MINELRES: Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity newsletter No. 49, July 2008

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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity

Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 49, July 2008


1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Call for Papers
5. New Journals
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-ninth 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@queensu.ca. Back-issues of the newsletter are
posted on the Web on Will Kymlicka's home-page:


The “Diasporas: Exploring Critical Issues” project is holding its 1st
Global Conference on 5-7 July 2008 at Mansfield College in Oxford. The
conference will explore the contemporary experience of Diasporas –
communities who conceive of themselves as a national, ethnic, linguistic
or other form of cultural and political construction of collective
membership living outside of their ‘home lands.’ Key issues to be
addressed include: what are the defining characteristics of Diasporas
and what distinguishes one from the other? What role do ‘home’ and
‘host’ cultures play in developing relationships between communities in
a global environment? Does the concept of Diasporas capture new global
realities or designate old phenomena in a new way? For the conference
program, and information about the project generally, see:

The Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC) will hold its
2008 Annual Conference from September 2-5, 2008 at St Hugh’s College,
Oxford on the theme of “Cultural Citizenship”. The event will explore
inter-relationships between citizenship and culture. Plenary speakers
will include: Mieke Bal, Nina Glick Schiller, Engin Isin, Ghassan Hage,
Barbara Kirshenblatt Gimblett, Michael Keith, Scott Lash, Mary Poovey,
Nick Stevenson. Over two hundred papers will be presented in 60
sessions. The registration deadline is July 31. For inquiries, contact
Bussie Awosanya or Josine Opmeer by email at: CRESC@manchester.ac.uk or
visit this website:

The organization Network Migration in Europe is organizing training
seminars on “(Forced) Migration, Minorities and Human Rights in European
Multicultural Societies”, from September 3-7, and October 8-12, 2008, in
Berlin. Successful applicants will be offered six days of training and
site visits on the topic of how European societies deal with migration
and integration. The medium of instruction will be English, and the
application deadlines are August 8 (for the Sept. seminar) and September
8 (for the Oct. seminar). Send inquiries by email to:
info@network-migration.org For more information, visit the following
website (NB it is a pdf, and a little slow to open):

A conference entitled "Ethnic Reconciliation in the Western Balkans:
What Role for Academia?" is being organized at the University of Graz
from September 5-6, 2008. The event will bring together academics from
multiple disciplines working on human and minority rights, post-conflict
reconstruction, inter-ethnic reconciliation and dialogue, and the
Europeanization process, with a focus on ethnic reconciliation in the
Western Balkans. Young scholars, especially from Western Balkans
countries, are encouraged to apply. Abstracts of 300w should be sent by
email to Antonija Petricusic (antonija.petricusic@uni-graz) before
August 15. Organisers are covering expenses for selected participants.
More information can be found at the following website:
http://www.eurac.edu/Org/Minorities/MIRICO/interethnic+network.htm (NB –
click on the ‘New Announcement’ down the right side)

A workshop on “The Basis and Value of Equality” is being organized as
part of the Workshops in Political Theory series at Manchester
Metropolitan University, from September 10-12, 2008. The Conveners are
Ian Carter (University of Pavia) and Geoffrey Cupit (University of
Waikato). This workshop will explore issues concerning equality as they
arise at a fundamental level in political philosophy and theory, such
as: On what basis, if any, ought we to be considered equals? What is
required in order for people to be treated as equals? When, and why, is
equality valuable? When is equality preferable to priority or
sufficiency? Is equality necessary for justice or fairness? Is equality
important for community? Should we care about arbitrary inequalities?
Enquiries should be sent to ian.carter@unipv.it or cupit@waikato.ac.nz 
For information on the Workshops in Political Theory series, visit the
following website:

The European Bureau for Lesser Used Languages (EBLUL) will host the 8th
Annual Partnership for Diversity, in Gdansk, Poland from  September
11-13, 2008. The topic is “Language Policy and the Regions in Europe”.
Gdansk is the capital of the Province of Pomerania, home to the Kashubs,
who have achieved noteworthy results upgrading the position of their
language over the past two decades. Conference information and
registration details are available on the conference website:
http://www.wrotapomorza.pl/pl/pfd/eng  For other inquiries, contact:
Neasa Ni Chinneide by email at: infodesk.dublin@eblul.org 

An event called “European Governance of Migration: The Political
Management of Mobility, Economy & Security” is an international
conference being organized by the Heinrich-Boll-Stiftung, Berlin, in
cooperation with the Robert Bosch Stiftung, British Council, US Embassy
and Canadian Embassy, from September 17-19, 2008. This conference will
gather experts and advocates in politics, academics, economics, and
civil society, from Europe, North America, Africa, Asia and Latin
America. Representatives from the European Commission and the UN are
expected to attend, and participants will have opportunities to
formulate concrete recommendations towards a European migration policy.
For inquiries, contact: Mekonnen Mesghena, tel: 030 - 28 534 240; email:
governance@boell.de or visit the following webpage:
http://www.boell.de/veranstaltungen/index-1098_35323834.html  [NB -
scroll down below for English information] 

The Law Faculty at the University of Belgrade will host an international
conference entitled “UN Declaration of Human Rights - 60 Years After”
from September 27-28, 2008. Keynote speakers will include: Ian Brownlie,
Thomas Fleiner and Patrick Thornberry. For more information, contact:
Miodrag Jovanovic by email at: miodrag@ius.bg.ac.yu 

The Graduate Program in Immigration and Settlement Studies at Ryerson
University is organizing a Graduate Student Conference on "Contemplating
Migration and Settlement in Global and Local Contexts", to be held on
October 4, 2008. Immigration and Settlement Studies is the first
interdisciplinary program in Canada focusing on migration and settlement
issues past, present, and future. This event offers graduate students
across all disciplines the opportunity to present and discuss their
research ideas with fellow students in a professional, intellectually
vibrant, and supportive forum. Please see the following link for
complete information:

An international conference entitled “Learning Democracy by Doing:
Alternative Practices in Citizenship Learning and Participatory
Democracy” will take place from October 16-18, 2008, organized by the
Transformative Learning Centre, Ontario Institute for Studies in
Education (OISE), University of Toronto. The conference will bring
together researchers and practitioners interested in theoretical and
practical intersections in “social action learning” and “participatory
democracy”. The conference website is found at the following URL:

An international conference entitled “Global Citizenship Education and
Post Secondary Institutions: Policies, Practices and Possibilities” is
being organized by the Global Citizenship Curriculum Development
Initiative at the University of Alberta (Edmonton, Canada) from October
23-25, 2008. The event will provide an opportunity to discuss existing
and emerging models of global citizenship education in post-secondary
institutions. Abstracts of 250w, including the proposed paper’s title,
author’s name, address, phone/fax numbers, and email address, should be
received by August 5. Send abstracts via email to Evelyn Hamdon

The University of Frankfurt’s Wilhelm Merton Centre for European
Integration and International Economic Order is organizing a two-day
panel to mark the end of a multi-year project on Human and Minority
Rights in the Life Cycle of Ethnic Conflicts (MIRICO). The event will
take place in Frankfurt am Main, October 24-25, 2008. The following
themes will be discussed: Re-thinking Minority Rights Accommodation in
the Context of Crisis Management; Addressing Police and Judiciary Issues
in the Western Balkans; Re-constructing National Identities: ­ Internal
and External Actors at Work in South Eastern Europe; Universalism vs.
Regionalism; Lessons from the Western Balkans for the Future of
Multifunctional Peace Support Operations; Re-active vs. Pro-active
Crisis Management; Kosovo and the Right to Self-Determination. Address
inquiries to Michaela Staufer (mstaufer@jur.uni-frankfurt.de) or Ugo
Caruso (Caruso@jur.uni-frankfurt.de). The following website contains
detailed information on the panel’s sections and topics:

The Managing Multiethnic Communities Program (MMCR) of the Local
Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (Open Society Institute,
Budapest) is organizing a series of workshops on issues of managing
ethnic diversity and public administration education. 
(1)  The first is entitled “Incorporating Diversity into Public
Administration Education: Topical Issues in Curriculum Development”, and
will take place in Budapest from November 3-7, (Application deadline:
September 15). For details, go to the following website:
(2)  The second is entitled “Training of Diversity Trainers: Basic
Skills for Teaching Diversity Management”, and will take place in
Budapest from November 21-27, (App. Deadline: Sept. 4; go to:
(3)  Finally, the “Diversity Management Training Jamboree” will take
place from November 23-27, (App. Deadline: Sept. 4; go to:
Visit the websites above for on-line application and registration forms. 

The Canadian Studies Institute of the University of Alberta will host an
event entitled “Forms of Nationalism in Canada” at Campus Saint-Jean,
University of Alberta, in Edmonton, Canada from November 21-22, 2008.
The event will address several confusions regarding the definition and
significance of “nation”, and the nature of nationalism. Papers on all
topics pertinent to nationalism in Canada are welcome. Authors should
submit 400w proposals by email before August 1 to Marie-Claude Levert
(email: levert@ualberta.ca). For other inquiries, contact Ms Levert by
email or tel: (780)-485-8635.

The Apurva Society is organizing an international conference on managing
diversity from November 25-26, 2008, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India. The
event, entitled “Challenges and Opportunities of Diversity: Canada and
India,” looks at experiences of tackling linguistic, religious, ethnic,
cultural, geographic and other diversities in Canada and India.
Abstracts should be sent by email before July 31 to Sudhi Rajiv
(apurvasociety@gmail.com). For further enquiries, contact Sudhi Rajiv,
by email or post at: E – 2, Royal Residency Apartments, Residency Road,
Jodhpur, India, 342 001. 

The School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy at Queen's
University Belfast welcomes proposals for a two-day conference being
organized for November 28-29, 2008, entitled “Transformation and the
Dynamics of (Radical) Change: Insights from Political Theory and
Philosophy”. Send enquiries to: transformations@qub.ac.uk or visit the
following website:

An International Interdisciplinary Conference on “Minority Threatre”
will be held at the University of Avignon, Faculty of Arts and Social
Sciences, December 8-10, 2008. Contemporary theatre is an important mode
of expression for ethno-cultural minorities, often to denounce social
injustice and discrimination and to help air questions of significance
to the minority community. Theatre may also facilitate the expression of
collective memory by creating a space for exploration of past trauma,
and providing the medium for a reconfiguration of new identities.
Submissions on Minority Theatre are welcome in any domain of the
Humanities and Social Sciences, but preference will be given to
literary, cultural and historical approaches. Languages will be French
and English. Send enquiries and proposals for papers (300w approx.) to
madelena.gonzalez@univ-avignon.fr  and patrice.brasseur@univ-avignon.fr

The Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University will
hold its 6th Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies at Wayne State's
Detroit campus, from March 26-28, 2009. The Center’s theme for the
2008-09 year is “Representing Citizenship”. Will Kymlicka of Queens
University will deliver the keynote address. Panels and individual
proposals are welcome for papers, poster sessions, displays and
performances that examine citizenship represented in political, legal,
literary and artistic media, and should be sent before November 14 via
the on-line form on the conference website:
Send questions by email to Marc W. Kruman (aa1277@wayne.edu).

An event called “Welfare and Values in Europe: Transitions related to
Religion, Minorities and Gender” will be hosted by the International
Research Conference at Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden) from March
26-28, 2009. The conference aims to provide a forum for debate on values
and welfare, focusing on values leading to cohesion or conflict and the
extent to which these dynamics are related to religion, minorities
and/or gender. Speakers will include Nancy Ammerman, Anders Backstrom,
Grace Davie, Yilmaz Esmer, Philip Manow, Goran Therborn. 200w abstracts
should be sent by December 1 to the organizing committee at: 
waveconference@crs.uu.se  For further information, visit the following
conference website: http://www.waveproject.org/conference2008.php 

The 19th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Ethnicity
and Nationalism (ASEN) will take place from March 31-April 2, 2009, on
the theme "Nationalism and Globalization", and the interaction between
globalization and forms of nationalism and regional identity. Abstracts
for proposed papers should be of 500w, sent prior to November 1.
Abstracts should indicate the focus of the paper, academic discipline,
relevance to nationalism/globalization, and specific theme/panel in
which the paper likely fits. Papers submitted to the conference will be
considered for publication in an upcoming special issue of Studies in
Ethnicity and Nationalism. For more information or to submit a proposal,
visit the conference website:
Further inquiries should be sent to the ASEN at: asen@lse.ac.uk 

The British Association for Canadian Studies (BACS) will host its 2009
annual conference on the theme “Being, Becoming and Belonging:
Multiculturalism, Diversity and Social Inclusion in Modern Canada”. The
event will take place at St. Anne’s College, University of Oxford, from
April 28-30, 2009. Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers, in
English or French, on topics such as multiculturalism, citizenship
policy, inclusion, diversity, tolerance, representation and identity.
Abstracts of 200-300w should be accompanied by a brief CV, name of
institution, and address. The submission deadline is November 30.
Enquiries and proposals should be sent to: Jodie Robson, 31 Tavistock
Square, London, WC1HA; tel: 44(0) 20 7862 8687; email:

The theme of the 5th International Conference on Human Rights, organized
by the Center for Human Rights Studies, Mofid University, Qom, Iran,
will be “Peace, Human Rights and Religion”. The event will take place
from May 13-14, 2009, with cooperation from the UNDP and national and
international organizations. Peace is one of the basic needs and ideals
of human beings. Potential contributors should email 500w abstracts (in
English, Persian or Arabic) before September 30, 2008. The Conference
will be held at Mofid University in Qom, Iran. For more information,
contact the Center at: Sadoogi Boulevard, Mofid Square, Qom, Iran,
P.O.Box 37185-3611; tel: 0098-251-2925764; fax:0098-251-2903551; email:
chrs@mofidu.ac.ir or chrs2003@gmail.com website:

The Minerva Center for Human Rights at the Hebrew University of
Jerusalem is organizing an international conference in Jerusalem from
May 24-26, 2009, on the theme “Human Rights and Justice in Immigration:
National and International Perspectives”. The conference will examine
actual arrangements for immigration in Israel and other countries, and
what could be considered desirable universal arrangements for
immigration. The conference academic committee includes Chaim Gans, Ruth
Gavison, Yuval Shany and Gila Stopler. Potential contributors should
send a 1 page proposal and CV before September 1, to the Minerva Center
for Human Rights at the following email address: mchr@savion.huji.acil 

The Ninth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations,
Communities and Nations will take place in Riga, Latvia from June 15-18,
2009. This event has historically assembled scholars, governments and
advocates with interests in diversity and community. The concept of
diversity is approached as a positive aspect of a globalized world,
reflecting in numerous ways our present world order. The Conference
supports a move away from simple affirmations of diversity to nuanced
accounts of the effects and uses of diversity on actual communities
around the world. Details about submissions (to be reviewed less than
four weeks after submission) are to be found at the following conference
website: http://d09.cgpublisher.com/        

3. RECENT PUBLICATIONS (all prices in U.S. dollars).
An-Na`im, Abdullahi Ahmed (2008) Islam and the Secular State:
Negotiating the Future of Shari`a (Harvard UP) $28.00  

Solon Ardittis and Frank Laczko (eds) (2008) Assessing the Costs and
Impacts of Migration Policy: An International Comparison (International
Organization for Migration) $32.00

Banchoff, Thomas (ed) (2007) Democracy and the New Religious Pluralism
(Oxford UP) $29.95  

Bell, Daniel A. (ed) (2007) Confucian Political Ethics (Princeton UP)

Bell, Daniel A. (2008) China's New Confucianism: Politics and Everyday
Life in a Changing Society (Princeton UP) $17.79 

Brahm Levey, Geoffrey (ed) (2008) Political Theory and Australian
Multiculturalism (Berghahn Books) $90.00 

Choudhry, Sujit (ed) (2008) Constitutional Design for Divided Societies:
Integration or Accommodation? (Oxford UP) $100.00

Council of Europe (2008) Reconciling Migrants’ Well-being and the Public
Interest: Welfare State, Firms and Citizenship in Transition (Council of
Europe Press) $66.00 

Craig, Gary, Tania Burchardt & David Gordon (eds) (2008) Social Justice
and Public Policy: Seeking Fairness in Diverse Societies (Policy Press)

Greenwalt, Kent (2007) Religion and the Constitution Vol. 2
Establishment and Fairness (Princeton UP) $32.40  

Haddad, Emma (2008) The Refugee in International Society (Cambridge UP)

Jovanovic, Miodrag & Kristin Henrard (eds) (2008) Sovereignty and
Diversity (Eleven International) $85.00  

Jung, Courtney (2008) The Moral Force of Indigenous Politics: Critical
Liberalism and the Zapatistas (Cambridge UP) $53.55  

Junn, Jane (2008) New Race Politics in America: Understanding Minority
and Immigrant Politics (Cambridge UP) $25.99  

Kostakopoulou, Dora (2008) The Future Governance of Citizenship
(Cambridge UP) $48.00 

Kymlicka, Will and Bashir Bashir (eds) (2008) The Politics of
Reconciliation in Multicultural Societies (Oxford UP) $72.00

Lenzerini, Federico (ed) (2008) Reparations for Indigenous Peoples:
International and Comparative Perspectives (Oxford UP) $140.00  

Marchak, Patricia (2008) No Easy Fix: Global Responses to Internal Wars
and Crimes against Humanity (McGill-Queen's UP) $29.95  

Marchetti, Raffaele (2008) Global Democracy: For and Against: Ethical
Theory, Institutional Design and Social Struggles (Routledge) $130.00  

Massey, Douglas S. (ed) (2008) New Faces in New Places: The Changing
Geography of American Immigration (Russell Sage) $34.00  

Mulaj, Klejda (2008) Politics of Ethnic Cleansing: Nation-State Building
and Provision of In/Security in Twentieth-Century Balkans (Lexington)

Nobles, Melissa (2008) The Politics of Official Apologies (Cambridge UP)

Primoratz, Igor & Aleksandar Pavkovic (eds) (2008) Patriotism:
Philosophical and Political Perspectives (Ashgate) $99.55 

Schattle, Hans (2007) The Practices of Global Citizenship (Rowman &
Littlefield) $29.95 

Reilly, Benjamin (2008) Democracy and Diversity: Political Engineering
in the Asia - Pacific (Oxford UP) $43.70  

Telles, Edward E. & Vilma Ortiz (2008) Generations of Exclusion: Mexican
Americans, Assimilation, and Race (Russell Sage) $26.37  

Trujano, Carlos Y.A. (2008) Indigenous Routes: A Framework for
Understanding Indigenous Migration (IOM) $21.00

Volpi, Silvia (2008) Interreligious and Intercultural Dialogue in Youth
Work (Council of Europe Press) $29.00  

Warnke, Georgia (2008) After Identity: Rethinking Race, Sex, and Gender
(Cambridge UP) $29.99  

Journal Special Issues

Social Politics recently published a special issue on the topic “The
Challenge of Gender and Multiculturalism: Re-examining Equality Policies
in Scandinavia and the European Union” (Vol. 15, No. 1, 2008). An
introduction by Fiona Williams is followed by articles by Sarah
Scuzzarello, Trude Langvasbraten, Ann-Dorte Christensen & Jorgen Elm
Larsen, Jenny Ahlberg & Christine Roman & Simon Duncan, and Emanuela
Lombardo & Petra Meier. 

A Review Symposium on Will Kymlicka's Multicultural Odysseys is
contained in a recent issue of Ethnicities (Vol. 8, No. 2, 2008).
Commentaries by Rainer Baubock, Andreas Wimmer, Christine Chwaszcza and
Gwendolyn Sasse are followed by Kymlicka’s reply essay.  

A recent issue of Ethics & International Affairs (Vol. 22, No. 2, Summer
2008) contains a symposium on the rights of irregular migrants, with a
lead article by Joseph Carens, and commentaries by Christina Boswell,
David Miller, Bridget Anderson, and Marit Hovdal Moan.

A recent issue of Essays in Philosophy is focused on the topic of Human
Rights (Vol. 9, No. 2, June 2008). An introductory article by David
Heise precedes essays by Per Bauhn, Michael Payne, and Eric Smaw. Essays
in Philosophy is an online journal, and full articles can be viewed at
the following website: http://www.humboldt.edu/~essays/. 

The journal Brock Education recently published a special issue entitled
‘Citizenship Education in the Era of Globalization: Canadian
Perspectives’ (Vol. 17, No. 1, Spring 2008). An introduction by guest
editors Michael O’Sullivan and Karen Pashby is followed by articles by
Diane M. Vetter, Graham Pike, Patricia Burk Wood, Yvonne Hebert, Lori
Wilkinson & Mehrunnisa Ali. This special issue is available on-line at:

A recent issue of Citizenship Studies is dedicated to the topic
“Contemporary Dilemmas of Israeli Citizenship” (Vol. 12, No. 3, June
2008). An introduction by Guy Ben-Porat & Bryan S. Turner is followed by
articles by N. Eisenstadt, Nurit Stadler, & Edna Lomsky-Feder & Eyal
Ben-Ari, David Lehmann & Batia Siebzehner, Amal Jamal, Yagil Levy, Hanna
Herzog and Yoav Peled. 

Third World Quarterly recently published a special issue on
“Developmental and Cultural Nationalisms” (Vol. 29, No. 3, 2008). An
introduction by Radhika Desai  precedes articles by T. Winichakul, H.
Moghissi, J. Barker, G. Wu, M. Bunton and J. Spencer. 

A symposium on Intercultural Education is found in a recent issue of the
British Journal of Education (Vol. 43, No. 2, June 2008). Articles by
Rodolfo Stavenhagen, Isabel Ferreira Martins and Marcella Milana are

A recent issue of Focaal: The European Journal of Anthropology contains
a symposium on Migrants, Mobility and Mobilization (Vol. 51, No. 1,
August 2008). Articles by Pauline Gardiner Barber & Lem Winnie,
Elisabetta Zontini, and Davide Pero are included. 

A special issue of the journal InterCulture is dedicated to “Pluralism:
Here and Elsewhere” (#154). The issue seeks to present the diverse
reality of pluralism in different regions of the world. Articles by
Jacques Lacoursiere, Michael Kanentase Rice, Zakaria Rhani and By Yara
El-Ghadban, Emongo Lomomba and Anna Ghiglione are included. 

A recent issue of Directions, magazine of the Canadian Race Relations
Foundation (CRRF), is devoted to the theme “Diaspora, Communities,
Identity, Belonging and Citizenship” (Vol. 4, No. 2, 2008). Guest-edited
by Ayman Al-Yassini, this issue explores relationships between Canada
and some of its racialized Diaspora communities.  

A recent issue of the London Review of Education is a special edition on
“Education for Democratic Citizenship: Diversity and National Identity”
(Vol. 6, No. 1, 2008). Articles by B. Crick, A. Osler, H. Starkey, and
J. Ginieniewicz follow a special introduction by John Annette, Hugh
Starkey and Dina Kiwan.  

The European Yearbook of Minority Issues invites submissions for its
next issue (Volume 7), particularly articles in the social sciences that
address general questions relating to the protection of minorities,
preferably but not necessarily linked to developments, discussions or
events taking place during 2008. Articles should be 5000-8000w. A focus
will be “Democracy and Minority Governance”, and authors are invited to
submit articles concerning participation by minorities in democratic
governance nationally, regionally and locally. Reports and reviews
(approx. 3000w) on national developments in minority legislation and
policy at the domestic level are also welcome. General Editors are: Arie
Bloed, Rainer Hofmann, Joseph Marko, James Mayall, John Packer,
Athanasia Spiliopoulou Akermark and Marc Weller. Potential contributors
should submit abstracts of 200-300w by email to co-managing editors:
Emma Lantschner (emma.lantschner@eurac.edu) and Tim Dertwinkel
(dertwinkel@ecmi.de). Notice of preliminary acceptance will be returned
within two weeks. Deadlines are as follows. Submission of abstracts:
July 18; submission of completed general and focus articles: October 3;
reports on national developments: December 5. 

The International Journal on Multicultural Societies invites submissions
on the “Human Rights of Migrants”. Migrants are entitled to fundamental
human rights without discrimination, such as rights against
exploitation, employment rights, protection from discrimination and
equality before the law. This issue will examine the human rights of
migrants from a legal perspective, and also include analyses of
historical developments and sociological, economic and political factors
which affect the migrants’ human rights. Submissions should be sent
directly to the Guest-editors, Kristina Touzenis (kritouze@hotmail.com)
& Ryszard Cholewinski (rcholewinski@iom.int) before September 30, 2008. 

In 2009, The Native Studies Review, a refereed bi-annual journal
published by the Native Studies Department of the University of
Saskatchewan, will have a special issue marking the 40th anniversary of
the Canadian Government’s 1969 policy proposal for Indian Affairs,
entitled “Statement of the Government of Canada on Indian Policy”,
popularly known as the “White Paper”. This document called for a repeal
of the Indian Act, abrogation of treaties, and abolition of reserves.
The Editors of Native Studies Review welcome submissions for this
special issue assessing and reflecting upon the four decades of Canadian
Indian Affairs policy. The submission deadline is December 1, 2008. For
more information, contact Robert Alexander Innes (email:
rob.innes@usask.ca) or Yale Belanger (email: 
nativestudies.review@usask.ca) or visit the following posting:


The Sookmyung Institute for Multicultural Studies invites manuscripts
for the inaugural issue of OMNES: Journal of Migration and Society, to
begin bi-annual publication in 2009. OMNES will publish research by
academics and professionals in the humanities, social sciences,
business, arts and education. The journal will emphasize themes such as
the global movement of people, human security related to migration,
multicultural societies, identity, nationalism, citizenship, ethnicity,
diversity, and social conflict and cohesion. The deadline for
submissions is November 30, 2008. To submit a manuscript, first send the
title and a one-paragraph outline to the following email address:
omnes@sm.ac.kr  or contact Sookmyung Institute for Multicultural
Studies, Sookmyung University, Yongsan-Ku, Seoul 140-742, Korea. 

"Societies without Borders: Human Rights & the Social Sciences" is a
relatively new international journal co-edited by Judith Blau & Alberto
Moncada. The journal aims to publish scholarly analyses and progressive
thought on human rights and globalization. Potential authors are invited
to submit articles to the co-editors (jrblau@email.unc.edu &
amoncada1@telefonica.net), and books for review to Book Review Editor
Keri Iyall Smith (kiyallsmith@stonehill.edu). The journal is posted on
the following webpage: http://www.sociologistswithoutborders.com/swb/
and the Brill website http://www.brill.nl/swb 


The Canadian Coalition for Immigrant Children and Youth (CCICY) is a
voluntary organization that seeks to respond to growing concerns over
the lack of crucial services for immigrant children and youth at the
local, provincial and national levels. The CCICY has embarked on a
project of establishing working groups in several provinces, and its
website now contains contact info, event announcements, an electronic
newsletter, and other useful information. 


The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's College of Education is
offering an on-line master’s degree (Ed. M.) with a specialization in
Diversity and Equity. The program seeks to improve inclusive learning
environments and address issues of diversity and equity across
disciplines and educational settings. For further information and
application details, visit the following website:



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