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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural
of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 20, March 2001
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. New Journals and Call for Papers
5. Internet Resources
6. Related Research Programs
7. 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
twentieth issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone working in
the field, whether in academia, public service, or various
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2. UPCOMING CONFERENCES
The International Scientific Conference
Minorities for Europe of Tomorrow
(ISCOMET) held their 3rd International Conference in Bled, Slovenia on
February 23-25, 2001. The conference, held under the auspices of the
Secretary General of the Council of Europe, was on "Democracy, Human
Rights and the Protection of Persons Belonging to Ethnic and Religious
Minorities in South-Eastern Europe". For information contact ISCOMET,
Krekova 2, SI-2000 Maribor; e-mail: ISCOMET@siol.net or
The Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public
Policy will be holding a
workshop on Language Rights at Queen's University, Kingston on March
30-31, 2001, organized by Will Kymlicka and Idil Boran. The workshop will
bring together political theorists and social scientists to discuss the
challenges of linguistic diversity for normative political theory.
Participants include Stephen May, John Edwards, David Laitin, Pierre
Coulombe, Jacob Levy, Alan Patten, Denise Reaume, Ruth Rubio Marin,
Francois Grin. For more information, contact Idil Boran, Philosophy Dept.,
Queen's University, Kingston, Canada, K7L 3N6; fax: 613-533-6545; e-mail:
The Lipman-Miliband Trust for Socialist
Education and Research is
sponsoring a conference on "Nationalism and the Left" to be held at The
University of Leeds (U.K.) on April 20-21, 2001. For programme and other
information contact John Schwarzmantel, POLIS, The University of Leeds,
Leeds LS2 9JT; tel: (0113) 233 4396, e-mail: email@example.com
or Susannah Lane, tel: (0113) 230 2821, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Law and Philosophy at Columbia
University will be holding a
conference on April 28-29, 2001, to discuss some of the issues arising
from the contemporary debate about multiculturalism among political
philosophers. Attendance is by invitation only and the topic of
discussion will be a selection of papers to be included in the upcoming
volume Multiculturalism Revisited. For more information contact Jeremy
Waldron, Columbia University Law School, Jerome L. Greene Hall, 435 West
116th Street, New York, NY 10027; e-mail: email@example.com
There will be a seminar on "Tolerance,
Respect and Human Rights" focusing
on racism and discrimination in post totalitarian countries in Europe and
South Africa. The seminar will be held in Prague on May 27-21, 2001. The
seminar themes include prejudice and racism, forms of discrimination,
human rights and minorities, multicultural and antiracist education. The
working languages of the seminar will be Czech and English. For further
information, contact Laura Laubeova, Globea, Kettnerova 2052, 155 00 Praha
5, Czech Republic; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit:
The 33rd EUROFOR Conference will take place
in Maratea (Potenza)
Basilicata, Italy from May 24-27, 2001. The conference theme is "The
Integration of Refugees into the European Union". For more information on
the conference e-mail email@example.com or visit the website:
The Institute for Research and Education
on Negotiation in Europe (IRENE)
will be organising the 14th annual conference of the International
Association for Conflict Management (IACM), June 24-27, 2001. The
conference will be held at the ESSEC Business School Campus, Cergy (near
Paris), France and will be on the theme "Towards a Dialogue Between
Conflict Theories and Practices Across Paradigms and Cultures". For
conference information and programme e-mail: IACM@mail.olin.wustl.edu or
firstname.lastname@example.org or see the IACM web page http://www.iacm-conflict.org
The Instituto de Historia Social Valentin
de Foronda of the Basque Country
University in Spain is organising its 7th symposium under on the theme
"Citizenship, Nation and Nations in Contemporary Spain", to be held in
Vitoria, on July 4-6, 2001. The symposium will focus on the relationship
between autonomy and independence, diverse national identities in Spain
and their historical development. For more information, contact Jose M.
Portillo, e-mail: email@example.com
There will be a workshop on "Historical
Justice" at the Einstein Forum in
Berlin-Potsdam, on July 13-14, 2001. The workshop is organized by Lukas
Meyer and Chaim Gans. For more information, contact Lukas Meyer,
Universitaet Bremen, Fb 8, InIIS, Linzerstr. 4, D 28359 Bremen; tel:
49-421-218 7598; fax: 49-421-218 7248; e-mail:
There will be a conference on "Rethinking
Citizenship in the Canadian
Federation", held in honour of the work of Alan Cairns, at the University
of British Columbia, Vancouver on October 11-13, 2001. Conference themes
include federalism, Aboriginal rights, the Charter of Rights,
multiculturalism and social cohesion. The deadline for paper proposals is
April 30th. For more information, contact Philip Resnick, Dept. of
Political Science, UBC, 1866 Main Mall C472, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1;
The 21st-Century Trust is organizing a
conference on "Human Rights as
Collective Rights: Benefits and Pitfalls", at Madingley Hall, Cambridge
UK, from 28 October to 4 November 2001. The conference is being led by
author and columnist Neal Ascherson. Like all Trust conferences, the aim
is to bring together younger people (under 40) from a wide range of
countries and professional backgrounds to exchange ideas on important
contemporary issues. For more information about the conference, or the
Trust, contact John Lotherington, 21st Century Trust, 25 Museum Street,
London WC1A 1JT UK; tel: 44-2073232099; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or
visit the Trust's website at: http://www.21stCenturyTrust.org
The Canadian Ethnic Studies' Sixteenth
Biennial Conference will be on
"Ethnicizing the Nation" and will take place in Halifax, November 2-4,
2001. For more information, contact Multicultural History Society of
Ontario, e-mail: email@example.com
An international conference on national
identities and national movements in
European history will be held on Friday 15 and Saturday 16 March 2002 in Ghent and Leuven (Belgium).
Three themes will be addressed by the following key-note speakers:
"Nation formation and national identity" (Montserrat Guibernau, Michael Hechter, Jan Penrose),
"National identities in pre-modern and modern times" (Rees Davies; Joep Leerssen; Piet Leupen);
"Elite agitation and mass support in nationalist movements" (Ulf Hedetoft; Miroslav Hroch; Brendan O Leary).
The conference is only open to invited speakers. The conference language is English. For more information,
check the website at: http://onyx.arts.kuleuven.ac.be/nationalism/
Maarten Van Ginderachter,
Vakgroep Nieuwste Geschiedenis,
Tel: +/32/9/264 40 05
Fax: +/32/9/264 41 89
3. RECENT PUBLICATIONS:
To keep our listing manageable, we are
listing only books and journal
symposia, not individual journal articles. All prices in U.S. dollars,
unless otherwise noted.
Madeleine Arnot and Jo-Anne Dillabough
(eds), Challenging Democracy:
International Perspectives on Gender, Education and Citizenship (Falmer,
Stephen Barbour and Cathie Carmichael (eds)
Language and Nationalism in
Europe (Oxford University Press, 2001) $70.00.
Brian Barry, Culture and Equality: An Egalitarian
Multiculturalism (Harvard UP, 2001) $35.00.
Peter Dennis Bathory and Nancy L. Schwartz
(eds) Friends and Citizens:
Essays in Honor of Wilson Carey McWilliams (Rowman and Littlefield, 2000)
Otto Bauer, The Question of Nationalities
and Social Democracy [Volume
editor: Ephraim Nimni; translated by Joseph O'Donnell] (University of
Minnesota Press, 2000) $60.00. [This is the first full English translation
of Bauer's classic text].
David Bell and Jon Binnie, The Sexual Citizen:
Queer Politics and Beyond
(Polity Press, 2000) $24.95.
Michael Bommes and Andrew Geddes (eds)
Immigration and Welfare:
Challenging the Borders of the Welfare State (Routledge, 2001) $100.00.
David Brown, Contemporary Nationalism:
Civic, Ethnocultural and
Multicultural Politics (Routledge, 2000) $27.99.
Simon Caney and Peter Jones (eds), Human
Rights and Global Diversity
(Frank Cass Publishers, 2001) $24.50.
Stephen Castles and Alastair Davidson (eds)
Citizenship and Migration:
Globalization and the Politics of Belonging, (Routledge, 2000), $22.99.
Youssef Choueiri, Arab Nationalism: A History (Blackwell, 2001) $26.95.
Grant H. Cornwell and Eve Walsch Stoddard
(eds) Global Multiculturalism:
Comparative Perspectives on Ethnicity, Race, and Nation (Rowman and
Littlefield, 2000) $29.95.
Jane Cowan (ed) Macedonia: the Politics
of Identity and Difference (Pluto
Press, 2000) $15.96.
Micheal Cox, John Ikenberry and Takashi
Inoguchi (eds) American Democracy
Promotion: Impulses, Strategies, and Impacts (Oxford University Press,
Colin Crouch, Klaus Eder, and Damian Tambini
(eds) Citizenship, Markets
and the State, (Oxford University Press, 2000) $70.00.
Monique Deveaux, Cultural Pluralism and
Dilemmas of Justice (Cornell UP,
Margit Feischmidt (ed) Bibliography on
Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe
(MMCP Publications, Budapest, 2001) (order by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Joel Fetzer, Public Attitudes Toward Immigration
in the United States,
France, and Germany (Cambridge University Press, 2000) $19.95.
Nancy Foner, Ruben Rumbaut, and Steven
J. Gold (eds) Immigration Research
for a New Century: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Russell Sage
Foundation, 2000) $49.95.
Elizabeth Frazer, The Problems of Communitarian
Politics: Unity and
Conflict (Oxford University Press, 1999) $24.95.
Jane Freedman and Carrie Tarr (eds) Women,
Immigration and Identities in
France (Berg, 2001) $19.50.
Yash Ghai (ed) Autonomy and Ethnicity:
Negotiating Competing Claims in
Multi-Ethnic States (Cambridge University Press, 2001) $64.95.
Tedd Gurr, Peoples versus States: Minorities
at Risk in the New Century
(United States Institute of Peace, 2000) $29.95.
A. Hagendoorn, G. Csepeli, H. Dekker (eds)
European Nations and
Nationalism: Theoretical and Historical Perspectives (Ashgate 2000)
Randall Hansen, Citizenship and Immigration
in Post-War Britain: The
Institutional Origins of a Multicultural Nation (Oxford University Press,
Dieter Haselbach (ed) Multiculturalism
in a World of Leaking Boundaries
(Lit Verlag 1999), $32.95.
Wayne Hudson and John Kane (eds) Rethinking
(Cambridge University Press, 2000) $24.95.
Aleksandar Jokic (ed) War Crimes and Collective
Wrongdoing: a Reader
(Blackwell, 2001) $24.95.
Suad Joseph (ed) Gender and Citizenship
in the Middle East (Syracuse
University Press, 2000) $29.95.
Gregory Jusdanis, The Necessary Nation (Princeton UP, 2001) $15.96.
Will Kymlicka, Politics in the Vernacular:
and Citizenship (Oxford University Press, 2001) $18.95.
Gisele Legault (ed) L'intervention interculturelle
(Gaeten Morin Editeur),
Jocelyn Maclure, Recits identitaires. Le
Quebec a L'epreuve du pluralisme
(Quebec-Amerique, 2000) Cdn $21.00.
Andrew Mason, Community, Solidarity and
Belonging: Levels of Community and
their Normative Significance (Cambridge University Press, 2000) $21.95.
Marie McAndrew & France Gagnon (ed)
Relations ethniques et education dans
les societes divisees (Quebec, Irelande du Nord, Catalogne et Belgique)
Maurizio Passerin D'Entreves and Ursula
Vogel (eds) Public and Private:
Legal, Political and Philosophical Perspectives (Routledge, 2001) $22.99.
Vincent P. Pecora (ed) Nations and Identities:
(Blackwell, 2001) $29.95.
Shane Phelan, Sexual Strangers: Gays, Lesbians,
and Dilemmas of
Citizenship (Temple University Press, 2001) $15.16.
Robert Putnam, Bowling Alone: The Collapse
and Revival of American
Community (Simon & Schuster, 2000) $20.80.
Michael Saward (ed) Democratic Innovation:
and Association (Routledge, 2001) $90.00.
David Selbourne, The principle of Duty:
An Essay on the Foundations of the
Civic Order (University of Notre Dame Press, 2000) $18.00.
Christopher Shannon, A World Made Safe
for Differences (Rowman and
Littlefield, 2000) $29.95.
Ida Susser and Thomas C. Patterson (eds)
Cultural Diversity in the United
States: A Critical Reader (Blackwell, 2000) $34.95.
Ruti G. Teitel, Transitional Justice (Oxford
University Press, 2000)
John Tomasi, Liberalism Beyond Justice:
Citizens, Society, and the
Boundaries of Political Theory (Princeton UP, 2001) $12.76.
Luan-Vu N. Tran, Human Rights and Federalism:
A Comparative Study on
Freedom, Democracy and Cultural Diversity (Kluwer Law International, 2000)
Jorge M. Valadez, Deliberative Democracy,
Political Legitimacy, and Self
Determination in Multicultural Societies Westview Press, 2000) $40.00.
Katie Willis and Brenda Yeoh (eds) Gender
and Migration (Edward Edgar,
Journal Symposia and Special Issues
The journal The School Field has a special
double issue addressing the
debate over the nature and goals of citizenship education (Volume 11,
#1/2, Spring/Summer 2000). The contributors include Alisdair Ross, Joel
Westheimer and Joseph Kahne, Tope Omoniyi, Helen Walkington and Chris
Wilkins, Dieter Lenzen, Cathie Holden, and Paul Naylor and Helen Cowie.
The issue also includes an interview with Kenneth A. Strike. This edition
of The School Field is the third in a series from that journal on the subject
of citizenship education, the most recent being the double issue Vol. X,
number 3/4, Autumn/Winter 1999. More information can be found at the
journal's website: http://www.theschoolfield.com
The journal Patterns of Prejudice has a
special issue on "New perspectives
on Multiculturalism and Citizenship" (vol. 35, no. 1, January 2001). The
edition is guest edited by John Solomos and Liza Schuster. Contributors
include Clive Harris, Adrian Favell, Marco Martiniello, Gaia Danese, and
Stephen Castles. More information can be found at the website:
The Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence
published a special issue on
"Secession" (Vol. 13, no. 2, July 2000), guest edited by Michael Milde.
The contributors include Sujit Chouldhry and Robert Howse, Nathalie Des
Rosiers, Chaim Gans, Will Kymlicka, Margaret Moore, Daniel M. Weinstock.
4. NEW JOURNAL AND CALL FOR PAPERS
The Global Review of Ethnopolitics is a
new peer-reviewed on-line journal
edited by Stefan Wolff (University of Bath), Karl Cordell (University of
Plymouth), and Maya Chadda (William Paterson University). The major focus
will be the analysis, management, settlement, and prevention of ethnic
conflicts, on minority rights, group identity, the intersection of
identity group formations and politics, on minority and majority
nationalisms in the context of democratisation, and on the security and
stability of states and regions as they are affected by any of the above
issues. The journal is to be launched in September 2001. The submission
of original papers (6000-8000 words), research notes (2000-4000 words) and
book reviews (800-1000 words) are invited. E-mail papers with a 100-200
word abstract as attachments in MS word to Stefan Wolff, e-mail:
There will a special issue on "Racism and
Refugee Policy" in Refuge, guest
edited by Dr. Rudhramoorthy Cheran. The publication of this issue will
coincide with the UN World Conference Against Racism, to be held in South
Africa in September 2001. Refuge invites contributions for the special
issue. The themes include comparative international perspectives on
racism and refugee policy, the intersection of racism and sexism and NGO
experience in reducing racism in refugee policy. Also are welcome related
country specific articles. The deadline for submissions is June 15, 2001.
For more information, and for guidelines for contributors, contact R.
Cheran, Research Associate, Centre for Refugee Studies, York Lanes, Suite
322, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario M3J 1P3;
e-mail: email@example.com or Sharryn J. Aiken, Editor-in-Chief, Centre for
Refugee Studies; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
5. INTERNET RESOURCES
The Globalisation and Democracy site is
the web page of the Globalisation
and Social Exclusion Unit (GSEU) at the University of Liverpool, directed
by Ronaldo Munck. The web page includes information on projects and
publications of GSEU and links to various globalisation-related sites.
The European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano is
in the process of developing an
extensive electronic resource, "Minority Rights Information System"
(MIRIS). The resource will include legal texts on minorities,
international treaties (Council of Europe, OSCE, UN, etc.) and national
legislation and case-law. This is the first time a database will include
all European countries and related topics focusing on the legal status of
minorities. The information system will be in development during the next
three years. For information contact GŁnther Rautz, e-mail:
GŁnther.Rautz@eurac.edu or Eva Maria Haberland, e-mail:
6. RELATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS
An international working group, working
under the sponsorship of the
Liberal Institute of the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Germany), has
developed a document on "The Rights of Minorities: A Declaration of
Liberal Democratic Principles Concerning Ethnocultural and National
Minorities and Indigenous Peoples". The Declaration, which was developed
between 1998 and 2000, was debated, amended and adopted at the Second
Minorities Conference of the Naumann Foundation in Berlin in September
2000, which brought together representatives of 38 minorities from 26
countries. The Declaration is posted in English on the Foundation's
website at: http://www.fnst.org/aktuell/rights.phtml The Declaration has
also been published in a quadrilingual leaflet (English, Spanish, German
and Russian), and is available electronically in these languages plus
Ukrainian, Turkish, Bulgarian, with forthcoming translations into French
and Croatian. For more information, or to order printed or electronic
copies of the Declaration, please contact the Liberal Institute, Freidrich
Naumann Stiftung, Postfach 90 01 64, D-14437 Potsdam, Germany. E-mail:
"Culture of Cities" is an interdisciplinary
project examining the urban
experience in four major cities: Montreal, Dublin, Toronto, Berlin. The
project director is Alan Blum (York University). The research project
raises the question: is there a shared experience of city life, or are
cities distinct by virtue of the geographic, economic, cultural and social
forces which have moulded them? For more information, contact The Culture
of Cities Project, 440 Bloor Street West, 2nd floor, Toronto, Ontario,
Canada, fax: 416-323-1491; e-mail: email@example.com or visit the website:
An extensive research project on "European
Citizenship and the Social and
Political Integration of the European Union" is headed by Richard Bellamy
at Reading. The project aims to assess the extent to which European
citizenship should and does promote the identification of Europeans with
the institutions of the EU. Three broad approaches are investigated: the
civic nationalist; the cosmopolitan globalist, and a mixed model. For more
information, check the website, which contains detailed information about
the objectives, content and methodology of the project:
We have already mentioned in a previous
issue (#14) the three year
Intercommunal Coexistence Initiative at the International Centre for
Ethics, Justice and Public Life at Brandeis University. Eight members of
the Brandeis faculty have issued research reports on the theory and
practice of Intercommunal Coexistence. The reports will be available on
the web at: http://www.brandeis.edu/ethics/coexistence
7. RELATED SUMMER SCHOOLS
A summer school on "The Minority Course
2001 for Young Europeans Active in
NGOs" will be held between July 22 and August 11, 2001 at Hojskolen
Ostersoen in Denmark. The summer school is organized by Hojskolen
OstersÝen, a Folk High School located in the Danish-German border region
with Danish, German and Frisian minorities. Young Europeans between the
ages of 18 and 25, either active in an NGO or interested in minority and
European issues, are invited. The aim of the course is to make a
catalogue of European ideas and impressions, which is to be distributed to
European NGOs after the course. The deadline for submissions is March 12
for East and Central European applicants and April 9 for West European
applicants. For more information, contact Jasper Nielsen, Project
Coordinator, Minority Course, Hoskolen Ostersoen, Flensborgvej 48, DK-6200
Aabenraa; telephone: +45 74 62 47 00; fax: +45 74 62 47 01; e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the project's website:
The International Institute for the Sociology
of Law (IISL) is holding its
annual summer course between July 9 and 13, 2001, coordinated by Drs.
Manuel Calvo and William Felstiner. The subject of the course is
"Cultural Identities and Human Rights" and will be held at the
International Institute for the Sociology of Law at Onati, Spain. For
more information contact Malen Gordoa Mendizabal, IISL (Meetings), Apdo.
28, 20560 ONATI, Gipuzkoa - Spain, Fax: (34) 943 783 147 / 943 718 000,
The Summer Courses of the University of
the Basque Country, with the
Support of the Urrutia Elejalde and Betiko/Ibarra Oriol Foundations, are
organizing the fourth annual Summer School on Economy and Philosophy to be
held in the city of San Sebastian between July 31 and August 4, 2001.
The summer school will focus on the importance of community dimension in
the construction of social cohesion and the achievement of economic
efficiency. The course is directed to graduates, doctors, researchers
working on the foundations of economic analysis and political philosophy.
For information contact Juan Urrutia Elejalde, Mendiola 42, 48220 Abadino,
Bizkaia, Spain, telephone: 34.94.620.31.32, fax: 34.94.601.51.40, e-mail:
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Fernando Vallespin,
e-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
A summer course in International Minority
Rights Law in Ireland will be
held at the Irish Centre for Human rights, National University of Ireland,
Galway, Ireland, between June 23 and 30, 2001. For information contact
Prof. Joshua Castellino, Irish Centre for Human Rights, National
University of Ireland, Galway, Republic of Ireland; Tel: +353 91 512 193;
Fax: +353 91 750 575; e-mail: email@example.com. More
information, application forms, and a preliminary programme are available
at the website: http://www.nuigalway.ie/human_rights
ANNOUNCEMENTS: If you would like
to announce a new research project,
publication, call for papers, or upcoming conference in a future issue of
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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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