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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 33, June 2004

 

 

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Call for Papers
5. Internet Resources
6. 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
thirty-third 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 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 University of Alberta's Centre for Constitutional Studies will be
hosting an international and interdisciplinary conference on "Legislatures
and Constitutionalism: The Role of Legislatures in the Constitutional
State" at the Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta, from July 2-5, 2004. By
bringing together scholars from different countries and disciplines, this
conference will seek to fill the gap in scholarship about the role of the
legislative branch in a constitutional democracy. Confirmed participants
include: Heather Gerken, Russell Hardin, Justice Michel Bastarache,
Supreme Court of Canada, Janet Hiebert, Sujit Choudhry, David Dyzenhaus,
Jennifer Nedelsky, Jon Elster, Joseph Raz, Justice Antonin Scalia, Supreme
Court of the United States, Jane Schacter, Chief Justice Catherine Fraser,
Alberta Court of Appeal, and Amy Gutmann. For more information, visit the
following webpage: http://www.law.ualberta.ca/centres/ccs or contact the
Centre for Constitutional Studies by email: conference_ccs@law.ualberta.ca

The UK Association for Legal and Social Philosophy will host its Annual
Conference 2004 from July 5-7, at the University of Wales, Newport. This
conference is the latest in a series exploring areas of intersection
between debates in political, legal, ethical and social theory on issues
of contemporary concern. Keynote speaker will be Anne Phillips (London
School of Economics), and a special panel including speakers such as
Stuart White, Joanne Conaghan, Hartley Dean, and Jurgen De Wispelaere will
consider the topic: "Equality: From Theory to Action". For further details
contact: Gideon Calder, Centre for Applied Social and Philosophical
Studies, University of Wales, Newport, PO Box 180, Newport NP20 5XR, UK;
email: gideon.calder@newport.ac.uk. Further conference details can be
obtained at: http://www.newport.ac.uk/equality

From August 5-8, 2004, the Couchiching Institute on Public Affairs (CIPA)
will dedicate its 2004 annual summer conference to the theme "God's
Back... with a Vengeance: Religion, Pluralism and the Secular State". Held
at Lake Couchiching, Ontario, this year's event will examine the
challenges created by the conflict between religious and secular values
and the roots of the religious revival in many parts of the world. Topics
will include religious extremism and its relationship to terrorism, the
rising influence of extreme religious beliefs in secular governments, and
the tension between individual rights and collective religious rights in
pluralist democracies. For details about registration, contact the CIPA
office by tel: 416.494.1440 or email: couch@couch.ca or visit the
conference website: http://www.couch.ca/conference/index.html

"Racisms, Sexisms & Contemporary Politics of Belonging" is an
international conference organized by the International Sociological
Association (ISA), to be held from August 25-27, 2004, at Friends House,
173 Euston Rd., London, UK. The conference will examine the racialized and
gendered effects of some of the fundamental features of a contemporary
politics of belonging. Further details and a provisional conference
program are posted at: http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/cforp228.htm For other
information, contact the conference organizers: Nira Yuval-Davis (email:
n.yuval-davis@uel.ac.uk) or Kalpana Kannabiran (Kalpana@hd1.vsnl.net.in

The Societas Ethica, a leading European academic society for research in
ethics, will host its annual conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, August
25-29, 2004. This year's topic is "Pluralism in Europe? One Law? One
Market? One Culture?". This topic is posed as a question in order to
highlight the need for clarification: How much pluralism does Europe need?
In what realms are unity and uniformity unnecessary? For additional
information, contact: Stefan Heuser; societas@theologie.uni-erlangen.de;
tel: +49 (0) 9131 / 85-26237; or consult the SE website:
http://www.societasethica.info/

The Conflict Research Society (CRS) in partnership with INCORE/University
of Ulster and the United Nations University will hold a conference on
"Multidisciplinary Findings in Conflict Research", from September 1-3,
2004 at the University of Ulster, Magee Campus, London/Derry Northern
Ireland. For further details, contact: Silvia D. Mussano, School of Policy
Studies, Magee Campus, University of Ulster, BT487JL Derry, Northern
Ireland; tel: 004-(0)28-71375535; email: s.mussano@ulster.ac.uk

From September 17-18, 2004, the Department of French and the Centre for
the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship at the University of Bristol will
host an interdisciplinary conference on the topic "The Construction of
Minority Identities in Britain and France". Speakers will include
Catherine de Wenden, Nadia Kiwan, Tariq Modood, and Bobby Sayyid. For more
information, contact Gino Raymond at: Gino.Raymond@bristol.ac.uk or visit
the following conference website:
http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/French/Identitiesconference/introduction.html

The International Metropolis Project is organizing a conference on
"Multicultural Futures" on September 22-23, 2004, in Prato, Italy (outside
Florence). Multiculturalism theory and practice are now under severe
criticism from both the left and the right. Declared a failed policy for
integration in a number of European countries and subjected to critiques
that it is bound to divide societies, multiculturalism's future as social
policy needs to be examined carefully. The International Metropolis
Project, the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements, and the
Australian Multicultural Foundation have organized a conference to take a
hard look at the future viability of multiculturalism as a means of
bringing about the effective integration of immigrants and creating
cohesive societies that have diverse populations. Speakers include Veit
Bader, Will Kymlicka, Aristide Zolberg, Rainer Baubock, Graeme Hugo,
Trevor Phillips, and a number of government ministers. The conference is
immediately prior to the 9th International Metropolis Conference which
takes place in Geneva from September 27-October 1. Program details and
registration information can be found on the Metropolis website at
http://www.international.metropolis.net/

The 5th Global Conference in the "Cultures of Violence" series will take
place September 20-23, 2004, at Mansfield College, Oxford, UK. This
multi-disciplinary event aims to identify the factors underlying violence
in contemporary life and probe the representation of violence in media,
art and literature. The conference itinerary includes sections for papers,
presentations, reports and workshops. For more information, contact: Rob
Fisher rf@inter-disciplinary.net or access:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ati/violence/v5/cov04cfp.htm

"The Politics of Accommodation" is the theme of the Atlantic Provinces
Political Studies Association 2004 Annual Conference, which will be hosted
by the Department of Political Science, University of Moncton, New
Brunswick from September 24-26, 2004. The conference proposes to examine
accommodation from various points of view: political, historical,
sociological, philosophical and cultural. Presentations will explore
different methodological approaches to accommodation, but studies of the
accommodation of linguistic, religious and cultural diversity with
concrete applications will be a focus. For more information, contact:
Chedly Belkhodja, Department of Political Science, University of Moncton,
Moncton, New Brunswick, E1A 3E9; email: belkhoc@umoncton.ca; tel: 506 858
3749; fax: 506 858 4508.

The California Roundtable for the Philosophy of Race will dedicate its
inaugural annual conference to the topic "Race, Ethnicity, Racism". The
roundtable, which will be held from September 24-25, 2004, at the
University of San Francisco, will bring philosophers of race and those
working in related fields together to exchange ideas and methods. Keynote
speakers will include Tommy Lott and Gregory Velazco y Trianosky. Speakers
will consider a broad range of philosophical issues regarding race,
ethnicity, and racism, including those that take up race in the context of
another topic, such as justice, ethnocentrism, identity, ethnicity,
mestizaje (mixed race), feminism, biology, phenomenology, existentialism,
psychoanalysis, metaphysics, or epistemology. For further details contact:
Ronald R. Sundstrom, Department of Philosophy, University of Memphis;
email: rrsundstrom@usfca.edu

An interdisciplinary conference on "Civic Education Research" will be held
from September 26-28, 2004, in the Hilton Hotel of Reno/Tahoe, Nevada. The
conference will gather together researchers with a common interest in
civic education working on: service-learning, moral education, character
education, democratic education, policy research, and studies of civic
capacity and skills. The conference is sponsored by the Centre for Policy
and Practice in Bloomington, Indiana. A detailed conference website has
been posted at the following web address:
http://www.civicedconf.org/research.html

The Research Committee on Politics and Ethnicity of the International
Political Science Association will host an event called "Beyond Case
Studies: What have we Learned about Ethnicity and Politics?" at the
University of Ottawa from September 30-October 2, 2004. The conference
will examine common methodological approaches to the politics of violent
conflict, and develop conclusions about the future health of the
discipline of political science. For more information, contact:
Francois-Pierre Gingras, School of Policy Studies, University of Ottawa;
email: fgingras@uottawa.ca or visit the following conference website:
http://aix1.uottawa.ca/~fgingras/acad/rc14ottawa.html

An international conference entitled "The Status Law Syndrome:
Post-communist Nation Building, Citizenship, and/or Minority Protection"
will be held from October 14-16, 2004 in Budapest, Hungary. The organizing
institutions are the Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, and the
Minority Studies Institute of the HAS, Budapest. The conference was
initiated by Hungarian and Japanese scholars to further academic
collaboration and scientific studies on national minorities in Central and
Eastern Europe. Topics will include: status laws in Central and East
European contexts; the status law as solution for national minority
conflicts; and the future of status laws for kin-minorities. For details,
contact: Anna Osvath; email: annaosv@mail.history.mta.hu (for
organizational issues), or, alternatively: balazs.majtenyi@bkae.hu (for
academic issues).

A conference called "Diversity, Regionalism and Youth: Comparison between
Central, Eastern and Western Europe" will be held in Brno, Czech Republic,
from October 20-25, 2004. Organized by the European Free Alliance Youth,
this event will give youths 17-27 the chance to familiarize themselves
with the reality of "regionalism awareness" in the three areas of Europe
and develop skills in positively promoting regional culture and special
characteristics. For more information, contact: Eva Mendoza, European Free
Alliance Youth, 60 Rue Wiertz, PHS 02C26; 1047 Bruxelles (Belgique); tel:
+32 228441711; fax: +32 22841771; email: emendoza@europarl.eu.int

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:
http://www.uoguelph.ca/philosophy/spp

An international conference on "Politics and Ethics: An Interdisciplinary
Exploration of Contemporary Issues" will be held from March 24-26, 2005,
at the University of Southern Mississippi, Gulf Coast, USA. A keynote
speaker at the conference is David Crocker of the Institute for Philosophy
and Public Policy, University of Maryland. Proposals for papers or panels
(500 word maximum) should be submitted as email attachments prior to
August 1, 2004. Submit proposals to: Mark Evans, Department of Politics
and International Relations, University of Wales Swansea, Singleton Park,
Swansea SA2 8PP, UK; email: M.A.Evans@Swansea.ac.uk


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

Barzilai, Gad (2003) Communities and Law : Politics and Cultures of Legal
Identities (Law, Meaning, and Violence) (UMP) $65.00

Brenner, Frederic (2003) Diaspora: Homelands in Exile (2 Vol. Set)
(HarperCollins) $68.00

Conley, Ellen Alexander (2004) The Chosen Shore: Stories of Immigrants (U
of California Press) $29.95

Dieckhoff, Alain (ed) (2004) The Politics of Belonging: Nationalism,
Liberalism, and Pluralism (Lexington) $26.00

Dimitras, Panayote Elias (2004) Recognition of Minorities in Europe:
Protecting Rights and Dignity (Minority Rights Group) - available at:
http://www.minorityrights.org/admin/Download/pdf/Recognition2004.pdf

Dworkin, Ronald (ed) (2004) From Liberal Values to Democratic Transition:
Essays in Honor of Janos Kis (Central European University Press) $49.95

Fishkin, James & Peter Laslett (2003) Debating Deliberative Democracy
(Blackwell) $29.95

Freedman, Jane (2004) Immigration and Insecurity in France (Ashgate)
$74.95

Fung, Archon and E.O. Wright (eds) (2003) Deepening Democracy:
Institutional Innovations in Empowered Participatory Governance (Verso)
$22.00

Gibson, James L. (2004) Overcoming Apartheid: Can Truth Reconcile a
Nation? (Russell Sage) $47.50

Hagandoorn, Louk et.al. (2003) Integrating Immigrants in the Netherlands
(Ashgate) $89.95

Hall, Lena (2004) Dictionary of Multicultural Psychology: Issues, Terms
and Concepts (Sage) $34.95

James, Michael Rabinder (2004) Deliberative Democracy and the Plural
Polity (UP of Kansas) $19.95

Kenny, Michael (2004) Politics of Identity: Liberal Political Theory and
the Dilemmas of Difference (Polity) $27.95

Krestedemas, Philip and Ana Aparicio (2004) Immigrants, Welfare Reform,
and the Poverty of Policy (Praeger) $79.95

Laycock, David (ed) (2004) Representation and Democratic Theory (UBC
Press) $85.00

Loonin, Meryl (2004) Multicultural America (Lucent) $27.45

Minnow, Martha, Richard A. Shweder et.al. (eds) (2002) Engaging Cultural
Differences: The Multicultural Challenge in Liberal Democracies (Russell
Sage) $49.95

Reitz, Jeff (ed) (2003) Host Societies and the Reception of Immigrants
(Center for the Comparative Study of Immigration Studies) $22.01

Rex, John & Gurharpal Singh (2004) Governance in Multicultural Societies
(Ashgate) $89.95

Schneckener, Ulrich and Stefan Wolff (eds) (2004) Managing and Settling
Ethnic Conflicts: Perspectives on Successes and Failures in Europe, Africa
and Asia (Palgrave) $22.95

Seymour, Michel (ed) (2004) The Fate of the Nation-state (McGill-Queen's
UP) 27.95

Sistare, Christine (2004) Civility and its Discontents: Essays on Civic
Virtue, Toleration and Cultural Fragmentation (UP of Kansas) $17.95

Wright, Sue (2003) Language Policy and Language Planning: From Nationalism
to Globalisation (Palgrave) $24.95


Journal Special Issues and Symposia

The International Journal of Multicultural Societies recently published a
special issue on "Pluralism and Multiculturalism in Colonial and
Post-Colonial Societies" (Vol. 5, No. 2; December 2003). The IJMS is a
UNESCO publication available for viewing on the WWW at the following web
address: http://www.unesco.org/shs/ijms

Volume 7 (2003) of "Ethnologia Balkanica", the journal of the
International Association for Southeast European Anthropology, includes
articles about collective identity and national culture in countries such
as Bulgaria, Greece, Slovenia, Romania and Serbia. Each article seeks to
address the problem of South-eastern Europe in the context of "the New
Europe". Contributors include: Chris Hann, Ivaylo Ditchev, Evgenija
Krasteva-Blagoeva and Domna Michail.

A recent issue of the journal Race Equality Teaching contains a series of
articles on the relationships between race, citizenship and citizenship
education (Vol. 22, No. 2; 2004). The articles consider issues such as
children's attitudes, practical teaching, teaching global citizenship, and
anti-racism education.

A special issue of the Bulletin of Latin American Research contains
several articles on topics related to citizenship and indigenous
communities in Central and South American countries (Vol. 23, No. 2;
2004).

A symposium on "Race and Immigration Policies under New Labour in Britain"
was recently published in the journal Ethnicities (Vol. 4, No. 2; 2004).
Contributors include Liza Schuster and John Solomos, with comments by
Shamit Saggar, Ruth Levitas and Joel Krieger.

A recent issue of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs contains a
series of articles on citizenship, liberal foreign policy, plus a
collection of reviews on the philosophy of John Rawls (Vol. 17, No. 1;
2004).

Two symposiums are included in a recent issue of "PS: Political Science
and Politics", the American Political Science Associations "journal of the
profession" (Vol. 37; No. 2; April 2004). The first symposium, dedicated
to "The Politics of Civic Education", is edited by Joel Westheimer of the
University of Ottawa. This issue includes articles by Larry Cuban, William
Galston, Diana Hess and Jane Junn. The second symposium is entitled "The
Brown Decision at 50: Limitations and Emanations". Articles in this
section consider issues such as democratic reform and school
desegregation, all in the context of the legacy of the US Supreme Court's
famous "Brown" decision. Articles are posted on-line at the PS website:
http://www.apsanet.org/PS/april04/toc.cfm

A recent issue of the journal Latino Studies includes a series of articles
on citizenship and political participation. Articles discuss problems
associated with "delinquent" forms of citizenship, transformations in the
concept of citizenship, and Mexican migration and citizenship into the
United States (Vol. 2, No.1; April 2004).


New Journals

The Du Bois Review: Social Science Research on Race is a new semi-annual
journal devoted to research and criticism on the subject of race.
Published by the W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American
Research, Harvard University, the Review will primarily focus on empirical
studies, although review essays on new scholarship and essays about the
"state of the field" of race relations will appear frequently. The
inaugural issue (Vol. 1, No. 1; Spring 2004) contains essays on topics
such as segregation, race in post-secondary education, reparations, urban
racial conflict, race and poverty, and race in the world system. Tables of
contents and article abstracts can be downloaded from the "Cambridge
Journals Online" service (http://journals.cambridge.org) by searching for
"Du Bois Review". The journal welcomes manuscripts from authors in the
U.S. or elsewhere in the world on the subject of race and society.
Manuscripts for submission should be sent to: Dee A. Worman, Managing
Editor, Du Bois Review, 69 Dunster St., Cambridge, MA, 02138, USA; tel:
617-496-5867; fax: 617-496-1327; email: dworman@fas.harvard.edu


Other Publications

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues provides a critical and timely
review of contemporary developments in minority-majority relations in
Europe. It combines analysis, commentary and documentation in relation to
conflict management, international legal developments and domestic
legislation affecting minorities in Europe. Part I contains scholarly
articles, including a special focus section on 'New Minorities', and Part
II reviews the implementation of minority legislation and international
standards at the universal and regional levels as well as new developments
in relation to them and contains a list of international norms. Ordering
information and a table of contents for the 2002/2003 Yearbook can be
found at: http://www.ecmi.de/doc/public_yearbook.html

The European Court of Human Rights recently launched its "HUDOC" CD-ROM.
This document contains judgments and decisions of the European Court of
Human Rights, resolutions of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of
Europe, and decisions and reports of the former European Commission of
Human Rights. For instructions on how to order a copy, go to:
http://www.echr.coe.int/hudoccd/


4. CALL FOR PAPERS

The journal Patterns of Prejudice welcomes essays for a special issue on
Language and Discrimination, to be published in September 2005. Guest
edited by Richard Pugh, this special issue will examine the role of
minority languages in Europe and around the world, focusing especially on
power relations and issues of discrimination and marginalization. Papers
should be submitted by 30 November 2004. Submissions should be between
5,000 and 7,000 words in length. Submissions should be sent to: Barbara
Rosenbaum, Patterns of Prejudice, 79 Wimpole Street, London W1G 9RY, UK;
fax: +44 (0)20 7935 3252; email: b.rosenbaum@jpr.org.uk Further
information can be found at:
http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/titles/0031322X.asp

The journal Essays in Philosophy invites submissions for a special issue
on the topic "Liberalism, Feminism and Multiculturalism" (Volume 7, Number
1) to be published in January 2006. This issue will include papers on
feminist and multicultural critiques of liberal philosophy, as well as
defences of liberalism against these critiques. Papers dedicated to the
relationship between liberal justice and rights and the need for special
women's and minorities' rights are particularly welcome. The deadline for
submissions is October 15, 2005. Submissions and enquiries should be sent
to the General Editor, Michael Goodman, at: mfg@humboldt.edu. Additional
information is posted at: http://www.humboldt.edu/~essays/topics.html

A new journal called "The International Journal of Citizenship and Teacher
Education" (IJCTE) will publish its first issue in July 2005. The IJCTE
welcomes manuscripts focussing on issues of citizenship education, and
particularly articles on issues such as social and moral considerations,
community involvement and political literacy. Enquiries and submissions
should be sent to Ian Davies, Department of Educational Studies,
University of York, Heslington, York, YO105DD; email: id5@york.ac.uk

The Essex Human Rights Review (EHRR) is a new online publication edited by
graduate students at the University of Essex. The EHRR is now accepting
articles, 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 academic and
practical aspects of human rights. Enquires and submissions should be
emailed to ehrr@essex.ac.uk

The Journal for the Study of Religions and Ideologies (JSRI) invites
articles for a special issue on "Multiculturalism and Civil Society"
(Issue 8; August 2004). JSRI is an international publication of the
Seminar for the Interdisciplinary Research of Religions and Ideologies,
Department of Systematic Philosophy from Babes-Bolyai University (Cluj,
Romania) and the Society for the Research of Religion and Ideologies
(SACRI). It is intended for academics, professors and young researchers
interested in the study of religions and ideologies. Texts should be sent
as email attachments to: Mihaela Frunza, Babes Bolyai University,
Department of Systematic Philosophy, M. Kogalniceanu no.1,400084, Cluj,
Romania; tel: +40 744 698826; email: s_c_i_r_i@yahoo.com OR email:
sfrunza@hiphi.ubbcluj.ro; J.S.R.I. website: http://hiphi.ubbcluj.ro/JSRI

The journal Sprawy Narodowociowe (Nationalities Affairs), published by the
Polish Academy of Sciences devoted to the study of nationalism and
ethnicity, seeks contributors for a special volume on "Specific
Nationalisms". The deadline for submissions is October 30th, 2004.
Potential contributors should forward manuscripts and questions about
submission details to the editors of the volume: Wojciech Burszta (email:
wojciech.burszta@swps.edu.pl) (Editor-in-Chief), and Tomasz Kamusella
(email: tomek672@poczta.onet.pl; email through August 2004: tkam@loc.gov).


5. INTERNET RESOURCES

A new "digest" of court cases on gender and culture has been posted on the
internet as part of a research project undertaken at the London School of
Economics' Gender Institute. The digest gathers together key cases in
which issues of gender equality and cultural difference have arisen in
British courts. The LSE research project considered whether and to what
extent ethnic diversity is recognized in public policy and legal
judgments, and whether this kind of recognition helps or hinders the equal
treatment of women. The digest is not a complete library of cases, but
provides useful information for researchers working in the field.
http://webdb.lse.ac.uk/gender/

York University's Citizenship Studies Media Lab Website (CSML) is now up
and running at the web address below. The website contains info on CSML
events, a research library, an electronic library, plus an ongoing
worldwide registry of scholars working in the field of citizenship
studies, including current research interests, institutional affiliations
and contact information. http://csml.calumet.yorku.ca

The CIDEL Project (Citizenship and Democratic Legitimacy in the European
Union) recently finished the first year of its three-year research
project, which is financed by the European Commission's Fifth Framework
Programme. Information about workshops, newsletters, book series and
contact info can be obtained on the CIDEL Internet Resource at the web
address below. http://www.edchange.org/transformations/

The Multicultural Pavilion is a website on multiculturalism and
multicultural education for educators and activists. A new tool on this
website enables visitors to browse and shop for books and films related to
diversity, multiculturalism, social justice issues and equity issues.
http://www.edchange.org/transformations/

Details of research projects from Britain's National Foundation for
Educational Research (NFER)'s Research Programme on Citizenship can be
obtained by visiting a special section of the NFER website.
http://www.nfer.ac.uk/research/citizenship.asp


6. COURSES, FELLOWSHIPS AND SUMMER SCHOOLS

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation offers support for projects addressing
problems in the fields of international understanding, exchange, and
cooperation. Priority areas include; initiatives in comprehensive
understanding of civilizational issues, initiatives in dialogue across
cultures and civilizations, rethinking of economic development paradigms,
dialogue and exchange on common regional issues, information sharing and
dissemination to the global community, and fostering human security.
Private non-profit organizations and institutions of higher education and
related organizations are eligible. For further information, contact:
Grant Administration Section, Project Division, Sasakawa Peace Foundation,
Nippon Foundation Bldg, 4th floor, 1-2-2 Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo
107-8523, Japan; tel: +81 3 6229 5400; website:
http://www.spf.org/e/grants/

The Network University's Online Summer School on Conflict Transformation
will run three interactive, online courses on conflict transformation this
summer. The courses are taught and supervised entirely on the internet in
English. This year's courses will cover: Youth Transforming Conflict (July
5-30, 2004), Transforming Civil Conflicts (August 9-September 3, 2004),
and Gender and Conflict Transformation (September 20-October 15, 2004).
For further information visit the website below. http://www.netuni.nl

The Department of Politics at the University of York offers up to eight
Morrell studentships for MA students enrolled in the MA in Political
Philosophy, specializing in "The Idea of Toleration", in 2004-05. Each
studentship is worth domestic tuition fees plus extra funding towards
expenses. Further information can be obtained at the following website:
http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/poli/morrell/intro.htm or by contacting
Caroline Moore at the University of York (email: cm9@york.ac.uk).

Sofia University of Bulgaria is offering an MA Programme in Ethnicity and
National Relations in the Balkans. The programme will put political events
of recent Balkan history in the context of the centuries-long and often
turbulent history of the relations between the different ethnic groups
living there. It will explore the concept of ethnic relations in both
theory and practice. Courses will be taught in English, students will be
expected to write their dissertation in English, but the suggested reading
includes material in English, French, German and Russian. A two-semester
course in Bulgarian language and literature will be provided. During the
second semester and the summer months the students will take part in field
trips to a locality with ethnically and religiously mixed population and
partake in the day-to-day activities with an active minority
organization. For further information on the program, contact: Ivan Ilchev, Chair of
History of the Balkans, Department of History, Sofia University St. Kl.
Ohridski, 15 Tsar Osvoboditel Bld, 1000 Sofia, Bulgaria; tel: + 359 2 9308
223; fax: + 359 2 463022; email: dolnouino@lycos.com


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