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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 36, March 2005

 

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


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2. UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Ege University's International Cultural Studies Symposium will be
holding its 10th annual conference on May 4-6, 2005 in Izmir, Turkey on
the theme of "When `Away' Becomes `Home': Cultural Consequences of
Migration". The inter-disciplinary symposium will explore a wide range
of experiences associated with migration, movement and the mixing of
cultures and peoples. For more information, send an email to
eucss2005@yahoo.co.uk, or visit the Symposium website at:http://css.ege.edu.tr

A study session on the topic "All Different All Equal: New challenges
for European youth in a multicultural Europe 10 years after the European
youth campaign" will be hosted by Minorities of Europe & Young Women
from Minorities from May 29-June 5, 2005, at the European Youth Centre
in Strasbourg. Minorities in Europe and Young Women from Minorities
invite nominations of young delegates to attend this session. Those
interested in making a nomination should do so by email at:
sanil@moe-online.com The nominated person should be age 18-30, able to
speak English, French or Russian, actively involved in or supporting
work with minority youth, and able to attend the full period of the
study session. The aim of this Study Session is to understand the new challenges facing minority young men & women in today's European multicultural society.

The Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism
(CRONEM), in cooperation with the University of Surrey and Roehampton
University, will host a conference on "The Future of Multicultural
Britain: Meeting Across Boundaries", on June 14-15, 2005, at Southland
College, Roehampton University, London. The conference will bring
together people from different backgrounds and perspectives to debate
the future of multicultural Britain. For more information, contact: John
Eade, email: J.Eade@surrey.ac.uk; or access the "conference announcements" section on
the CRONEM website: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/Arts/CRONEM/

A workshop hosted by the Center for Applied Policy Research (Munich) and
the Romanian Academic Society will be held from July 7-9, 2005, on the
Romanian Black Sea Coast. The event is entitled "Captive States, Divided
Societies: Political Institutions of Southeastern Europe in Historical
Comparative Perspective (2005-7)". The aim of the workshop is to produce
a research textbook on the political institutions of Southeastern
Europe
, encompassing both the state and nation building of the 19th and
20th centuries and the current period of transition, and the
establishment of a multidisciplinary network of experts. For more information, contact
Wim van Meurs, Center for Applied Policy Research, Munich; email:
meurs@lrz.uni-muenchen.de. Abstracts for paper presentations will be
accepted until March 31, 2005. For more information, visit the project
website at: http://www.cap-lmu.de/english/projects/europe/captivestates

An interdisciplinary symposium on "Religion and Multicultural
Citizenship" will be held at the universities of New South Wales and
Western Sydney, July 11-13, 2005. The symposium is sponsored by the UNSW
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the UWS Centre for Cultural
Research, and the Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship,
University of Bristol, and is being organized by Geoffrey Braham Levey,
Ien Ang, and Tariq Modood. Speakers include Veit Bader, Rajeev Bhargava,
Jose Casanova and Bobby Sayyid. The aim of the symposium is to address
questions raised by the complex relations and interactions between
religion, secularism, multiculturalism, and the governing values of
liberal democracies. For further information, visit:
http://politics-ir.arts.unsw.edu.au/assets/levfiles/religion&mc2.htm

A conference entitled "Human Rights in a Globalizing Era?", organized by
the Centre for Studies in Social Justice at the University of Windsor,
will take place in Windsor, Ontario, from August 4-6, 2005. The
conference will consider the ways in which issues of democracy,
practices of citizenship, and social security connect with human rights
in the current globalizing era. Speakers will include; Alison Brysk,
Tony Evans and Vandana Shiva. For details, link to the conference
website from the CSSJ website: http://www.uwindsor.ca/socialjustice
or email the Centre at: socjust@uwindsor.ca

A conference in Stavanger, Norway from September 14-18, 2005, is
dedicated to the theme: "The State of the Nation". The event is part of
a project called "Exploring the Future World (B)Orders", initiated by
the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs after the 100 year anniversary
of the peaceful dissolution of the union between Sweden and Norway. For
additional information, contact: Helge Lunde, Project Manager, Nations
Unlimited, tel: +47 51507940; fax: +47 51507025; email:
kapittel@stavanger-kulturhus.no

The European Network for Canadian Studies (ENCS) will host a conference
on the theme "The Ties that Bind: Accommodating Complex Diversity in
Canada and the European Union" in Brussels, Belgium, from November
17-19, 2005. The event aims to examine the nature of the challenges of
complex diversity and assess possible responses beyond the nation state
template. For further information, contact: John Erik Fossum, ARENA Centre for
European Studies, University of Oslo, PO Box 1143 Blindern, N-0317 Oslo,
Norway; email: j.e.fossum@arena.uio.no or Serge Jaumain at email:
sjaumain@ulb.ac.be

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


Baadqir, Rashad (2003) The Browning of Europe: Multicultural Challenges
and Perspectives of a Changing Europe (Xlibris) $20.99

Belton, Brian A. (2004) Gypsy and Traveller Ethnicity: The Social
Generation of an Ethnic Phenomenon (Routledge) $112.54

Eisenberg, Avigail & Jeff Spinner-Halev (eds) (2005) Minorities within
Minorities: Equality, Rights and Diversity (Cambridge UP) $31.99

Esau, Alvin J. (2004) The Courts and the Colonies: the Litigation of
Hutterite Church Disputes (UBC Press) $68.47

European Centre for Minority Issues (2004) Mechanisms for the
Implementation of Minority Rights, (Council of Europe Publishing) $59.00

Ghanea, Nazila & Alexandra Xanthaki, et. al. (2004) Minorities, Peoples
and Self-Determination: Essays in Honour of Patrick Thornberry (Martinus
Nijhoff) $128.00

Gunew, Sneja (2003) Haunted Nations: The Colonial Dimensions of
Multiculturalisms (Routledge) $33.95

Hekman, Susan (2005) Private Selves, Public Identities: Reconsidering
Identity Politics (Penn State Press) $24.00

Henders, Susan (2004) Democratization and Identity: Regimes and
Ethnicity in East & Southeast Asia (Lexington) $75.00

Ifekwunigwe, Jayne O. (2004) 'Mixed Race' Studies: A Reader (Routledge)
$34.95

Joppke, Christian (2005) Selecting by Origin: Ethnic Migration in the
Liberal State (Harvard UP) $40.00

Karmis, Dimitrios & Wayne Norman (eds) (2005) Theories of Federalism: A
Reader (Palgrave) $26.95

Kaufmann, Eric P. (2004) Rethinking Ethnicity (Routledge) $33.98

Kernerman, Gerald (2005) Paradoxes of Multicultural Nationalism (UBC
Press) $75.00

Lacorne, Denis & Tony Judt (eds) (2004) The Politics of Language
(Palgrave) $51.85

Macedo, Stephen (eds) (2005) Political Exclusion and Domination (New
York UP) $55.00

Maiz, Ramon & Ferran Requejo (eds) (2005) Democracy, Nationalism and
Multiculturalism (Routledge) $110.17

Modood, Tariq (2005) Multicultural Politics: Racism, Ethnicity & Muslims
in Britain (University of Minnesota) $22.95

Osler, A. & Starkey, H. (2005) Citizenship and Language Learning:
International Perspectives (Trentham) $35.00

Sandkuhler, Hans Jury (ed) (2004) Transculturality: Epistemology,
Ethics and Politics (Peter Lang) $43.95

Skutsch, Carl (ed) (2004) Encyclopedia of the World's Minorities
(Routledge) $560.90

Talbott, William (2005) Which Rights Should be Universal? (Oxford)
$35.00

Talisse, Robert B. (2005) Democracy After Liberalism: Pragmatism and
Deliberative Politics (Routledge) $24.95

Tan, Sor-Hoon (ed) (2005) Challenging Citizenship: Group Membership and
Cultural Identity in a Global Age (Ashgate) $99.95

Woodward, Kathleen (2004) Questioning Identity (Routledge) $24.95

Wright, Robert (2004) Virtual Sovereignty: Nationalism, Culture and the
Canadian Question (University of Toronto Press/Canadian Scholars Press)
$29.95

Zachary, Pascal (2003) The Diversity Advantage: Multicultural Identity
in the New World Economy (Westview) $17.50

Journal Special Issues


A symposium on "Cosmopolitan Justice" is published in a recent issue of
Theoria: A Journal of Social and Political Theory (No. 104, August
2004). Articles by Mervyn Frost, Brian Orend, Gillian Brock, Fernando
Teson and Darrel Moellendorf are included.

The journal Hagar: Studies in Culture, Polity and Identities has
published a special issue on the theme "Beyond Tolerance? Globalization
and Gendered Exclusions" (Vol. 5, No. 1, 2004). The issue is divided in
two sections; the first is entitled "Tolerance and Beyond as Expressed
in Different Perspective of Everyday Life"; and the second "Tolerance:
Towards People of Diversity and Beyond".

UNESCO's International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS)
recently published a thematic issue devoted to the topic "Managing
Migration and Diversity in the Asia Pacific Region and Europe" (Vol. 6,
No. 2, 2004). Editors for this issue are Christine Inglis (Sydney
University, Australia) & Matthias Koenig (Bamberg University, Germany). The issue
explores debates surrounding contemporary challenges to managing
migration and integration. It is also posted on the UNESCO website at:
http://www.unesco.org/shs/ijms/vol6/issue2

The Michigan Journal of International Law recently published an
extensive issue containing several articles about international law,
state fragmentation, sub-state minorities and self-determination, and
sovereignty (Vol. 25, No. 4, 2004). Among the authors contributing to
this issue are; B. Simma, D. Philpott, Stephen D. Krasner, S. Sassen and
Margaret Moore.

The journal Citizenship Studies recently published a special issue on
"Globalization and Citizenship beyond the National State" (Vol. 8, No.
4, 2004). An introduction to the issue was written by Janine Brodie,
with other contributions by Satishi Ikeda, Janet Conway, Anna Yeatman,
and others.

The winter 2005 issue of Daedalus (the Journal of the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences) is dedicated to the issue of "race". Articles by
Victoria Hattam, Jennifer L. Hochschild, David Hollinger and Ian Hacking
are included.

A symposium on "Citizen and Citizenship Within and Beyond the Nation"
appears in a recent issue of the Cleveland State Law Review (Vol. 52,
Nos. 1/2, 2005).

A recent supplementary issue of the Journal of Multicultural Counselling
and Development contains three articles about the parallels between
multiculturalism and feminism (Vol. 32, 2004). These articles examine
theoretical relationships between multiculturalism and feminism and
explore aspects of these relationships that impact on counselling and
therapy.

The Migration Information Source recently posted a "Special Issue"
dedicated to the topic of "Migration and Human Rights". This issue
contains several featured stories about migration policy in relation to
human rights, including articles on migrant workers, human smuggling,
gender issues in migration, among other topics.
http://www.migrationinformation.org/

4. CALL FOR PAPERS

UNESCO's International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS)
welcomes submissions for a special issue on the theme "Democracy and
Power-sharing in MultiNational States". Articles adopting empirical,
comparative and normative approaches are all welcome, however all
submissions should focus on tensions between power-sharing and
democracy, or explore the ways in which political participation
threatens the fragile power-sharing arrangements that make democracy
possible and maintain peace in divided societies. Submissions and
inquiries should be sent by email to: Matthijs Bogaards (p.j.m@iu-bremen.de )
Additional information is available on the UNESCO website:
http://www.unesco.org/shs/ijms/thematic_outline

 

5. INTERNET RESOURCES

The Balch Institute Library and Archive for Multicultural Studies has
posted its extensive archive as a website resource that researchers
interested in multiculturalism in the United States are likely to find
useful. The Institute (which also has recently merged with the
Pennsylvania Historical Society) aimed to document and interpret the
ethnic and immigrant experiences in the US. The archive contains
information about immigrant experiences and communities in the United
States
categorized by separate ethnic groups.
http://www2.hsp.org/collections/Balch%20manuscript_guide/html/contents.html


A recent report published by EUMAP, in coordination with the Runnymede
Trust, is now available on the EUMAP website. The report is a follow up
to a previous project called "Monitoring Minority Protection in the EU:
The Situation of Muslims in the UK", published by EUMAP in 2002, which
provided a snapshot of the situation of Muslims in terms of minority
rights, discrimination and disadvantage. The full report is posted at:
http://www.eumap.org/reports/2004/britishmuslims

 

6. COURSES AND SUMMER SCHOOLS

The European Training and Research Centre for Human Rights and Democracy
is currently accepting applications for a summer academy entitled "The
Role of Education for a Democratic Citizenship". The academy will take
place from July 18-28, 2005, in Graz, Austria. The school's objectives
are to create a better understanding of the relevance of the concept of
human security, to present and discuss indicators defining the state of
Human Security, and to explore linkages between human rights, human
development and human security. For details, please consult the Summer
Academy
's homepage:
http://www.summeracademy.etc-graz.at


In cooperation with the European Academy of Bolzano and the European
Institute of Public Administration, the University of Graz will continue
to offer a Master's Program in European Integration and Regionalism. For
further information about the program, or to view an application form,
visit: http://www.eurac.edu/Events/meir/index.html Other inquiries
should be forwarded to: European Academy of Bolzano, Minorities and Autonomies,
Drususallee/Viale Druso 1, I-3900 Bozen/Bolzano, Italy;
tel: +39 0471 055 200; fax: +39 0471 055 299; email: meir@eurac.edu


The Summer University of the Institute of Federalism, University of
Fribourg
, is an annual three week course on the topic of "Federalism,
Decentralisation and Diversity", taking place from August 29 to
September 16, 2005. The Summer University is organised around three
one-week modules; the first week addresses the major challenges that
federalism and decentralisation face in multicultural societies, the
second addresses institutional aspects of nation-state and supranational
forms of federalism, including the European Union, and the third focuses
on such issues as "Law and Terrorism", "Negotiating Democracy", "Rule of
Law and Citizenship in Transitional Societies" and "Drafting a Constitution for
a Democratic Multicultural State". In 2004 over 51 participants from 35
countries attended the Summer University, including Ph.D. students,
civil servants, constitutional advisors and a member of parliament. The
members of the Summer University's faculty are internationally known
scholars of law, political science, sociology and economy with expertise
in the challenges to democracy, federalism, decentralisation and
multiculturalism. Application deadline is April 30, 2005. Complete
information is posted on the Institute of Federalism's website:
http://www.federalism.ch/ircc/esu/?l=_e


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Special thanks to Michael Kocsis for research help, and to Lise
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