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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 26, September 2002



Contents

1. Introduction
2. Recent and Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Call for Papers
5. Internet Resources
6. Courses and Summer Schools
7. 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
twenty-sixth 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, please contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca . Back-issues
of the newsletter are posted on the Web on Will Kymlicka's home-page:
http://www.queensu.ca/cded/newsletter.html
 

2. UPCOMING CONFERENCES

The Montreal International Forum (FIM) is organising a conference called
"Global Governance 2002: Civil Society and the Democratisation of Global
Governance". Taking place October 13-16, 2002, the conference will be a
forum for UN officials, civil society representatives and national
academics, Indigenous peoples and representatives of national governments
to discuss emerging trends in international civil society. For information
on participating in this conference (student participation is particularly
encouraged), contact Adriana Greenblatt, Forum international de Montreal
(FIM), 407, rue McGill, Bureau 800, Montreal Quebec, Canada, H2Y 2G3; tel:
(514) 499-9468; fax: (514) 987-1567; email: adriana@fimcivilsociety.org
For more information, visit the conference website at:
www.fimcivilsociety.org

The "World's Indigenous Peoples Conference: Processes and Perspectives"
will be held at Okanagan University College in Kelowna, BC, October 16-19,
2002. Further details are posted on the conference website:
http://www.ouc.bc.ca/anth/conference/

A conference on "The Moral Legacy of Slavery: Repairing Injustice" is
being held at Bowling Green State University, Ohio, USA, on October 18-19,
2002, sponsored by the departments of philosophy, ethnic studies, history
and sociology. Papers will examine the moral questions arising from the
practice of slavery in the United States. Both present and future
responses to these questions will be discussed.
http://www.bgsu.edu/departments/phil/repconf.html

The Institute of Intergovernmental Relations and the Canadian Network of
Federalism Studies are organizing a conference on "Reconfiguring
Aboriginal-State Relations in Canada." The conference will take place on
November 1-2, 2002 at the School of Policy Studies, Queen's University.
For more information, or to register, contact Michael Murphy, Institute of
Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, K7L
3N6; tel: (613) 533-2080; fax: (613) 533-6868; email:
murphym@qsilver.queensu.ca. Or visit the conference website:
http://qsilver.queensu.ca/iigr/conferences/state/index.html

The Institute of Ideas and the French Institute are co-sponsoring a
conference on "Multiculturalism and the Politics of Recognition" on 15-16
November 2002, in London England at the Institut Francais. For more
information, contact Tiffany Jenkins, Institute of Ideas at
tiffanyjenkins@instituteofideas.com or visit the Institute's website at:
http://www.instituteofideas.com

The Eighteenth Annual Political Studies Student Conference will be held at
the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg from January 30 - February 3, 2003.
This year's theme is "Geopolitical Perspectives on World Politics". The
conference will bring together academics and practitioners seeking to
explore issues of relevance in international affairs. Papers presented at
the conference will be published and circulated internationally as part of
the University of Manitoba Centre for Defence and Security Studies
Occasional Paper series. For more details, contact Peter Lyon, Chair,
Political Science Student Conference, Department of Political Studies,
University of Manitoba, 252 Fletcher Ave, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 5V5;
tel: (204) 275-0179; fax: (204) 474-7585; email:
umlyonpd@cc.Umanitoba.CA

Two upcoming conferences will examine issues relating to the International
Criminal Court. The first is organized by the Nationalism and Ethnic
Conflict Research Group (NECRG) at the University of Western Ontario on
March 20-22, 2003. Entitled "Bringing Power to Justice", the conference
will bring together political scientists and philosophers to look at the
issue of attributing criminal responsibility to political leaders. For
more information contact Prof. Richard Vernon at ravernon@uwo.ca, or visit
the NECRG website: http://www.ssc.uwo.ca/polysci/necrg/. The second
conference is sponsored by the James Madison Program in American Ideals
and Institutions at Princeton University on April 11-12 2003. It will look
at the issues surrounding "National Sovereignty and International
Institutions". For more information, contact; Dr. Seana Surgrue, Associate
Director, James Madison Program; tel: 609-258-6333, or visit the website:
http://web.princeton.edu/sites/jmadison/evtNatSov.htm

The International Law and Ethics Conference Series (ILECS) is organising
its 2003 meetings around the topic "Collective Identity and Minority
Rights". This year's meetings will take place at Belgrade University, June
27-29, 2003, with a follow-up conference set to take place at Portland
State University in the Fall of 2003. For further information contact
Aleksander Jokic, Department of Philosophy and Conflict Resolution,
Portland State University, PO Box 751, Portland OR, 97207-0751; tel: (503)
735 3503; fax: (503) 725 3524; email: ajokic@sbceo.org

A round table session at the World Conference of Philosophy in Istanbul,
Turkey, August 10-17, 2003, will consider four topics surrounding
indigenous peoples's philosophy. The topics are sovereignty, membership
and identity, representation and gender. The organisations hope to attract
specialists in indigenous philosophy from all regions of the world. To
find out more about this round table contact Daniel Weinstock, University
of Montreal, either by email: weinstod@philo.umontreal.ca. Information
about the WCP can be found at: http://www.wcp2003.org

The University of Waikato, in Hamilton, New Zealand, is organizing a major
international conference on "Language, Education and Diversity", to be
held on November 26-29, 2003. Keynote speakers include Nancy Hornberger,
Mary Kalantzis, Rob Phillipson and Tove Skutnabb-Kangas. Full details are
posted at: www.led2003.ac.nz
 

3. RECENT PUBLICATIONS
   (prices in U.S. dollars).

Robert Adamoswki et al (eds), Contesting Canadian Citizenship (Broadview,
2002) $18.95

Thomas Alexander Aleinikoff, Semblances of Sovereignty: The Constitution,
the State and American Citizenship (Harvard UP, 2002) $45.00

T.A. Aleinikoff & Douglas Klusmeyer (eds), Citizenship Policies for an Age
of Migration: The Comparative Citizenship Project (Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace, 2002) $16.95

Nazar Alsayyad and Manuel Castells (eds), Muslim Europe or EuroIslam?
Politics, Culture and Citizenship in the Age of Globalization (Lexington,
2002) $24.95

Gad Barzilai, Communities and Law: Politics and Cultures of Legal
Identities (Michigan UP, 2002) $65.00

Nitza Berkovitch, From Motherhood to Citizenship: Women's Rights and
International Organizations (Johns Hopkins UP, 2002) $18.95

David Chandler, From Kosovo to Kabul: Human Rights and International
Intervention (Pluto Press, 2002), $36.95

Daniele Conversi (ed), Ethnonationalism in the Contemporary World: Walker
Conner and the Study of Nationalism (Routledge, 2002)

Bruno Coppieters & Michael Huysseune (eds), Secession, History and the
Social Sciences (VUB, 2002) $34.95

Nigel Dower and John Williams (eds), Global Citizenship: A Critical
Introduction (Routledge, 2002) $24.95

David Eltis, Coerced and Free Migration: Global Perspectives (Stanford UP,
2002) $65.00

Ellen Freeberg, Regarding Equality (Rowman and Littlefied, 2002) $65.00

Merle Goldman and Elizabeth Perry (eds), Changing Meanings of Citizenship
in Modern China (Harvard UP, 2002) $24.95

Sohail Hashmi (ed), Islamic Political Ethics: Civil Society, Pluralism,
and Conflict (Princeton UP, 2002), $16.95

Robert W. Hefner (ed), The Politics of Multiculturalism: Pluralism and
Citizenship in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia (Hawaii UP, 2001) $27.95

Nancy Hirschmann, The Subject of Liberty: Toward a Feminist Theory of
Freedom (Princeton UP, 2002), $17.95

Mike Kay & Chandra Roy, The International Labour Organization: A Handbook
for Minorities and Indigenous Peoples (Minority Rights Groups
International Training Manual, 2002)

Michael Keating, Plurinational Democracy (Oxford UP, 2002) $45.00

Brian D. Lepard, Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention (Penn State UP,
2002) $55.00

Daniel Levy & Yfaat Weiss (eds), Challenging Ethnic Citizenship (Berghahn,
2002) $75.00

Otto Luther (ed), Liberal Democracy, Citizenship and Education (Mosaic,
2002) $25.00

James Minahan, Encyclopaedia of the Stateless Nations: Ethnic and National
Groups Around the World (4 volumes) (Greenwood, 2002) $475.00

Norman M. Naimark, Fires of Hatred: Ethnic Cleansing in 20th Century
Europe (Harvard UP, 2001) $26.50

Garth Nettheim, Gary D. Meyers & Donna Craig, Indigenous Peoples and
Governance Structures: A Comparative Analysis of Land Resource Management
Rights (AIATSIS, 2002) $50.00

Shih-Yu Shih, Negotiating Ethnicity in China: Citizenship as a Response to
the State (Routledge, 2002) $95.95

Anita Inder Singh, Democracy, Ethnic Diversity, and Security in
Post-Communist Europe (Praeger, 2001), $57.95

Robert Taylor, The Idea of Freedom in Asia and Africa (Stanford UP, 2002)
$60.00
 

Journal Special Issues and Symposia

The journal Ethnicities (Volume 2, No 2, 2002) contains a symposium on
Brian Barry's "Culture and Equality: An Egalitarian Critique of
Multiculturalism". In this symposium, Barry's book is critically reviewed
by David Miller, Judith Squires, Oliver Schmidtke, and James Tully, with a
short response from the author.

A special issue of Scottish Affairs (2001, No. SPI) contains 16 articles
analyzing sub-state nationalist conflicts in Scotland, Quebec and
Catalonia. Topics like liberalism, statelessness, citizenship and identity
are taken up. Among the authors are A.-G. Gagnon, J. A. Hall, M. Keating,
J. M. Pujals.

A special issue of Canadian Ethnic Studies focuses on "Diversity and
Identity" (Vol. 33, #3, 2001), drawing on papers from the Ethnocultural,
Racial, Religious and Linguistic Diversity and Identity Seminar, held in
Halifax, 1-2 November 2001. Articles by Brian Osborne, Paul Bramadat,
Minelle Mahtani, and Yvonne Hebert.

The current issue of the MOST journal on Multicultural Societies is
organized around the theme of "governance of linguistic diversity". The
issue can be found at the following address:
http://www.unesco.org/most/jmshome.htm

The International Journal of Social Education has published 8 articles on
issues related to citizenship education (Vol. 17, No. 1, 2002).  A number
of articles look specifically at issues in Australia, New Zealand and
Pacific Rim countries.

In a recent issue of the European Journal of Education (Vol. 37, No 2,
2002) issues of education and democratic citizenship in "New Europe" are
considered. Authors contributing to this issue include E. Terren, A. Osler
and H. Starkey.

The journal Ethical Theory and Moral Practice contains a symposium on
"Pardoning Past Wrongs" guest edited by Eve Garrard (Vol. 5, No. 2, 2002).
With articles by Nigel Biggar, Ton Van den Beld, Michael Freeman and Igor
Primoratz, the symposium examines issues such as responsibility,
reconciliation and forgiveness and considers both historical and
theoretical perspectives.

A symposium in Ethnic and Racial Studies considers issues of race
relations in 21st Century Britain (Vol. 25, No. 4, 2002). Entitled "Beyond
Difference: Racial and Ethnic Studies in 21st Century Britain", the
symposium is guest edited by Claire Alexander and Brian Alleyne, and
includes essays by C. Alexander, T. Reynolds and J. Jupp.

A recent issue of Parliamentary Affairs (Vol. 55, No. 3, 2002) contains a
series of articles on the history of the concept of citizenship and civic
education in the UK.

A thematic issue of Philosophy and Social Criticism (Vol. 28, No. 4, 2002)
examines the issues of multiculturalism and racism. Authors include M.A.
Orlie, A. Van Aaken and J. Wiley.
 

Other Publications

A series of five comparative case studies on the effectiveness of the OSCE
High Commissioner on National Minorities has been published on-line as
part of a new Working Paper series co-ordinated by the Centre for OSCE
Research. Editors for the series are Wolfgang Zellner, Randolf Oberschmidt
and Claus Neukirch. The papers are available for download at:
http://www.core-hamburg.de/english/publications/workingpapers
 

4. CALL FOR PAPERS

The forthcoming winter edition of the electronic Journal on Ethnopolitics
and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE) will have a Special Focus section
examining the suitability of exporting western political models of
multiculturalism and minority rights to countries in Central and Eastern
Europe. Taking the theories of Professor Will Kymlicka as a starting
point, the Focus aims to generate broader discussion on this issue. The
Focus will open with a specially commissioned article by Professor
Kymlicka, in which he sets out the main arguments of his theory. The
Editors encourage articles and commentary on these issues, especially from
younger academics and practitioners residing in Central and Eastern
Europe. Professor Kymlicka's paper will be posted towards the middle of
November 2002, along with commentaries from recognized scholars. A
provisional deadline for receipt of manuscripts is scheduled for 29
November 2002 and publication of contributions will continue into the
beginning of 2003.  Contributions of between 6000 and 10000 words may be
submitted via email to Graham Holliday (Editor-in-Chief) at
holliday@ecmi.de. For more information, visit the JEMIE website at:
http://www.ecmi.de/jemie/

Contributions are being accepted for a conference called "Federalism and
Trans-border Integration in North America", which will take place February
7-8, 2003 at Carleton University in Ottawa. The conference will focus on
the relationship between current ideas of federal governance and the three
governments of North America under the NAFTA agreement. Potential
contributors should submit an abstract and CV prior to October 1, 2002.
For further information, contact the conference organizers
(nafederalism@yahoo.com), or contact Laura Macdonald, Director, Centre on
North American Politics and Society, Department of Political Science,
Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada, K1S5B6: (email:
laura_macdonald@carleton.ca)

A publication called "Ethnocentrism, Minority Rights and Civil Society in
the Balkans" has issued a call for contributors. For more information,
contact Lynne Christine Alice cyberalice9@yahoo.com or visit
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/balkans/message/2230

Macquarie University Law Journal is accepting papers for its upcoming
special issue on "Self-determination, Secession and the Creation of
States". Guest editors are Aleksander Pavkovic and Peter Radan. For
information on how to submit an essay, contact Alex Reilly, Macquarie
University Law Journal, Division of Law, Macquarie University, NSW2109,
Australia, alex.reilly@mq.edu.au tel: 61-2-98507066; fax: 61-2-98507686.
 

5. INTERNET RESOURCES

Native Web is an international, non-profit, educational organization
dedicated to using telecommunications including computer technology and
the internet to disseminate information and publicize websites about
indigenous nations, peoples, and organizations. Numerous resources are
contained on the NativeWeb main website, including information on books,
music, speeches, legal materials, community resources and news about the
struggles of indigenous peoples worldwide. The NativeWeb website is
located at: http://www.nativeweb.org/

The Migration Policy Group (MPG) which monitors and evaluates Europe's
legislation regarding migration, diversity and discrimination, has
announced its newly renovated website. The site now includes activities,
programmes and publications of the MPG, as well as a set of 26 country
reports from a joint project entitled "Implementing European
Anti-discrimination Law", which monitored anti-discrimination legislation
in the EU Member States and Candidate countries (15 EU states plus 11
candidate states).  The URL for the new MPG website is:
http://www.migpolgroup.com/

The Clearing House Review is a bimonthly publication in the field of human
rights and democracy. Published by the International Institute of
Democracy, affiliated with the Council of Europe, the Clearing House
Review lists upcoming events and recent publications, as well as special
courses and seminars taking place mainly in Europe. To obtain information
on specific courses and seminars, or to subscribe to the Clearing House
Review, visit the International Institute of Democracy website at:
http://www.iidemocracy.coe.int/
 

6. COURSES AND SUMMER SCHOOLS

A one-week intensive course on "Non-Discrimination and Minority Rights"
will take place on 25-29 November 2002, in Turku/Abo, Finland. Offered by
the Institute for Human Rights at Abo Akademi University, the course is
intended as a comprehensive survey of non-discrimination/minority rights
norms in the United Nations, Council of Europe, EU and OSCE contexts.
Twenty-five participants will be selected to participate, and funding will
be available for participants travelling from ECE, African or Latin
American countries. For information on the course, contact Johanna Bondas,
Institute for Human Rights, Gezeliusgatan 2, FIN-20500 Turku/Abo, Finland;
email: mailto:johanna.bondas@abo.fi; web:
http://www.abo.fi/instut/imr/courses.htm
 

7. RELATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS

The Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights (a consortium
of Boston-area universities and research centres) has announced the
details of their 2002-3 Fellowship Program. These include fellowships with
the Center for Human Rights and Conflict Resolution at Tufts University,
the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard University, and the
Peace and Justice Program at Wellesley. For further information about the
2002-3 Fellowships, consult the following website:
http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/wappp/research/fellowshipcarr.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 Michael Kocsis for research help, and to Lise Charlebois
for help with the distribution of the newsletter.
 

 

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