MINELRES: Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter #46, October 2007 (excerpts)

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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 46, October 2007


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-sixth 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 11th Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Languages will take 
place October 26-28, 2007, at the University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur. 
The event will address the relationship between linguistic research and 
language maintenance and revitalization. For a conference program and 
travel information, visit:

The Social Capital Foundation (TSCF)'s annual conference will focus on 
"Ethnic Diversity and Social Capital". It will take place in Hawaii from 
November 15-19, 2007, and discuss conceptual and empirical links between 
social capital, social inclusion, ethnic diversity, migration and
minority integration, and social mobility.  For information, visit: 

The 3rd Global Conference on Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship will
be held from November 16-18, 2007 in Salzburg, Austria. The aim is to
explore developments and changes in the idea of pluralism and their
implications for processes of inclusion and citizenship. Papers,
workshops and presentations will be organized around themes such as:
challenging old concepts of citizen and alien; nations, fluid boundaries
and citizenship; institutions, organizations and social movements; media
and artistic representations; transnational political interlacing of
contemporary life; new concepts, and new forms of inclusion. For more
information, contact the conference organizers: Alejandro
Cervantes-Carson, Inter-Disciplinary.Net; Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain;
email: acc@inter-disciplinary.net and Rob Fisher,
Inter-Disciplinary.Net; Freeland, Oxfordshire; email:
Full details are found on this website: 

A conference on "Multiculturalism and the `War on Terror'" is being 
organized by the Research Centre on Immigration, Ethnicity and
Citizenship (CRIEC) at the University of Quebec in Montreal. Ghassan
Hage, director of the School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry,
University of Sydney (Australia) is the guest speaker for this event
held on Friday, November 23, 2007 at UQAM.  For details, contact:
criec@uqam.ca or visit: 

The Academy for Irish Cultural Heritages (AICH), University of Ulster, 
Magee, Derry/Londonderry Northern Ireland, and the Cultural Heritage 
Centre for Asia and the Pacific (CHCAP), Deakin University, Melbourne, 
Australia will host a two day workshop on November 30 and December 1, 
2007, on linkages between conserving cultural heritage, maintaining 
cultural diversity, defining and establishing cultural citizenship, and 
enforcing human rights. For more information, contact the conference 
organizers: Mairead Nic Craith (email: M.Niccraith@ulster.ac.uk),
William Logan (email: william.logan@deakin.edu.au), Michele Langfield


The 13th Annual World Convention of the Association for the Study of 
Nationalities (ASN) will be on the theme "Nation, Identity, Conflict,
and the State", and will be held at Columbia University on 10-12 April
2008. Proposals are due 1 November 2007, and should be sent to:
darel@uottawa.ca and darelasn@gmail.com. For more information, visit the
ASN website at: 

An interdisciplinary conference on the theme "Human Rights and the New 
Global Order" will be held from May 8-10, 2008 at the Kennedy School of 
Government, Harvard University. The event is part of a series entitled: 
"Priority in Practice", which seeks to bring philosophers, social 
scientists and practitioners together to consider theoretical and policy 
issues, focusing on the value of equality. Confirmed speakers include 
Martha Finnemore, Jane Stromseth, Jeremy Rabkin, Charles Beitz, Joshua 
Cohen and Eric Posner. For further information, contact Mathias Risse, 
Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, email: 

The British Association for Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES) 
will host an event on "Integration in Eastern European Societies: 
Minorities between Nation-States and Europe" at Fitzwilliam College, 
Cambridge University UK, from May 29-31, 2008. Recent studies of ethnic 
minorities in Eastern Europe have emphasized nationalizing policies, 
external homelands, and effects of EU-enlargement on relations between 
majorities and minorities. This event will address efforts toward the 
integration of national minorities. For more details, contact: Malte 
Brosig, University of Portsmouth (email: malte_brosig@hotmail.com) or 
Timofey Agarin, University of Aberdeen (email: t.agarin@abdn.ac.uk). For 
further details, visit: http://www.basees.org.uk/conference.html

The Halbert Centre for Canadian Studies at the Hebrew University of 
Jerusalem and the Israel Association for Canadian Studies are sponsoring 
the 12th Biennial Jerusalem Conference in Canadian Studies, from June 
16-19, 2008, on the theme "Responding to the Challenge of Diversity: 
Canada, Israel and Beyond". Potential contributors should send a
250-350w abstract (in English or French) before January 15, 2008. 
For details, contact the conference secretariat by email:
or phone: 972-2-5881344 or 972-2-5883367 
Full details are posted on the following website: 


The 58th Political Studies Association (PSA)'s annual conference is 
dedicated to the theme: "Democracy, Governance and Conflict: Dilemmas of 
Theory and Practice", from April 1-3, 2008, at Swansea University.
Hosted by the Department of Politics and International Relations at the
Swansea University, this will be the largest UK gathering of researchers
in politics and international relations. For more information, go to: 
http://www.psa.ac.uk/2008/ or contact: J. Bradbury; email: 


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


Balloch, Susan & Michael Hill (eds) Care, Community and Citizenship 
(Policy Press) $39.95

Baubock, Rainer et. al. (eds) (2007) Citizenship Policies in the New 
Europe (Amsterdam University Press) $47.75

Ben-Porath, Sigal (2006) Citizenship Under Fire: Democratic Education in 
Times of Conflict (Princeton UP) $32.95

Bonney, Richard & DJB Trim (eds) (2007) The Development of Pluralism in 
Modern Britain and France (Peter Lang) $83.95

Castiglione, Dario & C. Longman (eds) (2007) The Language Question in 
Europe and Diverse Societies: Political, Legal and Social Perspectives 
(Hart Publications) $44.00

Chae, Youngsuk (2007) Politicizing Asian American Literature: Towards a 
Critical Multiculturalism (Routledge) $59.85

Council of Europe (2007) National Minority Standards: A Compilation of 
OSCE and Council of Europe Texts (Council of Europe Publishing) $38.00

Das Gupta, Monisha (2006) Unruly Immigrants: Rights, Activism, and 
Transnational South Asian Politics in the United States (Duke University 
Press) $22.95


Goodale, Mark & Sally Engle Merry (eds) (2007) The Practice of Human 
Rights: Tracking Law Between the Global and the Local (Cambridge UP) 


Kamari, Maxine Clarke & Deborah Thomas (eds) (2006) Globalization and
Race (Duke University Press) $23.95


Klienschmidt, Harald (2006) Migration, Regional Integration and Human 
Security (Ashgate) $99.95

Koenig, Mathias & Paul de Guchteneire (eds) (2007) Democracy and Human 
Rights in Multicultural Societies (Ashgate) $49.95

Kymlicka, Will (2007) Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New 
International Politics of Diversity (Oxford UP) $35.00

Laden, Anthony Simon & David Owen (eds) (2007) Multiculturalism and 
Political Theory (Cambridge UP) $32.99

Lambert, Helene (2007) The Position of Aliens in Relation to the
European Convention on Human Rights (Council of Europe) $20.00

Modood, Tariq (2007) Multiculturalism (Polity) $19.95

Neill, William & Hanns-Uve Schwedler (eds) (2007) Integration and
Cultural Inclusion in the European City (Palgrave) $95.00

Nicolae, Valeriu & Hannah Slavik (2007) Roma Diplomacy (International 
Debate Education Association) $17.13

O'Nions, Helen (2007) Minority Rights Protection in International Law:
The Roma of Europe (Ashgate) $99.95

Ossman, Susan (2007) Places We Share: Migration, Subjectivity and Global 
Mobility (Lexington Books) $31.95

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

Sales, Rosemary (2007) Understanding Immigration and Refugee Policy: 
Contradictions and Continuities (Policy Press) $34.94

Saunders, Barbara & David Haljan (2007) Whither Multiculturalism (Leuven 
UP) $37.80

Shah, Prakash & Werner Menski (2006) Migration, Diasporas and Legal 
Systems in Europe (Routledge) $169.95

Skirbekk, Sigurd (2005) Dysfunctional Culture: The Inadequacy of
Cultural Liberalism as a Guide to Major Challenges of the 21st Century
(University Press of America) $33.00

Song, Sarah (2007) Justice, Gender, and the Politics of Multiculturalism 
(Cambridge UP) $27.99


Sullivan, William and Will Kymlicka (eds) (2007) The Globalization of 
Ethics: Religious and Secular Perspectives (Cambridge UP) $27.99

Turner, Dale (2006) This is not a Peace Pipe: Towards a Critical 
Indigenous Philosophy (University of Toronto Press) $25.60

Wolff, Stephan (2007) Ethnic Conflict: a Global Perspective (Oxford UP) 

Wong, Carolyn (2006) Lobbying for Inclusion: Rights Politics and the 
Making of Immigration Policy (Stanford University Press) $47.50

Wrench, John (2007) Diversity Management and Discrimination (Ashgate) 

Journal Special Issues


A special issue of Ethnopolitics (Vol. 6, No. 2, 2007) is on the theme 
"Governance in Ethnically Divided Cities". Guest-edited by Sherill 
Stroschein, the issue includes articles focusing on ethnically divided 
cities in Bosnia, Kyrgyzstan, Iraq, Israel, and elsewhere.

The journal Culture and Religion contains a symposium on
Multiculturalism and Ethnic Pluralism (Vol. 8, No. 2, 2007). Articles by
R. Ibrahim, Z. Ahmad, M. Nye, M. McKerl and C. Allen are included.

A special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies (Vol. 30, No. 4, 2007) 
explores the theme "Racist Futures". Articles by John Stone and Polly 
Rizova, Robert Carter, Richard Tutton, Jo Goodey, Sara Ahmed, Ronit 
Lentin, Max Silverman, and Barnor Hesse are included. Ian Law & S.
Sayyid are the guest editors.

The special focus section contained in the latest Journal on
Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe is dedicated to the theme
"Equal Opportunities for National Minorities: Theory and Practice"
(Volume 6, Issue 1, 2007). Articles by Gabriel von Toggenburg, Eben
Ulrike Schmidt, Jonathan Wheatley and Adrian Zeqiri are included.
Articles are downloadable from the JEMIE website: 


A recent issue of the journal Canadian Ethnic Studies contains a
symposium on Canadian official multiculturalism (Vol. 38, No. 3, 2006).
Articles primarily explore regional perceptions of Canadian
multiculturalism and multiculturalism as an investment in social

A recent issue of Ethique Publique (vol. 9, no. 1, spring 2007) focuses
on managing cultural and religious diversity and the debate around 
"reasonable accommodations".  Articles by D. Weinstock, W. Kymlicka, T. 
Modood, A. Lecours, F. Rocher, M. Mc Andrew, B. Fleury, J-C Icart, and
M. Labelle, are included.


Papers are now being accepted for a special issue of Patterns of
Prejudice dedicated to prejudice against Muslims (July 2009). The issue
will concentrate on contemporary issues, but also attempt to locate them
in their historical context, particularly the medieval and colonial
Abstracts (of up to 300w) and enquiries should be sent to this issue's
special editor Maleiha Malik, School of Law, King's College, The Strand,
London, WC2R 2LS; email: maleiha.malik@kcl.ac.uk; or, to Barbara
Rosenbaum, Patterns of Prejudice, PO Box 52456, London NW3 9BE; email:


The biennial Essays in Philosophy will dedicate an upcoming issue to 
"Human Rights" (Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2008). The issue will seek to
examine the numerous philosophically controversial practical,
substantive, and theoretical issues related to human rights. Example
topics include: the nature and scope of human rights; implementation and
enforcement; and justification & criticism. Submissions should be sent
prior to March 1, 2008 to the issue editor: David Heise, Humboldt State
University; email: mfg1@humboldt.edu Information can be found at the
following website: 

The editors of a future volume entitled: "Holocaust Education in Central 
and Eastern Europe: International Pressure, National Policies, and 
Classroom Practice" are welcoming chapter proposals from a wide range of 
theoretical and methodological perspectives on Holocaust education in 
post-socialist Europe. Proposals of roughly 500w should be sent to both 
editors as soon as possible: Doyle Stevick, University of South
Carolina, email: stevick@gwm.sc.edu; and Deborah Michaels, University of
Michigan, email: deborka@umich.edu

Contributions are invited for a special issue of Theoria dedicated to
the political, social and economic implications of race. Contributors
are encouraged to reflect on the changing nature of race in the modern
world, and on the major theories and theorists that influence both how
race is understood and explained and how it impacts upon political,
social and economic life. In what ways does race remain an organizing
principle of social and political control and identity management? How
have the interrelationships between race, class and gender altered over
the past twenty years, in both global and general terms and in
particular cases and contexts? Contributions from across the social
sciences and humanities are welcome. The submission deadline is December
1, 2008. For more information, contact Roger Deacon, Managing Editor:
THEORIA, deacon@ukzn.ac.za or visit the Theoria website: 



Two H-net Discussion Groups may be useful to readers. The first is 
H-Nationalism, a cross-disciplinary forum for those with interests in 
nationalism, encompassing theory, methodology, history, and case
The second is H-Ethnic, which encourages exchange of bibliographic and 
pedagogical materials concerning the study of ethnic history,
and emigration. 


The Peace and Collaborative Development Networking website is a 
professional networking site designed to encourage interaction between 
individuals & organizations involved in development, peace, human
rights, and conflict resolution worldwide. 

The European Commission on Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) has made 
available proceedings of its expert seminar on "Combating racism while 
respecting freedom of expression", held November 16-17, 2006 in 
Strasbourg. The aim of the seminar was to examine how to combat racism 
while respecting freedom of expression in multicultural societies, and
to decide which legal and policy measures are most appropriate to
achieve consistency with existing human rights standards. The documents
are posted on the ECRI website. 

MIRICO is a project of The European Academy Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC) that 
focuses on: "Human and Minority Rights in the Life-Cycle of Ethnic 
Conflicts".  The goal is to analyze the status of human and minority 
rights throughout the phases of ethnic conflict, including
re-construction and reconciliation. On the website below, MIRICO
publishes a newsletter, country-specific reports, and other research

The Web-Watch of the international Observatory on Racism and 
Discriminations (Veille de l'Observatoire international sur le racisme
et les discrimination) is a monthly bulletin compiling information on
new reports and studies produced by governments and international
organizations, as well as Canadian and international NGOs. It highlights
research on discrimination, particularly racism, and issues that affect
racialized minorities, immigrants, refugees and Aboriginal people.
Although written in French, a substantial number of the reports
mentioned are in English.  This Web-Watch is a complementary tool for
those doing research on issues of citizenship, immigration and
antiracism, providing valuable information produced by non-academic
sources. The Web-Watch is sent out by e-mail to organisations and
individuals who subscribe (to subcribe: criec@uqam.ca).  Past issues can
be consulted on the Observatoire's website: 





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