MINELRES: Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity newsletter #48, March 2008

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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy

No. 48, March 2008


1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. New Journal
5. Call for Papers
6. Internet Resources
7. 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-eighth 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 Wayne State University Center for the Study of Citizenship 5th
Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies will focus on the topic: “The
Boundaries of Citizenship”. The event will be held at the McGregor
Conference Center in Detroit, Michigan, from March 27-29. The goal is to
explore physical and conceptual boundaries that shape the recognition
and exercise of citizenship. Plenary speakers will include: Frank H. Wu,
Dean, Wayne State University; Michael Hardt, Duke University; Linda
Bosniak, Rutgers University School of Law, and Sherman Jackson,
University of Michigan. For the conference program and other key
conference information, go to:

The theme of this year’s Montreal Political Theory Workshop is
“Cosmopolitan Duties and Domestic Consequences: The Case of
Immigration”, to be held on April 18, 2008, at McGill University, in
Montreal, Canada. Speakers include Joseph Carens, Patti Lenard,
Christine Straehle and Shelley Wilcox. For more information, contact:

The Centre for Excellence in Research on Immigration and Settlement
(CERIS) is hosting a graduate student conference on “Rethinking the
Mosaic: Immigration, Settlement, and the Lived Experience”, to be held
on April 17th and 18th, 2008 at York University, in Toronto, Canada. For
more information, visit the CERIS website at:

The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Holguin, Cuba, along with
the Department of French Studies at the University of Western Ontario,
is organizing its 2nd International Seminar on Canadian Studies on the
topic: “Canada: Education, Identity and Culture”. The Seminar will take
place from April 23-25, 2008 at the University of Holguin, Cuba, in
conjunction with the Sixth International Conference on Foreign
Languages, Communication and Culture (WEFLA 2008). For more information,
contact Dr. Rebecca Coulter by email at coulter@uwo.ca or by tel:
519-661-2111, ext. 88603; or look for the link on the WELFA website:

The Centre for Research in Ethics at the University of Montreal (CREUM),
in collaboration with McGill University is organizing an international
conference entitled: "Liberal Neutrality: A Re-evaluation" from May 1-3,
2008, at McGill University. Speakers will include Anthony Appiah, Arash
Abizadeh, Charles Larmore, Jacob Levy, Stephen Macedo, Colin Macleod,
Christopher Lowry, Andrew Lister Alan Patten, Christine Sypnowich, and
Daniel Weinstock. The event is open to the general public, with no
registration required. Information and a conference poster can be found
on the following website:

Under the auspices of the European Year of Intercultural Dialogue, a
conference entitled “Intercultural Cities” will be held in Liverpool,
U.K., from May 1-3, 2008. The event will look at migration, diversity
and urban life from the perspectives of co-operation and harmony. The
conference is being organized with the support of the European
Commission and the Council of Europe. Speakers will include Ilda Curti,
Saskia Sassen, Gregg Pascal Zachary, Leonie Sandercock, Bhikhu Parekh,
and Keith Khan. Details can be found at http://inter.culture.info/icc
For inquiries, contact the conference office by tel: 0161 245 3235 or
email: info@euclid.info. For further information about the Intercultural
Cities programme, visit the website:

The “Global Studies Conference” will be held at the University of
Illinois, Chicago, May 16-18, 2008. The event will include paper,
workshop and colloquium presentations by practitioners, teachers and
researchers. The goal is to address issues related to globalization,
focusing on the role of the United States. For more information,
contact: Nederveen Pieterse, Department of Sociology, University of
Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Details of the Conference, with extensive
information, can be found at the conference website:

A workshop entitled “Writing New Histories of Indigeneity and
Imperialism” organized by Adele Perry, will take place at the University
of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, from May 21-23, 2008. The aim is to give
budding scholars an opportunity to collaborate with others working in
the field. Participants will be asked to provide a 15-25p research paper
and/or chapter prior to their workshop, to be circulated among workshop
participants. For further details, contact: Adele Perry or Mary Jane
McCallum by email at: newhistories@hotmail.com For more information,
visit the following website (in pdf format):

The International Centre for Education for Democratic Citizenship
(ICEDC) at the University of London is holding a conference on “Civil
Society, Democracy and Education”, to be held on 14 June 2008, at
Birkbeck College, University of London. The conference will focus on the
role of education in building civil society, and the contributions of
civil society organizations to education. The conference organizers
welcome proposals for presentations from both academics and
practitioners: the presentations can be in the form of academic
research, case studies, and reports of projects. Abstracts of 200 words
or less should be sent by April 7 to Dr. Diwa Kiwan at d.kiwan@bbk.ac.uk

A Youth Research Seminar on Intercultural Dialogue is being organized by
the International Caucasus Foundation on Minority Issues on 15-16 June
2008, in Baku, Azerbaijan. Among the main themes of this seminar are:
concepts and functions of intercultural dialogue; roles of intercultural
dialogue in youth work today; understandings of the role of culture in
intercultural learning; intercultural dialogue in youth training.
Applicants should submit a completed application form; a 500w abstract
in either English or Russian explaining the proposed contribution; and a
CV (no more than 2p) by April 24, 2008 to the following e-mail address:
icfmi@azeronline.com. The seminar will be held in the International
Youth Center “Gyanjlik”, board and lodging provided, and travel costs
reimbursed. For further information, contact:Nadir Kamaladdinov; tel:
+99450 3288326; fax: +99412 5683839; e-mail:

The 8th International Conference on Diversity in Organizations,
Communities and Nations will take place from June 17-20, 2008 in
Montreal, Quebec. This annual event brings together scholarly,
governmental and practice-oriented participants with interests in issues
of diversity and community to examine the notion of diversity as a
positive aspect of global society. Presenters will be given the option
to submit completed papers for publication in the International Journal
of Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations. Speakers will
include Susan Bridges, University of Hong Kong; Jock Collins, University
Technology, Sydney, Australia; and Brendan O'Leary, University of
Pennsylvania. The deadline for submission of short abstracts is March
31, 2008. Proposals are reviewed by two weeks after submission. Full
details of the Conference, including an online proposal submission form,
are posted at: http://www.Diversity-Conference.com

A conference entitled “Transnational Ethnic Communities: the Cases of
Croatia, Israel, the Netherlands and Slovenia” will take place in
Ljubljana, Slovenia, from June 21-22, 2008, organized by the Institute
of Ethnic Studies, Ljubljana. A major topic will be the way contemporary
nation-states manage relationships with their ethnic diasporas. The
language of the conference will be English. The deadline for submissions
has been extended to April 30, 2008. For more information, contact:
barbara.kejzar@guest.arnes.si or visit the following website:

The second biennial conference of the International Global Ethics
Association will take place from June 26-28, 2008, around the theme
"Questioning Cosmopolitanism". Hosted by the Faculty of Arts, Deakin
University, Melbourne,

Australia, the event will explore ethical relationships that connect
compatriots, co-religionists, demographic identity groups, generational
groups, and genders, and examine how they challenge the cosmopolitan
notion that the moral standing of human beings is equal. For more
information about attending this event, go to: 

An interdisciplinary conference on "Nationalism and Human Rights" is
being organized by the IPSA Human Rights Research Committee, the Human
Rights Law Research Center, Istanbul Bilgi University Istanbul (Turkey),
from June 27-29, 2008. The event will consider the overlapping histories
of the rise of nationalism and international recognition of human
rights. All presentations will be in English. For further details,
contact: Fusun Turkmen, Galatasaray University, Faculty of Economics and
Administrative Sciences Department of International Relations, Ciragan
Cad. No. 36, 34357 Ortakoy/Istanbul, Turkey; email: fturkmen@gsu.edu.tr 

The Human Rights Office of the Basque Government is organizing its 3rd
International Congress on Human Rights, on the theme “Democratic
Management of Cultural and National Diversity”, to be held in Bilbao,
Spain on July 10-13, 2008. Keynote speakers include Saskia Sassen, Alain
Touraine, Alain Renault, Nadia Urbaniti, Ferran Requejo, Will Kymlicka
and others. For more information, check the conference website at

A conference on “Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging” will take
place from Sept 3 -6, 2008 at Mansfield College, Oxford. The
multi-disciplinary event will seek to understand the place of culture in
the construction of identity, and assess the larger context of major
world transformations, such as migration and massive movements of people
around the globe. Inquiries should be sent by email to the joint
organizing chairs: Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
(acc@inter-disciplinary.net) and Rob Fisher
(mcb2@inter-disciplinary.net). The deadline for paper submission is
April 18. Further details are posted on the conference website: 

A conference on “Rethinking Ethnicity and Ethnic Strife:
Multidisciplinary Perspectives” will be hosted by the Central European
University, Cornell University, and the University of Michigan, in
Budapest, from September 25-27, 2008. The event is being organized by
Ravi Kanbur, Prem Kumar Rajaram, and Ashutosh Varshney. Submissions of
completed papers or substantial 5-7p abstracts are welcome on any of the
following suggested topics: emergence and transformation of identity;
globalization, ethnicity and ethnic strife; ethnicity and public goods;
factors promoting, or dampening, ethnic violence; ethnic strife and
identity formation. Send submissions and inquiries by email to:
Krisztina Bradeanu (bradeanuk@ceu.hu) by April 15.   

The 12th biennial conference of the International Society for Justice
Research will take place in Adelaide, Australia, from August 14-17,
2008, on the theme: “Justice in a Diverse Society". The conference will
feature keynote addresses by John Braithwaite (ANU), Timur Kuran (Duke
University) and Aileen Moreton-Robinson (Queensland University of
Technology), as well as a presidential address by Linda Skitka
(University of Illinois at Chicago). For more information, visit  the
following website:  http://socsci.flinders.edu.au/isjr/home.php or
contact: Michael Wenzel, ISJR 2008 Conference Chair, School of
Psychology, Flinders University, GPO Box 2100, Adelaide SA, 5001,
AUSTRALIA; email: isjr@flinders.edu.au  

The University of Aarhus is hosting a conference on “Understanding
Conflicts - Cross-Cultural Perspectives”, to be held on August 19-23,
2008, in Aarhus, Denmark. It will be an international, interdisciplinary
research conference on the diversity of conceptions and cultural images
of conflicts. This event is the first of a series of large international
interdisciplinary meetings that will bring together researchers from
different cultural background working on the analysis and transformation
of conflicts due to cultural, ethnic, and religious diversity. Invited
speakers are leading international figures in conflict research,
sociology, political science, anthropology, psychology, philosophy,
sociology, the history of ideas, theology, and religious studies. For
more information, visit the conference website: 
http://www.understandingconflicts.net, or contact Johanna Seibt

A conference on “Values and Diversity: Culture, Religion and the Law in
Contemporary Europe” will take place from August 26-29, 2008 at the
University of West Bohemia in Pilsen, Czech Republic. The event will
explore the possibility that individuals or groups should be entitled to
exemption from the law on the basis of ethical or religious beliefs. To
what extent should public institutions, public services and the public
sphere in general treat citizens differently according to such beliefs?
Should we seek consistency in the ways different countries tackle such
issues? What values should underpin the negotiation of cultural
diversity in 21st century Europe? Keynote speakers will include: Richard
Bellamy (UCL), Anna Elisabetta Galeotti (Universita del Piemonte
Orientale, Vercelli), and Glyn Morgan (Harvard University). The
conference language will be English. For further information, contact
co-organizers: Lenka Strnadova or Gideon Calder at the conference email
address: euroethos_conference@kap.zcu.cz or visit the conference
website: http://www.kap.zcu.cz/euroethos/ 

>From October 8-11th, 2008 a conference entitled “E Pluribus Unum? —
Ethnic Identities in Processes of Transnational Integration in the
Americas” will be hosted by the Inter-American Research Group at the
Bielefeld Center for Interdisciplinary Research, as the inaugural
conference of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF) at
Bielefeld University, Germany. In the context of transnational
integration in the Americas, the conference will seek to contribute to
research on key factors in identity politics, for example; the changing
semantics of ethnicity; and cultural practices of identity construction.
Individuals interested in presenting should send a one-page proposal for
a 30 min paper, before April 30th, to Trixi Valentin
(Trixi.Valentin@uni.bielefeld.de). For other inquiries, contact: Daniela
Opitz (daniela.opitz@uni-bielefeld.de) or Astrid Haas
(astrid.haas@uni-bielefeld.de); tel: +49 521 106-2781. The call for
papers is posted on this brief conference website: 

The Finnish Society for the Study of Ethnic Relations and International
Migration (ETMU) and The Finnish Youth Research Society are organizing a
conference entitled “Generations in flux: International
interdisciplinary conference on ethnicity, integration and family ties”,
to be held in Helsinki Finland on October 23-24, 2008. There is a
growing interest in migration, integration, multiculturalism and
transnationalism. However, relatively little attention has been paid to
age, family and intergenerational aspects. The conference offers an
interdisciplinary forum for dialogue and exchange of diverse theoretical
and empirical traditions on questions of age, life course, identity and
migration. The conference’s main objective is to discuss social and
psychological processes, and forms of culture in generational encounters
related to migration and new patterns of transmission of "the old to the
new". The language of the conference is English. For more information,
visit the website:
http://www.nuorisotutkimusseura.fi/sivu.php?artikkeli_id=685 or contact

The Ethnicity and Democratic Governance (EDG) project is organizing a
workshop on the theme “The Secular State and Religious Diversity”, to be
held in Ottawa, Canada in November 2008. Religious diversity is a
dimension of ethnic diversity that has yet to receive due attention,
despite the high cost of failure to accommodate religious diversity.
This is partly due to a common assumption that modern societies will
become secular, as different cultures converge in a neutral liberal
democratic world-system. This workshop will examine whether mechanisms
used to manage religious pluralism in contemporary societies are tools
to reproduce western secular models of governance, insensitive to local
knowledge. Is the secular state an ‘oppressive form of state”? The
workshop will take place at the University of Ottawa in November 2008.
Papers presented at the workshop will be assembled for publication in a
collected volume. Those interested in participating should send a short
statement outlining the theme of the proposed paper to: Andre Laliberte
(alaliber@uottawa.ca) and Rajeev Bhargava (rbhargav@vsnl.com).
Additional information is available on the EDG website

The Association of Canadian Studies will hold its annual conference in
Quebec City, from October 24-25th, 2008, on the theme “Canadian
Dialogue: The State of Relations between Canada’s Communities”.
Presentations will explore the following topics: successes and failures
in dialogue across communities and nations within and outside of Canada;
successes and failures in combating racism and discrimination through
dialogue; examples of how dialogue serves to enhance Canadians’
knowledge about diversity in Canada; the Canadian challenge of
peace-keeping and bridge-building overseas. Abstracts of no more than
150 words should be submitted by April 15th, 2008 to James Ondrick
(email: james.ondrick@acs-aec.ca). For further information, visit the
following website:  http://www.h-net.org/announce/show.cgi?ID=159896.

“The Epistemology of Liberal Democracy: Free Speech, Disagreement and
Common Belief” is a conference being organized at the University of
Copenhagen from November 20-21, 2008. Among the most important and
cherished features of liberal democracy is the value placed on freedom
of speech and inquiry. The aim of this conference is to foster new,
cross-disciplinary research relating to the epistemological questions
raised by liberal democracy. Questions will include: what are the
epistemological features of free speech and free inquiry? Under what
conditions will free speech and free inquiry promote truth and justified
belief? How should one alter one’s beliefs in the light of disagreement?
Under what circumstances will voting be truth-conducive? What are
reasonable ways to aggregate different factual judgments? Speakers will
include: Alvin Goldman (Rutgers), Erik Olsson (Lund), Christian List
(LSE), Duncan Pritchard (Edinburgh), Igor Douven (Louvan), Klemens
Kappel (Copenhagen), Jesper Kallestrup (Edinburgh), Wlodek Rabinowicz
(Lund) and Sandy Goldberg (Northwestern). Abstracts (no more than 1000w)
for papers on any topic relevant to the conference theme should be sent
electronically to the organizing committee at: csec08_mef@hum.ku.dk
Details will be announced soon at the conference website
http://www.mef.ku.dk/csec/. For further information, contact Klemens
Kappel (kappel@hum.ku.dk).

The Leverhulme Programme on Migration and Citizenship, coordinated by
Bristol University's Centre for the Study of Ethnicity and Citizenship
and University College London’s Migration Research Unit, is organizing a
conference on “Post-Immigration Minorities, Religion and National
Identities” on 14-15 November, 2008 in Bristol. Themes will include
Ethnic Enclaves and Economic Integration; Social Capital, Gender and
Differential Educational and Economic Outcomes; National Identity,
Citizenship and Religious 'Difference'; and Majoritarian Identities and
Resentment of Multiculturalism. Keynote speakers will address issues in
relation to contemporary issues on minority ethnicity, religion,
integration and national identity, and include Zygmunt Bauman, Craig
Calhoun, Nilufer Gole, Reina Lewis, and Bhikhu Parekh. Scholars from all
relevant disciplines are invited to submit papers for this conference
that complement the above themes and topics. Please send your abstract
(no more than 250 words) to Sara Tonge sara.tonge@bristol.ac.uk.
Deadline for submissions: 9 May 2008. Further details of the Programme
can be found at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sociology/leverhulme

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


Arzoz, X. (ed) (2008) Respecting Linguistic Diversity in the European
(John Benjamins) $142.00.

Coleman, John A. (ed) (2007) Christian Political Ethics (Princeton UP)

Dewhurst Lewis, Mary (2007) The Boundaries of the Republic: Migrant
Rights and the Limits of Universalism in France, 1918-1940 (Stanford UP)

Estlund, David M (2007) Democratic Authority: A Philosophical Framework
(Princeton UP) $29.95  

Ferreira da Silva, Denise (2007) Toward a Global Idea of Race
(University of Minneapolis Press) $25.00  

Greenwalt, Kent (2007) Does God Belong in Public Schools? (Princeton UP)

Halley, Janet (2008) Split Decisions: How and Why to Take a Break from
Feminism (Princeton UP) $22.95   

Hirschman, Nancy (2007) Gender, Class and Freedom in Modern Political
Theory (Princeton UP) $18.95  

Huber, Josef & Ira Harkavy (2008) Higher Education and Democratic
Culture: Citizenship, Human Rights and Civic Responsibility (Council of
Europe) $29.00

Johnston, Steven (2007) The Truth About Patriotism (Duke UP) $22.95   

Kahn, Paul W. (2008) Putting Liberalism in its Place (Princeton UP)

Keller, Simon (2007) The Limits of Loyalty (Cambridge UP) $85.00    

Kraus, Peter A. (2008) A Union of Diversity: Language, Identity and
Polity-Building in Europe (Cambridge UP) $34.99  

Kundnani, Arun (2007) The End of Tolerance: Racism in 21st Century
Britain (Pluto) $26.95  

Lovell, Terry (2008) (Mis)recognition, Inequality and Social Justice:
Nancy Fraser and Pierre Bourdieu (Routledge) $36.00  

MacMullen, Ian (2007) Faith in Schools? Autonomy, Citizenship, and
Religious Education in the Liberal State (Princeton UP) $35.00  

Muller, Jan-Werner (2007) Constitutional Patriotism (Princeton UP)

Sabbagh, Daniel (2007) Equality and Transparency: A Strategic
Perspective on Affirmative Action in American Law (Palgrave) $75.00

Shaw, Jo (2007) The Transformation of Citizenship in the European Union:
Electoral Rights and Restructuring the Political Space (Cambridge UP)

Spiro, Peter J. (2007) Beyond Citizenship: American Identity after
Globalization (Oxford UP) $29.95   

Surian, Alessio (2008) Diversity Youth Forum Report (Council of Europe)

Titley, Gavan & Alana Lentin (2008) The Politics of Diversity in Europe
(Council of Europe) $38.00 

Verstichel, Annelies et al (eds) (2008) The Framework Convention for the
Protection of National Minorities A Useful Pan-European Instrument?

Wade, Peter (ed) (2007) Race, Ethnicity and Nation: Perspectives from
Kinship and Genetics (Berghan) $74.10  

Walzer, Michael (ed) (2006) Law, Politics, and Morality in Judaism
(Princeton UP) $19.95  

Weller, Marc (2008) Universal Minority Rights: A Commentary on the
Jurisprudence of International Courts and Treaty Bodies (Oxford UP)

Williams, Melissa & Jeremy Waldron (eds) (2008) Toleration and its
Limits: Nomos 48 (NYU Press, 2008) $60.00  

Wolff, Stefan & Marc Weller (eds) (2008) Institutions for the Management
of Ethnopolitical Conflict in Eastern and Central Europe (Council of
Europe) $45.00  

Journal Special Issues

A special issue of the British Journal of Religious Education is
dedicated to the theme ”Religion, Human Rights, and Citizenship” (Vol.
30, No. 2, 2008). An editorial by Liam Gearon is followed by articles by
Charlene Tan, Elana Maryles Sztokman, and R. J. K. Freathy.

A recent issue of Political Studies contains a symposium on ”Civic
Engagement and Civic Attitudes in Cross-National Perspective” (Vol. 56,
No. 1, March 2008). A symposium introduction by Dietlind Stolle & Marc
Morje Howard is followed by articles by Marc Morje Howard & Leah
Gilbert, Russell J. Dalton, Natalia Letki, Aviezer Tucker, and Cara

A special issue on “The Common School and the Comprehensive Ideal” was
published the Journal of Philosophy of Education (Vol. 41, No. 4,
November 2007). A defense of the common school by Richard Pring is
followed by a series of essays on the relationship between the common
school, citizenship education, and diversity. The guest editors are:
Mark Halstead & Graham Haydon, and the special issue is dedicated to
Terence H. McLaughlin. Articles by Rob Reich, Kenneth Strike, Kevin
McDonough, Mary Healy, Robin Bowen, Harry Brighouse, Walter Feinberg,
Lorella Terzi, Meira Levinson Dianne Gereluk, David Carr and Kevin
Williams and others are included. 


The Equal Rights Trust has published the first issue of The Equal Rights
Review (ERR), an interdisciplinary biannual intended as a forum for the
exchange of legal, philosophical, sociological and other ideas and
practical insights from progressive movements promoting equality. Its
special focus will be on the complex and complementary relationship
between the different forms of discrimination and on developing
strategies for translating the principles of equality into practice. ERR
will be useful to national and regional experts, students, policy makers
and practitioners. It will contain innovative theoretic articles, legal
commentary, policy oriented analysis and advocacy reports. The journal
is available in print as well as online. To see The Equal Rights Review,
Volume One please click here:


Peace Review, a quarterly, multidisciplinary, transnational journal of
research and analysis from Routledge/Taylor & Francis, welcomes
contributions and policy analyses for a special issue addressing
contested notions of citizenship. This special issue will explore
political, social, and cultural struggles over the boundaries and
substance of citizenship, both historically and in the contemporary
world. Published essays are relatively short (2500-3500w), and are
intended for a wide audience. Contributions on cultural and political
issues surrounding conflicts between nations and peoples are especially

Essays should be sent to: Kerry Donoghue (Managing Editor), @ Peace
Review, University of San Francisco, 2130 Fulton Street, San Francisco,
CA 94117-1080, USA; or via email:  peacereview@usfca.edu Essays should
be received by April 15, and should be formatted according to the
submission guidelines found at this website: 


H-Citizenship is a new discussion network on citizenship studies on the
H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online network. H-Citizenship aims
to promote interdisciplinary intellectual exchange about citizenship
within the global community of scholars, students, political, community
and business leaders, and the wider public. In particular, H-Citizenship
encourages analysis of the relationship between citizens and the
political, social, economic, and cultural communities of which they are
a part. Toward these ends, H-Citizenship will foster the study of
citizenship as an interdisciplinary academic field and establish a forum
to stimulate and shape public discourse about citizenship. H-Citizenship
is sponsored by the Center for the Study of Citizenship,
http://www.clas.wayne.edu/unit-inner.asp?WebPageID=1202; the Editors are
Matthew Davis and Aaron Retish. To join H-Citizenship, or to check out
the resources list and logs, visit the website: 

Ethics Etc is a weblog forum for the discussion of contemporary
philosophical issues in normative ethics, metaethics, moral
epistemology, moral psychology, applied ethics, social and political
philosophy, law, and related areas. Recently Ethics Etc. has hosted an
on-line reading group on Anthony Appiah’s book Experiments in Ethics,
with extensive commentary.  


Birkbeck College at the University of London has just established a new
graduate programme in Citizenship Studies, commencing October 2008. It
will offer an MSc, postgraduate diploma, and postgraduate certificate,
and is intended for those involved or wishing to be involved in the
interdisciplinary field of citizenship in the domains of theory,
research, policy and practice. A special focus of the programme will be
issues of inclusive citizenship, especially with respect to ethnic and
religious diversity. For more information about the programme, including
fees and how to apply, contact Carly Guest, Executive Office, at

In 2008, the Central European University (CEU) Summer University offers
sixteen courses targeted primarily at graduate students, junior or
post-doctoral researchers, teachers and professionals. The websites
below contain up-to-date information about each course and provide
instructions for the on-line application procedure. Amongst the relevant
courses are ones on “Religion and Politics” and on “The Politics of
Belonging”. http://www.sun.ceu.hu/courses  http://www.sun.ceu.hu/apply

The Netherlands School for Research in Practical Philosophy and the
Center for Ethics, Social and Political Philosophy (Leuven) will host a
summer school on “Pluralism and Moral Disagreement” from August 24-28,
2008 at Irish College, Leuven, Belgium. The course will be of interest
to PhD students working on ethical theory and meta-ethics; social and
political philosophy; political theory; legal philosophy; and other
areas of practical philosophy. To obtain more information, or to apply,
send a short CV, dissertation topic, and motivations for attending to:
Fredereike Kaldewaij, Netherlands School for Research in Practical
Philosophy, Heidelberglaan 2, 3584 CS Utrecht, The Netherlands; tel:
+31-30 253 4399/4160; email: ozse@ethics.uu.nl.  

The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT), in partnership with Nur
University, will host a Summer Institute on Peacebuilding and Conflict
Resolution (IPCR), from June 14-July 12, 2008, in Santa Cruz and La Paz,
Bolivia. The institute is a 4-week intensive residential program
designed for professionals and graduate/upper level undergraduate
students in peace and conflict resolution, international affairs,
political science, Latin American Studies, development and other
disciplines. Topics will include: conflict analysis and assessment;
conflict resolution and peacebuilding practices; post-conflict
reconstruction and reconciliation, and others. For more information,
look for the conference link on the front of the ACT website:
http://www.conflicttransformation.org The application deadline is April
16. The contact person is: Nike Carstarphen, Alliance for Conflict
Transformation; PO Box 9117; Alexandria, VA, 22304; tel: (703) 461-3650;
email: ipcr@conflicttransformation.org 

The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius foundation, a German sponsor
of academic research, is offering a new program called “Settling Into
Motion-The Bucerius PhD Scholarships in Migration Studies” The program
provides six to eight scholarships for PhD students in the social
sciences researching migration in changing societies. In 2008, proposals
studying “Migration and Urban Transformations” are especially welcome.
The scholarships provide a stipend of 1200 Euros monthly, with
additional support possible for research needs. The application deadline
for stipends beginning in August, 2008 is March 31st. Apply on-line at
http://www.settling-into-motion.de For further information, contact:
ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, Gunilla Fincke,
Feldbrunnenstrabe 56, 20148 Hamburg; tel: +49 40 41 33 67 61; fax: +49
40 41 33 67 77; email: settling-into-motion@zeit-stirtung.de 

The Centre for Research on Social Inclusion (CRSI) at Macquarie
University (Sydney, Australia) is offering two scholarships for PhD
research projects focused on religion and social inclusion, including
areas such as religion and citizenship, religion and discrimination, and
religion and resistance. For further information, contact Prof. Marion
Maddox at csri@scmp.mq.edu.au, or visit:

The University of Montreal’s Centre de recherche en ethique (CREUM) is
inviting applications from both post-doctoral researchers and professors
in ethics, for residential fellowships which can vary in length
according to individual circumstances. Applicants are expected to have
at least a working knowledge of French. The application deadline is
April 30th, 2008. For more information, visit

The Canadian Opinion Research Archive (CORA) is offering a new
Post-Doctoral Fellowship, open to recent PhD graduates conducting
research on Canadian public opinion. CORA is located at the School of
Policy Studies, Queen’s University at Kingston, Ontario. The Archive’s
purpose is to make publicly available Canadian public opinion polling
data, from commercial pollsters, government agencies, and academic
research.  (The online archive is available at
http://www.queensu.ca/cora.) The CORA Post-Doctoral Fellow will be
expected to conduct and publish research on Canadian public opinion,
using, at least in part, data stored at CORA. The Fellowship is
initially for one year, but is renewable for one more. Any interested
candidates should forward the following (electronically) to
cora@queensu.ca: curriculum vitae; list of 3 references with contact
information; writing sample; one-page research proposal outlining the
research you would be interested in conducting. For further information,
contact: Stuart Soroka, Canadian Opinion Research Archive, School of
Policy Studies, Queen’s University stuart.soroka@mcgill.ca 


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