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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
   Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy

No. 52, May 2009


1. Introduction

2. Upcoming Conferences

3. Recent Publications

4. Call for Papers

5. Related Research Projects

6. Internet Resources

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-second 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


The International and European Law Unit at Liverpool Law School is hosting a
workshop on “Minorities, Indigenous Peoples, and Human Rights: International
and Comparative Perspectives” in Liverpool on May 27, 2009. In recent years
international institutions have been increasingly concerned with minority and
indigenous peoples’ rights, seeking not only to prevent the escalation of ethnic
tensions within national borders but also, and contextually, to promote universal
respect of human rights. This workshop aims to investigate recent developments
in the field by focusing on both regional and global dimensions. Special
attention will be paid to the evolving international indigenous rights regime, the
contribution of the European Union and the Council of Europe (including the
European Court of Human Rights) to the protection of minority rights, the impact
that regional and global instruments on minority rights may have on domestic
legal systems, as well as the crucial issue of education and language rights of
minorities. A selection of workshop papers will be published in the International
Journal on Minority and Group Rights. For more information, visit the workshop
website: http://www.liv.ac.uk/law/ielu/ihrgd/minorities_workshop.htm

A conference on “Human Rights in Conflict: the Role of Civil Society” will take
place from June 4-6, 2009, at Luiss University in Rome. This is the final
conference of the SHUR project, and is being organized by the Center for Ethics
and Global Politics of Luiss University. The aim is to analyze and debate links
between human rights and conflicts, the role of civil society in ameliorating or
worsening conflicts, and strategies to improve the impact of civil society actors in
reducing human rights violations. For further information, contact organizers by
email at: shur@luiss.it or visit the conference webpage:

A colloquium on “Multiculturalism and Cultural Diversity in Canada and Quebec
Media” will be held from July 3-4, 2009 in Trier, Germany. The goal is to
examine, through a comparative and interdisciplinary perspective, the
problematic relationships between an increasingly multicultural society and the
media, from printed to new medias. For more information, contact Béatrice
Bagola and Lutz Schowalter (University of Trier), Hans-Jürgen Lüsebrink and
Christoph Vatter (University of Saarbrücken) by email at luesebrink@mx.uni-
saarland.de or consult the following website:

The Association for the Study of African American Life and History will host its
94th Annual Conference on the theme; “The Quest for Black Citizenship in the
Americas”. The conference theme is designed to facilitate and promote
discussion of a wide understanding of concepts of citizenship, from a wide
range of research perspectives. For information on the electronic submission
process, visit: http://convention2.allacademic.com/one/asalh/asalh09/, or contact
the Academic Program Chair, Stephanie Y. Evans, at
contact@professorevans.com . To download the Call for Papers, go to:

A conference called “Interconnecting Cultures in a Global Society” will be
hosted by the University of Calgary, Alberta, from July 2-5, 2009. The
conference will take place at the University of Calgary, organized by the
International Cultural Research Network. For more information, contact
conference organizers by email: icrn@icrn.ca or visit the conference call for
papers at the following website:

The Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism (CESEM) is
organizing an Inter-disciplinary Conference on “The Politics of Social
Cohesion”, to be held at the University of Copenhagen on September 9-12,
2009. The conference aims to address social cohesion and the political uses to
which this concept is put, in particular in relation to ethnocultural diversity.
Migration and the forms of ethnocultural diversity to which it gives rise are
increasingly considered causes of conflict and destabilizing factors in
contemporary democratic regimes, in part because such diversity is believed to
undermine important values, including trust and solidarity. The main idea is that
social identities determine attachment to and solidarity with those who belong to
one's group and separation and detachment from those who do not belong. As a
result of this, it is further feared that diversity tends to undermine social
spending and ultimately the welfare state. Keynote speakers include Keith
Banting, Nils Holtug, Christian Joppke, James Jupp, Niels Kaergard, Yngve
Lithman, Andrew Mason, Per Mouritsen, Gert Tinggaard Svendsen, Eric Uslaner
and Ellie Vasta. For further information and registration contact
cesem@hum.ku.dk, or follow this link:
The 14th International Metropolis Conference is being organized around the
theme “National Responses to Cultural Diversity”. It will take place from
September 14-18, 2009, in Copenhagen Denmark. The conference will examine
the role of policy in determining the outcomes of immigration and the presence
of immigrants in, as well as their contribution to different societies. It will
consider the intended societal outcomes, the most effective ways to achieve
these outcomes, and the influences that government policy and political
leadership can bring to bear against a background of historical tradition and
societal norms. For more information about this Metropolis conference, go to the
following website: http://www.metropolis2009.org

The Budapest College of Communication and Business (BCCB) will host an
“International Workshop on the Concepts and Consequences of
Multilingualism” from September 25-26, 2009. The event organizers are Jolan
Roka (BCCB) and Laszlo Maracz (University of Amsterdam). The workshop will
address questions such as: Will it be possible to continue the project of
European integration with 24 national languages already being recognized?
What are the lessons to be learned from multilingual European empires of the
past like the Habsburg Empire, or ex-Yugoslavia, where clear lingua franca
existed? What is the legal status of language and languages in Europe? What
is the relation between globalization, lingua franca and language policy in the
Union? What are the perspectives of regional, minority and endangered
languages in Europe? Further inquiries should be sent by email to
l.k.maracz@uva.nl and jroka@bkf.hu

The Central European Association for Canadian Studies is organizing an
international colloquium on “Cultural Diversity and Social Cohesion: The
Canadian Experience”, to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from October 16-18, 2009,
hosted by the University of Sofia, and the Nouvelle University Bulgare. The
colloquium theme is designed around Canada’s management of linguistic,
cultural, ethnic, regional and political diversity. For more information, visit the
following website: http://www.cecanstud.cz/index.php, or contact the organizers,
Diana Yankova at yankova@ nlcv.net (English) or Rennie Yotova at
reni_yotova@hotmail.com (French).

The topic for 2009’s Annual Conference of the Canadian Society for Women in
Philosophy (CSWIP) will be “Responsiveness, Responsibility and Repair”. The
event will take place October 2-4, 2009, at the University of Guelph, with Dr.
Margaret Urban Walker as keynote speaker. For more information, contact Dr.
Jean Harvey, Department of Philosophy, University of Guelph, Guelph Ontario,
N1G2W1; email: jmharvey@uoguelph.ca A full call for papers is posted on the
front page of the CSWIP website: http://cswip.ca/

The College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University (SFSU) will
host a conference entitled; “Ethnic Studies 40 Years Later: Race, Resistance
and Relevance” from October 7-10, 2009, in San Francisco. Proposals focused
on the following themes are especially welcome: Where is Ethnic Studies in the
world today? What fruitful relationships are possible—and what obstacles
exist—between Ethnic Studies programs, local communities of color, and related
Diasporas? How are social justice pedagogies relevant to the field of Ethnic
Studies? In what ways have our conceptual tools for discussions about race,
racialization, racial formation, and power changed since the founding of Ethnic
studies? How are class, gender, sexuality religion, and citizenship
conceptualized in Ethnic Studies? How might recent events such as restrictions
of civil liberties domestically and internationally, the election of Barack Obama,
ongoing wars, and the international economic crisis affect the field of Ethnic
Studies and the centering of race relations? The event will be sponsored by the
College of Ethnic Studies, Departments of Africana, American Indian, Asian
American and Race Studies; Race and Resistance Studies Initiative (RRS) and
Arab Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora Initiative (AMED), and the Cesar Chavez
Institute. For more information about proposal submission, visit the following
website: http://www.sfsu.edu/~ethnicst/fortieth.html The submission deadline
is June 15. For further information, contact the organizers by
email: fortieth@sfsu.edu.

The date of the first conference on “Applied Interculturality Research” has
changed since initially announced in this newsletter. The original dates were
September 16-19, 2009 and Feb. 15 deadline for abstract submission. The new
conference date is April 7-10, 2010, and new abstract deadline is August 31,
2009. (Since the conference will take place in 2010 rather than 2009, the
acronym has changed from cAIR09 to cAIR10, and the conference's internet
and email addresses are also changed). The web-link below contains a revised
call for papers and other information: http://www.uni-graz.at/fAIR/cAIR10

The 3rd Global Conference on Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging will take
place from September 25-28, 2009, at Mansfield College, Oxford University. This
multi-disciplinary event will explore the prominence of the idea of culture in the
construction of identity, and implications for membership in contemporary
societies. In particular, the project will assess the larger context of major world
transformations, for example, new forms of migration and the massive
movements of people across the globe, as well as the impact and contribution of
globalization on tensions, conflicts and the sense of rootedness and belonging.
The Organizing Chairs are Alejandro Cervantes-Carson, Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain; email: acc@inter-disciplinary.net and Rob Fisher,
Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK; email: mcb3@inter-
disciplinary.net. For further details about the project, please visit:

The Lucas Centre for African Studies and the University of Leeds will host a
two-day conference entitled “Democratization in Africa: Retrospective and
Future Prospects”, on December 4-5, 2009, at the University of Leeds, UK. The
conference will consider questions such as: how do multi-party politics work on
the sub-continent and how democratic are African democracies? Does a
democratic façade merely conceal authoritarian leadership? Should democracy
be seen in exclusively liberal and procedural terms? Conference organizers are
Prof. Gordon Crawford and Dr. Gabrielle Lynch. Abstracts should be submitted
prior to May 18 to Karen Cereso, LUCAS Administrator; email: African-
Studies@leeds.ac.uk. Completed papers should be submitted by November 16.

The Centre Nosophi (Sorbonne-Paris 1), LNS-IUF (Michel de Montaigne-
Bordeaux 3) and CEHUM (University of Minho) are organizing a colloquium on
the future of multiculturalsm to be held in Paris on 26-27 February 2010.
Speakers include: Catherine Audard, João Cardoso Rosas, Will Kymlicka,
Cécile Laborde, Justine Lacroix, Catherine Larrère, Alain Renaut, Daniel
Weinstock, and Michel Wieviorka. For more information, see the call for papers:
http://publicreason.net/2009/03/11/cfp-le-multiculturalisme-a-t-il-un-avenir, or
contact the co-organizers Sophie Guérard de Latour (sguerarddl@gmail.com) or
Roberto Merrill (nrbmerrill@gmail.com).



Abs, Hermann Josef (2009) Learning and Living Democracy: Introducing Quality
Assurance of Education for Democratic Citizenship in Schools (Council of
Europe) $78.00

Angus, Ian (2009) Identity and Justice (University of Toronto Press) $35.00

Bakalian, Amy & Mehdi Bozorgmehr (2009) Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern and
Muslim Americans Respond (University of California Press) $15.80

Banchoff, Thomas (ed) (2008) Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and World
Politics (Oxford UP) $24.95

Banks, James (ed) (2009) Routledge International Companion to Multicultural
Education (Routledge) $170.00

Blattberg, Charles (2009) Patriotic Elaborations: Essays in Practical Philosophy
(McGill-Queen's UP) $27.50

Bob, Clifford (ed) (2008) The International Struggle for New Human Rights
(University of Pennsylvania Press) $45.00

Brancati, Dawn (2009) Peace by Design: Managing Intrastate Conflict through
Decentralization (Oxford UP) $77.64

Brock, Gillian (2009) Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account (Oxford University
Press) $45.

Bromell, David (2008) Ethnicity, Identity and Public Policy: Critical Perspectives
on Multiculturalism (Institute of Policy Studies, Wellington NZ).

Cameron, David & Richard Simeon (eds) (2009) Language Matters: How
Canadian Voluntary Associations Manage French and English (UBC Press)

Chavez, Leo R. (2008) The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants, Citizens and
Nations (Stanford University Press) $17.56

Chen, Cheng (2007) The Prospects for Liberal Nationalism in Post-Leninist
States (Pennsylvania State University Press) $55.00

Ciprut, Jose (ed) (2009) The Future of Citizenship (MIT Press) $30.21

Council of Europe (2009) National Minorities: Breath of Diversity, Breath of
Europe (Council of Europe Press) $46.00

Council of Europe (2008) Policies and Practices for Teaching Sociocultural
Diversity - A Survey Report (Council of Europe Press) $30.00

Council of Europe (2009) Teaching Democracy: A Collection of Models for
Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (Council of Europe
Press) $38.00

Dinhan, Adam, Robert Furbey & Vivien Lowndes (eds) (2009) Faith in the
Public Realm: Controversies, Policies and Practices (Policy Press) $45.00

D’Cruz, Carolyn (2008) Identity Politics in Deconstruction: Calculating with the
Incalculable (Ashgate) $99.95

Dwyer, Claire & Carlonie Bressy (eds) (2008) New Geographies of Race and
Racism (Ashgate) $124.95

Earnest, David C. (2009) Old Nations, New Voters: Nationalism,
Transnationalism, and Democracy in the Era of Global Migration (State
University of New York Press) $29.95

Edyvane, Derek (2007) Community and Conflict: The Sources of Liberal
Solidarity (Palgrave Macmillan) $74.95
Elstub, Stephen (2008) Towards a Deliberative and Associational Democracy
(Edinburgh University Press) $100.00
Evrigenis, Ioannis (2007) Fear of Enemies and Collective Action (Cambridge
University Press) $85.00

Finney, Nissa & Ludi Simpson (2009) Sleepwalking to Segregation?
Challenging Myths about Race and Migration (Policy Press) $28.95
Fossum, John Erik & Johanne Poirier (eds) (2009) The Ties That Bind:
Accommodating Diversity in Canada and the European Union (Peter Lang)

Gibson, Gordon (2009) A New Look at Canadian Indian Policy: Respect the
Collective, Promote the Individual (Fraser Institute) $35.00

Hasan, Zoya (2008) Politics of Inclusion: Caste, Minority, and Representation in
India (Oxford UP) $36.79

Goldberg, David Theo (2008) The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial
Neoliberalism (Wily-Blackwell) $31.45

Grillo, Ralph (ed) (2008) The Family in Question: Immigrant and Ethnic
Minorities in Multicultural Europe (IMISCOE/Amsterdam University Press)

Hudson, Wayne & Steven Slaughter (2007) Globalisation and Citizenship: the
Transnational Challenge (Routledge) $150.00

Iceland, John (2009) Where We Live Now: Immigration and Race in the United
States (University of California Press) $14.36

Jakobsen, Janet & Ann Pellegrini (eds) (2008) Secularisms (Duke University
Press) $22.45
Johnson, Kristen Deede (2007) Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism:
Beyond Tolerance and Pluralism (Cambridge UP) $104.00

Joppke, Christian (2009) Veil: Mirror of Identity (Polity) $22.95

Kalyvas, Stathis, Ian Shapiro & Tarek Masoud (eds) (2008) Order, Conflict, and
Violence (Cambridge UP) $33.00

Koff, Harlan (2008) Fortress Europe or a Europe of Fortresses? The Integration
of Migrants in Western Europe (Peter Lang) $66.95

Krause, Sharon (2008) Civil Passions: Moral Sentiment and Democratic
Deliberation (Princeton UP) $29.95

Kucukcan, Talip and Veyis Gungor (eds) (2009) Turks in Europe: Culture,
Identity and Integration (Amsterdam: Turkevi Research Centre).

Laborde, Cecil (2008) Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and
Political Philosophy (Oxford UP) $43.55
Macdonald, Terry (2008) Global Stakeholder Democracy: Power and
Representation Beyond Liberal States (Oxford UP) $90.00

Maddison, Sarah (2009) Black Politics: Inside the complexity of Aboriginal
political culture (Allen and Unwin) $35.00

Medda-Windischer, Roberta (2009) Old and New Minorities: Reconciling
diversity and cohesion. A human rights model for minority integration (Nomos)

Moeckli, Daniel (2008) Human Rights and Non-discrimination in the “War on
Terror” (Oxford UP) $125.00

Mushaben, Joyce Marie (2008) The Changing Faces of Citizenship: Integration
and Mobilization Among Ethnic Minorities in Germany (Berghahn Books)

Norris, Pippa (2008) Driving Democracy: Do Power-Sharing Institutions Work?
(Cambridge UP) $24.99

Nowicka, Magdelena & Maria Rovisco (eds) (2009) Cosmopolitanism in Practice
(Global Connections) (Ashgate) $99.95

Pathak, Pathik (2008) The Future of Multicultural Britain (Edinburgh UP) $37.50

Puskas, Tunde (2009) We Belong to Them: Narratives of Belonging, Homeland,
and Nationhood in Territorial and Non-Territorial Minority Settings (Peter Lang)

Ramakrishnan, S. Karthick & Irene Bloemraad (eds) (2008) Civic Hopes and
Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations, and Political
Engagement (Russell Sage Foundation) $47.50

Rostbøll, Christian (2009) Deliberative Freedom: Deliberative Democracy as
Critical Theory (State University of New York Press) $28.95

Sadurski, Wojciech (2008) Equality and Legitimacy (Oxford UP) $80.00

Schain, Martin A. (2008) The Politics of Immigration In France, Britain, and the
United States: A Comparative Study (Palgrave Macmillan) $29.95

Scholz, Sally (2008) Political Solidarity (Pennsylvania State University Press)

Slocum-Bradley, Nikki R. (ed) (2008) Promoting Conflict or Peace through
Identity (Ashgate) $99.95

Taylor, Rupert (ed) (2009) Consociational Theory: McGarry/O’Leary and the
Northern Ireland Conflict (Routledge) $160.00

Weissbrodt, David (2009) The Human Rights of Non-Citizens (Oxford UP)

Weller, Marc (2008) Escaping the Self-Determination Trap (Martinus Nijhoff/Brill)

Weller, Marc & Stefan Wolff (eds) (2008) Internationalizing State-Building after
Violent Conflict: Bosnia Ten Years after Dayton (Routledge) $150.00

Yurdakul, Gokce (2009) From Guest Workers into Muslims: The Transformation
of Turkish Immigrant Associations in Germany (Cambridge Scholars) $59.99

Journal Special Issues

A recent issue of Political Psychology is a special issue on the topic “Political
Reconciliation” (Vol. 30, No.2, April 2009). Articles by David Roman & Suzanne
Choi, Michael Wohl & Nyla Branscombe, Craig Blatz, Karina Schumann,
Michael Ross, and other authors are included.

A recent issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS) is a
special issue on the topic “Muslims and the State in the Post-9/11 West” (Vol. 35,
No. 3, March 2009). An introductory article by Erik Bleich precedes essays by
Shamit Saggar, Jytte Klausen, Frank Buijs, John Bowen and Christian Joppke.

The latest issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies contains several essays with a
general focus on “Gender, Race and Religion” (Vol. 32, No. 2; February 2009).
Articles by Martin Blumer & John Solomos, Anna Korteweg & Yurdakul Gökçe,
Judith McDonnell & Cileine de Lourenço, Gabriela Sandoval, and other authors
are included.

A special issue of European Journal of Political Theory is dedicated to the topic
“Recognition: Philosophy and Politics” (Vol. 8, No. 1, 2009). Edited by Cillian
McBride and Jonathan Seglow, the issue contains articles by Arto Laitinen,
Heikki Ikäheimo, Nicholas H. Smith, Jonathan Seglow, Maeve Cooke and

A recent issue of the journal Metaphilosophy is on the theme “Global
Democracy and Exclusion” (Vol. 40, No. 1, January 2009). An introduction by
Ronald Tinnevelt & Helder De Schutter precedes articles by Eric Cavallero,
John Exdell, Carol C. Gould, Deen Chatterjee, Daniel Weinstock and others.

A special issue of International Journal on Multicultural Societies is dedicated to
the topic of “Citizenship Tests in a Post-National Era” (Vol. 10, No. 1, 2008).
Guest-edited by Sue Wright, this issue’s essays looks at citizenship tests in
Denmark, France, the UK and the Netherlands.

A recent special issue of American Behavioral Scientist is on the theme
“Indigenous Peoples: Globalization, Resistance & Revitalization” (Vol. 51, No.
12, August 2008). Guest editor for this issue is James V. Fenelon. Articles by
Duane Champagne, Luis Berruecos, Ismael Abu-Saad, C.R. Bijoy, Claudio
González-Parra & Jeanne Simon, and several other authors are included.

The latest issue of the journal Theoria is dedicated to the theme “The Limits of
Deliberative Democracy” (Vol. 55, No. 117, December 2008). Deliberative
democracy seeks to reinvigorate ancient virtues of participatory democracy in
light of the so-called “linguistic turn” in philosophy. Articles by Kenneth Baynes,
Gerald F. Gaus, Alison Kadlec, Steven D. Maloney, Joshua A. Miller, and Judith
Squires explore these issues, followed by three book reviews.

A special issue of the journal Social Politics: International Studies in Gender,
State and Society is dedicated to the topic “The Veil: Debating Citizenship,
Gender, and Religious Diversity” (Vol. 15, No. 4, Winter 2008). An introduction
by Sevgi Kiliç, Sawitri Saharso and Birgit Sauer precedes essays by Nora
Gresch, Leila Hadj-Abdou, Sieglinde Rosenberger & Birgit Sauer; Sevgi Kiliç;
Sawitri Saharso & Doutje Lettinga; Susan B. Rottmann & Myra Marx Ferree; and
Ayse Saktanber & Gül Çorbaciolu.

A recent issue of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism contains essays from the
2008 conference on “Nationalism, East and West: Civic and Ethnic Conceptions
of Nationhood” (Vol. 8, No. 3, 2008).

A mini-symposium on the topic “American Political Development through the
Lens of Race” is contained in a recent issue of Political Research Quarterly (Vol.
61, 2008). Articles by Julie Novkov, Edmund Fong, Daniel M. Mulcare, Desmond
S. King & Rogers M. Smith, and Joel Olson are included.

A special issue of Ethnopolitics is dedicated to the topic "Federalism, Regional
Autonomy and Conflict" (Vol. 8, No. 1, 2009). The issue is guest edited by
Graham Brown and Rachael Diprose, and contains articles by John McGarry &
Brendan O'Leary, Stefan Wolff, Rotimi Suberu, Katherine Adeney, and the
guest editors.

The Journal of Curriculum Studies has published a special issue dedicated to
citizenship education curricula (Vol. 41, No. 2, April 2009). An introductory essay
called “Citizenship Education Curricula: The Changes and Challenges
Presented by Global and European Integration”, written by Avril Keating, Debora
Hinderliter Ortloff, and Stavroula Philippou precedes seven articles covering
several countries and regions of the EU.

The sixth volume of the European Yearbook of Minority Issues has now been
released. The EYMI provides a review of developments in minority-majority
relations in Europe, combining analysis, commentary and documentation in
relation to conflict management, international legal developments and domestic
legislation affecting minorities in Europe. Part I contains scholarly articles, and
features special focus sections on Cross-border Cooperation and Minorities in
Eastern Europe and Diversity Management and Integration. Part II contains
reports on the implementation of international instruments for the protection of
minorities as well as new developments in relation to the legal protection of
minorities at the national level. The European Yearbook is edited in
collaboration with the Minorities and Regional Autonomies Department of the
European Academy Bozen/Bolzano. For more information, go to the ECMI
website (Yearbook Section): http://www.ecmi.de/rubrik/55/european+yearbook/

Dissensus, a new schorlarly review of political philosophy, has been launched
by the Research Unit in political philosophy of the University of Liege (Belgium).
The focus of the first release is "Mondialisation et cosmopolitisme" with
contributions of E. Tassin, E. Delruelle, T. Berns, L. de Sutter, J. Allard, M.
Maesschalck, T. Negri, G. Bras and T. Gontier. Dissensus is available online at


The journal Romanitas has issues a call for papers for its April 2010 special
issue on “Language preservation, rescue, and revival”. It seeks articles reporting
on language preservation and revival projects in speech communities where a
Romance language is a factor. The language that is being rescued may be a
Romance variety or an indigenous language that is threatened by a hegemonic
Romance language. Articles should be written in Spanish, French, Portuguese
or English. Please send contributions (no more than 30 pages including
bibliography and appendices) in electronic form to Dr. Alicia Pousada (English
Department, UPR, Río Piedras) at: pousada.a@gmail.com. Authors should
follow the Romanitas style protocol which can be found at:
http://humanidades.uprrp.edu/romanitas/english/style.html . The deadline for
submission is November 30, 2009.

The journal Essays in Philosophy has issued a call for papers for its upcoming
special issue on the theme “Collective Responsibility” (Vol. 10, No. 2, June
2009). Questions involving collective responsibility challenge us to understand
the very nature of responsibility, especially in regard to the type of entity that can
be said to be responsible for an event, action, or its consequences. Additionally,
this topic raises questions regarding the nature of group membership and its
effects for individuals. The editors of Essays in Philosophy invite submissions
that serve to expand the philosophical literature on questions of this nature. The
special issue editor is Loren Cannon, of Humboldt State University. All
submissions should be sent before March 1st to the General Editor, at:

The editors of the periodical “Monist” have issued two calls for papers that may
interest newsletter readers. The first is for an upcoming special issue on the
theme “Cosmopolitanism: For and Against” (Vol. 94, No. 4, 2011). According to
cosmopolitanism, every person has global stature as the ultimate unit of moral
concern and is therefore entitled to equal respect and consideration. This issue
is intended as a forum for debates about the pros and cons of cosmopolitanism.
It will address questions such as: What does cosmopolitanism require by way of
obligations of justice? What kinds of reforms to global and local institutions do
cosmopolitans require? Do we have further, more demanding, obligations to
compatriots or to family members? Do non-cosmopolitan theories provide a
better account of our obligations and allow us a more useful framework for
mediating the interests of compatriots and non-compatriots? The deadline for
submissions is October 31, 2010. Advisory Editor for this issue is Gillian Brock,
University of Auckland, email: g.brock@auckland.ac.nz The call for papers is
available on the Monist website:

The second is for a Monist issue on “The Dilemmas of Multiculturalism” (Vol. 95,
No. 1, January 2012). The Advisory Editor for the issue is H. E. Baber (University
of San Diego, email: baber@sandiego.edu). The issue will be concerned with
dilemmas that arise when cultural norms of minority communities conflict with
norms of the larger society. To what extent are liberal democracies obliged to
accommodate illiberal communities whose policies and practices constrain the
options of their members? Is multiculturalism bad for women insofar as
traditional cultures promote practices and prescribe roles for women that are, by
Western standards, restrictive or oppressive? Is multiculturalism good for
minority communities? Is there a conflict of interest between cultural
preservationists and those individuals who would prefer to assimilate into the
wider culture? Do individuals in minority communities have an obligation to
identify with ancestral cultures? Are efforts to maintain traditional languages,
practices and traditions of necessity in the interest of members of these
societies? Do such efforts preserve a culture or thwart its natural development?
Contributors are invited to address these and related questions posed by
multiculturalism. The deadline for submissions: January 31, 2011. For details,
visit the Monist website:

The journal Hagar: Studies in Culture, Polity and Identities has issued a call for
papers for their upcoming special issue on the topic “Decolonization
Reconsidered: Rebirths, Enclosures and Erasures”. The process of
decolonization redefined the status of territorial borders established by
European powers in Africa and Asia, but it also involved a reorganization of
ideological, cultural, and social border regimes. The establishment of
independent states in postcolonial territories was bolstered by the
nationalization of resources, political institutions, cultures and consciousness.
This special issue is dedicated to a re-evaluation of the notion of
“decolonization,” as well as narratives used to describe it. The editors seek
submissions that will enhance our understanding of decolonization unfolding
in specific locations, as well as a worldwide concept and phenomena. Please
send papers to Ruth Ginio (rginio@bgu.ac.il) or Lynn Schler
(lynnsch@bgu.ac.il) before April 15, 2009. For instructions on manuscript
preparation, see: http://hsf.bgu.ac.il/hagar/

Essays are welcome for a new e-journal called “Sextures: e-Journal for
Sexualities, Cultures and Politics”, with an inaugural special issue scheduled
for September 2009. The special issue is dedicated to the theme; “Querying
Sexual Citizenships: Difference, Social Imaginaries, and European
Citizenship”. Citizenship can be understood as the expression of social,
cultural, political and economic rights, and active involvement in the
organizational life of a political community. Yet in most countries of Central
and Eastern Europe, these concepts are still tied to a hetero-patriarchal social
imaginary, in which the nation continues to be metaphorically considered the
exclusive home of the traditional heterosexual family. In this context, Sextures
invites theoretical, conceptual and empirical essays from scholars of all
disciplines (philosophy, women’s studies, gay and lesbian studies,
Slavonic/Eastern European/ Balkan studies, cultural studies, sociology,
geography, anthropology, political science, history, and comparative literatures)
on topics related to gender, sexuality and citizenship in post-socialist Europe.
This issue will focus on Central and Eastern Europe, but all submissions are
welcome which cover issues of sexual citizenship elsewhere in the world.
Submissions should be no longer than 8000 words. Please consult our guide
for contributors when preparing your manuscripts. The guide can be found at
http://www.sextures.net/guidelines-for-contributors. Deadline for submission of
papers is 2 June 2009. Inquiries and manuscripts for this special issue should
be sent to Alexander Lambevski, Founding Editor and Publisher, Sextures;
email: alex@sextures.net; editor@sextures.net; webpage:


A new research project known as “EUCITAC” (Access to citizenship in Europe)
has been established, which will run from January 2009 to June 2010. The
EUCITAC project will establish a specialised comparative European observatory
on citizenship laws and policies in the 27 Member States of the EU and
neighbouring countries, which will be nested within a major new web platform
European Democracy Observatory (EUDO) at the Robert Schuman Centre for
Advanced Studies (European University Institute) as well as within the
EUROPA institute site at Edinburgh University. EUCITAC will provide a unique
and comprehensive information resource on citizenship in Europe for
governments, researchers, migrant organisations and NGOs. It will identify major
trends and problems in citizenship policies as a basis for informed policies and
community action. For information, please contact EUCITAC@ed.ac.uk, or visit:

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld has
established a new research group on “E Pluribus Unum? Ethnic Identities in
Transnational Integration Processes in the Americas”. It will explore
contemporary constructions and uses of ethnicity in North, Central and South
America against the background of intensifying transnationalism. Ethnicity and
identity politics will be examined in the inter-American context from perspectives
like that of Pierre Bourdieu. The main organizers are Sebastian Thies
(Blielefeld), Josef Raab (Duisburg-Essen), and Olaf Kaltmeier (Bielefeld). For
more information, visit the project’s website at: http://www.uni-
bielefeld.de/(en)/ZIF/FG/2008Pluribus/einfuehrung.html. Inquiries about this
research group can be sent to research assistants Daniela Opitz (email:
Daniela.opitz@uni-bielefeld.de) and Astrid Haas (email: astrid.haas@uni-
bielefeld.de); tel: +49 521 106-2781.


A recent issue of Boston Review contains a symposium on Joseph Carens’s
work on the ethics of immigration. In his article, Carens argues for amnesty for
irregular migrants, followed by 16 comments and a response by Carens. The
web-link to this special issue is

Between autumn 2007 and spring 2008, a series of national training seminars
financed by the European Commission were conducted under the banner of
“National Non-Discrimination and Diversity Management Seminars”. That
seminar series brought together 1100 participants from NGOs, and close to 300
participants from trade unions, for training in national non-discrimination
seminars to raise awareness and understanding of national legislation and
policy. The key tools for these seminars include training manuals for NGOs,
which are available at the first web-link below. Additionally, national reports
summarizing activities and findings in each country are found at the second


A summer academy on “Minorities in Eastern Europe: Minority Politics and
Minority Conflicts in Eastern Europe from the 19th to the 21st Centuries” will
take place at Leibniz University, Hannover Summer Academy, from August 30-
September 13, 2009. The two-week academy will offer varied opportunities,
organized in cooperation with Eastern European partner universities.
Presentations; seminars; an international colloquium for PhD students;
simulation of a “fictitious” minority conflict; films; excursions; and an interesting
cultural program are included in the curriculum. This academy is directed at PhD
students and those in advanced stages of a master's program. Applications
should be sent by May 15, including letter of application, CV, letter of
recommendation from a university teacher, and proof of skills in German or
English (DSH or TOEFL). For specific details, contact; Dr. Malte Rolf, Leibniz
University, Hannover, Historisches Seminar (Rolf@hist.uni-hannover.de), or Dr.
Soren Philipps, Leibniz University, Hannover, European Studies
(s.philipps@ipw.uni-hannover.de). Application forms and program information
(English & German) can be found on the following websites:
and http://www.europe.uni-hannover.de/index.php?id=430&L=0.

A consortium of public and private sponsors in Denmark has recently
established the “Global Dialogue Prize”, which acknowledges outstanding
achievements in the advancement and application of intercultural value
research. The prize (in the amount of 500,000 DKK, or roughly $80,000 US) is
awarded biannually to individuals, institutions, and organizations from around
the globe. The Prize is allocated to a person, institution, or organization to honor
excellence in research on intercultural dialogue and value studies, as well as
outstanding achievements in applying such research to promote the global
dialogue on values and to increase intercultural understanding and
competence. The prize is addressed to scholars and researchers in the
humanities and other fields of scholarship and science relevant to intercultural
value research, as well as to practitioners applying such research. The award
primarily will honour research that, via social engagement and research
communication, has created a visible precedent for the power of dialogical
praxis: praxis in international management, praxis in responsible journalism,
praxis in intercultural education, and praxis in organizing intercultural
grassroots activities. The Prize is part of the larger Global Dialogue Project,
whose academic organization lies with the research unit ICON (Interculturality,
Conflict, and Value Studies) at Aarhus University in Denmark. For more
information about the Prize, including nomination procedures, see

The Joint Master Programme in European Integration and Regionalism (2009-
10) organized jointly by the University of Graz (Austria), the University of Zagreb
(Croatia) and the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain) in cooperation
with the European Academy of Bolzano (Italy) and the European Institute of
Public Administration (Luxembourg and Barcelona) is a programme designed
especially for civil servants, practitioners and academics. The programme is
organized in 5 different modules covering the topics of the Enlarged European
Union; Law of the European Union; Governance, Public Administration Reform
and Economics; Regional Affairs, Policies, Structures and Management;
Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management; and taking place in 5
different cities: Graz (Austria); Luxembourg; Zagreb (Croatia); Barcelona (Spain)
and Bolzano/Bozen (Italy). The application process is open until 15 June 2009.
Applications can be made either to the full Programme or to single modules.
Further information about the Joint Programme and the application forms are
available at http://www.eurac.edu/meir, or contact Verena Wisthaler by email:


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Philosophy and Public Policy, Department of Philosophy, Queen's University,
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