MINELRES: Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter No. 51, December 2008

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

No. 51, December 2008

1. Introduction
2. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Democracy and Diversity
3. Upcoming Conferences
4. Recent Publications
5. Call for Papers
6. Related Research Projects 
7. Courses and Fellowships


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 fifty-first issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone
working in the field, whether in academia, public service, or
non-governmental organizations.

If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this newsletter,
please contact us at cded@queensu.ca. Back-issues of the newsletter are
posted on the Web on Will Kymlicka's home-page:


We are now inviting applications for the fifth year of the postdoctoral
fellowship program in "Democracy and Diversity" at Queen's University,
funded in part by the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research.  Each
year, one non-renewable 12-month fellowship will be awarded. The fellow
will work under the supervision of Prof. Will Kymlicka. The 2009-10
fellowship will start on July 1, 2009. Applicants must have submitted
their doctoral dissertation by that date, and must be within five years
of having received their doctorate. The salary for the postdoctoral
fellowship will be $34,000 (Canadian), which includes remuneration for
teaching a half-course in political philosophy or a cognate subject. The
fellowship is part of a larger nexus of activities at Queen's relating
to the normative and empirical study of democracy and diversity,
including the Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy; the Ethnicity and
Democratic Governance project (www.queensu.ca/edg/) the Fulbright
Visiting Professorship in Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multicultural
Citizenship; the Centre for the Study of Democracy; and the Institute of
Intergovernmental Relations - all of which have active programs of
workshops, conferences and visiting scholars and speakers. The Fellow
would be expected to participate in these various activities as
appropriate, including presentation of his or her research findings, and
to assist Prof. Kymlicka in the Forum's activities. While "Democracy and
Diversity" is to be understood expansively, and there are no
pre-determined limits on the topics it may cover, Queen's has a special
expertise in issues of ethnocultural diversity. Recent and ongoing
activities have covered such topics as immigration and citizenship,
multiculturalism and multicultural education, indigenous rights,
affirmative action, historic injustice, nationalism and secession,
language rights, and transnational democracy. Applicants who combine
normative analysis with empirical case studies are particularly welcome.
Applications should include a curriculum vitae, together with a
statement of research interests, a teaching dossier, and a writing
sample. Applications should be sent to the Department of Philosophy,
Queen’s University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, K7L 3N6, to arrive by
February 1, 2009. It is the responsibility of the applicants to have
three letters of reference sent directly by their referees. References
may be mailed to the postal address above, or sent by email
to:kymlicka@queensu.ca. Further information is available on the
Department's website: http://www.queensu.ca/philosophy/job.html 


The Society for Women's Advancement in Philosophy (SWAP) will organize
their fifth annual conference on Topics of Diversity in Philosophy from
March 20-21st, 2009, at Florida State University in Tallahassee, FL.
Submissions suitable for 30-minute presentations (3500-4000w) are
welcome for collaborative panel proposals and individual presentations.
Submissions by graduate students on any branch of philosophy, applied to
issues of race, sexuality, gender, and related topics, or capable of
informing discussion within these areas, are especially welcome. Keynote
speakers will include: Louise Antony & Marilyn Friedman. The deadline
for submissions is: January 12, 2009. Submissions should include the
complete paper, an abstract of up to 150w, and a cover sheet. Paper
submissions should be prepared for blind-review. Email submissions or
proposals to swapconference09@gmail.com, with the paper included as an
attachment. For inquiries, contact conference organizers Tina Talsma,
John Carpenter, or Heather Perez at: swapconference09@gmail.com, or
visit the SWAP website: http://www.swapusa.org.

The British Association for Canadian Studies’ (BACS) 2009 annual
conference will take place on March 28-30th, 2009 at Ste-Anne’s College,
University of Oxford, U.K. The conference theme will be: “Being,
Becoming and Belonging: Multiculturalism, Diversity and Social Inclusion
in Modern Canada”. The aim is to explore a breadth of subjects in
relation to the construction, evolution, evaluation and representation
of modern Canada and its appreciation and recognition of matters of
cultural difference. Inquires should be directed to Ms. Jodie Robinson
by email at jodie.robinson@canadian-studies.net. For more information,
visit the conference .PDF flyer by clicking on the following


A conference on "Religion, Secularism and Nationhood" is being organized
as the Annual Graduate Student Conference, British Modernities Group, at
the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, in Urbana, IL (USA),
from April 3-4, 2009. The event will begin with a keynote address by
Gauri Viswanathan of Columbia University. Possible topics include:
secularization, progress and modernity; religion, nationalism and
community; pluralism and tolerance; knowledge and faith; empire and the
unassimilable “Other”; political theology and public religions;
alternative religious histories; conversion, historicity and secrecy.
Interested students should send 300w abstracts for individual 15min
papers to the following email address modernities@gmail.com before
February 15. In the e-mail, include your name, university and
departmental affiliation(s), level of graduate study, and paper title.
For further inquiries, contact: Zia Gluhbegovic and Elizabeth Hoiem,
English Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 608 S.
Wright St. Urbana, IL 61801; email: modernities@gmail.com

An International Symposium entitled “Ethnic Minorities in Asia: Subjects
or Citizens?” will take place at the National University of Singapore,
from 28-29 May 2009. The event will explore the relationship between
minority rights claims and citizenship in Asia. The organizers are
Michelle Miller and Patrick Daly. For further information, contact: Miss
Alyson Rozells, Asia Research Institute, National University of
Singapore, #10-01 Tower Block, 469A Bukit Timah Road, Singapore 259770;
email: alysonrozells@nus.edu.sg; tel: (65) 6516 8787; fax: (65) 6779
1428, or visit the symposium webpage at the following address:

The 5th International citizED Conference is being hosted by The Hong
Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong, from June 24-26, 2009. The
conference theme is “Globalising Citizenship Education: Ambitions and
Realities”. Keynote speakers will include: Anthony Cheung, Ian Davies,
Janet Palmer, Alan Reid, and Bryan Tuner. For further information,
contact: Roma Woodward (citizED Administrator) by tel: 01227 782993 or
by email: roma.woodward@canterbury.ac.uk or visit the CitizED website:

A conference on “Democracy and the Deliberative Society” will take place
from June 24-26th, 2009 at the University of York, UK. Deliberative
democracy has become a dominant and contested paradigm in democratic
thought; political philosophers have investigated its conceptual shape
and normative desirability, as political scientists have explored its
forms and empirical settings. This conference aims to advance the
research agenda in this area by bringing together different approaches
and identifying a set of linked problems and issues for deliberative
democracy. Speakers will include James Bohman, Simone Chambers, Thomas
Christiano, John Dryzek, Florence Haegel, Maarten Hajer, Christian List,
Jane Mansbridge, Ioannis Papadopoulos, Graham Smith and Mark Warren. The
Conference is supported by the British Academy and the University of
York. For details, including information about registration, please
contact Matthew Festenstein (Mf517@york.ac.uk) or John Parkinson
Jrp12@york.ac.uk), or visit the website:

The 2009 Annual Conference of the Association for Legal and Social
Philosophy (ALSP) will take place at the University of Edinburgh from
July 2-4, 2009. This year’s topic is: "Ethics for the 21st Century".
Keynote speakers will include Jeff McMahan, Rutgers University and
Jonathan Wolff, University College London. The deadline for submission
of proposals for both papers and panels is February 1. Details for
submissions are available at the conference website:
http://www.lifelong.ed.ac.uk/alsp2009/ For inquiries, contact: Cecile
Fabre, Department of Politics and International Relations, University of
Edinburgh, 4.20 Chrystal Macmillan Building, 15a George Square,
Edinburgh, EH8 9LD, UK; email: alsp2009@ed.ac.uk

An international and interdisciplinary conference entitled
"Multiculturalism and Beyond: Identity Politics, Cultural Difference,
and Hybridity in the Americas" will take place at Bielefeld University
(Germany), from July 22-25, 2009. Organized by the Center for
Interdisciplinary Research, the conference will conclude a year-long
research group called "E Pluribus Unum?: Ethnic Identities in
Transnational Integration Processes in the Americas," while also serving
as the founding meeting of an international network of Inter-American
Studies. The aim is to critically examine the concept of
"multiculturalism" as a social, political, and cultural paradigm in the
Americas today. The languages will be English and Spanish.  Organizers
are Olaf Kaltmeier, Josef Raab, and Sebastian Thies. For further
information, contact Ms. Trixi Valentin, Center for Interdisciplinary
Research (ZiF) Conference Office, Wellenberg 1, 33615 Bielefeld,
Germany; tel: +49 521 106 2769; email: trixi.valentin@uni-bielefeld.de;
or visit the following webpage:

The Twenty-Seventh International Social Philosophy Conference, sponsored
by the North American Society for Social Philosophy (NASSP), will take
place from July 30-August 1, 2009, at St. Joseph’s University,
Philadelphia, PA. Special attention will be devoted to the theme: “The
Public and the Private in the 21st Century”. Proposals in all areas of
social philosophy are welcome. Send 300-500w abstracts to both program
chairs (Margaret Crouch mcrouch@emich.edu & Nancy Snow
Nancy.snow@marquette.edu), prior to March 15. The submission deadline
for those outside Canada and the United States is January 15. To promote
scholarship in social philosophy by graduate students, the NASSP has
established Awards for Best Graduate Student Papers. These awards give
special recognition to papers to be read by graduate students at the
NASSP annual conference. Contributors should indicate their wish to be
considered for the graduate student award. For more information, visit:

The International Academy for Intercultural Research (IAIR) will host
its 6th Biennial Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii from August 15 to 19,
2009. The conference theme is: “World Peace through Intercultural
Understanding”. Topics include: intercultural conflict management and
world peace; management and world peace; intercultural training and
world peace; acculturation and world peace; intercultural education and
world peace; world peace and intercultural communication; indigenous
cultural concepts of peace. Further information can be obtained from
Dharm Bhawuk (email: bhawuk@hawaii.edu) or by visiting the conference
website: http://www.uhh.hawaii.edu/~iair/Conference_IAIR_2009/ 

On September 10-12, 2009 the Centre for the Study of Equality and
Multiculturalism (CESEM) at the University of Copenhagen will host a
conference on “The Politics of Social Cohesion”. The aim is to address
“social cohesion” and the political contexts of that concept, in
particular in relation to ethnocultural diversity. For further details,
contact: Marta Padovan Ozdemir, email: cesem@hum.ku.dk; tel: +45
35329394. You can read more about CESEM at http://cesem.ku.dk/ 

A conference on Applied Interculturality Research (“cAIR”) will take
place at the University of Graz, Austria, September 16-19, 2009.
Possible topics include: anti/racism, community, interpreting,
discrimination, ethnicity, identity, intercultural marriage, interfaith
dialogue, in/tolerance, migration, minorities, multilingualism,
otherness, prejudice and xenophobia. cAIR promotes research on all
intercultural topics in all relevant disciplines. The event will be
hosted by the forum for Applied Interculturality Research (fAIR) and
supported by researchers in several disciplines at the University of
Graz. Abstracts are to be submitted via email to: cair09@uni-graz.at
prior to February 15th. Detailed instructions for submission of
abstracts can be found at the conference website:
http://www.uni-graz.at/fAIR/cAIR09/ Other questions can be sent to:
Simone Schumann (email: cair09@uni-graz.at); tel. +43 316 380-8160; fax
+43 316 380-9757.

The Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics (CAPPE) at the
University of Brighton, UK is organizing its 4th International
Interdisciplinary Conference on the theme: “The Politics of Space and
Place”, from September 16-18, 2009. The keynote speaker will be Ilan
Pappe, University of Exeter, UK. Abstracts of 300w should be emailed to
Nicola Clewer by 30 January, at the following email address:
nicolaclewer.hughes@ukonline.co.uk. The conference website is posted at:

A conference entitled “A World without Politics?” will take place at
K.U. Leuven, Belgium, from September 17-19, 2009. Because of the growing
importance of international law and the technocratic nature of new
international legal institutions, global governance structures are often
analyzed as processes of depoliticization. The purpose of this
conference is to analyze the apparent depoliticization of the global
order, and to reflect on how it might influence prospects for global
democracy. Confirmed speakers include: Jean Cohen, Joshua Cohen &
Charles Sabel, Chantal Mouffe, Etienne Balibar, Boaventura de Sousa
Santos, Margaret Moore and Andreas Kalyvas. Those wishing to submit
papers for presentation should send two-page abstracts to Anya Topolski
(anya.topolski@hiw.kuleuven.be) prior to April 1st. 

The annual meeting of the American Studies Association (ASA) will be
held November 5-8, 2009 in Washington, DC.  The theme this year is
“Practices of Citizenship, Sustainability, and Belonging". Those wishing
to submit proposals for individual papers, sessions, presentations,
performances, films, roundtables, workshops, conversations, or
alternative formats on any topic dealing with American cultures, should
consult the detailed on-line submission requirements posted on the
conference website (see below). Proposals are due by Jan. 26. For
further inquiries, contact the convention coordinator by email at:
annualmeeting@theasa.net, or visit the conference website:


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


Abdi, Ali and Lynette Shultz (eds) (2008) Educating for Human Rights and
Global Citizenship (SUNY Press) $70.00

Al-Azmeh, Aziz and Effie Fokas (eds) (2008) Islam in Europe: Diversity,
Identity and Influence (Cambridge UP) $85.00

Al-Refai, Nader and Christopher Bagley (2008) Citizenship Education: The
British Muslim Perspective (Sense Publishers) $49.00

Andrew, Caroline & John Biles & Myer Siemiatycki & Erin Tolley (eds)
(2008) Electing a Diverse Canada: The Representation of Immigrants,
Minorities, and Women (University of British Columbia Press) $98.00 

Archibugi, Daniele (2008) The Global Commonwealth of Citizens: Toward
Cosmopolitan Democracy (Princeton UP) $29.95

Arnesen, Anne-lise, et. al. (2008) Policies and Practices for Teaching
Sociocultural Diversity: A Survey Report (Council of Europe
Publications) $30.00   

Arthur, James & Ian Davies & Carole Hahn (eds) (2008) The Sage Handbook
of Education for Citizenship and Democracy (Sage) $140.00 

Barni, Monica (ed) (2008) Mapping Linguistic Diversity in Multicultural
Contexts (Walter de Gruyter) $137.00

Bieber, Florian (ed) (2008) Political Parties and Minority Participation
(Friedrich Ebert Foundation – available at

Hagemann, Karen & Sonya Michel & Gunilla Budde (eds) (2008) Civil
Society and Gender Justice (Berghahn) $70.73 

Hanley, Lisa et al. (eds) (2008) Immigration and Integration in Urban
Communities: Renegotiating the City (Johns Hopkins University Press)

Isin, Engin (2008) Recasting the Social in Citizenship (University of
Toronto Press) $26.76 

Isin, Engin (2008) Citizenship between Past and Future (Routledge)

Laguerre, Michel S. (2006) Diaspora, Politics and Globalization
(Palgrave Macmillan Press) $60.14 

Lantschner, Emma & Joseph Marko & Antonija Petricusic (eds) (2008)
European Integration and its Effects on Minority Protection in South
Eastern Europe (Broschiert) 

Levey, Geoffrey Braham & Tariq Modood (eds) (2008) Secularism, Religion
and Multicultural Citizenship (Cambridge UP) $31.49 

Lister, Michael & Aimilia Pia (2008) Citizenship in Contemporary Europe
(Edinburgh UP) $32.50 

Millard, Gregory (2008) Secession and Self: Quebec in Canadian Thought
(McGill-Queen's UP) $80.00 

Mouritsen, Per and K.E. Jorgensen (eds) (2008) Constituting Communities:
Political Solutions to Cultural Differences (Palgrave) $80.00

O'Sullivan, Michael & Karen Pashby (eds) (2008) Citizenship Education in
the Era of Globalization (Sense Publishers) $39.00 

Rechel, Bernd (ed) (2008) Minority Rights in Central and Eastern Europe
(Routledge) $160.00

Reed-Danahay, Deborah and Caroline Brettell (eds) (2008) Citizenship,
Political Engagement, and Belonging: Immigrants in Europe and the United
States (Rutgers UP) $25.95

Schramm-pate, Susan and Rhonda Jeffries (eds) (2008) Grappling with
Diversity: Readings on Civil Rights Pedagogy and Critical
Multiculturalism (SUNY Press) $83.50

Sicakkan, Hakan (2008) Do Our Citizenship Requirements Impede the
Protection of Political Asylum Seekers? A Comparative Analysis of
European Practices (Edwin Mellen Press) $129.95  

Silasi, Grigore & Ovidiu Laurian Simina (eds) (2008) Migration, Mobility
and Human Rights at the Eastern Border of the European Union (Editura
Universitatii de Vest – available at http://www.migratie.ro/ ).

Smith, David and Enid Wistrich (eds) (2009) Regional Identity and
Diversity in Europe: Experience in Wales, Silesia and Flanders (Federal
Trust) $27.50

Somers, Margaret (2008) Genealogies of Citizenship: Markets,
Statelessness, and the Right to have Rights (Cambridge UP) $33.00 

Weller, Paul (2008) Religious Diversity in the UK: Contours and Issues
(Continuum) $33.64 

Zajda, Joseph Holger Daun, and Lawrence J. Saha (2008) Nation-Building,
Identity and Citizenship Education: Cross Cultural Perspectives
(Springer) $119.00

Journal Special Issues

The Intergenerational Justice Review (IGJR) recently published a special
issue on the topic of ‘Historical Injustice” (January 2009). Guest
edited by Lukas H Meyer, the issue contains articles by Michael
Schefczyk, Janna Thompson, Richard Vernon, Pranay Sanklecka, Daniel

A recent issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies is a thematic issue on the
topic “Migration” (Vol. 32, No. 1, January 2009). Articles by Alejandro
Portes, Martin Bulmer & John Solomos, Xavier Escandell & Alin Ceobanu,
Anna Triandafyllidou and others are included.

The January 2008 issue of Alternatives: Global, Local and Political
(Vol. 33/1) is a special issue on “Disrupting States: International
Discourses of Indigenous Rights and Responsibilities”, edited by Jodi A.
Byrd and Katharina C. Heyer. Articles by Jodi Byrd, Cindy Holder, Jay T.
Johnson, Erik Larson, Sheryl R. Lightfoot and Jeff Corntassel examine
the international discourse of indigeneity as it pertains to aspects of
law, policy, and governance.  

A recent issue of the periodical Annals-American Academy of Political
and Social Science contains a symposium entitled “Exceptional Outcomes:
Achievement in Education and Employment among Children of Immigrants”
(Vol. 620, December 2008). Contributions to the volume are divided into
three sections: (1) theory and facts; (2) social mechanisms; (3) places
and locations. 

A recent issue of Citizenship Studies is a special issue entitled
“Europeanization and Migration: Challenging the Values of Citizenship in
Europe?” (Vol. 12, No. 6, December 2008), guest-edited by Michael
Lister. Articles by Michael Lister, Christian Joppke, Jan Palmowski,
Thomas Diez and Vicki Squire, Willem Maas, Richard Bellamy, and Mikko
Kuisma are included.  

A symposium on “The Multiculturalism Debate” is contained in the latest
issue of Social and Legal Studies (Vol. 17, No. 4, December 2008).
Articles by Judith Squires, Simon Thompson, Tariq Modood and Anne
Phillips are included. 

A symposium on "Decentralisation and Conflict" is contained in a recent
issue of Conflict, Security and Development (Vol. 8, No. 4, December
2008). Contributions by Graham Brown, Rachel Diprose, Elliott Green, and
Risto Karajkov are included, looking at cases in Indonesia, Uganda,
Macedonia as well as theoretical debates. 

Critical Review of International Social and Political Philosophy
recently published an issue entitled “Nationalism and Global Justice -
David Miller and His Critics” (Vol. 11, No. 4, 2008). The issue contains
an overview of Miller’s theory of global justice by Helder De Schutter &
Ronald Tinnevelt, articles by Robert van der Veen, Gillian Brock, Leif
Wenar, Kok-Chor Tan, Roland Pierik, Jacob Levy, and Margaret Moore, and
a response from David Miller.  

The latest issue of The Hedgehog Review: Critical Reflections on
Contemporary Culture is dedicated to the question "What Does It Mean to
Be a Citizen?"(Vol. 10, No. 3, Fall 2008). The issue explores changing
moral and political meanings of citizenship as a cultural ideal in the
contemporary world. Articles by Craig Calhoun, Ronald Beiner, Margaret
R. Somers, Kevin M. Schultz, and Michael Cornfield are included. See the
Hedgehog website: http://www.hedgehogreview.com 

A recent issue of Nations and Nationalism contains a themed section on
“dominant group identity” (Vol. 14, No. 4, 2008). Guest edited by Eric
Kaufmann, the issue contains a lead article by Eric Kaufmann and Oded
Haklai, articles by David Brown, Philip Resnick, Andreas Wimmer, and a
reply by Haklai and Kaufmann. 

The Journal of American Ethnic History recently published a special
issue entitled “Racial Divides” (Vol. 28, No. 1, Fall 2008). Articles by
Walter D. Kamphoefner, Hartmut Keil, Jeffery Strickland, Kristen
Anderson and Violet M. Showers Johnson are included.  

The latest issue of the Miskolc Journal of International Law (Vol. 5,
No. 2, 2008) contains the proceedings of an International Colloquium on
the topic “International Protection of National Minorities”, hosted in
April, 2008 by the Faculty of Law, University of Miskolc, Hungary. The
issue is available for viewing at the following website:

The latest issue of the International Journal of Law Crime and Justice
is a special edition on “Muslim Communities post-9/11 – Citizenship,
security and social justice” (Vol. 36, No. 4, 2008). The issue includes
contributions from Australia, Bangladesh, Canada, France, India,
Pakistan, UK, and the United States, examining issues of citizenship,
security and social justice post-9/11. The guest editor is Basia Spalek. 

A review symposium entitled “The Challenges of Multiculturalism in
Advanced Democracies” is contained in a recent issue of Perspectives on
Politics (Vol. 6, No. 4, 2008), discussing  Paul Sniderman & Louk
Hagendoorn's book “When Ways of Life Collide: Multiculturalism and its
Discontents in the Netherlands”. The participants are Jeffrey C. Isaac,
Robert Rohrschneider, Will Kymlicka, and Jonathan Laurence. 


Submissions are welcome for a special issue of Women’s Studies Quarterly
on the theme “Citizenship” Guest editors for the issue will be Terri
Gordon and Robin Rogers-Dillon. Citizenship is a category of inclusion,
belonging, protection and allegiance, as well as a boundary, an
instantiation of exclusion, and an occasion for social and political
conflict. This special issue invites work exploring citizenship, broadly
conceived, from a variety of perspectives in all disciplines,
theoretical and empirical, literary and cultural. Creative prose,
poetry, visual artwork and memoir exploring the theme of citizenship are
also welcome. Topics might include, but are not limited to: Borders:
spaces and practices of inclusion and exclusion; Liminal citizenship:
exile, detention and asylum, citizenship and terrorism; Migration,
immigration and diaspora; Women, politics and power in governance;
Suffrage, civil rights, and feminism; Governmentality and neoliberalism;
Sexual citizenship and gay marriage; Biosociality, health and
citizenship; Originary myths and founding documents of the state;
Affiliations, alienation and allegiance treasons; Contested
nationalities, dual loyalties, transnational identities; Literacy,
language, and citizenship. Academic submissions should be received by
May 15, and sent to both guest editors at the following email address:
WSQCitizenshipIssue@gmail.com. Articles should follow WSQ style
guidelines, available at:

The Indiana Democracy Consortium, a cross-disciplinary research
initiative at Indiana University focused on questions surrounding the
creation and persistence of effective democratic governance, seeks
submissions for its SSRN web-journal on “Democratization: Building
States and Democratic Processes”. Relevant topics include post-conflict
state-building, dilemmas of electoral and constitutional design in
diverse societies, promoting the establishment of the rule of law, and
theoretical approaches critiquing or advancing "best practices" for
democratizing states. The journal welcomes submissions from any academic
discipline. The editors are Brian Dale Shoup (Indiana University
Bloomington Department of Political Science) and Timothy William Waters
(Indiana University Bloomington School of Law). For more information, or
to view essays already submitted to the project, go to the Social
Science Research Network (SSRN) website:


The VEIL project ("Values, Equality and Differences in Liberal
Democracies") focuses on the debates, conflicts and regulations
concerning head- and body coverings of Muslim women in the public
sphere, particularly in public institutions such as schools,
universities and the courts. VEIL compares policy and media debates in
eight European countries and the European Union. The aims of the project
are: first, to map out and compare the fundamental values and political
principles of the main actors in the headscarf debates and second, to
explain the differences and similarities in the conflicting values as
expressed in the policies on Muslim headscarves. The results to date of
the project, and much additional information, can be found at:

A research project on "Education for Communication and Social
Cooperation: Knowledge, Attitudes and Citizenship Skills" has been
launched at the University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain. The aim is to
determine what characterizes and motivates appropriate education for
communication and social cooperation. For further information, contact
the main researcher, Dr. Concepcion Naval, Vicerrectora de Profesorado,
Universidad de Navarra. 31080-Pamplona.  SPAIN; email; cnaval@unav.es or
go to the following website: 

Part of the project is a specific line of research on “Education and
Citizenship”, which seeks to understand the relationships between
citizenship education and globalization, multiculturalism, migration,
social and family ties, and other areas of concern in modern democratic


The Consortium for Peace Studies at the University of Calgary welcomes
applicants for the inaugural Dr. Arthur Clark Fellowship in Global
Citizenship for 2009-2010. The Fellowship will be held at the University
of Calgary and can range from two to eight months, with an associated
stipend of $6,000 (Canadian), and is open to both scholars and
practitioners working in areas including but not limited to: the true
costs of conflict; conflict prevention; human health and well-being;
community-building; International Human Rights and/or Humanitarian Law;
the link between humanity and the environment; the true meaning of
citizenship; post-conflict reconstruction and resolution; factors
contributing to human disease and unhealthy living conditions; democracy
and accountability in government; mediation and negotiation in
post-conflict areas. The successful Fellow will be expected to conduct
independent research while at the University of Calgary and to give a
public lecture on his or her research. The deadline for applications is
January 15. Eligibility and application information can be found at: 

The Migration Policy Institute's National Center on Immigrant
Integration Policy recently launched its “E Pluribus Unum Prizes”
program. The program provides four annual awards of $50,000 to
exceptional initiatives promoting immigrant integration. The J.M. Kaplan
Fund is providing support for these awards, with the aim of recognizing
exceptional immigrant integration initiatives by: individuals; nonprofit
and community organizations; businesses; religious groups; and
government entities, agencies, or officials. Application procedures and
rules can be found at http://www.integrationawards.org/. The deadline
for applications is January 31, 2009.  Send questions to the following
email address: awardsinfo@migrationpolicy.org

The 2009 Summer University program organized by the Central European
University (CEU) in Budapest has released its course list for 2009, and
includes courses on Romani studies, regionalism, democratic dialogue,
and human rights. The courses will be primarily of interest to graduate
students and junior or post-doctoral researchers, teachers and
professionals. Links to specific, detailed course information,
application procedures, etc., are posted at the following website:

The Summer Course on Forced Migration Issues at York University’s Centre
for Refugee Studies is an acclaimed eight-day course for academics and
field-based practitioners working in the area of forced migration. The
program of study runs from June 1-14th, 2009. For more information,
contact Irene Connie Tumwebaze by email at: summer@yorku.ca or visit the
following website: http://www.yorku.ca/crs/summer.htm

An International Summer Institute on “Diversity and Democracy: Trust,
Representation and Equality” will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico,
from June 1 - 27, 2009 at the Universidad de Guadalajara. Up to 36
international students are expected to attend this summer school, which
is being led by Queen’s University, the Universite du Quebec a Montreal,
and the University of Toronto, in partnership with Centre de recherche
interdisciplinaire sur la diversite au Quebec (CRIDAQ) and the
Universidad de Guadalajara. Goals of the summer school are to provide a
well-structured, collaborative, and inter-disciplinary learning
environment for students whose research is relevant to the themes of the
Ethnicity and Democratic Governance project (EDG); to study diversity
and democracy from different theoretical perspectives, and; to establish
an international forum for exchange. Ten distinguished EDG scholars will
take an active part in the Institute, joined by several recognized guest
lecturers from Mexico and Latin America. Students will participate in
seminars, workshops, lectures, field trips and discussion groups.
Co-organizers are Victor Armony and Alain Gagnon (Universite du Quebec a
Montreal).  Application deadline is March 31. For further information,
contact Daniel Torunczyk by email: danieltschein@gmail.com or click on
the following EDG website and scroll down to “International Summer
Institute”: http://www.queensu.ca/edg/activities.html 



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