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2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Call for Papers
4. Recent Publications
5. New Journals
6. Internet Resources
7. Related Research Programs
The Canadian Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy (CCPPP) at the University of Ottawa is organizing a multi- year, inter-disciplinary research project on "Citizenship, Identity and Democracy in the Multiethnic State", under the direction of Prof. Will Kymlicka. As part of this project, the CCPPP is distributing a quarterly newsletter updating recent developments in the field, of which this is the tenth issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone working in the field, whether in academia, public service, or various non-governmental organizations.
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Back-issues of the newsletter, and other information about the CCPPP project, are posted on the Web on Will Kymlicka's home-page: http://www.queensu.ca/cded/newsletter.html
2. UPCOMING CONFERENCES
Prof. Michel Seymour of the Philosophy Department of the University
of Montreal is organizing a colloquium on the topic of "Nationality, Citizenship
and Solidarity", to be held from May 21 to 23, 1998 at the Maison de la
culture Cote-des Neiges, Montreal. Speakers include Daniel Weinstock, Margaret
Moore, Henri Giordan, Daniel Turp, Kai Nielsen, Alan Patten, Jeff Spinner-Halev,
Ross Poole, Jocelyne Couture, Yael Tamir, Genevieve Nootens, and Alain
Finkelkraut. For more information, please contact Prof. Michel Seymour at fax: 514-343-7899; email: email@example.com
The Center for Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University, together with the Program in Modern Thought and Literature, is organizing a conference on "Bastards of Imperialism: Identity, Nation and Citizenship in the Wake of Spanish and US Expansions", on April 30th to May 2nd, 1998 in Stanford. This conference addresses the history and continuing effects of the Wars of 1848 and 1898 on the development of US racial and ethnic groups, including Chicano, Cuban, Pacific Islander, Philipino, Puerto Rican, African-American and Native American groups. 1998 represents the centennial of the Spanish-American War, and the sesquicentennial of the Mexican-American War, and so Chicano, Cuban, Puerto Rican and Philipino communities will be commemorating anniversaries of events which have profoundly changed the history of the U.S. Topics to be explored include: race and law, language policies, migration, national imaginations, postcolonial theory in the Americans, treaties, conceptions of cultural and national citizenship, and theories of identity. For more information, contact Alicia Maria Gamez, 1998 Conference Committee, Program in Modern Thought and Literature, Stanford University, Stanford CA 94305-2170, USA. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be a conference on "Beyond Multiculturalism: Education, Culture and Citizenship", sponsored by the National Association of Asian American and Pacific Island Educations, and the National Association of Asian Canadian Educators, in Vancouver from April 9-11, 1998. The conference will bring together scholars, educators and government officials. For more information, contact Rick Beardsley, British Columbia Teachers' Federation, 100-550 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver BC V5Z 4P2, Canada. Fax: 604-871-2289; email: email@example.com
The fourth annual meeting of the British Columbia Political Science Association will be on the topic of "Democracy and Globalization" from May 8-10 1998 at the University College of the Cariboo in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada. The keynote speaker will be James Tully. For more information, contact Derek Cook, Political Science, University College of the Cariboo, Kamloops BC, V2C 5N3. fax: 250-371-5697; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The theme for the seventh biennial Maple Leaf and Eagle Conference on North American Studies will be "Migration, Preservation and Change". The conference, one of the largest conferences in Europe for American and Canadian studies, will be held at the University of Helsinki, Finland from May 13-15, 1998. Topics include: the impact of migration on domestic and foreign policies in North America; migration and ethnicity; preservation of different human cultures. For more information, contact Mikko Saikku, North American Studies, Renvall Institute for Area and Cultural Studies, PO Box 59 (Unioninkatu 38 E) FIN-00014, University of Helsinki, Finland. Email: email@example.com
The annual meeting of the Canadian Communication Association will be organized around the theme of "Communication, the Public Good and Civil Culture", in Ottawa from May 31st to June 3rd, 1998. Topics include: communication, globalization and citizenship; civil society and the public good; the forms and patterns of civil discourse; new information technologies in civil society. For more information, contact Michael Dorland, School of Journalism and Communication, Carleton University, Ottawa K1S 5B6 Canada. Fax: 613-520-6690; email: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be an international conference entitled "The 350th Anniversary of the Peace of Westphalia 1648-1998: From Pragmatic Solution to Global Structure" in Munster, Germany on July 16-19, 1998. The conference is co- organized by the European Peace Research Association, and the Universities of Munster and Twente, with several workshops on changing notions of sovereignty, the globalization of the Westphalian state system, human rights and democratization. For more information, contact Dr. Jaap H. de Wilde, European Peace Research Association, University of Twente, PO Box 217, 7500 AE Enschede Netherlands. Fax: 31-53-4894734; email: email@example.com. Or check the conference website at: http://www.bsk.utwente.nl/1648
There will be an international conference on "Globalization and its Discontents" at Simon Fraser University (Vancouver) on July 23-24th, 1998, hosted by the Department of Political Science at Simon Fraser University in cooperation with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Australia. Themes of the conference include: reconceptualizing globalization, impact of globalization on society (eg., labour, social movements, NGOs, indigenous peoples) and the state at all levels. Selected papers will be published. For more information, contact the organizers by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org, or check the conference webpage at: http://www.sfu.ca/politics/globe98.html
As always, the Research Committee on "Ethnic, Race and Minority Relations" of the International Sociological Association has organized an impressive and wide ranging set of papers and panels for the ISA annual meeting in Montreal from July 26-August 1 1998. The panels include "Language, Identity and Social Division", "Multicultural Citizenship", "Nations and Nationalism: Lessons from Divided Societies", "Nationalism and Gendered Others", and "Race, Ethnicity and Education". For more information about the conference, or about joining the Research Committee, contact Christine Inglis, Multicultural Research Centre, A35, University of Sydney NSW 2006 Australia. Fax: 61-2-93514580; email: email@example.com. For information about the ISA generally, check out the ISA website at: http://www.ucm.es/OTROS/isa
An interdisciplinary conference on "Linking Theory and Practice: Issues in the Politics of Identity" will be held at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth on September 9-11 1998. The conference is organized by the Department of International Politics, and will cover themes such as gender, language, nationalism, social movements, narratives of identity, and security. Confirmed keynote speakers include Cynthia Enloe and Ernesto Laclau. For more information, contact the Aberystwyth PostInternational Group, Department of International Politics, University of Wales, Aberystwyth SY23 3DA Wales, UK. Fax: 44-1970-622709; email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Or check out the conference website: http://www.aber.ac.uk/~hpb95/conf.htm
There will be an international conference on "The (Im)-Possibility of Affirmative Action in Europe: Lessons from Experiences of Combating Gender Discrimination in the E.U. and Racial Discrimination in the U.S.A.", in Innsbruck, Austria, on September 14-15th, 1998. The conference is organized by the Dept. of Political Science, University of Innsbruck, with financial support from the European Commission. It will include academics from North America and Europe, as well as politicians and NGOs from all countries of the European Union. Conference themes include surveys and analysis of groups facing discrimination in Europe and the relevance of affirmative action for each; experiences of affirmative action; alternative strategies for gender and racial equality. For more information, contact Prof. Dr. Erna Appelt, Institut fuer Politikwissenschaft, Universitaet Innsbruck, Christoph Probst Platz, A-6020 Insbruck, Austria. E-mail: Erna.Appelt@uibk.ac.at
The annual conference of the Conference for the Study of Political Thought (CSPT) will be on "Cosmopolitanism and Citizenship", from Oct. 2nd-4th, 1998, in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference is organized by Bernard Yack, Marion Smiley and Larry Dickey. Participants will include, among others, Seyla Benhabib, Istvan Hont, Joan Landes, Avishai Margalit, Martha Nussbaum, Anthony Pagden, Ronald Beiner and Michael Walzer. For more information about the conference, or about joining the CSPT, contact Eve Grace, Colorado College, at email@example.com
A workshop on "Ethnicity and Democracy in Africa" will be held under the auspices of the Centre for the Study of Democracy at Queen's University (Kingston, Canada) on Oct. 23-26, 1998. This is planned as a gathering of Africanists of various disciplines with an interest in the development of ethnicity in Africa and its political implications, along with political theorists and constitutional specialists with interests in ethnicity and its relationship to democratic theory and practice. For more information, contact Prof. Bruce Berman, Dept. of Political Studies, Queen's University, fax: 613-545-6848; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
There will be an international conference on "Religion and Politics: Interconfessional Cooperation and Political Technologies in the Age of PostCommunism", to be held in Yalta, Crimea (Ukraine) from Sept. 28th to Oct. 4th, 1998. It is organized by the Crimean Laboratory of Regional Researches and the Crimean Branch of the Ukrainian Society of Conflictologists. The aim of the conference is to explore such themes as the role of interconfessional cooperation in establishing mutual trust between nations, the sources of ethnoconfessional conflict, the connection between religion and foreign policy, and the role of religion in the mass media and social services. For more information, contact Dr. Tatiana Senyushkina, Crimean Laboratory of Regional Researchers, Simferopol, Samokisha st. 30, 33011 Crimea Ukraine. Fax: 380-652-253588; email: email@example.com
A graduate student workshop on "Europe and Empire: Encounters, Transformations, Legacies" will be held at the Center for European Studies, Harvard University, on Oct. 16-18 1998. The workshop is an opportunity for graduate students from North American universities to present and discuss their work with each other and with leading scholars. Applications are invited from doctoral students to present papers on themes relating to Europe's imperial encounter with the non-European world, including: governance, law and political institutions; civilization and culture; ideas and ideologies of nation and race; constructions of gender and the family; conceptions of historical development and progress, civilization and barbarism; labor, class and property relations; philosophical universalism, human nature and human rights; defending and resisting the imperial project; and postcolonial legacies. Acceptance is competitive, based on application. Funding will be provided for participants' travel and accommodation. To apply, send 5 copies of the following: your CV, a two-page summary of dissertation research, and a one-page abstract of the proposed workshop paper to: Lisa Eschenbach, Center for European Studies, Harvard University, 27 Kirkland Street, Cambridge MA 02138 USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due by May 1 1998.
There will be an interdisciplinary symposium on "Creating the Other: the causes and dynamics of nationalism, ethnic enmity and racism in central and eastern Europe" at the University of Minnesota on May 6-8, 1999. The symposium is organized by the Center for Austrian Studies at the University of Minnesota, and is part of an ongoing project exploring the sources and resolution of national, ethnic and racial conflict in Austria, East-Central Europe and the Balkans. Papers from the conference, and some of the discussion, will be published. If you are interested in participating, send a brief c.v., and a 100-word abstract of your proposed presentation, by April 15, 1998 to: Centre for Austrian Studies, 314 Social Sciences Building, University of Minnesota, 267 19th Avenue South, Minneapolis Minnesota 55455 USA. email: email@example.com
3. CALL FOR PAPERS
The journal Rhetoric and Public Affairs is soliciting manuscripts for a special issue on "Civil Rights in the Postmodern Era". The special issue will explore "the configuration of civil rights in the postmodern era", and in particular the impact of race, ethnicity, class, religion, gender and sexual orientation on the construction of civil rights. Papers (4 copies) should be sent by June 1, 1998 to: Steven Goldzwig, Dept. of Communication Studies, Johnston Hall 516, Marquette University, PO Box 1881, Milwaukee WI 53201-1881; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
4. RECENT PUBLICATIONS
To keep our listing manageable, and in line with the aims of our overall research project, our focus is on those publications which have a strongly theoretical and normative focus, rather than a purely descriptive or historical focus. Also, we are listing only books and journal symposia, not individual journal articles. All prices in U.S. dollars.
Most of these books can be ordered through the Amazon electronic bookstore at http://amazon.com, which also contains more information about the contents of each book (eg., tables of contents, quotes from book reviews):
Sia Spiliopoulou Akermark, Justifications of Minority Protection in International Law (Martinus Nijhoff, 1997), $102.00
Veit-Michael Bader (ed) Citizenship and Exclusion (St. Martin's Press, 1997), $65.00; with articles by Veit Bader, Thomas Pogge, Dirk Hoerder, Danielle Juteau, Stephen Castles, Aristide Zolberg.
Karen Barkey and Mark Von Hagen (Eds) After Empire: Multiethnic Societies and Nation-Building (Westview, 1997), $22.00; with articles by Charles Tilly, E.J. Hobsbawm, Alexander Motyl, Istvan Deak, Rogers Brubaker, Ronald Suny and others.
Youcef Bouandel, Human Rights and Comparative Politics (Dartmouth Publishing, 1997), $63.95
David Bridges (ed) Education, Autonomy and Democratic Citizenship: Philosophy in a Changing World (Routledge, 1997) $75.00
John Chesterman and Brian Galligan, Citizens without Rights: Aborigines and Australian Citizenship (Cambridge University Press, 1998) $24.95
Daniele Conversi, The Basques, the Catalans and Spain: Alternative Routes to Nationalist Mobilization (University of Nevada Press, 1997), $44.95
Anne Convery, Pupils' perceptions of Europe: issues of identity and education (London; Cassell, 1997), $35.00
William Johnson Everett, Religion, Federalism and the Struggle for Public Life: Cases from Germany, India and America (Oxford University Press, 1997), $45.00
H.D. Forbes, Ethnic Conflict: Commerce, Culture and the Contact Hypothesis (Yale University Press, 1997), $30.00
David Goldberg, Racial Subjects: Writing on Race in America (Routledge, 1997), $16.95
Wsevelod Isajiw (ed) Multiculturalism in North America and Europe: Comparative Perspectives on Interethnic Relations and Social Incorporation (Canadian Scholars' Press, 1997) $44.95; with articles by John Rex, Yasemin Soysal, Veit Bader, Danielle Juteau; James Frideres, Rinus Penninx and many others.
Thomas Janoski, Citizenship and Civil Society: Obligations in Liberal, Traditional and Social Democratic Regimes (Cambridge University Press, 1998), $19.95
Guy Laforest and Roger Gibbins (eds) Beyond the Impasse: Toward Reconciliation (Institute for Research on Public Policy, 1998), $29.95, with articles by David Schneiderman, Guy Laforest, Roger Gibbins, Jane Jenson, Kenneth McRoberts, Will Kymlicka and others.
Charles Mills, The Racial Contract (Cornell University Press, 1997), $19.95
Albert Mosley and Nicholas Capaldi, Affirmative Action: Social Justice or Unfair Preference? (Rowman and Littlefield, 1996), $16.95
Saul Newman, Ethnoregional Conflict in Democracies: Mostly Ballots, Rarely Bullets (Greenwood Press, 1996), $59.95
Gerard Noiriel, The French Melting Pot: Immigration, Citizenship, and National Identity (University of Minnesota Press, 1996), $22.95
Craig Rimmerman, The New Citizenship: Unconventional Politics, Activism, and Service (Westview Press, 1997), $15.95
Alvin Schmidt, The Menace of Multiculturalism: Trojan Horse in America (Praeger, 1997), $39.95
Yossi Shain and Aharon Klieman (eds) Democracy: The Challenges Ahead (St. Martin's Press, New York, 1997), $65.00, includes articles by Peter Berkowitz, Charles Liebman, Alberto Spektrowski, Noah Pickus, and others.
Paul Thomas and David Lloyd, Culture and the State (Routledge, 1997), $18.95
Carlos Torres, Education, Power and the State: Dilemmas of Citizenship in a Multicultural World (Rowman and Littlefield, 1997), $18.95
John Trent (ed) Quebec-Canada: What is the Path Ahead? (University of Ottawa Press, 1997), $29.00
Richard Watts and Jerzy Smolicz (eds), Cultural Democracy and Ethnic Pluralism (Peter Lang, 1997), $57.95
Antje Weiner, European Citizenship Practice: Building Institutions of a Non-State (Westview Press, 1997), $69.00
J. Harvie Wilkinson, One Nation Indivisible: How Ethnic Separatism Threatens America (Addison-Wesley, 1997), $24.00
Richard Wilson (ed) Human Rights, Culture and Context: Anthropological Perspectives (Pluto Press, 1997), $19.95, with articles by Sally Engle Merry, T.H. Eriksen, John Gledhill, Talal Asad, Jennifer Schirmer and David Stoll.
There are also several recent journal symposia which may be of interest:
- a special issue of the journal Hypatia (Vol. 12, #4, 1997) was devoted to the topic "Citizenship in Feminism: Identity, Action and Locale", with articles by Cheryl Hall, Kathleen Jones, Ruth Lister, Patricia Moynagh, Wendy Sarvasy, Holloway Sparks, Susan Bickford, Katherine Pettus, Robin Silbergleid.
- a special issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of Language (#127, 1997) was devoted to the topic "Linguistic Human Rights in a Sociolinguistic Perspective", with articles by Guadalupe Valdes, Reynoldo Marcias, Ana Zentella, Nancy Hornberger, Rainer Hamel, Jacques Maurais, Ina Druviete and Christina Paulston.
- a recent issue of New Community (Vol. 23/2, 1997) was devoted to the theme "Incorporating Migrants in Multicultural Societies: Issues of Citizenship and Integration", with articles by Christopher Bryant, Adrian Favell, Daiva Stasiulus, Hassan Bousetta, John Edwards, and Herman Kurthen.
- a special issue of The Australian Journal of Politics and History (Vol. 42, #1) was devoted to "Citizenship: History, Theory and Practice", with articles by Geoff Stokes, John Williams, Peter Haeusler, Jeff Archer, Alistair Davidson, R.J. Halliday, and April Carter.
- an issue of the newly-established electronic journal Animus (Vol. 2, 1997) contains a symposium on "North American Freedom", focusing on models of citizenship and constitutionalism in Canada, US and Mexico, with articles by James Doull, David Peddle, and Francis Jackson. The issue can be found at: http://www.mun.ca/animus
5. NEW JOURNALS
The long-standing journal New Community is changing its name to the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, as of Volume 24, January 1998, to better reflect its content. It will continue to focus on research on all forms of migration, ethnic conflict, discrimination, nationalism, citizenship, and policies of integration. However, it now is particularly interested in articles with a comparative perspective, either within Europe or comparing one or more European countries with the countries of North America and the Asia-Pacific.
It is edited by Malcolm Cross, of the European Research Centre on Migration and Ethnic Relations (ERCOMER), and is published by Carfax.
Carfax has also started publishing two other journals which might be of interest. The first is called Race Ethnicity and Education. It is a new journal focusing on the dynamics of race and ethnicity in education. It is edited by Dr. David Gilborn, Institute of Education, University of London, 55-59 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0NT, U.K. The journal interprets education in the widest sense, and includes perspectives from sociology, anthropology, history, gender and sexuality.
The second is entitled Communal/Plural: Journal of Transnational and CrossCultural Studies. It is concerned with social identification and communal formation around the world. It is edited by Ghassan Hage and Lesley Johnson.
More information about all three of these journals, including instructions for authors and contents of past issues, can be found at the Carfax website: http://www.carfax.co.uk
6. INTERNET RESOURCES
On February 1, 1998, the Council of Europe's "Framework Convention for the Protection of National Minorities" entered into legal force. (The Convention was signed in 1995, but only entered into legal force when twelve countries ratified it, which occurred last month). This website gives the full text of the Convention, and includes a list of all the countries which have ratified it (including their reservations, if any). This is, arguably, a major development in the international protection of minorities, since the Convention now has some real legal force, unlike most of the other recent international declarations on minority rights, which remain mere declarations (such as the 1992 UN Declaration on the Rights of Persons Belonging to National or Ethnic, Religious and Linguistic Minorities, or the 1988 UN Draft Universal Declaration on Indigenous Rights, or the Council of Europe's own previous European Charter for Regional or Minority Languages). On the other hand, the vagueness of the concepts contained within the Convention, and the number of reservations made by the signatory countries, shows how difficult it is to find a formula which will cover the very different needs and circumstances of minority groups in different countries. This Framework Convention will be an interesting test-case for the possibility of building minority rights into the general system of human rights and international law.
This is the website for the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN), which distributes some fifteen internet-based journals of abstracts in various areas of legal scholarship. Of particular interest to our readers is the newly-established journal "Law, Humanities and Culture Abstracts", edited by Richard Thompson Ford and Janet Halley. The journal provides abstracts of forthcoming articles and books in the area of law and culture, as well as announcements of professional meetings, calls for papers and job openings. To subscribe (free of charge) to this (or any other journal in the LSN), use the automated subscription on the LSN website.
This is the website of the Hungarian Office for National and Ethnic Minorities, which contains information on their current work, existing legislation and programs, as well as the situation of minorities in Hungary generally. They are seeking comments, contacts and new partners. Their email address is: email@example.com
This is the website of the Centre for the Study of Conflict, a research centre at the University of Ulster, specializing in information about the conflict in Northern Ireland. It contains an extensive list of recent publications and of recent and ongoing research projects.
This is the website for "Human Rights Internet", which has been collecting information on more than 5000 human rights organizations around the world. The directory of organizations is searchable by region and subject, and contains abstracts about many of these groups. It also contains an extensive listing of online databases, education resources, and a publication and documentation centre.
This is the website for the Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of California, Irvine. It includes election statistics, course syllabi on democratization themes, indices to national governments, list of related centres, index to historical documents, a virtual library on democratization, and several recent papers from the Centre's research paper series.
7. RELATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS
The Instituut Voor Publiek en Politiek (the Dutch Centre for Civic Education) publishes a quarterly newsletter on "Political Education Towards a European Democracy", edited by Prof. Ruud Veldhuis. The newsletter provides information about EU activities related to citizenship education, new publications, conference announcements and reports, books reviews, and the activities of the participants in the "European Citizenship Education Network". For more information, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, or check the Centre's website at: http://www.publiek- politiek.nl/english/
- The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) is an independent institution providing advice on issues related to ethnic minorities and majorities in a European perspective, conducting interdisciplinary research and contributing to the improvement of minority-majority relations in those parts of Europe where ethnic tension and ethnopolitical conflict prevail. It is a binational enterprise established in 1996 by agreement between the governments of Denmark and Germany. It is located in Flensburg, Germany's northernmost town with a large Danish minority. Amongst its activities include a lecture series, a summer course for students from European minority areas, seminars and workshops on ethnic conflict in Eastern and Central Europe. It will also be collecting and disseminating information on inter-ethnic and minority-majority relations; building up a library on inter-ethnic relations, minority issues and ethnopolitical conflict in Europe; setting up a regularly updated full text databank on minority legislation in the individual countries of Europe and on an all-European level; participating in research networks on minority issues and trying to function as a hub for research-oriented information; and publishing a "European Yearbook on Minority Issues". For more information, contact the ECMI at: email@example.com, or look up the ECMI website at: http://www.ecmi.de/
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