MINELRES: Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter No. 35, December 2004

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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 35, December 2004


1. Introduction
2. New Contact Information
3. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Democracy and Diversity
4. Upcoming Conferences
5. Recent Publications
6. Call for Papers
7. Internet Resources
8. Summer Schools and Fellowships
9. Related Projects


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 thirty-fifth 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.

With this issue, we would like to make two important new announcements. 
First, we have new email and website addresses. Second, we are 
sponsoring a new postdoctoral fellowship. Details are below.


As a result of changes to Queen's server, we are changing both our email 
and website addresses. Our new email address is cded@post.queensu.ca. If 
you would like to be added to the mailing list for this newsletter, or 
would like to send us material to include in future issues, please
contact us at this new address.

The website address for Will Kymlicka's home-page - which contains 
back-issues of the newsletter, and other internet resources related to 
democracy and diversity - has also changed. It is now: 


We are happy to announce a new postdoctoral fellowship program in 
"Democracy and Diversity" at Queen's University, funded in part by the 
Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.  The program will run from 
2005-2008.  Each year, one non-renewable 12-month fellowship will be 
awarded, working under the supervision of Prof. Will Kymlicka.

The fellowship is part of a larger nexus of activities at Queen's 
relating to the normative and empirical study of democracy and
diversity, including the Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy; the
Research Group on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship
(www.queensu.ca/politics/rgonemc); the Fulbright Visiting Professorship
in Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship; the Centre for
the Study of Democracy; and the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations
- all of which have active programs of workshops, conferences and
visiting scholars and speakers. The Fellow would be expected to
participate in these various activities as appropriate, including
presentation of his or her research findings, and to assist Prof.
Kymlicka in the Forum's activities. The Fellow would also be expected to
do some teaching (two half-courses).  While "Democracy and Diversity" is
to be understood expansively, and there are no pre-determined limits on
the topics it may cover, Queen's has a special expertise in issues of
ethnocultural diversity. Recent and ongoing activities have covered such
topics as immigration and citizenship, multiculturalism and
multicultural education, indigenous rights, affirmative action, historic
injustice, nationalism and secession, language rights, and transnational
democracy. Applicants who combine normative analysis with empirical case
studies are particularly welcome. For application details, check the
Philosophy Department website at: http://www.queensu.ca/philosophy/


The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity at the University of Montreal 
(CEETUM) is holding its 7th colloquium for new graduate students and new 
researchers on 24-25 February 2005. Graduate students and new
researchers working in the area of ethnic relations are welcome to
submit proposals for either an oral or poster presentation. Proposals
must be submitted by January 7th, and can be submitted either by email
(ceetum@umontreal.ca) or by filling out the online form on the CEETUM

The 3rd "Diversity Matters" Forum will be held from February 28-March 2, 
2005, in Kolkata, India at the Taj Bengal. The theme of the event is 
"Religious Diversity: Global Challenges and Local Responsibilities for
the Commonwealth". This forum will look specifically at identifying 
multi-faith initiatives, issues and challenges for the Commonwealth with
a view to recommending the establishment of a Commonwealth Multi-Faith 
Advisory Group. The Australian Multicultural Foundation, the
Commonwealth Policy Studies Unit, the Commonwealth Foundation, The
Statesman, and the Monash Institute for the Study of Global Movements
are event co-ordinators. Send inquiries to: Australian Multicultural
Foundation, PO Box 538, Carlton St. South, VIC 3053, Australia; fax: +61
3 9347 2218. A conference poster is available online at: 

The Law School of the University of Vienna will host a conference on 
"Tolerance: Its Scope and Limits", from March 4-6, 2005. The event will 
involve an historical analysis of tolerance and an exploration of
current interpretations. The list of speakers includes Rainer Forst,
Chandran Kukathas and Susan Mendus. For more information, contact:
Elisabeth Holzleithner, Institut für Rechtsphilosophie, Juridicum,
Wien; tel: 42 77/35 804; email: Elisabeth.holzleithner@unvie.ac.at

The University of Alabama's Department of History will host the 4th
Annual "Race and Place" Conference on the theme "Borderlands and
Boundaries", to be held March 10-12, 2005, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. The
conference seeks to promote cutting-edge scholarship on the study of
race and ethnicity, broadly defined, in a global context. Papers
examining how power and difference are imagined, configured, and
contested are strongly encouraged, as are critical explorations of
collective cultural
identities (including notions of race, ethnicity, nation, clan, lineage,
family) as these are created and negotiated across geographical,
temporal, and ideological boundaries. For details, contact: Gregory M.
Dorr, Dept. of History, Box 870212, University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa,
AL, 35487-0212; e-mail: gdorr@bama.ua.edu For examples of past Race and
Place conference programs, please visit:

A conference on "Dual Citizenship - Rights and Security in an Age of 
Terror" will be held at the University of Toronto from March 17-19,
2005, by the Joint Initiative in German and European Studies, Toronto,
and the Social Science Research Council, New York. The purpose of the
conference is to identify global trends towards convergence and
nationally-specific variations in approaches to dual citizenship. The
keynote speaker is Seyla Benhabib, who will speak on "Transformations of
Citizenship". For further information contact: Thomas Faist (email:

On March 23-25, 2005, the Université libre de Bruxelles and the
Université de Montréal are organizing an international conference on the
topic "La citoyenneté dans tous ses états". For more information,
contact: Françoise Vandenbroeck, Pôle Bernheim, ULB, Avenue FD Roosevelt
39, C.P. 172, B 1050 Bruzelles; tel: ++3226504483; email:

In co-operation with the Trudeau Foundation, the 21st Century Trust is 
organizing a conference on "Politics and Ethnicity: Communities, the
State and Managing Changing Relationships" to take place at Merton
College, University of Oxford, from April 1-9, 2005. For more
information, or for an application to attend this event, contact: John
Director, 21st Century Trust, 25 Museum St., London, WC1A 1JT, UK; tel:
+44(0)207-323 2099; fax: +44(0)207-323 2088; email:
trust@21stcenturytrust.org or visit the 21st Century Trust website: 

The Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN) will host its 10th 
Annual World Convention for the Study of Nationalities from April 14-16, 
2005, at the International Affairs Building, Columbia University, New 
York. Sponsored by the Harriman Institute, this major inter-disciplinary 
conference will focus on the theme: "Understanding Nationalism:
Identity, Empire, Conflict." For more information, contact: Association
for the Study of Nationalities Harriman Institute, Columbia University,
1216 IAB, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY 10027; tel: 212 854 8487;
fax: 212 666 3481; email: gnb12@columbia.edu or visit the convention

"Rethinking European Spaces: Territory, Borders, Governance" is a 
conference sponsored by the Departments of Politics and International 
Relations at the Royal Holloway, University of London. The conference
will examine the spatial dynamics of contemporary Europe, particularly
the connection between spaces, borders and governance and the complex
dynamics of Europeanization that arise with them. The event will take
place from April 21-22, 2005. The deadline for abstracts/proposals is
January 31, 2005. Forward enquiries to: Chris Rumford, Royal Holloway,
chris.rumford@rhul.ac.uk; or visit the conference website: 

A Basque Fellowship Workshop on "Respecting Linguistic Diversity in the 
European Union: Improvement or Standstill after the EU Charter of 
Fundamental Rights?" will take place on May 17th-18th, 2005, at St. 
Antony's College, Oxford University. The aim of the workshop is to
analyse the implications of the new constitutional framework of the EU
for linguistic diversity. The principle organizer for this event is: Dr.
Xabier Arzoz, University of the Basque Country, Bilbao, and Basque
Visiting Fellow, Oxford University; email: Xabier.arzoz@sant.ox.ac.uk

On May 25-27, 2005, the International Council for Canadian Studies
(ICCS) will host its biennial multidisciplinary conference in
partnership with the University of Ottawa and Carleton University. The
purpose of the conference is to stimulate research on issues faced by
Canadian society in view of the challenges of multiculturalism and
globalization. Themes for the event include: images of Canada,
perceptions of Canada, and comparative viewpoints. For further details,
contact the ICCS at 
contact@iccs-ceic.ca or go to: 

The Citizenship Education Research Network (CERN) will hold its 6th 
International CERN Forum during the 2005 Annual Conference of the
Canadian Society for Studies in Education (CSSE). This Forum will take
place May 28-31, 2005, at the University of Western Ontario, as part of
the Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities. This year's CSSE
theme is: "Empire and Education: The Challenge of Teaching and Learning
in a Time of War." For complete information, visit the conference

The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute, in conjunction with the Center for
Jewish Education at the University of Haifa, is organizing an
international conference on "Education for Citizenship in Societies in
Conflict" on 29 May to 1 June 2005, to be held in Jerusalem and Haifa.
For more information, contact Dr. Halleli Pinson, conference
coordinator, at citizenship@univ.haifa.ac.il

An Interdisciplinary Nordic conference on "Crossroads, Debating Women's 
Rights, Racism and Religion", will take place from May 30-June 1, 2005,
at the University of Oslo, Norway. The conference is sponsored by the
Norwegian Research Council and the University of Oslo. Its aim is to
address the complexities surrounding human rights and freedom of
beliefs from a feminist perspective and to address some of the conflicts
between religious systems based on gender-specific rights and
obligations and secular democratic ideals. Send questions and inquiries
by email to: post@kilden.forskningsradet.no or: tel: + 47 24 05 59 95 or
visit the conference website:

A conference on "Migration, Religion and Secularism - a Comparative 
Approach (Europe and North America)" will be held in Paris from June 
17-18, 2005. Sponsored by the University of Paris - Sorbonne and Ecole 
Normale Superieure, the event will be a workshop format with papers 
distributed in advance. Those interested in attending should contact 
conference representatives at the following email address: 

The International Institute of Sociology Congress will take place in 
Stockholm, Sweden, from July 6-9, 2005. One session will deal with the 
impact of the globalization of English on other languages and cultures 
("English and Cultures: Frontiers and Crossroads"). For further details, 
contact: Daphne Romy-Masliah, tel: +41795423508; fax: +41227470038; 

The Institute for Citizenship and Globalization at Deakin University in 
Melbourne, Australia, will host an event called: "The Politics of 
Recognition: Identity, Respect and Justice" from July 30-31, 2005. The 
conference will have a mix of plenary sessions with invited papers, and 
open discussions. Papers from academics, researchers, activists,
community groups and policy makers will be presented. Keynote speaker is
Nancy Fraser. Proposals should be sent by March 31, 2005, to: Michael
Leach: citglob@deakin.edu.au Further details are posted on the

"Indigenous Women and Feminism: Culture, Activism, Politics" is a 
conference at the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, taking place 
August 25-28, 2005. Organized by Jean Barman, Shari Huhndorf, Jeanne 
Perrault and Cheryl Suzack, the event will explore increasingly
important questions about indigenous women and their work on behalf of
civil rights and sovereignty. For details, contact: Jean Barman (email:
Jean.Barman@ubc.ca) or Shari Huhndorf (email:
sharih@darkwing.uoregon.edu) or Jeanne Perrault (email:
perraul@ucalgary.ca) or Cheryl Suzack (email: 

The 18th Biennial Conference of the Canadian Ethnic Studies Association 
(CESA) will examine "Toward Social Justice: Illusions, Realities, 
Possibilities". The conference will be held on October 13-16, 2005 in 
Ottawa. Conference organizers welcome proposals for papers and sessions 
that address the topics of ethnicity, immigration, diversity, and 
multiculturalism in Canada as they relate to social justice. Proposals
are due by March 31, 2005. For more information, contact CESA at 

(prices in U.S. dollars)

Andersen, John & Birte Siim (eds) (2004) The Politics of Inclusion and 
Empowerment: Gender, Class and Citizenship (Palgrave) $69.95

Beach, Charles et al (eds) (2004) Canadian Immigration Policy for the
Century (McGill-Queen's UP) $34.95

Braun, Stefan (2004) Democracy Off-Balance: Freedom of Expression and
Propoganda Law (University of Toronto Press) $35.00

Brochmann, Grete (ed) (2003) The Multicultural Challenge (JAI Press) 

Chandler, David (2004) Constructing Global Civil Society: Morality and 
Power in International Relations (Palgrave) $69.95

Dobson, Lynn & Andreas Follesdal (2004) Political Theory and the
Constitution (Routledge) $115.00

Edmunson, William (2004) An Introduction to Rights (Cambridge) $21.99

Elster, Jon (2004) Closing the Books: Transitional Justice in
Perspective (Cambridge) $24.99

Galston, William (2005) The Practice of Liberal Pluralism (Cambridge) 

Gijsberts, Merove, Louk Hagendoorn and Peer Scheepers (2004) Nationalism 
and Exclusion of Migrants: Cross-National Comparisons (Ashgate) $89.95

Gould, Carol (2004) Globalizing Democracy and Human Rights (Cambridge) 

Ingram, David (2004) Rights, Democracy and Fulfillment in the Era of 
Identity Politics (Rowman & Littlefield) $27.95

Jacobs, Lesley (2003) Pursuing Equal Opportunities: The Theory and 
Practice of Egalitarian Justice (Cambridge) $23.99

Jordan, B & F. Duvell (2003) Migration: The Boundaries of Equality and 
Justice (Polity) $24.95

King, Desmond (2005) The Liberty of Strangers: Making the American
Nation (Oxford UP) $29.95

Mackie, Gerry (2003) Democracy Defended (Cambridge) $29.99

May, Larry (2004) Crimes Against Humanity: A Normative Account
(Cambridge) $25.99

May, Stephen, Tariq Modood & Judith Squires (eds) (2004) Ethnicity, 
Nationalism and Minority Rights (Cambridge UP) $29.99

Mundel, Karsten & Daniel Schugurensky (eds) (2004) Lifelong Learning, 
Participatory Democracy and Social Change (Transformative Learning
OISE/University of Toronto) $40.00

Nathans, Eli (2004) The Politics of Citizenship in Germany: Ethnicity, 
Utility and Nationalism (Berg) $26.95

Tan, Kok-Chor (2004) Justice Without Borders: Cosmopolitanism, 
Nationalism, and Patriotism (Cambridge UP) $25.99

Taylor, Paul (2003) Race: A Philosophical Introduction (Polity) $28.95

Taylor, Rupert (ed) (2004) Creating a Better World: Interpreting Global 
Civil Society (Kumerian) $24.95

Tierney, Stephen (2004) Constitutional Law and National Pluralism
(Oxford) $104.32

Wimmer, Andreas (ed) (2004) Facing Ethnic Conflict: Towards A New
Realism (Rowman & Littlefield) $28.95

Journal Special Issues and Symposia

A recent issue of the journal Ethnic and Racial Studies contains seven 
essays on the subject of "racial hierarchy" (Vol. 26, No. 6, November 
2004). The volume is guest edited and introduced by Miri Song. Articles
on racial literacy, identity construction, racial stratification and 
"tri-racialism" are included.

An issue of the journal Constellations: An International Journal of 
Critical and Democratic Theory contains two symposia of interest: 
"Constitution-Making in Divided Societies" and "Debating the Claims of 
Culture" (Vol. 11, No. 2, June 2004).

A symposium on "faithful citizenship" was recently published in an issue 
of Momentum (Vol. 35, No. 3, 2004), a journal of the National Catholic 
Educational Association. Articles explore the implications of faithful 
citizenship, as well as challenges posed by mass culture and other 
contemporary forces.

A special issue of the journal Encounters is dedicated to the theme: 
"Citizenship Education: theory, research and practice" (Vol. 4, Fall 
2003). This issue is guest edited by Daniel Schugurensky and John P. 

An issue of the International Journal of Educational Research contains a 
series of articles on citizenship and citizenship education (Vol. 39,
No. 6, 2003). These articles examine civic education in Italy, Hong Kong
and Estonian- and Russian-speaking schools in Estonia.

The Chicago-Kent Law Review had a recent symposium on "Law and Cultural 
Conflict", edited by Sarah Harding (Vol. 78, No. 2, 2003), focusing on a 
range of American legal cases arising from racial and religious

A recent issue of the journal Africa Development contains several
articles on citizenship and rights in specific African countries and
regions (Vol. 28, Nos. 1/2, 2003).

A recent issue of the Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in 
Europe (JEMIE) is dedicated to the theme: "Europeanization and Conflict 
Resolution: Case Studies from the European Periphery" (Issue 1/2004). To 
view these articles, go to the JEMIE website: 

The Fall 2004 issue of "Local Government Brief" (LGB) focuses on the
issue of diversity management with public administration. This issue is
entitled "Harmony through diversity: The Role of Public Administration".
LGB is produced by the "Managing Multiethnic Communities Program" of the
Open Society Institute. Issues of LGB are posted at: 
http://lgi.osi.hu/publications.php. For a print copy, contact

The most recent issue of Citizenship Studies (Vol. 8/3, 2004), is
devoted to analysing how the governance of security, post 9/11, is
affecting our theories and practices of citizenship. Edited by Peter
Nyers, the issue includes essays by Engin Isin, William Walters, Davina
Bhandar, Benjamin Muller, Daiva Stasiulus and Barry Hindess.


A special issue of the journal Canadian Journal of Education will be 
dedicated to the theme "Democracy and Education" The issue will examine 
democracy and education over time, in different national contexts, and 
through an interdisciplinary lens. The editors seek submissions in
English or French which address varying definitions of democracy as
supported or challenged by education, both formal and informal, and as
involving people of various ages, political and social orientations.
Guest editors for this special issue are Sharon Anne Cook and Joel
Westheimer, of the Democratic Dialogue project
(www.democraticdialogue.com). Deadline for the submission of articles is
March 31, 2005. Questions about this special issue should be addressed
to: Sharon Anne Cook, Faculty of Education, University of Ottawa, Ottawa
K1N 6N5, Ontario; email: scook@uottawa.ca. Or visit the CJE's website: 


Global Mappings: A Political Atlas of Transnational Black Politics is a 
pilot website project of 58 scholarly entries designed to demonstrate
the relationship between world historical events of the 20th century and
political phenomena of transnational black politics. This interactive
atlas underscores the global significance of black political
as well as the contours of political networks, ideologies and
institutions across national boundaries.

The Diversity Gateway gives access to policy-related research and
learning on diversity issues in Canada. The site includes "Diversity at
a Glance", a statistical summary of Canada's changing make-up, and
"Research in Brief", a summary of selected CPRN research reports in
shorter formats. 

The Diversity Toolkit website is part of a research project to assist 
teachers, students, scholars and activists aiming to promote the 
acceptance of differences within schools and communities. The website 
below offers a variety of on-line resources, funding sources,
glossaries, examples of projects, and selected readings related to
diversity and social justice. http://www.ucalgary.ca/~dtoolkit/

The Global Commission on International Migration (GCIM) has published 
on-line 16 papers in the series "Global Migration Perspectives". The 
purpose of the series is to contribute to the current discourse on
global migration issues, and to assist the Global Commission in
formulating policy options and proposals for its final report. 

A new online series of papers entitled "European Diversity and Autonomy 
Papers" (EDAP) has been launched by the Institute for Studies on 
Federalism and Regionalism and the Institute for Minority Rights both 
located at the European Academy Bolzano/Bozen in South Tyrol. The new 
series posts papers focusing on different aspects of the European "Unity 
in Diversity" debate, including the role of regional and minority
autonomy in the process of European integration and expansion. 


The Central European University in Budapest has released its annual 
line-up of summer courses, and as always it includes several of
potential interest to readers.  Courses include "Ethnicity and
Nationalism", directed by Ashutosh Varshney; "History and Nationalism in
Central Asia", directed by Ablet Kamalov, and 'Ethnopolitics in Eurasia
and the Middle East", directed by Erin Jenne. The two-week courses are
held in Budapest, in July 2005. For more information, and application
forms, visit the Summer University website at: 

The Smithsonian Institution Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage is 
currently accepting applications for its 2005-6 Rockefeller Foundation 
Humanities Fellowships. The Smithsonian is hosting up to six fellows for 
each of three years to work on the theoretical development of the
concept of "cultural heritage". Different dimensions of cultural
heritage will be examined in successive years: in 2004-5 political
representation will be examined, in 2005-6 economic pursuits and in
2006-7 cultural heritage and the arts. The residency term is six weeks
to five months. The fellows are humanities-oriented thinkers engaged in
the work of academic institutions, public organizations, and cultural
communities. For more information, or to apply for the 2005-6
fellowship, contact James Early or Carla Borden, Center for Folklife and
Cultural Heritage, Smithsonian Institution, P.O. Box 37012, Victor
Building, Suite 4100, MRC 953, Washington, DC, 20012-7012, USA; fax:
202/275-1119; email: culturalheritagefellows@si.edu

The University of Toronto is advertising for the Andrew W. Mellon 
Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowships in the Humanities and related Social 
Sciences. The fellowships are awarded for a two-year period beginning
July 1, 2005, to outstanding teacher-scholars in the humanities and
social sciences. To qualify for an appointment, candidates must have
received their PhD within the last two years. Application materials
include a detailed letter of application, C.V., copies of published
work, and teaching interests) must be submitted by January 7, 2005, to
Professor Pekka K. Sinervo, Faculty of Arts and Science, Room 2005 - 100
George Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S3G3. For more details,


The Evens Foundation invites applications from candidates for the fourth 
Evens Prize for Intercultural Education. The Prize is awarded to a
project (or organization) that has contributed to the integration of
European citizens in the field of intercultural education, and has
demonstrated determination and creativity. Proposals must be received by
January 5th, 2005. Contact: Evens Foundation, Van Breestraat 14, B-2018
Antwerpen; tel: 03/231 39 70; fax: 03/233.94.32; email:
website: http://www.evensfoundation.be


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: 613-533-6545.

Special thanks to Michael Kocsis for research help, and to Lise
Charlebois for help with the distribution of the newsletter.