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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 46, October 2007

 


Contents

1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Call for Papers
5. Internet Resources
6. 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 forty-sixth issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone working in the field, whether in academia, public service, or non-governmental organizations.

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. RECENT AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

A workshop on "Anti-Democratic Thought" was held at Manchester Metropolitan University September 3-5, 2007, as the 4th Annual Conference of the "Workshops in Political Theory" series. The event explored past, current, and future notions of anti-democratic thought. Summaries for previous workshops are posted at: http://www.hlss.mmu.ac.uk/politicaltheory

The12th International Metropolis Conference took place October 8-12, 2007, in Melbourne, Australia, around the topic: "Migration, Social Cohesion and Economic Growth". The event included plenary sessions, study tours and workshops on policies and practices of migration, diversity, and social cohesion, with a focus on economic impacts. PDFs of conference presentations will be posted on the following website: http://www.metropolis2007.org/

The Canadian Initiative in Law, Culture and the Humanities held its 2nd biennial conference at Carleton University from October 12-14, 2007. The conference brought together Canadian scholars working at the intersections of culture, the humanities and the law. For more information, access the CFP on the departmental website: http://www2.carleton.ca/law/?p=10

The 11th Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages will take place October 26-28, 2007, at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. The event will address the relationship between linguistic research and language maintenance and revitalization. For a conference program and travel information, visit: http://www.ogmios.org/conference07/information

The Social Capital Foundation (TSCF)'s annual conference will focus on "Ethnic Diversity and Social Capital". It will take place in Hawaii from November 15-19, 2007, and discuss conceptual and empirical links between social capital, social inclusion, ethnic diversity, migration and minority integration, and social mobility. For information, visit: http://www.socialcapitalgateway.org/eng-hawaii2007.html

The 3rd Global Conference on Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship will be held from November 16-18, 2007 in Salzburg, Austria. The aim is to explore developments and changes in the idea of pluralism and their implications for processes of inclusion and citizenship. Papers, workshops and presentations will be organized around themes such as: challenging old concepts of citizen and alien; nations, fluid boundaries and citizenship; institutions, organizations and social movements; media and artistic representations; transnational political interlacing of contemporary life; new concepts, and new forms of inclusion. For more information, contact the conference organizers: Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, Inter-Disciplinary.Net; Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain; email:
acc@inter-disciplinary.net and Rob Fisher, Inter-Disciplinary.Net; Freeland, Oxfordshire; email: pic3@inter-disciplinary.net Full details are found on this website: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ati/diversity/pluralism/pl3/cfp.html

A conference on "Multiculturalism and the `War on Terror'" is being organized by the Research Centre on Immigration, Ethnicity and Citizenship (CRIEC) at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Ghassan Hage, director of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry, University of Sydney (Australia) is the guest speaker for this event held on Friday, November 23, 2007 at UQAM. For details, contact: criec@uqam.ca or visit: http://www.criec.uqam.ca/

The Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages (AICH), University of Ulster, Magee, Derry/Londonderry Northern Ireland, and the Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific (CHCAP), Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia will host a two day workshop on November 30 and December 1, 2007, on linkages between conserving cultural heritage, maintaining cultural diversity, defining and establishing cultural citizenship, and enforcing human rights. For more information, contact the conference organizers: Mairead Nic Craith (email: M.Niccraith@ulster.ac.uk), William Logan (email: william.logan@deakin.edu.au), Michele Langfield (michele.langfield@deakin.edu.au)

The 1st Graduate Student Conference of the Toronto Group for the Study of International, Transnational, and Comparative Law will take place at University of Toronto's Faculty of Law, from January 11-12, 2008. The aim is to encourage critical enquiry and discussion of international, transnational and comparative legal scholarship. Details can be obtained by contacting the conference organizers: Michael Fakhri (Michael.fakhri@utoronto.ca) and Umut Özsu (umut.ozsu@utoronto.ca)

>From February 6-8, 2008, the research centre SoDRUS (Société, Droit et Religions de l'Université de Sherbrooke) will host its 4th International Conference on the theme: "At the Roots of Canadian Multiculturalism: The State and the Cultural and Religious Diversity in Canada, 1800-1914". The conference will explore the historical relationship between the Canadian state and cultural and religious diversity in a period of surging immigration and challenges to multicultural co-existence. Contributions in English or French from all relevant fields of study should be electronically sent to the following email address: sodrus@usherbrooke.ca before November 15. For further information, contact the conference organizers at: tel: 1800 267-8337, ext. 62676; or visit the following website: http://pages.usherbrooke.ca/sodrus/activites/index.htm

A workshop entitled "Contested Constitutionalisation: Towards a Theory of Democratic Constitutionalism" will take place from April 11-16, 2008, at the Universität Hannover, Germany. The event, which forms Workshop 15 of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR)'s series, explore the contested character of constitutionalisation, with a focus on the challenges of political representation and constitutional arrangements. For further information, contact Rainer Schmalz-Bruns, Institute for Political Science, Universität Hannover, Schneiderberg 67, Hannover, Germany; tel +49 511 762 5482; fax: +49 511 762 4199; email:
r.schmalz-bruns@ipw.uni-hannover.de; or Antje Wiener, Department of ESML, University of Bath, Bath BA2 7AW United Kingdom; tel +44 1225 38 4147; fax: +441225 38 6099; email: aw309@bath.ac.uk; or visit:
http://www.rennes2008.visionmd.co.uk/Workshop_details.asp?workshopID=15

The 13th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) will be on the theme "Nation, Identity, Conflict, and the State", and will be held at Columbia University on 10-12 April 2008.
Proposals are due 1 November 2007, and should be sent to: darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn@gmail.com. For more information, visit the ASN website at: http://www.nationalities.org

An interdisciplinary conference on the theme "Human Rights and the New Global Order" will be held from May 8-10, 2008 at the Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. The event is part of a series entitled: "Priority in Practice", which seeks to bring philosophers, social scientists and practitioners together to consider theoretical and policy issues, focusing on the value of equality. Confirmed speakers include Martha Finnemore, Jane Stromseth, Jeremy Rabkin, Charles Beitz, Joshua Cohen and Eric Posner. For further information, contact Mathias Risse, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, email:
mithias_risse@harvard.edu

The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) will host an event on "Integration in Eastern European Societies: Minorities between Nation-States and Europe" at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University UK, from May 29-31, 2008. Recent studies of ethnic minorities in Eastern Europe have emphasized nationalizing policies, external homelands, and effects of EU-enlargement on relations between majorities and minorities. This event will address efforts toward the integration of national minorities. For more details, contact: Malte Brosig, University of Portsmouth (email: malte_brosig@hotmail.com) or Timofey Agarin, University of Aberdeen (email: t.agarin@abdn.ac.uk). For further details, visit: http://www.basees.org.uk/conference.html

The Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Israel Association for Canadian Studies are sponsoring the 12th Biennial Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies, from June 16-19, 2008, on the theme "Responding to the Challenge of Diversity:
Canada, Israel and Beyond". Potential contributors should send a 250-350w abstract (in English or French) before January 15, 2008. For details, contact the conference secretariat by email: mscanada@mscc.huji.ac.il; or
phone: 972-2-5881344 or 972-2-5883367 Full details are posted on the following website:
http://canadianstudies.huji.ac.il/Conferences/call%20for%20papers%202002a.htm

The 2nd Global International Studies Conference will be held from July 23-26, 2008, at Slovenia's University of Ljubliana, on the theme is "What Keeps Us Apart, What Keeps Us Together? International Order, Justice, Values". Hosted under the auspices of the World International Studies Committee (WISC), the event will involve three plenary roundtables on the themes of 'International Order', 'Global Justice' and 'Global Values' with participants drawn from different quarters of the globe. Individuals may propose sections, panels or papers by following the instructions on the website below. For more information, contact the program chair, Knud Erik Jørgensen, Department of Political Science, Bartholin Allé, Dk-8000 Aarhus C, Denmark; email: wisc@ps.au.dk or visit: http://www.wiscnetwork.org/

The Transformative Learning Centre (TLC) at the Ontario Institute for the Study of Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT), will host an international conference from October 16-18, 2008, on: "Learning Democracy by Doing: Alternative Practices in Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy". Workshops, dramatic presentations, papers and roundtables on democracy learning in the context of K-12 education, secondary education, higher education, non-formal education, the workplace and civil society are all welcome. Potential presenters should send abstracts of roughly 350w prior to December 31 to Nelson Rosales, TLC conference coordinator,
email: tlc2008@utoronto.ca For more information, go to the following
website: http://tlc.oise.utoronto.ca/tlc2008/info.html

The 58th Political Studies Association (PSA)'s annual conference is dedicated to the theme: "Democracy, Governance and Conflict: Dilemmas of Theory and Practice", from April 1-3, 2008, at Swansea University. Hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations at the Swansea University, this will be the largest UK gathering of researchers in politics and international relations. For more information, go to:
http://www.psa.ac.uk/2008/ or contact: J. Bradbury; email:
j.p.bradbury@swansea.ac.uk

A multidisciplinary conference entitled "Canada as Refuge?" is being organized by the Centre of Canadian Studies, University of Edinburgh, from May 1-2, 2008. The event will approach the theme by examining Canada as a political, intellectual and cultural refuge, both in practice and in theoretical conceptions. Proposals should be submitted electronically to:
CentreofCanadianStudies@ed.ac.uk before November 30, 2007. For details about proposal submission, go to the conference call for papers: http://www.cst.ed.ac.uk/Events/Conferences/CanadaasRefuge.htm


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

BOOKS

Balloch, Susan & Michael Hill (eds) Care, Community and Citizenship (Policy Press) $39.95

Baubock, Rainer et. al. (eds) (2007) Citizenship Policies in the New Europe (Amsterdam University Press) $47.75

Ben-Porath, Sigal (2006) Citizenship Under Fire: Democratic Education in Times of Conflict (Princeton UP) $32.95

Bonney, Richard & DJB Trim (eds) (2007) The Development of Pluralism in Modern Britain and France (Peter Lang) $83.95

Castiglione, Dario & C. Longman (eds) (2007) The Language Question in Europe and Diverse Societies: Political, Legal and Social Perspectives (Hart Publications) $44.00

Chae, Youngsuk (2007) Politicizing Asian American Literature: Towards a Critical Multiculturalism (Routledge) $59.85

Council of Europe (2007) National Minority Standards: A Compilation of OSCE and Council of Europe Texts (Council of Europe Publishing) $38.00

Das Gupta, Monisha (2006) Unruly Immigrants: Rights, Activism, and Transnational South Asian Politics in the United States (Duke University Press) $22.95

Engster, Dan (2007) The Heart of Justice: Care Ethics and Political Theory (Oxford UP) $74.00

Goodale, Mark & Sally Engle Merry (eds) (2007) The Practice of Human Rights: Tracking Law Between the Global and the Local (Cambridge UP) $39.99

Howard, Martin (ed) (2007) Intercultural Dialogue: Canada and the Other (University of Ottawa Press) $23.00

Kamari, Maxine Clarke & Deborah Thomas (eds) (2006) Globalization and Race (Duke University Press) $23.95

Kiwan, Dina (2007) Education for Inclusive Citizenship (Routledge) $44.95

Klienschmidt, Harald (2006) Migration, Regional Integration and Human Security (Ashgate) $99.95

Koenig, Mathias & Paul de Guchteneire (eds) (2007) Democracy and Human Rights in Multicultural Societies (Ashgate) $49.95

Kymlicka, Will (2007) Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity (Oxford UP) $35.00

Laden, Anthony Simon & David Owen (eds) (2007) Multiculturalism and Political Theory (Cambridge UP) $32.99

Lambert, Helene (2007) The Position of Aliens in Relation to the European Convention on Human Rights (Council of Europe) $20.00

Modood, Tariq (2007) Multiculturalism (Polity) $19.95

Neill, William & Hanns-Uve Schwedler (eds) (2007) Integration and Cultural Inclusion in the European City (Palgrave) $95.00

Nicolae, Valeriu & Hannah Slavik (2007) Roma Diplomacy (International Debate Education Association) $17.13

O'Nions, Helen (2007) Minority Rights Protection in International Law: The Roma of Europe (Ashgate) $99.95

Ossman, Susan (2007) Places We Share: Migration, Subjectivity and Global Mobility (Lexington Books) $31.95

Russell, Peter (2005) Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonialism (University of Toronto Press) $65.00

Sales, Rosemary (2007) Understanding Immigration and Refugee Policy:
Contradictions and Continuities (Policy Press) $34.94

Saunders, Barbara & David Haljan (2007) Whither Multiculturalism (Leuven UP) $37.80

Shah, Prakash & Werner Menski (2006) Migration, Diasporas and Legal Systems in Europe (Routledge) $169.95

Skirbekk, Sigurd (2005) Dysfunctional Culture: The Inadequacy of Cultural Liberalism as a Guide to Major Challenges of the 21st Century (University Press of America) $33.00

Song, Sarah (2007) Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism (Cambridge UP) $27.99

Stevick, E. Doyle & Bradley A. U. Levinson (eds) (2007) Reimagining Civic Education: How Diverse Societies Form Democratic Citizens (Rowman & LIttlefield) $29.95

Sullivan, William and Will Kymlicka (eds) (2007) The Globalization of Ethics: Religious and Secular Perspectives (Cambridge UP) $27.99

Turner, Dale (2006) This is not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical Indigenous Philosophy (University of Toronto Press) $25.60

Wolff, Stephan (2007) Ethnic Conflict: a Global Perspective (Oxford UP) $19.95

Wong, Carolyn (2006) Lobbying for Inclusion: Rights Politics and the Making of Immigration Policy (Stanford University Press) $47.50

Wrench, John (2007) Diversity Management and Discrimination (Ashgate) $99.95


Journal Special Issues

A symposium on "Citizenship, Democracy and Education" is published in a
recent issue of the British Journal of Educational Studies (Vol. 55, No.
3, September 2007). Articles by Elizabeth Frazer, Ian Frowe, Alistair Ross
and an editorial introduction by James Paul Croll are included.

A series of articles in the theme of "Future Challenges of European
Citizenship" is contained in the European Law Journal (Vol. 13, No. 5,
September 2007). An introduction by Samantha Besson & André Utzinger
precedes essays by Francis G. Jacobs, Dora Kostakopoulou and Francis
Cheneval.

A recent issue of the Journal of Social Philosophy is dedicated to the
"Collective Moral Autonomy Thesis" (Vol. 38, No. 3, Fall 2007). Articles
by Larry May, Raimo Tuomela, David Copp and Seumas Miller explore concepts
of collective agency, collective responsibility and collective guilt.

A recent issue of Annals - American Academy of Political and Social
Science contains a symposium on Religious Pluralism in the United States
(Vol. 612, 2007). The topic is examined from the perspectives of U.S. law,
political discourse, family values, regional differences and
inter-religious conversation.

A special issue of Ethnopolitics (Vol. 6, No. 2, 2007) is on the theme
"Governance in Ethnically Divided Cities". Guest-edited by Sherill
Stroschein, the issue includes articles focusing on ethnically divided
cities in Bosnia, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Israel, and elsewhere.

The journal Culture and Religion contains a symposium on Multiculturalism
and Ethnic Pluralism (Vol. 8, No. 2, 2007). Articles by R. Ibrahim, Z.
Ahmad, M. Nye, M. McKerl and C. Allen are included.

A special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies (Vol. 30, No. 4, 2007)
explores the theme "Racist Futures". Articles by John Stone and Polly
Rizova, Robert Carter, Richard Tutton, Jo Goodey, Sara Ahmed, Ronit
Lentin, Max Silverman, and Barnor Hesse are included. Ian Law & S. Sayyid
are the guest editors.

The special focus section contained in the latest Journal on Ethnopolitics
and Minority Issues in Europe is dedicated to the theme "Equal
Opportunities for National Minorities: Theory and Practice" (Volume 6,
Issue 1, 2007). Articles by Gabriel von Toggenburg, Eben Friedman, Ulrike
Schmidt, Jonathan Wheatley and Adrian Zeqiri are included. Articles are
downloadable from the JEMIE website: http://www.ecmi.de/jemie/specialfocus.html

A special issue of the European Journal of Political Theory (Vol. 6/3,
2007) is dedicated to the theme "Recognition and Justice: Expanding the
Debate". The issue focuses on Nancy Fraser's account of the
recognition/redistribution relationship, and includes articles by Nikolas
Kompridis, Linda Martin Alcoff, James Bohman, Rainer Forst and Nancy
Fraser.

Several essays on citizenship and democratic participation are contained
in a recent issue of the journal Parliamentary Affairs (Vol. 60, No. 3,
2007). A. Langer, S. Garner, L. Harrelson & J. Munn are among the
contributors.

Theoretical Inquiries in Law is releasing a special issue on the question
"Why Citizenship?" (Vol. 8, No. 2, 2007). Articles include "Who Is the
Citizen's Other? Considering the Heft of Citizenship" (by Audrey Macklin);
"The Worth of Citizenship in an Unequal World" (by Ayelet Shachar); "Being
Here: Ethical Territoriality and the Rights of Immigrants" (by Linda
Bosniak); and "Spheres of Citizenship" (by Yishai Blank).

A recent issue of the journal Canadian Ethnic Studies contains a symposium
on Canadian official multiculturalism (Vol. 38, No. 3, 2006). Articles
primarily explore regional perceptions of Canadian multiculturalism and
multiculturalism as an investment in social capital.

A recent issue of Éthique Publique (vol. 9, no. 1, spring 2007) focuses on
managing cultural and religious diversity and the debate around
"reasonable accommodations". Articles by D. Weinstock, W. Kymlicka, T.
Modood, A. Lecours, F. Rocher, M. Mc Andrew, B. Fleury, J-C Icart, and M.
Labelle, are included.


4. CALL FOR PAPERS

Papers are now being accepted for a special issue of Patterns of Prejudice
dedicated to prejudice against Muslims (July 2009). The issue will
concentrate on contemporary issues, but also attempt to locate them in
their historical context, particularly the medieval and colonial periods.
Abstracts (of up to 300w) and enquiries should be sent to this issue's
special editor Maleiha Malik, School of Law, King's College, The Strand,
London, WC2R 2LS; email: maleiha.malik@kcl.ac.uk; or, to Barbara
Rosenbaum, Patterns of Prejudice, PO Box 52456, London NW3 9BE; email:
b.rosenbaum@dsl.pipex.com

Studies in Social Justice (SSJ) requests submissions dealing with social,
cultural, economic, political, and philosophical problems connected to the
struggle for social justice. SSJ is an interdisciplinary journal published
bi-annually by the Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of
Windsor. Its focus is on work that links theory to social change.
Contributions critical of established paradigms are especially welcome.
Send submissions and inquiries to Nicole A. Noël, Centre for Studies in
Social Justice, 251-2 Chrysler Hall South, University of Windsor, Windsor,
Ontario, N9B 3P4; tel: 1 519 253-3000 ext. 3492; email: nnoel@uwindsor.ca
Further information is found at: http://ojs.uwindsor.ca/ojs/leddy/index.php/ssj

The editors are now accepting submissions for an upcoming issue of the
International Journal of Canadian Studies (IJCS) dedicated to the theme
"Borders, Migrations and Managing Diversity: New Mappings" (Vol. 38, No.
2, 2008). Borders and frontiers have been central to Canadian history as
well as to its contemporary culture and politics. The issue will address
questions raised by borders and frontiers in Canada's history, geography,
federal/provincial politics, and culture. The deadline for 20-30p papers
along with 100w abstracts is October 15, 2007. Send submissions to Guy
Leclair, IJCS Secretariat, 250 City Centre, S-303, Ottawa, Ontario. K1R
6K7, Canada; tel.: (613) 789-7834; fax: (613) 789-7830; email:
guy.leclair@iccs-ciec.ca

The biennial Essays in Philosophy will dedicate an upcoming issue to
"Human Rights" (Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2008). The issue will seek to examine
the numerous philosophically controversial practical, substantive, and
theoretical issues related to human rights. Example topics include: the
nature and scope of human rights; implementation and enforcement; and
justification & criticism. Submissions should be sent prior to March 1,
2008 to the issue editor: David Heise, Humboldt State University; email:
mfg1@humboldt.edu Information can be found at the following website:
http://www.humboldt.edu/~essays/topics.html

The editors of a future volume entitled: "Holocaust Education in Central
and Eastern Europe: International Pressure, National Policies, and
Classroom Practice" are welcoming chapter proposals from a wide range of
theoretical and methodological perspectives on Holocaust education in
post-socialist Europe. Proposals of roughly 500w should be sent to both
editors as soon as possible: Doyle Stevick, University of South Carolina,
email: stevick@gwm.sc.edu; and Deborah Michaels, University of Michigan,
email: deborka@umich.edu

Contributions are invited for a special issue of Theoria dedicated to the
political, social and economic implications of race. Contributors are
encouraged to reflect on the changing nature of race in the modern world,
and on the major theories and theorists that influence both how race is
understood and explained and how it impacts upon political, social and
economic life. In what ways does race remain an organizing principle of
social and political control and identity management? How have the
interrelationships between race, class and gender altered over the past
twenty years, in both global and general terms and in particular cases and
contexts? Contributions from across the social sciences and humanities are
welcome. The submission deadline is December 1, 2008. For more
information, contact Roger Deacon, Managing Editor: THEORIA,
deacon@ukzn.ac.za or visit the Theoria website:
http://www.theoria.ukzn.ac.za/


5. INTERNET RESOURCES

A new on-line database on "Political Apologies" is maintained by Rhoda E.
Howard-Hassmann, Canada Research Chair in International Human Rights at
Wilfrid Laurier University. It provides access to a wide range of useful
documents about political apologies and reparations, defined broadly as
apologies by political or social entities for past harms to identifiable
groups. http://political-apologies.wlu.ca/

Two H-net Discussion Groups may be useful to readers. The first is
H-Nationalism, a cross-disciplinary forum for those with interests in
nationalism, encompassing theory, methodology, history, and case studies.
The second is H-Ethnic, which encourages exchange of bibliographic and
pedagogical materials concerning the study of ethnic history, immigration
and emigration.
http://www.h-net.org/~national/
http://www.h-net.org/~ethnic/

The Global Justice and Human Rights specialist group is a section of the
Political Studies Association (PSA) which aims to foster networks amongst
political scientists and those in related areas of study concerned with
global justice and human rights. Until the initial major meeting, which
will take place at the University of Oxford in 2008, a website and email
list will be established to provide regular bulletins. Co-conveners are
Thom Brooks (Newcastle) and Simon Caney (Oxford). To be added to the
bulletin list, contact Thom Brooks; email: t.brooks@newcastle.ac.uk tel:
+44 (0)191 222 5288; fax: +44 (0)191 222 5069 or visit the following
website: http://www.psa.ac.uk/spgrp/glbljst/Glbjst.asp

The Peace and Collaborative Development Networking website is a
professional networking site designed to encourage interaction between
individuals & organizations involved in development, peace, human rights,
and conflict resolution worldwide.
http://internationalpeaceandconflict.ning.com/

The European Commission on Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has made
available proceedings of its expert seminar on "Combating racism while
respecting freedom of expression", held November 16-17, 2006 in
Strasbourg. The aim of the seminar was to examine how to combat racism
while respecting freedom of expression in multicultural societies, and to
decide which legal and policy measures are most appropriate to achieve
consistency with existing human rights standards. The documents are posted
on the ECRI website. http://www.coe.int/t/e/human_rights/ecri/

MIRICO is a project of The European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC) that
focuses on: "Human and Minority Rights in the Life-Cycle of Ethnic
Conflicts". The goal is to analyze the status of human and minority
rights throughout the phases of ethnic conflict, including re-construction
and reconciliation. On the website below, MIRICO publishes a newsletter,
country-specific reports, and other research findings.
http://www.eurac.edu/mirico

The Web-Watch of the international Observatory on Racism and
Discriminations (Veille de l'Observatoire international sur le racisme et
les discrimination) is a monthly bulletin compiling information on new
reports and studies produced by governments and international
organizations, as well as Canadian and international NGOs. It highlights
research on discrimination, particularly racism, and issues that affect
racialized minorities, immigrants, refugees and Aboriginal people.
Although written in French, a substantial number of the reports mentioned
are in English. This Web-Watch is a complementary tool for those doing
research on issues of citizenship, immigration and antiracism, providing
valuable information produced by non-academic sources. The Web-Watch is
sent out by e-mail to organisations and individuals who subscribe (to
subcribe: criec@uqam.ca). Past issues can be consulted on the
Observatoire's website: http://www.criec.uqam.ca/observatoire/veille.htm


6. AWARDS

The Women and Politics and Foundations of Political Theory sections of the
American Political Science Association and the Women's Caucus for
Political Science recently announced the Okin-Young Award in Feminist
Political Theory. The award commemorates the scholarly, mentoring, and
professional contributions of Susan Moller Okin and Iris Marion Young to
the field of feminist political theory. It will recognize the best paper
on feminist political theory published in English during each calendar
year. Nominations are welcome, and self-nominated papers will also be
considered. The award carries a cash award of $600. The deadline for
submissions is February 15. To be considered, one copy of the article
should be sent to each member of the award committee by mail or
electronically as a PDF attachment: Nancy J. Hirschmann (Committee Chair)
Department of Political Science, The University of Pennsylvania, Stiteler
Hall, Philadelphia, PA 19104; email: njh@sas.upenn.edu; Kathy Ferguson,
Department of Political Science, University of Hawai'i, 640 Saunders Hall,
2424 Maile Way, Honolulu, HI 96822; email: kferguso@hawaii.edu ; Joanna
Vecchiarelli Scott, Eastern Michigan University, 1525 Harding Road, Ann
Arbor, MI 48104; email: joanna.v.scott@gmail.com

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ANNOUNCEMENTS:

If you would like to announce a new research project, publication, call
for papers, or upcoming conference in a future issue of this newsletter,
please contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca, or you can write to the Forum
for Philosophy and Public Policy, Department of Philosophy, Queen's
University, Watson Hall 313, Kingston Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada. Fax:
613-533-6545.

Special thanks to Michael Kocsis for research help, and to Lise Charlebois
for help with the distribution of the newsletter.

 

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