Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 41, June 2006
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Call for Papers
5. Internet Resources
6. Related Research Projects
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 forty-first 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
The Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education (CCHRE), School of Education, University of Leeds will host a conference called "Democracy and Diversity: Educating Citizens in a Global Age" on July 20, 2006. The conference launches the influential international report "Democracy and Diversity: Principles and Concepts for Educating Citizens in a Global Age", which explores key issues in educating young citizens in multicultural democracies. Speakers will include: James A. Banks, Sally Tomlinson, Cherry McGee Banks, and Audrey Osler. For more information, contact Louise Williams, email: L.Williams@leeds.ac.uk ; tel: 0113 3434586; fax: 0113 233 3308; or visit the following website: http://www.education.leeds.ac.uk//research/cchre/diversity_and_democracy.php
The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity & Culture (CSEC) at the University of Birmingham, UK, will host a conference on "Ethnicity, Diversity and Multiculturalism" from September 7-9, 2006. The conference is aimed specifically at member institutions of 'Universitas 21' (an international network involving universities from Australia, NZ, Canada, the UK, Sweden, China and the US), and its purpose is to foster better relations and dialogue between member institutions. The event will be organized around four themes: transnationalism, diaspora, multiculturalism and research, policy and praxis. Further details can be obtained from: Sadiya Akram (email: email@example.com) or Tahir Abbas (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Additional event info is posted at: http://www.universitas21.com/event060900Diversityconf.html
A conference called "Educating for Migrant Integration - Integrating Migration into Education: European and North American Comparisons" will take place from September 21-23, 2006 at the University of Toronto. Hosted by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto, in cooperation with the Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Germany, the event will address questions of immigrant incorporation and education in a comparative framework, drawing on European and North American experiences. Main areas of interest for the conference will include: analysis of educational systems, policies and practices in immigration societies, ways in which education enhances or limits the integration of migrants, adaptation of curricula and textbooks, and reforms and changes of educational systems and practices to accommodate to large-scale migration and immigrant incorporation. For further information, contact: email@example.com. Further workshop information will be added soon to the following website: http://www.network-migration.org/workshop2006
A conference on 'The Future of Democracy: Human Development, Religion and Cultural Values' will be hosted by the Philosophy Department of Virginia, USA's The College of William and Mary from October 6-7, 2006. Speakers will include: Loren Lomasky, Pippa Norris, Alan Goldman, John Kekes, Dennis Thompson, Philip Pettit, William Galston and Sandra Day O'Connor. For full details, see the conference website at: http://www.wm.edu/philosophy/conference
The Fifth Mercator International Symposium will be held in Barcelona, Catalonia, from October 19-21, 2006, on the theme "Linguistic Rights as a Matter of Social Inclusion". The event will critically analyze the role of language as a factor of inclusion in European Union societies, and the contribution of language policies toward respecting people's rights and advancing linguistic diversity. http://www.mercator-central.org
A Graduate Conference on "Identity Politics" will be hosted by the Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western Ontario, in London Ontario, from October14-15, 2006. The event will attempt to develop and disseminate new frameworks for social movements and resistance. Papers and panels dealing with theoretical frameworks addressing identity politics in the following areas are welcome: feminist theory, queer theory, the appropriation and containment of resistance, global strategies and local tactics, nationalisms and national identities, race and the racialization of identity categories, capitalism and identity, (dis)abilities and identities, the politics of citizenship, First Nations and the nation-state and indigenous identities. Abstracts of 250-300w should be sent prior to August 15, 2006 to: firstname.lastname@example.org accompanied by academic or activist affiliation.
The Royal Irish Academy and the Irish Philosophical Society invite submissions for a conference on 'Conflict, Dialogue and Philosophy', to be held from November 2-3, 2006. The keynote speaker will be Jonathan Glover, who will deliver an Academy Lecture on political, ideological and religious conflict and the epistemological conditions for dialogue and conflict resolution. The conference will explore the question of whether and how philosophy, and epistemology in particular, can play a role in attempts to understand and potentially resolve or mediate between conflicting belief-systems or rival narratives characteristic of such conflicts. Papers might focus on abstract issues of current situations and events, or both. Submissions should be 500w or less, and should be sent by email (to: email@example.com) prior to Friday July 14, 2006. Inquires can be sent to the email address above or to: Felix O Murchadha, Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland; tel. +353-(0)91-492573.
An event entitled "Race Ethnicity & Place Conference III" will take place from November 1-4, 2006 at Texas State University, San Marcos, Texas, in association with the Association of American Geographiers. Co-organizers for the event are: John W. Frazier, Lawrence Estaville, Douglas Richardson and Orlando L. Taylor. The conference will include several concurrent sessions, field trips, workshops and student poster presentations. For details, send questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the following website: http://rep-conference.binghamton.edu/html/highlights.htm
The Human Rights Direction, Department of Justice of the Basque Government will organize the II International Conference on "Human Rights: Conflict Solving". The event will take place in the city of Bilbao from November 14-16, 2006. The aim of the conference is to bring together international human rights organizations and academic authorities to discuss both positive and negative aspects of international conflict-solving. For more information, email: email@example.com
A conference called "Dialogue across Difference: Governance in a Multicultural Era" will be held at the Australian National University from December 4-5, 2006. Organized by the Political Science Program and Social and Political Theory Program in the Research School of Social Sciences, and coordinated by John Dryzek and Barry Hindess, the conference will explore how governance can accommodate difference in legal systems, conflict resolution mechanisms, decentralized governance networks, the larger public sphere, and transnational interaction. The ways in which members of one culture pass judgment on and criticize the practices of others will be a particular focus. Abstracts of 300w, with a short biographical paragraph, should be sent by email to Lina Eriksson (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) prior to July 31, 2006. Further conference info is posted at: http://deliberativedemocracy.anu.edu.au/dadconference.php
A call for papers has been issued for a workshop on 'Multiculturalism and Moral Conflict', hosted by the School of Government and International Affairs, Durham University, UK, from March 21-23, 2007. Main speakers will include: Gerald Gaus, John Horton, Peter Jones, Chandran Kukathas, Tariq Modood and Bhikhu Parekh. Papers that address citizenship and identity, the politics of recognition, international law and multiculturalism, pluralism and moral conflict, the history of the multiculturalism debate, and the role of law and judicial systems in multinational states, hierarchic states or empires, and non-culturally homogenous states, are especially welcome. The workshop aims to be an interdisciplinary forum for philosophers, political theorists, historians and social scientists to reflect on these issues. Workshop organizers are Maria Dimova-Cookson (email: email@example.com) and Peter Stirk (email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Email abstracts of no longer than 500w to one of the organizers no later than September 30, 2006. The workshop is a joint initiative of the Centre for the History of Political Thought at Durham University and the British Idealism specialist group at the Political Science Association (PSA). Additional info is posted at: http://www.psa.ac.uk/con_and_app/durmultic.htm
An international conference on 'Human Rights and Religion' will be hosted by the Center for Human Rights Studies at Mofid University in Qom, Iran, with the cooperation of the Iranian office of the United Nations Development Program, in May 2007. The conference will concentrate on four themes: 1) religion and the foundations of human rights, 2) human rights, concord among religions, and world peace, 3) religious rights in the international human rights system, and 4) religion and the implementation of human rights. Authors should email a 500w abstract (in English, Persian or Arabic) prior to October 1, 2006. Abstracts should be submitted in MS Word format with the paper the title, author's name, postal and email address, and telephone and/or fax. Final papers should be submitted by February 1, 2007. Send abstracts and inquiries to: Masoud Adib, Center for Human Rights Studies, Mofid University, Sadoogi Boulevard,Qom, Iran, PO Box 37185-3611; tel: 0098-251-2925764; fax: 0098-251-2903564,2927395; email: CHRS@Mofidu.ac.ir Conference info will also be posted on the following website: http://chrs.mofidu.ac.ir/
3. RECENT PUBLICATIONS (all prices in U.S. dollars).
Alcoff, Linda Martin et al (eds) (2006) Identity Politics Reconsidered (Palgrave) $24.95
Baum, Bruce David (2006) Rise and Fall of the Caucasian Race (NYU Press) $45.00
Bellamy, Richard & Dario Castiglione & Josephine Shaw (eds) (2005) Making European Citizens : Civic Inclusion in a Transnational Context (Palgrave) $74.95
Boase, Roger (ed) (2005) Islam And Global Dialogue: Religious Pluralism And The Pursuit Of Peace (Ashgate) $99.95
Bodemann, Michal Y. & Gokce Yurdakul (eds) (2006) Migration, Citizenship, Ethnos (Palgrave) $65.00
Budryte, Dovile (2005) Taming Nationalism?: Political Community Building in the Post-soviet Baltic States (Ashgate) $99.95
Clavero, Bartolomé (2005) Freedom's Law and Indigenous Rights: From Europe's Economy to the Constitutionalism of the Americas (Robbins Collection) $40.00
Cohen, Robin (2006) Migration And Its Enemies: Global Capital, Migrant Labour and the Nation-state (Ashgate) $34.95
Cotter, Anne-Marie Mooney (2006) Race Matters: An International Legal Analysis of Race Discrimination (Ashgate) $114.95
Dieckhoff, Alain & Christophe Jaffrelot (2006) Revisiting Nationalism: Theories and Processes (Palgrave) $69.95
Eder, Klaus & Willfried Spohn (eds) (2005) Collective Memory And European Identity: The Effects Of Integration And Enlargement (Ashgate) $94.95
Eisenberg, Avigail (ed) (2006) Diversity and Equality: The Changing Framework of Freedom in Canada (UBC Press) $85.00
Gibney, Mathew & Randall Hansen (eds) (2005) Immigration and Asylum: From 1900 to the Present, 3 Volume Set (ABC-CLIO) $285.00
Giugni, Marco & Florence Passy (eds) (2006) Dialogues on Migration Policy (Lexington) $27.95
Greer, Scott L. (ed) (2006) Territory, Democracy and Justice: Federalism and Regionalism in Western Democracies (Palgrave Macmillan) $74.95
Guild, Elspeth (2005) International Migration and Security (Routledge) $122.50
Juss, Satvinder Singh (2006) International Migration and Global Justice (Ashgate) $99.95
Martin, Susan (2006) Managing Migration: The Promise of Cooperation (Rowman & Littlefield) $28.95
McGarry, John and Michael Keating (eds) (2006) European Integration and the Nationalities Question (Routledge) $125.00
McKinnon, Catriona (2006) Toleration: A Critical Introduction (Routledge) $31.95
Odmalm, Pontus (2005) Migration Policies and Political Participation: Inclusion or Intrusion in Western Europe? (Palgrave) $85.00
Osamu Ieda (ed) Beyond Sovereignty: From Status Law to Transnational Citizenship? (Sapporo, 2006) Available on-line at: http://src-h.slav.hokudai.ac.jp/coe21/publish/no9_ses/contents.html
Palme, Joakim & Kristof Tamas (eds) (2006) Globalizing Migration Regimes (Ashgate) $99.95
Schissler, Hanna & Yasemin Soysal (eds) (2005) The Nation, Europe, the World, New York: Textbooks in Transition (Berghahn) $25.00
Smith, Michael & Adrian Favell (eds) (2006) The Face of Human Mobility (Transaction) $29.95
Turton, David (ed) (2006) Ethnic Federalism: The Ethiopian Experience in Comparative Perspective (Ohio University Press) $24.95
Weale, A. (2006) Democratic Citizenship in the European Union (Manchester UP) $74.95
Yilmaz, Ihsan (2005) Muslim Laws, Politics And Society In Modern Nation States: Dynamic Legal Pluralisms In England, Turkey And Pakistan (Ashgate) $99.95
Journal Special Issues
A recent issue of Polity contains a symposium on Patchen Markell's "Bound by Recognition" (Vol. 38, No. 1, 2006). Commentaries by A.Y. Vazquez Arroyo, J. Cocks, and F.A. Sheth are included, followed by a reply by Markell.
A recent issue of Social Philosophy and Policy is dedicated to the theme of 'global justice' (Vol. 23, No. 1, 2006). Articles by C. Kukathas, S. Freeman, I.M. Young, and M. Blake are included.
A recent issue of the New York University Law Review contains several articles on refugees, immigration politics and citizenship (Vol. 81, No. 1, 2006). Articles by D. Fitzgerald, K. Barry and R. Rubio-Marin are included.
The journal Theory and Research in Education contains a symposium on Robert Fullinwider and Judith Lichtenberg's Leveling the Playing Field (Vol. 4, No. 2, July 2006). Harry Brighouse and Kenneth Strike provide commentaries, followed by a reply by the authors. To browse this issue, go to: http://tre.sagepub.com/current.dtl
An issue of the Journal of Social Philosophy contains a symposium on Kwame Anthony Appiah's "The Ethics of Identity" (Vol. 37, No. 2, June 2006). Commentaries by Jorge Gracia, Michele Moody-Adams, and Martha Nussbaum are included, followed by a reply by Appiah.
A special issue of Social Semiotics is dedicated to the theme of 'mediated citizenship' (Vol. 16, No. 2, 2006). Articles by J.P. Jones, M. Simone, J.A. Janakc are included.
The April, 2006 issue of Phi Delta Kappan contains a special section on 'Patriotism and Education' (Vol. 87, No. 8). Guest editor for the special section is Joel Westheimer.
The inaugural issue of the new journal Education, Citizenship and Social Justice (Vol. 1, Issue 1, March 2006) is currently available free of charge to those wishing to register on the Sage Publications website. The journal is meant to provide a forum for international and multi-disciplinary dialogue for educators and educational policy-makers concerned with the meanings and form of citizenship and social justice. Three issues per year will be published (March, July & November). Articles by Ira Harkavy, Ranu Basu, Timothy Murphy, and Amatzia Weisel and Orit Dror are contained in this issue. To view the issue (available free up to December), go to: http://esj.sagepub.com/content/vol1/issue1/
The graduate student journal Federal Governance: a graduate journal of theory and politics is looking for graduate students to serve as reviewers. Federal Governance is a peer-reviewed journal publishing graduate student essays on topics related to federalism and multi-level governance. Managed and edited by graduate students from political studies, Canadian studies, philosophy, international relations, and policy studies, the journal is designed to provide a forum for graduate students and recent post-graduates working on issues related to federalism and multi-level governance. Interested graduate students should email the editors of Federal Governance at: email@example.com or visit the following website: http://www.cnfs-rcef.net/cnfs-rcef.net/cnfs.php/federalgovernance/index.html
4. CALL FOR PAPERS
The Journal of Human Development invites submissions for a special issue on the theme 'One's Freedom as Another: Agency and the Social Fabric'. The issue will explore how people's sense of affiliation with one another affects their capacity to act and make changes in their own lives and those of others. Guest editors for the issue are Tom De Herdt and Séverine Deneulin. Papers should be submitted by email (in MS Word format) to both guest editors: firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com. Submissions should be between 6000-8000w, and should adhere to the journal's style requirements, as posted at: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/cjhdauth.asp Additional inquires should be sent directly to the guest editors.
5. INTERNET RESOURCES
The International Political Theory (IPT) Website is an internet resource meant for researchers working on international issues in the fields of political theory and political philosophy. The site has two sections: a) The IPT Beacon, and b) Resources pages. The IPT Beacon is a new type of academic journal that not only publishes original articles, but also brings together links to complete articles published elsewhere on the internet. Articles are selected carefully by an international editorial board to represent advanced research in the disciplines of international relations, political science, philosophy, international law, international political economy, and related disciplines. Resource pages include classic texts, pre-prints, videos, book reviews and other relevant materials. http://www.international-political-theory.net/
The Council of Europe's Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities has recently posted a comprehensive Bibliography on National Minorities on the CoE's minorities website. The Bibliography can be accessed at the URL below. http://www.coe.int/t/e/human_rights/minorities/1._GENERAL_PRESENTATION/Bibliography_National_Minorities%28Internet%29.asp#TopOfPage
As part of its series on "Taboo Topics", the Royal Society of Canada (RSC) organized a lecture series on the 'Governance of Diversity' (held at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University) and on asymmetrical federalism (held at the University of Toronto). Summaries of each forum have been posted on the RSC website: http://www.rsc.ca/index.php?lang_id=1&page_id=194
The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) has launched an online consultation on the Secretary-General's Report on International Migration and Development. The report discusses how international migration can contribute to development, and presents a comprehensive review of several aspects of international migration including: migration trends, the impact of international migration both on countries of destination and origin, rights, gender, integration, benefits, protection of migrants, and the international normative framework that emerged around the governance of migration. http://www.un.org/Docs/journal/asp/ws.asp?m=A/60/871
6. RELATED RESEARCH PROJECTS
The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) and the School of Law at the University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) are currently accepting applications for the LLM in Human Rights Law (2006/07). A small number of scholarships are available and international students are strongly encouraged to apply. The LLM offers students opportunities to: gain insight into the legal protection of rights in post-conflict or transitional situations; conduct research in TJI areas of specialization such as law and conflict, human rights and transitional justice, gender, equality and transition, peace agreements, women's human rights and indigenous peoples' and minority rights; acquire skills and knowledge needed to undertake human rights work in a range of sectors; and undertake an internship with the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and other organizations in Northern-Ireland. Application forms can be downloaded from: http://prospectus.ulster.ac.uk/geninfo/apply.html. For further information contact: Niamh Reilly, Course Director, LLM in Human Rights; email: n.reilly AT ulster.ac.uk; OR Katrina Reynolds, Transitional Justice Institute, Magee campus, BT48 7JL, Northern Ireland; tel: + 44 (0) 28 7137 5146; fax: + 44 (0) 28 7137 5184; email: LLM@ulster.ac.uk For details on the TJI and LLM programme, visit: http://www.transitionaljustice.ulster.ac.uk
Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2006 for "Identity, Citizenship and Cultural Studies: Queen's University Research Chair in Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship" This research chair is part of the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program (Award #7538). The successful applicant will conduct research, develop collaborations and teach one half-credit course at the undergraduate or graduate level in one or more of the following areas: immigrant integration, multiculturalism and multicultural education, indigenous peoples and self-government, policing and minorities, affirmative action for racial and ethnic minorities, the state and minority nationalism, and normative theories of accommodating ethnic diversity. A background in political science and political philosophy is required, and both junior scholars with promising research records as well as established senior scholars are encouraged to apply. The chair is hosted by the Department of Political Studies, Queen's University, and its duration is 4-9 months, starting in September 2007 or January 2008 for 4-month grants, and September 2007 for 9-month grants. A letter of invitation is not required but applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research interests or visit the following website: http://www.queensu.ca/politics for information about research interests and projects. Contact: John McGarry, Canada Research Chair on Nationalism and Democracy, Department of Political Studies; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 613.533.6237. Further information about this research chair and the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program is available with full application materials at the following website: http://www.cies.org/award_book/award2007/award/Ide7538.htm
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Special thanks to Michael Kocsis for research help, and to Lise Charlebois for help with the distribution of the newsletter.
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