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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 47, December 2007


1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Call for Papers
5. Internet Resources
6. Related Research Programs


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-seventh 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 2008 meeting of the American Society for Political and Legal Philosophy (ASPLP) was held in Baltimore, December 28-9, 2007 during the APA Eastern Conference. This year was dedicated to the topic "Loyalty". Paper titles are posted on the ASPLP website: http://www.political-theory.org/asplp/

A conference organized by the Bhasha Trust entitled "CHOTRO: Indigenous Peoples in the 'Post'-Colonial World" will take place from January 2-3, 2008, at the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Delhi, India. As the Bhili tribal term "chotro" implies, the conference will assemble writers, artists and scholars interested in the languages and literatures, cultures and histories of indigenous peoples of the post-colonial world. Conference details and registration information are available in PDF form at the following web address: http://www.bhasharesearch.org.in/announcements/ConferenceDetails.pdf

A conference organized by International Funders for Indigenous Peoples (IFIP) on "Awakening Consciousness and Forming Alliances: Indigenous Peoples and Philanthropy" will take place from January 18-20, 2007, in Queretaro, Mexico. The conference will follow three tracks: 1) cultural identity and globalization; 2) Indigenous rights: policies and practices; and 3) methodologies and effective strategies. The keynote speaker will be Mirna Cunningham of the Miskita peoples of Nicaragua. For more information, contact conference organizers by email at: ifip@internationalfunders.org or visit the IFIP website which contains detailed information: http://www.internationalfunders.org/

The Hans Rausing Endangered Languages Project is organizing a workshop on "Issues in Language Revitalization and Maintenance" on February 9, 2008, at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London. The workshop convenors are Peter K. Austin and Julia Sallabank. Those interested in attending should submit a booking form before February 1 from the workshop website: http://www.hrelp.org/events/workshops/revitalisation/index.html

The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University, in cooperation with the Centre for Research in Ethics at the University of Montreal (CREUM), is organizing a one-day workshop on Republicanism, Multiculturalism and Diversity, to be held in Montreal on February 23, 2008. For more information, contact the co-organizers Sophie Guerard de Latour (sguerarddl@gmail.com) or Will Kymlicka (kymlicka@queensu.ca).

The Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is organizing an international conference from March 10-11, 2008, entitled "The Responsibility to Protect: A Framework for Confronting Identity-Based Atrocities". The aim is to explore the legal and political content of the R2P doctrine, examine its relevance to ethnic conflicts and identity-based atrocities, and address operational and implementation challenges. The event will take place at the Cardozo Law School, 55 Fifth Avenue, New York City. Further information is available from Sheri P. Rosenberg, Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies, Cardozo School of Law; email: sprosenb@yu.edu; tel: 212 790 0455. Conference information will be posted soon on the Program in Holocaust and Human Rights Studies website: http://www.cardozo.yu.edu/academic_prog/phhrs/

The Graduate Program for Cultural Studies at the University of Pittsburgh is organizing a Graduate Student/Faculty colloquium entitled "Citizenship in the 21st Century", to be held on March 17-18 2008. The keynote speaker is Etienne Balibar. For more information, contact Giuseppina Mecchia, Director, Graduate Program for Cultural Studies at mecchia@pitt.edu.

The Centre d'études ethniques des universitiés montréalaises (CEETUM) will host its annual Colloquium on Ethnic Studies for Graduate and Postgraduate Students at the University of Montreal, from March 27-28, 2008. This event brings together over 90 graduate students from five Quebec universities as well as many other graduate and postgraduate students from North American and European institutions. For further information, contact Richard Y. Bourhis, CEETUM, University of Montreal; tel: 514 931 8475; email: bourhis.richard@uquam.ca. A conference notice is currently posted on the front of the CEETUM website: http://www.ceetum.umontreal.ca

The 10th National Metropolis Conference will be held in April 3-6, 2008, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, with the title "Expanding the Debate: Multiple Perspectives on Immigration in Canada". The event is being held for the first time in Atlantic Canada. It will focus on six main areas: a) social, cultural and civic integration; b) economic and labour market integration; c) family, children and youth; d) housing and neighborhoods; e) policing, security and justice; and f) welcoming communities. Registration information, a conference program, and other details are posted on the Metropolis website: http://www.metropolis2008.net, or by contacting the Conference Manager, Alberte LeBlanc, by email: leblanc@compartevents.com or tel: 902-454-4076.

An international and multidisciplinary conference entitled "Canada and the Americas: Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Transculturality" will be held at the Glendon campus of Toronto's York University, from April 24-25, 2008. The conference will offer a forum for knowledge transfer, research collaboration, and strengthening of inter-institutional partnerships amongst researchers primarily from Ontario and Quebec and scholars from Latin America and the Caribbean. Five panels will be simultaneously translated into four languages, exploring such themes as: Towards a Transcultural Indigeneity; Experiences of Translation Across the Americas; 'Interculturality, Transculturality and Globalization; Migration in Global Cities; and Hemispheric Imaginaries: creolité, mestizaje, americanidade or hybridity?. Further information can be obtained by email at: transculture@glendon.yorku.ca

A graduate student conference entitled "Europe's Borderlands: Migration, Trafficking and Regional Integration in Interdisciplinary Perspective" is being organized by Adrian Favell and Gail Kligman, at the Center for European and Eurasian Studies, UCLA, from May 9-10, 2008. The event will consider EU enlargement and the powerful effects of the European Neighbourhood Policy. The keynote speaker will be Virginie Guiraudon. Interested applicants should send a 500w paper abstract and one page personal resume before January 10, to; Jim Robbins, Center for European and Eurasian Studies (CEES), 11367 Bunche Hall, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, 90095-1446; or go to the following website: http://www.international.ucla.edu/euro/events/showevent.asp?eventid=6330

A workshop entitled "Assessing Territorial Pluralism" is being organized by Richard Simeon and John McGarry, as part of Queen's University's Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Project, from May 16-17, 2008. The conference will investigate territorial pluralism by exploring the following questions: What is territorial pluralism? How can it be distinguished from forms of self-government that do not accommodate communities based on ethnicity, religion, language or nationality? Under what conditions does territorial pluralism succeed and fail? Is territorial pluralism an appropriate normative response to diversity? For further details, contact: Jennifer Clark (email: jmc9@queensu.ca) or consult the following website: http://www.queensu.ca/edg/workshops2008b.html

A conference on "'Britishness' Identity, and Citizenship: The View from Abroad" is being organized by the Centre for Constructions and Identity at the University of Huddersfield, June 5-6, 2008. The event will address such issues as transnationality of identity, British diasporas, and the implications of multiple and dual citizenship across the former Empire. For further details, contact; Andrew Mycock, Division of Criminology, Politics and Sociology, Department of Behavioural Sciences, School of Human and Health Sciences, Ramsden Building, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate, Huddersfield, HD1 3DH; email: a.j.mycock@hud.ac.uk; tel: +44 (0)1484 472816; fax: +44 (0)1484 473760; or visit the conference website: http://www.hud.ac.uk/hhs/dbs/conference/bic/index.htm

The VI International Congress of Philosophy of Education will be held from 19-21, June, 2008, at the University Complutense of Madrid, on the theme "Education, Knowledge and Justice?", and will reflect on the social efficacy of education in light of the 60th anniversary of UDHR. For more information, visit the conference website: http://www.ucm.es/info/confiled

The 2008 conference of the Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM) will be held from June 30-July 1st, 2008, at the University of Surrey, on the theme "Nationalism, Ethnicity and Citizenship: Whose Citizens? Whose Rights?". The event will address issues of nationalism, ethnicity and citizenship from a multidisciplinary perspective. Submissions should be sent by February 1, by email to: Mirela Dumic: m.dumic@surrey.ac.uk For more details, visit the following website: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/Arts/CRONEM/cronem2008.htm

The University of Antioquia in Medellin, Colombia has been chosen as host of the 3rd Iberian-American Congress of Philosophy, which will take place from June 30-July 4, 2008. "Pluralism" will be the congress theme. Approximately a thousand philosophers from Europe, America and especially the Iberian Peninsula will be brought together by the Iberian American Encyclopedia of Philosophy, along with the cooperation of national societies of philosophy of the countries involved. Those interested can contact conference organizers by email: info@congresoiberofilosofia2008.com; tel: +57(4) 3391800 or visit the congress website: http://www.congresoiberofilosofia2008.com, which includes registration information, participation forms, and other details.

A conference entitled "Empires and Nations" will take place from July 2-5, 2008, jointly organized by the Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris (Sciences Po) and the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN). Possible themes include the breakdown of empires, religion and empire, nationality and empire, identity and colonialism, post-colonialism, imperialism since the Cold War, the European Union as a new kind of empire, and others. This event is organized by Dominique Colas, of Science Po. Information about how to submit paper and panel proposals can be found on the conference website: http://ecoledoctorale.sciences-po.fr/actu_scientif/empires_nations.htm and the ASN website http://www.nationalities.org The working language is English. The deadline for proposals is February 13. Proposals should be sent by email to: Dominique Colas (dominique.colas@sciences-po.fr or dcolasasn@gmail.com)

The Social Capital Foundation (TSCF) will host its 2008 International Social Capital Conference on the theme "Perspectives on Social Capital and Social Inclusion", from September 19-22, 2008 in Buggiba, Malta. Papers and proposals should be submitted by July 30. For submission guidelines, suggested paper themes, and registration details, visit the following website: http://www.socialcapital-foundation.org/conferences/2008/TSCF%20International%20Conference%202008.htm or contact conference organizers at: conferences@socialcapital-foundation.org

The Transformative Learning Centre (TLC) of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) is organizing an international conference on "Learning Democracy by Doing: Alternative Practices in Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy", on October 16-18, 2008, in Toronto, Canada. The conference will examine past or present innovative and progressive practices of transformative citizenship learning and participatory democracy in different settings including formal and non-formal educational institutions, civil society organizations, municipal governments and workplaces. For more information, contact Nelson Rosales, TLC 2008 conference coordinator, at tlc2008@oise.utoronto.ca, or visit the conference website at: http://tlc.oise.utoronto.ca

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


Adamson, Robin (2007) The Defense of French: A Language in Crisis? (Multilingual Matters) $60.90

Agnew, Vijay (ed) (2007) Interrogating Race and Racism (University of Toronto Press) $25.20

Alred, Geof, Michael Byram & Mike Fleming (eds) (2006) Education for Intercultural Citizenship: Concepts and Comparisons (Multilingual Matters) $32.64

Bader, Veit (2008) Secularism or Democracy? Associational Governance of Religious Diversity (Amsterdam University Press) $59.95

Banchoff, Thomas (ed) (2007) Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism (Oxford UP) $24.99.

Banting, Keith, Thomas J. Courchene and F. Leslie Seidle (eds.) (2007) Art of the State: Belonging? Diversity, Recognition and Shared Citizenship in Canada (Institute for Research on Public Policy) $39.95

Bekerman, Zvi and Claire McGlynn (eds) (2007) Addressing Ethnic Conflict through Peace Education: International Perspectives (Palgrave) $69.95

Bekerman, Zvi and Ezra Kopelowitz (eds) (2008) Cultural Education-Cultural Sustainability: Minority, Diaspora, Indigenous and Ethno-Religious Groups in Multicultural Societies (Lawrence Erlbaum) $135.00

Benhabib, Seyla, Ian Shapiro & Danilo Petranovich (eds) (2007) Identities, Affiliations and Allegiances (Cambridge UP) $29.99

Bloed, Arie, Marc Weller et. al. (eds) (2007) European Yearbook of Minority Issues, Volume 5, 2005/2006 (BRILL) $413.00

Bohman, James (2007) Democracy across Borders: From Dêmos to Dêmoi (MIT Press) $28.60

Brettel, Caroline (ed) (2006) Constructing Borders/Crossing Boundaries: Race Ethnicity, and Immigration (Lexington Books) $60.40

Chong, Natividad Gutierrez (ed) (2007) Women, Ethnicity and Nationalisms in Latin America (Ashgate) $99.95

Csergo, Zsuzsa (2007) Talk of the Nation: Language and Conflict in Romania and Slovakia (Cornell UP) $38.00

da Silva, Denise Ferreira (2007) Toward a Global Idea of Race (University of Minneapolis Press) $25.00

Hale, Charles (2006) Mas Que un Indio: Racial Ambivalence and the Paradox of Neoliberal Multiculturalism in Guatemala (American Scholars Press) $34.95

Levine, Andrea, Greg Robinson, Leland Saito, and Natalia Molina (2006) Racial Transformations: Latinos and Asians Remaking the United States (Duke University Press) $22.95

Lewis, Mary Dewhurst (2007) The Boundaries of the Republic: Migrant Rights and the Limits of Universalism in France, 1918-1940 (Stanford University Press) $24.95

Faist, Thomas & Peter Kivisto (2008) Dual Citizenship in Global Perspective (Palgrave) $56.60

Fossum, J. E. and P. R. Schlesinger (ed) (2007) The European Union and the Public Sphere: A communicative space in the making? (Routledge) $140.00

Garner, Steve (2007) Whiteness: An Introduction (Routledge) $32.60

Gupta, Suman and Tope Omoniyi (eds) (2007) The Cultures of Economic Migration: International Perspectives (Ashgate) $99.95

Hadi-Tabassum, Samina (2006) Language, Space and Power: A Critical Look at Bilingual Education (Multilingual Matters) $37.96

Henderson, Alisa (2007) Hierarchies of Belonging: National Identity and Political Culture in Scotland and Quebec (McGill-Queen's UP) $75.00

Howard, Martin (ed) (2007) Language Issues in Canada: Multidisciplinary Perspectives (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) $69.99

Jovanovic, Miodrag (2007) Constitutionalizing Secession in Federalized States - A Procedural Approach (Eleven, Utrecht).

Laitin, David A. (2007) Nations, States and Violence (Oxford UP) $27.95

Levitt, Peggy (2007) God Needs No Passport: Immigrants and the Changing American Religious Landscape (The New Press) $26.95

Lewis, Richard (2006) Multiculturalism Observed: Exploring Identity (ASP-VUB Press) $39.00

Stauber, Roni & Raphael Vago (ed) (2007) The Roma: A Minority in Europe: Selected International Documents Regarding the Roma (Central European University Press) $34.95

Marmor, Andrei (2007) Law in the Age of Pluralism (Oxford UP) $60.75

Messina, Anthony M. (2007) The Logics and Politics of Post-WWII Migration to Western Europe (Cambridge UP) $44.99

Postero, Nancy (2006) Now We are Citizens: Indigenous Politics in Postmulticultural Bolivia (Stanford UP) $25.95

Pécoud, Antoine & Paul de Guchteneire (eds) (2007) Migration Without Borders: An Investigation into the Free Movement of People (Berghahn Books) $36.90

Pritchard, Stephen (2007) An Introduction to Multiculturalism (Sage) $29.00

Rudolph, Joseph (2006) Politics and Ethnicity: A Comparative Study (Palgrave) $26.95

Speed, Shannon (2997) Rights in Rebellion: Indigenous Struggles and Human Rights in Chiapas (Stanford UP) $21.95

Stephen, Lynn (2007) Transborder Lives: Indigenous Oaxacans in Mexico, California, and Oregon (Duke University Press) $23.95

Swain, Carol M. (ed) (2007) Debating Immigration (Cambridge UP) $19.95

Tierney, Stephen (ed) (2007) Multiculturalism and the Canadian Constitution (UBC Press) $85.00

Tilly, Charles (2007) Democracy (Cambridge UP) $19.99

Toner, Helen, Elspeth Guild & Anneliese Baldacinni (2007) Whose Freedom, Security and Justice? EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policy (Hart Publishing) $100.80

Williams, Colin (ed) (2007) Language and Governance (University of Wales Press) $35.00

Wood, Phil & Charles Landry (eds) (2007) The Intercultural City: Planning For Diversity Advantage (Earthscan Publications) $31.32

Yurdakul, Gokce and Michal Bodemann (eds.) (2007) Citizenship and Immigrant Incorporation: Comparative Perspectives on North America and Western Europe (Palgrave) $74.95

Journal Special Issues

Ethnic and Racial Studies recently published a special issue on "New Directions in the Anthropology of Migration and Multiculturalism" (Vol. 30, No. 6, November 2007). Articles by Steven Vertovec, Ralph Grillo, Nancy Foner, Katherine Charsley and Louise Lamphere are included.

The journal Ethnopolitics published a symposium on Will Kymlicka's Multicultural Odysseys (Vol. 6/4, 2007), with an introductory article by Kymlicka, followed by critiques by Christine Bell, Virginie Guiraudon, Michael Keating and Oliver Schmidtke, and a reply by Kymlicka.

The previous issue of Ethnopolitics contained a symposium on "The Theory and Practice of Cultural Autonomy" (Vol. 6/3, 2007), guest-edited by David Smith and Karl Cordell, with articles by Ephraim Nimni, Aviel Roshwald, Will Kymlicka, Ilona Klimova-Alexander, Bill Bowring, Christopher Decker, and Balazs Dobos.

A recent double issue of the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights (Volume 14, Numbers 2-3, 2007) was on the topic "Reforming the UN Human Rights Machinery: What Does the Future Hold for the Protection of Minorities and Indigenous Peoples?", guest-edited by Gaetano Pentassuglia. Articles by Kristin Henrard, Peter Hilpold, Jaume Gilbert, Massimo Iovane, Siobhan Mulally, Tom Hadden, Asbjorn Aide and Rianne Letschert, Gay McDougall, Clive Baldwin and William Schamas are included.

Federations Magazine, a publication of the Forum of Federations, recently published a special section on the topic "Unity in Diversity" (Vol. 7, No. 1, October/November 2007). The special section is introduced by Rod Macdonell, and includes articles from Ash Narain Roy, Gurpreet Mahajan, Akhtar Majeed, Malcolm MacLaren, Mehari Taddele Maru, and others. Papers are now available at the following website: http://www.forumfed.org/en/products/magazine/vol7_num1/index.php

A symposium on "Immigration and Political Parties in Europe" is contained in a recent issue of Patterns of Prejudice (Vol. 41, No. 2, May 2007). Essays by Steve Garner, Jacqueline Andall, Damir Skenderovic, Tjitske Akkerman & Anniken Hagueland are included.

A special issue of Social Theory and Practice is dedicated to the topic "Virtue and Social Diversity" (Vol. 33, No. 4, 2007) The issue is guest-edited by Victoria Costa and Joshua Gert, with essays by Lawrence Blum, Shelley Burtt, Sophia Wong, Julia Driver, Simon Keller, William Galston, James Murphy, Robert Louden, and Andrew Mason.

A recent issue of the Journal of Social Sciences Education (#1-2007) was devoted to "Europe as educational framework: Cultures, Values and Dialogues", guest-edited by Concepcion Naval and Carolina Ugarte. The volume is available at: http://www.jsse.org/2007-1/index.html

The Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies has recently published four special issues that readers of the Newsletter might find useful:

* Vol. 33/2 (March 2007) is on "Tracking Transnationalism". A special issue introduction by Nicholas Demaria Harney & Loretta Baldassar precedes articles by Ralph Grillo, Ulf Hannerz, Khalid Koser, Zlatko Skrbis, Raelene Wilding, and others.
* Vol. 33/4 (May 2007) is on "Gender and Ethnic Niches". An introduction by Marlou Schrover, Joanne van der Leun,& Chris Quispel precedes articles by Ivan Light, Jose Moya, Brian Gratton, Antonella Ceccagno, and others.
* Vol. 33/6 (August 2007) is on "The Governance of Islam in Europe". An introduction by Veit Bader precedes articles by Michael Minkenberg, Matthias Koenig, John Bowen, Christopher Soper and Joel Fetzer, Florence Bergeaud-Blackler, Marcel Maussen, and others.
* Vol. 33/7 (September 2007) is on "The Second Generation in Europe". An introduction by Mark Thomson & Maurice Crul precedes articles by Mies van Niekerk, Susanne Wessendorf, Elisabetta Zontini, and Rosa Aparicio.

Conflict Resolution Quarterly recently published a special issue entitled "A World of Possibilities: Conflict Resolution Education and Peace Education Around the Globe" (Vol. 25, No. 1, 2007). Articles by Tricia S. Jones, Carolyne V. Ashton, E. Chaux, M.B. Busquets, are included.

The Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy has recently published a special issue on "Contesting Citizenship: Comparative Analyses" (Vol. 10, No. 4, 2007). An introduction by Birte Siim & Judith Squires precedes articles by Ulrike Liebert, Hege Skjeie, Sawitri Saharso and Nira Yuval-Davis.

A recent issue of Culture and Religion is dedicated to the topic "The Challenges of Multiculturalism" (Vol. 8, No. 2, July 2007). The issue is introduced with an essay by Mallory Nye, followed by articles by Chris Allen, Zaid Ahmad, Rozita Ibrahim, Victoria Montgomery and Mandy McKerl.

National Identities recently published a special issue entitled "National Identity and Diversity" (Vol. 9, No. 3, September 2007). An introduction by John Biles and Paul Spoonley precedes articles by Veit Bader, Dejan Guzina, Frank Eckardt, Mary-Lee Mulholland, and Andrew Jakubowicz.

There is a symposium entitled "On Identity" in Daedelus: The Journal of the American Academy of Arts and Science (issue #135, fall 2006) with articles by Kwame Anthony Appiah, David Hollinger, Akeel Bilgrami, Courtney Jung and others.

A symposium on Seyla Benhabib's "The Rights of Others" was published in a recent issue of the European Journal of Political Theory (Vol. 6, No. 4, October 2007). Commentaries by Rainer Baubock, Angelia Means, Alexander Aleinikoff, Saskia Sassen, and a reply by Benhabib are included.

The journal I-CON (International Journal of Constitutional Law) recently published a symposium on "Constitutionalism in Divided Societies", guest-edited by Sujit Choudhry (Vol. 5, No. 4, 2007). Articles by Jacques Bertrand, Stephen Tierney, Sujit Choudhry, John McGarry & Brendan O'Leary and Christina Murray & Richard Simeon are included.

New Journals

The Journal of Global Ethics is a new international journal published by Taylor & Francis, focusing on ethical issues arising in the global context. The journal aims to promote the study of "global ethics", and foster examination of a wide variety of issues that arise in the context of globalization and global politics. Articles will draw chiefly on the disciplines of philosophy, political science, sociology, theology, economics and law, and cover wide-ranging themes such as human rights, international development, biomedical, economic and environmental issues. Information on subscriptions, the editorial board, and how to submit articles is posted on the Taylor & Francis website: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/title~content=t714578955

The Journal of Identity and Migration Studies (JIMS) published its initial issue in Autumn, 2007 (Vol. 1, No. 1, 2007). JIMS is an online review published semi-annually under the auspices of the Research Centre on Identity and Migration Issues (RCIMI), Faculty of Political Science and Communication Sciences, University of Oradea, Romania. JIMS can be accessed at:http://www.jims.e-migration.ro

The Berkeley Electronic Press has launched a new peer-reviewed journal called New Global Studies. The journal promises to explore globalization by drawing on scholarship in history, sociology, anthropology, political science, and international relations, including topics such as: economic globalization; media networks; preservation of the environment; transnational manifestations of culture; and global studies methodology. The Editors of New Global Studies are Nayan Chanda (Yale University), Akira Iriye (Harvard University), and Bruce Mazlish (MIT). Information about subscriptions, submitting articles, and the aims and scope of the journal can be found on the website below: http://www.bepress.com/ngs

Ethics and Global Politics is a new peer-reviewed, international, Open Access Journal published by co-Action publishing with support from The Swedish Research Council and the Department of Political Science at Stockholm University, Sweden. Its aim is to foster theoretical research in the area of global politics. Scholars of political science, philosophy, sociology, education, history legal studies and other disciplines are welcome to submit articles. Those contemplating submitting an article for Volume 1 in 2008 should contact the journal's editor-in-chief via email: EGP@statsvet.su.se or visit the journal's website: http://www.co-action.net/journals/EGP


Contributions are now being sought for an upcoming edited volume dedicated to "Anti-Democratic Thought". The volume will follow a workshop on the same topic, held in September 2007 in Manchester, organized as part of the Fourth Annual Conference "Workshops in Political Theory". Those who were unable to attend the workshop but might still be prepared to contribute an essay on anti-democratic thought should contact Erich Kofmel by email at: e.kofmel@scis-calibrate.org


The international organization Rights and Democracy, in cooperation with the Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Project, has released a booklet entitled "Diversity: Democratic Solutions in Multicultural Societies" (Rights and Democracy, Montreal, 2007), edited by Razmik Panossian, Bruce Berman and Anne Linscott, with ten short policy papers on the governing of multiethnic societies. The booklet is available on the R&D website at: http://www.dd-rd.ca/site/publications/index.php

The King Baudouin Foundation recently published a report called the "Guide to Minorities and Education" on its website. The guide highlights existing principles and practices as well as recommendations for minority-relevant education. It is an important resource for NGOs and others working in the field of minority education particularly in Southeast Europe. http://www.kbs-frb.org/publication.aspx?id=218056&LangType=1033

EUMAP has now released two volumes of its monitoring reports on Equal Access to Quality Education for Roma. The first volume covers Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia; the second includes both an international overview and country reports on Croatia, Macedonia, Montenegro and Slovakia. Both volumes are available online, along with information about the project and methodology, press releases and an overview of selected media coverage, at http://www.eumap.org/topics/romaed

The Social Science Research Council (New York) has created a new web log on secularism, religion, and the public sphere, called "The Immanent Frame". One of its first features is a series of posts on Charles Taylor's new book, A Secular Age, including contributions by Robert Bellah, Wendy Brown, and Jose Casanova, followed by Taylor's replies. http://www.ssrc.org/blogs/immanent_frame/

The Canadian section of the international Metropolis Project on migration has begun publishing an electronic bulletin called "The Bridge", which will provide information on events, new publications and activities relevant to Metropolis's major research areas. Versions are available in both HTML and PDF at the addresses below.

ECRI recently made available its study on "Ethnic Statistics and Data Protection in Council of Europe Countries". The study was prepared by Patrick Simon, a researcher at the Institut National d'Etudes Demographiques (INED). Its aim was to give an overview of existing data protection laws for ethnic data collection in Europe, and to investigate whether their impact on discrimination is positive or negative. To access the document in PDF form, follow the "study report" link from this COE website: http://www.coe.int/t/e/human_rights/ecri/1-ECRI/

Theme papers from 4th International Conference on Federalism, held in November 2007 in New Delhi, India, are available for viewing and downloading on the website below. Several of the papers focus on federalism and accommodating diversity, by scholars such as Akhtar Majeed, Jonah Isawa Elaigwu, Mahendra Pratap Singh, Richard Simeon, Thomas Fleiner, T.K. Oomen, and Johanne Poirier. http://www.federalism2007.org/themes.asp


EroEthos is a new project directed by the University of Trento (Italy) that focuses on "Exploring the Scope for a Shared European Pluralistic Ethos: A comparative investigation of religious and secular ethically-derived requests for exemption from the law in an enlarging Europe". The goal is to explore the possible scope for a shared European ethos through the analysis of political and legal questions concerning issues of religious and secular ethics-based requests for exemption from the law, in the belief that the study of such issues provide important indications of how societies handle a plurality of values. The project's website contains a database of cases of conscientious objection, civil disobedience and legal requests for exemptions, which is available upon registration: http://euroethos.lett.unitn.it/

The Department of Sociology at the School of Social Sciences, Trinity College, University College Dublin, offers an MPHIL program in Ethnic and Racial Studies. Founded in 1997, the program gives specialist training in race and ethnicity, featuring issues of migration, 'Irishness', social policy, and ethnic & cultural studies, including Irish, European and global contexts. For further details, contact the Course Coordinator Andrew Finlay; tel: +351 1 8962353; email: arfinlay@tcd.ie; or visit the following website: http://www.tcd.ie/sociology/mphil.php

The Liverpool Law School, in partnership with the Transitional Justice Institute at the University of Ulster, has been organizing a Research Seminar Series on "Constructive and Peaceful State-Minority Relations: The Role of the International Community: Legal and Policy Issues". Speakers include A. Spiliopoulou Akermark, C. Baldwin, J. Gilbert, G. Alfredsson, R. Murray, S. Mullally, S. Wheatley, N. Ghanea, R. Cholewinski, and others. For more information, visit the seminar's website: www.liv.ac.uk/law/ielu/minority.htm

Humanity in Action's 2008 International Summer Program is dedicated to the topic "Diversity and Democracy". Researchers from the U.S. and Europe will take part in this 5-week program, from July 11-August 15 in New York City. Fellows will explore how Americans understand, practice, and manage diversity. Topics will include: legal, cultural, economic, religious, and political resources available for advocating a tolerant and inclusive society; modern debates over race, immigration, religion, and the role of public and private sectors in addressing social problems. For information on the program, and to access application materials, visit the following website: http://www.humanityinaction.org



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