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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity

Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy

No. 50, October 2008

 

Contents

 

1. Introduction

2. Recent and 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 fiftieth 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. RECENT AND UPCOMING CONFERENCES

 

A 10th Anniversary Conference on the European Charter for Regional or Minority
Languages took place in Lulea, Sweden on October 17, 2008. The conference examined the situation of Europe's regional or minority languages and the role they play in regional cultural development, with an accent on how different local and regional authorities across Europe support these languages and how NGOs perceive the Charter and its monitoring mechanism.  Information on the conference can be found at the following: http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/education/minlang/Calendar/LuleaInf_en.asp

 

A conference entitled "Integration Futures" was held in Prato, Italy, from October 22-24, 2008, organized by the International Metropolis Project, the Australian Multicultural Foundation, and Monash University. The conference explored themes such as impacts of immigration and citizenship policies on integration; the relationship between integration and multiculturalism policies; the integration of the second generation: education, labour market and other outcomes; globalisation, transnationalism and integration, and religion, secularism, and integration. For further details, contact Uttara Chauhan by email (Uttara.Chauhan@cic.gc.ca) or visit the following website http://www.integrationfutures.com

 

A conference on "Global Justice and the Nation State" was held at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, on October 23-24, 2008. Organized by the Instituto de Filosofia da Linguagem, the conference assessed the state of current research on global justice and the nation state in philosophy and the social sciences. Keynote speakers were Margaret Moore of Queen's University and Kok-Chor Tan of the University of Pennsylvania. For more information, go to the following website: http://www.ifl.pt/gj08/ or contact conference organizers by email: globaljustice2008@gmail.com

 

The Canadian Bureau for International Education's 42nd Annual Conference will be held in St. John's, Newfoundland, from November 1-4, 2008 on the theme of "Shaping Worldviews: Diversity and International Education". Gwynne Dyer will be a featured guest speaker. For further details, contact Denis Guertin by email (dguertin@cbie.ca) or visit the conference website: http://www.cbie.ca/conference/2008/index_en.html

 

An event entitled "Aboriginal Government: Giving Effect to our Constitutional Commitments" is being organized by Sakej Henderson and John Whyte, on November 7-8, 2008 at the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. The Canadian constitution recognizes multiple forms of constitutional self government in its accommodation of the political diversities within the nation. One expression of constitutional self government is found in the affirmation of the Aboriginal and treaty rights of Aboriginal peoples. This conference will address the challenges of implementing Aboriginal government from three perspectives- pluralism, principles and structures. Visit the conference website: http://www.usask.ca/nativelaw/gecc or contact: Amanda Kozun by telephone at: (306) 966-7788; or by email: amanda.kozun@usask.ca

 

The 8th Annual Critical Race and Anticolonial Studies Conference of Researchers and Academics of Colour for Equality (RACE) will take place from November 7-9, 2008 at Ryerson University, Toronto. Entitled "Race-ing Hegemonies, Resurging Imperialisms: Building Anti-Racist and Anti-Colonial Theory and Practice for Our Times", the conference aims to (1) build knowledge of the raced, classed and gendered nature of the hegemonies of imperialism and neo-liberal globalization; (2) provide a more specific focus on how Canada and Canadians are implicated in these processes within their country and abroad; (3) help build communities and practices of resistance against racism, colonialism, imperialism and neo-liberal globalized capitalism. For more information, contact: Sedef Arat-Koc, Department of Politics and Public Administration, Ryerson University, 350 Victoria Street, Toronto, ON M5B 2K3; tel: (416) 979-5000 ext. 7338; email: saratkoc@politics.ryerson.ca, or visit the conference website: http://www.arts.ryerson.ca/raceconf/

 

The Freie University Berlin, Ludwig-Maximillians University Munich, and the University of Chicago are hosting a conference on "Race, Ethnicity and Religion:- A Transatlantic Perspective on Civil Society". The event will take place from November 14-15, 2008, at the University of Chicago, and will examine how two of the major players in the western world, Europe and the United States, have approached questions of tolerance, inclusion and exclusion of groups from different ethnic and religious backgrounds. There will be sessions on themes such as The Formation of Two Civil Societies; Migration, Race, and Religion; Discourses on Race and Civil Society; Tolerance and Emancipation; and Religion and Civil Society; and a concluding roundtable discussion on 'Today's Challenges for Modern Civil Society'. For details, contact the Franke Institute for the Humanities by email (franke-humanities@uchicago.edu) or tel: 773-702-8274.

 

An international conference entitled "Rights That Make Us Human Beings: Human Rights as an Answer to Historical and Current Injustice" will be hosted by the Remembrance, Responsibility and Future Foundation and the Nuremberg Human Rights Center, in Nuremberg, Germany from November 20-22, 2008. The event will offer a forum to discuss human rights issues today, in light of the injustices that led to the UN Declaration of Human Rights (1948). Speakers will include: William Schabas, Johannes Morsink, Morten Kjaerum, Manfred Nowak, and Elizabeth Jelin. For further information, visit the following conference website: http://www.konferenz-nuernberg08.de/?lang=en or contact the event organizers by email: nuernberg08@stiftung-evz.de

 

The former Working Group on Minorities at the United Nations has now been replaced with a new body - the "Forum on Minority Issues" - with the task of providing thematic contributions and expertise to the Independent Expert on Minority Issues. The Forum aims to identify and analyze best practices, challenges, opportunities and initiatives for the further implementation of the Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National, Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities. The Forum will convene once per year for a two-day thematic discussion. The first session of the Forum will take place on December 15-16, 2008 in Palais des Nations (Geneva), with "Minorities and Access to Education" as the main thematic focus. Further information regarding the Forum is available on the Forum website: http://www2.ohchr.org/english/bodies/hrcouncil/minority/forum.htm. Inquiries can also be sent to Sylvie Saddier-Calame (ssaddier-calame@ohchr.org)

 

The Program in Comparative Literature at the University of South Carolina will host a conference entitled "The Futures of Human Rights: Moral, Legal, and Political Cultures," to be held in Columbia, South Carolina, from Feb. 26-28, 2009. This interdisciplinary conference is designed to open dialogue about the future of human rights, including philosophical, legal, political, literary, sociological, or technological questions of human rights. Potential contributors should send 500w abstracts and 50w 'bios' to Meili Steele (email: steelem@gwm.sc.edu) prior to November 1. For further details, contact: Meili Steele, Department of English, University of South Carolina, Humanities Office Building, Columbia, SC 29208, USA; tel: 803-777-2045; fax: 803-777-9064.

 

The 19th Social Research Conference is on the theme of "The Religious-Secular Divide: The U.S. Case", and will be held at the New School, New York City, on March 5-6, 2009. Charles Taylor will deliver a keynote address on "The Self and the State". For additional information, see the following website: http://www.socres.org/religiousseculardivide/

 

"Global Languages, Local Cultures" is the theme of the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) of Harvard University. The event will take place from March 26-29, 2009 at Harvard University. For more information, or to submit a paper proposal, visit the conference website: http://www.acla.org/acla2009/

 

The topic of the 36th Conference on Value Inquiry is "Values in an Age of Multiculturalism", to be held on April 17-20, 2009 in Toronto. The conference is sponsored by the American Society of Value Inquiry, the International Society of Value Inquiry, the Journal of Value Inquiry, and York Centre for Practical Ethics at York University, Toronto. To submit a paper, an abstract, or a proposal, or for additional information contact: Susan Dimock, Conference Coordinator, Centre for Practical Ethics, York University, 119 McLaughlin College, 4700 Keele Street, Toronto, M3J 1P3; email: dimock@yorku.ca or ycpe@yorku.ca or visit the conference CFP: http://www.yorku.ca/ycpe/documents/36th%20CVI%20Call%20for%20Papers.pdf

 

An International Symposium on Deliberative Democracy will take place in Istanbul, Turkey, from April 15-16, 2009. The event is being organized by Istanbul Aydin University and the Applied Research Center of Turkey (TRC). It will focus on both the theory and practice of deliberative democracy, and attempts at its implementation. For further details, contact the TRC at: Besyol Mah. Inonu Cad. No: 40, Sefakoy - Kucukcekmece / Istanbul, Turkey; tel:  +90 (212) 425 61 51 Ext. 1162 / 1165; fax: +90 (212) 425 57 59; email: umds@aydin.edu.tr. Select information is posted at: http://www.aydin.edu.tr/tam/umds/english/index.asp

The Graduate School of Public and International Affairs and the Faculty of Law of the University of Ottawa will host a major international and interdisciplinary conference on "The Politics of Community and Identity: Learning from One Another" at the University of Ottawa on May 20-22, 2009. Sub-state communities of identity have taken on an increasingly important role as the focus of, and advocates for, collective rights. Given their growing importance in the social, legal and political order, there is a need to develop deeper understandings of the way communities are identified, represented, and recognized – as well as how communities can engage with and learn from one another. The following themes will be explored: community identity; community representation; community recognition; community diversity, division and dissent; community enlargement. For more information, contact Patrick Farfard or Bradford Morse at the following email address: communities09@uottawa.ca, or visit this website: http://casca-news.blogspot.com/2008/09/politics-of-community-and-identity-may.html

 

The 2nd Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and
Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) will focus on the theme "Forced Migration and Shifting Borders". The event will take place at the University of Ottawa, June 1-3, 2009. The purpose is to bring together academics, activists, NGOs, policy makers, government representatives, and forced migrants to discuss issues related to forced migration within and across borders. Keynotes and plenary presentations from leading figures, along with numerous panels, will
explore issues such as: Forced Migration, Global Politics and the International Arena; Settlement, Security and Social Justice; and Interdisciplinary Approaches to Forced Migration Research. Potential contributors should submit a 250w abstract prior to February 15, 2009. Submissions for individual papers or group panels are welcome. Submissions and questions should be sent to Pablo Bose at the following email address: carfms2009@gmail.com.

 

3. RECENT PUBLICATIONS (all prices in US dollars).

 

Books

 

Al-Haj, Majid & Rosemarie Mielke (eds) (2007) Cultural Diversity and the Empowerment of Minorities (Bergahn Books) $90.00

 

Axworthy, Thomas & Helmut Schmidty (eds) (2008) Bridging the Divide: Religious Dialogue and Universal Ethics (McGill-Queen's UP) $39.95

 

Bagguley, Paul & Yasmin Hussain (2008) Riotous Citizens: Ethnic Culture in Multicultural Britain (Ashgate) $99.95

 

Bargh, Maria (ed) (2007) Resistance: An Indigenous Response to Neoliberalism (U. Hawaii Press) $25.75

 

Bekerman, Zvi (eds) (2008) Cultural Education-Cultural Sustainability: Minority, Diaspora, Indigenous and Ethno-Religious Groups in Multicultural Societies (Routledge) $49.95

 

Biles, John, Meyer Burstein & James Frideres (eds) (2008) Immigration and Integration in Canada in the Twenty-First Century (School of Policy Studies, Queen's University) $39.95

 

Bryceson, Deborah, Judith Okley & Jonathan Webber (eds) (2007) Identity and Networks: Fashioning Gender and Ethnicity Across Cultures (Bergahn) $27.95

 

D'Appollonia, Ariane Chebel & Simon Reich (eds) (2008) Immigration, Integration, and Security: America and Europe in Comparative Perspective (University of Pittsburgh Press) $27.95

 

Flint, John & David Robinson (eds) (2008) Community Cohesion in Crisis? New Dimensions of Diversity and Difference (Policy Press) $40.00

 

Hajdukowski-Ahmed, Maroussia, Nazilla Khanlou & Helene Moussa (eds) (2008) Not Born a Refugee Woman: Contesting Identities, Rethinking Practices (Berghahn Books) $83.05

 

Helbling, Marc (2008) Practising Citizenship and Heterogeneous Nationhood (Amsterdam University Press) $39.95

 

Hendrix, Burke (2008) Ownership, Authority, and Self-Determination: Moral Principles and Indigenous Rights Claims (Penn State UP) $55.00

 

Herbert, Joanna (2008) Negotiating the Boundaries of the City: Migration, Ethnicity and Gender in Britain (Ashgate) $99.95

 

Joshee, Reva & Lauri Johnson (eds) (2008) Multicultural Education Policies in Canada and the United States (University of Washington Press) $30.17

 

Kasinitz, Philip & Lohn Mollenkopf & Mary Waters & Jennifer Holdaway (2008) Inheriting the City: The Children of Immigrants Come of Age (Harvard UP) $45.00

 

Kavalski, Emilian & Magdelena Zolkos (eds) (2008) Defunct Federalisms: Critical Perspectives on Federal Failure (Ashgate) $99.95

 

Lund, Darren & Paul Carr (eds) (2008) Doing Democracy: Striving for Political Literacy and Social Justice (Peter Lang) $35.95

 

Minde, Henry (ed) (2008) Indigenous Peoples: Self-Determination, Knowledge, Indigeneity (Eburon Publishers) $40.00

 

Parekh, Bhikhu (2008) Identity, Culture and Dialogue (Palgrave Macmillan) $32.95

 

Pavkovic, Aleksandar & Peter Radan (2007) Creating New States (Ashgate) $99.95

 

Pavkovic, Aleksandar & Peter Radan (eds) (2008) On the Way to Statehood: Secession and Globalization (Ashgate) $99.95

 

Petersson, Bo & Katherine Tyler (2008) Majority Cultures and the Everyday Politics of Ethnic Difference (Palgrave Macmillan) $85.00

 

Shaffer, Marguerite (ed) (2008) Public Culture: Diversity, Democracy, and Community in the United States (U. Pennsylvania Press) $59.95

 

Smith, Michael Peter & Matt Bakker (2007) Citizenship Across Borders: The Political Transnationalism of the El Migrante (Cornell UP) $19.95

 

Taylor, Becky (2008) A Minority and the State: Travelers in Britain in the Twentieth Century (Manchester UP) $79.95

 

Voldschmidt, Jenny & Titia Leamon (eds) (2007) Religious Pluralism and Human Rights in Europe: Where to Draw the Line? (Intersentia) $146.24

 

Weller, Marc, Denika Blacklock & Katherine Nobbs (eds) The Protection of Minorities in the Wider Europe (Palgrave, 2008) $80.00

 

Weller, Marc, Barbara Metzger & Niall Johnson (eds) (2008) Settling Self-Determination Disputes: Complex Power-Sharing in Theory and Practice (Martinus Nijhoff) $265.00

 

Wise, J. Macgregor (2008) Cultural Globalization: A User's Guide (Wiley-Blackwell Publishing) $24.95

 

Wolff, Stefan & Marc Weller (eds) (2008) Institutions for the management of ethnopolitical conflicts in Central and Eastern Europe (ECMI - Council of Europe Handbook on Minority Issues) $45.00

 

Yi, Lin (2008) Cultural Exclusion in China: State Education, Social Mobility and Cultural Difference (Routledge) $150.00

 

Journal Symposia and Special Issues

 

A recent issue of Ethnicities (Vol. 8, No. 3, 2008) is dedicated to the topic of "The Rights of Women and the Crisis of Multiculturalism", guest-edited by Anne Phillips and Sawitri Saharso, with articles by G. Coene & C. Longman, B. Siim & H. Skjeie, P. Rostock & S. Berghahn, B. Prins & S. Saharso, Zenia Hellgren and Barbara Hobson, and Moira Dustin and Anne Phillips, focusing on debates about culture and gender in Britain, Germany, Netherlands, Sweden, Denmark and Norway.

 

A thematic section on "Indigenous Self-determination" is contained in a recent issue of the Cambridge Review of International Affairs (Vol. 21, No. 1, 2008). The section focuses on the history and status of the right to self-determination, and describes three different case studies of indigenous peoples' quest to secure this right. An editorial introduction by Jeffrey Owen Herzog precedes articles by Chris Tooley, Erica-Irene A. Daes, John B. Henriksen, Sidi Omar, Deirdre McConnell and Tara McCormack.

 

A special issue of Nationalities Papers (Vol. 36, No. 2, 2008) is dedicated to ethnic diversity, minority rights and multiculturalism in post-communist Eastern Europe. This issue, which addresses numerous issues facing theorists and practitioners working in the sphere of ethnic relations in EE, is introduced by Kataryna Wolczuk and Galina Yemelianova, and includes articles by O. Hrytsenko, A. Popov and I. Kuznetsov, S. Akkieva, L. Broers, R. Clogg, and B. Rechel.

 

A recent issue of the Journal of African American History contains a symposium on "Discourses on Race, Sex, and African American Citizenship" (Vol. 93, No. 2, 2008). An introduction by Guest Editor Melinda Chateauvert precedes articles by Lynn Hudson, Ann Holder, Mary Frances Berry and Genna Rae McNeil.

 

A recent issue of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism contains a Forum on "Minoritisation in Multiculturalism" (Vol. 8, No. 2, 2008).

A symposium on "Ethical Norms, Political Agency and the State" is found in a recent issue of Political Studies (Vol. 56, No. 3, 2008). A short symposium preface by Matthew Festenstein precedes articles by Simon Caney, Neil Walker, Terry MacDonald, Jeff Spinner-Halev, and Stephanie Lawson.

 

A recent issue of the International Journal on Minority and Group Rights (IJMGR) contains a symposium on the topic: "Rethinking Forms of Autonomy at the Dawn of the 21st Century" (Vol. 15, No. 2-3, 2008). An introduction by Andre Legare & Markku Suksi is followed by essays by Nicky Torode, Markku Suksi, Bill Bowring, and Farimah Daftary, amongst others, examining cases of autonomy in Finland, Russia, Canada, India as well as in international law.

 

The most recent newsletter for Adalah (the Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, published in Arabic, English, and Hebrew) contains several articles on "Education Rights" (Vol. 51, August 2008).

 

A symposium on "Citizenship and Social Justice" is contained in a recent issue of Peace Review (Vol. 20, No. 3, July 2008). A symposium introduction by Tanya Basok, Suzan Ilcan & Jeffrey Noonan precedes articles by Mary Bloodsworth-Lugo, Carmen Lugo-Lugo, Eleanor Brown, & John Morgan, and Charles Lee.

 

The journal Souls contains a symposium on "New Social Movements in the African Diaspora" (Vol. 10, No. 3, July 2008), focusing on movements of Afro-descendants in the Americas. Articles by John Anton Sanchez, Juliet Hooker, and Tianna Paschel & Mark Sawyer are included.

 

A recent special issue of Hypatia is dedicated to the work of Iris Marion Young (Vol. 23, No. 3, Summer 2008). Entitled "In Honor of Iris Marion Young: Theorist and Practitioner of Justice", the issue contains an introduction by Christina M. Bellon, followed with articles by Allison Weir, María Martínez González, Ranjoo Seodu Herr, Jacob Levy, Bronwyn Hayward, Marguerite La Caze, Caroline Lundquist, Amy Allen and Neus Torbisco Casals & Idil Boran.

 

An issue of JEMIE (the Journal of Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe ) contains a "special focus" section on "Minority Language Policy: Theory and Practice" (Vol. 6, Issue 2, 2007). Articles by Xabier Arzoz, Valeria Cardi, and Eduardo J. Ruiz Vieytez follow an introductory article by Stefan Oeter. You can view this issue of JEMIE at the following website: http://ecmi.de/jemie/special_2_2007.html

 

The December 2007 issue of The Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy (Vol. 10, no. 4) is dedicated to "Contesting Citizenship: Comparative Analyses", examining the ways citizenship is being transformed by both the emergence of multi-level governance and by group-differentiated identity claims. Articles by Judith Squires, Hege Skjeie, Birte Siim, Nira Yuval-Davis, Barbara Hobson, Sawitri Saharso and others are included.

 

4. CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Submissions are being accepted for an upcoming edited volume entitled "Migration, Minorities, and Learning: Understanding Cultural and Social Differences in Education". The volume will incorporate empirical and theoretical contributions from numerous methodological perspectives on the following issues around migration and minority educational processes and practices: processes of learning under conditions of cultural heterogeneity or homogeneity; the outer and inner limits of social/cultural learning; emancipatory educational practices within heterogeneous and homogenous cultural settings. To submit an article for consideration, send an abstract (800-1000w) of your proposed chapter together with a short CV (200w max), to both editors at the email addresses below. The deadline for proposals is October 30, 2008. Selection of proposals will occur by December 15, with a final deadline for the finished chapter July 30, 2009. For further information, contact one of the editors directly. The editors are Zvi Bekerman, Hebrew University Jerusalem, (email: mszviman@mscc.huji.ac.il) and Thomas Geisen, University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, Olten, (email: thomas.geisen@fhnw.ch)

 

Submissions are being accepted for a Spring 2009 issue of the Journal of International Law and International Relations (JILIR), on the topic "Borders and Boundaries: Secession in the 21st Century" (Vol. 5, No. 2, Spring 2009). Theoretical papers and case studies are both welcome. Potential topics may include the following: dynamics around the legality and political legitimacy of secession in the 21st century; disciplinary borders and boundaries in the study of secession; state discourses versus international customs on the justification of secession movements; post-Cold War paradigms on collective identity and the role of the state; typologies of secessionist movements; challenges of secession to global governance; implications of Kosovo, South Ossetia, Abkhazia and other secessionist movements for international norms; relationship between great powers and breakaway republics. Send submissions via e-mail as attachments in MS Word or Rich Text to submissions@jilir.org. The author's full contact information (name, institutional affiliation, mailing address, telephone number(s), and e-mail address) should be included in the body of the email.

 

Proposals are welcome for a new book series to be published by Peter Lang Publishers on the topic: "Nationalisms across the Globe". The series will publish monographs, conference proceedings, and collections of articles on this theme, aiming for well-researched and interdisciplinary studies which open new approaches to nationalism and ethnicity, or focus on interesting case studies. Proposals and inquiries should be sent to the Series Editors: (1) Tomasz Kamusella (Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, and University of Opole, Poland), tomek672@gmail.com & (2) Krzysztof Jaskuowski (University of Wrocaw, Poland), krzysztofja@interia.pl

 

5. INTERNET RESOURCES

 

A new thematic sub-section of the Carnegie Council for Ethics and International Affairs website gathers together several useful papers and analyses by renowned scholars on issues of migration, the ethics of immigration, and the effects of emigration on 'home' countries. The section is entitled "Carnegie Council Essential Resources on Immigration". http://www.cceia.org/resources/picks/0006.html

 

The Network to Promote Linguistic Diversity (NPLD) was established at the end of 2007 to facilitate the sharing of existing best practices and the development of new and innovative ideas in the field of language planning in all linguistic domains, amongst Europe's less-widely-used languages. Some elements of the webpage below require users to register; others (e.g., 'events' and 'news') are freely available. http://www.npld.eu/Pages/default.aspx

 

Ab Imperio International Quarterly announces the launch of a new website on "Empire and Nationalism Studies". The website seeks to bring together scholars from different regions working on empire and nationalism studies, by creating networking opportunities to exchange books and articles, and launch collaborative discussions and research projects. http://net.abimperio.net

 

A recently-launched website entitled "Enacting European Citizenship", which gathers together numerous 'work packages' and other research resources for scholars of European citizenship and others studying citizenship in academia. The principle investigators are Mike Saward (m.j.saward@open.ac.uk) and Rutvica Andrijasevic (r.andrijasevic@open.ac.uk) of the Open University.

http://enacting-citizenship.eu

 

6. SCHOLARSHIPS AND FELLOWSHIPS

 

Two PhD studentships are available from Queen's University Belfast and Macquarie University in Sydney for research projects in the "Philosophy and Politics of Recognition". The projects will use recognition theory, as it has been developed in recent strands of philosophy and critical social theory, to explore significant aspects of contemporary political life. Successful candidates will enroll as PhD students at both Queen's and Macquarie under the terms of a co-tutelle agreement between the institutions. The scholarships are available to domestic (UK & Australian) as well as international students. Applicants should have qualifications equivalent to a UK Masters degree, or Australian undergraduate degree with first class honours in a relevant discipline. The scholarships pay a living allowance for a tenure of 3 years full time, and tuition fees for the scholarship tenure. For further information and discussion regarding the project applicants are encouraged to contact the supervisors: Shane O'Neill; email: s.oneill@qub.ac.uk; or Nicholas Smith; email: nicholas.smith@scmp.mq.edu.au; tel: +61 2 9850 8881. For further details, see the following website: http://www.research.mq.edu.au/students/scholarships/pages/SCMP_QueensBelfast

 

The University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics invites applications for its Visiting Faculty Fellowships for the academic year 2009-2010. Two fellowships will be awarded to outstanding scholars and teachers interested in writing and conducting research about ethics during a year in residence at the Unviersity of Toronto. For Fellowships beginning September 2009, applicants should submit hard copies of a CV, a scholarly essay in English written or published in the past three years (under 10000w), a 1500w statement describing the proposed project, and three letters of reference sent directly to the Director of the Centre for Ethics (address below). Materials must be received before December 15, 2008. Send inquiries and applications to Melissa Williams (Director), Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, 6 Hoskin Ave., Toronto, Ontario, M5S 1H8.

 

The McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society and the Program on Global Justice at Stanford University seek five post-doctoral fellows for 2009-10. Candidates with substantial normative research interests, and those from diverse academic backgrounds including philosophy, the social sciences, environmental studies, and professional schools, are encouraged to apply. Fellows will teach one class (typically a seminar), participate in the Political Theory and/or Global Justice Workshops, and help with the development of an interdisciplinary ethics community across the campus. Appointment is for one year, but may be renewed for another. Applications will be accepted between November 15, 2008 and January 10, 2009. Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, three letters of recommendation, and a short writing sample (about 25 pages) to:  Post-doctoral Fellowship Committee, Bowen H. McCoy Family Center for Ethics in Society; 482 Galvez Street, Stanford University; Stanford, CA 94305-6079. Details can be found on the following website: http://ethicsinsociety.stanford.edu/grants-fellowships/postdoctoral-fellowships/

 

The Department of History at the University of South Carolina seeks a historian with demonstrated research and teaching interests in the history of nationalism and separatism, at the level of assistant professor. Geographic and chronological specializations (since roughly 1750) are open. Applications from those taking a comparative, international approach to the study of nationalism and separatism are especially welcome. Those with specialized research interests focusing on a particular country or region should be able to place their subject within a broad international context. This position is part of the University's Faculty Excellence Initiative program, and involves related searches in Anthropology and Law.
Candidates should submit a CV; letter of application specifying qualifications for the position, current and future research, and teaching interests; and three letters of recommendation to be sent separately, prior to November 3, 2008. Send materials to: W. Dean Kinzley, Nationalism and Separatism Search Committee, Department of History, 245 Gambrell Hall University of South Carolina Columbia, SC 29208; email: Dean-Kinzley@SC.EDU Additional info is posted on the following website: http://www.cas.sc.edu/hist/NationalismJob.html

 

7. RELATED PROJECTS

 

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity was established in November 2007 to enhance multi-disciplinary study of diversity in historical and contemporary societies, particularly concerning ethnic and religious forms and dynamics. The Institute's Managing Director is Professor Dr. Steven Vertovec. Projects will investigate multiple forms of diversity, and how they have been shaped and defined, how different processes of inter-ethnic or inter-religious encounters unfold, how patterns and images of diversity evolve, and how relations between concepts of ethnicity and religion develop. As the Institute grows, studies will not solely address migration-related contexts (in so-called migrant-sending, -transit and -receiving societies) but also contexts long characterized by different kinds of diversity, such as in South Africa, the Balkans, India and Brazil. News, events and jobs related to the Institute are found on the following website, which is a section of the Max Planck Society's webpage: http://www.mmg.mpg.de/english/contemporaryIssues/e_news/index.html

 

A new conference section on "Race, Ethnicity, Indigenous Peoples and Politics" will take place at the 2009 annual conference of the Canadian Political Science Association (CPSA). Canadian and International political scientists are increasingly interested in research relating to issues of race, racialization, the role of ethnic, linguistic and religious groups in politics, and the implications of immigration and diversity. Enquiries and suggestions should be sent to: Joseph Wong, Canada Research Chair and Director, Asian Institute, University of Toronto (joewong@chass.utoronto.ca) or Abigail Bakan, Department of Political Studies, Queen's University (bakana@queensu.ca).

 

The Office of the High Commissioner on National Minorities of the OSCE has recently released the "Bolzano/Bozen Recommendations on National Minorities in Inter-State Relations", the most recent in its set of influential Recommendations on the rights of national minorities. The Bolzano/Bozen Recommendations provide representatives of States, national minorities and international organizations with advice on how to address questions concerning national minorities that arise in the context of inter-State relations in a way that protects and promotes the rights of persons belonging to national minorities, prevents conflict, maintains inter-ethnic harmony and strengthens good neighbourly relations. For more information, visit: http://www.osce.org/hcnm/item_1_33438.html

 

 

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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@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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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@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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