MINELRES: Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter No. 37, June 2005 (excerpts)

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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 37, June 2005


1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Call for Papers
5. Internet Resources


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-seventh issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone
working in the field, whether in academia, public service, or
non-governmental organizations.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this newsletter, 
please contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca. Back-issues of the newsletter 
are posted on the Web on Will Kymlicka's home-page: 


A conference on the theme "The Politics of Recognition: Identity,
Respect and Justice" will be held at the Institute for Citizenship and
Globalization, Deakin University (Australia), on July 30-31, 2005.
Conference themes include theorizing recognition in politics, 
recognition/redistribution debates in critical theory, social justice in
the age of identity politics, and case studies in the politics of
recognition and respect. The keynote speaker will be Nancy Fraser. For 
further information, go to: 
http://www.deakin.edu.au/arts/icg/Recognition/index.php or contact: 
Michael Leach, Institute for Citizenship and Globalization, Deakin 
University, 221 Burwood Bwy, Burwood, VIC 3125 Australia, 
tel: (61-3) 9244 3923; fax: (61-3) 9244 6755; email:

The Multicultural Center Prague, and the Faculty of Humanities of
Charles University, will host a three-day workshop on "Migration
Processes in Central Eastern Europe", on August 25-27, 2005, in Prague,
Czech Republic. The aim is to bring together researchers and experts
from academia and non-governmental organizations to discuss current
migration patterns and related issues in the countries of Central and
Eastern Europe (CEE). The workshop will incorporate debates about
migration theories,
presentations of empirically based research in the region, and
experiences of non-governmental representatives dealing with migration
Descriptions of panels and seminars, along with contact information, are
posted on-line:

A conference on the theme "Biculturalism or Multiculturalism" will be 
hosted by the School of Culture, Literature and Society at the
University of Canterbury, in Christchurch, New Zealand, on September
1-3, 2005. The conference will look at the differing but overlapping
histories of the terms biculturalism and multiculturalism in New
Zealand, Australia and Canada. Speakers include: Simon During, Diana
Brydon, Sneja Gunew, Bridget Orr, Gassan Hage, and Vijay Mishra. For
more information, or to submit an abstract, contact conference organizer
Mark Williams at email: 


The Fourth International Conference on Third Language Acquisition and 
Multilingualism will be held at the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, 
on September 8-10, 2005. The conference is geared toward research on the 
acquisition/learning of more than two languages, and implications of
this research for individual learners, teaching, translation, culture
and society. Topics discussed at this event will include: Plurilingual
education and immersion, language policies, educational language
policies, multilingual families, majorities/minorities, languages and
economics, language acquisition in plurilingual contexts, mobility and
migration, and languages and globalization. For more details, contact
Doris Penot, IRDP Neuchâtel, email: doris.penot@ne.ch or visit the
following website: 


The Centre for 21st Century Studies at the University of 
Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host an event called "The Art of the State: 
Sovereignty Past and Present" on October 21-22, 2005. The conference
seeks to explore sovereignty in present and historical contexts, and how
nation-states construct themselves. Recent debates about nations,
national identity, and related political relationships will be primary
topics for analysis. For more information, contact Kate Kramer by email
at: kkramer@uwm.edu Additional info is also posted on the APSA website: 

A conference on Racism, Violence and Human Rights, organized by the 
UK-based charity The Monitoring Group, will take place on October 27-28, 
2005. The event will provide a forum to discuss policies and practice on 
tackling racism, violence and promoting human rights. Speakers from 
Government agencies, lawyers, journalists, academics, students,
community groups and victims have been invited. For further information,
contact: The Conference Secretariat, The Monitoring Group, 14
Featherstone Road, Southall, Middlesex UB2 5AA; tel: 020 8843 2333; fax:
020 8813 9734; email: admin@monitoring-group.co.uk Information is also
available on The Monitoring Group website:

The Fourth Mercator International Symposium on European Minority
Languages will be held at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, October
26-28, 2005. The Symposium's theme is "Translation of Culture, Culture
of Translation: Languages in Film, Television and Literature", and it
will involve contributions from active practitioners and policy-makers
in the audiovisual and literary fields (including producers, directors,
broadcasters, subtitlers and dubbers, publishers, authors, translators)
as well as those concerned with minority language issues in an academic
context. The emphasis will be on autochthonous minority languages.
Topics will include: the politics of translation, the effects of
'global' culture, cultural policy and translation, translation and
language planning, digital technology and the internet, and children as
audience/readers. Further details can be found at the following website: 


The 7th Annual International Postgraduate Conference on Central and 
Eastern Europe is dedicated to the topic "Inclusion and Exclusion". The 
conference, which is organized by postgraduate students of the School of 
Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES), University College London, 
will take place on February 16-18, 2006. Young academics are invited to 
submit papers on the phenomena of inclusion and exclusion in Central and 
Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Historical, cultural, 
political, economic and social approaches are all welcome. Paper
abstracts of up to 300 words plus a C.V. should be sent by email to: 
pgconference@ssees.ac.uk; or by mail to: 7th Postgraduate Conference, 
School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, 
Senate House, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HU, UK.


3. RECENT PUBLICATIONS (all prices in U.S. dollars).

Allen, Danielle (2005) Talking to Strangers: Anxieties of Citizenship 
since Brown v. Board of Education (U of Chicago Press) $16.50

Bell, Catherine & David Kahane (eds) (2005) Intercultural Dispute 
Resolution in Aboriginal Contexts (UBC Press) $35.95

Berezin, Mabel & Martin Schain (eds) (2003) Europe with Borders:
Remapping Territory, Citizenship and Identity in a Transnational Age
(Johns Hopkins UP) $19.95

Blom Hansen, Thomas & Finn Stepputat (eds) (2005) Sovereign Bodies: 
Citizens, Migrants, and States in the Postcolonial World (Princeton UP) 


Brubaker, Rogers (2004) Ethnicity Without Groups (Harvard UP) $39.22


Chandra, Kanchan (2004) Why Ethnic Parties Succeed (Cambridge UP),


Conversi, Daniele (2004) Ethnonationalism in the Contemporary World: 
Walker Conner and the Study of Nationalism (Routledge) $38.95

Conway, David (2004) In Defence of the Realm: The Place of Nations in 
Classical Liberalism (Ashgate, 2004) $79.95

Coppieters, Bruno & Richard Sakwa (eds) (2003) Contextualizing
Secession: Normative Studies in Comparative Perspective (Oxford UP)

Dahlitz, Julia (ed) (2003) Secession and International Law: Conflict 
Avoidance - Regional Appraisals (Cambridge UP) $85.00

Dauvergne, Catherine (2005) Humanitarianism, Identity and Nation: 
Migration Laws of Australia and Canada (UBC Press) $85.00


Frunza, Sandu, Nicu Gavriluta and Michael Jones (eds) (2005) The 
Challenges of Multiculturalism in Central and Eastern Europe
(Provopress, Romania)

Goldschmidt, Henry & Elizabeth McAlister (eds) (2004) Race, Nation, and 
Religion in the Americas (Oxford UP) $24.95

Harty, Siobhan and Michael Murphy (2005) In Defense of Multinational 
Citizenship (UBC Press) $80.00


International Organization for Migration (2005) World Migration 2005. 
(United Nations Publications) $80.00

Jarve, Priit and Sammy Smoha (eds) (2005) The Fate of Ethnic Democracy
in Post-Communist Europe (LGI Books) - download at: 

Kershaw, Paul (2005) Carefair: Rethinking the Rights and
Responsibilities of Citizenship (UBC Press) $85.00

Klimova-Alexander, Ilona (2005) The Romani Voice in World Politics: The 
United Nations and Non-State Actors (Ashgate) $99.95


Lee, Jo-Anne & John Lutz (2005) Situating Race and Racisms in Time,
Space and Theory: Critical Essays for Activists and Scholars
(McGill-Queen's UP) $24.95


Modood, Tariq et. al. (2005) Multiculturalism, Muslims and Citizenship 
(Routledge) $39.95


Nimni, Ephraim (ed) (2005) National Cultural Autonomy and its
Contemporary Critics (Routledge) $115.00

Osler, A. & Starkey, H. (2005) Changing Citizenship: Democracy and 
Inclusion in Education (Open University Press) $34.86

Osler, A. (2005) Teachers, Human Rights and Diversity: Educating
Citizens in Multicultural Societies (Trentham) $29.95


Plesserud, Yves (ed) (2005) Altas des Minorites en Europe (Editions 
Autrement). $14.95

Porter, Robert Odawi (ed) (2004) Sovereignty, Colonialism and the 
Indigenous Nations: A Reader (Carolina Academic Press) $75.00

Rappaport, J. (2005) Intercultural Utopias: Public Intellectuals,
Cultural Experimentation and Ethnic Pluralism in Colombia (Duke UP)

Requejo, Ferran (2005) Multinational Federalism and Value Pluralism: the 
Spanish Case (Routledge) $87.50

Robins, Steven (ed) (2005) Limits to Liberation after Apartheid: 
Citizenship, Governance and Culture in South Africa (James Curry) $26.95

Russell, Peter (2005) Recognizing Aboriginal Title: The Mabo Case and 
Indigenous Resistance to English-Settler Colonialism (U of Toronto
Press) $65.00

Rydgren, Jens (2004) The Populist Challenge: Political Protest and 
Ethno-Nationalist Mobilization in France (Berghahn) $24.95

Schaap, Andrew (2005) Political Reconciliation (Routledge) $115.00

Shatzmiller, Maya (ed) (2005) Nationalism and Minority Identities in 
Islamic Societies (McGill-Queen's UP) $27.95

Taylor, Edward & Douglas Massey (eds) (2004) International Migration 
(Oxford UP) $135.00

Timmerman, Christiane & Barbara Segaert (eds) (2005) How to Conquer the 
Barriers to Intercultural Dialogue: Christianity, Islam and Judaism
(Peter Lang) $41.95

Toggenburg, Gabriel (ed) (2005) Minority Protection and the Enlarged 
European Union: The Way Forward (LGI Books): download at: 


Zincone, Giovanna (2005) The Legal Treatment of Islamic Minorities in 
Europe (Peeters) $28.00

Journal Special Issues

A special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies (Vol. 28; No. 3; May 2005)
is dedicated to the topic "Migration and Citizenship". Guest-edited by
Gail Lewis and Sarah Neal, this issue contains articles on secure
borders and safe havens, border management, deportation and detention,
and policies of exclusion, with contributions from Rosemary Sales, Don
Flynn, Alice Bloch, Liza Schuster, Nira Yuval-Davis, Floya Anthias and
Anne-Marie Fortier.

A recent issue of Ethnicities (Vol. 5; No. 2; June 2005) contains
several articles about multiculturalism and feminism, including a survey
article by Oonagh Reitman, and a debate with contributions from Sawitri
Saharso, Mirian Ticktin, Anne Phillips, and Monica Mookherjee.

A special issue of the International Journal on Minority and Group
Rights (Vol. 11, Nos.1-2, 2004) is dedicated to the theme "Indigenous
Groups and the Politics of Recognition in Asia". This issue is
guest-edited by Benedict Kingsbury and Kirsty Gover, and includes
articles on Japan, Taiwan, Indonesia, China and Pakistan.

A symposium published recently in the journal Soundings (Volume 29; No. 
1; 2005) contains several articles on multiculturalism and the politics
of identity. Zygmunt Bauman, Patrick Wright, and Tariq Modood contribute
articles, with an editorial on identity politics by Sally Davison and
Jonathan Rutherford.

The European Academy in Bolzano has recently published Volume 3 (2003/4) 
in the "European Yearbook of Minority Issues" series, published by 
Martinus Nijhoff Publishers. The series reviews contemporary
developments in minority-majority relations in Europe, with analysis,
commentary and documentation in relation to conflict management,
international legal developments and domestic legislation affecting
minorities in Europe. This year's volume includes two special focus
sections on the Impact of Islam in Europe and Economic Participation of

A recent issue of the Newsletter of Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab 
Minority Rights in Israel (Volume 12, April 2005) contains a series of 
articles on "Collective Rights and the Constitution". Each article 
examines the Israel/Palestine conflict in the context of Arab minority 
rights. Authors include Iris Marion Young, Amal Jamal, and Hassan 
Jabareen. The issue has been posted on-line on the newsletter WWW page 
(scroll down half way): 

The journal Human Rights Dialogue recently published a special issue 
(Series 2; No. 12; Spring 2005) on "Cultural Rights". Articles examine 
cultural rights in specific locations such as Australia, Bolivia, China 
and the EU, and explore cultural rights in diverse contexts such as 
marriage law, the war on terrorism, the UN Human Rights Committee, and 
intellectual property debates.


A recent issue of Ethnopolitics (Vol. 4; No. 1; March 2005) contains a 
symposium on the economic motivations for self-determination claims. A 
lead article by Walter Kemp on the notion of "selfish
self-determination" is followed by commentaries from Jonathan Goodhand,
Charles King and Susan Stewart, plus a concluding reply from Kemp.

A recent special issue of the Open Society's journal Justice Initiatives 
examines profiling (the inappropriate use by law enforcement of an 
individual's ethnic characteristics in identifying criminal suspects) by 
police in Europe, and explores the methods used in the United States and 
the United Kingdom to confront it. Full length articles are available
for viewing on-line at the Justice Initiatives website: 



The Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA)'s Analysis and 
Research Division of Policy Branch is accepting papers on "Migration and 
Development" for publication in its quarterly Journal of Development 
Policy and Practice. Articles up to 10,000 words, and letters and news 
items up to 500 words are invited. Submissions and questions can be
mailed to: Journal of Development Policy and Practice, Canadian
International Development Agency, Policy Branch, 200 Promenade du
Portage, Gatineau, Quebec, Canada, K1A 0G4; email:
journal@acdi-cida.gc.ca; website: 



The European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI) has for the past 2 years 
coordinated a network of ombudsman institutions in Europe, providing 
support on minority issues, encouraging specialized structures within 
European institutions, and facilitating the exchange of information 
through training workshops, conferences and online resources. This 
extensive project, recently made available on-line, contains information 
and resources that will expand the availability and effectiveness of 
ombudsman institutions related to minority issues in Europe. The project 
includes a bibliography, details on the legal framework of ombudsman 
institutions, info about best practises, and details of recent
See "Ombudsman Institutions and Minority Issues - A Guide to Good 
Practice", edited by Marnie Lloydd, with contributions by Robert Dunbar, 
Dzenana Hadziomerovic, Kristin Henrard, Andrea Krizsan, Birgitte Kofod 
Olsen and Alan Phillips (ECMI, 2005): 

An on-line "Symposia on Gender, Race and Philosophy" has recently been 
created at MIT to provide opportunities for philosophers and other 
scholars to discuss current work on race and gender. The editors of the 
Symposia are Robert Gooding-Williams, Sally Haslanger, Ishani Maitra,
and Ronald Sundstrom. The Symposia aims to make feminist philosophy and
philosophy of race more visible to academic philosophers and others; to
provide a forum for feminists and race theorists to respond rapidly to
recent philosophical contributions to their fields; and to provide a
forum for sustained and productive conversations between philosophers,
feminists and race theorists. The first issue (May 2005) includes two
symposia. The first is on Lionel McPherson and Tommie Shelby's article
"Blackness and Blood: Interpreting African American Identity", with
commentaries by Lisa Gannett, Lucius T. Outlaw, Jr., Paul Taylor, and
Gregory Velazco y Trianosky. The second is on Jose Medina's article,
"Identity Trouble: Disidentification and the Problem of Difference",
with commentaries by Marilyn Frye, Jorge L.A. Garcia, and Peg O'Connor.
Each symposia
includes a reply from the original author. The symposia are available at
the following website: http://web.mit.edu/sgrp

The Council of Europe has declared 2005 to be the "European Year of 
Citizenship Through Education". Extensive information on the idea of 
citizenship through education is posted on the website: 

The Eleventh Session of the Working Group on Minorities of the UN Office 
of the High Commissioner for Human Rights took place May 30-June 3 2005, 
at the United Nations Office at Geneva, Palais des Nations, Room XXVI. 
Useful resources resulting from this important Session, including 
documents, working papers, recommendations and decisions pertaining to
the working group, are now posted on the OHCHR website: 

The Institute of Intergovernmental Relations at Queen's University has 
posted a series of articles on the idea of "Asymmetrical Federalism",
and its use in resolving regionalist and minority nationalist claims,
both in Canada and elsewhere. The articles can be viewed on the IIGR


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