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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No.32, March 2004




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


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
thirty-second issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone working
in the field, whether in academia, public service, or non-governmental

If you 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:


A symposium on "Acts of Citizenship" is being held at Calumet College of
York University (Toronto) from March 25-27, 2004. The interdisciplinary
event focuses on the making and unmaking of citizens, strangers, outsiders
and aliens. A website containing symposium information and related details
about York University's Citizenship Studies Media Lab, is posted at:

A conference on Global Justice will take place March 27-30th, 2004 at the
Pasadena Hilton, in Pasadena, California in association with the American
Philosophical Association, Pacific Division Meetings. More information
about the conference is available at http://ethics.sdsu.edu/global.html

An event called "Race, Nation and Ethnicity in the Afro Asian Century"
will be hosted by the African American Studies Department of Boston
University from April 9-10, 2004, at the Photonics Center in Boston. Among
numerous other topics, the conference will look at race and ethnicity in
relation to transnational immigration, the construction of cultural
identity, national cultures and international relations. To view a
conference program or obtain more information, visit the conference
website: http://www.bu.edu/afam/calendar/04conf_prog.html or contact the
African American Studies unit at Boston University by email: afam@bu.edu
or by phone: 617-353-0455.

The Nordic Association for Canadian Studies (NACS) will host a series of
seminars to be held in the Nordic Countries during April 17-22, 2004. The
four-part series, entitled "Popular Sovereignty and Democracy in
Multi-National and Poly-Ethnic States: Constitutional Processes in Canada
and the EU Compared", will involve seminars in Aarhus, Denmark; Oslo,
Norway; Gothenburg, Sweden and Copenhagen, Denmark. Speakers include;
Melissa Williams, Andrew Bennett, John Erik Fossum, and David Laycock. For
information about the conference or to register, contact the Canadian
Studies Centre at: canstud@hum.au.dk

The National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) will present its 19th Annual
Conference in Bethesda, Maryland, from April 29-May 2, 2004. The event is
called "Diversity and Coalition Building in Times of Crisis: At Home and
Abroad". It will offer an opportunity for participants to meet and
interact with others involved in workplace diversity, human resources,
multicultural education, cultural awareness and cross-cultural dialogue,
and to develop useful diversity-oriented resources for personal and
professional improvement. For details, visit the conference website at:

The University of Toronto's Munk Centre for International Studies will
host a Young Scholars Conference on "The Impact of Europeanization on
Politics and Policy in Europe" from May 7-9, 2004. The conference will
provide an opportunity for 12 to 15 young academics to present their
research and discuss important theoretical and empirical questions with
colleagues from across North America and Europe. All papers will be
discussed by both a faculty member and a senior Ph.D. student. Topics to
be discussed include; the evolution of minority rights, European refugee,
anti-racism, and immigration policy, and regional integration and
state-society interaction. For further details, contact: Essyn Emurla,
Petr Kafka or Joerg Wittenbrinck, Europeanization Conference, c/o
Department of Political Science, University of Toronto, 100 St. George
Street, Toronto, Canada, M5S 3G3; email:
conference.europeanization@utoronto.ca A detailed conference website is
posted at: http://individual.utoronto.ca/wittenbrinck/europeanization/

The Centre for Studies in Social Justice and the Faculty of Arts and
Social Sciences at the University of Windsor will host an event called
"Imagining Diasporas: Space, Identity and Social Change" from May 14-16,
2004. Both broadly theoretical and case study approaches will be
represented. For details, contact: Raphael Canet (email:
canet.raphael@uqam.ca) or Emmanuelle Juan (email: juan.emmanuelle@uqam.ca)
or visit the following website: http://cronus.uwindsor.ca/diasporas

The World Congress on Language Diversity, Sustainability and Peace will be
held in Barcelona from May 20-23, 2004, at the Barcelona International
Convention Centre (CCIB). Hosted by the Linguapax Institute and the Forum
of Cultures Barcelona 2004, the Congress will provide an opportunity for
scholars working on issues of language diversity, sustainability and peace
to discuss recent work on these topics and compare their own views and
methods. For more information, contact: Josep Cru, Institut Linguapax;
tel: 93 458 95 95; fax: 457 58 51; email: info@linguapax.org; or visit the
relevant links on the Linguapax website: http://www.linguapax.org

A conference organized by the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI)
will consider the topic "An Ever Diverse Union? The Future of
Minority-Majority Relations in an Enlarged Europe". The event will take
place on 26 May 2004. Its aim will be to provide an examination of the
challenges that eastward enlargement poses to the evolution and future
regulation of minority-majority relations in the EU. The conference will
also seek to generate debate on issues of immediate concern to future
policy and research agendas concerned with European Integration. For
details, contact: Graham Holliday, European Centre for Minority Issues,
Schiffbrucke 12, D- 24939, Flensburg, Germany; tel: +49 (0) 461 141 49 30;
fax: +49 (0) 461 141 49 19; email: holliday@ecmi.de; or check for
information on the ECMI website at: http://www.ecmi.de

A conference on "Democracy and Pluralism" organized by the Research Group
on Pluralism and Law at Hebrew University will be held at Hebrew
University in Jerusalem from June 2-3, 2004. The list of speakers for this
two-day event includes David Estlund, Elizabeth Garret, Chaim Gans,
Stephen Macedo and Jeff Spinner-Halev. Further details can be obtained by
contacting David Estlund by email at: David_Estlund@brown.edu. A list of
speakers and titles for presentations is posted on the WWW at:

"Brave New World 2004" is the Eighth Annual Postgraduate Conference
organised under the auspices of the Manchester Centre for Political
Thought (MANCEPT). The conference will take place on June 29-30, 2004.
Plenary speakers for this year's event are Philippe Van Parijs (speaking
on Linguistic Justice for Europe and for the World) and Ian Carter (on
Left-libertarianism and the Destitute). The Brave New World conference
series has emerged as a leading international forum dedicated to the
discussion of postgraduate research in political theory. Details can be
found on the conference web site:
http://les.man.ac.uk/government/postgraduate/bnw/index.htm For further
information, contact: Brave New World 2004, Graduate School, Department of
Government, University of Manchester, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PL,
United Kingdom; email: Brave.New.World@man.ac.uk

The UK Association for Legal and Social Philosophy will organize their
2004 Annual Conference around the theme "Equality". The event will take
place from July 5-7, 2004, at the University of Wales College, Newport
(Caerleon Campus), U.K. Keynote speaker will be Anne Phillips. For further
details or a booking form, contact: Gideon Calder, Centre for Applied
Social and Philosophical Studies, University of Wales College, Newport, PO
Box 180, Newport NP20 5XR, UK; email: gideon.calder@newport.ac.uk

The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia is sponsoring a workshop on
"Australian Multiculturalism and Political Theory: Balancing Rights and
Responsibilities in a Diverse Society" to be held at the University of New
South Wales, Sydney, from July 8-9, 2004. Organized by Geoffrey Brahm
Levey, speakers include Moira Gatens, Arthur Glass, Duncan Ivison, Laksiri
Jayasuriya, Chandran Kukathas, Garth Nettheim, Ephraim Nimni, Paul Patton,
Philip Pettit, Kim Rubenstein and Anna Yeatman. The Australian
Government's Department of Immigration and Multicultural and Indigenous
Affairs, and the UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are co-sponsors
of the event. Further information is available from Geoff Levey (email:
g.levey@unsw.edu.au) and at the conference website:

The Centre of East European Studies at Warsaw University and the
Association for the Study of Nationalities will host a convention entitled
"Nationalities and Pluralism from Old to New Worlds - East Central Europe
and Post-Soviet Countries: Nations, Nationalities, Culture, Religion,
History and Politics". This convention (which is distinct from the ASN
Annual World Convention held in New York City) will take place at Warsaw
University from July 18-21, 2004. The main theme of the convention is the
fate of nationalities and national identities in a world of political and
economic integration. For more information, contact Jan Malicki,
Convention Director, at: The Centre of European Studies, Warsaw
University, Palac Potockich, Krakowskie Przedmies cie 32, PL 00-325,
Warszawa; email: asn.studium@uw.edu.pl; download a copy of the conference
general information sheet, posted at:
http://www.nationalities.org/Warsaw_Call_for_Papers.pdf; or access
conference information at the following website:

The World Conference on Human Movements and Immigration (HMI) will be held
in Barcelona, Spain, from September 1-5, 2004. Organized by the European
Institute of the Mediterranean and the Forum 2004 (Barcelona), the event
will bring together more than 150 presenters and over a thousand attendees
from academia, international organizations, NGOs, public and private
sectors and media around the world. For details, contact conference
organizers by email at: migracions@iemed.org To access conference
information, or to register, visit the conference website posted at:

"Enhancing Human Security" is the title of the 4th International
Conference on the Capability Approach. The event will take place from
September 5-7, 2004, at the University of Pavia, Italy. Pre-conference
training sessions will be held on September 4. Keynote speakers will be
Martha Nussbaum and Amartya Sen. Organized in part by the Institute for
Sustainable Development (Canada), the Global Equity Initiative (Harvard
University), and the European School for Advanced Studies in Cooperation
and Development (University of Pavia), this conference will draw together
economists, philosophers, political scientists, development experts,
graduate students, and policy makers who are developing and actively
applying the capability approach to human development developed by Amartya
Sen and Martha Nussbaum. For additional information, contact: Enrica
Chiappero Martinetti, Department of Public Economics, University of Pavia,
Strada Nuova 65 - 27100 Pavia, Italy; tel: 0039-0382-504354; fax:
0039-0382-504402; email: enrica.chiappero@unipv.it A conference website
can be viewed at: http://cfs.unipv.it/nussbaum/index.html

A conference organized by the Danish Research Network for Equality and
Pluralism and the Institute of Philosophy and the Study of Religions at
the University of Southern Denmark will take place from September
30-October 2, 2004, at the University of Southern Denmark in Odense. The
event's theme is "The Rights of Religious Minorities". For more
information, contact: Lars Binderup (binderup@filos.sdu.dk) or Tim Jensen
(t.jensen@filos.sdu.dk), of the Institute of Philosophy and the Study of

A conference called "On the Margins of Nations: Endangered Languages and
Linguistic Rights" will be held from October 1-3, 2004, in Barcelona,
Spain. This is the Eighth Conference of the Foundation for Endangered
Languages, and it is organized in cooperation with the Institut D'Estudis
Catalans. A contact for this event is: Joan A. Argenter, Institut
d'Estudis Catalans, Carrer del Carme, 47, E-08001 Barcelona, Catalonia,
Spain; email: jargenter@iecat.net.

The Philosophy Department at the University of Guelph will be hosting an
international conference on "The Practice of Law-making and the Problem
of Difference" on 13-14 November 2004. The increasing diversity of liberal-
democratic states and corresponding demands of recognition have forced
political theorists of various camps to reformulate their account of how to
approach the goal of solidarity. This conference will examine contrasting
approaches, including liberal culturalism and critical theory. For more
information, contact the conference organizer, Prof. Omid A. Payrow
Shabani by email (oshabani@uoguelph.ca) or phone (519-824-4120
x 53201), or check the conference website at:

The 13th Nordic Migration Conference will take place at Aalborg
University, Denmark, between November 18-20, 2004. Hosted by the Academy
for Migration Studies in Denmark (AMID), the conference will focus on
migration issues in the Nordic countries, as well as related issues such
as cultural diversity and immigrant integration. Theoretical, comparative
and empirical approaches will be represented. For further details,
contact: The Academy for Migration Studies in Denmark, (attn: Ms Helle
Weiergang), Fibigerstraede 2, DK-9220 Aalborg East, Denmark, tel: + 45 96
35 91 33; fax: + 45 98 15 11 26; email: amid@amid.dk Details are also
posted on the conference website:

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

Ahmed, Sara et.al. (eds) (2003) Uprootings/Regroundings: Questions of Home
and Migration (Berg) $26.95

Ali, Suki (2004) Mixed-Race, Post-Race: Gender, New Ethnicities and
Cultural Practices (Berg) $25.95

Amselle, Jean-Loup (2003) Affirmative Exclusion: Cultural Pluralism and
the Rule of Custom in France (Cornell UP) $17.95

Auer, Stefan (2004) Liberal Nationalism in Central Europe (Routledge) $95

Bauman, Richard and Charles L. Briggs (2003) Voices of Modernity: Language
Ideologies and the Politics of Inequality (Cambridge UP) $22.14

Bayor, Ronald H. (ed) (2003) Race and Ethnicity in America: A Concise
History (Columbia UP) $19.50

Behiels, Michael (2004) Canada's Francophone Minority Communities:
Constitutional Renewal and the Winning of School Governance
(McGill-Queen's UP) $80.00

Bhavnani, Kum-Kum et.al. (2003) (eds) Feminist Futures: Re-Imagining
Women, Culture and Development (Zed) $25.00

Blattberg, Charles (2003) Shall We Dance? A Patriotic Politics for Canada
(McGill-Queen's UP) $22.95

Bonilla-Silva, Eduardo (2003) Racism without Racists: Color-Blind Racism
and the Persistance of Racial Inequality in the United States (Rowman &
Littlefield) $24.95

Brysk, Alison and Gershon Shafir (eds) (2004) People Out of Place:
Globalization, Human Rights, and the Citizenship Gap (Routledge) $24.95

Christie, Nancy and Michael Gavreau (eds) (2004) Cultures of Citizenship
in Post-war Canada, 1940-1955 (McGill-Queen's UP) $75.00

Chriost, Diarmait Mac Giolla (2003) Language Identity and Conflict: A
Comparative Study of Language in Ethnic Conflict in Europe and Eurasia
(Routledge) $90.00

Evans, Braziel Jana and Anita Mannur (eds) (2003) Theorizing Diaspora: A
Reader (Blackwell) $26.36

Evans, M.D.R. (2004) Prejudice or Productivity?: Ethnicity, Language, and
Discrimination in Labour Markets (Westview) $28.50

Feldman, Jan (2003) Lubavitchers as Citizens: A Paradox of Liberal
Democracy (Cornell UP) $28.27

Gabaccia, Donna R. and Colin Wayne Leach (eds) Immigrant Life in the US:
Multi-disciplinary Perspectives (Routledge) $19.27

Gagnon, Alain-G., Monserrat Guibernau and Francois Rocher (2004) The
Conditions of Diversity in Multinational Democracies (McGill-Queen's UP)

Harris, Roxy and Ben Rampton (eds) (2003) The Language, Ethnicity and Race
Reader (Routledge) $28.95

Harzig, C., D. Juteau et al. (eds) (2003) The Social Construction of
Diversity: Reconstructing the Master Narrative of Industrial Nations
(Berghahn) $75.00

Hobson, Barbara (ed) (2003) Recognition Struggles and Social Movements
(Cambridge UP) $20.25

Hoerder, Dirk et.al. (eds) (2003) The Historical Practice of Diversity:
Transcultural Interactions from the Early Modern Mediterranean World to
the Postcolonial World (Berghahn Books) $75.00

Jacoby, Tamar (ed) (2004) Reinventing the Melting Pot: The New Immigrants
and What it Means to be American (Basic Books) $19.25

Karim, K. H. (ed) (2003) The Media of Diaspora (Routledge) $90

Krastev, Ivan and Alina Mungiu-Pippidi (eds) (2004) Nationalism After
Communism: Lessons Learned (Central European University Press) $34.95

Leib, Ethan J. (2004) Deliberative Democracy in America (Penn State Press)

Lockyer, Andrew, Bernard Crick and John Annette (eds) (2003) Education for
Democratic Citizenship: Issues of Theory and Practice (Ashgate) $59.95

Macedo, Stephen and Ian Shapiro (eds) (2003) Secession (NYU Press/Nomos
No. 45) $55.00

Mackerras, Colin (ed) (2003) Ethnicity in Asia (Curzon Press) $29.95

Marx, Anthony W. (2003) Faith in Nation: Exclusionary Origins of
Nationalism (Oxford UP) $18.20

McKinnon, Catriona and Dario Castiglione (eds) (2002) The Culture of
Toleration in Diverse Societies: Reasonable Toleration (Manchester UP)

Munz, Rainer and Rainer Ohliger (eds) (2003) Diasporas and Ethnic
Migrants: Germany, Israel and Post-Soviet Successor States in Comparative
Perspective (Frank Cass) $28.95

Muscat, Robert (2002) Investing in Peace: How Development Aid can Prevent
or Promote Development (M.E. Sharpe) $26.95

O'Byrne, Darren J. (2003) The Dimensions of Global Citizenship: Political
Identity Beyond the Nation State (Frank Cass) $56.21

Ong, Aihwa (2003) Buddha is Hiding: Refugees, Citizenship, the New America
(University of California Press) $19.75

Osman, Amina and Brenda Leibowitz (eds) (2004) A Framework for Heritage,
Multiculturalism and Citizenship Education (Commonwealth Secretariat
Publications) $12.95

Ostergaard-Nielsen, Eva (2003) International Migration and Sending
Countries: Perceptions, Policies and Transnational Relations (Palgrave)

Ozkirimli, Umut (ed) (2003) Nationalism and its Futures (Palgrave) $65.00

Park, John (2004) Elusive Citizenship: Immigration, Asian Americans and
the Paradox of Human Rights (NYU Press) $45.00

Proulx, Craig (2003) Reclaiming Aboriginal Justice, Identity and Community
(Purich Publishing) $26.00

Puri, Jyoti, (2003) Encountering Nationalism (Blackwell) $26.36

Reed, Paul B. (2004) A Fragile Social Fabric? Fairness, Trust and
Commitment in Canada (McGill-Queen's UP) $27.95

Renteln, Alison Dundes (2004) The Cultural Defence (Oxford UP) $45.95

Robotin, Monica and Levente Salat (eds) (2004) A New Balance: Democracy
and Minorities in Post-Communist Europe (LGI Books) $29.95

Safran, William (2003) The Secular and the Sacred: Nation, Religion and
Politics (Frank Cass) $29.95

Spencer, Susan (2003) The Politics of Migration: Managing Opportunity,
Conflict and Change (Blackwell) $34.95

Waghid, Yusef (2003) Community and Democracy in South Africa: Liberal
Versus Communitarian Perspectives (European University Studies) $38.95

Wilson, Ernest J (ed) (2004) Diversity and U.S. Foreign Policy (Routledge)

Zagorin, Perez (2003) How the Idea of Religious Toleration Came to the
West (Princeton UP) $29.95

Journal Special Issues and Symposia

A recent issue of the Australian Journal of Politics and History (Vol. 50,
No. 1, March 2004) contains eight articles about federalism and
territorial autonomy. Some articles examine these topics by looking at
specific regions; others consider global developments in the theory of
federalism. Each article is a revised version of a paper presented at a
conference called "Transcending the National" held at the University of
New South Wales in July, 2002.

A special section entitled "Engagements: Borders & Immigration" is
included in a recent issue of the journal ACME: An International Journal
for Critical Cartographers (Vol. 2, Issue 2, 2003). The section is
comprised of an article by Harald Bauder, together with a series of five
short responses to the position defended by Bauder that immigration
controls cannot be justified from either the perspective of liberal theory
or political economy.

A recent issue of the Journal of Democracy contains a number of essays on
democracy in the European Union (Vol. 14, No. 4, 2003). Jurgen Habermas
and Ralf Dahrendorf contribute to the volume with articles on the
development of European democratic bodies, and in an essay entitled "Can
Democracy be Taught?" Steven E. Finkel looks at the roles played by
short-term civic education programs and civil society groups in the
process of democratic development.

An issue of the International Journal of Lifelong Learning includes five
articles on citizenship education (Vol. 22, No. 6, 2003). Articles in this
issue examine several aspects of adult citizenship education, including
community development, the relationship between second language learning
and cultural integration, and the role of employment in integrating

The journal Identities recently published a special issue on the
relationship between national identity and sport (Vol. 10, No. 4, 2003).
This issue, which follows a Brunel University conference on "The Nation
and Sport", covers an assortment of interesting themes, including rugby
and Irish identity, College football and American identity, soccer and
Norwegian identity, and the connection between the identities of women and

The journal Curriculum Inquiry recently published the initial volume of a
special series on multiculturalism in education (Vol. 33, No. 4, 2003).
This volume follows a 2002 conference named "Experiential Approaches to
the Study of Multiculturalism in Education" held in Toronto. The aim of
both the conference and this special volume was to explore new ways of
looking at multiculturalism, particularly "experiential" and "narrative"
approaches to dealing with multicultural issues (both group and
individual) in education.

A special issue of AEMI Journal (a periodical published by the Association
of European Migration Institutions) is dedicated to the theme of
emigration and return migration in European History. The issue includes
several kinds of media, including academic articles, directories of
research resources on European migration, and recorded songs, each
available only by accessing the AEMI Journal website and clicking
"documents": http://www.emigrationcenter.com

A special issue of the journal Patterns of Prejudice (Vol. 38, No. 2, June
2004) includes a collection of five case studies of the role of
monotheistic religions in (extremist) politics around the globe. Guest
edited by Stella Rock, the issue contains articles by Markku Ruotsila (on
Christian premillennarism in pre-war Britain), Alexander Verkhovsky (on
Islamophobia and antisemitism among Russian Orthodox nationalists), Martin
Durham (on Christian fundamentalism in the United States), Ebenezer
Obadare (on Islamic fundamentalism in Nigeria) and Shai Bermanis/Daphna
Canetti-Nisim/Ami Pedahzur (on Jewish fundamentalism in Israel).


The Essex Human Rights Review (EHRR), a new online publication edited by
graduate students at the University of Essex, is now accepting essays,
book reviews and other contributions on contemporary human rights issues,
primarily (but not exclusively) in the areas of law, political science,
sociology, and philosophy, covering both the academic and the practical
aspects of human rights. For the June 2004 issue, submissions that focus
on defending human rights in Africa, the rights of minorities and the Roma
in particular, and human rights in religion, are particularly welcome.
Submissions should not exceed 8,000 words for articles and 3,000 words for
other items (e.g. book/conference reviews), and should be emailed in MS
Word format, together with full contact details, to: ehrr@essex.ac.uk
Submissions should also be received by April 16, 2004.

The Institute for Advanced Philosophic Research has issued a call for
papers for its 44th annual summer conference, to be held in Warwick, Rhode
Island, August 1-6, 2004. The topic for this year's event is "Separation
of Church and State: Political Authority and Religious Culture".
Conference organizers welcome all articles addressing this topic in any of
its dimensions, such as state sovereignty and Church rights, religious
values and secular authority, or individual faith and the modern state.
Interested scholars should submit an abstract of less than 500 words by
April 5, 2004. Papers selected for presentation will be put forward for
publication in upcoming issues of the journal Contemporary Philosophy.
Abstracts and questions should be forwarded to: Miguel A. Martinez-Saenz,
Department of Philosophy, Wittenberg University, PO Box 720, Springfield,
Ohio, 45501-0720; tel: (937) 327-7847; email: martinezsaenz@wittenberg.edu

Social Theory and Practice invites submissions for a special issue on the
topic "Religion and Politics". Possible paper topics include the
separation of church and state, the concept of freedom of religion,
reasonableness, secular concepts like human rights and their relation to
religious expression, or confrontations with particular contemporary
theorists like Rawls or MacIntyre. Papers should be submitted prior to
September 1, 2004, and should be forwarded by email to both guest editors,
Roger S. Gottlieb (email: gottlieb@wpi.edu) and John E. Kelsay (email:
jkelsay@garnet.acns.fsu.edu) or by regular mail to Roger S. Gottlieb,
Department of Humanities, WPI, 100 Institute Road, Worcester, MA, 01609.

The Journal of Moral Philosophy requests submissions for a special issue
on the topic "Global Justice". The Journal of Moral Philosophy, a peer
reviewed journal of moral, political, and legal philosophy with an
international focus, publishes articles in all areas of normative
philosophy, including pure and applied ethics, legal, social and political
theory. This special issue will appear in November 2005 (as Vol. 2, No.
3). Authors interested in contributing to this issue are asked to contact
the Editor, Thom Brooks, Department of Philosophy, University of
Sheffield, Sheffield S10 2TN, United Kingdom; email: tbrooks@web.de
Submissions should be received no later than December 31, 2004.

Submissions are invited for a special issue of the journal Patterns of
Prejudice (vol. 39, no. 2, June 2005) on 'Colonial Genocide', to be
guest edited by Dan Stone and A. Dirk Moses. Contributions are invited
that analyse colonial genocides and demonstrate linkages between these
and later genocides, in terms of ideas, personnel and materiel, as well
as contributions that develop theoretical reflections on the nature of
genocide as a phenomenon that can be understood in terms of long-term
historical trajectories. Papers should be submitted by 31 August 2004.
They should be a maximum of 7,000 words with documentation. Please see
the journal for style sheet, or go to
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0031322x.asp. Submissions should
be sent to Barbara Rosenbaum, Patterns of Prejudice, 79 Wimpole Street,
London W1G 9RY, e-mail: b.rosenbaum@jpr.org.uk


A new guide to the Framework Convention for the Protection of National
Minorities is posted on the website of the Southeastern Europe division of
the Center for Documentation and Information on Minorities in Europe
(CEDIME-SE). The guide is an extensive database including country reports
and implementation histories for Council of Europe members.

DiversityCentral.com is a business-oriented website aimed at managing
diversity in the workplace and developing "cultural intelligence" in
business relationships. This comprehensive website includes numerous
resources to assist businesspersons and leaders of large organizations in
managing issues associated with cultural diversity. Among other resources,
the website makes available a "diversity store" where educational products
dealing with diversity can be purchased, and a listing of "diversity
events" relevant to diversity education in the workplace.

The European Commission Against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) of the
Council of Europe released five new reports examining racism, xenophobia,
anti-Semitism and intolerance in Belgium, Bulgaria, Norway, Slovakia and
Switzerland. These reports, which are published in English, can be found
at the following WWW address: http://www.coe.int/T/E/human_rights/Ecri/

The Multicultural Supersite (by Paul Gorski) attempts to narrow the gap
between multicultural education theory and practice by providing
information and research resources for in-service teachers, pre-service
teachers, and teacher educators. Everything from useful websites to "best
practice" summaries to lists of current publications is conveniently
posted on this site. http://www.mhhe.com/socscience/education/multi/

The website of the National MultiCultural Institute (NMCI) contains a
large number of links, reports, and other information on multiculturalism
in business, commerce and large organizations, mainly relevant to groups
in the United States. The website mainly provides access to products
created and promoted by NMCI, but also available are conference updates
and practical studies focussing on the "new skills and knowledge required
in fields such as workforce diversity, human resource management,
education, and conflict resolution." http://www.nmci.org/

Two projects on bilingualism were recently posted on-line by the Centre
for Research and Information on Canada (CRIC). The first project is called
"Bilingualism: Part of Our Past or Part of Our Future?", and the second is
a national opinion poll about the popularity of bilingualism in Canada.


The Summer Session on Federalism is a two-week study and travel program
offering young professionals and scholars an opportunity to learn how
federalism works in practice in two different federal countries. From
August 29-September 12, 2004, sixteen participants from countries around
the world will explore theories, governmental structures, mechanisms and
issues critical to federal systems. The Summer Session is organized in
partnership with the Summer University at the Institute of Federalism in
Fribourg, Switzerland. The program of study will include field trips to
Switzerland and Bosnia-Herzegovina, incorporating visits to each of the
federal capitals and to a canton in each federation. The curriculum will
feature academic sessions, discussions with politicians and officials, an
intergovernmental negotiation simulation, and tours of government
institutions in both of the countries visited. For additional information
and to view the application form, please visit the Forum of Federations
website: http://www.forumfed.org/programs/youth.asp?lang=en or contact:
Sarah Evanetz, Program Manager, Youth, Forum of Federations, 325 Dalhousie
St., Suite 700, Ottawa, Canada, K1N 7G2; tel: (613) 244-3360 ext. 248;
fax: (613) 244-3372. Email: youth-jeunesse@forumfed.org. Note that
applications are due by April 22, 2004. For more information on the Summer
University in Fribourg , visit: http://www.federalism.ch/

The European Academy of Bolzano invites civil servants, journalists,
teachers, graduate students and lawyers to apply for a course on "Minority
and Diversity", the fifth module of the Master's Programme in European
Integration and Regionalism, to be held from June 14-25, 2004 in
Bozen/Bolzano, Italy. The initial phase of the course will see leading
experts present on international and inter-regional systems of the UN,
OSCE and Council of Europe. The second phase will concentrate on the
linguistic, educational and political rights of minorities as found in
different national political institutions. For additional information,
contact: European Academy Bozen/Bolzano, Viale Druso 1, I-39100 Bolzano;
tel: +39-0471-055200; fax: +39-0471-055299; email: meir@eurac.edu; or
visit the European Academy's website at: http://www.eurac.edu/meir

Applications are invited for a new Masters Degree & Higher Diploma Program
in Equality Studies offered by the University College, Dublin. The
Equality Studies program provides students with an opportunity to examine
a wide range of equality, human rights and social justice issues through
courses taught by staff from the disciplines of sociology, economics, law,
education, politics, social policy, development and women's studies. The
four major themes are: social class structures and equality, gender
inequalities, global north/south inequalities and development, minorities
and discrimination (including racism, ageism, disability, language and
sexualities). The Centre is affiliated with the Research Institute for the
Study of Social Change. Details can be obtained from: The Administrator,
Equality Studies Centre, Library Building, University College Dublin,
Belfield, Dublin 4; tel: 353 1 716 7104; fax: 353 1 716 1107; email:
equality@ucd.ie; or by visiting the flowing website:


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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.

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