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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity

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

No. 51, December 2008



1. Introduction

2. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Democracy and Diversity

3. Upcoming Conferences

4. Recent Publications

5. Call for Papers

6. Related Research Projects

7. Courses and Fellowships



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




We are now inviting applications for the fifth year of the postdoctoral fellowship program in "Democracy and Diversity" at Queen's University, funded in part by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.  Each year, one non-renewable 12-month fellowship will be awarded. The fellow will work under the supervision of Prof. Will Kymlicka. The 2009-10 fellowship will start on July 1, 2009. Applicants must have submitted their doctoral dissertation by that date, and must be within five years of having received their doctorate. The salary for the postdoctoral fellowship will be $34,000 (Canadian), which includes remuneration for teaching a half-course in political philosophy or a cognate subject. The fellowship is part of a larger nexus of activities at Queen's relating to the normative and empirical study of democracy and diversity, including the Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy; the Ethnicity and Democratic Governance project (www.queensu.ca/edg/) the Fulbright Visiting Professorship in Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship; the Centre for the Study of Democracy; and the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations - all of which have active programs of workshops, conferences and visiting scholars and speakers. The Fellow would be expected to participate in these various activities as appropriate, including presentation of his or her research findings, and to assist Prof. Kymlicka in the Forum's activities. While "Democracy and Diversity" is to be understood expansively, and there are no pre-determined limits on the topics it may cover, Queen's has a special expertise in issues of ethnocultural diversity. Recent and ongoing activities have covered such topics as immigration and citizenship, multiculturalism and multicultural education, indigenous rights, affirmative action, historic injustice, nationalism and secession, language rights, and transnational democracy. Applicants who combine normative analysis with empirical case studies are particularly welcome. Applications should include a curriculum vitae, together with a statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, and a writing sample. Applications should be sent to the Department of Philosophy, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6, to arrive by February 1, 2009. It is the responsibility of the applicants to have three letters of reference sent directly by their referees. References may be mailed to the postal address above, or sent by email to:kymlicka@queensu.ca.
Further information is available on the Department's website: http://www.queensu.ca/philosophy/job.html






The Society for Women's Advancement in Philosophy (SWAP) will organize their fifth annual conference on Topics of Diversity in Philosophy from March 20-21st, 2009, at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL. Submissions suitable for 30-minute presentations (3500-4000w) are welcome for collaborative panel proposals and individual presentations. Submissions by graduate students on any branch of philosophy, applied to issues of race, sexuality, gender, and related topics, or capable of informing discussion within these areas, are especially welcome. Keynote speakers will include: Louise Antony & Marilyn Friedman. The deadline for submissions is: January 12, 2009. Submissions should include the complete paper, an abstract of up to 150w, and a cover sheet. Paper submissions should be prepared for blind-review. Email submissions or proposals to swapconference09@gmail.com, with the paper included as an attachment. For inquiries, contact conference organizers Tina Talsma, John Carpenter, or Heather Perez at: swapconference09@gmail.com, or visit the SWAP website: http://www.swapusa.org.


The British Association for Canadian Studies' (BACS) 2009 annual conference will take place on March 28-30th, 2009 at Ste-Anne's College, University of Oxford, U.K. The conference theme will be: "Being, Becoming and Belonging: Multiculturalism, Diversity and Social Inclusion in Modern Canada". The aim is to explore a breadth of subjects in relation to the construction, evolution, evaluation and representation of modern Canada and its appreciation and recognition of matters of cultural difference. Inquires should be directed to Ms. Jodie Robinson by email at jodie.robinson@canadian-studies.net. For more information, visit the conference .PDF flyer by clicking on the following address:   


A conference on "Religion, Secularism and Nationhood" is being organized as the Annual Graduate Student Conference, British Modernities Group, at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in Urbana, IL (USA), from April 3-4, 2009. The event will begin with a keynote address by Gauri Viswanathan of Columbia University. Possible topics include: secularization, progress and modernity; religion, nationalism and community; pluralism and tolerance; knowledge and faith; empire and the unassimilable "Other"; political theology and public religions; alternative religious histories; conversion, historicity and secrecy. Interested students should send 300w abstracts for individual 15min papers to the following email address modernities@gmail.com before February 15. In the e-mail, include your name, university and departmental affiliation(s), level of graduate study, and paper title. For further inquiries, contact: Zia Gluhbegovic and Elizabeth Hoiem, English Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 608 S. Wright St. Urbana, IL 61801; email: modernities@gmail.com


An International Symposium entitled "Ethnic Minorities in Asia: Subjects or Citizens?" will take place at the National University of Singapore, from 28-29 May 2009. The event will explore the relationship between minority rights claims and citizenship in Asia. The organizers are Michelle Miller and Patrick Daly. For further information, contact: Miss Alyson Rozells, Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore, #10-01 Tower Block, 469A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259770; email: alysonrozells@nus.edu.sg; tel: (65) 6516 8787; fax: (65) 6779 1428, or visit the symposium webpage at the following address: http://www.ari.nus.edu.sg/events_categorydetails.asp?categoryid=6&eventid=848

The 5th International citizED Conference is being hosted by The Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, from June 24-26, 2009. The conference theme is "Globalising Citizenship Education: Ambitions and Realities". Keynote speakers will include: Anthony Cheung, Ian Davies, Janet Palmer, Alan Reid, and Bryan Tuner. For further information, contact: Roma Woodward (citizED Administrator) by tel: 01227 782993 or by email: roma.woodward@canterbury.ac.uk or visit the CitizED website: http://www.citized.info/?strand=0&r_menu=conf


A conference on "Democracy and the Deliberative Society" will take place from June 24-26th, 2009 at the University of York, UK. Deliberative democracy has become a dominant and contested paradigm in democratic thought; political philosophers have investigated its conceptual shape and normative desirability, as political scientists have explored its forms and empirical settings. This conference aims to advance the research agenda in this area by bringing together different approaches and identifying a set of linked problems and issues for deliberative democracy. Speakers will include James Bohman, Simone Chambers, Thomas Christiano, John Dryzek, Florence Haegel, Maarten Hajer, Christian List, Jane Mansbridge, Ioannis Papadopoulos, Graham Smith and Mark Warren. The Conference is supported by the British Academy and the University of York. For details, including information about registration, please contact Matthew Festenstein (Mf517@york.ac.uk) or John Parkinson Jrp12@york.ac.uk), or visit the website: http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/poli/research/conferences/deliberative%20society.htm

The 2009 Annual Conference of the Association for Legal and Social Philosophy (ALSP) will take place at the University of Edinburgh from July 2-4, 2009. This year's topic is: "Ethics for the 21st Century". Keynote speakers will include Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University and Jonathan Wolff, University College London. The deadline for submission of proposals for both papers and panels is February 1. Details for submissions are available at the conference website: http://www.lifelong.ed.ac.uk/alsp2009/ For inquiries, contact: Cécile Fabre, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Edinburgh, 4.20 Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square, Edinburgh, EH8 9LD, UK; email: alsp2009@ed.ac.uk


An international and interdisciplinary conference entitled "Multiculturalism and Beyond: Identity Politics, Cultural Difference, and Hybridity in the Americas" will take place at Bielefeld University (Germany), from July 22-25, 2009. Organized by the Center for Interdisciplinary Research, the conference will conclude a year-long research group called "E Pluribus Unum?: Ethnic Identities in Transnational Integration Processes in the Americas," while also serving as the founding meeting of an international network of Inter-American Studies. The aim is to critically examine the concept of "multiculturalism" as a social, political, and cultural paradigm in the Americas today. The languages will be English and Spanish. Organizers are Olaf Kaltmeier, Josef Raab, and Sebastian Thies. For further information, contact Ms. Trixi Valentin, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) Conference Office, Wellenberg 1, 33615 Bielefeld, Germany; tel: +49 521 106 2769; email: trixi.valentin@uni-bielefeld.de; or visit the following webpage: http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/ZIF/FG/2008Pluribus/


The Twenty-Seventh International Social Philosophy Conference, sponsored by the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP), will take place from July 30-August 1, 2009, at St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia, PA. Special attention will be devoted to the theme: "The Public and the Private in the 21st Century". Proposals in all areas of social philosophy are welcome. Send 300-500w abstracts to both program chairs (Margaret Crouch mcrouch@emich.edu & Nancy Snow Nancy.snow@marquette.edu), prior to March 15. The submission deadline for those outside Canada and the United States is January 15. To promote scholarship in social philosophy by graduate students, the NASSP has established Awards for Best Graduate Student Papers. These awards give special recognition to papers to be read by graduate students at the NASSP annual conference. Contributors should indicate their wish to be considered for the graduate student award. For more information, visit: http://www.pitt.edu/~nassp/nassp.html


The International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) will host its 6th Biennial Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii from August 15 to 19, 2009. The conference theme is: "World Peace through Intercultural Understanding". Topics include: intercultural conflict management and world peace; management and world peace; intercultural training and world peace; acculturation and world peace; intercultural education and world peace; world peace and intercultural communication; indigenous cultural concepts of peace. Further information can be obtained from Dharm Bhawuk (email: bhawuk@hawaii.edu) or by visiting the conference website: http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/~iair/Conference_IAIR_2009/


On September 10-12, 2009 the Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism (CESEM) at the University of Copenhagen will host a conference on "The Politics of Social Cohesion". The aim is to address "social cohesion" and the political contexts of that concept, in particular in relation to ethnocultural diversity. For further details, contact: Marta Padovan Özdemir, email: cesem@hum.ku.dk; tel: +45 35329394. You can read more about CESEM at http://cesem.ku.dk/

A conference on Applied Interculturality Research ("cAIR") will take place at the University of Graz, Austria, September 16-19, 2009. Possible topics include: anti/racism, community, interpreting, discrimination, ethnicity, identity, intercultural marriage, interfaith dialogue, in/tolerance, migration, minorities, multilingualism, otherness, prejudice and xenophobia. cAIR promotes research on all intercultural topics in all relevant disciplines. The event will be hosted by the forum for Applied Interculturality Research (fAIR) and supported by researchers in several disciplines at the University of Graz. Abstracts are to be submitted via email to: cair09@uni-graz.at prior to February 15th. Detailed instructions for submission of abstracts can be found at the conference website: http://www.uni-graz.at/fAIR/cAIR09/ Other questions can be sent to: Simone Schumann (email: cair09@uni-graz.at); tel. +43 316 380-8160; fax +43 316 380-9757.

The Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) at the University of Brighton, UK is organizing its 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: "The Politics of Space and Place", from September 16-18, 2009. The keynote speaker will be Ilan Pappe, University of Exeter, UK. Abstracts of 300w should be emailed to Nicola Clewer by 30 January, at the following email address: nicolaclewer.hughes@ukonline.co.uk. The conference website is posted at: http://www.brighton.ac.uk/CAPPE/Confevents/page34/page34.html


A conference entitled "A World without Politics?" will take place at K.U. Leuven, Belgium, from September 17-19, 2009. Because of the growing importance of international law and the technocratic nature of new international legal institutions, global governance structures are often analyzed as processes of depoliticization. The purpose of this conference is to analyze the apparent depoliticization of the global order, and to reflect on how it might influence prospects for global democracy. Confirmed speakers include: Jean Cohen, Joshua Cohen & Charles Sabel, Chantal Mouffe, Etienne Balibar, Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Margaret Moore and Andreas Kalyvas. Those wishing to submit papers for presentation should send two-page abstracts to Anya Topolski (anya.topolski@hiw.kuleuven.be) prior to April 1st.


The annual meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA) will be held November 5-8, 2009 in Washington, DC.  The theme this year is "Practices of Citizenship, Sustainability, and Belonging". Those wishing to submit proposals for individual papers, sessions, presentations, performances, films, roundtables, workshops, conversations, or alternative formats on any topic dealing with American cultures, should consult the detailed on-line submission requirements posted on the conference website (see below). Proposals are due by Jan. 26. For further inquiries, contact the convention coordinator by email at: annualmeeting@theasa.net, or visit the conference website: http://www.theasa.net/annual_meeting/



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



Abdi, Ali and Lynette Shultz (eds) (2008) Educating for Human Rights and Global Citizenship (SUNY Press) $70.00

Al-Azmeh, Aziz and Effie Fokas (eds) (2008) Islam in Europe: Diversity, Identity and Influence (Cambridge UP) $85.00

Al-Refai, Nader and Christopher Bagley (2008) Citizenship Education: The British Muslim Perspective (Sense Publishers) $49.00

Andrew, Caroline & John Biles & Myer Siemiatycki & Erin Tolley (eds) (2008) Electing a Diverse Canada: The Representation of Immigrants, Minorities, and Women (University of British Columbia Press) $98.00


Archibugi, Daniele (2008) The Global Commonwealth of Citizens: Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy (Princeton UP) $29.95

Arnesen, Anne-lise, et. al. (2008) Policies and Practices for Teaching Sociocultural Diversity: A Survey Report (Council of Europe Publications) $30.00


Arthur, James & Ian Davies & Carole Hahn (eds) (2008) The Sage Handbook of Education for Citizenship and Democracy (Sage) $140.00


Barni, Monica (ed) (2008) Mapping Linguistic Diversity in Multicultural Contexts (Walter de Gruyter) $137.00

Bieber, Florian (ed) (2008) Political Parties and Minority Participation (Friedrich Ebert Foundation – available at http://www.fes.org.mk/pdf/Political%20Parties%20and%20Minority%20Participation.pdf )


Hagemann, Karen & Sonya Michel & Gunilla Budde (eds) (2008) Civil Society and Gender Justice (Berghahn) $70.73

Hanley, Lisa et al. (eds) (2008) Immigration and Integration in Urban Communities: Renegotiating the City (Johns Hopkins University Press) $44.41


Isin, Engin (2008) Recasting the Social in Citizenship (University of Toronto Press) $26.76

Isin, Engin (2008) Citizenship between Past and Future (Routledge) $140.00

Laguerre, Michel S. (2006) Diaspora, Politics and Globalization (Palgrave Macmillan Press) $60.14


Lantschner, Emma & Joseph Marko & Antonija Petricusic (eds) (2008) European Integration and its Effects on Minority Protection in South Eastern Europe (Broschiert)

Levey, Geoffrey Braham & Tariq Modood (eds) (2008) Secularism, Religion and Multicultural Citizenship (Cambridge UP) $31.49


Lister, Michael & Aimilia Pia (2008) Citizenship in Contemporary Europe (Edinburgh UP) $32.50


Millard, Gregory (2008) Secession and Self: Quebec in Canadian Thought (McGill-Queen's UP) $80.00


Mouritsen, Per and K.E. Jorgensen (eds) (2008) Constituting Communities: Political Solutions to Cultural Differences (Palgrave) $80.00

O'Sullivan, Michael & Karen Pashby (eds) (2008) Citizenship Education in the Era of Globalization (Sense Publishers) $39.00


Rechel, Bernd (ed) (2008) Minority Rights in Central and Eastern Europe (Routledge) $160.00

Reed-Danahay, Deborah and Caroline Brettell (eds) (2008) Citizenship, Political Engagement, and Belonging: Immigrants in Europe and the United States (Rutgers UP) $25.95

Schramm-pate, Susan and Rhonda Jeffries (eds) (2008) Grappling with Diversity: Readings on Civil Rights Pedagogy and Critical Multiculturalism (SUNY Press) $83.50

Sicakkan, Hakan (2008) Do Our Citizenship Requirements Impede the Protection of Political Asylum Seekers? A Comparative Analysis of European Practices (Edwin Mellen Press) $129.95

Silasi, Grigore & Ovidiu Laurian Simina (eds) (2008) Migration, Mobility and Human Rights at the Eastern Border of the European Union (Editura Universitatii de Vest – available at http://www.migratie.ro/ ).

Smith, David and Enid Wistrich (eds) (2009) Regional Identity and Diversity in Europe: Experience in Wales, Silesia and Flanders (Federal Trust) $27.50

Somers, Margaret (2008) Genealogies of Citizenship: Markets, Statelessness, and the Right to have Rights (Cambridge UP) $33.00


Weller, Paul (2008) Religious Diversity in the UK: Contours and Issues (Continuum) $33.64

Zajda, Joseph Holger Daun, and Lawrence J. Saha (2008) Nation-Building, Identity and Citizenship Education: Cross Cultural Perspectives (Springer) $119.00



Journal Special Issues


The Intergenerational Justice Review (IGJR) recently published a special issue on the topic of "Historical Injustice" (January 2009). Guest edited by Lukas H Meyer, the issue contains articles by Michael Schefczyk, Janna Thompson, Richard Vernon, Pranay Sanklecka, Daniel Weyermann.


A recent issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies is a thematic issue on the topic "Migration" (Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2009). Articles by Alejandro Portes, Martin Bulmer & John Solomos, Xavier Escandell & Alin Ceobanu, Anna Triandafyllidou and others are included.


The January 2008 issue of Alternatives: Global, Local and Political (Vol. 33/1) is a special issue on "Disrupting States: International Discourses of Indigenous Rights and Responsibilities", edited by Jodi A. Byrd and Katharina C. Heyer. Articles by Jodi Byrd, Cindy Holder, Jay T. Johnson, Erik Larson, Sheryl R. Lightfoot and Jeff Corntassel examine the international discourse of indigeneity as it pertains to aspects of law, policy, and governance.


A recent issue of the periodical Annals-American Academy of Political and Social Science contains a symposium entitled "Exceptional Outcomes: Achievement in Education and Employment among Children of Immigrants" (Vol. 620, December 2008). Contributions to the volume are divided into three sections: (1) theory and facts; (2) social mechanisms; (3) places and locations.


A recent issue of Citizenship Studies is a special issue entitled "Europeanization and Migration: Challenging the Values of Citizenship in Europe?" (Vol. 12, No. 6, December 2008), guest-edited by Michael Lister. Articles by Michael Lister, Christian Joppke, Jan Palmowski, Thomas Diez and Vicki Squire, Willem Maas, Richard Bellamy, and Mikko Kuisma are included.


A symposium on "The Multiculturalism Debate" is contained in the latest issue of Social and Legal Studies (Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2008). Articles by Judith Squires, Simon Thompson, Tariq Modood and Anne Phillips are included.


A symposium on "Decentralisation and Conflict" is contained in a recent issue of Conflict, Security and Development (Vol. 8, No. 4, December 2008). Contributions by Graham Brown, Rachel Diprose, Elliott Green, and Risto Karajkov are included, looking at cases in Indonesia, Uganda, Macedonia as well as theoretical debates.


Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy recently published an issue entitled "Nationalism and Global Justice - David Miller and His Critics" (Vol. 11, No. 4, 2008). The issue contains an overview of Miller's theory of global justice by Helder De Schutter & Ronald Tinnevelt, articles by Robert van der Veen, Gillian Brock, Leif Wenar, Kok-Chor Tan, Roland Pierik, Jacob Levy, and Margaret Moore, and a response from David Miller.


The latest issue of The Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on Contemporary Culture is dedicated to the question "What Does It Mean to Be a Citizen?"(Vol. 10, No. 3, Fall 2008). The issue explores changing moral and political meanings of citizenship as a cultural ideal in the contemporary world. Articles by Craig Calhoun, Ronald Beiner, Margaret R. Somers, Kevin M. Schultz, and Michael Cornfield are included. See the Hedgehog website: http://www.hedgehogreview.com


A recent issue of Nations and Nationalism contains a themed section on "dominant group identity" (Vol. 14, No. 4, 2008). Guest edited by Eric Kaufmann, the issue contains a lead article by Eric Kaufmann and Oded Haklai, articles by David Brown, Philip Resnick, Andreas Wimmer, and a reply by Haklai and Kaufmann.


The Journal of American Ethnic History recently published a special issue entitled "Racial Divides" (Vol. 28, No. 1, Fall 2008). Articles by Walter D. Kamphoefner, Hartmut Keil, Jeffery Strickland, Kristen Anderson and Violet M. Showers Johnson are included.

The latest issue of the Miskolc Journal of International Law (Vol. 5, No. 2, 2008) contains the proceedings of an International Colloquium on the topic "International Protection of National Minorities", hosted in April, 2008 by the Faculty of Law, University of Miskolc, Hungary. The issue is available for viewing at the following website: http://www.mjil.hu


The latest issue of the International Journal of Law Crime and Justice is a special edition on "Muslim Communities post-9/11 – Citizenship, security and social justice" (Vol. 36, No. 4, 2008). The issue includes contributions from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, France, India, Pakistan, UK, and the United States, examining issues of citizenship, security and social justice post-9/11. The guest editor is Basia Spalek.


A review symposium entitled "The Challenges of Multiculturalism in Advanced Democracies" is contained in a recent issue of Perspectives on Politics (Vol. 6, No. 4, 2008), discussing Paul Sniderman & Louk Hagendoorn's book "When Ways of Life Collide: Multiculturalism and its Discontents in the Netherlands". The participants are Jeffrey C. Isaac, Robert Rohrschneider, Will Kymlicka, and Jonathan Laurence.





Submissions are welcome for a special issue of Women's Studies Quarterly on the theme "Citizenship" Guest editors for the issue will be Terri Gordon and Robin Rogers-Dillon. Citizenship is a category of inclusion, belonging, protection and allegiance, as well as a boundary, an instantiation of exclusion, and an occasion for social and political conflict. This special issue invites work exploring citizenship, broadly conceived, from a variety of perspectives in all disciplines, theoretical and empirical, literary and cultural. Creative prose, poetry, visual artwork and memoir exploring the theme of citizenship are also welcome. Topics might include, but are not limited to: Borders: spaces and practices of inclusion and exclusion; Liminal citizenship: exile, detention and asylum, citizenship and terrorism; Migration, immigration and diaspora; Women, politics and power in governance; Suffrage, civil rights, and feminism; Governmentality and neoliberalism; Sexual citizenship and gay marriage; Biosociality, health and citizenship; Originary myths and founding documents of the state; Affiliations, alienation and allegiance treasons; Contested nationalities, dual loyalties, transnational identities; Literacy, language, and citizenship. Academic submissions should be received by May 15, and sent to both guest editors at the following email address: WSQCitizenshipIssue@gmail.com. Articles should follow WSQ style guidelines, available at: http://www.feministpress.org/wsq/#submissionguidelines


The Indiana Democracy Consortium, a cross-disciplinary research initiative at Indiana University focused on questions surrounding the creation and persistence of effective democratic governance, seeks submissions for its SSRN web-journal on "Democratization: Building States and Democratic Processes". Relevant topics include post-conflict state-building, dilemmas of electoral and constitutional design in diverse societies, promoting the establishment of the rule of law, and theoretical approaches critiquing or advancing "best practices" for democratizing states. The journal welcomes submissions from any academic discipline. The editors are Brian Dale Shoup (Indiana University Bloomington Department of Political Science) and Timothy William Waters (Indiana University Bloomington School of Law). For more information, or to view essays already submitted to the project, go to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) website: www.ssrn.com/link/Democratization-Bldg-St-Dem-Proc.html





The VEIL project ("Values, Equality and Differences in Liberal Democracies") focuses on the debates, conflicts and regulations concerning head- and body coverings of Muslim women in the public sphere, particularly in public institutions such as schools, universities and the courts. VEIL compares policy and media debates in eight European countries and the European Union. The aims of the project are: first, to map out and compare the fundamental values and political principles of the main actors in the headscarf debates and second, to explain the differences and similarities in the conflicting values as expressed in the policies on Muslim headscarves. The results to date of the project, and much additional information, can be found at: http://www.veil-project.eu/


A research project on "Education for Communication and Social Cooperation: Knowledge, Attitudes and Citizenship Skills" has been launched at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. The aim is to determine what characterizes and motivates appropriate education for communication and social cooperation. For further information, contact the main researcher, Dr. Concepción Naval, Vicerrectora de Profesorado, Universidad de Navarra. 31080-Pamplona.  SPAIN; email; cnaval@unav.es or go to the following website:

http://www.unav.es/adi/servlet/Web2?course=2000000167&action=verWeb&pagina=11931&idioma=2. Part of the project is a specific line of research on "Education and Citizenship", which seeks to understand the relationships between citizenship education and globalization, multiculturalism, migration, social and family ties, and other areas of concern in modern democratic societies. http://www.unav.es/educacion/investigacion/lineas/ciudadania/citizenship/default.html




The Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary welcomes applicants for the inaugural Dr. Arthur Clark Fellowship in Global Citizenship for 2009-2010. The Fellowship will be held at the University of Calgary and can range from two to eight months, with an associated stipend of $6,000 (Canadian), and is open to both scholars and practitioners working in areas including but not limited to: the true costs of conflict; conflict prevention; human health and well-being; community-building; International Human Rights and/or Humanitarian Law; the link between humanity and the environment; the true meaning of citizenship; post-conflict reconstruction and resolution; factors contributing to human disease and unhealthy living conditions; democracy and accountability in government; mediation and negotiation in post-conflict areas. The successful Fellow will be expected to conduct independent research while at the University of Calgary and to give a public lecture on his or her research. The deadline for applications is January 15. Eligibility and application information can be found at:


The Migration Policy Institute's National Center on Immigrant Integration Policy recently launched its "E Pluribus Unum Prizes" program. The program provides four annual awards of $50,000 to exceptional initiatives promoting immigrant integration. The J.M. Kaplan Fund is providing support for these awards, with the aim of recognizing exceptional immigrant integration initiatives by: individuals; nonprofit and community organizations; businesses; religious groups; and government entities, agencies, or officials. Application procedures and rules can be found at http://www.integrationawards.org/. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2009.  Send questions to the following email address: awardsinfo@migrationpolicy.org

The 2009 Summer University program organized by the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest has released its course list for 2009, and includes courses on Romani studies, regionalism, democratic dialogue, and human rights. The courses will be primarily of interest to graduate students and junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals. Links to specific, detailed course information, application procedures, etc., are posted at the following website: http://www.sun.ceu.hu/02-courses/by-title.php.


The Summer Course on Forced Migration Issues at York University's Centre for Refugee Studies is an acclaimed eight-day course for academics and field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration. The program of study runs from June 1-14th, 2009. For more information, contact Irene Connie Tumwebaze by email at: summer@yorku.ca or visit the following website: http://www.yorku.ca/crs/summer.htm


An International Summer Institute on "Diversity and Democracy: Trust, Representation and Equality" will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico, from June 1 - 27, 2009 at the Universidad de Guadalajara. Up to 36 international students are expected to attend this summer school, which is being led by Queen's University, the Université du Québec à Montréal, and the University of Toronto, in partnership with Centre de recherche interdisciplinaire sur la diversité au Québec (CRIDAQ) and the Universidad de Guadalajara. Goals of the summer school are to provide a well-structured, collaborative, and inter-disciplinary learning environment for students whose research is relevant to the themes of the Ethnicity and Democratic Governance project (EDG); to study diversity and democracy from different theoretical perspectives, and; to establish an international forum for exchange. Ten distinguished EDG scholars will take an active part in the Institute, joined by several recognized guest lecturers from Mexico and Latin America. Students will participate in seminars, workshops, lectures, field trips and discussion groups. Co-organizers are Victor Armony and Alain Gagnon (Université du Québec à Montréal). Application deadline is March 31. For further information, contact Daniel Torunczyk by email: danieltschein@gmail.com or click on the following EDG website and scroll down to "International Summer Institute": http://www.queensu.ca/edg/activities.html








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


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




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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