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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 38, September 2005

 

Contents


1. Introduction
2. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Democracy and Diversity
3. Cultural Diversity and the Criminal Law Workshop
4. Upcoming Conferences
5. Recent Publications
6. New Journals
7. Call for Papers
8. Internet Resources
9. Related Research Projects

 

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-eighth issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone working in the field, whether in academia, public service, or 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/news.html

2. POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP IN DEMOCRACY AND DIVERSITY


We are now inviting applications for the second year of the new postdoctoral fellowship program in "Democracy and Diversity" at Queen's University, funded in part by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. The program will run from 2005-2008. Each year, one non-renewable 12-month fellowship will be awarded, working under the supervision of Prof. Will Kymlicka. The 2006-7 fellowship will commence on July 1, 2006. The fellowship is part of a larger nexus of activities at Queen's relating to the normative and empirical study of democracy and diversity, including the Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy; the Research Group on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship (www.queensu.ca/politics/rgonemc); the Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship; the Centre for the Study of Democracy; and the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations - all of which have active programs of workshops, conferences and visiting scholars and speakers. The Fellow would be expected to participate in these various activities as appropriate, including presentation of his or her research findings, and to assist Prof. Kymlicka in the Forum's activities. The Fellow would also be expected to do some teaching (two half-courses). While "Democracy and Diversity" is to be understood expansively, and there are no pre-determined limits on the topics it may cover, Queen's has a special expertise in issues of ethnocultural diversity. Recent and ongoing activities have covered such topics as immigration and citizenship, multiculturalism and multicultural education, indigenous rights, affirmative action, historic injustice, nationalism and secession, language rights, and transnational democracy. Applicants who combine normative analysis with empirical case studies are particularly welcome. Applications are due by March 1, 2006. For application details, check the Philosophy Department website at: http://www.queensu.ca/philosophy/

3. CULTURAL DIVERSITY AND CRIMINAL LAW WORKSHOP


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University, in cooperation with the Center for Law and Philosophy at Columbia University, is pleased to be co-sponsoring a workshop on "Criminal Law and Cultural Diversity" at Columbia University Law School in New York on March 10-12, 2006. It will bring together experts in political theory and criminal law to discuss the ways in which the courts should take into account cultural difference when making judgements of responsibility and punishment in a criminal law context. Participants include Bhikhu Parekh, Matt Matravers, Michele Moody-Adams, Jeremy Waldron, Ayelet Shachar, Kimmo Nuotio, Heike Jung, Nicola Lacey, and Andrew von Hirsch. For further information, contact the co-organizers, Will Kymlicka (kymlicka@post.queensu.ca), Jeremy Waldron (jwaldron@law.columbia.edu), or Claes Lernestedt (claes.lernestedt@bsr.oru.se).

4. UPCOMING CONFERENCES


A conference on "Migration and Political Theory" will be held at the University of Sheffield on October 21, 2005. Confirmed speakers include; Rainer Bauböck, Joseph Carens, Matthew Gibney, Iseult Honohan, and Bhikhu Parekh. The conference will explore central normative and theoretical questions related to migration. Spaces are also available for a Workshop on the "Applied Ethics of Migration Policy", to be held on the previous day, October 20, also at the University of Sheffield, involving the same series of speakers. For registration and other details about these events, please contact Sylvia McColm by email: s.mccolm@sheffield.ac.uk


The Canadian Embassy in Berlin, in association with the Heinrich-Böll Foundation, and the University of Toronto, will host an international conference from November 7-9, 2005, entitled "Citizenship, Ethnos, Multiculturalism: North American Models in Comparative Perspective". It will serve as a follow up to an event held in Toronto in October, 2003, which focused on German and European conditions. This event will concentrate on issues surrounding migration and citizenship in Canada and the United States. For more information, contact: Mekonnen Mesghena, Dep. Migration/Citizenship/Diversity, Heinrich-Böll Foundation; email: Mesghena@boell.de; fax: +49 30 28534 108.


The College of Europe, in Bruges (Belgium), will host the 3rd European Cultural and Educational Forum from November 26-30, 2005. The event is entitled "Language Policy in the European Union, Nation Building, Multilingualism, Mother Tongue Education: Legislating Education", and its aim is to assess the current state of linguistic rights in education. The forum will bring together education law experts, political leaders, key members of governments and civil society worldwide, addressing two broad themes; 1) linguistic diversity in education from a case study perspective, and 2) legislating education. For further details, contact: Gracienne Lauwers, European Association for Education Law and Policy, Arthur Goemaerelei 52, B-2018 ANTWERPEN, Belgium; tel : +32/2/306.67.60; fax : +32/3/238.58.45, or access the following website: http://www.lawandeducation.com/


The Centre for Multicultural and Community Development (CMCD) at the University of the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, Australia, will host a conference called "Racisms in the New World Order: Realities of Culture, Colour and Identity", from December 8-9, 2005, in Coolum, Queensland. The conference will examine contemporary manifestations of racism, with a focus on the following themes: media and racism, official racism, racism and the war on terror, new manifestations of racism, and responses to racism. For more information, contact the CMCD Co-ordinator: Mitra Khakbaz, Centre for Multicultural and Community Development, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of the Sunshine Coast; tel: +61-7-210-6951; fax: +61-7-3210-6967; email: mkhakbaz@usc.edu.au Information is posted on the following website: http://www.usc.edu.au/Research/Centres/CMCD/RacismsConference/


"Federalism, Quebec and Francophone Minorities in Canada" is the name of a conference to be held at the University of Ottawa from March 9-11, 2006. The event seeks to move beyond the recent debates on federalism, many of which have put "asymmetrical" federalism at the forefront. While francophone minorities support federalism, many are hesitant to endorse asymmetry. This conference will seek to answer questions such as; is asymmetrical federalism incompatible with the recognition of the rights of non-territorial minorities? How can these minorities position themselves in this debate? How can the Canadian debate on federalism benefit from international comparison, and/or be seen as a case study for the examination of the future of non-territorial minorities? The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2005. For information, contact: Linda Cardinal, Chaire de recherche sur la francophonie et les politiques publiques, University of Ottawa, 550 Cumberland, Ottawa (Ontario) K1N 6N5; email: linda.cardinal@uottawa.ca


An international conference on postcolonial cultures will be held by the Graduate School of Canadian Studies, Université de Toulouse-le Mirail, from March 16-18, 2006. Entitled "In the Plural: Divergence and Convergence in the Canadian Context", the conference will explore present-day Canada's culturally pluralistic society and its different modes of expression and representation, including linguistic, literary, artistic, political, historiographic, and sociological modes. The role of the multiculturalist policies implemented in the 1960s will be considered, as well as the limits of state-imposed pluralism. For further information, contact: Michel Kaltemback, Etudes canadiennes, Université de Toulouse-le Mirail, email: kaltemba@univ-tlse2.fr


The 11th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) will take place from March 23-25, 2006, at Columbia University, NY. The theme of this year's event is "Nationalism in an Age of Globalization", but it will also include panels on the Balkans, the Baltics, Central Europe, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, the Caucasus, Central Asia, Turkey, Greece, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Kurdistan, China, and Mongolia, as well as a special section on "Theoretical Approaches to Nationalism" and thematic panels on Islamic movements, genocide and ethnic violence, the anthropology of identity, citizenship and nationality, EU Expansion, and other topics. An award will be presented for the best graduate student papers. The early submission deadline is November 2, 2005. All proposals should be submitted (by email) to Dominique Arel, ASN President (email: darel@uottawa.ca (backup address: darel@brown.edu)). Information about the ASN and its annual conferences can be found at: http://www.nationalities.org/default.asp


The 31st Annual Conference of the British Association for Canadian Studies will be held at New Hall, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, from April 19-21, 2006. Entitled "Migrations", this international event will explore the nature and complexity of the movement of peoples, cultures, ideas, and objects, especially in the Canadian context. Submissions discussing forms of interaction between political, social, environmental, cultural and individual factors are invited. The submission deadline is November 1, 2005. For more information, contact either: Jodie Robson, BACS Administrator, 21 George Square, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH8 9LD; tel: +44 (0) 131 662 1117; fax: +44 (0) 131 662 1118; email: conference@canadian-studies.net or Itesh Sachdev, Birbeck College, University of London, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD; tel: +44 (0)20 7631 6132; fax: +44 (0)20 7383 3729; email: i.sachdev@bbk.ac.uk


The Indiana University (Fort Wayne) School of Education and the IPFW (Indiana University-Purdue University, Fort Wayne) Institute for Human Rights will host an event called "The United Nations, Human Rights and Moral Education: Theory and Practice" from April 20-22, 2006 in Fort Wayne. The event will investigate the roles played by the U.N. Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the U.N. Declaration and Convention on the Rights of the Child in the area of moral education. Keynote speakers will be Katherine Covell and Michael Farris. Contributions will come from scholars working in the fields of education, philosophy, European studies, and American studies. Contributors are asked to submit a two-page proposal for review prior to December 1, 2005. Proposals and other inquiries should be forwarded to Clark Butler, Institute for Human Rights, IPFW, Fort Wayne, IN, 46805; email: humanrights@ipfw.edu conference website: http://www.ipfw.edu/hri/2006callforpapers.html


"Cultural Policies, Trade Liberalization, and Identity Politics: Testing the Limits of the State" is an interdisciplinary conference being hosted by the University of Windsor from May 12-14, 2006. The conference will seek to address different aspects of the relationship between the cultural policies of state governments, claims for cultural autonomy made by indigenous, ethnic, and national groups, and implementation of international trade agreements in the era of globalization. Paper proposals between 300-500 words long should include; the paper's title, an abstract, the author's contact information, and a one-paragraph biographical note about the author(s), and should be sent by email to: proposals@cultureandtrade.com The deadline for proposals is November 30, 2005. For additional information, contact: Anna Lanoszka, Department of Political Science, University of Windsor, 401 Sunset Ave, Windsor, Ontario, Canada, N9B 3P4; tel: (519) 253-3000 ex. 2355; fax:(519) 973-7094; email: anna@cultureandtrade.com


The 10th international conference of the International Academy of Linguistic Law will be held June 14-17, 2006, in Galway, Ireland. Topics include language rights and legislation, language rights within various constitutions around the world, language planning and human rights, language policy and language rights, language rights and third generation rights, multilingualism and language rights, the right to linguistic diversity, and Aboriginal languages and minority rights. The deadline for proposals is December 31, 2005. For information concerning registration and submissions, contact: Joseph-G. Turi, International Academy of Linguistic Law, suite J-4, 6000 chemin Deacon, Montreal, Quebec, H3S 2T9; tel: (514) 345-0718; fax: (514) 345-0860; email: academyturi@attglobal.net Information on previous events is available on the following website: http://www.iall-aidl.org


The theme of the 16th World Congress of Sociology, organized by the International Sociological Association, is "Imperatives of Empire in Post-multicultural Nation States". The event will take place in Durban, South Africa, from July 23-29, 2005, and it will include panels on; legacies of colonialism, peace negotiations and divided societies, cosmopolitanism, nationalism and democracy, divided societies, ethnicity and citizenship, along with several other themes. For more information, contact: Andrew Jakubowicz, University of Technology Sydney, PO Box 123 Broadway, NSW 2007, Australia; tel: +61 (0)2 9514-2298; fax: -2332; cell: + 61 (0)419801102; email: A.Jakubowicz@uts.edu.au Information is also available on the conference website: http://www.ucm.es/info/isa/congress2006/rc/rc05_durban.htm


A 2006 ASN European Conference on Globalization, Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict in the Balkans and its Regional Context will be hosted by the Forum for Ethnic Relations (FER) in the Sava Center, Belgrade, from September 28-30, 2006. The three-day event will feature two plenary sessions and several panels of individual papers. The conference will focus on the Balkans, and explore topics such as; nationalism and ethnic conflict, the development of national identity and the challenges of globalization, violence and terrorism, organized crime and illegal migrations, conflict prevention, and the protection of human and minority rights.

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


Behdad, Ali (2005) A Forgetful Nation: On Immigration and Cultural Identity in the United States (Duke UP) $29.95


Benhabib, Seyla (2004) The Rights of Others: Aliens, Residents and Citizens (Cambridge UP) $23.99


Bommes, Michael et. al. (eds) (2005) International Migration Research (Ashgate) $99.95


Brock, Gillian & Harry Brighouse (eds) (2005) The Political Philosophy of Cosmpolitanism (Cambridge UP) $24.99


Buenker, John & Lorman Rutner (eds) (2005) Multiculturalism in the United States: A Comparative Guide to Acculturalism and Ethnicity, Revised and Expanded Edition (Greenwood) $75.00


Cairns, Alan (2005) First Nations and the Canadian State: In Search of Coexistence (Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University) $20.00 (http://www.iigr.ca/)


Cahoone, Lawrence (2005) Cultural Revolutions: Reason versus Culture in Philosophy, Politics and Jihad (Pennsylvania State UP) $35.00


Cooper, Davina (2004) Challenging Diversity: Rethinking Equality and the Value of Difference (Cambridge UP) $31.19


Day, Graham & Andrew Thompson (2004) Theorizing Nationalism: Debates and Issues in Social Theory (Palgrave) $26.95


Diamond, Larry et. al. (eds) (2005) World Religions and Democracy (Johns Hopkins UP) $18.95


Downing, John & Chris Husband (2005) Representing Race: Racism, Ethnicities & Media (Sage) $31.95


European Centre for Minority Issues (2005) European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Volume 3, 2003/2004 (Martinus Nijhoff) $236.00


Feltzer, Joel & Christopher Soper (2004) Muslims and the State in Britain, France and Germany (Cambridge UP) $14.99


Ferrell, Mary et. al. (2005) Global Politics of Regionalism (Pluto Press) $32.50


Flathman, Richard (2005) Pluralism and Liberal Democracy (Johns Hopkins UP) $45.00


Foner, Nancy & George Fredrickson (eds) (2004) Not Just Black and White: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Immigration, Race and Ethnicity in the United States (Russell Sage) $45.00


Friedman, Marilyn (ed) (2005) Women and Citizenship (Oxford UP) $24.95


Greco Larson, Stephanie (2005) Media and Minorities: The Politics of Race in News and Entertainment (Rowman and Littlefield) $29.95


Hewitt, Roger (2005) White Backlash and the Politics of Multiculturalism (Cambridge UP) $29.99


Inglehart, Ronald & Christian Welzel (2005) Modernization, Cultural Change and Democracy: The Human Development Sequence (Cambridge UP) $29.95


Jesse, Neal & Kristen Williams (2005) Identity and Institutions: Conflict Reduction in Divided Societies (SUNY Press) $55.00


Jones-Correa, Michael (ed) (2005) Governing American Cities: Inter-ethnic Coalitions, Competition and Conflict (Russell Sage) $19.95


Kivisto, Peter (ed) (2005) Incorporating Diversity: Rethinking Assimilation in a Multicultural Age (Paradigm Publishers) $29.95


Krysan, Maria & Amanda Lewis (eds) (2004) The Changing Terrain of Race and Ethnicity (Russell Sage) $42.50


Lieberman, Robert (2005) Shaping Race Policy: The United States in Comparative Perspective (Princeton UP) $35.00


Loury, Glenn et. al. (eds) (2005) Ethnicity, Social Mobility and Public Policy: The US and UK Compared (Cambridge UP) $53.95


Malloy, Tove (2005) National Minority Rights in Europe (Oxford UP) $115.00


Nazeer, Sameena & Leigh Tomppert (ed) (2005) Women's Rights in the Middle East and North Africa: Citizenship and Justice (Rowman and Littlefield) $29.95


Pickus, Noah (2005) True Faith and Allegiance: Immigration and American Civic Nationalism (Princeton UP) $35.00


Posner, Daniel (2005) Institutions and Ethnic Politics in Africa (Cambridge UP) $26.99


Ramakrishnan, Karthick (2005) Democracy in Immigrant America: Changing Demographics and Political Participation (Stanford UP) $45.00


Roach, Steven (2005) Cultural Autonomy, Minority Rights and Globalization (Ashgate) $89.95


Schildkraut, Deborah (2005) Press 'One' for English: Language Policy, Public Opinion, and American Identity (Princeton UP) $35.00


Sheffer, Gabriel (2003) Diaspora Politics: At Home Abroad (Cambridge UP) $55.89


Skutsch, Carl & Martin Ryle (eds) (2004) Encyclopedia Of The World's Minorities (Routledge) $495.00


Valaskakis, Gail (2005) Indian Country: Essays on Contemporary Native Culture (Wilfred Laurier University Press) $28.95


Van Cott, Donna Lee (2005) From Movements to Parties in Latin America: The Evolution of Ethnic Politics (Cambridge UP) $75.00


Weiner, Brian (2005) Sins of the Parents: The Politics of National Apologies in the United States (Temple UP) $18.95


Wolbrecht, Christian & Rodney Hero (eds) (2005) The Politics of Democratic Inclusion (Temple UP) $24.95


Wuthnow, Robert (2005) America and the Challenge of Religious Diversity (Princeton UP) $29.95


Venice Commission (2005) State Consolidation and National Identity (Council of Europe, Science and Technique of Democracy Series No. 38), $20.00

Journal Special Issues


The new issue of the International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS) is focused on "The Links Between Academic Research and Public Policies in the Field of Migration and Ethnic Relations: Selected National Case-Studies" (Vol. 7/1, 2005), guest-edited by Eric Florence and Marco Martiniello. It includes articles on the link between academic research and migration policies in China, Netherlands, Belgium and Morocco. The issue is now available on-line at: http://www.unesco.org/shs/ijms/vol7/issue1


A recent issue of Ethnopolitics is dedicated to the special topic "Moral Risk and Intervention" in relation to ethnic conflict (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2005). Guest editors for this issue are Timothy Crawford and Alan J. Kuperman. Articles take up issues such as suicidal rebellions and humanitarian intervention, moral hazard and internal war, third-party intervention and escalation in Kosovo, and conflict management and moral hazard theory.


A recent special issue of Social Theory and Practice is dedicated to the topic "Religion and Politics" (Vol. 31, No. 2, April 2005). The issue is guest edited by Roger Gottleib and John Kelsay, and it contains articles on political liberalism, women's rights and religious dissent.


The International Social Science Journal recently published a special issue on "affirmative action" (Vol. 157, No. 183, March 2005). This issue is guest-edited by Daniel Sabbagh and Patrick Simon, and contains sections on; 1) measuring discrimination, and 2) perspectives on ethnicity and race.


A recent issue of The Journal of Sociolinguistics contains a series of articles on language rights and linguistic human rights (Vol. 9, No. 3, August 2005). Articles by Stephen May, Thomas Ricento, Patrick Donna, Suresh Canagarajah, and Francois Grin are included.


A recent issue of the journal Environmental Politics is dedicated to the topic "ecological citizenship" (Vol. 14, No. 2, 2005). Articles explore such issues as liberal environmental citizenship, green citizenship, cosmopolitanism and ecological citizenship, and other related themes.


The Walrus magazine has posted a series of articles on-line that originally formed the basis for an on-line debate which took place at Oxford University on April 6, 2005. The debate was dedicated to the theme "The Future of Multiculturalism", and it featured contributions by Neal Ascherson, Daniel Weinstock, and David Ley. The debate can be viewed on-line at the Walrus website: http://www.walrusmagazine.com/article.pl?sid=05/03/24/198206


The British Journal of Education Studies contains a series of articles on citizenship education (Vol. 53, No. 3, September 2005). Articles tackle such issues as character education, civic renewal, democratic citizenship, service learning, and fostering social cohesion.

6. NEW JOURNALS


A new journal called the International Journal of Citizenship and Teacher Education recently published its first issue (Vol. 1, No. 1). This journal, launched by citizED in July, 2005, will seek to advance understanding of academic and professional issues within education that relate to social, moral, political, cultural and economic considerations. The initial issue includes papers from Judith Torney-Purta, Kerry Kennedy, Alan Sears, Murray Print, David Kerr, and Don Rowe. The journal's next issue will be published in December, 2005. The journal is located on the WWW at: http://www.citized.info/ijcte/


Papers are invited for the initial issues of a new journal entitled Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, which will be launched by Sage publications in March, 2006. This journal will provide a multidisciplinary dialogue for academic educators and educational policy-makers concerned with citizenship and social justice in educational institutions. It will tackle issues such as; social inclusion and exclusion, ethnic, racial, linguistic and religious diversity, gender and sexuality, poverty and wealth, law and human rights, and the civic role of educational institutions. Manuscript information can be found at the following website: http://www.sagepub.co.uk/journal.aspx?pid=106981 or by contacting Tony Gallagher, Graduate School of Education, Queen's University at Belfast, BT71HL, Northern Ireland; email: am.gallagher@qub.ac.uk


7. CALL FOR PAPERS


The Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE), an electronic journal produced under the auspices of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), requests submissions for a Special Focus Section on the topic "Ethno-National Minority Parties in Europe". This Special Focus Section seeks to delineate not only the role of ethno-national minority parties in Europe, but also what does and does not work in terms of party structures, coalition strategies, and minority caucuses within larger parties. Questions that potential authors might address include; how do ethnic and national minorities mobilize and organize politically? What are the internal characteristics of ethno-national minority parties? To which incentives do ethno-national parties respond? Is there a role for coalitions of ethno-national minority parties, such as those in the European Parliament? What are the legal requirements and other obstacles that ethno-political minority parties face? Articles of between 5000 and 7000 words should be submitted (via email) to Marc Weller, JEMIE Editor-in-Chief, prior to December 1, 2005 (email: mw@ecmi.de). Each contribution should be accompanied by a short abstract (100-150 words) and a brief biographical note outlining the author's professional affiliations and publications.


The Comparative and International Education Society has established a Special Interest Group (SIG) in Democratic and Citizenship Education. The SIG is seeking new members and submissions for its panels. The 50th Annual conference of CIES will take place in Hawaii, March 14-18, 2006 (http://www.cies.ws). Paper abstracts are requested by October 28th. (After that date, please contact the address below). Current panel topics include Culture and Citizenship Education and Global Dimensions of Civic Education. Paper proposals or membership requests should be made to Doyle Stevick at estevick@indiana.edu. The SIG website is http://www.candysig.blogspot.com.

8. INTERNET RESOURCES


The Nationalism Studies Program at the Central European University recently launched a new website called the Nationalism Studies Network. The aim of this website is to collect and disseminate information about research and professional events related with Nationalism Studies. To visit the Nationalism Studies Network, go to: http://www.ceu.hu/nation Announcements should be forwarded by email to: nationalism@ceu.hu


A new study on Transnational Migrant Communities prepared for the Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation by Rudyard Robinson of the North-South Institute (NSI) in Ottawa, was recently made available on-line. The report, entitled "From Immigrant Adaptation to Migrant Transnationalism", is the result of a research project undertaken between August 2004 and January 2005. It examines recent shifts in the analysis of international migration processes: http://www.nsi-ins.ca/english/research/progress/p10.asp


The élf Observatory is a new organization funded by the Rectorate of the University of Geneva which aims to explore the interrelationships between economics, language and education. The élf Observatory website is published in several languages and it posts many useful links to recent publications, other research centres, university programs, and academic journals. http://www.unige.ch/eti/elf/


"Making Multicultural Australia" is the name of a website designed to assist teachers seeking quality resources on multiculturalism. The site contains a history of Australia's cultural policies, lesson ideas, on-line quizzes, articles, speeches, interviews and A/V resources on multiculturalism and ethnic and racial tolerance. http://www.multiculturalaustralia.edu.au


The Global Commission on International Migration, established by the United Nations, has just issued its final report, entitled "Migration in an interconnected world: New directions for action". The 90-page report contains 33 recommendations for action at the national, regional and global levels. The report, as well as the 20 expert papers commissioned by the Commission, can be found at the following website: http://www.gcim.org


UNESCO publishes an email listserv called the "Migration and Multicultural Policies Mailing List". The list's purpose is to announce new publications and events from the UNESCO Programme on International Migration and Multicultural Policies. To subscribe, visit the programme's website at: http://www.unesco.org/migration, and click on "subscribe to mailing list".


The Migration Information Source recently launched a "Country Resources" section to their award-winning website including current and comprehensive migration data and analyses on more than 45 countries worldwide. Designed for journalists, policymakers and researchers, this resource brings together accessible data on immigrants, asylum seekers, demographics, country maps and flags and related source articles and WWW links. http://www.migrationinformation.org/Resources/.


Some new features have been added to the Canadian Policy Research Network's Diversity Gateway website. The purpose of this website is to present the CPRN's policy-relevant research, and it contains data, history and resources on a wide range of Canadian diversity issues. With these recent enhancements, the Diversity Gateway: 1) is available in French, 2) includes four new "Diversity at a Glance" sections which provide data on language, religion, Aboriginal peoples, and young Canadians, 3) includes an historical presentation of Canadian citizenship policy called "Defining Canadian Citizenship, 1867-1945", 4) contains a section on young Canadians; and 5) includes an overview of Statistics Canada's projections for the racially visible population in 2017, with an emphasis on young people. http://www.cprn.org/en/diversity.cfm


H-Democracy is a new email listserv affiliated with the H-Net email listserv system that aims to advance the field of democratization studies, promote debate amongst disparate research and practitioner communities within this field, and to foster communication about professional news and activities among practitioners and academics. Like all H-Net lists, H-Democracy is moderated. Instructions on how to join, an archive of postings, and other information can be found on the H-Democracy homepage. http://www.h-net.org/~democ

9. RELATED RESEARCH PROJECTS


The Rockefeller Foundation Humanities Fellowships at the Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage will host six to eight fellows during 2006-7 focusing on the theme "Theorizing Cultural Heritage". In previous years, fellows have focused on themes such as cultural heritage and political representation, and the economics of cultural heritage. This year's fellows will be humanities-oriented thinkers and practitioners working on issues like: the relationship between individual and group agency or local and national tradition, the relationship between institutional forms of cultural heritage and its form and content, and how art reflects and articulates social identity. The residency term is six weeks to five months, between September 1, 2006 and July 31, 2007. Applicants need not be U.S. citizens to apply. The deadline for letters of interest is January 15, 2006. For further information, contact: Carla Borden or James Early, Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, PO Box 37012, Victor Building Suite 4100, Washington DC, 20013-7012; tel: 202-275-1461; fax: 202-275-1119; email: culturalheritagefellows@si.edu; Additional information can be found at: http://www.folklife.si.edu/opportunities/fellowships_RF.html

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