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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 44, March 2007


1. Introduction
2. Workshop on Deliberative Democracy and Multiculturalism
3. Upcoming Conferences
4. Recent Publications
5. Call for Papers
6. Internet Resources
7. Related Programs, Projects and Fellowships


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University is organizing a multi-year, research project on citizenship, democracy and minority rights in multiethnic states, under the direction of Prof. Will Kymlicka. As part of this project, the Forum distributes a quarterly newsletter updating recent developments in the field, of which this is the forty-forth 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


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University is organizing a workshop on "Deliberative Politics and Institutional Design in Multicultural Democracies" at Queen's on May 4-5, 2007. The workshop is part of a project to explore the linkages between contemporary debates on the theory and practice of deliberative democracy and debates on the theory and practice of multicultural citizenship. How do institutional reforms intended to enhance deliberative democracy affect issues of multiculturalism, and vice versa? Participants include Ian O'Flynn, Henry Milner, Donna Lee Van Cott, Gianpaolo Baiocchi, Phil Oxhorn, Clarissa Hayward, Loren King, Genevieve Fuji Johnson, Monique Deveaux, David Kahane, Dan Munro, and Jacob Levy. For further information, contact the co-organizers, Will Kymlicka (kymlicka@post.queensu.ca) or Dan Munro (dkmunro@gmail.com).


A conference on "Rethinking Citizenship Education in European Migration Societies: Political Strategies, Social Changes, Educational Concepts" will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from April 26-28, 2007. The conference is part of the Networking European Citizenship Education project (www.bpb.de/nece), and will examine citizenship education and its contribution to transcending national borders and advancing cooperation on the European and international level. For more information, contact: Christoph Müller-Hofstede (email: mueller-hofstede@bpb.de) or visit the conference website: http://www.bpb.de/veranstaltungen/Q5RBIH.html

A conference on "Managing and Accommodating Multiple Diversities: Recent Experience in the United States and Canada" will be held at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University, on May 3-5 2007. Panels will explore the US and Canadian experiences in relation to language policy, immigration, multiculturalism, citizenship policies, indigenous peoples, and local/regional diversities. For more information, contact Helen Clayton, Program Coordinator (hclayton@wcfia.harvard.edu), or check the conference website: http://www.wcfia.harvard.edu/res_activities/conferences/canada/index.htm

An interdisciplinary graduate student workshop on "The Right of Return: Legal, Normative and Comparative Perspectives" will be hosted by the Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, Munk Centre for International Relations at the University of Toronto, on May 9, 2007. The workshop will look at legal and moral standing of the right of return in different states and regions. For more details, contact Maja Catic by email: mcatic@brandeis.edu

The Department of Politics and International Relations at Swansea University (U.K.) is hosting a conference on "Becoming Plural: The Political Thought of William E. Connolly", to be held on May 11-12, 2007. Speakers include William Connelly, Wendy Brown, David Howarth and Moya Lloyd. The organizers are Samuel A. Chambers and Alan Finlayson. For more information, follow the conference information link at the bottom of the following website: http://www.swan.ac.uk/news_centre/WhatsHappening/Headline,14282,en.asp

A conference entitled "Dynamics of National Identity and Transnational Identities in the Process of European Integration" will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, June 7-10, 2007. Organized by the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, the event will explore such topics as: euro-integration, globalization and nationalism; national and trans-national identities; challenges of EU integration; and the creation of new multiethnic states. English will be the main language. Send inquiries to: balkan_ethnobg@yahoo.co.uk Registration form and further details are found on the web-site of the Balkan Ethnology Department:

There will be a workshop on 'Divided Nations and European Integration' at Queen's University (Kingston) on 27-28 July 2007. It will explore the legal, political and normative issues raised by national groups within Europe whose historic homelands are divided by international borders, such as the Irish, Hungarians, Germans, Serbs, Croats, Albanians, Russians, Turks, Basques and Kurds, and will consider the impact of European integration on them. The workshop is organized by Tristan Mabry (mabry@sas.upenn.edu), John McGarry (mcgarryj@post.queensu.ca) and B. O'Leary (boleary@sas.upenn.edu), and is sponsored by the Carnegie Corporation of New York.

A conference called "The 'New' 'Liberal' Europe?: Speculations, Fears, Visions" is being organized by the Society for Applied European Thought (SAET) in Skopje, Macedonia from July 8-13, 2007. This event will mark the 15th anniversary of the first SAET conference by reflecting on liberalism in the new Europe. Topics will include: civil society/state and supranational relations, asylum, the "clash of civilizations", inclusion/exclusion, universalism and particularism, and new thinking on Europe and Europeanness. The primary language will be English. For further information, contact: Niall W. R. Scott, Centre for Professional Ethics, University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, UK; tel: 01772-892547; email: nwrscott@uclan.ac.uk

The North American Society for Social Philosophy's 24th Annual International Social Philosophy Conference will take place at Millersville University in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, from July 12-14, 2007. This year's theme will be: "Race and Diversity in the Global Context". For information, contact: Jordy Rocheleau (tel. 931-221-7925; email: rocheleauj@apsu.edu) or Sally Scholz (tel. 610-519-4099; email: sally.scholz@villanova.edu) or visit the conference website: http://www.pitt.edu/~nassp/call2007.htm

The theme of the 23rd World Congress of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) will be "Law and Legal Cultures in the 21st Century: Diversity and Unity". The event will take place at Jagiellonian University, Cracow, Poland, on August 1-6, 2007, and will explore differences and similarities among legal cultures, both from a theoretical and practical standpoint. Plenary speakers will include Aulis Aarnio, Zenon Bankowski, Seyla Benhabib, Eugenio Bulygin, Susan Haack, Mark van Hoecke, Takao Katsuragi, Krzysztof Motyka, Fred Schauer, Jan Sieckmann, Francesco Viola, Jan Wolenski. The official language is English. The conference website is found at: http://www.law.uj.edu.pl/ivr2007/

The International Justice and Human Rights Section of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)'s 4th General conference will focus on the theme "International Justice and Human Rights: Current Issues in International Political Theory". The general conference will take place in Pisa, Italy, September 6-8, 2008, and will address issues relating to international justice or human rights theories and standards, including: human rights in international political theory, human rights and matters of distributive justice, international criminal justice, just war theory, and human rights standards in international law and legal theory. For further details on this section, contact: Saladin Meckled-Garcia (email: s.meckled-garcia@ucl.ac.uk) or Basak Cali (email: b.cali@ucl.ac.uk) or visit: http://prs.heacademy.ac.uk/events/external/2007/09/06/justice_human_rights.html

An international conference on "Romani Migrations, Romani Diasporas" will take place at the University of Manchester on September 6-8, 2007. The conference will be hosted by the University of Manchester's Romani Project, with support from the Cultural Studies Network on Migrations and Diaspora, and will take place alongside an international conference on "Creolising Europe", hosted by the Migration and Diaspora Cultural Studies Network. Participants will enjoy access to both events. Details are found on the following website: http://www.llc.manchester.ac.uk/Research/Projects/romani/files/61_events.shtml or by email from: romani@manchester.ac.uk

A workshop on "Global Justice and Social Justice: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives on the Relationship" will be hosted by the Centre for the Study of Social Justice (CSSJ), Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Oxford on September 7-8, 2007. The aim is to explore theoretical and empirical relationships between social justice and global justice by asking to what extent do theories of global justice rely on empirical assumptions about global order, world poverty, and self-determination? What connections exist between domestic social justice and global normative concerns? Confirmed speakers include David Miller, Andrew Hurrell, Thomas Pogge, and Philippe van Parijs. For more information, contact conference organizers Ayelet Banai, Miriam Ronzoni, and Christian Schemmel by email: globaljustice@politics.ox.ac.uk

A conference on: "Rational Theism in the Public Sphere" will take place at Montreal's McGill University, from September 13-15, 2007. The conference will explore the role of religion in the public sphere in secular societies with strong civil society institutions and entrenched universal human rights. For further details, contact: Richard Bernier, The Newman Centre of McGill University, Office of Academic Conferences, 3484 Peel Street, Montreal, QC, H3A 3T6; tel: 514-398-4106; fax: 514-398-2546; email: richard.bernier@mcgill.ca or visit the conference webpage: http://www.newmancentre.org/pages/rationaltheism.html

There will be a workshop on "Multination States: East and West" at the University of Toronto on Sept. 21-22, 2007. The workshop is co-organized by Jacques Bertrand from the University of Toronto (bertrand@chass.utoronto.ca) and André Laliberté from UQÀM (laliberte.andre@uqam.ca), as part of the larger Ethnicity and Democratic Governance (EDG) project (http://www.edg-gde.ca/). It will compare the way Western and Asian countries deal with the presence of politically mobilized substate national groups. In particular, it will explore why Asian states have reaffirmed their support for homogenous nation-states and strongly resisted growing international and domestic pressures to accommodate national minorities. For more information, contact the co-organizers, or read the workshop summary at http://www.queensu.ca/edg/workshops2007.html

The Centre for Research in Ethics at the University of Montreal (CREUM) is sponsoring an international workshop on "The Plural States of Recognition", to be held in Montreal, September 27-29, 2007. Participants will include Axel Honneth, Christian Nadeau, Seyla Benhabib, Nancy Fraser, Margaret Moore, Avigail Eisenberg, Melissa Williams, Denise Réaume and Charles Taylor. Conference organizers are Michel Seymour and Martin Blanchard. Three student poster sessions will also be held. Proposals of between 250 and 500w should be sent prior to June 1, 2007 to: martin.blanchard@umontreal.ca with "Recognition 2007 Submission" in the subject line. Further information is available from: Martin Blanchard, CREUM, C.P. 6128 succ. Centre-ville, Montréal, Québec, H3C 3J7 or from the conference website: http://www.creum.umontreal.ca/spip.php?article490

The Canadian Ethnic Studies Association (CESA) will hold its 19th Biennial Conference at the Hotel Fort Garry, in Winnipeg Manitoba, on the theme "Ethnicity, Civil Society, and Public Policy: Engaging Cultures in a Globalizing World". The event will take place from September 27-30, 2007, and will include individual paper sessions, panels, roundtables, and poster presentations on topics of ethnicity, immigration, diversity, and multiculturalism in Canada, particularly in relation to civil society and globalization. Deadline for submissions is March 31, 2007. For more information, contact conference organizers at: CESA 2007 Conference, Canadian Ethnic Studies Association, c/o The Department of Geography, The University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, MB R3B 2E9; email: cesa@uwinnipeg.ca; tel: 204-786-9224 or visit the conference website: https://www.confmanager.com/main.cfm?cid=128&nid=6509

The Centre for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy at the University of Leuven and the Political Philosophy Research Group at the Catholic University of Brussels will host a series of lectures and workshops on the relationship between political and ethno-cultural justice, and the problems and challenges of democracy in a post-national era. The lectures will take place in Brussels and Leuven during fall 2007. For more information, contact Helder De Schutter, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Parkstraat 45 - postbus 03601, 3000 Leuven, Belgium (Helder.DeSchutter@hiw.kuleuven.be).

A conference called "Narrating the Nation: Television Narratives and National Identities: An International Meeting" will take place in Reus, Catalonia, October 4-5, 2007. The conference will bring together scholars researching identity-building through television narratives. Submissions on national and cultural representations; politics and ideology; language and linguistics; discursive conflicts around nationhood; immigration and cultural diversity; and representations of history in television are especially welcome. Keynote speakers will include Milly Buonanno, Lothar Mikos, and Paul Julian Smith. The conference is jointly organised by Rovira i Virgili University (Tarragona), Glasgow Caledonian University, and Universiteit Antwerpen. Abstracts should be sent prior to June 15 to narratingthenation@urv.cat For more information, visit: http://www.urv.cat/comunicacio/narratingthenation.htm

The Wisconsin Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies and the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse Office of International Education and Department of History will host an interdisciplinary conference on: "Multiculturalism, Pluralism and Globalization" from October 4-5, 2007. Proposals for panels and individual papers are welcome on topics such as: diversity, race, ethnicity, language, nationalism, separatism, tolerance, integration, human rights, civil rights and natural law. For further conference information, contact Prof. Deborah Buffton, Department of History, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI 54601 USA; tel: (608) 785-8359; fax: (608) 785-8370; email: MulticulturalismProposal@ScholarlyCalls.com; or see the conference entry on the H-net website: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=155269

The "Tallinn Conference on Conceptualising Integration", organized by the Estonian Integration Foundation, will take place in Tallinn, Estonia from October 18-19, 2007. This will be the third international conference in Tallinn focusing on issues of multiculturalism and minority integration. For more information, contact Pille Petersoo, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of International and Social Studies, Tallinn University, Uus-Sadama 5, 10120 Tallinn, Estonia; tel: +372-6199897; email: petersoo@iiss.ee

A conference on "Ethnicity in Today's Europe", jointly organized by the European Forum at the Freeman Spogli Institute and the Stanford Humanities Center, will take place from November 7-9, 2007 at Stanford University. The event will focus on scholarly work by historians, sociologists, and economists on ethnicity in Europe. For more information, contact: Matthew Tiews, Associate Director of the Humanities Center mtiews@stanford.edu.

"Moving Cultures, Shifting Identities" is a conference about migration, connection, heritage and cultural memory, being held at Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia, from December 3-5, 2007. The conference will examine issues of migration, transnational connection, displacement heritage, global space and cultural memory created by modern movements of peoples. For details, contact: Nena Bierbaum, School of Humanities, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide, South Australia 5001; email: nena.bierbaum@flinders.edu.au. Conference details are available at: http://www.fhrc.flinders.edu.au/events/movingcultures.html.

An international workshop on "Christian and Muslim Minorities in Transition in Europe and the Middle East" will be hosted by the University Centre Saint-Ignatius Antwerp (UCSIA), from December 5-7, 2007, at the University of Antwerp. Deadline for submissions is May 1st, 2007. Potential contributors should send a completed application, current C.V., statement of purpose and an outline of the proposed paper to Hannelore Roos, Prinsstraat 14- 2000 Antwerp, Belgium; tel: ++/32/(0)3/220.45.94; fax: ++/32/(0)3/707.09.31; email: hannelore.roos@soc.kuleuven.be All materials are available on this website: http://www.ucsia.org/main.aspx?c=*UCSIAENG2&n=51152&ct=50787

The 2nd International Conference on "Racisms in the New World Order" is being organized by the Centre for Multicultural and Community Development (CMCD), University of the Sunshine Coast, from December 6-7, 2007, in Caloundra, Queensland, Australia. The event will investigate new forms of racism, the role of racism in national identity, nationhood and citizenship, changing languages and discourses of racism, and the contemporary dynamics of institutional racism. For more information, contact Mitra Khakbaz, Suite 6, Level 5, 243 Edward Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000, Australia; tel: +61 7 3210 6951; email: mkhakbaz@usc.edu.au, or visit the website: http://www.usc.edu.au/Research/Centres/CMCD/Second+Racisms+Conference.htm

An international conference entitled "New Worlds, New Sovereignties" will be hosted by the Victorian Aboriginal Legal Service, the University of Melbourne, and Victoria University in Melbourne, on December 11-14, 2007. The focus will be on European and Indigenous concepts of sovereignty, overlapping and coexistent sovereignties, Aboriginal Australia/Torres Strait Islands, and Native North America. Conference organizers are Julie Evans and Patrick Wolfe. Contact conference organizers at: P.O. Box 497, Carleton North, Victoria 3054, Australia; tel: +61 3 9844 9456; email: newworlds@newsovereignties.org

On Dec. 13-15, 2007, a workshop on "Ethnic Claims and Moral Economies" will be held at St. Antony's College, Oxford. The workshop is co-organized by Bruce Berman (Queen's), André Laliberté (UQAM), and David Anderson (Oxford), as part of the EDG project (http://www.edg-gde.ca/). It seeks to explore the underlying causes of ethnic political mobilization, and in particular to situate the understanding of the politicization of ethnicity in relationship to the major social, economic, political and cultural forces of modernity. The workshop will explore the concept of 'moral economy' as a way of understanding the internal and external politics of ethnic communities and the demands they produce. For more information, check the EDG website.

The Institute for Advanced Studies at Tel Aviv University is organizing a five-day workshop on citizenship in wartime, to take place December 27-31, 2007, in Tel Aviv. The workshop will explore the theoretical and practical implications of war and terror situations for the institution of citizenship in democratic states. Citizenship, as a concept and an institution, is a keystone of Western democratic society, in war and peace. But in wartimes, including low-intensity wars, democratic societies face different challenges than the ones facing them during peace, in areas such as human rights, the status of minorities, immigration, the state's obligations to its citizens, and the meaning of social solidarity. Scholars in the fields of philosophy, political science, sociology, history, law, labor studies and related disciplines, who are interested in the workshop, should email a 250-word abstract of a research paper to Prof. Noah Lewin-Epstein, Dean, The Gershon Gordon Faculty of Social Science, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, noah1@post.tau.ac.il, by May 15, 2007. Travel funds may be available.

A conference on "Children and Migration: Identities, Mobilities and Belonging(s)" will take place from April 9-11, 2008, at University College Cork, Ireland. Current research is abundant on the separate areas of migration and childhood; this event will bring these researches together and facilitate dialogue between academic, practitioner and policy-maker communities. Confirmed speakers include Jill Rutter, Katy Gardner and Kanwal Mand. Deadline for submission of abstracts is October 31, 2007. Expressions of interest and suggestions of papers/posters should be sent to Caitríona Ní Laoire, Migrant Children Research Team, Department of Geography, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland; email: c.nilaoire@ucc.ie Conference updates will be available at: http://migration.ucc.ie/children

"Migration Matters: Immigration, Homelands, and Border Crossings in Europe and the Americas" will be the theme of the Sixth conference of the Society for Multi-Ethnic Studies: Europe and the Americas (MESEA) on June 25-28, 2008, at Leiden University, Netherlands. The aim is to focus on migration issues from the perspectives of politics, culture, history, sociology, economics, law, language, literature and the arts, including both European and North American societies. The deadline for submissions (3 hard copies plus a 300w electronic abstract/panel description) is November 15, 2007. For more information, contact Yiorgos Kalogeras, Department of English, Aristotle University, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece; e-mail: kalogera@enl.auth.gr or visit the conference website: http://www.mesea.org/conferences/2008/index.htm

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


Armitage, David (2007) The Declaration of Independence: A Global History (Harvard UP) $16.29

Arneil, Barbara (2006) Diverse Communities: The Problem with Social Capital (Cambridge UP) $29.99

Arneil, Barbara, Monique Deveaux, Rita Dhamoon, Avigail Eisenberg (eds) (2006) Sexual Justice/Cultural Justice: Critical Perspectives in Political Theory and Practice (Routledge) $120.00

Besson, Samantha, Jose Luis Marti & Verena Seiler (eds) (2006) Deliberative Democracy and its Discontents (Ashgate) $114.95

Birnir, Johanna Kristin (2006) Ethnicity and Electoral Politics (Cambridge) $85.00

Bosniak, Linda (2006) The Citizen and the Alien: Dilemmas of Contemporary Membership (Princeton UP) $27.95

Brown, Wendy (2006) Regulating Aversion: Tolerance in the Age of Identity and Empire (Princeton UP) $29.95

Cormack, Mike & Niamh Hourigan (eds) (2007) Minority Language Media: Concepts, Critiques and Case Studies (Multilingual Matters) $49.95

Deeds Ermeth, Elizabeth (ed) (2007) Rewriting Democracy: Cultural Politics in Postmodernity (Ashgate) $99.95

Deveaux, Monique (2007) Gender and Justice in Multicultural Liberal States (Oxford UP) $74.00

Faist, Thomas (ed) (2007) Dual Citizenship in Europe: From Nationhood to Societal Integration (Ashgate) $99.95

Gagnon, Alain & R. Iacovino (2006) Federalism, Citizenship, and Quebec: Debating Multinationalism (University of Toronto Press) $27.95

Gibney, Matthew J. (2006) The Ethics and Politics of Asylum (Cambridge UP) $29.99

Grin, Francois (2005) Language Policy Evaluation and the European Charter on Regional or Minority Languages (Palgrave) $105.00

Kennedy-Dubourdieu, Elaine (ed) (2006) Race and Inequality: World Perspectives on Affirmative Action (Ashgate) $99.95

Lasagabaster, David & Angel Huguet (eds) (2006) Multilingualism in European Bilingual Contexts (Multilingual Matters) $129.95

Lukic, Jasmina et.al. (eds) (2006) Women and Citizenship in Central and Eastern Europe (Ashgate) $114.95

Maas, Willem (2007) Creating European Citizens (Rowman & Littlefield) $24.95

Majtenyi, Balazs and Balazs Vizi (eds) (2007) A Minority in Europe: Selected International Documents Regarding the Roma (Gondolat Kiado) - posted at: http://www.mtaki.hu/bibliografiai_ujdonsagok/selected_international_documents_regarding_the_roma.html

Miller, Jon and Rahul Kumar (eds) (2007) Reparations: Interdisciplinary Inquiries (Oxford UP) $99.00

Miller, Toby (2006) Cultural Citizenship (Temple UP) $23.95

Naval, Concepcion and Herrero, M. (eds.) (2006). Educación y ciudadanía en una sociedad democrática (Education and Citizenship in a Democratic Society). (Encuentro, Madrid).

Oakes, Leigh & Jane Warren (2007) Citizenship and Identity in Quebec (Palgrave Macmillan) $80.00

Parzymies, Stanislaw (ed) (2007) OSCE and Minorities: Assessment and Prospects (Scholar's Press, Warsaw).

Parsons, Craig & Timothy Smeedling (eds) (2006) Immigration and the Transformation of Europe (Cambridge UP) $99.00

Roshwald, Aviel (2006) The Endurance of Nationalism: Ancient Roots and Modern Dilemmas (Oxford UP) $75.00

Sassen, Saskia (2006) Territory, Authority, Rights: From Medieval to Global Assemblages (Princeton UP) $35.00

Shabani, Omid Payrow (ed) (2007) Multiculturalism and Law: A Critical Debate (University of Wales Press) $85.00

Tastsoglou, Evangelina & Alexandra Dobrowolsky (eds) (2006) Women, Migration and Citizenship: Making Local, National and Transnational Connections (Ashgate) $99.95

Tulchin, Joseph & Meg Ruthenburg (eds) (2006) Citizenship in Latin America (Lynne Rienner) $55.00

Waters, Mary, Reed Ueda et.al. (eds) (2007) The New Americans: A Handbook of Immigration Since 1965 (Harvard UP) $35.10

Westheimer, Joel (ed) (2007) Pledging Allegiance: What Should We Teach our Children about Patriotism? (Teachers College Press) $18.95

Wong, Janelle (2006) Democracy's Promise: Immigrants and American Civic Institutions (University of Michigan Press) $24.95

Journal Special Issues

Citizenship Studies recently published a special issue under the title "Celebrating Ten Years of Citizenship Studies" (Vol. 11, No. 1, February 2007). Edited by Engin F. Isin, Peter Nyers and Bryan S. Turner, the issue includes articles by Seyla Benhabib, Christian Joppke and Ruth Lister.

A recent issue of the Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science is dedicated to the topic "Race, Ethnicity, and Inequality in the U.S. Labor Market: Critical Issues in the New Millennium" (Vol. 609, January 2007). The issue is guest edited by George Wilson, and contains pieces by Vincent J. Roscigno, Lisette M. Garcia & Donna Bobitt-Zeber, Donald Tomaskovic-Devey & Kevin Stainback, and Devah Pager. Articles can be viewed at the following website: http://ann.sagepub.com/content/vol609/issue1/

UNESCO's International Journal on Multicultural Societies (IJMS) recently published an issue on "Democracy and Power-Sharing in Multi-National States" (Vol. 8, No. 2). Articles by Matthijs Bogaards, Naazeen H. Barma, Camille A. Monteux, Nenad Stojanovic, and Peter Kraus are included. You can find the issue at the UNESCO website: http://www.unesco.org/shs/ijms/vol8/issue2

The Comparative Education Review recently published an issue on citizenship education (Vol. 51, No. 1, 2007), with articles by M. Astiz, J. Myers, K. Szelenyi and R. Rhoads.

The journal Theory and Research in Education has recently published two symposia that may be of interest to readers. In Volume 5, No. 1 (2007). there is a symposium on "Patriotism and Civic Education", with articles by Richard Miller, Ajume Wingo, Sigal Ben-Porath and Lawrence Blum. In Volume 4, No. 3 (2006), there is a symposium on William Galston's theory of liberal pluralism, with articles by Mitja Sardoc, Eamonn Callan, M. Victoria Costa, and Jason A. Scorza, and a response by William Galston.

A symposium on citizenship education is contained in a recent issue of CSCS Journal (Vol. 17, No. 2, 2006), with articles by C. Smith, G. Haydon, and M. Burkimsher.

The Journal of Moral Education contains several articles on the moral roots of citizenship and citizenship education (Vol. 35, No. 4, 2006). Articles by Helen Haste, Amy Hogan, Graham Haydon, David Carr and B.E. Gates are included.

A recent issue of the New Zealand Journal of Asian Studies contains a number of articles on Islam and multiculturalism (Vol. 8, No. 2, 2006). Titles include the following: "Essentialising Islam: Multiculturalism and Islamic Politics in New Zealand", "A Gordian Knot of Rights and Duties: New Zealand's Muslims and Multiculturalism", and "New Zealand's Muslims and their Organisations".

The February 2007 issue of the Central European University Political Science Journal is dedicated to the theme "Nationalism and International Relations after the Collapse of Communism" (Vol. 2, No. 1, 2007). This special issue is available for viewing at: http://www.ceu.hu/polscijournal. Follow the link for "Issues".

A recent issue of the Canadian Journal of Education contains several articles on democracy and citizenship education (Vol. 29, No. 2, 2006), including articles by K. Jubas, J. Kennelly and M. Evans.

New Journals

The Canadian Political Science Review is a new open-access electronic journal co-edited by Tracy Summerville and Patrick J. Smith, published under the auspices of the British Columbia Political Studies Association (BCPSA), the Western Canada Political Science Association (WCPSA) and the Atlantic Provinces Political Science Association (APPSA). The aim is to create an electronic review of political science research undertaken by Canadians or about Canada. Manuscripts are welcome on any issue of interest to political scientists, especially members of the BCPSA, WCPSA and APPSA. To contact the editors, email: ojs@unbc.ca or visit the following website: http://www.cpsr.ca


A call for papers has been issued for a forthcoming issue of UNESCO's International Journal on Multicultural Studies (IJMS), entitled "Citizenship Tests in a Post-National Era". Edited by Sue Wright and Matthias Koenig, the issue will focus on citizenship tests as an aspect of integration in industrial countries of immigration. Such tests have emerged in a variety of countries, and are often interpreted as evidence that multiculturalism has been superseded by a turn to assimilation. This issue will scrutinize these new developments. Proposals on the following topics are especially welcome: public debates over citizenship tests in different states, overviews of geographical areas or groups of comparable states, test content, accessibility and acceptability of content, tests as new forms of nation building, tests as a form of gate-keeping, and testing as a step towards greater fairness and transparency. For more details, contact the editors by email at: Sue.Wright@port.ac.uk or Matthias.Koenig@sowi.uni-goettingen.de Information on this special issue is also found on the IJMS website: http://www.unesco.org/shs/ijms

A call for submissions has been issued for a special issue of the journal Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education dedicated to the topic "Ecological Sustainability, Culture and Education". Manuscripts are due by August 1, 2007. For submission guidelines and editorial questions, contact the editors by email: Seonaigh MacPherson (macpher2@ms.umanitoba.ca) and Zvi Bekerman (mszviman@mscc.huji.ac.il)

A special issue of Brock Education will be dedicated to the theme "Citizenship Education in the Era of Globalization: Canadian Perspectives". Submissions in English or French are welcome. The deadline is September 4, 2007. Manuscripts should conform to Brock Education editorial policy (http://brocked.ed.brocku.ca/manuscript.php). Submissions (20p or less) should follow APA (5th Edition) guidelines. Authors should provide a 100-150w abstract, and prepare manuscripts for blind review. Inquiries and manuscripts should be sent to: Michael O'Sullivan, Guest Editor, Brock Education, Faculty of Education, Brock University; email: mosullivan@brocku.ca

A call for contributions has been issued for a forthcoming collection entitled; "Multiculturalism: The Great Marketing Strategy? An International Perspective", to be edited by Reza Hasmath, University of Cambridge. The collection will examine multiculturalism in various international contexts, from both political/philosophical and public policy standpoints. The aim is to investigate how multiculturalism is understood and implemented, and to analyze the outcomes of multiculturalism policies. Contributors are invited to explore the following general themes: political/philosophical arguments for multiculturalism, feasibility of multiculturalism in multi-ethnic contexts, outcomes of multiculturalism, linkages between multiculturalism and political philosophy/public policy, comparisons between different multicultural realities, and the future of multiculturalism. Contributors are encouraged to consider whether multiculturalism is simply a marketing strategy or a coherent normative strategy for dealing with the demands of local ethnic populations. Accepted contributions (7000 w) should be complete by December 15, 2007, with a publication schedule for spring 2008. To contribute, send an abstract of 500w or less with a short professional brief (150w) prior to June 30, 2007 to Reza Hasmath: rh376@cam.ac.uk


The International Review of Curriculum and Assessment Frameworks Internet Archive (INCA) has recently posted a report on "Active Citizenship in INCA Countries: Definitions, Policies, Practices and Outcomes". The report, written by Julie Nelson and David Kerr, explores how active citizenship is defined and promoted in education policy in twenty countries around the world. The report is available at: http://www.inca.org.uk/thematic_studies.html

A new report from the European Agency for Reconstruction (EAR) and the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) entitled "Minority Issues Mainstreaming: A Practical Guide for European Agency for Reconstruction Programmes", is now available for downloading from the ECMI website. http://www.ecmi.de/rubrik/72/external+publications

The Universal Human Rights Index of United Nations Documents provides searchable access to the observations and recommendations of major international HR expert bodies, including the new Human Rights Council (since 2006), and the 7 Treaty Bodies that monitor implementation of core human rights treaties http://www.universalhumanrightsindex.org/

A Spanish-language electronic network has been established to discuss and collaborate on projects relating to the "multilingual and pluricultural reality of Latin America and the world". The network, known as Red Internacional de Estudios Interculturales (RIDEI), has its website at: http://www.pucp.edu.pe/ridei/


The University of Pennsylvania has established a new program on "Democracy, Citizenship, and Constitutionalism" (DCC). This program is an interdisciplinary initiative, funded by the Mellon Foundation, which includes a faculty seminar series and annual conference on themes chosen by the Program's Faculty Advisory Council; a graduate workshop series; a postdoctoral fellowship, and undergraduate research grants. In its first year, the Program's 2007-2008 theme will be "Citizenship, Borders, and Human Needs." For more information, including information on applying for the postdoctoral fellowship, see the School of Arts and Sciences website [http://www.sas.upenn.edu/deans-office/DCCApplicationGuidelines] or contact DCC Program Chair Rogers M. Smith, Christopher H. Browne Distinguished Professor of Political Science, rogerss@sas.upenn.edu

A new project on "Diversity and the European Public Sphere: Towards a Citizens' Europe" has recently been launched, funded under the EU's 6th Framework Programme. The project, also called "EUROSPHERE", will last for five years, and involves an international consortium of 17 European universities/research institutes, with approximately 150 researchers working. Initiated and coordinated by Yngve G. Lithman and Hakan G. Sicakkan at the University of Bergen, Norway, EUROSPHERE will organize four major conferences, European forums, researcher training courses, and PhD courses examining issues of diversity within Europe and its impact on the construction of a common European public sphere. Activities will be announced regularly on the EUROSPHERE website: http://eurosphere.uib.no.

A research project known as "Testing Regimes" has been established at Soton University to examine the various ways that European countries are dealing with the role of language in the integration of immigrants, and in particular the growing emphasis on the promotion and testing of knowledge of the `national language'. One of the most pressing issues in contemporary European societies is the need to promote integration and social inclusion in the context of rapidly increasing migration. A particular challenge confronting national governments is the need to accommodate speakers of an ever increasing number of languages within what in most cases are still perceived as historically monolingual societies. This has given rise to public debates in many countries on proposals to impose a requirement of competence in a 'national' language and culture as a condition for acquiring citizenship. This project brings together international experts on language policy to exchange knowledge and ideas on this question in order to develop a more well-informed basis for public discussion and policy formulation. See the projects website as: http://www.testingregimes.soton.ac.uk/about.html

The Ethnicity and Democratic Governance project (EDG) is organizing a month-long Summer Institute in Guadalajara Mexico on the theme of Diversity and Democracy. The summer institute is open to masters and doctoral students whose research is within the areas of the EDG project, and will be led by distinguished scholars from around the world. General topics will include the causes of ethnic community formation, political mobilization and conflict; the institutional options for managing diversity; and normative theories of multiculturalism, citizenship and minority rights. Application deadline for the Summer Institute is April 15, 2007. The principle language will be English. Those interested in attending the Institute should send a complete application form to: GDE-CRIDAQ Institut international d'ete 2007, Alain-G. Gagnon, Pavillon Hubert-Aquin bureau A-3620, 1255 Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec, H2X3RG; email: Gagnon.alain@uqam.ca Further information is available at: http://www.queensu.ca/edg/summer.html

The topic of the 2007 Seggau international summer school will be "European Culture(s) - The Challenge of Diversity and Unity", to be held from June 30th to July 14th at Seggau Castle, near Graz, Austria. For two weeks, internationally renowned experts will help students explore dimensions of European culture beyond the European Union. Please find more detailed information on the International Summer School Seggau 2007 website at: http://international.uni-graz.at/seggausummerschool

Humanity in Action is organizing its ninth annual transatlantic summer program for undergraduate university students on Human and Minority Rights, meeting first in Europe in July 2007, with follow-up meetings in the US in October 2007 and January 2008. For details on the program, visit http://www.humanityinaction.org/

There are two Fulbright Canada-U.S. Visiting Research Chairs that might be of interest to readers:

(i) the Fulbright Canada-U.S. Visiting Research Chair in the Theory and Practice of Federalism, located in the Department of Political Science at McGill University. Applications are welcome from senior and junior scholars whose work includes empirical/comparative studies of federalism, analytical modeling of federal systems, normative research on the justifiable shapes of federalism, and on the study of the intellectual foundations of federalism. The starting date is September 2008 or January 2009 for one-semester grants; September 2008 for academic year grants. For more information please contact Francois Carrier, Director, Office of International Relations, at francois.carrier@mcgill.ca. Complete qualification details can be found at http://www.fulbright.ca/en/chairtext.asp

(ii) the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship, located in the Political Studies Department at Queen's University. Applications are welcomed from senior or junior scholars working in the areas of immigrant integration, multicultural education, indigenous self-government, affirmative action, state or minority nationalism, or normative theories of accommodating ethnic diversity. For more information, contact John McGarry, Canada Research Chair on Nationalism and Democracy, Queen's University (mcgarry@post.queensu.ca), or visit: http://www.iie.org/cies/award_book/award2008x/award/Ide8546.htm Fulbright Canada-U.S. Visiting Research Chairs hosted in Canada are reserved for U.S. citizens or permanent residents who hold Ph.D.s. and are not employed at a Canadian university.



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