MINELRES: Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter No. 55, January 2010

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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity 
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy 
No. 55, January 2010


1. Introduction
2. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Democracy and Diversity
3. Upcoming Conferences
4. Recent Publications
5. Call for Papers
6. Fellowships and Courses
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 fifty-fifth 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 sixth 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 2010-11
fellowship will start on July 1, 2010. 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, 2010. 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/jobs.html


A conference on "Biomapping or Biocolonizing? Indigenous Identities and
Scientific Research in the 21st Century" will be held at the Universite
de Savoie, Chambery, France, from January 28-30, 2010. It seeks to
explore the reaction of indigenous peoples to recent scientific research
such as the Human Genome Diversity Project or more specific studies on
indigenous populations. For more information, contact Susanne Berthier
at susanne.berthier@univ-savoie.fr, or Sandrine Tolazzi at
sandrine.tolazzi@u-grenoble3.fr, or visit the conference website

"Land of Promise: Stories of the Immigrant in Multicultural Canada" is a
conference organized by the Centre for Canadian Studies of Jadavpur
University, India, from February 3rd to 5th, 2010. The conference will
involve a dialogue between the local and the global and highlight the
concerns within the concept of Multiculturalism in Canada. All proposals
must be sent by email, to canadacentreju@gmail.com. For more
information, visit the website

"Autonomy: Imagining Democratic Alternatives in Complex Settings" is a
workshop co-organized by the Ethnicity and Democratic Governance (EDG)
project, to be held on April 13-17, 2010 at the Universidad Carlos III
in Madrid. The workshop convenors are Alain Gagnon (Universite du Quebec
a Montreal) and Michael Keating (European University Institute). It will
explore autonomy as a potential means of managing diversity in highly
differentiated societies. The concept of autonomy has entered into
political debate, for example, in the platform of the Action
Democratique du Quebec and in discussions about territorial devolution
in Europe, as a category distinct from federalism and from
decentralization in a unitary state. Yet the concept is not well defined
or theorised as a distinct form of political order. The workshop will
consider the political economy of autonomy, exploring how autonomous
territorial developments can be constructed, rather than limiting
discussions solely to constitutional matters. For more information,
visit: http://www.queensu.ca/edg/CFP_autonomy.pdf

"Digital Diasporas: Distances, Cultures, Languages" is a seminar to be
held at the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature
Association (ACLA) on April 1-4, 2010 in New Orleans. This seminar will
address aspects of internet culture that cross, crush, redefine, and/or
reinforce borders; that eradicate and/or extend notions of distance;
that legitimate, destabilize, and/or invent linguistic practices.
Potential topics include (but are certainly not limited to) blogs,
Twitter feeds, YouTube, Facebook, SMS and mobile telephony, listservs,
MMORPGs, lurkers, activists, hacking, art, affinity groups, citizenship,
affect, nationality, gender, race, class, geographies, histories,
literacies. Work representing all theoretical inclinations is welcome.
Please contact Scott Kushner (scott.kushner@gmail.com) with questions,
or visit the ACLA conference website at http://acla.org/acla2010.

The Student Caucus at CERIS - the Ontario Metropolis Centre is hosting
the Annual Graduate Student Conference on Friday April 23rd, 2010 at
York University, Toronto, on the theme "(Re)Imagining Canada: Migration,
Transnationalism, and Diaspora". This event offers graduate students
interested in migration studies the opportunity to present and discuss
their research with fellow students in an intellectually vibrant,
supportive, and multidisciplinary forum. The theme of (Re)Imagining
Canada: Migration, Transnationalism, and Diaspora embraces a
comprehensive and interdisciplinary discussion of contemporary
international migration around such issues as: Safety and Health Issues
for Newcomers; Migration and Settlement Experiences of Youth; Heightened
Security and Citizenship Policies and Programs; Images and
Representations of Migrants and Migration; Precarious Status and
Employment; Everyday Lives and Identities in Diasporas and Transnational
Communities; Civic, Economic and Social Inclusion; The Homes and Housing
of Newcomers; Ethnoscapes and Identities; Gender and Sexuality in
Migrants Lives' Politics and Policies of Migration. Presenters should be
current graduate students or students who have completed graduate
studies within the past two years. Abstracts should be submitted
electronically to ceris@yorku.ca no later than March 1, 2010. For
information see the CERIS website, http://ceris.metropolis.net, or
contact the organising committee at ceris@yorku.ca.

"Forced Migration: Challenges and Change" is the theme of the annual
conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration
Studies (CARFMS), which will be held from May 6-8, 2010, at Mc Master
University, Hamilton, Ontario. It will bring together researchers,
policymakers, displaced persons and advocates from diverse disciplinary
and regional backgrounds to discuss the changes and challenges faced in
the field of forced migration. We invite participants from a wide range
of perspectives to explore the practical, experiential, policy-oriented,
legal and theoretical questions raised by different processes of change
affecting forced migrants at the local, national, regional and
international levels. All proposals for communications must be submitted
by February 25th, 2010 via the conference website at
http://carfmsconference.yorku.ca/. For more information, please contact
Ms Heather Johnson at johnsohl@mcmaster.ca.

The Graduate Law Students' Association (GLSA) of Osgoode Hall Law School
is pleased to invite graduate students and junior faculty to submit
abstracts to its annual academic conference. Hosted in Toronto, Canada
from May 21-22, 2010, this year's theme - Beyond Law - welcomes
applications from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. 'Beyond
Law' aims to consider law from multiple viewpoints, foregrounding the
importance of legal pluralism as well as interdisciplinary work. We
invite scholars to move beyond the courtroom, the legislature and the
law office to discuss the relevance of law in society. Intersections
such as law & geography; law & literature; law & philosophy; law &
religion; and law & history are now familiar means of bringing legal
theory into discussion with other fields. For more information, see

The Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Project will be hosting a
workshop on "Territory, Diversity and Citizenship" on June 4 - 5, 2010
at Queen's University in Kingston, Canada. This workshop aims to bring
normative theorists and empirical social scientists together to address
some of the central normative and practical dimensions of conflict that
involve disputes about territory. Practically, the workshop is
interested in issues of corrective justice in cases where people settle
on land previously held by another group (e.g. in Israel-Palestine,
Cyprus, South Africa, India), cases of secession, boundary disputes,
demands for autonomy, assertion of exclusive citizenship rights for
autochthons (sons of the soil), and aboriginal land claims in former
colonies of settlement, as well as to changing forms of land tenure and
property rights both rural and urban. We are interested in papers that
focus on how the politics of ethnic/cultural/religious identities play a
role in many of the claims made for land. We are also interested in
examining the kinds of moral claims that communities involved in such
disputes can make for entitlement to land and the justifiability of
these claims. For more information, contact the organizers Margaret
Moore (Margaret.moore@queensu.ca) or Avigail Eisenberg
(avigaile@uvic.ca), or check the call for papers:

A conference on "Citizenship in a Globalized World: Perspectives from
the Immigrant Democracies", will be held at the University of New South
Wales in Sydney on 14-15 July 2010, sponsored by the Harvard University
Committee on Australian Studies, the Australian Government Department of
Immigration and Citizenship, and UNSW, and organized by Geoffrey Brahm
Levey and Ayelet Shachar. In many ways, re-emerging and conflicting
dynamics of globalization and protectionism are sharpening a tension at
the very core of liberal democracies, namely, between the commitment to
universal liberal and democratic values, on the one hand, and the
commitment to a particular national culture and political community, on
the other. These complex developments raise a number of pressing
questions, which may be grouped into three clusters: 1) Citizenship and
Justice across Borders; (2) Rethinking the Relationships between Sending
and Receiving Countries; and (3) The Politics of Immigration, the latter
treating how democratic governments and political parties should respond
to public controversy over immigration. For more information, contact
Geoffrey Brahm Levey at g.levey@unsw.edu.au

Laurentian University is hosting a conference on "Language and
Territory" at its campus in Sudbury (Ontario, Canada) from August
29¬September 3, 2010. Languages, as vehicles of history and culture,
evolve differently on diverse territories. As such, the significance of
a given language varies from one territory to another. The concept of
territory, understood in a broad sense, is often used to circumscribe
the activity of a language, by imposing either geopolitical and judicial
frontiers or social parameters. The borders drawn between languages and
territories are, however, not impervious. In fact, these borders change
through time and space; they are subject to prevailing factors such as
the migration of populations, linguistic policies, linguistic and social
representations, education, mass media and socio-cultural values. The
conference proposes to address, in a systematic and analytical fashion,
the often tenuous and porous categories of language and territory. For
more information, as well as the call for papers, please visit:

The Ethnicity and Democratic Governance Project is organizing a workshop
on "International Approaches to Governing Ethnic Diversity: Security,
Democracy and Minority Rights", to be held at Queen's University on
September 24 - 25, 2010 in Kingston, Canada, co-organized by Will
Kymlicka (Queen's University) and Jane Boulden (Royal Military College).
While decisions about the governance of ethnic diversity remain
primarily in the hands of national governments, a wide range of
international actors often seek to influence those decisions, or to
shape their implementation. This workshop will explore the role of
international actors in a variety of settings, in order to better
understand their motivations, capacities, strategies, and effects. By
“international actors” we mean not only traditional intergovernmental
organizations like the United Nations, but also international advocacy
groups (such as Human Rights Watch), international corporations, as well
as a range of third-party actors, such as the foreign aid programs of
Western states. For more information, please contact the conference
organizers (kymlicka@queensu.ca; jane.boulden@rmc.ca) or check the call
for papers: http://www.queensu.ca/edg/CFP_Sep_2010.pdf

"Justice and Migration: Paradoxes of Belonging" is the theme of the 15th
annual International Metropolis Conference, which will take place in The
Hague from October 4-8, 2010. The deadline is April 1 for the Workshop
proposals, and February 19 for the Individual Paper Proposals.
Additional information can be found on the conference website:

A conference on "Human Rights/Social Rights: The Twentieth-Century
Predicament" will take place on December 2-4 2010 in Berlin/Potsdam,
organized by Malgorzata Mazurek (Zentrum fur Zeithistorische Forschung
Potsdam) in conjunction with Sandrine Kott (Universita de Genave), Paul
Betts (University of Sussex), Andreas Eckert (Humboldt-Universitat zu
Berlin) and Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann (ZZF). The keynote speech will be by
Frederick Cooper (New York University). By examining competing
traditions and shifting meanings of human rights, this conference seeks
a critical understanding of social rights in the making of the
contemporary world. It explores historically the ways in which regimes
of social rights converged with the concept of human rights as a result
of wartime and postwar experiences. At the same time it seeks to
understand when, how and why social rights have been defined, pursued
and applied as a concept on its own terms in diverse political orders
and spaces (democracies, dictatorships, empires and nation-states). Our
intention is to bring together scholarship on histories of (state)
socialism, welfare-states, international organizations as well as
colonialism and post-colonialism, while stressing different historical
lineages of human rights. If you are interested in presenting a paper,
please send a short abstract of your proposed paper (max. 500 words), an
abstract of your ongoing research related to the subject of the
conference (max. 1000 words) as well as your curriculum vitae. The
deadline for submissions is February 15, 2010. The papers will be
pre-circulated among all participants to leave room for discussion at
the conference. Please address all queries and abstracts to: Malgorzata
Mazurek socialrights@zzf-pdm.de.


Books (prices in US$)

Agunias, Dovelyn Rannveig (2009) Closing the Distance: How Governments
Strengthen Ties with Their Diasporas (MPI), $19.95.

Ata, Abe (2009) Us and Them: Muslim-Christian Relations and Cultural
Harmony in Australia (Australian Academic Press) $29.95.

Bertelsmann Stifting and Migration Policy Institute (eds.) (2009)
Migration, Public Opinion and Politics (Transatlantic Council on
Migration), $30.

Bonifacio, Tibe Glenda (2009) Gender, Religion, and Migration: Pathways
of Integration (Lexington), $64.13.

Capanema de Almeida, Silvia and Anias Flechet (eds.) (2009) De La
Democratie raciale au multiculturalisme: Bresil, Ameriques, Europe
(Peter Lang), $45.95.

Clark, Kamari Maxine and Mark Goodale (eds.) (2009) Mirrors of Justice:
Law and Power in the Post-Cold War Era (Cambridge UP), $87.83.

Council of Europe (2009), Heritage and Beyond (Council of Europe), $46.

de Guchteneire, Paul, Antoine Pecoud and Ryszard Cholewinski (2009)
Migration and Human Rights: The United Nations Convention on Migrant
Workers' Rights (UNESCO), $121.37.

De Schutter, Helder and Ronald Tinnevelt (eds.) (2010) Do Co-Nationals
Have Priority Over Other Human Beings? Essays on David Miller
(Routledge), $126.67.

Cohen, Elizabeth (2009) Semi-Citizenship in Democratic Politics
(Cambridge UP), $80.

Jesse, Neal and Kristen Williams (2010) Ethnic Conflict: A Systematic
Approach to Cases of Conflict (CQ Press), $42.95.

Jones, Steven and Eric Sheffield (eds.) (2009) The Role of Religion in
21st Century Public Schools (Peter Lang), $32.95.

Kahane, David, Daniel Weinstock, Dominique Leydet, and Melissa Williams
(2010) Deliberative Democracy in Practice (UBC Press), $85.

Kamusella, Tomasz and Krzystof Jaskulowski (eds.) (2009) Nationalisms
Today (Peter Lang), $70.95.

Klusmeyer, Douglas B. and Demetrios Papademetriou (2009) Immigration
Policy in the Federal Republic of Germany (Berghahn), $85.63.

Marc, Alexandre (2009) Delivering Services in Multicultural Societies
(World Bank), $25.

Prugl, Elisabeth and Markus Thiel (eds.) (2009) Diversity in the
European Union (Palgrave), $99.94.

Stefano Recchia and Nadia Urbinati (eds.) (2009), Giuseppe Mazzini's
Writings on Democracy, Nation Building, and International Relations
(Princeton UP), $29.95.

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

Samito, Christian G. (2009) Becoming American Under Fire: Irish
Americans, African Americans, and the Politics of Citizenship during the
Civil War Era (Cornell University Press), $31.96.

Timmerman, Christiane et al (eds.) (2009) In-Between Spaces: Christian
and Muslim Minorities in Transition in Europe and the Middle East (Peter
Lang), $56.95.

Journal Special Issues

There is a special issue on ethnic censuses and regime change in
Critique Internationale (#45, 2009), guest-edited by Morgane Labbe, with
articles by Labee, Dominique Arel, Eloi Ficquet, Vatthana Pholsena, and
Marie Lader-Fouladi.

There is a symposium on "Realignments of citizenship", guest-edited by
Rainer Baubock and Virginie Guiraudon in Citizenship Studies vol. 13/5
(2009), with articles by Christine Chwaszcza, Michael Keating, Bruno de
Witte, and the editors.

There is a review symposium on Veit Bader's book Secularism or
Democracy? in Ethnicities Vol. 9/4 (2009), with reviews by Will
Kymlicka, Rajeev Bhargava and Christian Joppke, and a response from

There is a symposium in the Journal of International Migration and
Integration Volume 10 Number 4 (2009) that focuses on Migration, Crime
and Justice with articles by Scot Wortley, Rob White, Jock Collins and
Carol Reid, Scott H. Decker, Frank van Gemert and David C. Pyrooz,
Marian J. Rossiter and Katherine R. Roissiter, Annmarie Barnes and Scott
Wortley and Akwasi Owusu-Bempah.

There is a symposium on "Toward More Realistic Models of Deliberative
Democracy" in the Journal of Political Philosophy Vol. 18/1, (2010) with
articles by Andre Bachtiger, Simon Niemeyer, Michael Neblo, Marco R.
Steenbergen and Jurg Steiner, Jane J. Mansbridge with James Bohman,
Simone Chambers, David Estlund, Andreas Follesdal, Archon Fung, Cristina
Lafont, Bernard Manin and Jose Luis Marti, and Claudia Landwehr.

There is a symposium on the national and international legal dimensions
of accommodating ethnic diversity in the Balkans in the Review of
Central and East European Law Review (Vol. 34, #4, 2009), with articles
by Joseph Marko, Benedikt Harzl, Alice Engl, Florian Bieber, Soren Keil,
Bernhard Knoll, and Markko Kallonen.

The journal Citizenship Teaching and Learning has a special issue on
"Canadian Perspectives on Democracy, Diversity and Citizenship
Education" (Vol. 5/2, 2009), guest-edited by Alan Sears, with articles
by Yvonne Hebert, Mark Evans, Jeff Orr and Robyn Ronayne, Kristina
Llewellyn and Joel Westheimer, Carla Peck, and Ottilia Chareka.


Australasian Canadian Studies, the official journal of the Association
for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ), invites
submissions for a special issue on "Globalising Indigeneity: New
Research Directions". The journal is looking for paper engaging with
contemporary Indigenous issues in an Australian, Canadian and/or New
Zealand context. Possible themes include: Culture, Nation and Identity;
Human Rights; Government Interventions; Health; Land and Resources;
Removal of Children; Self-reliant governance; Intellectual Property and
Museum Anthropology. Articles should be sent by email to the Journal
Editor Dr Robyn Morris at robynm@uow.edu.au by February1st, 2010. For
more information, send an email to Dr Robyn Morris or visit website

The Canadian Social Work Journal is soliciting short articles for a
special issue on the settlement and integration of newcomers to Canada.
The special issue will be edited by a combined team of academic social
workers and policy-makers. Although social workers have been working
towards culturally sensitive service, the predicaments and challenges
that newcomers face are beyond cultural or racial discrimination.
Newcomers arrive through a range of programs which may impact on their
life chances and outcomes in the social, economic, cultural and civic
spheres of Canadian life. Many social workers are not adequately
prepared to work with these populations and there is a need to raise
awareness of the challenges faced by newcomers among the social work
profession. This special issue will feature articles by researchers and
practitioners that illustrate the range of issues faced by newcomers and
present considerations and best practices to guide social workers in
their work with newcomers. In addition, this special issue is an
opportunity to promote the roles and functions of social work among the
policy-makers and practitioners in the field of immigrant settlement and
integration. The deadline for submission of articles is February 22,
2010. Please address enquiries and articles to: Meredith Henley

The editors of a volume on "Citizenship, Democracy, and the University:
Theory and Practice in Europe and North America" are seeking papers
exploring the role of post-secondary educational institutions in
preparing citizens for meaningful participation in democracies, whether
in Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and North America. Chapters may focus
on particular approaches within a college or university, or may discuss
how the efforts or issues of a different sector (e.g. schools, NGOs,
businesses, governments, communities) hold implications for colleges and
universities. The volume is being edited by Jason A. Laker (Queen’s
University), Kornelija Mrnjaus (University of Rijeka, Croatia) and
Concepcion Naval (Universidad de Navarra, Spain). Interested
contributors are encouraged to inquire with questions. Proposals of 1-3
pages should be sent via email attachment in English containing a draft
title, abstract, and outline; along with a current CV or resume to
jason.laker@queensu.ca by Tuesday, March 1st, 2010.

The editors of a historical encyclopedia of immigration, a reference
work to be published by Greenwood Press/ABC-CLIO, are inviting writers
to express their interest in providing essay-length entries of between
6,000 and 8,000 words, with up-to-date bibliography, on a wide range of
topics on immigration history in the United States. This is a
time-sensitive project, with expected publication in the winter of 2010.
Essays have a March deadline for drafts, with final copy due by April.
An honorarium will be provided to authors. Prospective writers are asked
to contact the editor by email (pjhayesphd@gmail.com). 


The Centre for Refugee Studies at York University is holding its Summer
Course on Refugee and Forced Migration Issues on May 8-16 2010 in
Toronto. The Summer Course is an internationally acclaimed eight-day
course for academic and field-based practitioners working in the area of
forced migration. It serves as a hub for researchers, students, service
providers and policy makers to share information and ideas. The Summer
Course is designed for academic and field-based practitioners working in
the area of forced migration. Participants typically include government
officials, non-government organization personnel, university faculty,
and graduate students. Forms and Information may be accessed from
http://www.yorku.ca/crs/summer.htm, or by contacting Summer Course
Coordinator Irene Connie Tumwebaze at summer@yorku.ca.

The Center of Study and Investigation for Global Dialogues (Barcelona,
Spain) is offering a two-week summer institute (in English) open to
advanced undergraduate/graduate students, post-doctoral candidates,
junior faculty and professionals on decolonial thought and knowledge on
"Decolonizing Knowledge and Power: Postcolonial Studies, Decolonial
Horizons", to be held in Tarragona, Spain on July 8-22, 2010. The
international Summer School is in its second year and aims at enlarging
the scope of the conversation (analysis and investigation) of the hidden
agenda of modernity (that is, coloniality) in the sphere of knowledge,
power and higher education. The professors invited for the 2010
Decolonizing Knowledge and Power Summer School cover different thematic
fields of study, historical periods and regions of the world: Africa,
Europe, the Americas, the Atlantic, the Caribbean and the US. This
year's faculty include Chela Sandoval, Salman Sayyid, Nelson
Maldonado-Torres, James Cohen, Ramon Grosfoguel, Oscar Guardiola-Rivera,
Kwame Nimako, Tiffany Ruby Patterson and Daphne V. Taylor-Garcia. The
deadline for applications is February 1st, 2010. For more information,
visit the website: http://www.dialogoglobal.com/application.php

The ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius has established a scholarship
program focusing on migration and urban studies. The scholarship program
entitled "Settling Into Motion: The Bucerius Ph.D. Scholarships in
Migration Studies" started in 2008 and hosts currently 22 international
fellows. It seeks to address the ongoing transformations in societies
where migration is just one factor among others generating change. For
2010 proposals studying "Migration, Diversity and the Future of Modern
Societies" are especially welcome. Within this international program,
the ZEIT-Stiftung grants six to eight Ph.D. scholarships per year.
Applicants must be Ph.D. students of (in a broad sense) social sciences.
The scholarships involve a monthly stipend of 1.200 Euros as well as
yearly conferences and workshops. The deadline for applications is 25
February 2010. Please find further information as well as the online
application on the program's website:


The Immigrant Voting Project is a resource and a network dedicated to
promoting informed discussion about the practice of noncitizen
immigrants voting, focusing on the United States. The Project is
premised on the view that immigrant voting promotes civic participation,
gives voice to one of the last disenfranchised segments of the
population, and increases government accountability in immigrant
communities. For more details, visit the Project website,
http://www.immigrantvoting.org/, which contains many resources on the
history and contemporay practice of non-citizen voting in the U.S. 

The Carnegie Council on Ethics and International Affairs has posted a
collection of papers on "The Right to Move", exploring the ethics of an
international right to migration. Authors include James Farrer, Devin T.
Stewart, Florian Coulmas, John Haffner, Mark Raper, and Mathias Risse.
For access to the papers, and more information on the Right to Move
project, visit: 

The National Foundation for Education Research in Britain has recently
released three publications of potential interest to readers: (1)
"Embedding citizenship education (CE) in secondary schools in England
(2002-08)" - the seventh annual report from the Citizenship Education
Longitudinal Study (CELS), concentrating on emerging lessons from 12
longitudinal case-study schools that CELS has been following since CE
became a statutory part of the curriculum in 2002; (2) "Citizenship and
values education to the rescue! A shared call to action" by the Five
Nations Network, calling on politicians and policy makers to make a
renewed commitment to citizenship and values education to enable young
people to engage with our increasingly complex, challenging and changing
world; and (3) "Pupil assessment in citizenship education: purposes,
practices and possibilities", a report exploring whether and how pupils
can be assessed in citizenship education, collecting comparative
information on current policies, purposes and practices in eight
countries - England, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, The Netherlands, Northern
Ireland, Scotland and Wales. All NFER reports on citizenship education
are available on their website at: http://www.nfer.ac.uk/citizenship/

The Interdisciplinary Research Group in Immigration (GRITIM) at the
Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona is pleased to announce the
beginning of its on-line publication, GRITIM-UPF Working Paper Series.
The main purpose is to disseminate academic research work-in-progress
that contributes to the European approach on immigration and diversity.
We want to encourage all researchers working in the field to submit
their proposals to gritim@upf.edu. For more information, visit the
Working Paper website
(http://upf.edu/gritim/coneixement/workingpaper.html) or contact Nuria
Franco Guillen, GRITIM Coordinator, at http://www.upf.edu/gritim or


If you would like to announce a new research project, publication, call
for papers, or upcoming conference in a future issue of this newsletter,
please contact us at cded@post.queensu.ca, or you can write to the Forum
for Philosophy and Public Policy, Department of Philosophy, Queen's
University, Watson Hall 313, Kingston Ontario K7L 3N6, Canada. Fax:

Special thanks to Octavian Busuioc for research help, and to Lise
Charlebois for help with the distribution of the

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