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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 27, December 2002




Contents

1. Introduction
2. Recent and Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Call for Papers
5. Internet Resources
6. Fellowships, Courses and Summer Schools

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-seventh 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.

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2. RECENT AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

The Blue Bird Nation-State Group and the Center for Policy Studies held a
conference on "State Building versus Nation Building in the Balkans:
Lessons Learned", from November 30 - December 1, 2002, at the Central
European University in Budapest. The conference brought together empirical
and theoretical researchers working on nation building and state building
in the Balkan countries. Information and conference papers in PDF format
are available on the conference website:
http://www.ceu.hu/cps/bluebird/eve/eve_statebuilding.htm

On December 16, 2002, a conference on the topic: "Majority Groups and
Dominant Minorities: Conceptualising Dominant Ethnicity" will be held in
the Shaw Library of the London School of Economics (LSE), organized by Eric
Kaufman. The conference will examine the nature of dominant group ethnicity
and the connections between dominant ethnicity and national identity.
Conference information is available on-line at:
http://www.canadian-english.com/OrangeOrder/subtheme_C__Dominant_Ethnicity.html

The Philosophy Department of the National University of Singapore is
organizing an international conference on "Challenging Citizenship:
Identity and Membership in a Global Age" from 11-13 January 2003. The
conference will compare eastern and western ideals of citizenship, and how
each deals with issues of transnational integration and substate diversity.
For more information, contact Sor Hoon Tan at phitansh@nus.edu.sg.

The International Centre for Ethnic Studies and the Ford Foundation are
organising a conference entitled "Diversity and Co-existence in Asia" in
Kandalama, Sri Lanka, from February 5-9, 2003. The conference will examine
research and activism surrounding ethnicity and diversity in the Asian
region. Issues to be addressed include; intellectual frameworks for
diversity, civil society in Asia, the media, education and culture, and
funding areas for future donor activity in the region. For more
information, contact Radhika Coomaraswamy, Director, International Centre
for Ethnic Studies, 2 Kynsey Terrace, Columbo 8, Sri Lanka; phone:
94-1-685085, 679745, 674884; fax: 94-1-698048; email:
asiaconf@icescolumbo.org. The ICES has an informative website:
http://www.icescolombo.org/home.htm

The Third International Conference on Diversity in Organisations,
Communities and Nations, organised by the East-West Center, will be held at
the University of Hawaii from February 13-16, 2003. This is a conference
for academics, researchers, public administrators and policy makers with an
interest in issues of diversity. Main speakers will include some of the
world's leading thinkers on diversity. For more details, visit the
conference website at: http://www.diversity-conference.com/ or contact:
Prof. Paul James, Director, Globalism Institute, RMIT University,
Melbourne, Australia.

The Francqui Foundation of Belgium is sponsoring a conference on "Cultural
Diversity versus Economic Solidarity: Is there a Tension? How Must It Be
Resolved", in Brussels on February 28 and March 1, 2003. The conference is
organized by Philippe Van Parijs, winner of the 2001 Francqui Prize, and
will examine the possible trade-offs between multiculturalism and the
welfare state, both in the West and in developing countries, particularly
in Africa. When does recognition of cultural diversity make it more
difficult to sustain robust policies of economic solidarity? For more
information, contact the Prof. Van Parijs, Chaire Hoover, Catholic
University of Louvain: vanparijs@etes.ucl.ac.be

The Prairie Centre of Excellence is hosting the Sixth National Metropolis
Conference from March 21-25, 2003, in Edmonton, Alberta. The focus of this
year's conference will be the themes of dispersion, depopulation and
economic development. For more information, contact the conference
organisers at: email: kmckean@ualberta.ca; fax: 780-492-2594, or visit the
conference website at: http://canada.metropolis.net/frameset_e.html

A one-day workshop on Global Justice has been organised by Nancy Kokaz of
the University of Toronto for Saturday April 5th, 2003. The agenda includes
sessions on theoretical foundations of global justice, human rights,
borders and immigration and global institutions. For further details,
contact: Nancy Kokaz, Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science,
University of Toronto, 100 George St., Toronto, Ontario, M5S 3G6; phone:
(416) 978-6758; fax: (416) 978-5566; email: nkokaz@chass.utoronto.ca

The title for the Eighth Annual World Convention of the Association for the
Study of Nationalities is; "History, National Identity, and Political Order
in the New Eastern Europe and Eurasia". The convention will be held in the
International Affairs Building of Columbia University from April 3-5, 2003.
Further information can be obtained on the ASN website at:
http://www.nationalities.org/asn-convention03-cfp.html

The First Mercator Symposium on European Minority Languages and Research
will take place from April 8-10, 2003, at the University of Wales in
Aberystwyth, Wales. The symposium is entitled; "Languages and Research:
Shaping an Agenda for a Global Age". Contact: George Jones, Mercator Media,
Department of Theatre, Film and TV Studies, University of Wales
Aberystwyth; zyw@aber.ac.uk More information is available at:
http://cultura.gencat.es/llengcat/noves/agenda/mercator.htm

The Department of Government at the University of Texas is hosting a
conference on "Ethnic Politics and Post-Communism: Theory and Practice" in
Austin Texas on April 11, 2003, organized by Profs. Robert Moser and Zoltan
Barany. Speakers include Mark Beissinger, David Laitin, Daniel Chirot, Will
Kymlicka, Charles King and Rogers Brubaker. For more information, contact
Prof. Zoltan Barany at barany@mail.utexas.edu

The National School of Political Studies and Public Administration in
Bucharest, Romania, in co-operation with the Working Group on Governing
Multiethnic Societies, is hosting a conference entitled "Enhancing the
Capacities to Govern". The dates for the conference are April 10-12, 2003.
Issues of governance in multiethnic societies with be examined, with a
focus on central and eastern Europe. In selecting conference papers,
preference will be given to empirical research and case studies. For
further details, contact the conference organizers: Petra Kovacs (email:
kovacsp@osi.hu) or Jana Krimpe (email: krimpe@tpu.ee).

An international conference entitled "Lifelong Citizenship Learning:
Participatory Democracy and Social Change" will be held from May 15-17,
2003, at the University of Toronto. Organised by the Ontario Institute for
Studies in Education (OISE/UT) and the Transformative Learning Centre
(TLC), in association with Paulo Freire Institute (IPF), Brazil, the
conference will build upon three recent conferences held recently at
OISE/UT on the topics of social movement, transformative learning and
citizenship education research. For further details, contact OISE/UT at:
Room 7-184, 252 Bloor St. West, Toronto, Ontario; phone: (416)-923-6641
ext. 2595; fax: (416) 926-4749; website:
http://www.oise.utoronto.ca/~tlcentre/conference2003/home.htm

The Citizenship Education Research Network (CERN) is holding its Fourth
Annual International Citizenship Education Forum on June 1, 2003, at
Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The theme for this CERN forum
is "The Potential of Citizenship Education: Generating Synergy and
Partnerships". The event is part of the Congress of Humanities and Social
Sciences Federation of Canada annual congress. For information on
conference registration, contact Sue McGregor, Organizer, 4th CERN
International Forum, Department of Education, Mount Saint Vincent
University, Halifax, NS, B3M3J6; phone: 902-457-6385; fax: 902-457-6455;
email: sue.mcgregor@msvu.ca

The Axel Johnson Foundation of Sweden has organised the 2003 Engelsberg
Seminar around the theme; "Towards a Cosmopolitan Culture? Future
Consequences of Religion, Ethnicity and Migration for Europe". Taking place
from June 13 to 15, 2003, the seminar will examine the trend towards
greater ethnic diversity in Europe and consider the demands such trends
will make on European societies. For more information on the conferences,
contact: Louise Belfrage, The Axel Johnson Foundation, SE- 103 75
Stockholm, Sweden; phone: 46 8 788 50 00; fax: 46 8 788 50 10; or visit the
website of the Axel Johnson Foundation:
http://www.axsonjohnsonfoundation.org

A UNESCO conference on Intercultural Education in Jyaskyla, Finland, will
investigate the theme; "Teaching and Learning for Intercultural
Understanding, Human Rights and Culture of Peace". Held from June 15-16,
2003, the conference will be hosted by the Institute for Educational
Research at the University of Jyaskyla in co-operation with UNESCO. For
more information, visit the conference website at:
http://www.jyu.fi/ktl/unesco2003/

A conference called "Statehood Beyond Ethnicity: From the Early Modern to
the Present State" will be held at the University College of Southern
Stockholm from June 13-15, 2003. The conference will address the issue of
statehood and nationhood in the case of the smaller European countries.
Presentations will concentrate on both historical and theoretical analyses.
The Baltic and East European Graduate School (BEEGS) and the Northern
European Historical Research Network (NEHRN) are also part of the
conference co-ordinating team. Submissions to the conference can be sent
to: Statehood Beyond Ethnicity, BEEGS, University College of Southern
Stockholm, Box 4101, S-14104 Huddinge, Sweden. For further information
contact; Dr. Lina Eriksonas at email: linas.eriksonas@sh.se

The Institute for Strengthening Democracy in Bosnia is holding its sixth
annual international seminar from July 7-11, 2003, in Konjic,
Bosnia-Herzegovina. This year's seminar is entitled; "Democracy and Human
Rights in Multiethnic Societies". Details on the conference are posted at:
http://www.bosnet.org/democracy_institute

A conference on Language, Education and Diversity will be held at the
Unviersity of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand, from November 26-29 2003.
This international conference focuses on the impact of increased cultural
and linguistic diversity, at both national and supranational levels, and
its consequences for the theory, policy and practice of language education.
The conference will provide an international for academic and policy
discussions on diversity and language education. Speakers confirmed so far
include Nancy Hornberger, Glynda Hull, Timoti Karetu and Alastair
Pennycook. Details on the conference can be accessed at
http://www.led2003.ac.nz
 

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

Abu-Laban, Yasmeen, & Christina Gabriel (2002) Selling Diversity:
Immigration, Multiculturalism, Employment Equity and Globalization
(Broadview Press) $19.95

Anderson-Gold, Sharon (2001) Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights (University
of Wales Press) $29.95

Anheier, Helmut. Marlies Glasius & Mary Kaldor (eds) (2001) Global Civil
Society (Oxford UP) $65.00

Apostolov, Mario (2002) Religious Minorities, Nation States and Security
(Ashgate Publishing) $69.95

Barker, Rodney (2001) Legitimating Identities: The Self-presentation of
Rulers and Subjects (Cambridge UP) $20.00

Beyani, Chaloka (2002) Human Rights Standards and the Movement of Peoples
Within States (Oxford UP) $80.00

Campbell, Tom, K.D. Ewing & Adam Tomkins (eds) (2001) Skeptical Essays on
Human Rights (Oxford UP) $24.95

Daniel, G. Reginald (2002) More than Black? Multiracial Identity and the
New Racial Order (Temple UP) $69.50

Danspeckgruber, Wolfgang (ed) (2002) The Self-determination of Peoples:
Community, Nation and State in an Interdependent World (Lynne Reiner)
$22.50

Dhruvarajan, Vanaja & Jill Vickers (2002) Gender, Race and Nation
(University of Toronto Press) $65.00

Freilich, Joshua D, Graeme Newman, S. Giora & Moshe Addad (2002) Migration,
Culture Conflict and Crime (Ashgate Publishing) $89.95

Fry, Brian F. (2001) Responding to Immigration: Perceptions of Promise and
Threat (LFB Publishing) $65.00

Giannakos, S.A. (ed) (2001) Ethnic Conflict, Religion, Identity and
Politics (Ohio UP) $26.00

Hébert, Yvonne (ed) (2002) Citizenship in Transformation in Canada
(University of Toronto Press) $19.95

Hedetoft, Ulf & Mette Hjort (eds) (2002) The Postnational Self: Belonging
and Identity (University of Minnesota Press) $24.95

Jones, Katherine (2001) Accent on Privilege: English Identities and
Anglophilia in the U.S. (Temple UP) $69.50

Kaufman, Stuart J. (2001) Modern Hatreds, The Symbolic Politics of Ethnic
War (Cornell UP) $19.95

Malesevic, Sinisa & Mark Haugaard (eds) (2002) Making Sense of
Collectivity, Ethnicity, Nationalism and Globalization (Pluto Press)

Papademetriou, Demetrios G. & Deborah Waller Meyers (eds) (2001) Caught in
the Middle: Border Communities in the Era of Globalization (Carnegie
Endowment Publications) $24.95

Povinelli, Elizabeth (2002) The Cunning of Recognition: Indigenous
Alterities and the Making of Australian Multiculturalism (Duke UP) $21.95

Rae, H. (2002) State, Identities and the Homogenisation of Peoples
(Cambridge UP) $24.00

Saltman, Michael (ed) (2002) Land and Territoriality (Berg Publishers)
$22.50

Smith, Nicholas (2002) Charles Taylor: Meaning, Morals and Modernity
(Polity) $24.95

Taras, Ray (2002) Liberal and Illiberal Nationalisms (Palgrave) $75.00

Taras, Ray & Rajat Gaguly (2002) Understanding Ethnic Conflict: The
International Dimension (Longman) $40.00

Tichenor, Daniel (2002) Dividing Lines: The Politics of Immigration Control
in America (Princeton UP) $22.95

Tishkov, Valery & Elena Filippova (2002) Local Governance and Minority
Empowerment in the Commonwealth of Independent States (LGI Managing
Multiethnic Communities Project)

Weithman, Paul (2002) Religion and the Obligations of Citizenship
(Cambridge UP)  $55.00
 

Journal Special Issues and Symposia

A thematic issue of the electronic MOST Journal on Multicultural Societies
is dedicated to "The Impact of Government Policies on Territorially Based
Ethnic or Nationalist Movements" (Volume 4, Number 1, 2002). The issue
explores the challenge of policy making in the context of violent movements
towards secession in plurinational or multi-ethnic states. The thematic
issue includes an editorial by Matthias Koenig, and covers regions such as
the Basque Country, Northern Ireland, Quebec, Chiapas and Turkey. The
journal is posted online at: http://www.unesco.org/most/jmshome.htm

The Journal of International Migration and Integration has published a
special issue entitled "Immigrant Diversity and Political Participation in
Select North American and European Cities" (Fall, 2002). Among other
theoretical questions, the issue investigates the ways in which newcomer
immigrant communities experience and engage in civic participation. To
order a copy, contact JIMI's editorial office; email: jimi@ualberta.ca;
phone: (780) 492-0635; or visit the JIMI website:
http://jimi.metropolis.net

The Review of Constitutional Studies has published a special issue on
"Federalism, Identities and Nationalisms (Volume 7, Numbers 1 & 2, 2002).
The issue editor is Claude Couture, and authors included in the special
issue include Janine Brodie, Richard Devlin, Alexandra Dobrowolsky, and
Diane Lamoureaux.

A recent issue of the journal Studies in East European Thought (Volume 54,
Number 4, 2002) includes an introduction by Nenad Miscevic and five other
articles on minority nationalism in Eastern Europe. Authors for this
special issue include A. Follesdal, N. Dimitrijevic and A. Oldenquist.
 

Other Publications

A Briefing Paper on the Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities has been made available on the Minority Rights Group
International website. The paper was written to explore how the FCNM has
been developed and implemented in its first four years by the Council of
Europe, state governments and minorities.  An additional policy paper is
also available which identifies specific issues of implementation and
monitoring. You can request copies of each paper by emailing the MRGI at:
minority.rights@mrgmail.org or by accessing them on the following website:
http://www.minorityrights.org

"Minority Governance in Europe" is the first volume in the new European
Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) / Local Government and Public Service
Reform Initiative (LGI) Series on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues. The
multi-author volumes in this series are the result of collaborative ongoing
research projects supported by conferences and seminars. To order this
volume, contact the LGI publications centre at: LGIpublications@osi.hu

A two-part report on minority protection in the European Union has recently
been posted on-line by the EU Accession Monitoring Program (EUMAP) and the
Open Society Institute. One section of the report is entitled "Monitoring
the EU Accession Process: Minority Protection". In this document the
policies and practices of the ten CEE candidate countries are scrutinised
by focusing on the situation of one vulnerable minority group in each: the
Roma in Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Hungary, Lithuania, Poland, Romania,
Slovakia and Slovenia; and Russian-speakers in Estonia and Latvia. The
second section is called "Monitoring Minority Protection in EU Member
States". This document examines the situation of a vulnerable minority
group in the five largest EU member States: Muslims in France, Italy and
the UK; Roma in Germany and Spain. Both sections are listed by title on the
following website:  http://www.eumap.org/reports/2002 . To access or
download either part of the report, visit the above web page, click on the
relevant title and then select which section of the report to be
accessed/downloaded (e.g., overview, methodology, reports by specific
country, etc.).
 

New Journal

A new online journal called "The Cause of Peoples", published by The
Documentation Centre on Threatened Peoples, will focus on issues related to
indigenous peoples, minorities and stateless nations. This will be a unique
journal publishing on these topics in Italian. Topics covered will include
minority and human rights, self-determination, endangered languages,
international relations and treaties and agreements. The journal is meant
to be a forum for indigenous researchers, journalists and activists
concerned with all geographic regions. The journal can be found at:
http://www.popoli-minacciati.it/causa.htm. This website also contains
additional information about the Documentation Centre, which collects
numerous publications from Asia and Europe on indigenous peoples and
minority affairs in 19 languages. Collected material is freely available to
scholars, journalists and NGO activists. The website also contains links to
a bimonthly international calendar of indigenous-related events, plus a
mailing list of new books, journals and other events.
 

4. CALL FOR PAPERS

The Metropolis research network has announced a competition open to
accomplished scholars for a short policy-focussed paper on migration and
diversity in the Canadian context. The paper must address questions such
as; What role should immigration play in the development of Canadian
society? What must government policy emphasize in order for immigration to
successfully play that role? To what extent should governments involve
themselves in managing immigration? Both faculty and graduate students are
welcome to submit an article to this competition, but successful
researchers must be affiliated with the Metropolis Centre of Excellence in
Canada. The prize for this competition is $6000. For further information on
submission requirements access the Metropolis website (under MAP research
prize): http://www.canada.metropolis.net
 

5. INTERNET RESOURCES

The "Democracy and Diversity Links" section of Will Kymlicka's website has
recently been updated and revised. This links page is not a comprehensive
listing of web resources, but rather it is a very selective list of
internet resources relevant to issues of ethnocultural diversity and
democratic theory. Three new sections have also been added to the "Ethnic
Relations" section of the website; these are 'Federalism',
'Nationalism/self-determination', and 'Immigration'. To view the new
additions or to use the Democracy and Diversity Links page, go to:
http://qsilver.queensu.ca/~philform/democracydiversitylinks.html

The Migration News Sheet is a monthly email bulletin containing information
associated with immigration, refugee and minority policies by European
governments. To subscribe to the Migration News Sheet, send an email to the
following address: info@migpogroup.com
 

6. FELLOWSHIPS, COURSES and SUMMER SCHOOLS

The deadline is approaching for MA, PhD and DSP programs at the Nationalism
Studies Program at the Central European University. Programs focus on the
empirical and theoretical study of nationalism, self-determination, ethnic
conflict, xenophobia, minority protection and globalization. For further
information, contact: Szabolcs Pogonyi, Program Coordinator, CEU
Nationalism Studies, Nador u. 9. FT room 205, 1051 Budapest;
pogonyi@ceu.hu. Phone: (+361) 3273000/2086; fax: (+361) 2356102.
Information is also available on the program website:
http://www.ceu.hu/nation/natdir.html

Applications are currently being accepted for admission to the 2003-2005
program on "Comparative Studies of Migration, Ethnic Relations and
Multiculturalism" offered as an International Master's Course at Utrecht
University. The program, which offers two years of training toward a degree
of Master of Science (MSc), offers a unique opportunity to investigate
issues like migration, ethnic relations and multiculturalism under the
supervision of leading experts from ERCOMER research centre. The program
begins in September of each academic year. Details on program requirements
can be found along with application materials at:
http://www.ercomer.org/training/

"Ethnopolitical Conflict: A Summer Institute" is a ten week summer course
offered by the Solomon Asch Center for the Study of Ethnopolitical Conflict
at the University of Pennsylvania. The course is designed to bring together
theorists and practitioners working on the issues of ethnopolitical
conflict around the world. Applicants should hold either a PhD or an MA
combined with significant field experience. To apply, send a CV, two
letters of recommendation and a cover letter by February 15th 2003 to:
Solomon Asch Center, University of Pennsylvania, St. Leonard's Court Suite
305, 3819-33 Chesnut St., Philadelphia, PA, 19104. For information on
application procedures or the course in general, visit:
http://www.psych.upenn.edu/sacsec/summer/index.htm

The Research Institute of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at
Stanford University has established a new Visiting Fellows Program to bring
outstanding scholars to Stanford to develop scholarship in the areas of
race, ethnicity and culture. Visiting fellows may be junior or senior
scholars, from the US or abroad, from any discipline. The research
institute's current affiliated faculty include professors of history,
psychology, sociology, politics, education, law, business, philosophy,
English and comparative literature. A stipend of up to $30,000 is vailable
to defray expenses for housing and research. For more information, contact
Dorothy Steele, Stanford University, RICSRE, Mail Code 2152, Building 240,
Room 208, Stanford 94305-2152. Or visit the RICSRE website
at:http://ccsre.stanford.edu
 

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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.

Special thanks to Michael Kocsis for research help, and to Lise Charlebois
for help with the distribution of the newsletter.
 
 
 


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