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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter
No. 11, October 1998



1. Introduction 2. Recent and Upcoming Conferences 3. Call for Papers 4. Recent Publications 5. Internet Resources 6. Related Research Programs


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 eleventh 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.

If you know anyone who would like to be added to the mailing list for this newsletter, or if you would like copies of the back-issues, please contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca . For further information about the research project, you can also reach us by fax at 613-545-6545.


The 15th Annual International Social Philosophy conference was held on August 7-9 1998, at the Massachussets College of Liberal Arts, on the topic of "World Community and Cultural Integrity: Individual and Group Rights in a Global Context". The keynote speaker was Carol Gould. More information is available at: http://www.pitt.edu/~nassp/

The Swiss Ethnological Association is devoting its annual conference to the topic of "Individual and collective rights: perspectives from the anthropology of law" on Oct. 15-17, 1998 at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland. Conference themes include models of citizenship, communitarianism and constitutional patriotism, minorities and new social movements, multination and multiculture. For more information, contact Roberta Colombo Dougoud, SSE Seminaire 1998, Seminaire d'ethnologie, Rte des Bonnefontaines 11, 1700 Fribourg, Switzerland. Email: Roberta.Colombo@unifr.ch

The High Commissioner for National Minorities of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) is organizing a conference on "Governance and Participation: Integrating Diversity", in Locarno, Switzerland October 18-20 1998. The conference will explore ways and means to integrate diversity through effective participation in public decision-making processes, including through decentralisation and subsidiarity. While this is of general interest in all democratic societies, it has special significance for persons belonging to national minorities whose special needs may be largely addressed through various forms of governance and participation. The conference will examine this issue both in general, and in the specific context of education. For more information, contact Stefan Vassilev, fax: 31-703635910; email: hcnm@hcnm.org

The Swiss National Science Foundation is organizing a conference on "Nations and National Identities: Collective Identities and National Consciousness at the end of the 20th Century" to be held on Oct. 29-31, 1998. Conference sessions will examine the concept of the nation, as well as case studies of several European countries, the European Union, and the relationship between national identity and multiculturalism. For more information, contact the Programme Director, Dr. Peter Farago, fax: 411-2653999; email: pfarago@access.ch

The Berlin Institute for Comparative Social Research, as part of the Europen Research Forum on Migration and Ethnic Relations (EUROFOR) is organizing a large series of conferences on issues of migration, which are held throughout Europe. Upcoming conferences include the role of religion in the marginalization of ethnic minorities (in London), immigration policies in the European Union (Berlin), integration strategies (in Spain) ethnic radicalism (Israel), ethnic conflicts and their solution (Austria). Grants are available for young scholars from the EU. For a list of these "euroconferences", see http://userpage.fu-berlin.de/~migratio/

The Centre Jacques Cartier is organizing a conference on "Identité(s): multiculturalisme, intégration" in Grenoble, France on 6-9 December 1998, comparing different approaches to the accommodation of diversity and the promotion of integration in several European countries, as well as Canada and Australia. Speakers include John Crowley, William Safran, Anna Krasteva, Bernard Cleary, Xavier Arbos, Jocelyn Letourneau, Jean Tournon. For more information, contact Prof. Helene Greven, Maison des Langues et des Cultures, Universite Stendahl-Grenoble 3. Fax: 33-0476827749; email: Helene.Greven@u-grenoble3.fr

The Center for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, in conjunction with the Bulgarian Helsinki Committee, is organizing a conference on "Islam and Human Rights in PostCommunist Europe", to be held in Sofia Bulgaria on March 15-17 1999. Anyone interested in presenting papers should submit abstracts of 500 words by November 1 1998 to: Dr. Elizabeth Cole, Center for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027. fax: 212-854-6785; email: eac30@columbia.edu.

There will be a conference on "Canada and Central Europe at the Threshold of the 21st Century" in Budapest, Hungary on May 13-16, 1999. Sub-themes include: Canada's First Nations, Founding Nations, Immigrant Heritages, Culture in Retrospect. For more information, contact Blaguss Volanbusz Bureau; tel: (361) 117-7777; fax: (361) 266-1585; e-mail: torekya.blaguss@volanbusz.hu

The Program in Ethics and Society at Stanford University is organizing a conference on "Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism", to be held in Stanford on April 15-17, 1999. Topics include international justice, immigration, cultural diversity, strategies of accommodation, intervention and sovereignty. For more information, contact Shandon Lloyd, Program Coordinator, Ethics in Society, Stanford University. Email: shandon@leland.stanford.edu

The School for Postgraduate Interdisciplinary Research on Interculturalism and Transnationality at Aalborg University in Denmark is hosting a conference on "Reimagining Belonging" on May 6-8 1999. Speakers include Michael Ignatieff, Yael Tamir, Yasemin Soysal, Benjamin Barber, Mark Juergensmeyer, Riva Kastoryano, James Tully, Seyla Benhabib, Arjun Appadurai, Michelle Lamont, John Breuilly, and many others. For more information, contact Ms. Helle Weiergang by email: weier@sprog.auc.dk. Or look up the conference website: http://www.sprog.auc.dk/spirit/reimagining/conference.html

The University of Brighton and Palacky University are organizing a conference (in English) on "The Liberal Order: The Future for Social Justice?" at the Purkyne University in Olomouc, Czech Republic, from 7-12 July 1999. This is the fourth in a series of conferences on the theory and practice of liberalism since the collapse of communism. The deadline for one-page proposals is 20 November 1998. As with the first three conferences, a selection of papers will be published after the conference. For more information, contant Henry Miller, School of Historical and Critical Studies, University of Brighton, 10-11 Pavilion Parade, Brighton BN2 1RA, UK. Fax: 44-1273-681935. Email: social.justice@brighton.ac.uk

The Sociology Department of the University of Bristol is hosting an international conference on "Nationalism, Identity and Minority Rights" on September 16-19 1999. Keynote speakers will include Craig Calhoun, T.H. Eriksen, Stuart Hall, Will Kymlicka, Ali Mazrui, Bhikhu Parekh, Jan Pieterse, Iris Marion Young and Nira Yuval-Davies. People who would like to submit a paper proposal (300-500 words) should contact the conference organizers (Stephen May, Tariq Modood and Judith Squires) by March 31, 1999 at: Nationalism, Identity and Minority Rights Conference, c/o Sociology Dept., University of Briston, 12 Woodland Road, Bristol BSQ 1UQ. Email: nat-conf@bris.ac.uk. Conference website: http://www.bris.ac.uk/Depts/Sociology/main/frset.htm


The Australasian Journal of Philosophy is planning a "Special Millenium Issue" to appear in September 2000 on Indigenous Rights. This theme will be interpreted broadly to include philosophical issues related to indigenous people. Topics might include: self-determination, sovereignty, special rights, historical responsibility, conceptions of property etc. Contributions which relate their arguments to general questions about philosophy, political theory and morality will be especially welcome. Deadline for submissions is 30 June 1999; final decisions will be made by December 1999. Potential contributors are invited to discuss their contributions with the Guest Editors: Ross Poole (rpoole@ocs1.ocs.mq.edu.au) and Chandran Kukathas (c-kukathas@adfa.oz.au). However, submissions should be sent to: Managing Editor, Australasian Journal of Philosophy, School of Social Science, University of New England, Armidale NSW 2351, Australia. Submissions will be subject to normal refereeing procedures.

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):

Michael Asch (ed) Aboriginal and Treaty Rights in Canada: Essays on Law, Equity and Respect for Difference (UBC Press, 1997), $25.95

William Barbieri, Ethics of Citizenship: Immigrants and Group Rights in Germany (Duke University Press, 1998), $16.95

Amilcar A. Barreto, Language, elites, and the state: nationalism in Puerto Rico and Quebec (Praeger, 1998) $55.00

Rainer Baubock and John Rundell (eds) Blurred Boundaries: Migration, Ethnicity, Citizenship (Ashgate, 1998), with articles by Baubock, Charles Westin, Wihtol de Wenden, Danielle Juteau, Marie McAndrew, Veit Bader, Stephen Castles, Elisabetta Galeotti, Daniel Weinstock, Alistair Davidson, Agnes Heller and others.

Bob Brecher et al (eds) Nationalism and Racism in the Liberal Order (Ashgate, 1998), $63.95; with articles by Claude Cohn, David Archard, John Edwards, Ross Poole, Keith Graham and others.

Samantha Brennan, Tracy Isaacs and Michael Milde (eds) A Question of Values: New Canadian Perspectives in Ethics and Political Philosophy (Editions Rodopi, 1997), $34.

Robin Cohen, Global Diasporas: An Introduction (University of Washington Press, 1997), $19.95. (This is the first in a new series on "Global Diasporas").

Jocelyne Couture, Kai Nielsen and Michel Seymour (eds) Rethinking Nationalism (University of Calgary Press, 1998), $30, with articles by Yael Tamir, Ross Poole, David Miller, Leah Greenfeld, Barrington Moore, Allen Buchanan, Omar Dahbour, Andrew Levine, Harry Brighouse, Dominique Schnapper, Thomas Pogge and others.

Fred Dallmayr, Alternative Visions: paths in the global village (Rowman and Littlefield, 1998), $24.95

Claude Denis, We Are Not You: First Nations and Canadian Modernity (Broadview Press, 1997), $15.95

John Edwards (ed.), Language in Canada (Cambridge UP, 1998) $89.95.

Jon Elster (ed.), Deliberative Democracy (Cambridge UP, 1998) $18.95.

Adrian Favell, Philosophies of Integration: Immigration and the Idea of Citizenship in France and Britain (St. Martin's Press, 1998), $65.00

Paul Gilbert, The Philosophy of Nationalism (Westview, 1998) $19.50.

Ralph Grillo, Pluralism and the Politics of Difference: State, Culture and Ethnicity in Comparative Perspective (Oxford UP, 1998), $35.00

Carole Hahn, Becoming Political: Comparative Perspectives on Citizenship Education (SUNY Press, 1998), $21.95

Adrian Hastings, The Construction of Nationhood: Ethnicity, Religion and Nationalism (Cambridge UP, 1998) $19.95.

Robert W. Hefner (ed), Democratic civility: the history and cross-cultural possibility of a modern political ideal (Transaction Publishers, 1998). $39.95

Rodney Hero, Faces of Inequality: Social Diversity in American Politics (Oxford UP, 1998) $49.95

Christian Joppke (ed), Challenge to the Nation-State: Immigration in Western Europe and the United States (OUP, 1998), $75; with articles by Saskia Sassen, Gary Freeman, Peter Schuck, Miriam Feldblum, Rey Kowlowski, Adrian Favell, Virginie Guiraudon.

Wendy Katkin et al (eds),. Beyond Pluralism: The Conception of Groups and Group Identities in America (U. Illinois Press, 1998) with articles by Robert Hollinger, Anthony Appiah, Mary Waters and others. $19.95

James Kellas, The Politics of Nationalism and Ethnicity (NYU Press, 1998), $21.95

Andrew Kernohan, Liberalism, Equality and Cultural Oppression (Cambridge UP, 1998), $14.95

Anna Krasteva, Communities and Identities (Sofia, Petekston, 1998)

Will Kymlicka, Finding Our Way: Rethinking Ethnocultural Relations in Canada (Oxford UP, 1998), $24.95

Percy Lehning (ed), Theories of Secession (Routledge, 1998), $75; with articles by Lehning, Michael Freeman, Harry Beran, Hillel Steiner, Keith Dowding, Linda Bashai, Will Kymlicka, Simon Caney, Philip Abbot, Paul Gilbert and Allen Buchanan.

Andrew Levine, Rethinking Liberal Equality: from a "utopian" perspective (Cornell University Press, 1998) $32.50

Andrew Linklater, The transformation of political community : ethical foundations of the Post-Westphalian era (University of South Carolina Press, 1998) $19.95

Ruth Lister (ed), Citizenship: Feminist Perspectives (NYU Press, 1998) $18.50

Anthony Marx, Making Race and Nation: A Comparison of the United States, South Africa and Brazil (Cambridge UP, 1998) $29.95

James McPherson, Is Blood Thicker than Water: Crises of Nationalism in the Modern World(Random House, 1998).

Arthur Melzer et al (eds), Multiculturalism and American Democracy (University Press of Kansas, 1998), $17.95

John Miller, The Unmaking of Americans: How Multiculturalism Has Undermined The Assimilation Ethic (Free Press, 1998) $25.00

Toby Miller, Technologies of Truth: Cultural Citizenship and the Popular Media (University of Minnesota Press, 1998), $54.95

Thomas Musgrave, Self-Determination and National Minorities (Oxford UP, 1997), $95.00

Tom Nairn, Faces of nationalism: Janus revisited (Verso, 1998) $18.00

Nicolas Peterson and Will Sanders (eds.), Citizenship and Indigenous Australians: Changing Conceptions and Possibilities (Cambridge UP, 1998) $24.95 Sebastian Poulter, Ethnicity, Law and Human Rights: The English Experience (Oxford UP, 1998), $85.00

Thomas Ricento and Barbara Burnaby (eds), Language and Politics in the United States and Canada: Myth and Realities (Lawrence Edlbaum, 1998), $79.95

Bruce Robbins (ed), Cosmopolitics: Thinking and Feeling Beyond the Nation (U.Minnesota Press, 1998) $21.95

Nancy Rosenblum, Membership and Morals: The Personal Uses of Pluralism in America (Princeton UP, 1998), $29.95

Charles Rowley (ed), Classical Liberalism and Civil Society (Edward Elgar, 1998), $29.95

Peter Schuck, Citizens, Strangers and In-Betweens: Essays on Immigration and Citizenship (Westview, 1998), $28.00

Michael Schudson, The Good Citizen: A History of American Public Life (Martin Kessler Books, 1998), $27.50

Dominique Schnapper, Community of Citizens: on the modern idea of nationality (Transaction Publishers, 1998), $32.95

Selma Sevenhuijsen, Citizenship and the Ethics of Care: Feminist Considerations on Justice, Morality and Politics (Routledge, 1998), $24.95

Gershon Shafir (ed), The Citizenship Debates: A Reader (University of Minnesota Press, 1998), $19.95.

Metta Spencer, Separatism: democracy and disintegration (Rowman and Littlefield, 1998), $62.50

Henry Tam, Communitarianism: A New Agenda for Politics and Citizenship (NYU Press, 1998) $18.50.

Ray Taras (ed), National Identities and Ethnic Minorities in Eastern Europe (St. Martin's 1998), $65.00.

Robert Weissberg, Political Tolerance: Balancing Community and Diversity (Sage, 1998) $19.95

Hans-Rudolf Wicker (ed) Rethinking Nationalism and Ethnicity: The Struggle for Meaning and Order in Europe (Berg, 1997), $19.50

Cynthia Willett, Theorizing Multiculturalism: A Guide to the Current Debate (Blackwell, 1998), $26.95

Thomas Wilson and Hastings Donnan (eds), Border Identities: Nation and State at International Frontiers (Cambridge UP, 1998), $22.95

Herman van Gunsteren, A Theory of Citizenship: Organizing Plurality in Contemporary Democracies (Westview Press, 1998), $19.95

Joseph Yacoub, Les minorités dans le monde (Desclées de Brouwer, 1998)

There are also several recent journal symposiums which may be of interest:

There was a two-part symposium on "Citizenship and its Discontents: Centering the Immigrant in the Inter/national Imagination" in the Oregon Law Review, Vol. 76, #2 and #3, 1997.

There was a special issue on "Culture and Citizenship" in Southern Review (Adelaide), Vol. 31, #1, guest-edited by Denise Meredyth.

The International Social Science Journal (Vol. 50, #2, 1998) had articles on multiculturalism and social change by Steven Vertovec, Neil Smelser, Alisdair Rogers, Stephen Castles, and Alain Touraine.

There was a symposium on "Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Liberal Democracy", in Ethical Theory and Moral Practice, Vol. 1/2 (1998), guest-edited by Will Kymlicka, with articles by Kymlicka, Chaim Gans, Eerik Laperspetz, Alberta Musschenga, Wibren van der Burg, Adrain Favell, and Yael Tamir. (This is a new journal published by Kluwer: for more information, see the journal website: http://www.wkap.nl/journalhome.htm/1386-2820

A recent issue of Constellations, Vol. 4, #3 (1998), had two special sections relating to citizenship, the first on "Citizenship and Migration", with articles by Dan Diner, Ulrich K. Preuss, Rainer Baubock, Percy Lehning, Helmut Dubiel; the second on "Citizenship, National Identity, and the Transition to Democracy in Central Europe", with articles by Jeffrey Isaac, Julie Mostov, Elizabeth Kiss, Jalek Dalecki.


This is the home-page for the European Migration Centre, at the Free University in Berlin. The Centre publishes a journal entitled "European Journal of International Migration and Ethnic Relations", and organizes the EUROFOR conferences (see under "conferences" above).

This website includes detailed information in French about language policy around the world, with information organized by country, language, and type of linguistic policy. It is part of the "Centre Internationale de Recherche en Amenagement Linguistique" (CIRAL) at Laval University.

This is the website for the Princeton-based "Project on Ethnic Relations" (PER), founded in 1991 in anticipation of the serious inter-ethnic conflicts in the post-communist world. PER conducts programs of intervention and dialogue, and mediates in several disputes in the region. It also conducts programs of training, education and research at international, national and community levels. The website contains many interesting reports on particular countries or regions (eg., the Balkans, Slovakia, Romania), groups (eg., the Roma) or more general topics (eg., the role of the media; East-West relations), as well as back-issues of the PER bulletin.

This website, developed by Pierre-Yves Lambert, contains a miscellaneous array of information (mostly in French, with some in English) about the relations between democracy and ethnicity in many different countries, primarily in Europe, North America and Africa, including election data, scholarly articles, and bibliographical references. It also includes back-issues of "suffrage-universel", a newsletter in French about relations between citizens, democracy, ethnicity and nationality.

This website contains the final text of the very important (and controversial) treaty signed in Canada on August 4 1998 with the Nisga'a, one of the Aboriginal peoples in British Columbia. It may set the pattern for many more outstanding land claims and self-government agreements with Canada's Aboriginal peoples.


The Commission on Immigration Reform in the United States released a report in 1997, on Becoming an American, calling for increased emphasis on the "Americanization" of immigrants. In the fall of 1997, the Terry Stanford Institute of Public Policy at Duke University organized a "Workshop on Immigration and Citizenship" to analyse this report. Participants included Anthony Appiah, David Hollinger, Linda Bosniak, Noah Pickus, Joseph Carens, Peter Shuck, Michael Jones-Correa, John Miller, Alexander Aleinikoff, Rogers Smith and many others. An interesting Final Report on the Workshop has recently been released, entitled "Becoming American/America Belonging". It discusses issues such as Americanization, naturalization, dual citizenship, loyalty oaths, and multiculturalism. For copies of the report, write to Duke Workshop on Immigration and Citizenship, Box 90245, Duke University, Durham NC, 27708-0245. Copies of the report are also available on the Web at: http://www.pubpol.duke.edu/people/faculty/pickus/immigration

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington is organizing a "Comparative Citizenship Project" to explore and compare citizenship issues in various parts of the world. The first stage of the project involves commissioning case studies from countries around the world, to help identify the sorts of issues raised by citizenship policy. Future stages of the project will attempt to develop comparisons between the various countries, and to identify some common themes (eg., citizenship and gender; immigrants and national minorities; citizenship and integration strategies; citizenship and welfare states). A major conference was held in May 1998 to discuss the case-study papers from the first stage of the project. Participants included Joseph Carens, Rainer Baubock, Miriam Feldblum, Alexander Aleinikoff, Christian Joppke, Patrick Weil, Ayelet Shachar, Donald Galloway, David Martin, Marco Martinello, Ari Zolberg and others. A detailed report on the conference is posted on the Web at: http://www.ceip.org/programs/migrat/migconfcil.htm

For information about the Project more generally, contact Douglas Klusmeyer, International Migration Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment, 1779 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington DC 20036. Fax: 202-332-0945; email: klusmeyer@ceip.org. Or check the Project website at: http://www.ceip.org/programs/migrat/migproj.htm#citizenship

A major new research project has been undertaken on citizenship education in Canada, bringing together academics and policy-makers, under the coordination of Prof. Yvonne Hebert of the University of Calgary. Four "themes" have been identified for systematic research: citizenship conceptions; citizenship practices; citizenship values; and citizenship skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviour. For each theme, several specific research projects have been identified. For more information, a report on the project has been posted on the Metroplis web-site: http://canada.metropolis.globalx.net/Heritage/Kanan/summary.html

An email-based forum has been started recently on theories and practices of multiculturalism, primarily in the Israeli context. The listserv, called "Culture-L: multiculturalism in Israel", discusses papers, recent events, announcements, and is intended to discuss practical issues from a theoretical perspective. For more information, to to join the forum, contact the list moderator, Hagai Agmon-Smir, at the School for Educational Leadership, by email at: hagai@sel.org.il


ANNOUNCEMENTS: If you would like to announce a new research project, publication, call for papers, or upcoming conference in a future issue of this newsletter, please contact us at cded@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: 613-545-6545.

We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in funding this newsletter. Special thanks to Idil Boran for research help, and to Lise Charlebois for help with the distribution of the newsletter.
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