures, with a biannual text section and a constantly updated service section.  Polylog focuses on examples and methods of intercultural philosophy as well as methodological reflection on comparative philosophy, problems of inter- and multi-cultural phenomena, inter-religious questions, and philosophical work that considers its own cultural context.  Visit: http://www.polylog.org

6. RELATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS

The Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies program at the University of Toronto promotes interdisciplinary research on ethnic diversity and interethnic group relations in Canadian society in a comparative context and offers a collaborative program that allows students to work towards an interdisciplinary specialization at the Master's as well as Doctoral level.  Participating departments and faculties include Anthropology, Geography, History, Industrial Relations, Political Science, Sociology, and others.  For more information on this collaborative program, contact the Program Administrator Elizabeth Thompson, Robert F. Harney Professorship and Program in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies, c/o Sociology Department, University of Toronto, 725 Spadina Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5S 2J4; e-mail: ethplur@chass.utoronto.ca or visit the Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies web site: http://www.utoronto.ca/ethnicstudies/

The Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance in Queensland, Australia has started a major research program on  "Citizenship and Governance in a Changing Global Order", under the direction of Charles Sampford.  In addition, the centre pursues a program on "Indigenous People and the Governance of Society", directed by Prof. Ciaran O'Faircheallaigh. This program considers the ways in which indigenous peoples have governed, and continue to govern, their communities and reflects on the underlying foundational values and concepts of community.  In so doing, it asks what insights these values might offer for western governance, and offers indigenous lawyers the opportunity to consider what elements of western notions of governance might be useful for the development of indigenous governance.  For more information, contact Barbara Johnstone, Manager, The Key Centre for Ethics, Law, Justice and Governance, Humanities Building, Griffith University, Nathan Campus QLD 4111, Australia; fax: (61) 7 38756634, e-mail: B.Johnstone@mailbox.gu.edu.au or visit the Centre's web site:
        http://www.gu.edu.au/centre/kceljag/home.html

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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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