MINELRES: Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter, No. 42, September 2006 (excerpts)

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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 42, September 2006


1. Introduction
2. Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Project
3. Upcoming Conferences
4. Recent Publications
5. New Journal
6. Call for Papers
7. Internet Resources
8. 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-second 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: 


Queen's University, in cooperation with the University of Toronto and
the University of Quebec in Montreal, was recently awarded a 5-year,
$2.5 million grant to study "Ethnicity and Democratic Governance", under
the overall direction of Prof. Bruce Berman. The research is organized
along four main themes: (1) what are the causes of ethnic identification
and mobilization?; (2) what policies and institutional strategies are
available for accommodating ethnic diversity?; (3) what is the role of
the international community in facilitating constructive state-minority
relations?; and (4) what normative principles should inform our
evaluation of the different options for the democratic governance of
diversity? The project involves over 30 scholars from several countries
and disciplines, as well as partners from both government and civil
society. The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy is pleased to be
associated with this project, and Will Kymlicka will be coordinating the
research done under the third theme on the role of the international
community. For more information about this project, please visit the EDG
website at: 
http://www.edg-gde.ca. We would particularly encourage students working
in this field to join our Student Research Network, which is open to
students from any post-secondary institution around the world, and
various bibliographical and teaching resources, as well as opportunities
to share research questions and interests.


On September 29-30, 2006, the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and 
Nationalism (ASEN) held a conference on the topic "Political Demography: 
Ethnic, National and Religious Dimensions", at the London School of 
Economics. Along with plenary presentations by Jack Goldstone, Michael 
Hout and Monica Duffy Toft, the event will involve seventeen panels 
addressing a range of issues involving demography, politics, ethnicity, 
religion, nationalism, migration, differential fertility rates, and
ethnic conflict.  For further details, visit the conference website: 

The Fall Ethics Symposium at Sacramento State University's Center for 
Practical and Professional Ethics is dedicated to the theme "The Ethics
of Immigration". The Symposium is a day-long event scheduled for Monday,
October 23, 2006. For more information, contact: Christina Bellon by
email: cppe@csus.edu or telephone: 916-278-4759. The symposium program
and abstracts of papers are posted at: 


An international conference on the European Charter for Regional or 
Minority Languages hosted by the Council of Europe and the Welsh
Language Board will take place at the School of Law, University of
Swansea in Swansea, Wales from November 20-21, 2006. Five years after
the U.K. ratified the European Charter for Regional and Minority
Languages, this event will assess the impact of the Charter by exploring
its legal implications for states which are party to it. Keynotes will
include: Fernand de Varennes, Jean-Marie Woehrling and Robert Dunbar.
Working languages will be: Welsh, English and French. For further
information, contact Mr. Gwyn Parry at this email address:

The University of Manchester, in cooperation with Northumbria University 
and the Open University, is organizing a conference on "Assuming 
Cosmopolitanism: Critical Encounters between Cosmopolitanism and 
Development" on Nov. 23-24, 2006, at the University of Manchester. 
Speakers include Stuart Corbridge, Robert Fine, Jenny Robinson, Saskia 
Sassen and others. The conference will critically investigate how 
cosmopolitan perspectives can illuminate development theory and
practice, and conversely how taking a developmental perspective can
inform a critical cosmopolitanism. For more information, visit the
conference website at: 


A conference entitled "The Borderpolitics of Whiteness" will take place 
from December 11-13, 2006 in Sydney, Australia. The event is being 
organized by the Department of Critical and Cultural Studies and the 
Australian Critical Race and Whiteness Studies Association, and keynotes 
will include Aileen Moreton-Robinson and Cheryl Harris. For further 
details, contact: Elaine Laforteza at: 


The Lone Star Chapter of the Conference for the Study of Political
Thought will host a conference on the theme "Immigration and National
Identity: Lessons From/For Political Theory". Organized by Diego von
Vacano, the event will take place at Texas A&M University, College
Station, Texas from February 23-24, 2007, and the keynote will be
Stephen Macedo. For further information, contact Professor von Vacano by
email: davacano@polisci.tamu.edu or go to the conference website: 

The Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University will 
host its Fourth Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies from March 1-4, 
2007. The theme of this year's conference is "Race and Citizenship", and 
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva of Duke University will give a plenary
presentation. For more information, contact Marc Kruman by email:
aa1277@wayne.edu or consult the following website:

The Joint Centre of Excellence for Research on Immigration and
Settlement will host the Ninth National Metropolis conference, entitled
"Exploring Canada's Diversity, Today and Tomorrow", from March 1-4,
2007, in Toronto. The event will consider questions such as: What is the
nature of citizenship in contemporary Canada? What does it mean to be
Canadian? And what are the factors influencing 'attachment' and
'belonging'? What access do newcomers have to resources needed for
social, economic, cultural and political integration? What do newcomers
need to do to facilitate their integration? Submissions and proposals
for workshops will be accepted until November 1, 2006, at the following

The theme of the 12th Annual Convention of the Association for the Study 
of Nationalities (ASN) is "Nation, Community and State". Sponsored by
the Harriman Institute, the event will be held at the International
Affairs Building, Columbia University, NY, from April 12-14, 2007.  For
the fifth consecutive year, the ASN Convention will feature a
cross-disciplinary section devoted to theoretical approaches to
nationalism. Proposals should be sent by email prior to November 2, 2006
to Dominique Arel at: darel@uottawa.ca (alternative address:
mailto:darelasn@gmail.com). Individual paper proposals should include
the name, full contact info and affiliation of the author, paper title,
a 500w abstract and a 100w biographical statement with bibliographic
references of recent publications. Panel proposals should include the
panel title, the name of a chair, three presenters with paper titles,
and the name of a discussant, plus affiliations and full contact info
for each participant. Further details and information about other types
of presentations can be found by downloading the Convention call for
papers from the ASN website: 

Paper proposals are invited for the U.K. Association for Legal and
Social Philosophy Annual Conference, to be held at the University of
Keele from April 19-21, 2007. The theme of this year's conference will
be "Aliens and Nations: Citizenship, Sovereignty and Global Politics in
the 21st Century". Keynotes will include Seyla Benhabib, Stephen Macedo
and Judith Squires. Contributors are invited to explore the following
themes: justice, war and intervention, immigration and border controls,
multicultural citizenship, loyalty and identity, environmental
citizenship, nationhood and self-determination; refugees and asylum;
gender and citizenship, outlaw states and international law, sovereignty
and human rights, and freedom, security and counter-terrorism. Potential
contributors should send paper titles and abstracts of 300 or less words
to: ALSP07@ilpj.keele.ac.uk prior to December 15, 2006. Panel proposals
are welcome. Check the conference website: 
http://www.keele.ac.uk/research/lpj/ALSP/ For more information, contact
conference organizers: Glen Newey (g.newey@keele.ac.uk) or Monica
Mookherjee (m.mookherjee@keele.ac.uk).


The University of Dundee is hosting an international conference on 
"Cosmopolitanism: Past and Present" in Dundee (Scotland) on June 6-9, 
2007. The inter-disciplinary conference is organized by Antony Black and 
Brian Baxter (Politics), Tim Chappell (Philosophy), Martine Vanittersum 
(History) from the University of Dundee. It will explore how the idea of
a universal humanity emerged historically, and how relations with
outsiders or non-believers have been conceptualised in different
religions and cultures. For more information, or to submit a paper
proposal, contact Antony Black (a.j.black@dundee.ac.uk), or visit the
conference announcement at: 

"Multiculturalism, Modernity and Citizenship in Canada" is a conference
to be held at Marc Bloch University, in Strasbourg, from June 8-9, 2007.
The focus of the event will be the 1963 Royal Commission on Bilingualism
and Biculturalism, which was primarily concerned with relations between
French and English, defined as "founding races" of Canada, while paying
some attention to the "other ethnic groups".  However, this attempt to
redefine Canada's national community bi-culturally has not always
included Aboriginal peoples, and has been displaced by a multi-cultural
emphasis in Canadian political discourse. 500-700 word submissions
should be sent by email prior to December 15, 2006, to Gwendolyne
Cressman, Research Center, Recherches sur le monde Anglophone; email:
gwencressman@free.fr. For additional information, visit the conference
call for papers: 

The Research Institute for Linguistics of the Hungarian Academy of 
Sciences, the Research Institute for Ethnic and National Minority
Studies, and the Faculty of Political and Legal Sciences of the
University of Pécs are organizing the 11th International Conference on
Minority Languages (ICML 11), entitled "Multilingualism, Citizenship and
the Future of Minority Languages: Ideologies and Practices of Linguistic
Difference in Europe", to be held from July 5-6, 2007 in Pécs, Hungary.
The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for discussion of the
current situation of linguistic minorities in Europe. The deadline for
colloquium proposals was September 30th, but proposals for individual
paper or poster presentations are still welcome. Submit 1-page (450w)
abstracts of paper or poster proposals to this email address:
icml11prop@nytud.hu prior to October 30, 2006. Additional information
about the event can be found on the conference website:

The 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Philosophy in the
Contemporary World is dedicated to the theme "Justice and Identity in a
Global Context". The event will be held at the Universidad Latina de
America, Morelia, Michoacan, Mexico, from July 19-24, 2007. Submissions
on global justice, the ethics of globalization, global wealth and
poverty, just war traditions, terrorism, humanitarian intervention,
international institutions, human rights and responsibilities, global
feminism and women's rights, cosmopolitanism and other subjects related
to the conference theme broadly conceived should be send electronically
prior to March 17, 2007. Questions should be sent to the program
committee co chairs: 1) Karen Bardsley, Morehead State University,
k.bardsley@morehead-st.edu, 2) José-Antonio Orosco, Oregon State 
University, joseph.orosco@oregonstate.edu

The 2nd International Conference on Language, Education and Diversity
(LED 2007) will be held November 21-24, 2007 at the University of
Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. The event will focus on language and
education, with a focus on addressing and accommodating diversity.
Within this focus, there will be specific streams on English language
education (TESL/TEFL), literacy education, bilingual/immersion
education, and language education and planning. Keynotes will include:
Suresh Canagarajah, Jim Cummins, Ofelia Garcia, Hilary Janks, Allan
Luke, Teresa McCarty and Bernard Spolsky. Proposals for papers,
colloquia and poster presentations should be sent prior to April 30,
2007, to: Paardekooper & Associates; tel: +64 4 568 4576; email:

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



Bloed, Arie & Rainer Hofmann & Joseph Marko (eds) (2006) European
Yearbook of Minority Issues, Volume 4 2004/2005 (Martinus Nijhoff)

Carey, Daniel (2006) Locke, Shaftesbury and Hutcheson: Contesting 
Diversity in the Enlightenment and Beyond (Cambridge UP) $84.15

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

Gilbert, Margaret (2006) A Theory of Political Obligation: Membership, 
Commitment and the Bonds of Society (Oxford UP) $55.00

Hannum, Hurst and Eileen Babbitt (eds) (2006) Negotiating 
Self-Determination (Palgrave) $24.95

Messina, Anthony & Gallya Lahav (eds) (2005) The Migration Reader: 
Exploring Politics and Policies (Lynne Reiner) $32.50

Norman, Wayne (2006) Negotiating Nationalism: Nation-Building,
Federalism and Secession in the Multinational State (Oxford UP) $85.00

O'Flynn, Ian (2006) Deliberative Democracy and Divided Societies 
(Edinburgh UP) $113.09

Papademetriou, Demetrios G. (ed) (2006) Europe and Its Immigrants in the 
21st Century: A New Deal or a Continuing Dialogue of the Deaf?
(Migration Policy Institute) $24.95

Primoratz, Igor & Aleksandar Pavkovic (eds) (2006) Identity, 
Self-determination and Secession (Ashgate) $89.95


Rudolph, Joseph (2006) Politics and Ethnicity: A Comparative Study 
(Palgrave) $26.95


Tastsoglou, Evangelia & Alexandra Z. Dobrowolsky (eds) (2006) Women, 
Migration and Citizenship: Making Local, National and Transitional 
Connections (Ashgate) $99.95

Torbisco Casals, Neus (2006) Group Rights as Human Rights: A Liberal 
Approach to Multiculturalism (Springer) $145.00

Journal Special Issues


A recent issue of European Journal of Cultural Studies contains several 
papers on culture and citizenship (Vol. 9, No. 3, August 2006). Articles 
by Joke Hermes, Peter Dahlgren, Nick Stevenson and Nick Couldry are 

A recent issue of Perspectives on Politics (a publication of the
American Political Science Association) contains a symposium on
immigration and national Identity (Vol. 4, No. 2, June 2006). Articles
by Gary Segura, Richard Alba and Susan Eckstein are included.

A special issue of Patterns of Prejudice is dedicated to the theme "The 
Cultural Politics of Multiculturalism" (Vol. 39, No. 4, December 2005). 
Articles by Cheryl Hudson, Kenan Malik, Alana Lentin and Jude Davis are 

The most recent issue of the Journal of International Migration and 
Integration focuses on "The Re-emergence of Religion in International 
Public Discourse" (vol. 6, #2, 2006). It is guest-edited by Paul
Bramadat and John Biles, and includes articles on the United Kingdom,
France, Germany and Canada.


Diaspora, Indigenous and Minority Education: An International Journal is
a new quarterly peer-reviewed journal focusing on critical discourse and
research on cultural sustainability in a world increasingly
consolidating around national, transnational, and global organizations.
Published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, this new publication will seek
to draw attention to worldwide initiatives in support of diaspora,
indigenous and minority education. The Editors are Zvi Bekerman and
Seonaigh MacPherson. 
For a free sample issue or further information, visit: 
http://www.leaonline.com/loi/dime, or contact the publisher at: Lawrence
Erlbaum Associates, Journal Subscription Department, 10 Industrial
Avenue, Mahwah, New Jersey, 07430-2262; tel: 1-800-926-6579; fax:
201-760-3735; email: journals@erlbaum.com



A call for papers has been issued for the inaugural issue of Diaspora, 
Indigenous and Minority Education: An International Journal (Vol. 1,
2007) (see announcement above under 'New Journals'). Contributor
instructions are posted at http://www.leaonline.com/loi/dime


A new website called Human Rights Tools provides four useful services
for human rights professionals. The first is a library of select WWW
resources for monitoring, advocacy, and research on protection of
detainees, human rights law, refugee law and humanitarian law. The
second is a series of resources for country analysis. The third is human
rights headlines updated daily. The fourth is a human rights newsletter.
These services are produced by an independent group of volunteers aiming
to promote the use of WWW information on human rights.

The "Symposium on Gender, Race and Philosophy" (SGRP) at MIT has posted
a new symposium focusing on Eamonn Callan's article "The Ethics of 
Assimilation" (Ethics 115: 3, April 2005), with commentaries by Lawrence 
Blum, Kathryn Gines, Lionel McPherson and Anna Stubblefield, and a 
response by Callan. See http://stellar.mit.edu/S/project/sgrp/

A report entitled "Migration and Religion in a Globalized World" was 
recently posted on the internet. The report reflects topics from a 
conference of the same title organized by the International Organization 
for Migration, held in Rabat, Morocco, on December 5-6, 2005. The event 
explored the role of religion in the migration process to assist policy 
makers to better understand the dynamics involved and their interaction. 


The European Academy of Bolzano (EURAC) has recently initiated an 
EU-funded project entitled "Human and Minority Rights in the Life Cycle
of Ethnic Conflicts" or MIRICO. It is a collaborative research effort
which will analyze the status that human and minority rights have in
various phases of ethnic conflicts, including reconstruction and
reconciliation. MIRICO is based in EURAC's Institute for Minority Rights
(IMR) and is organized by the IMR Director Joseph Marko of the
University of Graz. Collaborators include: University of Graz,
University of Frankfurt, University of Cologne, the Institute for Ethnic
Studies in Ljubljana, London School of Economics, University of Bath,
Belgrade Centre for Human Rights, University of Pristina, and the
University of Sarajevo. Additional 
information is posted on the MIRICO website: http://www.eurac.edu/mirico


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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 
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