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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 49, July 2008

 

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Call for Papers
5. New Journals
6. Internet Resources
7. 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-ninth 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@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. UPCOMING CONFERENCES

The “Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues” project is holding its 1st Global Conference on 5-7 July 2008 at Mansfield College in Oxford. The conference will explore the contemporary experience of Diasporas – communities who conceive of themselves as a national, ethnic, linguistic or other form of cultural and political construction of collective membership living outside of their ‘home lands.’ Key issues to be addressed include: what are the defining characteristics of Diasporas and what distinguishes one from the other? What role do ‘home’ and ‘host’ cultures play in developing relationships between communities in a global environment? Does the concept of Diasporas capture new global realities or designate old phenomena in a new way? For the conference program, and information about the project generally, see: http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/ci/transformations/diasporas/d1/prog.html

The Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) will hold its 2008 Annual Conference from September 2-5, 2008 at St Hugh’s College, Oxford on the theme of “Cultural Citizenship”. The event will explore inter-relationships between citizenship and culture. Plenary speakers will include: Mieke Bal, Nina Glick Schiller, Engin Isin, Ghassan Hage, Barbara Kirshenblatt Gimblett, Michael Keith, Scott Lash, Mary Poovey, Nick Stevenson. Over two hundred papers will be presented in 60 sessions. The registration deadline is July 31. For inquiries, contact Bussie Awosanya or Josine Opmeer by email at: CRESC@manchester.ac.uk or visit this website: http://www.cresc.ac.uk/events/conference2008/registration.html

The organization Network Migration in Europe is organizing training seminars on “(Forced) Migration, Minorities and Human Rights in European Multicultural Societies”, from September 3-7, and October 8-12, 2008, in Berlin. Successful applicants will be offered six days of training and site visits on the topic of how European societies deal with migration and integration. The medium of instruction will be English, and the application deadlines are August 8 (for the Sept. seminar) and September 8 (for the Oct. seminar). Send inquiries by email to: info@network-migration.org For more information, visit the following website (NB it is a pdf, and a little slow to open): http://www.network-migration.org/doks/CFA9-08.pdf

A conference entitled "Ethnic Reconciliation in the Western Balkans: What Role for Academia?" is being organized at the University of Graz from September 5-6, 2008. The event will bring together academics from multiple disciplines working on human and minority rights, post-conflict reconstruction, inter-ethnic reconciliation and dialogue, and the Europeanization process, with a focus on ethnic reconciliation in the Western Balkans. Young scholars, especially from Western Balkans countries, are encouraged to apply. Abstracts of 300w should be sent by email to Antonija Petricusic (antonija.petricusic@uni-graz) before August 15. Organisers are covering expenses for selected participants. More information can be found at the following website: http://www.eurac.edu/Org/Minorities/MIRICO/interethnic+network.htm (NB – click on the ‘New Announcement’ down the right side)

A workshop on “The Basis and Value of Equality” is being organized as part of the Workshops in Political Theory series at Manchester Metropolitan University, from September 10-12, 2008. The Conveners are Ian Carter (University of Pavia) and Geoffrey Cupit (University of Waikato). This workshop will explore issues concerning equality as they arise at a fundamental level in political philosophy and theory, such as: On what basis, if any, ought we to be considered equals? What is required in order for people to be treated as equals? When, and why, is equality valuable? When is equality preferable to priority or sufficiency? Is equality necessary for justice or fairness? Is equality important for community? Should we care about arbitrary inequalities? Enquiries should be sent to ian.carter@unipv.it or cupit@waikato.ac.nz For information on the Workshops in Political Theory series, visit the following website: http://www.hlss.mmu.ac.uk/polphil/news/article.php?id=261

The European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (EBLUL) will host the 8th Annual Partnership for Diversity, in Gdansk, Poland from September 11-13, 2008. The topic is “Language Policy and the Regions in Europe”. Gdansk is the capital of the Province of Pomerania, home to the Kashubs, who have achieved noteworthy results upgrading the position of their language over the past two decades. Conference information and registration details are available on the conference website: http://www.wrotapomorza.pl/pl/pfd/eng For other inquiries, contact: Neasa Ní Chinnéide by email at: infodesk.dublin@eblul.org

An event called “European Governance of Migration: The Political Management of Mobility, Economy & Security” is an international conference being organized by the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Berlin, in cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, British Council, US Embassy and Canadian Embassy, from September 17-19, 2008. This conference will gather experts and advocates in politics, academics, economics, and civil society, from Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Representatives from the European Commission and the UN are expected to attend, and participants will have opportunities to formulate concrete recommendations towards a European migration policy. For inquiries, contact: Mekonnen Mesghena, tel: 030 - 28 534 240; email: governance@boell.de or visit the following webpage: http://www.boell.de/veranstaltungen/index-1098_35323834.html [NB - scroll down below for English information]

The Law Faculty at the University of Belgrade will host an international conference entitled “UN Declaration of Human Rights - 60 Years After” from September 27-28, 2008. Keynote speakers will include: Ian Brownlie, Thomas Fleiner and Patrick Thornberry. For more information, contact: Miodrag Jovanovic by email at: miodrag@ius.bg.ac.yu

The Graduate Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies at Ryerson University is organizing a Graduate Student Conference on "Contemplating Migration and Settlement in Global and Local Contexts", to be held on October 4, 2008. Immigration and Settlement Studies is the first interdisciplinary program in Canada focusing on migration and settlement issues past, present, and future. This event offers graduate students across all disciplines the opportunity to present and discuss their research ideas with fellow students in a professional, intellectually vibrant, and supportive forum. Please see the following link for complete information: http://www.ryerson.ca/graduate/programs/immigration/StudentConference.html

An international conference entitled “Learning Democracy by Doing: Alternative Practices in Citizenship Learning and Participatory Democracy” will take place from October 16-18, 2008, organized by the Transformative Learning Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. The conference will bring together researchers and practitioners interested in theoretical and practical intersections in “social action learning” and “participatory democracy”. The conference website is found at the following URL:
http://tlc.oise.utoronto.ca/tlc2008/info.html

An international conference entitled “Global Citizenship Education and Post Secondary Institutions: Policies, Practices and Possibilities” is being organized by the Global Citizenship Curriculum Development Initiative at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) from October 23-25, 2008. The event will provide an opportunity to discuss existing and emerging models of global citizenship education in post-secondary institutions. Abstracts of 250w, including the proposed paper’s title, author’s name, address, phone/fax numbers, and email address, should be received by August 5. Send abstracts via email to Evelyn Hamdon (ehamdon@ualberta.ca)

The University of Frankfurt’s Wilhelm Merton Centre for European Integration and International Economic Order is organizing a two-day panel to mark the end of a multi-year project on Human and Minority Rights in the Life Cycle of Ethnic Conflicts (MIRICO). The event will take place in Frankfurt am Main, October 24-25, 2008. The following themes will be discussed: Re-thinking Minority Rights Accommodation in the Context of Crisis Management; Addressing Police and Judiciary Issues in the Western Balkans; Re-constructing National Identities: ¬ Internal and External Actors at Work in South Eastern Europe; Universalism vs. Regionalism; Lessons from the Western Balkans for the Future of Multifunctional Peace Support Operations; Re-active vs. Pro-active Crisis Management; Kosovo and the Right to Self-Determination. Address inquiries to Michaela Staufer (mstaufer@jur.uni-frankfurt.de) or Ugo Caruso (Caruso@jur.uni-frankfurt.de). The following website contains detailed information on the panel’s sections and topics: http://www.merton-zentrum.uni-frankfurt.de/Startseite/MIRICO/Final_Conference/The_Conference/index.html

The Managing Multiethnic Communities Program (MMCR) of the Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (Open Society Institute, Budapest) is organizing a series of workshops on issues of managing ethnic diversity and public administration education.
(1) The first is entitled “Incorporating Diversity into Public Administration Education: Topical Issues in Curriculum Development”, and will take place in Budapest from November 3-7, (Application deadline: September 15). For details, go to the following website: http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?id=2068&m_id=9
(2) The second is entitled “Training of Diversity Trainers: Basic Skills for Teaching Diversity Management”, and will take place in Budapest from November 21-27, (App. Deadline: Sept. 4; go to: http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?id=2079&m_id=9).
(3) Finally, the “Diversity Management Training Jamboree” will take place from November 23-27, (App. Deadline: Sept. 4; go to: http://lgi.osi.hu/documents.php?id=2077&m_id=9).
Visit the websites above for on-line application and registration forms.

The Canadian Studies Institute of the University of Alberta will host an event entitled “Forms of Nationalism in Canada” at Campus Saint-Jean, University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada from November 21-22, 2008. The event will address several confusions regarding the definition and significance of “nation”, and the nature of nationalism. Papers on all topics pertinent to nationalism in Canada are welcome. Authors should submit 400w proposals by email before August 1 to Marie-Claude Levert (email: levert@ualberta.ca). For other inquiries, contact Ms Levert by email or tel: (780)-485-8635.

The Apurva Society is organizing an international conference on managing diversity from November 25-26, 2008, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. The event, entitled “Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity: Canada and India,” looks at experiences of tackling linguistic, religious, ethnic, cultural, geographic and other diversities in Canada and India. Abstracts should be sent by email before July 31 to Sudhi Rajiv (apurvasociety@gmail.com). For further enquiries, contact Sudhi Rajiv, by email or post at: E – 2, Royal Residency Apartments, Residency Road, Jodhpur, India, 342 001.

The School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's University Belfast welcomes proposals for a two-day conference being organized for November 28-29, 2008, entitled “Transformation and the Dynamics of (Radical) Change: Insights from Political Theory and Philosophy”. Send enquiries to: transformations@qub.ac.uk or visit the following website: http://www.qub.ac.uk/schools/SchoolofPoliticsInternationalStudiesandPhilosophy/Events/Transformations/

An International Interdisciplinary Conference on “Minority Threatre” will be held at the University of Avignon, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, December 8-10, 2008. Contemporary theatre is an important mode of expression for ethno-cultural minorities, often to denounce social injustice and discrimination and to help air questions of significance to the minority community. Theatre may also facilitate the expression of collective memory by creating a space for exploration of past trauma, and providing the medium for a reconfiguration of new identities. Submissions on Minority Theatre are welcome in any domain of the Humanities and Social Sciences, but preference will be given to literary, cultural and historical approaches. Languages will be French and English. Send enquiries and proposals for papers (300w approx.) to madelena.gonzalez@univ-avignon.fr and patrice.brasseur@univ-avignon.fr

The Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University will hold its 6th Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies at Wayne State's Detroit campus, from March 26-28, 2009. The Center’s theme for the 2008-09 year is “Representing Citizenship”. Will Kymlicka of Queens University will deliver the keynote address. Panels and individual proposals are welcome for papers, poster sessions, displays and performances that examine citizenship represented in political, legal, literary and artistic media, and should be sent before November 14 via the on-line form on the conference website:http://www.clas.wayne.edu/unit-inner.asp?UnitID=43&WebPageID=1902&site=candle. Send questions by email to Marc W. Kruman (aa1277@wayne.edu).

An event called “Welfare and Values in Europe: Transitions related to Religion, Minorities and Gender” will be hosted by the International Research Conference at Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden) from March 26-28, 2009. The conference aims to provide a forum for debate on values and welfare, focusing on values leading to cohesion or conflict and the extent to which these dynamics are related to religion, minorities and/or gender. Speakers will include Nancy Ammerman, Anders Bäckström, Grace Davie, Yilmaz Esmer, Philip Manow, Göran Therborn. 200w abstracts should be sent by December 1 to the organizing committee at: waveconference@crs.uu.se For further information, visit the following conference website: http://www.waveproject.org/conference2008.php

The 19th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) will take place from March 31-April 2, 2009, on the theme "Nationalism and Globalization", and the interaction between globalization and forms of nationalism and regional identity. Abstracts for proposed papers should be of 500w, sent prior to November 1. Abstracts should indicate the focus of the paper, academic discipline, relevance to nationalism/globalization, and specific theme/panel in which the paper likely fits. Papers submitted to the conference will be considered for publication in an upcoming special issue of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism. For more information or to submit a proposal, visit the conference website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/CONFERENCES/Conference%202009/conference2009.htm Further inquiries should be sent to the ASEN at: asen@lse.ac.uk

The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) will host its 2009 annual conference on the theme “Being, Becoming and Belonging: Multiculturalism, Diversity and Social Inclusion in Modern Canada”. The event will take place at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, from April 28-30, 2009. Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers, in English or French, on topics such as multiculturalism, citizenship policy, inclusion, diversity, tolerance, representation and identity. Abstracts of 200-300w should be accompanied by a brief CV, name of institution, and address. The submission deadline is November 30. Enquiries and proposals should be sent to: Jodie Robson, 31 Tavistock Square, London, WC1HA; tel: 44(0) 20 7862 8687; email: jodie.robson@canadian-studies.net

The theme of the 5th International Conference on Human Rights, organized by the Center for Human Rights Studies, Mofid University, Qom, Iran, will be “Peace, Human Rights and Religion”. The event will take place from May 13-14, 2009, with cooperation from the UNDP and national and international organizations. Peace is one of the basic needs and ideals of human beings. Potential contributors should email 500w abstracts (in English, Persian or Arabic) before September 30, 2008. The Conference will be held at Mofid University in Qom, Iran. For more information, contact the Center at: Sadoogi Boulevard, Mofid Square, Qom, Iran, P.O.Box 37185-3611; tel: 0098-251-2925764; fax:0098-251-2903551; email: chrs@mofidu.ac.ir or chrs2003@gmail.com website: http://chrs.mofidu.ac.ir/

The Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is organizing an international conference in Jerusalem from May 24-26, 2009, on the theme “Human Rights and Justice in Immigration: National and International Perspectives”. The conference will examine actual arrangements for immigration in Israel and other countries, and what could be considered desirable universal arrangements for immigration. The conference academic committee includes Chaim Gans, Ruth Gavison, Yuval Shany and Gila Stopler. Potential contributors should send a 1 page proposal and CV before September 1, to the Minerva Center for Human Rights at the following email address: mchr@savion.huji.acil

The Ninth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations will take place in Riga, Latvia from June 15-18, 2009. This event has historically assembled scholars, governments and advocates with interests in diversity and community. The concept of diversity is approached as a positive aspect of a globalized world, reflecting in numerous ways our present world order. The Conference supports a move away from simple affirmations of diversity to nuanced accounts of the effects and uses of diversity on actual communities around the world. Details about submissions (to be reviewed less than four weeks after submission) are to be found at the following conference website: http://d09.cgpublisher.com/

 

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

BOOKS

An-Na`im, Abdullahi Ahmed (2008) Islam and the Secular State: Negotiating the Future of Shari`a (Harvard UP) $28.00

Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko (eds) (2008) Assessing the Costs and Impacts of Migration Policy: An International Comparison (International Organization for Migration) $32.00

Banchoff, Thomas (ed) (2007) Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism (Oxford UP) $29.95

Bell, Daniel A. (ed) (2007) Confucian Political Ethics (Princeton UP) $60.00

Bell, Daniel A. (2008) China's New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday Life in a Changing Society (Princeton UP) $17.79

Brahm Levey, Geoffrey (ed) (2008) Political Theory and Australian Multiculturalism (Berghahn Books) $90.00

Choudhry, Sujit (ed) (2008) Constitutional Design for Divided Societies: Integration or Accommodation? (Oxford UP) $100.00

Council of Europe (2008) Reconciling Migrants’ Well-being and the Public Interest: Welfare State, Firms and Citizenship in Transition (Council of Europe Press) $66.00

Craig, Gary, Tania Burchardt & David Gordon (eds) (2008) Social Justice and Public Policy: Seeking Fairness in Diverse Societies (Policy Press) $36.95

Greenwalt, Kent (2007) Religion and the Constitution Vol. 2 Establishment and Fairness (Princeton UP) $32.40

Haddad, Emma (2008) The Refugee in International Society (Cambridge UP) $29.99

Jovanovic, Miodrag & Kristin Henrard (eds) (2008) Sovereignty and Diversity (Eleven International) $85.00

Jung, Courtney (2008) The Moral Force of Indigenous Politics: Critical Liberalism and the Zapatistas (Cambridge UP) $53.55

Junn, Jane (2008) New Race Politics in America: Understanding Minority and Immigrant Politics (Cambridge UP) $25.99

Kostakopoulou, Dora (2008) The Future Governance of Citizenship (Cambridge UP) $48.00

Kymlicka, Will and Bashir Bashir (eds) (2008) The Politics of Reconciliation in Multicultural Societies (Oxford UP) $72.00

Lenzerini, Federico (ed) (2008) Reparations for Indigenous Peoples: International and Comparative Perspectives (Oxford UP) $140.00

Marchak, Patricia (2008) No Easy Fix: Global Responses to Internal Wars and Crimes against Humanity (McGill-Queen's UP) $29.95

Marchetti, Raffaele (2008) Global Democracy: For and Against: Ethical Theory, Institutional Design and Social Struggles (Routledge) $130.00

Massey, Douglas S. (ed) (2008) New Faces in New Places: The Changing Geography of American Immigration (Russell Sage) $34.00

Mulaj, Klejda (2008) Politics of Ethnic Cleansing: Nation-State Building and Provision of In/Security in Twentieth-Century Balkans (Lexington) $70.00

Nobles, Melissa (2008) The Politics of Official Apologies (Cambridge UP) $24.99

Primoratz, Igor & Aleksandar Pavkovic (eds) (2008) Patriotism: Philosophical and Political Perspectives (Ashgate) $99.55

Schattle, Hans (2007) The Practices of Global Citizenship (Rowman & Littlefield) $29.95

Reilly, Benjamin (2008) Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering in the Asia - Pacific (Oxford UP) $43.70

Telles, Edward E. & Vilma Ortiz (2008) Generations of Exclusion: Mexican Americans, Assimilation, and Race (Russell Sage) $26.37

Trujano, Carlos Y.A. (2008) Indigenous Routes: A Framework for Understanding Indigenous Migration (IOM) $21.00

Volpi, Silvia (2008) Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Youth Work (Council of Europe Press) $29.00

Warnke, Georgia (2008) After Identity: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Gender (Cambridge UP) $29.99


Journal Special Issues

Social Politics recently published a special issue on the topic “The Challenge of Gender and Multiculturalism: Re-examining Equality Policies in Scandinavia and the European Union” (Vol. 15, No. 1, 2008). An introduction by Fiona Williams is followed by articles by Sarah Scuzzarello, Trude Langvasbråten, Ann-Dorte Christensen & Jørgen Elm Larsen, Jenny Ahlberg & Christine Roman & Simon Duncan, and Emanuela Lombardo & Petra Meier.

A Review Symposium on Will Kymlicka's Multicultural Odysseys is contained in a recent issue of Ethnicities (Vol. 8, No. 2, 2008). Commentaries by Rainer Baubock, Andreas Wimmer, Christine Chwaszcza and Gwendolyn Sasse are followed by Kymlicka’s reply essay.

A recent issue of Ethics & International Affairs (Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer 2008) contains a symposium on the rights of irregular migrants, with a lead article by Joseph Carens, and commentaries by Christina Boswell, David Miller, Bridget Anderson, and Marit Hovdal Moan.

A recent issue of Essays in Philosophy is focused on the topic of Human Rights (Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2008). An introductory article by David Heise precedes essays by Per Bauhn, Michael Payne, and Eric Smaw. Essays in Philosophy is an online journal, and full articles can be viewed at the following website: http://www.humboldt.edu/~essays/.

The journal Brock Education recently published a special issue entitled ‘Citizenship Education in the Era of Globalization: Canadian Perspectives’ (Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring 2008). An introduction by guest editors Michael O’Sullivan and Karen Pashby is followed by articles by Diane M. Vetter, Graham Pike, Patricia Burk Wood, Yvonne Hebert, Lori Wilkinson & Mehrunnisa Ali. This special issue is available on-line at: http://brocked.ed.brocku.ca/

A recent issue of Citizenship Studies is dedicated to the topic “Contemporary Dilemmas of Israeli Citizenship” (Vol. 12, No. 3, June 2008). An introduction by Guy Ben-Porat & Bryan S. Turner is followed by articles by N. Eisenstadt, Nurit Stadler, & Edna Lomsky-Feder & Eyal Ben-Ari, David Lehmann & Batia Siebzehner, Amal Jamal, Yagil Levy, Hanna Herzog and Yoav Peled.

Third World Quarterly recently published a special issue on “Developmental and Cultural Nationalisms” (Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008). An introduction by Radhika Desai precedes articles by T. Winichakul, H. Moghissi, J. Barker, G. Wu, M. Bunton and J. Spencer.

A symposium on Intercultural Education is found in a recent issue of the British Journal of Education (Vol. 43, No. 2, June 2008). Articles by Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Isabel Ferreira Martins and Marcella Milana are included.

A recent issue of Focaal: The European Journal of Anthropology contains a symposium on Migrants, Mobility and Mobilization (Vol. 51, No. 1, August 2008). Articles by Pauline Gardiner Barber & Lem Winnie, Elisabetta Zontini, and Davide Pero are included.

A special issue of the journal InterCulture is dedicated to “Pluralism: Here and Elsewhere” (#154). The issue seeks to present the diverse reality of pluralism in different regions of the world. Articles by Jacques Lacoursière, Michael Kanentase Rice, Zakaria Rhani and By Yara El-Ghadban, Emongo Lomomba and Anna Ghiglione are included.

A recent issue of Directions, magazine of the Canadian Race Relations Foundation (CRRF), is devoted to the theme “Diaspora, Communities, Identity, Belonging and Citizenship” (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2008). Guest-edited by Ayman Al-Yassini, this issue explores relationships between Canada and some of its racialized Diaspora communities.

A recent issue of the London Review of Education is a special edition on “Education for Democratic Citizenship: Diversity and National Identity” (Vol. 6, No. 1, 2008). Articles by B. Crick, A. Osler, H. Starkey, and J. Ginieniewicz follow a special introduction by John Annette, Hugh Starkey and Dina Kiwan.

4. CALL FOR PAPERS

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues invites submissions for its next issue (Volume 7), particularly articles in the social sciences that address general questions relating to the protection of minorities, preferably but not necessarily linked to developments, discussions or events taking place during 2008. Articles should be 5000-8000w. A focus will be “Democracy and Minority Governance”, and authors are invited to submit articles concerning participation by minorities in democratic governance nationally, regionally and locally. Reports and reviews (approx. 3000w) on national developments in minority legislation and policy at the domestic level are also welcome. General Editors are: Arie Bloed, Rainer Hofmann, Joseph Marko, James Mayall, John Packer, Athanasia Spiliopoulou Akermark and Marc Weller. Potential contributors should submit abstracts of 200-300w by email to co-managing editors: Emma Lantschner (emma.lantschner@eurac.edu) and Tim Dertwinkel (dertwinkel@ecmi.de). Notice of preliminary acceptance will be returned within two weeks. Deadlines are as follows. Submission of abstracts: July 18; submission of completed general and focus articles: October 3; reports on national developments: December 5.

The International Journal on Multicultural Societies invites submissions on the “Human Rights of Migrants”. Migrants are entitled to fundamental human rights without discrimination, such as rights against exploitation, employment rights, protection from discrimination and equality before the law. This issue will examine the human rights of migrants from a legal perspective, and also include analyses of historical developments and sociological, economic and political factors which affect the migrants’ human rights. Submissions should be sent directly to the Guest-editors, Kristina Touzenis (kritouze@hotmail.com) & Ryszard Cholewinski (rcholewinski@iom.int) before September 30, 2008.

In 2009, The Native Studies Review, a refereed bi-annual journal published by the Native Studies Department of the University of Saskatchewan, will have a special issue marking the 40th anniversary of the Canadian Government’s 1969 policy proposal for Indian Affairs, entitled “Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian Policy”, popularly known as the “White Paper”. This document called for a repeal of the Indian Act, abrogation of treaties, and abolition of reserves. The Editors of Native Studies Review welcome submissions for this special issue assessing and reflecting upon the four decades of Canadian Indian Affairs policy. The submission deadline is December 1, 2008. For more information, contact Robert Alexander Innes (email: rob.innes@usask.ca) or Yale Belanger (email: nativestudies.review@usask.ca) or visit the following posting: http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=162422

 

5. NEW JOURNALS

The Sookmyung Institute for Multicultural Studies invites manuscripts for the inaugural issue of OMNES: Journal of Migration and Society, to begin bi-annual publication in 2009. OMNES will publish research by academics and professionals in the humanities, social sciences, business, arts and education. The journal will emphasize themes such as the global movement of people, human security related to migration, multicultural societies, identity, nationalism, citizenship, ethnicity, diversity, and social conflict and cohesion. The deadline for submissions is November 30, 2008. To submit a manuscript, first send the title and a one-paragraph outline to the following email address: omnes@sm.ac.kr or contact Sookmyung Institute for Multicultural Studies, Sookmyung University, Yongsan-Ku, Seoul 140-742, Korea.

"Societies without Borders: Human Rights & the Social Sciences" is a relatively new international journal co-edited by Judith Blau & Alberto Moncada. The journal aims to publish scholarly analyses and progressive thought on human rights and globalization. Potential authors are invited to submit articles to the co-editors (jrblau@email.unc.edu & amoncada1@telefonica.net), and books for review to Book Review Editor Keri Iyall Smith (kiyallsmith@stonehill.edu). The journal is posted on the following webpage: http://www.sociologistswithoutborders.com/swb/ and the Brill website http://www.brill.nl/swb

 

6. INTERNET RESOURCES

The Canadian Coalition for Immigrant Children and Youth (CCICY) is a voluntary organization that seeks to respond to growing concerns over the lack of crucial services for immigrant children and youth at the local, provincial and national levels. The CCICY has embarked on a project of establishing working groups in several provinces, and its website now contains contact info, event announcements, an electronic newsletter, and other useful information. http://www.lerc.educ.ubc.ca/CCICY/index.html

7. RELATED RESEARCH PROJECTS

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's College of Education is offering an on-line master’s degree (Ed. M.) with a specialization in Diversity and Equity. The program seeks to improve inclusive learning environments and address issues of diversity and equity across disciplines and educational settings. For further information and application details, visit the following website: http://www.ed.uiuc.edu/programs/online/diversity


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