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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Canadian Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 9, Fall 1997

 


Contents

1. Introduction
2. Back-Issues on the Web
3. Upcoming Conferences
4. Recent Publications
5. New Journal
6. Internet Resourcess
7. Related Research Programs

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 ninth 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, or the CCPPP more generally, you can also reach us by phone (613 545-2182) and fax (613 545-6545).

2. BACK-ISSUES ON THE WEB

Back-issues of the newsletter, and other information about the CCPPP project, are now posted on the Web, on Will Kymlicka's home-page. The back-issues of the newsletter include links to many of the web-sites mentioned in the newsletters.

The site is located at http://qsilver.queensu.ca/~philform/

3. UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND CALLS FOR PAPERS

- The list of speakers for the conference on ""Citizenship, Diversity and Pluralism: Comparative Perspectives" (mentioned in our last newsletter) has now been finalized. The conference will be held from October 30 to November 1 1997 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Speakers include Alan Cairns, Anthony Birch, John Borrows, Jeremy Webber, Keith Banting, Lynn Smith, Charles Taylor, Walker Connor, Denise Reaume, John Fossum, Arkadi Tcherkasov, Heribert Adam, and Virginia Leary. For information, contact Extension Division, University of Saskatchewan, Room 137 Kirk Hall, Saskatoon S7N 5C8, Canada. Tel: 306-966-5642; e-mail: citizenship.conf@usask.ca.

- the annual meeting of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association will take place in Montreal on November 20- 23rd, 1997. The general theme of this year's meeting is "Citizenship and Interethnic Relations in Pluralistic Societies". The meeting will begin with a public debate on "Citizenship and Ethnocultural Diversity: Defining a Relationship, Finding an Equilibrium", with Jeremy Webber, Danielle Juteau, Lukas Sosoe, John Edwards, and Yvonne Hebert. Secondary themes include "Integration in Divided Societies", "Equity and Institutional Adaption", and "Artistic and Literary Creation in the Cosmopolitan City". For more information, contact Lise Demers, SCEE 1997, Centre d'etudes ethniques, University of Montreal, CP 6128 succursale Centre-Ville, Montreal H3C 3J7. Fax: 514-343-7178; e-mail: demersli@poste.umontreal.ca

- The National Women's Studies Association, has put out a call for papers on the topic of "affirmative action" for a special issue of the NWSA Journal. Possible topics include legal perspectives on affirmative action, the ethics of affirmative action, media treatments, the relationship between race, class and gender in affirmative action. Send three copies of your paper by November 1 1997 to Margaret McFadden, Editor, NWSA Journal, 109 IG Greer Hall, Appalachian State University, Boone NC 28608. Email: mcfaddenmh@appstate.edu

- A call for papers on the topic of nationalism has been put out for a special issue of The Monist, to be published in July 1999 (Vol. 83, #3). The editors particularly encourage papers on (a) the concept of nationalism, including its claims, factual presuppositions, normative strength, and universality; and (b) nationalism as a test-case for the debate between liberals and communitarians. The deadline for submissions is July 1998. The advisory editor for this issue is Nenad Miscevic (e-mail: vera.gamber-miscevic@ri.tel.hr). Send submissions to the Editor, Barry Smith, at Dept. of Philosophy, University at Buffalo, New York 14260- 1010; fax: 716-626-5051; web: http://wings.buffalo.edu/philosophy/Publications/Monet/

- A colloquium on "Multiculturalisme, Constitutionnalisme et Citoyennete" was held in Paris on October 9-11 1997, co-organized by the University of Ottawa and the University of Paris X. Speakers included Marcel Gauchet, Daniel Cefai, Rainer Baubock, Paul Patton, Michel Rosenfeld, Benjamin Barber, Ian Angus, Bhikhu Parekh, Mahmood Mamdami, and several others. For more information, contact Prof. Linda Cardinal, Politics Department, University of Ottawa. Tel: 613-562-5800 (ext. 1682).

- Professors Mikhael Elbaz and Denise Helly are organizing an international colloquium on "Globalization, Multiculturalism and Citizenship: Comparative Analysis of Experiences in Canada, United States and France" in Montreal on March 28-29 1997. The colloquium will be conducted in both French and English, with simultaneous translation. For more information, contact Prof. Mikhail Elbaz, Anthropology Department, Laval University, Ste-Foy Quebec, G1K 7P4; fax: 514-485-1639; e-mail:murbach.ruth@uqam.ca

- The theme of the 1998 annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association is "Diversity and Citizenship in Multicultural Societies". The AERA will meet in San Diego on April 13-17, 1998. Given the increasing recognition and legitimation of diversity - with respect to cultures, lifestyles, perspectives and epistemologies - the challenge facing educators today is to educate citizens who can both express their differences and contribute to the construction of communities that foster the common good and the overarching interests and goals of nation-states and the world community. For more information about the annual meeting, check out the AERA website at: http:/aera.net/meeting/

- The University of Bologna, along with several local and regional governments, is organizing an international conference on "Migrations, Interactions and Conflicts in the Making of a European Democracy", to be held in Bologna on December 16-19, 1997, as part of the European Year Against Racism and Xenophobia. It will focus on the issue of immigration in connection with cultural pluralism, racism and xenophobia, the construction of European concepts and practices of democracy and citizenship. The conference will be organized around three main themes: (a) cultural pluralism, racism and xenophobia; (b) citizenship rights and European democracy; and (c) security and civil coexistence in the cities of Europe. For more information, contact Professor Dario Melossi, c/o Lavoro & Diritto, Via S. Stefano 45, 40125 Bologna Italy. Fax: 39-51- 231432; e-mail: melossi@biblio.cineca.it

- The Centre for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, together with the Human Rights Center at Jagiellonian University, will sponsor a conference on "Religion, Rights and Public Policy: European and North American Perspectives", from March 15-18, 1998 in Krakow, Poland. There will be panels on the rights of religious minorities, state regulation of religious organizations, restitution of religious property; religious advocacy and proslytism; and education for tolerance. For more information, or to submit a 500-word abstract, contact Dr. Elizabeth Cole, Center for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University, 1108 IAB, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027. Fax: 212-854-6785; E-mail: EAC30@columbia.edu

- Prof. Puroshottama Bilimoria is organizing a panel on "Postcoloniality and Images of Multiculturalism", as part of the International Association of Philosophy and Literature annual conference, to be held at the University of California, Irvine on May 5-9 1998. People interested in presenting a paper should contact Prof. Bilimoria, Dept. of Philosophy, Deakin University, Burwood 3125 Victoria, Australia. fax: 61-3-92446755; e- mail: pbilmo@deakin.ed.au. For information on the annual conference more generally, the web-site is:

http://www.sunysb.edu/philosophy/faculty/hsilverman/iapl1998.htm

- York University (Toronto) is hosting an international symposium on "Rights to the City: Citizenship, Democracy and Cities in a Global Age" on June 26-28 1998. "Global cities" like Toronto, Vancouver, New York or Los Angeles have become sites of international flows of capital and labour. These global cities have been widely discussed as an economic issue, but this conference will focus on the other side of the global city - the postcolonial city, with its internally differentiated population, and new patterns of gender, class and ethnic segregation. This interdisciplinary symposium brings together international scholars to address the issues of citizenship, democracy and cities in a global age. What rights do immigrants, the poor, racial, ethnic, gender and youth groups have to the city and its institutions? What rights do citizens have in affecting the fate of their cities? Speakers include Benjamin Barber, Zygmunt Bauman, Saskia Sassen, Richard Sennett, Martin Thom, Bryan Turner, John Urry, Iris Marion Young, Nira Yuval-Davis. For more information contact Engin Isin, Urban Studies Programme, York University. E-mail: isin@yorku.ca; web: http://www.yorku.ca/academics/isin/symposiu.htm

- The Deakin University Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights, in conjunction with the Australian and New Zealand Third Sector Research Ltd., is hosting a major conference on "Community, Citizenship and Enterprise Culture: Setting a New Agenda for the Third Sector", on June 17-19 1998 at Deakin University, Melbourne. Papers are encouraged in a diversity of areas including indigenous issues, labour rights, state and third sector relationships. Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit abstracts of 300 words before 9 January 1998 to: ANZSTR Conference Organizer, Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights, Faculty or Arts, Deakin University, Geelong Victoria 3217 Australia. Fax: 61-3-52272918; e-mail: cchr@deakin.edu.au

- Keele University is hosting a major international, interdisciplinary conference on "Gender, Sexuality and Law: Reflections, New Directions" on 19-21 June 1998. Confirmed plenary speakers include Jacqueline Alexander, Susan Boyd, Angela Harris, Ratna Kapur, Ruthann Robson, Carol Smart, and Jeffrey Weeks. The developments in feminist legal theory, queer legal theory, and critical race theory have exposed the complex and often fluid relationship between law and the construction of the sexed and gendered subject. This conference will bring together people from all parts of the globe who are working on gender, sexuality, and law. Themes include globalisation and postcolonialism, citizenship and rights discourse, legal discourse and identity politics, race religion and ethnicity, violence. Abstracts of 200-words should be submitted to GSL Research Group, GSL98 Conference, Department of Law, Keele University, Staffordshire ST5 5BG, UK. Fax: 44-1782-583228; E-mail: GSL98@keele.ac.uk; web: http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/la/GSL98.htm

- During the last week of August 1998, Tilburg University (Netherlands) will be hosting a conference with Axel Honneth, on the topic of social cohesion and disintegration of Western societies, and its relationship to theories of democracy. The conference is open for participants with or without a paper. Papers should focus on the theme of the conference, and make reference to the work of Honneth. Participation is only possible with the consent of the organiser, Rene von Schomberg, who can be contacted at: Dr. phil. Rene von Schomberg, Tilburg University, Postbox 90153, 5000 LE Tilburg, Netherlands. Fax: 31-13-5360751; email: R.vonSchomberg@kub.nl; web: http://cwis.kub.nl/~FSW_2/fww/home/schomber/index.htm

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):

Ian Angus, A Border Within: National Identity, Cultural Plurality, and Wilderness (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997), $19.95

James Bohman, Public Deliberation: Pluralism, Complexity and Democracy (MIT Press, 1996). $30.00

Eamonn Callan, Creating Citizens: Political Education and Liberal Democracy (Oxford University Press, 1997), $29.95

David Carment and Patrick James (eds) Wars in the Midst of Peace: The International Politics of Ethnic Conflict (University of Pittsburgh Press, 1997), $19.95

David Cesarani and Mary Fulbrook (Eds), Citizenship, Nationality and Migration in Europe (Routledge, 1996), $18.95 - includes artfcles by Elspeth Guild, Yasemin Soysal, Max Silverman, Tony Kushner, Patrick Weil, Karen Schonwalder and others.

Richard Dagger, Civic Virtues: Rights, Citizenship and Republican Liberalism (Oxford University Press, 1997), $19.95

William Flores and Rina Benmayor (eds) Latino Cultural Citizenship: Claiming Identity, Space and Rights (Beacon Press, 1997), $27.50

Joe Foweraker and Todd Landman, Citizenship Rights and Social Movements: A Comparative and Statistical Analysis (Oxford University Press, 1997), $65.00.

Montserrat Guibernau and John Rex (eds) The Ethnicity Reader: Nationalism, Multiculturalism and Migration (Polity Press, 1997), $24.95 - reprinted articles by Anthony Smith, Eric Hobsbawm, James Clifford, Benedict Anderson, Will Kymlicka, Michel Wieviorka and others.

Morris Kaplan, Sexual Justice: Democratic Citizenship and the Politics of Desire (Routledge, 1997), $17.95

Percy Lehning and Albert Weale (eds) Citizenship, Democracy and Justice in the New Europe (Routledge, 1997), $22.95

Robert McKim and Jeff McMahan (eds) The Morality of Nationalism (Oxford University Press, 1997), $19.95 - with papers by Charles Taylor, Will Kymlicka, Avishai Margalit, Robert Goodin, Yael Tamir, Michael Walzer, David Copp, Allen Buchanan, Judith Lichtenburg, and others.

Tariq Modood and Pnina Werbner (eds) The Politics of Multiculturalism in the New Europe: Racism, Identity and Community (Zed Books, 1997).

Martha Nussbaum and Joshua Cohen (ed) For Love of Country: Debating the Limits of Patriotism (Beacon Press, 1996), $15.00. This book grew out of a debate in Boston Review, with a lead article by Martha Nussbaum on cosmopolitanism, replies by Anthony Appiah, Benjamin Barber, Sissela Bok, Judith Butler, Nathan Glazer, Amy Gutmann, Amartya Sen, Charles Taylor, Immanuel Wallerstein, Michael Walzer, and a reply by Nussbaum.

Sabrina Ramet, Whose Democracy? Nationalism, Religion and the Doctrine of Collective Rights in Post-1989 Eastern Europe (Rowman and Littlefield, 1997), $59.50

David Runciman, Pluralism and the Personality of the State (Cambridge University Press, 1997), $59.95

Austin Sarat (ed) Race, Law and Culture: Reflections on Brown v Board of Education (Oxford University Press, 1997), $16.95, with articles by George Kateb, David Garrow, Peggy Davis, Carol Greenhouse, Lawrence Friedman, Paul Gerwitz, David Wilkins, Gary Peller, Hazel Carby.

Rogers Smith, Civic Ideals: Conflicting Visions of Citizenship in U.S. History (Yale University Press, 1997), $35.00

David Van Wyk, John Dugard, Bertus de Villiers, and Dennis Davis (eds) Rights and Constitutionalism: The New South African Legal Order (Oxford University Press, 1996), $115.00

Steven Vertovec and Cari Peach (eds) Islam in Europe: The Politics of Religion and Community (St. Martin's Press, 1997). $69.95.

Lois West (ed) Feminist Nationalism (Routledge, 1997), $25.00, with articles by Jill Benderly, Alma Garcia, Sherna Gluck, Gisela Kaplan, Zengie Mangaliso, Alice Yun Chai and others.

Thomas West, Vindicating the Founders: race, sex, class and justice in the origins of America (Rowman and Littlefield, 1997), $22.95

- the most recent issue of the Boston Review, Vol. 22/5 (October 1997) contained a symposium on "Is Multiculturalism Bad for Women?", with a lead article by Susan Moller Okin, and replies by Katha Pollit, Will Kymlicka, Bonnie Honig, Yael Tamir, Sander Gilman, Robert Post, Bhikhu Parekh, Elizabeth Frazer, Saskia Sassen, Homi Bhabha, Joseph Raz and Janet Halley.

- there was a symposium on sovereignty and citizenship in the European Union in Law and Philosophy, Vol. 16/4 (1997), with articles by Catherine Richmond, Neil McCormick, Bert Van Roermund, Richard Bellamy, and Vittorio Villa.

- a recent issue of Theory and Society (Vol. 26/4, 1997) contained a symposium on "Recasting Citizenship", with articles by Maarten Prak, Suzanne Shanahan, Michael Hanagan, Yasemin Soysal, Antje Weiner, Jacqueline Heinen, Abram de Swaan, Charles Tilly and others.

- there was a symposium on David Miller's book "On Nationality" in Nations and Nationalism, Vol. 2/3 (1996), with commentaries by Margaret Moore, Brian Barry, Kelvin Knight, James Kellas, Brendan O'Leary, and David Miller. (The same issue contains a debate between Anthony Smith and Ernest Gellner on "The Nation: Real or Imagined?").

- the most recent issue of the Journal on Minority and Group Rights (Vol. 4/2) is devoted to the issue of the education rights of national minorities. It includes articles by Gyorgy Szepe, Patrick Thornberry and Dianna Gibbons, Asbjorn Eide, John Packer, Guillaume Siemienski. The issue is edited by the Foundation on Inter-Ethnic Relations (FIER), which supports the work of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. FIER helped to formulate The Hague Recommendations Regarding the Education Rights of National Minorities (1996), which are reproduced and discussed in this issue. The Hague Recommendations are also available separately from FIER (see newsletter #8), or on the MINELRES web-site (see below).

- a recent issue of the International Journal of Canadian Studies (vol. 14, 1996) is devoted to the topic of "Citizenship and Rights", and includes articles by Claude Denis, David Schneiderman, Richard Sigurdson, Gilles Bourque and Jules Deschatels, Francisco Colom-Gonzalez, Jane Jenson and Susan Phillips, Robert Vipond, Michael MacMillan, Don Desserud, and others.

5. NEW JOURNAL

A new journal entitled Citizenship Studies has been established, published by Carfax Publishing, and edited by Bryan S. Turner. The first issue appeared in February 1997. It will publish internationally recognized scholarly work on contemporary issues in citizenship, human rights and democratic processes from an interdisciplinary perspective covering the fields of politics, sociology, history, philosophy and cultural studies. Upcoming special issues include Islam and Women, International Relations, Feminist Theory and Rights, and Cities and Citizenship. Authors from North America should submit their papers to Prof. Engin Isin, Urban Studies Programme, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario M3J 1P3 Canada. E-mail: isin@yorku.ca; Fax: 416-736-5924. Submissions from outside North America should be sent to Bryan Turner, Citizenship Studies, Dean Faculty of Arts, Deakin University, Geelong Victoria 3217 Australia. For more information, check out the CS web-site at: http://www.carfax.co.uk/cst-ad.htm

6. INTERNET RESOURCES

http://www.apsanet.org/~theory
This is the official home page of the "Foundations of Political Theory" division of the American Political Science Association. The site contains news from the division, fellowships, indices of journals, a list of internet resources, recent publications in political theory, book awards, upcoming conferences.

http://www.riga.lv/minelres/index.html
In issue #7, we mentioned the MINELRES-L (Electronic Resources on Minorities), a discussion list devoted to minority issues in Central and Eastern Europe moderated by Boris Tsilevich of the Center for Educational and Social Research in Riga, Latvia. MINELRES has now developed a web-site which contains an archive of messages on the discussion list, as well as extensive information on minorities in Eastern and Central Europe, including relevant international laws and conventions, NGOs, domestic laws, and status reports on particular minorities.

http://www.canada.metropolis.globalx.net
We have mentioned various components of the mammoth international "Metropolis" project in previous newsletters. Metropolis is an "international forum for research and policy on migration and cities", and links researchers and practitioners around the world. This new web-site contains extensive information on the Canadian components of the project, including the four new "centres of excellence" funded under the project in Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver. The web-site includes lists of funded research projects, discussion papers, and upcoming events.

http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/
This is the website for INCORE, the "Initiative on Conflict Resolution and Ethnicity", which is a joint initiative of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster. INCORE engages in a wide range of activities to support and coordinate research and training for those in the area of conflict resolution and ethnic conflict. The website is intended to serve not only academic researchers, but also policy-makers and practitioners in mediation. The site includes various projects and resources, including a twice-annual Bulletin of the Ethnic Studies Network, an internet guide, and reports from INCORE activities, including the First International Workshop on the Future of Internet Services on Conflict and Ethnicity (FISCE).

http://www.ceip.org/migrat.htm
The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace conducts a "International Migration Policy Program", which is a source of expert analysis and policy ideas on migration and refugee policy debates. This web-site also includes the Endowment's bimonthly electronic newsletter "Research Perspectives on Migration" (http://www.ceip.org/migrpm.htm)

http://www.inter.nl.net/users/Paul.Treanor/eulang.html
This is the "Language Futures Europe" website, created by Paul Treanor. The site collects a wide range of links relating to the language futures of Europe, including language policy at both the national and EU level, multilingualism, the dominance of English, and research sites.

7. RELATED RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Karen Eyben at the University of Ulster is conducting a three-year research project on the role of organizations in the public, private, voluntary and community sectors in confronting communal divisions in deeply divided societies. She is interested in the impact of operating in a deeply divided society both at the management level and in the production and delivery of goods and services; and in the experience of organizations which have made a strategic involvement in building peaceful relations in the larger society. She is hoping to establish links with people involved either theoretically or practically in similar work. She can be reached at: School of Social and Community Sciences, University of Ulster, Coleraine BT52 1SA, Northern Ireland. E-mail: K.Eyben@ulst.ac.uk

- In newsletter #7, we mentioned that the Council for Cultural Cooperation (CDCC) of the Council of Europe has just concluded a four-year project on "Democracy, Human Rights, Minorities: Educational and Cultural Aspects", resulting in an eight-page Declaration which "clarifies the basic concepts of intercultural democracy based on the recognition of the rights and duties of cultural communities interacting with each other". This project has now been merged into a new project on "Education for Democratic Citizenship", which aims to propose ways to promote education in intercultural democracy. The first event in this project will be a seminar on the "Basic Concepts and core competencies of democratic citizenship", in Strasbourg on December 11-12, 1997. The keynote speaker will be Alain Touraine. For more information, contact Giovanni Mangion or Domenico Ronconi, School and Out-of-School Education, Council of Europe, F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France. Fax: 33-3-88412788; E-mail: giovanni.mangion@decs.coe.fr

ANNOUNCEMENTS: If you would like to announce a new research project, publication, web-site, 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;

Canadian Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy
Department of Philosophy
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Telephone 613 545-2182

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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 distribution of the newsletter.
 

 
 


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