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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Canadian Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 4, Summer 1996

 


Contents

1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Internet Resources

1. INTRODUCTION

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 will distribute a quarterly newletter updating recent developments in the field, of which this is the fourth 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, please contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca .
For further information about the research project, or the CCPPP more generally, you can also reach us by phone (613 545-2182) and fax (613 545-6545).

2. UPCOMING CONFERENCES

Conference on "Nationalism and Democracy" at the London School of Economics on March 28-29th 1997. This is the seventh annual conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN). The sixth conference attracted some 250 scholars. For more information, including how to join ASEN (and to receive its biannual newsletter, The ASEN Bulletin, and its triannual journal, Nations and Nationalism), contact ASEN, London School of Economics, Room L54, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE; Fax: 44-171-955-6801; E-mail: ASEN@LSE.AC.UK.
The University of Brighton and Purkyne University are organizing a conference (in English) on "Nationalism and Racism in the Liberal Order" at the Purkyne University in Usti nad Labem, Czech Republic, from 1-6 July 1997. This is the third in a series of conferences on the theory and practice of liberalism since the collapse of communism. The deadline for one-page proposals is 31 October 1996. As with the first two conferences, a selection of papers will be published after the conference. For more information, contant Dr. Bob Brecher, School of Historical and Critical Studies, University of Brighton, 10-11 Pavilion Parade, Brighton BN2 1RA, UK. Fax: 44- 1273-681935.
- the 24th annual meeting of the U.K. Association for Legal and Social Philosophy will be held on 3-5 April 1997 on the topic of "Communitarianism and Citizenship", at the University of Edinburgh. Proposals for papers, and request for information, should be sent to Emilios Christodoulidis, Faculty of Law, University of Edinburgh, Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL. E-mail: Emilios.Christodoulidis@ed.ac.uk; Fax: 44-131-662-4902.

3. RECENT PUBLICATIONS

Janet Hiebert, *Limiting Rights: The Dilemma of Judicial Review* (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1996).

John Edwards, *Multilingualism* (Penguin, 1995).

Micheal Sandel, *Democracy's Discontents: America in Search of a Public Philosophy* (Harvard University Press, 1996)

Martin Bulmer and Anthony Rees (eds) *Citizenship Today: The Contemporary Relevance of T.H. Marshall* (University College London Press, 1996, London - distributed in Canada by UBC Press, Vancouver). Collection of essays by distinguished Marshall lectures over the last 10 years.

Seyla Benhabib (ed), *Democracy and DIfference: Contesting the Boundaries of the Political* (Princeton University Press, 1996) includes articles by Jurgen Habermas, Iris Young, Anne Phillips, Joshua Cohen, Carol Gould, Nancy Fraser, Chantal Mouffe, Richard Rorty, Robert Dahl, Amy Gutmann, Bonnie Honig, and Benjamin Barber.
Mikhael Elbaz, Adree Fortin et Guy Laforest (eds) *Les frontiŠres de l'identit,: modernit, et postmodernisme au Qu,bec* (Les Presses de l'Universit, Laval, Sainte-Foy, 1996) includes articles by Charles Taylor, Guy Laforest, Jane Jenson, Alain Touraine, Phil Resnick, Diane Lamoureux.

David Heyd (ed) *Toleration: An Elusive Virtue* (Princeton University Press, 1996), includes articles by Bernard Williams, Avishai Margalit, Tim Scanlon, Joshua Cohen, John Horton, and George Fletcher.
Austin Sarat and Thomas Kearns (eds) *Identities, Politics and Rights* (University of Michigan Press, 1995), includes articles by Drucilla Cornell, Kristie McClure, Martha Minow, Bruce Ackerman, Elizabeth Kiss.

Warren Schwartz (ed) *Justice in Immigration* (Cambridge University Press, 1995) - articles by Jules Coleman, Gillian Hadfield, Joseph Carens, Jean Hampton, Michael Perry.

special issue of *Dissent* on "Embattled Minorities Around the Globe: Rights, Hopes, Threats", Summer 1996 with articles by Charles Taylor, Jane Jenson, Will Kymlicka, Michael Walzer, and "area reports" by Bhikhu Parekh, Craig Calhoun, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Aryeh Neier.
special issue on "philosophie politique et democratie", *Carrefoure*, Vol. 18/1 (1996).

There is also a new journal that may be of interest:
*Passages: A Journal of Transnation and Transcultural Studies* a new interdisciplinary journal published by World Heritage Press. It is intended "to act as a focal point for the burgeoning literature on transnational and crosscultural encounters", and is "committed to the belief that the nation-state has become exhausted as a frame of political, cultural or economic reference". It encourages submissions of scholarly articles as well as of writings in other formats, such as personal narratives, interviews, survey articles amd summaries of material available in foriegn languages. Send manuscripts and queries to Mohammed A. Bamyeh, New York University, Gallatin School, 715 Broadway, New York, NY 10003-6806.

4. INTERNET RESOURCES

- Brown Electronic Article Review Service (BEARS) in Moral and Political Philosophy:
http://www.brown.edu/Departments/Philosophy/bears/homepage.html

The Brown Electronic Article Review Service (BEARS) provides short ( less than 1000 words) reviews of recently published articles in ethics and political philosophy. BEARS solicits reviews, but also encourages unsolicited submissions, and will publish the best, most useful ones. In addition to the web site there is also an e-mail subscription service, and the same reviews get delivered, though a bit later. To subscribe to this service send e-mail to Listserv@brownvm.brown.edu ; leave the subject line blank, and make the message say SUBSCRIBE BEARS-L Your Name List members will be sent reviews by e-mail, and so they will know when new reviews have appeared without having to check the Web page. Nothing will be sent out through this list except new reviews and occasional brief announcements or information about BEARS.

- The South African Constitutional Assembly Database Project
http://www.constitution.org.za
The South African election of 27 April 1994 produced not only the government of National Unity, but also the historic Constitutional Assembly (CA), which has the task of producing a new Constitution for South Africa. The new constitution will be drawn up by the 490 elected representatives of the people in the Constitutional Assembly. However, the Constitutional Assembly has resolved to ensure that the constitution-making process is people driven. It has made availabe a complete collection of draft constitutions, interim constitutions, annual reports, party submissions, minutes and reports. The objective of establishing this data base system is to ensure maximum transparency and accessibility by all who have an interest to participate in this process. It contains a complete collection of the CA's minutes and reports. Once there, please read "How to use the Searchable Database" for instructions on how to locate a particular minute or report on the Web server.

- American Political Science Association
http://www2.dgsys.com/~apsa/
This is the official homepage of the American Political Science Association. It offers links to Departments of Political Science, Related Organizations, Scholarly Journals, Political Science Conferences, and Grants and Fellowships. This page also has links to all of the "organized sections" of the APSA, focusing on specific areas of political science, many of which have their own web-sites with more detailed information. Of particular interest is the APSA section on "race, ethnicity and politics". You can access the "race, ethnicity and politics" web-site from the APSA home page, or direclty at: http://www.providence.edu/polisci/rep. This site tells you how to subscribe to "listserve race-pol", the section's electronic billboard. Other relevant APSA sections include "representation and electoral systems", and "federalism and intergovernmental relations".

- Canadian Political Science Association
http://www.sfu.ca/igs/CPSA.html
This is the official homepage of the Canadian Political Science Association. It contains links to information about the CPSA and its activities and links to resources that Political Scientists have come to rely upon to do their research. The resources are divided into eight groups: CPSA Membership, CPSA Structure, CPSA Executive, CPSA Annual General Meetings, CPSA Bulletins, Canadian Journal of Political Science, Electronic Resources of interest to political scientists, and CPSA POLCAN Listserver (see below).

- POLCAN - An Electronic Discussion Group and Billboard for Political Scientists
POLCAN is the official list of the Canadian Political Science Association. It exists primarily to assist members of the Canadian Political Science Association, but students and members of related disciplines in Canada and other countries are also invited to join. The topics covered in posting include current public policy issues, events and conferences, research, teaching, curriculum and courses, employment and career opportunities, activities of public policy practitioners, and other topics of interest.
The list is managed on an unmoderated basis by Michael Howlett and Laurent Dobuzinksis of Simon Fraser University. To subscribe, send an e-mail message to MAJORDOMO@sfu.ca with no subject and the message text "subscribe polcan your e-mail address", e.g., subscribe polcan ccppp@aix1.uottawa.ca POLCAN may also be received in DIGEST form, with postings collected and only forwarded to members bi-weekly. Subscribe as indicated above, but in the message text write "subscribe polcan-digest your@ID"

- ROADMAP96
Listserv@lists.internic.net
or http://www.ua.edu/~crispen/roadmap.html
For those of you who are still learning their way around the Internet, there is an excellent (and free!) workshop which you might find helpful. ROADMAP96 is a 27-lesson, Internet training workshop designed to teach new "Net travelers" how to travel around the rapidly expanding (and often-times confusing) "Information Superhighway". The lessons will be sent to your e-mail account over a two-week period. You can examine them as you receive them, or save them and study them when you have more time. The original ROADMAP workshop, which debuted in the fall of 1994, rapidly became the most popular on-line Internet training workshop. ROADMAP96 is a completely revised and updated version of the original ROADMAP workshop. Topics covered include: E-mail; LISTSERVs, Majordomo, Listproc, and other e-mail distribution systems; Usenet; FTP; Archie; Gopher; Veronica; Address Searches; the Web; and many other topics. The new ROADMAP96 workshop starts every two weeks. All you have to do to participate is subscribe to the ROADMAP96 e-mail distribution list. Send an e-mail note to: Listserv@lists.internic.net with the command: Subscribe roadmap96 yourfirstname yourlastname in the body of your e-mail letter. Leave the subject line blank.

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:

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The CCPPP gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in funding this newsletter. Special thanks to Lise Charlebois for help with the Internet Resources section, and with the distribution of the newsletter.
 

 
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