MINELRES: Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter No 41, June 2006

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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 41, June 2006


1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Call for Papers
5. Internet Resources
6. Related Research 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 forty-first 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: 


The Centre for Citizenship and Human Rights Education (CCHRE), School of 
Education, University of Leeds will host a conference called "Democracy 
and Diversity: Educating Citizens in a Global Age" on July 20, 2006. The 
conference launches the influential international report "Democracy and 
Diversity: Principles and Concepts for Educating Citizens in a Global 
Age", which explores key issues in educating young citizens in 
multicultural democracies. Speakers will include: James A. Banks, Sally 
Tomlinson, Cherry McGee Banks, and Audrey Osler. For more information, 
contact Louise Williams, email: L.Williams@leeds.ac.uk ; tel: 0113 
3434586; fax: 0113 233 3308; or visit the following website: 

The Centre for the Study of Ethnicity & Culture (CSEC) at the University 
of Birmingham, UK, will host a conference on "Ethnicity, Diversity and 
Multiculturalism" from September 7-9, 2006. The conference is aimed 
specifically at member institutions of 'Universitas 21' (an
international network involving universities from Australia, NZ, Canada,
the UK, Sweden, China and the US), and its purpose is to foster better
relations and dialogue between member institutions. The event will be
organized around four themes: transnationalism, diaspora,
multiculturalism and research, policy and praxis. Further details can be
obtained from: Sadiya Akram (email: sadiya.akram@gmail.com) or Tahir
Abbas (email: 
t.abbas@bham.ac.uk). Additional event info is posted at: 

A conference called "Educating for Migrant Integration - Integrating 
Migration into Education: European and North American Comparisons" will 
take place from September 21-23, 2006 at the University of Toronto.
Hosted by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies,
University of Toronto, in cooperation with the Georg Eckert Institute
for International Textbook Research in Germany, the event will address
questions of 
immigrant incorporation and education in a comparative framework,
drawing on European and North American experiences. Main areas of
interest for the conference will include: analysis of educational
systems, policies and practices in immigration societies, ways in which
education enhances or limits the integration of migrants, adaptation of
curricula and textbooks, and reforms and changes of educational systems
and practices to accommodate to large-scale migration and immigrant
incorporation. For further information, contact: rainer.ohliger@web.de.
Further workshop information will be added soon to the following

A conference on 'The Future of Democracy: Human Development, Religion
and Cultural Values' will be hosted by the Philosophy Department of
Virginia, USA's The College of William and Mary from October 6-7, 2006. 
Speakers will include: Loren Lomasky, Pippa Norris, Alan Goldman, John
Kekes, Dennis Thompson, Philip Pettit, William Galston and Sandra Day
O'Connor. For full details, see the conference website at: 

The Fifth Mercator International Symposium will be held in Barcelona, 
Catalonia, from October 19-21, 2006, on the theme "Linguistic Rights as
a Matter of Social Inclusion". The event will critically analyze the
role of language as a factor of inclusion in European Union societies,
and the contribution of language policies toward respecting people's
rights and 
advancing linguistic diversity. 

A Graduate Conference on "Identity Politics" will be hosted by the
Centre for the Study of Theory and Criticism, University of Western
Ontario, in London Ontario, from October 14-15, 2006. The event will
attempt to develop and disseminate new frameworks for social movements
and resistance. Papers and panels dealing with theoretical frameworks
addressing identity politics in the following areas are welcome:
feminist theory, queer theory, the appropriation and containment of
resistance, global strategies and local tactics, nationalisms and
national identities, race and the racialization of identity categories,
capitalism and identity, (dis)abilities and identities, the politics of
citizenship, First Nations and the nation-state and indigenous
identities. Abstracts of 250-300w should be sent prior to August 15,
2006 to: illusionsofidentity@gmail.com 
accompanied by academic or activist affiliation.

The Royal Irish Academy and the Irish Philosophical Society invite 
submissions for a conference on 'Conflict, Dialogue and Philosophy', to
be held from November 2-3, 2006. The keynote speaker will be Jonathan
Glover, who will deliver an Academy Lecture on political, ideological
and religious conflict and the epistemological conditions for dialogue
and conflict resolution. The conference will explore the question of
whether and how philosophy, and epistemology in particular, can play a
role in attempts to understand and potentially resolve or mediate
between conflicting belief-systems or rival narratives characteristic of
such conflicts. Papers might focus on abstract issues of current
situations and events, or both. Submissions should be 500w or less, and
should be sent by email (to: philosophy@ria.ie) prior to Friday July 14,
2006. Inquires
can be sent to the email address above or to: Felix O Murchadha,
Department of Philosophy, National University of Ireland, Galway,
Ireland; tel. 

An event entitled "Race Ethnicity & Place Conference III" will take
place from November 1-4, 2006 at Texas State University, San Marcos,
Texas, in association with the Association of American Geographiers.
Co-organizers for the event are: John W. Frazier, Lawrence Estaville,
Douglas Richardson and Orlando L. Taylor. The conference will include
several concurrent sessions, field trips, workshops and student poster
presentations. For details, send questions to: rep.conference@gmail.com
or visit the following website: 

The Human Rights Direction, Department of Justice of the Basque
Government will organize the II International Conference on "Human
Rights: Conflict Solving". The event will take place in the city of
Bilbao from November 14-16, 2006. The aim of the conference is to bring
international human rights organizations and academic authorities to
discuss both positive and negative aspects of international
conflict-solving. For more information, email: derechos-humanos@ej-gv.es

A conference called "Dialogue across Difference: Governance in a 
Multicultural Era" will be held at the Australian National University
from December 4-5, 2006. Organized by the Political Science Program and
Social and Political Theory Program in the Research School of Social
Sciences, and coordinated by John Dryzek and Barry Hindess, the
conference will explore how governance can accommodate difference in
legal systems, conflict resolution mechanisms, decentralized governance
networks, the larger public sphere, and transnational interaction. The
ways in which members of one culture pass judgment on and criticize the
practices of others will be a particular focus. Abstracts of 300w, with
a short biographical paragraph, should be sent by email to Lina Eriksson
(email: lina.eriksson@anu.edu.au) prior to July 31, 2006. Further
conference info is posted at: 

A call for papers has been issued for a workshop on 'Multiculturalism
and Moral Conflict', hosted by the School of Government and
International Affairs, Durham University, UK, from March 21-23, 2007.
Main speakers will include: Gerald Gaus, John Horton, Peter Jones,
Chandran Kukathas, Tariq Modood and Bhikhu Parekh. Papers that address
citizenship and identity, the politics of recognition, international law
and multiculturalism, pluralism and moral conflict, the history of the
multiculturalism debate, and the role of law and judicial systems in
multinational states, hierarchic states or empires, and non-culturally
homogenous states, are especially welcome. The workshop aims to be an
interdisciplinary forum for philosophers, political theorists,
historians and social scientists to reflect on these issues. Workshop
organizers are Maria Dimova-Cookson (email:
maria.dimova-cookson@dur.ac.uk) and Peter Stirk (email:
p.m.r.stirk@dur.ac.uk). Email abstracts of no longer than 500w to one of
the organizers no later than September 30, 2006. The workshop is a joint
initiative of the Centre for the History of Political Thought at Durham
University and the British Idealism specialist group at the Political
Science Association (PSA). Additional info is posted at: 

An international conference on 'Human Rights and Religion' will be
hosted by the Center for Human Rights Studies at Mofid University in
Qom, Iran, with the cooperation of the Iranian office of the United
Nations Development Program, in May 2007. The conference will
concentrate on four themes: 1) religion and the foundations of human
rights, 2) human rights, concord among religions, and world peace, 3)
religious rights in the international human rights system, and 4)
religion and the implementation of human rights. Authors should email a
500w abstract (in English, Persian or Arabic) prior to October 1, 2006.
Abstracts should be submitted in MS Word format with the paper the
title, author's name, postal and email address, and telephone and/or
fax. Final papers should be submitted by February 1, 2007. Send
abstracts and inquiries to: Masoud Adib, Center for Human Rights
Studies, Mofid University, Sadoogi Boulevard,Qom, Iran, PO Box
37185-3611; tel: 0098-251-2925764; fax: 0098-251-2903564,2927395; email:
CHRS@Mofidu.ac.ir Conference info will also be posted on the 
following website: http://chrs.mofidu.ac.ir/

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


Alcoff, Linda Martin et al (eds) (2006) Identity Politics Reconsidered 
(Palgrave) $24.95

Baum, Bruce David (2006) Rise and Fall of the Caucasian Race (NYU Press) 

Bellamy, Richard & Dario Castiglione & Josephine Shaw (eds) (2005)
Making European Citizens: Civic Inclusion in a Transnational Context

Boase, Roger (ed) (2005) Islam And Global Dialogue: Religious Pluralism 
And The Pursuit Of Peace (Ashgate) $99.95

Bodemann, Michal Y. & Gokce Yurdakul (eds) (2006) Migration,
Citizenship, Ethnos (Palgrave) $65.00

Budryte, Dovile (2005) Taming Nationalism?: Political Community Building
in the Post-soviet Baltic States (Ashgate) $99.95

Clavero, Bartolomé (2005) Freedom's Law and Indigenous Rights: From 
Europe's Economy to the Constitutionalism of the Americas (Robbins 
Collection) $40.00

Cohen, Robin (2006) Migration And Its Enemies: Global Capital, Migrant 
Labour and the Nation-state (Ashgate) $34.95

Cotter, Anne-Marie Mooney (2006) Race Matters: An International Legal 
Analysis of Race Discrimination (Ashgate) $114.95

Dieckhoff, Alain & Christophe Jaffrelot (2006) Revisiting Nationalism: 
Theories and Processes (Palgrave) $69.95

Eder, Klaus & Willfried Spohn (eds) (2005) Collective Memory And
European Identity: The Effects Of Integration And Enlargement (Ashgate)

Eisenberg, Avigail (ed) (2006) Diversity and Equality: The Changing 
Framework of Freedom in Canada (UBC Press) $85.00

Gibney, Mathew & Randall Hansen (eds) (2005) Immigration and Asylum:
>From 1900 to the Present, 3 Volume Set (ABC-CLIO) $285.00

Giugni, Marco & Florence Passy (eds) (2006) Dialogues on Migration
Policy (Lexington) $27.95

Greer, Scott L. (ed) (2006) Territory, Democracy and Justice: Federalism
and Regionalism in Western Democracies (Palgrave Macmillan) $74.95

Guild, Elspeth (2005) International Migration and Security (Routledge) 

Juss, Satvinder Singh (2006) International Migration and Global Justice 
(Ashgate) $99.95

Martin, Susan (2006) Managing Migration: The Promise of Cooperation 
(Rowman & Littlefield) $28.95

McGarry, John and Michael Keating (eds) (2006) European Integration and 
the Nationalities Question (Routledge) $125.00

McKinnon, Catriona (2006) Toleration: A Critical Introduction
(Routledge) $31.95

Odmalm, Pontus (2005) Migration Policies and Political Participation: 
Inclusion or Intrusion in Western Europe? (Palgrave) $85.00

Osamu Ieda (ed) Beyond Sovereignty: From Status Law to Transnational 
Citizenship? (Sapporo, 2006) Available on-line at: 

Palme, Joakim & Kristof Tamas (eds) (2006) Globalizing Migration Regimes 
(Ashgate) $99.95

Schissler, Hanna & Yasemin Soysal (eds) (2005) The Nation, Europe, the 
World, New York: Textbooks in Transition (Berghahn) $25.00

Smith, Michael & Adrian Favell (eds) (2006) The Face of Human Mobility 
(Transaction) $29.95

Turton, David (ed) (2006) Ethnic Federalism: The Ethiopian Experience in 
Comparative Perspective (Ohio University Press) $24.95

Weale, A. (2006) Democratic Citizenship in the European Union
UP) $74.95

Yilmaz, Ihsan (2005) Muslim Laws, Politics And Society In Modern Nation 
States: Dynamic Legal Pluralisms In England, Turkey And Pakistan

Journal Special Issues

A recent issue of Polity contains a symposium on Patchen Markell's
"Bound by Recognition" (Vol. 38, No. 1, 2006). Commentaries by A.Y.
Vazquez Arroyo, J. Cocks, and F.A. Sheth are included, followed by a
reply by Markell.

A recent issue of Social Philosophy and Policy is dedicated to the theme
of 'global justice' (Vol. 23, No. 1, 2006). Articles by C. Kukathas, S.
Freeman, I.M. Young, and M. Blake are included.

A recent issue of the New York University Law Review contains several 
articles on refugees, immigration politics and citizenship (Vol. 81, No. 
1, 2006). Articles by D. Fitzgerald, K. Barry and R. Rubio-Marin are 

The journal Theory and Research in Education contains a symposium on 
Robert Fullinwider and Judith Lichtenberg's Leveling the Playing Field 
(Vol. 4, No. 2, July 2006). Harry Brighouse and Kenneth Strike provide 
commentaries, followed by a reply by the authors. To browse this issue,
go to: 

An issue of the Journal of Social Philosophy contains a symposium on
Kwame Anthony Appiah's "The Ethics of Identity" (Vol. 37, No. 2, June
2006). Commentaries by Jorge Gracia, Michele Moody-Adams, and Martha
Nussbaum are included, followed by a reply by Appiah.

A special issue of Social Semiotics is dedicated to the theme of
'mediated citizenship' (Vol. 16, No. 2, 2006). Articles by J.P. Jones,
M. Simone, J.A. Janakc are included.

The April, 2006 issue of Phi Delta Kappan contains a special section on 
'Patriotism and Education' (Vol. 87, No. 8). Guest editor for the
special section is Joel Westheimer.

New Journal

The inaugural issue of the new journal Education, Citizenship and Social 
Justice (Vol. 1, Issue 1, March 2006) is currently available free of 
charge to those wishing to register on the Sage Publications website.
The journal is meant to provide a forum for international and 
multi-disciplinary dialogue for educators and educational policy-makers 
concerned with the meanings and form of citizenship and social justice. 
Three issues per year will be published (March, July & November).
Articles by Ira Harkavy, Ranu Basu, Timothy Murphy, and Amatzia Weisel
and Orit Dror are contained in this issue. To view the issue (available
free up to December), go to: 

The graduate student journal Federal Governance: a graduate journal of 
theory and politics is looking for graduate students to serve as 
reviewers. Federal Governance is a peer-reviewed journal publishing 
graduate student essays on topics related to federalism and multi-level 
governance. Managed and edited by graduate students from political 
studies, Canadian studies, philosophy, international relations, and
policy studies, the journal is designed to provide a forum for graduate
students and recent post-graduates working on issues related to
federalism and multi-level governance. Interested graduate students
should email the editors of Federal Governance at: 
federal_governance@hotmail.com or visit the following website: 


The Journal of Human Development invites submissions for a special issue 
on the theme 'One's Freedom as Another: Agency and the Social Fabric'.
The issue will explore how people's sense of affiliation with one
another affects their capacity to act and make changes in their own
lives and those of others. Guest editors for the issue are Tom De Herdt
and Séverine Deneulin. Papers should be submitted by email (in MS Word
format) to both guest editors:  tom.deherdt@ua.ac.be and
s.deneulin@bath.ac.uk. Submissions should be between 6000-8000w, and
should adhere to the journal's style requirements, as posted at: 
Additional inquires should be sent directly to the guest editors.


The International Political Theory (IPT) Website is an internet resource 
meant for researchers working on international issues in the fields of 
political theory and political philosophy. The site has two sections: a) 
The IPT Beacon, and b) Resources pages. The IPT Beacon is a new type of 
academic journal that not only publishes original articles, but also 
brings together links to complete articles published elsewhere on the 
internet. Articles are selected carefully by an international editorial 
board to represent advanced research in the disciplines of international 
relations, political science, philosophy, international law,
international political economy, and related disciplines. Resource pages
include classic texts, pre-prints, videos, book reviews and other
relevant materials. 

The Council of Europe's Secretariat of the Framework Convention for the 
Protection of National Minorities has recently posted a comprehensive 
Bibliography on National Minorities on the CoE's minorities website. The 
Bibliography can be accessed at the URL below. 

As part of its series on "Taboo Topics", the Royal Society of Canada
(RSC) organized a lecture series on the 'Governance of Diversity' (held
at the Institute of Intergovernmental Relations, Queen's University) and
on asymmetrical federalism (held at the University of Toronto).
Summaries of each forum have been posted on the RSC website: 

The United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service (UN-NGLS) has
launched an online consultation on the Secretary-General's Report on
International Migration and Development. The report discusses how
international migration can contribute to development, and presents a
comprehensive review of several aspects of international migration
including: migration trends, the impact of international migration both
on countries of destination and origin, rights, gender, integration,
benefits, protection of migrants, and the international normative
framework that emerged around the governance of migration. 


The Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) and the School of Law at the 
University of Ulster (Northern Ireland) are currently accepting 
applications for the LLM in Human Rights Law (2006/07). A small number
of scholarships are available and international students are strongly
encouraged to apply. The LLM offers students opportunities to: gain
insight into the legal protection of rights in post-conflict or
transitional situations; conduct research in TJI areas of specialization
such as law and conflict, human rights and transitional justice, gender,
equality and transition, peace agreements, women's human rights and
indigenous peoples' and minority rights; acquire skills and knowledge
needed to undertake human rights work in a range of sectors; and
undertake an internship with the Northern Ireland Human Rights
Commission and other organizations in Northern-Ireland. Application
forms can be downloaded from:
For further information contact: Niamh Reilly, Course Director, LLM in
Human Rights; email: n.reilly AT ulster.ac.uk; OR Katrina Reynolds,
Transitional Justice Institute, Magee campus, BT48 7JL, Northern
Ireland; tel: + 44 (0) 28 7137 5146; fax:  + 44 (0) 28 7137 5184; email:
For details on the TJI and LLM programme, visit: 

Applications will be accepted until August 1, 2006 for "Identity, 
Citizenship and Cultural Studies: Queen's University Research Chair in 
Ethnicity and Multicultural Citizenship" This research chair is part of 
the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program (Award #7538). The successful
applicant will conduct research, develop collaborations and teach one
half-credit course at the undergraduate or graduate level in one or more
of the following areas: immigrant integration, multiculturalism and
multicultural education, indigenous peoples and self-government,
policing and minorities, affirmative action for racial and ethnic
minorities, the state and minority nationalism, and normative theories
of accommodating ethnic diversity. A background in political science and
political philosophy is required, and both junior scholars with
promising research records as well as established senior scholars are
encouraged to apply. The chair is hosted by the Department of Political
Studies, Queen's University, and its duration is 4-9 months, starting in
September 2007 or January 2008 for 4-month grants, and September 2007
for 9-month grants. A letter of invitation is not required but
applicants are encouraged to contact the institution to discuss research
interests or visit the following website: 
for information about research interests and projects. Contact: John
McGarry, Canada Research Chair on
Nationalism and Democracy, Department of Political Studies; email:
mcgarryj@post.queensu.ca; tel: 613.533.6237. Further information about
this research chair and the Canada-U.S. Fulbright Program is available 
with full application materials at the following website: 



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