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

No. 43, December 2006


1. Introduction
2. Postdoctoral Fellowship in Democracy and Diversity
3. Upcoming Conferences
4. Recent Publications
5. Call for Papers
6. Internet Resources
7. Awards, Fellowships, and Courses


The Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy at Queen's University is 
organizing a multi-year, research project on citizenship, democracy and 
minority rights in multiethnic states, under the direction of Prof. Will 
Kymlicka. As part of this project, the Forum distributes a quarterly 
newsletter updating recent developments in the field, of which this is
the forty-third issue. We hope that it will be of interest to anyone
working in the field, whether in academia, public service, or
non-governmental organizations.

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


We are now inviting applications for the third 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, and may be
invited to teach up to two half-courses. The 2007-8 fellowship will
commence on July 1, 2007, with a minimum salary of $40,000 Cdn. before
remuneration for teaching. Applicants must have submitted their doctoral
dissertation by that date, and must be within five years of having
received their doctorate. 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 are due by March 1, 2007, and 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. It is the responsibility of the applicants to have at least
three letters of reference sent directly to the above address by the

For further information please contact lavoiemm@post.queensu.ca, or
the Philosophy Department website at: http://www.queensu.ca/philosophy/



The UCL Mellon Programme will host a one-day conference on 'Political 
Theory and the Significance of Culture' on March 16, 2007, at University 
College London. Confirmed speakers are Anne Phillips, Matthew
Festenstein, Cécile Laborde and James Hampshire. For further information
contact Andrew Shorten by email: mailto:a.shorten@ucl.ac.uk, or go to 

The topic for Salzburg Seminar Session 440 will be "Immigration and 
Inclusion: Rethinking National Identity", under the direction of Edward 
Mortimer. The Seminar will take place at Schloss Leopoldskron in
Salzburg, Austria from March 27-April 1, 2007. Details and on-line
registration are available at the Salzburg Seminar website: 

The School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures at the University of 
Manchester will host a conference on "Identity Formation" on April 4, 
2007. Identity formation will be approached via three panels: a) The
Role of Philosophy and Ideology, b) Diasporic and Transcultural
Identities, and c) Narrative Identity. Charles Forsdick and Adrian
Armstrong will be among the guest speakers. Paper abstracts of 150w or
less (in English), indicating the proposed panel, should be sent to: 
The submission deadline is January 15. Further information can be found
on the conference website: 
by contacting Louise Crowther (email: langsconference@yahoo.com).

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) will 
hold its 17th Annual Conference on "The Dark Face of Nationalism: 
Violence, Extremism and the Nation" from April 17-19, 2007 at the London 
School of Economics. The aim is to examine the common impression that 
nationalism is an overwhelmingly negative force, and explore the alleged 
links between nationalism and ideologies such as fascism, racism and 
fundamentalism. Speakers will include: Mark Juergensmeyer, Peter Van Der 
Veer, Carolyn Marvin, Montserrat Guibernau, and Paul Bew. For details, 
visit the conference website: 
http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/conference2007.htm or contact 
conference organizers by email: asen@lse.ac.uk

The Center for North American Studies at Frankfurt University, Germany,
is organizing a conference called "Negotiating Diversity: Transatlantic
Exchanges between Canada and Europe", April 19-21, 2007 at Johann
Wolfgang Goethe University, Frankfurt/Main, Germany. The event will
include sessions on: i) Diversity, Pluralism and Cultural Difference,
and ii) Citizenship, Identity and Nation. Christian Lammert and Katja
Sarowsky are the organizers. For more information, contact the Center
for North American Studies, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of
+49 (0) 69 798 28538 ex. 28521; fax: +49 (0) 69 798 28527 or visit the
conference website: 

The theme for the U.K. Association for Legal and Social Philosophy 
(ALSP)'s 2007 annual conference is "Aliens and Nations: Citizenship, 
Sovereignty and Global Politics in the 21st Century". It take place at
the University of Keele, from April 19-21, 2007, with Seyla Benhabib and
Stephen Macedo as keynote speakers. Conference themes will include the
justice of war and international intervention; immigration and border
controls; multicultural citizenship; citizenship, loyalty and identity;
environmental citizenship; nationhood and self-determination; refugees
and asylum; gender and citizenship; outlaws states and international
law; sovereignty and human rights; and freedom, security and
counter-terrorism. Panel proposals of up to three papers are welcome. A
registration form will be posted on-line at the conference website: 
Send inquiries to conference organizers Glen Newey or Monica Mookherjee
at the following email address: 

The Center for Indigenous Law, Governance & Citizenship at Syracuse 
University's College of Law will host a conference on "International 
Indigenous Citizenship" on April 26-28, 2007. The conference will look
at several methods of defining community and self-determination through
the institution of citizenship. For more information, contact Robert
Odawi Porter, Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse NY, 13244; 
tel: (315) 443-1712; fax: (315) 443-4141; email: odawi@law.syr.edu 
A conference website will be linked to the following website: 


A conference entitled "Citizenship, Identity, and Social Justice" will
be hosted by the Centre for Studies in Social Justice, University of
Windsor, Windsor, Ontario, from May 17-19, 2007. Keynote speakers will
include Janine Brodie and Eleonore Kofman. Additional information can be
obtained on the conference website: 
http://infoservices.uwindsor.ca/ocs/index.php?cf=1 or by contacting
conference organizers: nnoel@uwindsor.ca

A workshop entitled "Towards a Sociology of Human Rights: Theoretical
and Empirical Contributions" will be held by the International Institute
for the Sociology of Law in Onati, Spain, from May 24-25, 2007. The
workshop will explore new sociological approaches to human rights in the
context of globalization. For more information, contact conference
organizers: Mikael Madsen (Mikael.Madsen@jur.ku.dk) or Gert Verschraegen

A major international conference entitled "Muslim Diasporas: Religious
and National Identity, Gender, Cultural Resistance", will be held June
1-3, 2007, at York University in Toronto. The event, sponsored by York
University and the Ford Foundation, is part of a larger research project
that brings scholars of Islam together with experts on immigration,
multiculturalism, citizenship, ethnicity, and gender. Those interested
in presenting papers should send a 200w abstract prior to April 30 to
Haideh Moghissi, MCRI Diaspora, Islam and Gender Project, York
University, (Moghissi@yorku.ca)

The Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism 
(CRONEM) of the University of Surrey will hold its Annual Conference on 
the theme "Nationalism and National Identities Today: Multidisciplinary 
Perspectives". The event will take place June 12-13, 2007 at the 
University of Surrey, UK, and will involve experts from political
science, political geography, history, psychology, sociology and
sociolinguistics. Speakers will include James Anderson, Susan Condor,
Nira Yuval-Davis, John Hutchinson, George Kolankiewicz, Umut Özkirimli
and Patrick Stevenson. Proposals for panels and/or individual papers are
invited on any aspect of contemporary nationalism, particularly concepts
of nationhood and national identity, comparisons of new and old forms of
nationalism, nationalistic reactions to globalization and transnational
flows, reassertions of national identities, national acculturation
processes, secessionist and irredentist movements, diasporic
nationalisms, failed states and nationhood and civic nationalism. The
submission deadline for proposals is February 15. Send abstracts to
Mirela Dumic (email: M.Dumic@surrey.ac.uk), Centre for Research on
Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM), School of Arts,
Communication and Humanities, 21 AC 05, University of Surrey, Guildford,
Surrey GU2 7XH. To register for this conference or for more information,
visit the following webpage (and follow the "Nationalism and National
Identities" link): 

A conference entitled "Nations without States in the Global World", 
co-organized by the Association for the Study of Ethnicity and
Nationalism (ASEN) and the LSE will take place June 28-29, 2007 at Queen
Mary College, University of London. For more information, contact:
Montserrat Guibernau, Queen Mary University of London; 
fax: +44 (0) 207882 7855; email: M.Guibernau@qmul.ac.uk

The Seventh International Conference on "Diversity in Organizations, 
Community and Nations" will be held in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on
July 3-6, 2007. The conference will provide a forum for scholars and 
governmental experts to discuss diversity and community in both
real-world situations and against the background of globalization.
Contributors should submit a title and short abstract prior to January
31. For details, go to: 

The School of Politics, International Studies and Philosophy, Queen's 
University, Belfast, will host a major interdisciplinary event called 
"Beyond the Nation? Critical Reflections on Nations and Nationalism in 
Uncertain Times" on September 12-14, 2007. The goal is to bring 
international researchers and scholars of nationalism studies, ethnic 
conflict studies, comparative politics, European studies, international 
relations/theory, political history, political theory/philosophy, social 
history/theory, and law together to explore the role and viability of 
today's nationalism. The event will take place at Queen's University, 
Belfast's central campus, and will be comprised of workshops, plenaries, 
keynote addresses and other gatherings. Speakers will include: Adrian 
Guelke, Michael Keating, John McGarry, David Miller, Margaret Moore, 
Ephraim Nimni and Brendan O'Leary. A pre-conference workshop will take 
place September 10-12, organized by the International Political Studies 
Association (IPSA)'s Research Committee on Politics and Ethnicity
(RC14), devoted to the theme "The Challenge of Ethno-Nationalism". The
conference is open to presenters as well as the general public. For more
details and paper submission info, consult the conference website: 

The "Ethnicity and Democratic Governance" (EDG) project at Queen's 
University, Kingston is organizing a major conference on "Immigration, 
Minorities, and Multiculturalism in Democracies" from October 25-27,
2007 at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal. The event will
explore the evolution of ethnocultural identities and movements, and
examine how they are impacted by political and economic institutions.
Abstracts for panels and individual papers should be submitted prior to
March 31. Details and a CFP can be found on the EDG website: 


"Multiculturalism, Modernity and Citizenship in Canada" is the title of
a conference hosted at Marc Bloch University in Strasbourg on November
9-10, 2007. Presentations will be organized around three workshops: 1)
citizenship, multiculturalism and identities: the modernity of Canadian
society; 2) nation or nations? What citizenship for the Aboriginal
peoples of Canada?; and 3) linguistic pluralism and citizenship: theory,
policy and practice. Paper proposals should be sent by April 15, 2007 to
Gwendolyne Cressman (gwencressman@free.fr). Additional conference info
can be found at the following website: 

The Fourth International Conference of the Faculty of Al-Alsun, Minia 
University, Egypt will be on the theme of "Preserving Linguistic and 
Cultural Identity in the Age of Globalization". The conference will take 
place from April 23-25, 2007, and will involve academic, governmental
and NGO representatives. Complete details can be found at: 
http://www.minia.edu.eg/con-alusn.htm, or by contacting conference
organizers by email: alsunminia@gmail.com

"Secession as an International Phenomenon" is a conference being
organized by the Association for Research on Ethnicity and Nationalism
in the Americas (ARENA), a new international organization meant to
broaden debates about nationalism. The event will take place December
6-8, 2007, and its venue is where modern secession began, in Charleston,
South Carolina. The conference is open to all disciplines, and papers
dealing with both historic and contemporary separatist movements and
their opponents are welcome. Featured speakers will include William
Freehling, Allen Buchanan, Robert E. Bonner, Susan-Mary Grant, Bruno
Coppieters, Margaret Moore, and Andrés Reséndez. The submission deadline
is January 1. 
Send proposals to: ARENA@sc.edu For more information, contact Don H.
Doyle, University of South Carolina, 245 Gambrell Hall, Columbia, SC
29208; email: don.doyle@sc.edu; or visiting the following CFP: 

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


Alfred, Taiaiake (2005) Wasáse: Indigenous Pathways of Action and
(Broadview) $24.95

Banting, Keith and Will Kymlicka (2006) Multiculturalism and the Welfare 
State: Recognition and Redistribution in Contemporary Democracies
(Oxford UP) $35.00

Beck, Ulrich (2006) Cosmopolitan Vision (Polity) $24.95

Bell, Daniel A. & Jean-Marc Coicaud (eds) (2006) Ethics in Action: The 
Ethical Challenges of International Human Rights NGOs (Cambridge UP) 

Bickerton, James, Stephen Brooks & Alain-G Gagnon (2006) Freedom,
Equality and Community: The Political Philosophy of Six Influential
(McGill-Queen's University Press) $75.00

Browning, Don (2006) Universalism vs. Relativism: Making Moral Judgments 
in a Changing, Pluralistic, Threatening World (Rowman & Littlefield). 

Byram, Michael and Mike Fleming (eds) (2006) Education for Intercultural 
Citizenship: Concepts And Comparisons (Multilingual Matters) $42.95

Castellino, Joshua and Elvira Dominguez Redondo (2006) Minority Rights
in Asia: A Comparative Legal Analysis (Oxford University Press) $105.00

Council of Europe (2006) The Challenge of Transcultural Diversities: 
Cultural Policy and Cultural Diversity (Council of Europe) $29.00

Council of Europe (2006) Achieving Social Cohesion in a Multicultural 
Europe - Concepts, Situation and Developments (Council of Europe) $56.00

Edge, Peter W. (2006) Religion and Law (Ashgate) $99.95

Fought, Carmen (2006) Language and Ethnicity (Cambridge UP) $32.54

Frost, Catherine (2006) Morality and Nationalism (Routledge) $105.00

Ghebrewebet, Helen (2006) Identifying Units of Statehood and Determining 
International Boundaries: A Revised Look at the Doctrine of Uti
Possidetis and the Principle of Self-Determination (Peter Lang) $43.95

Govier, Trudy (2006) Taking Wrongs Seriously (Humanity Books) $42.00

Heater, Derek (2006) Citizenship in Britain: A History (Columbia UP) 

Hoerder, Dirk, Yvonne Hébert & Irina Schmitt (eds) (2006) Negotiating 
Transcultural Lives: Belongings and Social Capital among Youth in 
Comparative Perspectives (University of Toronto Press) $27.95

Hollinger, David (2006) Cosmopolitanism and Solidarity: Studies in 
Ethnoracial, Religious and Professional Affiliation in the United States 
(University of Wisconsin Press) $29.95

Kennedy-Dubourdieu, Elaine (ed) (2006) Race and Inequality: World 
Perspectives on Affirmative Action (Ashgate) $99.95

Kahler, Miles & Barbara Walter (eds) (2006) Territoriality and Conflict
in an Era of Globalization (Cambridge UP) $34.99

Laurence, Jonathan & Justin Vaísse (2006) Integrating Islam: Political
and Religious Challenges in Contemporary France 
(Brookings Institution Press) $16.29

Mitnick, Eric J. (2006) Rights, Groups, and Self-Invention: 
Group-Differentiated Rights in Liberal Theory (Ashgate) $99.95

Moucheboeuf, Alcidia (2006) Minority Rights Jurisprudence - Digest 
(Council of Europe) $120.00

Majtényi, Balázs and Balázs Vizi (2006) A Minority in Europe -
Selected International Documents Regarding the Roma (Gondolat-RIENM).

Oakes, Leigh and Jane Warren (2007) Language, Citizenship and Identity
in Quebec (Palgrave) $80.00

Rodriguez-Pinero, Luis (2005) Indigenous Peoples, Postcolonialism, and 
International Law (Oxford University Press) $110.00

Stuart, Robert (2006) Marxism and National Identity (SUNY Press) $29.95

Vermeersch, Peter (2006) The Romani Movement: Minority Politics and
Ethnic Mobilization in Contemporary Central Europe, (Berghahn) $80.00

Wilson, John & Karyn Stapleton (eds) (2006) Devolution and Identity 
(Ashgate) $99.95

Yiftachel, Oren (2006) Ethnocracy: Land and Identity Politics in 
Israel/Palestine (University of Pennsylvania Press) $69.95

Journal Special Issues

The journal International Migration recently published a debate about
the Danish cartoon controversy, entitled; "The Danish Cartoon Affair:
Free Speech, Racism, Islamism, and Integration" (Vol. 44, Issue 5,
December 2006). Tariq Modood, Randall Hansen, Erik Bleich, Brendan
O'Leary and Joseph H. Carens participate in the discussion, which is
available on-line: 

The October edition of Social Theory and Practice is a special issue on 
"Cosmopolitanism and the State" (Vol. 32, No. 4, October 2006). Guest 
edited by Victoria Costa and Joshua Gert, this issue contains essays by 
Eamonn Callan, Harry Brighouse, Pauline Kleingeld, Darrel Moellendorf, 
Margaret Moore and Simon Caney.

A recent Ethnicities issue is dedicated to the theme "Rethinking Race
and Class in a Time of Ethnic Nationalism and 'The New Imperialism'"
(Vol. 6, No. 3, September 2006). Guest edited by Peter McLaren and
Nathalia E. Jaramillo, this issue includes articles by Patricia Hill
Shahrzad Mojab, and Martha E. Gimenez.

A special issue of Social Science Quarterly is dedicated to "Ethnicity
and Social Change" (Vol. 87, No. 5, 2006). Articles discuss the
historical, political, and sociological dimensions of the theme, and
several authors explore the links between ethnic identity and 'social
capital', concentrating primarily on the experiences of Latino/Latina
communities in the U.S.

A recent issue of Philosophy and Social Criticism (Vol. 32, No. 7, 2006) 
contains a special section on Hauke Brunkhorst's 2005 book "Solidarity: 
>From Civic Friendship to a Global Legal Community" (MIT Press). A
section introduction by Jeffery Flynn is followed by essays from J.
Bohman, M. Pensky and others.

A special issue of the journal Identities: Global Studies in Culture and 
Power investigates the theme "Global Spaces/Local Places: 
Transnationalism, Diaspora and the Meaning of Home" (Vol. 13, No. 3, 
2006). The issue contains an introduction by Caroline B. Brettell, and 
articles by Edna A. Viruell-Fuentes, Vivian Louie, Julie Y. Chu, and 
others, all looking at transnational and diasporic identities.

A recent issue of African Anthropologist, the journal of the Pan African 
Anthropological Association, looks at citizenship, ethnicity and
political exclusion in several post-colonial African countries,
including Cameroon and Nigeria (Vol. 12, No. 1, 2005).

A recent issue of the Journal of Southern African Studies includes
several articles on the relationship between ethnicity and socioeconomic
class in various Southern African societies (Vol. 32, No. 3, 2006).


The Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law is accepting essay 
submissions for its 2007 Human Rights Award on the topic of "Reparations 
in International Human Rights Law". This annual competition aims to 
stimulate research in international human rights law among lawyers and 
others with interests in international human rights. Interested authors 
should send previously unpublished articles (in English or Spanish) 
written solely by the applicant. Separate awards will be given for best 
articles in English and Spanish. Awards consist of a scholarship for the 
2007 Summer Program of the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law
at American University, Washington College of Law, plus travel expenses
and accommodations during the three-week Academy. Submissions should be
25-35 pages, sent (by email attachment) prior to February 1. Awards will
be announced March 30 on the Academy's website. Send submissions and
inquiries to: hracademy@wcl.american.edu, or consult the regulations
posted on the following website: 

The editors invite submissions for the spring 2008 issue of Ethnoscapes: 
An Interdisciplinary Journal on Race and Ethnicity in the Global
Context, a new publication of the Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race
and Ethnicity and the Office of Minority Affairs at Ohio State
University. The issue will be dedicated to the theme "Transnational
Migration, Race and Citizenship". The submission deadline is March 2.
For full information, contact: Melanie Maltry (email:
mmaltry@kirwaninstitute.org) or visit the following website: 




A new issue of the IPT Beacon (Issue 2; October 2006) was recently added 
to the International Political Theory (IPT) website. The Beacon collects 
and provides web-links to articles determined by IPT editors to be of 
major importance to international political theory. This issue includes 
essays by Terry Nardin, Kok-Chor Tan and Tim Hayward. 

A new report by Minority Rights Group International (MRG) entitled, 
"Minority Rights Advocacy in the European Union: A Guide for NGOs in 
South-East Europe" is now available free of charge at the MRG website: 



A summer research institute for junior scholars working on citizenship
and migration is being convened by David Miller and Eamonn Callan. The 
institute will be sponsored by the National Humanities Center and the 
Wissenshaftskolleg zu Berlin, and will meet over two week-long sessions
in two successive summers, beginning in Berlin in 2007, and concluding
in 2008 at Stanford University. Successful applicants will attend both
sessions. The institute is open to recent Post-docs (Ph.D. no earlier
than 2002) and Ph.D. candidates now studying or teaching at European or
American institutions. Further details on the institute and the
application process can be obtained by visiting: 

The University of Toronto's Centre for Ethics welcomes applications for 
its Visiting Faculty Fellowships for the 2007-08 academic year. Two 
fellowships will be awarded to scholars and teachers seeking to write
and conduct research during a year in residence at the University of
Toronto. Fellows will participate in bi-weekly seminars at the Centre,
and work with the Centre's graduate and post-doctoral fellows. Teaching
obligations are not attached, but fellows are expected to be involved
with the 
undergraduate Ethics, Society and Law Program, participate in seminars,
colloquia, and public lectures, and be in residence from September 1,
2007-May 15, 2008. Applicants should submit hard copies of a C.V., a
scholarly paper written in English and published in the past three years
(10000w or less), a statement (1500w or less) describing the proposed
research project, and three letters of reference not from the
applicant's dissertation supervisor. Send applications directly to the
Director of the Centre, at the address below, by January 15, 2007.
Melissa Williams, Director, Centre for Ethics, University of Toronto, 6
Hoskin Avenue, 
Toronto, Ontario, Canada, M5S 1H8.




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