MINELRES: Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter No. 52, May 2009

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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity 
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy 
No. 52, May 2009

Contents

1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Call for Papers
5. Related Research Projects
6. Internet Resources 
7. Courses and Fellowships


1. INTRODUCTION

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

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


2. UPCOMING CONFERENCES 

The International and European Law Unit at Liverpool Law School is
hosting a workshop on "Minorities, Indigenous Peoples, and Human Rights:
International and Comparative Perspectives" in Liverpool on May 27,
2009. In recent years international institutions have been increasingly
concerned with minority and indigenous peoples' rights, seeking not only
to prevent the escalation of ethnic 
tensions within national borders but also, and contextually, to promote
universal respect of human rights. This workshop aims to investigate
recent developments in the field by focusing on both regional and global
dimensions. Special attention will be paid to the evolving international
indigenous rights regime, the contribution of the European Union and the
Council of Europe (including the European Court of Human Rights) to the
protection of minority rights, the impact that regional and global
instruments on minority rights may have on domestic legal systems, as
well as the crucial issue of education and language rights of
minorities. A selection of workshop papers will be published in the
International Journal on Minority and Group Rights. For more
information, visit the workshop 
website: http://www.liv.ac.uk/law/ielu/ihrgd/minorities_workshop.htm

A conference on "Human Rights in Conflict: the Role of Civil Society"
will take place from June 4-6, 2009, at Luiss University in Rome. This
is the final conference of the SHUR project, and is being organized by
the Center for Ethics and Global Politics of Luiss University. The aim
is to analyze and debate links between human rights and conflicts, the
role of civil society in ameliorating or worsening conflicts, and
strategies to improve the impact of civil society actors in reducing
human rights violations. For further information, contact organizers by
email at: shur@luiss.it or visit the conference webpage: 
http://www.luiss.it/shur/?page_id=148 

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A conference called "Interconnecting Cultures in a Global Society" will
be hosted by the University of Calgary, Alberta, from July 2-5, 2009.
The conference will take place at the University of Calgary, organized
by the International Cultural Research Network. For more information,
contact conference organizers by email: icrn@icrn.ca or visit the
conference call for papers at the following website: 
http://www.icrn.ca/Calgary2009_call_papers.asp. 

The Centre for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism (CESEM) is
organizing an Inter-disciplinary Conference on "The Politics of Social
Cohesion", to be held at the University of Copenhagen on September 9-12, 
2009. The conference aims to address social cohesion and the political
uses to which this concept is put, in particular in relation to
ethnocultural diversity. Migration and the forms of ethnocultural
diversity to which it gives rise are increasingly considered causes of
conflict and destabilizing factors in contemporary democratic regimes,
in part because such diversity is believed to undermine important
values, including trust and solidarity. The main idea is that social
identities determine attachment to and solidarity with those who
belong to one's group and separation and detachment from those who do
not belong. As a result of this, it is further feared that diversity
tends to undermine social spending and ultimately the welfare state.
Keynote speakers include Keith Banting, Nils Holtug, Christian Joppke,
James Jupp, Niels Kaergard, Yngve Lithman, Andrew Mason, Per Mouritsen,
Gert Tinggaard Svendsen, Eric Uslaner and Ellie Vasta. For further
information and registration contact cesem@hum.ku.dk, or follow this
link: 
http://cesem.ku.dk/calendar/2009/politics_of_social_cohesion/
 
The 14th International Metropolis Conference is being organized around
the theme "National Responses to Cultural Diversity". It will take place
from September 14-18, 2009, in Copenhagen Denmark. The conference will
examine the role of policy in determining the outcomes of immigration
and the presence of immigrants in, as well as their contribution to
different societies. It will consider the intended societal outcomes,
the most effective ways to achieve these outcomes, and the influences
that government policy and political leadership can bring to bear
against a background of historical tradition and 
societal norms. For more information about this Metropolis conference,
go to the following website: http://www.metropolis2009.org 

The Budapest College of Communication and Business (BCCB) will host an
"International Workshop on the Concepts and Consequences of
Multilingualism" from September 25-26, 2009. The event organizers are
Jolan Roka (BCCB) and Laszlo Maracz (University of Amsterdam). The
workshop will address questions such as: Will it be possible to continue
the project of European integration with 24 national languages already
being recognized? What are the lessons to be learned from multilingual
European empires of the past like the Habsburg Empire, or ex-Yugoslavia,
where clear lingua franca existed? What is the legal status of language
and languages in Europe? What is the relation between globalization,
lingua franca and language policy in the Union? What are the
perspectives of regional, minority and endangered languages in Europe?
Further inquiries should be sent by email to l.k.maracz@uva.nl and
jroka@bkf.hu 

The Central European Association for Canadian Studies is organizing an 
international colloquium on "Cultural Diversity and Social Cohesion:
The Canadian Experience", to be held in Sofia, Bulgaria, from October
16-18, 2009, hosted by the University of Sofia, and the Nouvelle
University Bulgare. The colloquium theme is designed around Canada-s
management of linguistic, cultural, ethnic, regional and political
diversity. For more information, visit the following website:
http://www.cecanstud.cz/index.php, or contact the organizers, 
Diana Yankova at yankova@ nlcv.net (English) or Rennie Yotova at
reni_yotova@hotmail.com (French). 

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The College of Ethnic Studies at San Francisco State University (SFSU)
will host a conference entitled; "Ethnic Studies 40 Years Later: Race,
Resistance and Relevance" from October 7-10, 2009, in San Francisco.
Proposals focused on the following themes are especially welcome: Where
is Ethnic Studies in the world today? What fruitful relationships are
possible? and what obstacles exist? between Ethnic Studies programs,
local communities of color, and related Diasporas? How are social
justice pedagogies relevant to the field of Ethnic Studies? In what ways
have our conceptual tools for discussions about race, racialization,
racial formation, and power changed since the founding of
Ethnic studies? How are class, gender, sexuality religion, and
citizenship conceptualized in Ethnic Studies? How might recent events
such as restrictions of civil liberties domestically and
internationally, the election of Barack Obama, ongoing wars, and the
international economic crisis affect the field of Ethnic Studies and the
centering of race relations? The event will be sponsored by the College
of Ethnic Studies, Departments of Africana, American Indian, Asian
American and Race Studies; Race and Resistance Studies Initiative (RRS)
and 
Arab Muslim Ethnicities and Diaspora Initiative (AMED), and the Cesar
Chavez Institute. For more information about proposal submission, visit
the following  website: 
http://www.sfsu.edu/~ethnicst/fortieth.html 
The submission deadline is June 15. For further information, contact the
organizers by email: fortieth@sfsu.edu. 

The date of the first conference on "Applied Interculturality Research"
has changed since initially announced in this newsletter. The original
dates were September 16-19, 2009 and Feb. 15 deadline for abstract
submission. The new conference date is April 7-10, 2010, and new
abstract deadline is August 31, 2009. (Since the conference will take
place in 2010 rather than 2009, the acronym has changed from cAIR09 to
cAIR10, and the conference's internet and email addresses are also
changed). The web-link below contains a revised 
call for papers and other information:
http://www.uni-graz.at/fAIR/cAIR10 

The 3rd Global Conference on Multiculturalism, Conflict and Belonging
will take place from September 25-28, 2009, at Mansfield College, Oxford
University. This multi-disciplinary event will explore the prominence of
the idea of culture in the construction of identity, and implications
for membership in contemporary societies. In particular, the project
will assess the larger context of major world transformations, for
example, new forms of migration and the massive movements of people
across the globe, as well as the impact and contribution of
globalization on tensions, conflicts and the sense of rootedness and
belonging. The Organizing Chairs are Alejandro Cervantes-Carson,
Inter-Disciplinary.Net, Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain; email:
acc@inter-disciplinary.net and Rob Fisher, Inter-Disciplinary.Net,
Freeland, Oxfordshire, UK; email: mcb3@inter-disciplinary.net. For
further details about the project, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-
recognition/multiculturalism-conflict-and-belonging/ 

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The Centre Nosophi (Sorbonne-Paris 1), LNS-IUF (Michel de Montaigne-
Bordeaux 3) and CEHUM (University of Minho) are organizing a colloquium
on the future of multiculturalsm to be held in Paris on 26-27 February
2010. Speakers include: Catherine Audard, Jo÷o Cardoso Rosas, Will
Kymlicka, C»cile Laborde, Justine Lacroix, Catherine Larr’re, Alain
Renaut, Daniel Weinstock, and Michel Wieviorka. For more information,
see the call for papers: 
http://publicreason.net/2009/03/11/cfp-le-multiculturalisme-a-t-il-un-avenir,
or contact the co-organizers Sophie Gu»rard de Latour
(sguerarddl@gmail.com) or Roberto Merrill (nrbmerrill@gmail.com).


3. RECENT PUBLICATIONS 

Books 

Abs, Hermann Josef (2009) Learning and Living Democracy: Introducing
Quality Assurance of Education for Democratic Citizenship in Schools
(Council of Europe) $78.00 

Angus, Ian (2009) Identity and Justice (University of Toronto Press)
$35.00 

Bakalian, Amy & Mehdi Bozorgmehr (2009) Backlash 9/11: Middle Eastern
and Muslim Americans Respond (University of California Press) $15.80 

Banchoff, Thomas (ed) (2008) Religious Pluralism, Globalization, and
World Politics (Oxford UP) $24.95 

Banks, James (ed) (2009) Routledge International Companion to
Multicultural Education (Routledge) $170.00 

Blattberg, Charles (2009) Patriotic Elaborations: Essays in Practical
Philosophy (McGill-Queen's UP) $27.50

Bob, Clifford (ed) (2008) The International Struggle for New Human
Rights (University of Pennsylvania Press) $45.00 

Brancati, Dawn (2009) Peace by Design: Managing Intrastate Conflict
through Decentralization (Oxford UP) $77.64 

Brock, Gillian (2009) Global Justice: A Cosmopolitan Account (Oxford
University Press) $45.

Bromell, David (2008) Ethnicity, Identity and Public Policy: Critical
Perspectives on Multiculturalism (Institute of Policy Studies,
Wellington NZ).

Cameron, David & Richard Simeon (eds) (2009) Language Matters: How 
Canadian Voluntary Associations Manage French and English (UBC Press)
$85.00 

Chavez, Leo R. (2008) The Latino Threat: Constructing Immigrants,
Citizens and Nations (Stanford University Press) $17.56 

Chen, Cheng (2007) The Prospects for Liberal Nationalism in
Post-Leninist States (Pennsylvania State University Press) $55.00 

Ciprut, Jose (ed) (2009) The Future of Citizenship (MIT Press) $30.21 

Council of Europe (2009) National Minorities: Breath of Diversity,
Breath of Europe (Council of Europe Press) $46.00 

Council of Europe (2008) Policies and Practices for Teaching
Sociocultural Diversity - A Survey Report (Council of Europe Press)
$30.00 

Council of Europe (2009) Teaching Democracy: A Collection of Models for 
Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education (Council of Europe
Press) $38.00 

Dinhan, Adam, Robert Furbey & Vivien Lowndes (eds) (2009) Faith in the 
Public Realm: Controversies, Policies and Practices (Policy Press)
$45.00 

D-Cruz, Carolyn (2008) Identity Politics in Deconstruction:
Calculating with the Incalculable (Ashgate) $99.95 

Dwyer, Claire & Carlonie Bressy (eds) (2008) New Geographies of Race and 
Racism (Ashgate) $124.95 

Earnest, David C. (2009) Old Nations, New Voters: Nationalism, 
Transnationalism, and Democracy in the Era of Global Migration (State 
University of New York Press) $29.95 

Edyvane, Derek (2007) Community and Conflict: The Sources of Liberal 
Solidarity (Palgrave Macmillan) $74.95 
 
Elstub, Stephen (2008) Towards a Deliberative and Associational
Democracy (Edinburgh University Press) $100.00 
 
Evrigenis, Ioannis (2007) Fear of Enemies and Collective Action
(Cambridge University Press) $85.00 

Finney, Nissa & Ludi Simpson (2009) Sleepwalking to Segregation? 
Challenging Myths about Race and Migration (Policy Press) $28.95 
 
Fossum, John Erik & Johanne Poirier (eds) (2009) The Ties That Bind: 
Accommodating Diversity in Canada and the European Union (Peter Lang) 
$54.95 

Gibson, Gordon (2009) A New Look at Canadian Indian Policy: Respect the 
Collective, Promote the Individual (Fraser Institute) $35.00 

Hasan, Zoya (2008) Politics of Inclusion: Caste, Minority, and
Representation in India (Oxford UP) $36.79 

Goldberg, David Theo (2008) The Threat of Race: Reflections on Racial 
Neoliberalism (Wily-Blackwell) $31.45 

Grillo, Ralph (ed) (2008) The Family in Question: Immigrant and Ethnic 
Minorities in Multicultural Europe (IMISCOE/Amsterdam University Press) 
$49.95 

Hudson, Wayne & Steven Slaughter (2007) Globalisation and Citizenship:
the Transnational Challenge (Routledge) $150.00 

Iceland, John (2009) Where We Live Now: Immigration and Race in the
United States (University of California Press) $14.36 

Jakobsen, Janet & Ann Pellegrini (eds) (2008) Secularisms (Duke
University Press) $22.45 
 
Johnson, Kristen Deede (2007) Theology, Political Theory, and Pluralism: 
Beyond Tolerance and Pluralism (Cambridge UP) $104.00 

Joppke, Christian (2009) Veil: Mirror of Identity (Polity) $22.95 

Kalyvas, Stathis, Ian Shapiro & Tarek Masoud (eds) (2008) Order,
Conflict, and Violence (Cambridge UP) $33.00 

Koff, Harlan (2008) Fortress Europe or a Europe of Fortresses? The
Integration of Migrants in Western Europe (Peter Lang) $66.95 

Krause, Sharon (2008) Civil Passions: Moral Sentiment and Democratic 
Deliberation (Princeton UP) $29.95 

Kucukcan, Talip and Veyis Gungor (eds) (2009) Turks in Europe: Culture, 
Identity and Integration (Amsterdam: Turkevi Research Centre).

Laborde, Cecil (2008) Critical Republicanism: The Hijab Controversy and 
Political Philosophy (Oxford UP) $43.55 
 
Macdonald, Terry (2008) Global Stakeholder Democracy: Power and 
Representation Beyond Liberal States (Oxford UP) $90.00 

Maddison, Sarah (2009) Black Politics: Inside the complexity of
Aboriginal political culture (Allen and Unwin) $35.00

Medda-Windischer, Roberta (2009) Old and New Minorities: Reconciling 
diversity and cohesion. A human rights model for minority integration
(Nomos) $69.80.

Moeckli, Daniel (2008) Human Rights and Non-discrimination in the "War
on Terror" (Oxford UP) $125.00 

Mushaben, Joyce Marie (2008) The Changing Faces of Citizenship:
Integration and Mobilization Among Ethnic Minorities in Germany
(Berghahn Books) $92.40 

Norris, Pippa (2008) Driving Democracy: Do Power-Sharing Institutions
Work? (Cambridge UP) $24.99 

Nowicka, Magdelena & Maria Rovisco (eds) (2009) Cosmopolitanism in
Practice (Global Connections) (Ashgate) $99.95 

Pathak, Pathik (2008) The Future of Multicultural Britain (Edinburgh UP)
$37.50 

Puskas, Tunde (2009) We Belong to Them: Narratives of Belonging,
Homeland, and Nationhood in Territorial and Non-Territorial Minority
Settings (Peter Lang) $50.95 

Ramakrishnan, S. Karthick & Irene Bloemraad (eds) (2008) Civic Hopes and 
Political Realities: Immigrants, Community Organizations, and Political 
Engagement (Russell Sage Foundation) $47.50 

Rostb‹ll, Christian (2009) Deliberative Freedom: Deliberative
Democracy as Critical Theory (State University of New York Press) $28.95 

Sadurski, Wojciech (2008) Equality and Legitimacy (Oxford UP) $80.00 

Schain, Martin A. (2008) The Politics of Immigration In France, Britain,
and the United States: A Comparative Study (Palgrave Macmillan) $29.95

Scholz, Sally (2008) Political Solidarity (Pennsylvania State University
Press) $55.00 

Slocum-Bradley, Nikki R. (ed) (2008) Promoting Conflict or Peace through 
Identity (Ashgate) $99.95 

Taylor, Rupert (ed) (2009) Consociational Theory: McGarry/O-Leary and
the Northern Ireland Conflict (Routledge) $160.00 

Weissbrodt, David (2009) The Human Rights of Non-Citizens (Oxford UP) 
$96.00 

Weller, Marc (2008) Escaping the Self-Determination Trap (Martinus
Nijhoff/Brill) $62.09 

Weller, Marc & Stefan Wolff (eds) (2008) Internationalizing
State-Building after Violent Conflict: Bosnia Ten Years after Dayton
(Routledge) $150.00 

Yurdakul, Gokce (2009) From Guest Workers into Muslims: The
Transformation of Turkish Immigrant Associations in Germany (Cambridge
Scholars) $59.99
 

Journal Special Issues 

A recent issue of Political Psychology is a special issue on the topic
"Political Reconciliation" (Vol. 30, No.2, April 2009). Articles by
David Roman & Suzanne Choi, Michael Wohl & Nyla Branscombe, Craig Blatz,
Karina Schumann, Michael Ross, and other authors are included. 

A recent issue of the Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS) is
a special issue on the topic "Muslims and the State in the Post-9/11
West" (Vol. 35, No. 3, March 2009). An introductory article by Erik
Bleich precedes essays by Shamit Saggar, Jytte Klausen, Frank Buijs,
John Bowen and Christian Joppke.

The latest issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies contains several essays
with a general focus on ?Gender, Race and Religion? (Vol. 32, No. 2;
February 2009). Articles by Martin Blumer & John Solomos, Anna Korteweg
& Yurdakul G k?e, Judith McDonnell & Cileine de Louren?o, Gabriela
Sandoval, and other authors are included. 

A special issue of European Journal of Political Theory is dedicated to
the topic "Recognition: Philosophy and Politics" (Vol. 8, No. 1, 2009).
Edited by Cillian McBride and Jonathan Seglow, the issue contains
articles by Arto Laitinen, Heikki Ikńheimo, Nicholas H. Smith, Jonathan
Seglow, Maeve Cooke and others. 

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A recent issue of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism contains essays
from the 2008 conference on "Nationalism, East and West: Civic and
Ethnic Conceptions of Nationhood" (Vol. 8, No. 3, 2008). 

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A special issue of Ethnopolitics is dedicated to the topic "Federalism,
Regional Autonomy and Conflict" (Vol. 8, No. 1, 2009). The issue is
guest edited by Graham Brown and Rachael Diprose, and contains articles
by John McGarry & Brendan O'Leary, Stefan Wolff, Rotimi Suberu,
Katherine Adeney, and the guest editors. 

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The sixth volume of the European Yearbook of Minority Issues has now
been released. The EYMI provides a review of developments in
minority-majority relations in Europe, combining analysis, commentary
and documentation in relation to conflict management, international
legal developments and domestic legislation affecting minorities in
Europe. Part I contains scholarly articles, and features special focus
sections on Cross-border Cooperation and Minorities in Eastern Europe
and Diversity Management and Integration. Part II contains reports on
the implementation of international instruments for the protection of
minorities as well as new developments in relation to the legal
protection of minorities at the national level. The European Yearbook is
edited in collaboration with the Minorities and Regional Autonomies
Department of the European Academy Bozen/Bolzano. For more information,
go to the ECMI website (Yearbook Section):
http://www.ecmi.de/rubrik/55/european+yearbook/ 

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4. CALL FOR PAPERS 

The journal Romanitas has issues a call for papers for its April 2010
special issue on "Language preservation, rescue, and revival". It seeks
articles reporting on language preservation and revival projects in
speech communities where a Romance language is a factor. The language
that is being rescued may be a Romance variety or an indigenous language
that is threatened by a hegemonic 
Romance language. Articles should be written in Spanish, French,
Portuguese or English. Please send contributions (no more than 30 pages
including bibliography and appendices) in electronic form to Dr. Alicia
Pousada (English Department, UPR, Ręo Piedras) at: pousada.a@gmail.com.
Authors should follow the Romanitas style protocol which can be found
at: http://humanidades.uprrp.edu/romanitas/english/style.html . The
deadline
for submission is November 30, 2009. 

The journal Essays in Philosophy has issued a call for papers for its
upcoming special issue on the theme ?Collective Responsibility? (Vol.
10, No.2, June 2009). Questions involving collective responsibility
challenge us to understand the very nature of responsibility, especially
in regard to the type of
entity that can be said to be responsible for an event, action, or its
consequences. Additionally, this topic raises questions regarding the
nature of group membership and its effects for individuals. The editors
of Essays in Philosophy invite submissions that serve to expand the
philosophical literature on questions of this
nature. The special issue editor is Loren Cannon, of Humboldt State
University. All submissions should be sent before March 1st to the
General Editor, at: mfg1@humboldt.edu 

The editors of the periodical "Monist" have issued two calls for
papers that may interest newsletter readers. The first is for an
upcoming special issue on the theme "Cosmopolitanism: For and Against"
(Vol. 94, No. 4, 2011). According to cosmopolitanism, every person has
global stature as the ultimate unit of moral concern and is therefore
entitled to equal respect and consideration. This issue is intended as a
forum for debates about the pros and cons of cosmopolitanism. It will
address questions such as: What does cosmopolitanism require by way of
obligations of justice? What kinds of reforms to global and local
institutions do cosmopolitans require? Do we have further, more
demanding, obligations to compatriots or to family members? Do
non-cosmopolitan theories provide a better account of our obligations
and allow us a more useful framework for mediating the interests of
compatriots and non-compatriots? The deadline for submissions is October
31, 2010. Advisory Editor for this issue is Gillian Brock, University of
Auckland, email: g.brock@auckland.ac.nz 
The call for papers is available on the Monist website: 
http://monist.buffalo.edu/callsforpapers.html#Cosmopolitanism 

The second is for a Monist issue on "The Dilemmas of Multiculturalism"
(Vol. 95, No. 1, January 2012). The Advisory Editor for the issue is H.
E. Baber (University of San Diego, email: baber@sandiego.edu). The issue
will be concerned with dilemmas that arise when cultural norms of
minority communities conflict with norms of the larger society. To what
extent are liberal democracies obliged to accommodate illiberal
communities whose policies and practices constrain the options of their
members? Is multiculturalism bad for women insofar as traditional
cultures promote practices and prescribe roles for women that are, by
Western standards, restrictive or oppressive? Is multiculturalism good
for minority communities? Is there a conflict of interest between
cultural preservationists and those individuals who would prefer to
assimilate into the wider culture? Do individuals in minority
communities have an obligation to identify with ancestral cultures? Are
efforts to maintain traditional languages, practices and traditions of
necessity in the interest of members of these 
societies? Do such efforts preserve a culture or thwart its natural
development? Contributors are invited to address these and related
questions posed by multiculturalism. The deadline for submissions:
January 31, 2011. For details, visit the Monist website: 
http://monist.buffalo.edu/callsforpapers.html#Multiculturalism 

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5. RELATED RESEARCH PROJECTS

A new research project known as "EUCITAC" (Access to citizenship in
Europe) has been established, which will run from January 2009 to June
2010. The EUCITAC project will establish a specialised comparative
European observatory on citizenship laws and policies in the 27 Member
States of the EU and neighbouring countries, which will be nested within
a major new web platform European Democracy Observatory (EUDO) at the
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University
Institute) as well as within the EUROPA institute site at Edinburgh
University. EUCITAC will provide a unique and comprehensive information
resource on citizenship in Europe for governments, researchers, migrant
organisations and NGOs. It will identify major trends and problems in
citizenship policies as a basis for informed policies and community
action. For information, please contact EUCITAC@ed.ac.uk, or visit: 
http://www.iue.it/RSCAS//Research/EUDO/s-o%20citizenship.shtml

The Centre for Interdisciplinary Research at the University of Bielefeld
has established a new research group on "E Pluribus Unum? Ethnic
Identities in Transnational Integration Processes in the Americas". It
will explore contemporary constructions and uses of ethnicity in North,
Central and South America against the background of intensifying
transnationalism. Ethnicity and identity politics will be examined in
the inter-American context from perspectives like that of Pierre
Bourdieu. The main organizers are Sebastian Thies (Blielefeld), Josef
Raab (Duisburg-Essen), and Olaf Kaltmeier (Bielefeld). For 
more information, visit the project-s website at:
http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/ZIF/FG/2008Pluribus/einfuehrung.html. 
Inquiries about this research group can be sent to research assistants
Daniela Opitz (email: 
Daniela.opitz@uni-bielefeld.de) and Astrid Haas (email:
astrid.haas@uni-bielefeld.de); tel: +49 521 106-2781. 


6. INTERNET RESOURCES 

A recent issue of Boston Review contains a symposium on Joseph Carens's
work on the ethics of immigration. In his article, Carens argues for
amnesty for irregular migrants, followed by 16 comments and a response
by Carens. The web-link to this special issue is 
http://bostonreview.net/current_issue/

Between autumn 2007 and spring 2008, a series of national training
seminars financed by the European Commission were conducted under the
banner of "National Non-Discrimination and Diversity Management
Seminars". That seminar series brought together 1100 participants from
NGOs, and close to 300 participants from trade unions, for training in
national non-discrimination seminars to raise awareness and
understanding of national legislation and policy. The key tools for
these seminars include training manuals for NGOs, which are available at
the first web-link below. Additionally, national reports 
summarizing activities and findings in each country are found at the
second  web-link. 
http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=427&langId=en&moreDocuments=yes 
http://ec.europa.eu/social/main.jsp?catId=667&langId=en&moreDocuments=yes



7. COURSES, FELLOWSHIPS AND PRIZES

A summer academy on "Minorities in Eastern Europe: Minority Politics
and Minority Conflicts in Eastern Europe from the 19th to the 21st
Centuries" will take place at Leibniz University, Hannover Summer
Academy, from August 30-September 13, 2009. The two-week academy will
offer varied opportunities, organized in cooperation with Eastern
European partner universities. Presentations; seminars; an international
colloquium for PhD students; simulation of a ?fictitious? minority
conflict; films; excursions; and an interesting cultural program are
included in the curriculum. This academy is directed at PhD students and
those in advanced stages of a master's program.
Applications should be sent by May 15, including letter of application,
CV, letter of recommendation from a university teacher, and proof of
skills in German or English (DSH or TOEFL). For specific details,
contact; Dr. Malte Rolf, Leibniz University, Hannover, Historisches
Seminar (Rolf@hist.uni-hannover.de), or Dr. 
Soren Philipps, Leibniz University, Hannover, European Studies
(s.philipps@ipw.uni-hannover.de). Application forms and program
information (English & German) can be found on the following websites: 
http://www.hist.uni-hannover.de/sommerakademie/minderheiten-in-osteuropa/ 
and http://www.europe.uni-hannover.de/index.php?id=430&L=0. 

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The Joint Master Programme in European Integration and Regionalism
(2009-
10) organized jointly by the University of Graz (Austria), the
University of Zagreb (Croatia) and the Autonomous University of
Barcelona (Spain) in cooperation with the European Academy of Bolzano
(Italy) and the European Institute of Public Administration (Luxembourg
and Barcelona) is a programme designed especially for civil servants,
practitioners and academics. The programme is organized in 5 different
modules covering the topics of the Enlarged European Union; Law of the
European Union; Governance, Public Administration Reform and Economics;
Regional Affairs, Policies, Structures and Management; Human Rights,
Minorities and Diversity Management; and taking place in 5 different
cities: Graz (Austria); Luxembourg; Zagreb (Croatia); Barcelona (Spain)
and Bolzano/Bozen (Italy). The application process is open until 15 June
2009. 
Applications can be made either to the full Programme or to single
modules. 
Further information about the Joint Programme and the application forms
are available at http://www.eurac.edu/meir, or contact Verena Wisthaler
by email: meir@eurac.edu

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