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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 23, January 2002
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Internet Resources
5. Related Research Programs
6. 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
twenty-third 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 Centre for Research in French Canadian Culture (CRCCF) at the
University of Ottawa will host a conference called "Linguistic Governance:
Canada in Perspective." The goal of the conference is to bring together
recent research on language policy in Canada, its relationship to
multiculturalism, and to compare this with the European experience. The
conference will take place March 14-16 2002 at the University of Ottawa.
To view the programme, or for other information on attending the
conference, contact CRCCF, University of Ottawa, Pavilion Lamoureux,
bureau 274 145, rue Jean-Jacques-Lussier, C.P. 450, succ. A, Ottawa,
Ontario K1N 6N5; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
The Women's Studies program at Washington University in St. Louis
(Missouri) is organizing a conference on "Women and Citizenship" on 12-13
April 2002. Speakers include Iris Marion Young, Alison Jaggar, Martha
Nussbaum, Susan Moller Okin and Joan Tronto. For more information, contact
Kathy McCabe at email@example.com, or visit the Women's Studies
website at: http://ascc.artsci.wustl.edu/~women/ and click on "Women and
The African American Studies Department at Boston University is sponsoring
an international conference entitled "Blacks and Asians: Encounters
Through Time and Space" on 12-14 April 2002 The conference will explore
the global relations between people of African and Asian decent. For more
information, contact Chritine Loken-Kim, Program Administrator, African
American Studies program, 138 Mountfort St., Brookline, MA 02446; tel.:
617 358 1421; fax: 617 353 0455; email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Canadian Society for the Study of Practical Ethics (CSSPE) is
accepting papers for its annual meeting, at the University of Toronto, on
26-28 May 2002. The theme of this year's meeting is "Boundaries:
Geography, Genres Gender." In addition, the CSSPE is co-hosting two joint
sessions with the Canadian Philosophical Association. The first session is
on the topic of Aboriginal Rights/Philosophy, the second on the ethics of
international humanitarian intervention. Student submissions are
encouraged. For details, contact Don MacNiven, York University, email:
email@example.com; tel.: (416) 763 5128. Or check the CSSPE website
The Centro per l'Europa centro orientale e balcanica, in association
the Association for the Study of Nationalities, is organizing a special
convention on "Nationalism, Identity and Regional Cooperation:
Compatibilities and Incompatibilities" at the Forli campus of the
University of Bolonga (Italy) on 4-9 June 2002. It will be the biggest
international scholarly convention on the European continent for experts
on nationalism, identity and regional cooperation in Central Eastern
Europe, the Balkans and the former Soviet Union. For more information,
check out the conference website at: www.eurobalk.net, or contact the
organizers by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
A conference called "A Dialogue among Civilizations: Democracy and East
Asian Traditions" will be held in Seoul, South Korea, on 11-13 June 2002.
The conference is organized by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO,
and is intended to enrich the idea of democracy through both an
inter-cultural dialogue and a debate between liberal and communitarian
theories of democracy. For further details, contact the secretary-general
of the Commission, Yersu Kim, by email: email@example.com or fax:
There will be an international conference on "Ethnicity and Nationalism
Divided Societies: Conflict and Accommodation" in Tel Aviv and Haifa,
Israel on 10-12 June 2002. The conference is co-organized by Sammy Smooha
and Mottie Tamarkin, and speakers will include Rogers Brubaker, Donald
Horowitz and George Schopflin. The main focus of the conference will be on
former Communist countries and the Middle East. For more information
contact the organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org or
The Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington
organizing a conference on "Diversity and Citizenship in Multicultural
Nation States", to be held at the Rockefeller Foundation's Study and
Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy on 17-21 June 2002. The conference
will include social scientists and educational researchers from 11
countries, to explore how different countries deal with issues of unity
and diversity in their citizenship education. For more information,
contact the conference organizer, Prof. James Banks, Director, Center for
Multicultural Education, University of Washington, at
email@example.com, or visit the Center's website at:
The Research School for Practical Philosophy in the Netherlands is
organizing a major international conference on "Ethno-religious Cultures,
Identities and Political Philosophy" in Amsterdam on 2-5 July 2002.
Speakers include Joseph Carens, Michael Walzer, Ayelet Shachar, Veit
Bader, Rainer Baubock, and David Hollinger. For more information, contact
the conference organizer, Prof. Veit Bader, Philosophy Dept. University of
Amsterdam, at firstname.lastname@example.org
The International Cultural Research Network (ICRN) is holding its biennial
congress at Brasilia Catholic University on July 2-6, 2002. The theme of
the congress is "Brasilia 2002: Exploring Cultural Perspectives." The aim
is to identify from diverse cultural and inter-disciplinary perspectives
the unifying effects of the following themes; education, globalization,
children and youth, history and science and media and technology. For more
information, email: email@example.com, or contact the International
Cultural Research Network, 551 Education South, University of Alberta,
Edmonton, T6G2G5, Canada. Or visit the ICRN website at:
The Laboratory of Anthropology at the Democritus University of Thrace
the International Democritus Foundation are presenting their 4th
International Symposium on Ethnic Identities July 6-9 2002. The symposium
will approach ethnic identity by investigating the causes, effects, and
national as well as international implications of post-Cold war security
issues related to cultural, religious and national identity. For more
information, contact Efi Styliara, International Democritus Foundation, PO
Box 234, GR-67100, Xanthi, Greece; Tel.: 0030 5410 28333; email:
firstname.lastname@example.org. The Laboratory of Anthropology has a web site at:
The Centre for Ethics, Philosophy and Public Affairs at the University
St. Andrews is organizing a conference on "International Justice", on
16-18 July 2002 in St. Andrews. Speakers include Charles Beitz, David
Miller, Onora O'Neill, Thomas Pogge, David Copp and Hillel Steiner. For
more information, contact David Archard, Department of Moral Philosophy,
University of St. Andrews, at email@example.com
The seventh annual Metropolis conference will be held from Sept. 9-12
in Oslo Norway, with the theme of "Togetherness in Difference: Citizenship
and Belonging", with sub-themes on "Globalization and the Politics of
Migration", "Empowerment and the Effectiveness of Citizenship", "Urban
Textures", and "Gender in Migration". The Metropolis conferences have
established themselves as an important international forum for discussion
amongst government decision-makers, researchers, and NGOs on policies for
managing migration and diversity in cities. For more information,
including how to submit workshop proposals (by Feb. 15th), check the
conference website at: http://international.metropolis.net/frameset_e.html
Or contact the conference organizers by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be an international conference on "Identity and Democracy"
Rennes, in Brittany (France) on 20-21 September 2002. The conference is
organized by a new association called "Identites et Democratie", which has
been established to contribute to the debate within France and Europe
generally on the relationship between particularity and universality,
between the region and the state, and on the nature of identity in a
changing state system. This will be the first of several international
forums that the association will organize. For more information, contact
the organizer, Christian Demeure-Vallee, Association Identites et
Democratie, 26 Avenue du General de Gaulle, 29270 Carhaix-Plougher,
France. Email: email@example.com
A conference entitled "Minorities Within Minorities: Equality, Rights
Diversity" will be held October 3-4 2002, at the University of Nebraska at
Lincoln. The conference aims to examine how liberal states and liberal
political theories deal with the problem of "minorities within minorities"
- ie, of how to respond to minority groups that discriminate against some
of their own members. The conference will examine how liberal theory is
being shaped by this conflict, and to survey different practical and
principled ways to respond to the problem. The conference is organized by
Avigail Eisenberg and Jeff Spinner-Halev, in conjunction with the
Departments of Political Science, Women's Studies and the Human Rights and
Human Diversity Initiative of the University of Nebraska. For more
information, contact Avigail Eisenberg (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jeff
The 12th Nordic Migration Conference will be held in Helsinki on 10-12
October 2002, on the theme of "Cultural Diversity and Integration".
Further information can be found on the conference website at:
There will be an interdisciplinary conference on "Citizens, Nations,
Cultures: Transatlantic Perspectives" at the Maastricht Center for
Transatlantic Studies, Netherlands, on 16-19 October 2002. Keynote
speakers include Sabine Broek, Jose Casanova, and John Keane. This
conference will explore what the 'transatlantic' means for the people of
Africa, the Americas, and Europe, focusing on three inter-locking
dimensions of the transatlantic experience. Firstly, at a time when
globalisation raises concerns about the impact of westernisation or, more
specifically, Americanisation on the rest of the world, the conference
will ask what a study of the transatlantic can tell us about how people
have adapted to cultural exchanges in the past. Secondly, the conference
will examine the transatlantic experience as a focus of scholarly or
artistic practice. Finally, the conference will ask what we can learn by
the comparative experiences on the different sides of the Atlantic. What,
for example, can comparative studies tell us about the relative experience
of citizenship, nation, and race? For more information, including how to
submit a paper proposal, go to the conference website at:
http://www.cmsu.edu/mcts/ Or contact Neil Wynn, School of Humanities and
Social Sciences, University of Glamorgan, at: email@example.com
3. RECENT PUBLICATIONS (all prices in U.S. dollars)
Madelaine Arnot and Jo-Anne Dillabough (eds), Challenging Democracy:
International Perspectives on Gender, Education and Citizenship
(Routledge, 2001) $27.95.
Andreas Auer and Michael Butzer (eds), Direct Democracy: The Eastern
Central European Experience (Ashgate, 2001) $54.95.
Maria Baghramian and Attracta Ingram (eds), Pluralism: The Philosophy
Politics of Diversity (Routledge, 2001) $25.95.
Paul Barry Clark and Joe Foweraker (eds), Encyclopedia of Democratic
Thought (Routledge, 2001) $200.00.
John Coakley (ed), The Territorial Management of Ethnic Conflict revised
edition (Frank Cass, 2002) $24.50.
John Cogan and Ray Derricot (eds), Citizenship for the 21st Century:
International Perspective on Education (Kogan Page, 2000) $32.50.
Richard Corbett, The European Parliament's Role in Closer EU Integration
(St. Martin's, 2001) $24.95.
Drucilla Cornell, Just Cause: Freedom, Identity and Rights (Rowman and
Littlefield, 2000) $18.95.
Bernard Crick, Essays on Citizenship (Continuum, 2000) $27.95.
Frank Cunningham, Theories of Democracy: A Critical Introduction
(Routledge, 2002) $21.95
Jacques Derrida, On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness (Routledge, 2001)
Rosalind Edwards and Judith Glover (eds), Risk and Citizenship: Key
in Welfare (Routledge, 2001) $27.95.
Hall Gardner and Radoslava Stefanova (eds), The New Transatlantic Agenda:
Facing the Challenges of Global Governance (Ashgate, 2002) $69.95.
Virginie Guiraudon and Christian Joppke (eds), Controlling a New Migration
World (Routledge, 2002) $90.00.
Ted Robert Gurr and Monty G. Marshall and A Kholsa, A Global Survey
Armed Conflicts, Self-determination Movements and Democracy (Center for
International Development and Conflict Management, University of Maryland,
David Held (ed), A Globalizing World? (Routledge, 2000) $18.99.
Paul Hirst and Veit Bader (eds), Associative Democracy: The Real Third
(Frank Cass, 2001) $49.50.
Barbara Hobson (ed), Gender and Citizenship in Transition (Routledge,
Catherine A. Holland, The Body Politic: Foundings, Citizenship, and
Difference in the American Political Imagination (Routledge, 2001) $75.00.
Nicholas Hopkinson, Parliamentary Democracy: Is there a Perfect Model?
(Ashgate, 2001) $79.95.
Catherine Hoskyns and Michael Newman (eds), Democratizing the European
Union (Manchester University Press, 2001) $24.95.
Elvind Hovden and Edward Keene (eds), The Globalization of Liberalism
(Millenium, 2001) $68.00.
David Jacobsen, Place and Belonging in America (Johns Hopkins University
Press, 2001) $39.95
David Kertzer and Dominique Arel (eds), Census and Identity: The Politics
of Race, Ethnicity and Language in National Censuses (Cambridge University
Press, 2002) $21.95
Atsushi Kondo (ed), Citizenship in a Global World: Comparing Citizenship
Rights for Aliens (St. Martin's Press, 2001) $68.00.
Dora Kostakopoulou, Citizenship, Identity and Immigration in the European
Union (Manchester University Press, 2001) $74.95.
Will Kymlicka and Magda Opalski (eds), Can Liberal Pluralism be Exported?
Western Political Theory and Ethnic Relations in Eastern Europe (Oxford
University Press, 2001) $19.95.
Peggy Levitt, The Transnational Villagers (University of California
Peter C. Meilaender, Toward a Theory of Immigration (Palgrave, 2001)
Joseph Nevins, Operation Gatekeeper: The Rise of the Illegal Alien and
Remaking of the U.S.-Mexico Boundary (Routledge, 2001) $12.56.
Nick Pearce and Joe Hallgarten (eds), Tomorrow's Citizens: Critical
Debates in Citizenship and Education (Institute for Public Policy
Frank Pfetsch and C. Rohloff, National and International Conflicts
(Routledge, 2000) $110.00.
Alisdair Rogers and Jean Tillie (eds), Multicultural Policies and Modes
Citizenship in European Cities (Ashgate, 2001) $74.95.
Kim Rubenstein (ed), Individual, Community, Nation: Fifty Years of
Australian Citizenship (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2000) $27.50.
Daniel Savage, John Dewey's Liberalism: Individual, Community and
Self-Development (Southern Illinois University Press, 2001) $40.00.
Jeffrey Togman, The Ramparts of Nations: Institutions and Immigration
Policies in France and the United States (Praeger, 2001) $49.00.
Joshua Searle-White, The Psychology of Nationalism (Palgrave, 2001)
Paul Sheeran, Cultural Politics in International Relations (Ashgate,
Peter Sutch, Ethics, Justice and International Relations (Routledge,
Onkemetse Tshosa, National Law and International Human Rights Law
(Ashgate, 2001) $89.95.
Ute Wachendorfer-schmidt (ed), Federalism and Political Performance
(Routledge, 2001) $100.00.
Sallie Westwood and Annie Phizacklea, Trans-nationalism and the Politics
of Belonging (Routledge, 2001) $24.95.
Michael C. Williams and Morten Kelstrup, International Relations Theory
and European Integration (Routledge, 2000) $32.95.
Margaret Wilson and Paul Hunt (eds), Culture, Rights, and Cultural Rights:
Perspectives from the South Pacific (Huia Publishers, 2000) $24.95
Marlene Wind, Sovereignty and European Integration (St. Martin's Press,
Shelly Wright, International Human Rights, Decolonization, Globalization:
Becoming Human (Routledge, 2001) $95.00.
Journal Special Issues
The electronic "Journal on Multicultural Societies", produced as part
UNESCO's MOST program, has just released a special issue entitled
"Lesser-used Languages and the Law in Europe", with articles by F. De
Varennes, E.J. Ruiz Vieytez, E. Moreno, D. O Riagain, and S. Wright. Both
abstracts and full articles are available on-line at the MOST site. To
access the E-journal on Multicultural Societies, go to
A special issue of "Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs"
(Vol. 1/No. 3, July 2001) has been published focusing on new research and
new debates on immigrant transnationalism. The six articles in the issue
cover a number of topics and regions. The issue is edited by Alejandro
Portes, who introduces the articles with a review of recent debates in the
area. The table of contents and abstracts are available at the journal's
There is a special issue on "Educating Citizens for a Pluralistic
Society", in Canadian Ethnic Studies, Vol. 22/1 (2000), with 10 articles
and select bibliography
The University of New South Wales Law Journal has a special issue on
Centenary of the Australian Constitution, with sections on "Reconciliation
and Indigenous Self-Determination" (contributions by Michael Dodson and
Lisa Stelein, Garth Nettheim and Larissa Behrendt) and "Multiculturalism"
(contributions by Arthur Glass, Geoffrey Brahm Levey, and Jeremy Webber).
4. INTERNET RESOURCES
"Culture and Ethnicity in Philosophy" is a website maintained by Bruce
Janz, which contains a collection of WWW links useful for philosophical
research on cultural and ethnic diversity. Links are separated into two
groups; those concerned with individual cultural philosophies (by nation
and region, i.e., Korean, Latin American and Lithuanian philosophies), and
those concerned with exchanges between distinct groups. Further sections
collect links concerned with multiculturalism and philosophy of culture.
The URL for this site is http://www.augustana.ca/~janzb/philcult.htm
The "Carnegie Project on Complex Power-Sharing and Self-Determination"
placed a series of useful documents on-line. The documents and papers
include peace agreements and research references on Northern Ireland,
Georgia, Moldova, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, the Philippines, and others.
The URL for this project is: http://www.ecmi.de/cps/documents.html
"Social Cohesion: Development" is an electronic newsletter of the Council
of Europe dedicated to informing the public about the progress made and
the activities carried out in the topic of social cohesion in Europe. The
newsletter contains short articles and announcements concerning Council of
Europe events and regional issues. To learn more about the newsletter, go
The PENS program (Program for Ethnicity, Nationalism and
Self-Determination) of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts
University has developed an internet resource dedicated to information
about academic and research institutions concerned with ethnic conflict,
national identity, minority and indigenous rights, self-determination, and
related topics. The site seeks to promote greater inter-disciplinary
analysis, through a partial listing of course offerings and syllabi
related to these issues, and a set of lengthy bibliographies and databases
on ethnic conflict, nationalism and self-determination. The URL is
The United Nations Guide for Minorities (launched at the UN Racism
Conference in Durban) is now available on-line. The website includes
documents not only on minority rights within the UN system, but also in
various other international and regional bodies (ILO, UNESCO, OSCE,
Inter-American etc). There are also a few other supporting documents, like
the final text of the Commentary to the UN Declaration on Minorities by
Mr. Asbjorn Eide, Chairperson of the UN Working Group on Minorities. The
URL is http://www.unhchr.ch/html/racism/01-minoritiesguide.html
The Development Gateway is a website dedicated to development issues
allows users to log in and share research resources and other useful
information. The items included in the public section of the site cover a
large range of both normative and empirical topics, and many useful
research tools. For more details, access the Development Gateway WWW site
at: www.developmentgateway.org. An important section of the Gateway site
is dedicated to research and debates surrounding Indigenous peoples all
over the world. The "Indigenous Peoples Group" section of the World Bank
aims to both promote indigenous peoples' development and ensure that
development fosters full respect for the dignity, human rights and
uniqueness of indigenous peoples. To access this site, go to:
5. RELATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS
The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, non-partisan,
non-profit research group dedicated to the study of the movement of
peoples worldwide. The Institute's work is organized around four thematic
pillars of migration policy: migration management; refugee protection;
immigrant settlement and integration; and North America's migration
agenda. Based in Washington DC, the MPI grew out of the International
Migration Policy Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International
Peace, which was founded in 1989. For more information, or to receive
information about MPI's ongoing events and publications, contact the
Institute directly at 1400 16th St., NW, Suite 300, Washington DC,
20036-2257; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website:
The Scholarly Articles Research Alerting service (SARA) is a free service
provided by the publisher Taylor & Francis to email tables of contents for
a number of academic journals to anyone who requests them. Journal titles
that may be of interest to our readers include: Citizenship Studies,
Ethnic and Racial Studies and the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies.
To register, visit http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/online.html and look
for the "SARA" button under the "key features" heading.
The Institute for Conflict Resolution (INCORE) at the University of
has just issued the first issue of its new electronic newsletter, which
provides news and updates of INCORE's extensive projects. To subscribe to
the newsletter, contact Roisin O'Hagan by email: email@example.com.
For more information on INCORE, visit their website at:
Two sets of classroom tools designed to increase awareness of immigration
issues have been produced by the Classroom Connections group of Metropolis
Centre of Excellence. The first set is designed for students in grades
4-8, and the second is designed for grades 10-11. Resource kits are
available in English and French. The package is called "Strangers Among
Us." For more information, go to the Classroom Connections WWW site at
The Centre for Comparative Immigration Studies (CCIS) at the University
California-San Diego invites applications for Visiting Research Fellows at
the predoctoral and postdoctoral levels for the 2002-2003 academic year.
CCIS fellowships are to support advanced research and writing on any
aspect of international migration and refugee flows and their impacts on
receiving and sending countries, in any of the social sciences, history,
law, and comparative literature. For more information, see the CCIS
website at: http://www.ccis-ucsd.org. Or contact Carmen Rodriguez at
6. COURSES AND SUMMER SCHOOLS
The Human Rights Education Associates (HREA), an international NGO devoted
to promoting human rights education, is organizing two distance education
courses on the practical aspects of human rights advocacy. The first is on
"Research and Evaluation in the Human Rights Field" (7 January - 5 April
2002), the second on "Human Rights Advocacy" (4 February - 3 May 2002).
These two courses are part of a project in which six courses will be
developed and offered to human rights activists and NGO staff via distance
learning mechanisms. For further details, contact Frank Elbers, Programme
Director, HREA; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; fax: +1 617 249-0728. For
more information on HREA, see their website at: www.hrea.org
Humanity in Action, a European-American initiative, invites students
apply for its "International Summer Schools on Human and Minority Rights",
to be held in summer 2002. The summer schools are open to students at
German, Danish, Dutch and American universities who are involved in the
area of human and minority rights. The summer schools meet in Amsterdam,
Berlin and Copenhagen in June 2002, and then in New York and Washington in
October 2002. For further information and application deadlines, see
The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution is
organizing two summer student symposia on negotiation and conflict
resolution, to help empower young people with practical skills in
negotiation, mediation and cross-cultural communication. The first
symposium will be held in The Hague, Netherlands on July 20 to August 17,
2002. The second, focusing on Latin American affairs, will be held in
Monterrey Mexico on June 15-July 13, 2002. For more information, or to
apply, visit the IIMCR website at: www.iimcr.org or contact them by email
The Institute for Conflict Resolution (INCORE) is hosting an International
Summer School June 10-15 2002. The school is designed to provide a
structured learning environment based on recent research in conflict
resolution. Senior level participants from all backgrounds (practitioner,
policy-maker, academic) are invited to contribute. The school will take
place at the University of Ulster, Magee Campus, Derry/Londonderry,
Northern Ireland. For information on deadlines and registration, contact
the school at email: email@example.com; tel: ++ 44 (0)28 71 375500;
fax: ++ 44 (0)28 71 375510, or visit
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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 Michael Kocsis for research help, and to Lise Charlebois
for help with the distribution of the newsletter.
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