Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter No. 17 (excerpts)

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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter
No. 17 (excerpts)

      Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
                     No. 17, May 2000
1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. New Journal
4. Recent Publications
5. Internet Resources
6. Related Research Programs
7. International Doctoral Prize
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 seventeenth issue. We hope that it will be of
interest to anyone working in the field, whether in academia, public
service, or various non-governmental organizations.
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please contact us at For further
information about the research project, you can also reach us by fax
at 613-533-6545.
Back-issues of the newsletter are posted on the Web on Will Kymlicka's

The 7th International Conference on Language and Law organized by the
International Academy of Linguistic Law will be on "Language of the
People - Language of the State", San Juan, Puerto Rico, May 31-June 4,
For further information, contact Eduardo Morales-Coll, Seventh
International Conference on Language and Law, P.O. Box 9021180, San
Juan, Puerto Rico 00902- 1180; fax: (787) 977-23-27; e-mail: or visit:


The Ninth Annual Political Action Workshop will be held at the
University of Maryland, June 5-7, 2000.  The workshop will focus on
know-how about human rights and minority issues in Central and Eastern
Europe. Specialists in government relations, grassroots politics,
information networks, and the media will provide presentations on
accessing and influencing American policy on human rights and minority
rights concerns. For further information contact the Hungarian
American Coalition; phone: 202-296-9505; fax: 202-775-5175 or Andrew
Ludanyi, phone: (419) 772-2097; fax: (202) 775-5175.
An international conference on "Emerging Democracies, Citizenship and
Human Rights Education", organized by the Dutch National Institute for
Curriculum Development (SLO), will be held in Enschede, the
Netherlands, June 18-21, 2000. The event is organized with the
collaborative effort of the Consortium of Institutions for Development
and Research in Education in Europe (CIDREE).  For more information
e-mail: or visit:
The European Centre for Minority Rights (ECMI) is organizing a
conference on "Evaluating Policy Measures for Minority Languages in
Europe: Towards Effective, Cost-Effective and Democratic
Implementation", Flensburg, June 22- 25, 2000.  The conference will
focus on the selection design and evaluation of practical policy
measures that can be used in minority language policies.  In
particular, it will emphasize discussion on and development of
instruments that can be useful to states that are implementing (and
planning on signing and ratifying) the European Charter for Regional
and Minority Languages.  For further information, contact European
Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), Att: Ms Maj-Britt R. Ulbrich,
Schiffbruecke 12, D-24939 Flensburg, Germany; phone: 49 (0) (461)
141-4 90 fax: 49 (0) (461) 141-4 919; e-mail:
The Seventeenth International Social Philosophy Conference will be on
"Communication, Conflict, and Reconciliation" to be held at the
University of Waterloo, July 20-23, 2000.  The conference will be
co-hosted by the Communication Studies Program (Wilfrid Laurier
University) and the Philosophy Department (University of Waterloo). 
For further information, contact Jan Narveson, Department of
Philosophy, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3G1;
e-mail: or e-mail Jim Wong at
There will be a major international conference on "Nation-States,
Multination- States & Supernational Organizations", to be held in
Montreal, October 3-6, 2000.  The conference, sponsored by the Jacques
Cartier Center in Lyon, is part of its series of trans-Atlantic
collaboration. The conference will focus on the question of what is
the most appropriate model of political institutions for the next
millennium, with special emphasis on different aspects of the
nation-state, the multination-state, and supranational institutional
structures.  This interdisciplinary and international forum will
address both theoretical aspects of the question as well as case
studies.  The conceptual issues to be considered will include the
definition of the nation, the typology of minorities, collective
rights, federalism, and the definition of the multinational states. 
The conference will be bilingual and there will be simultaneous
interpretation.  For more information contact Michel Seymour,
Departement de philosophie, Universite de Montreal, CP 6128, Succ.
Centre-ville, Montreal, Quebec H3C 3J7; tel: (514) 343-5933; fax:
(514) 343-7899; e- mail:  For general
information, registration and the list of speakers, visit the
conference website:
The Hellenic Political Science Association (HPSA) will host a
EuroConference on "Democracy Beyond the Nation-State: Perspectives on
Post-National Order", Athens, October 5-7, 2000.  For further
information, contact Dimitris Charalambis, Professor of Political
Science, University of Athens; tel/fax: 30-1-3614298; or e-mail the
Hellenic Political Science Association:

The Steinberg Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania is an annual
event the covers a wide range of thought-provoking topics.  This
year's symposium will be on "Can the World Cope? The Challenge of
Ethnopolitical Conflict", November 29-30, 2000.  For further
information, e-mail Carrie Stavrakos at
There will be an international conference on "Education, Diversity,
Social Equity, Citizenship and National Identity: Cross-cultural
Comparisons" in Goa, India, December 11-14, 2000.  For further
information, contact Imtiaz Ahmad, Centre for Political Studies,
School of Social Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
110067, India; e-mail or Fernand Ouellet, Service
de formation interculturelle, Faculte de theologie, d'ethique et de
philosophie, Universite de Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada J1K 2R1; e-mail:
The 45th annual meeting of the American Society for Political and
Legal Philosophy will be on "Secession and Self-Determination", to be
held with the American Association of Law Schools in San Francisco,
California, January 2-3, 2001.  Program chairs are Stephen Macedo and
Alan Buchanan. For further information, contact The American Society
for Political and Legal Philosophy, c/o Judith Wagner DeCew,
Department of Philosophy, Clark University, 950 Main Street,
Worcester, Massachusetts 01610.

Ab Imperio is a new international multidisciplinary journal dedicated
to academic debate on history and theory of nationalities and
nationalism in the former Russian Empire, Soviet Union, and Russian
Federation.  This quarterly, published in Kazan (Tatarstan, Russia)
and distributed internationally, will not only enhance academic
exchange but also provide policy recommendations in the spheres of
national policy-making and international relations.  Ab Imperio's
editors include Sergei Glebov (Rutgers University, USA), Alexander
Kaplunovsky (Freie Universitat, Berlin), Marina Mogilner, and
Alexander Semyonov (CEU, Budapest).  The editors currently accept
manuscripts for thematic issues on Liberalism and Nationalism, Crime
and Ethnicity, Liberal Nationalism and Imperialism, Ethnicity and
Nation.  There is no restriction on the language of manuscripts.  For
further information, contact Ab Imperio, P.O. Box 157, Kazan, 420015,
Russia; tel/fax: 7(8432) 644-018; e-mail: or Sergei
Glebov at or Alexander Kaplunovsky at or visit the journal's web page:
To keep our list manageable, we are listing only books and journal
symposia, not individual journal articles. All prices are in US
Alexander Aleinikoff and Douglas Klusmeyer (eds) From Migrants to
Citizens: Membership in a Changing World (Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace, Brooking Institution 2000), $24.95.

Sandor Balogh, Autonomy and the new World Order (can be downloaded
from or ordered from
Viva Ona Bartkus, The Dynamic of Secession (Cambridge University
Press, 1999), $22.95.

Ekkehard Borntrager, Borders, Ethnicity and National
Self-Determination(Ethnos 1999)
Gerard Bouchard, Genese des nations et cultures du Nouveau Monde
(Boreal, 2000).

Joseph H. Carens, Culture, Citizenship, and Community: A Contextual
Exploration of Justice as Evenhandedness (OUP, 2000), $24.95.

Alain Dieckhoff, La nation dans tous ses etats. Les identites
nationales en mouvement (Flammarion, 2000).
Thomas Faist, The Volume and Dynamics of International Migration (OUP,
2000), $35.00.
Joshua Fishman (ed) Handbook of Language and Ethnic Identity (OUP,
1999), $65.00.

Herve Guillorel et Genevieve Koubi, Langues et droits. Langues du
droit, droit des langues (Bruylant, 1999).


Michael Hechter, Containing Nationalism (OUP, 2000) $29.95.
Laura Hein and Mark Selden (eds) Censoring History: Perspectives on
Nationalism and War in the Twentieth Century (M.E. Sharpe, 2000),
Monica Heller, Mark Campbell, Phyllis Dalley, and Donna Patrick,
Linguistic Minorities and Modernity: A Sociolinguistic Ethnography
(Longman, 1999), $31.20.
Wsevolod Isajiw, Understanding Diversity: Ethnicity and Race in the
Canadian Context (Thompson Educational Publishing, 1999), $36.95.

Pal Kolsto, Political Construction Sites: Nation Building in Russia
and the Post-Soviet States (Westview Press, 2000) $24.00.
Michael Mandelbaum (ed) New European Diasporas (Council on Foreign
Relations, 2000), $15.96.

Susan Mendus (ed), The Politics of Toleration: Tolerance and
Intolerance in Modern Life (Duke UP, 2000), $16.95.
Uma Narayan and Sandra Harding (ed) Decentering the Center: Philosophy
for a Multicultural, Postcolonial and Feminist World (Indiana UP,
2000), $13.56.
Umut Ozkirimli, Theories of Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (St.
Martin's Press, 2000), $21.95.
Nicola Piper, Racism, Nationalism and Citizenship: Ethnic Minorities
in Britain and Germany (Ashgate 1998), $67.95.
Nancy L. Rosenblum (ed) Obligations of Citizenship and Demands of
Faith: Religious Accommodation in Pluralist Democracies (Princeton UP,
2000), $15.96.


Journal Symposia:

As a follow up to the Ethnobarometer Conference held in Castel
Gandolfo, June 24-26, 1999 (mentioned in newsletter #13), the Journal
of Ethnic Migration Studies has a special issue on "Ethnic Conflict
and Migration Policies in Europe" (guest editor, Cristiano Codagnone)
(April 2000, Vol. 26, No. 2).  Contributions include articles by
Giuseppe Sciortino, Hassan Bousetta, Andrea Krizsan, Cristiano
Codagnone and Vassily Filippov, Will Kymlicka, Dirk Jacobs, Valery
Stepanov, Daniele Conversi.  More information on this issue can be
found at the Centre for European Migration and Ethnic Studies (CEMES)
The quarterly publication of the European Roma Rights Center (ERRC),
Roma Rights, has a special issue on "Women's Rights" (Number 1/2000). 
The journal can be found on the ERRC website.  Visit:
There are two special issues of the International Journal on Minority
and Group Rights in 1999: "Accommodating National Identity: New
Approaches in International and Domestic Law" (Vol. 6, No. 1/2), guest
edited by Stephen Tierney; and a special issue examining the OSCE's
"Oslo Recommendations" on the language rights of national minorities
(Vol. 6, No. 3, 1999), guest edited by John Packer, with contributions
by Miklos Kontra, Donall O. Riagain, Miroslav Kusy, Fernand de
Varennes, Asbjorn Eide, Guillaume Siemiensky.

The December 1999 issue of the journal Canadian and International
Education is special issue that comprises a "Collection of Essays in
Multiculturalism" (Vol. 28, No. 2, Dec. 1999).  It includes articles
by Pat Duffy Hutcheon, Romulo Magsino, Eric W. Stockden and Evelina
Orteza y Miranda, J.E. Bellous, Rosa Bruno-Jofre, Samuel Mitchell,
Robert Jackson, and Wilna A.J Meijer.

The spring 2000 issue of International Migration Review has a
symposium on "Beyond the Melting Pot" (Vol. 34, No. 1), guest edited
by Richards Alba, with contributions by Alejandro Portes, Philip
Kasinitz, Nancy Foner, Elijah Anderson, and Nathan Glazer.

COMIR - Consortium of Minority Resources is an internet-based
cooperative project that aims at promoting the free flow of
information and dialogue in the field of ethnic relations,
multicultural politics and minority rights.  The founding
organizations of the Consortium include Balkan Academic News, Center
for Documentation and Information on Minorities in Europe South East
Europe (CEDIME-SE), Constitutional and Legal Policy Institute, Europan
Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI), European Roma Rights Centre, The
Forum Institute, Human Rights Watch, International Helsinki Federation
of Human Rights, LGI Managing Multiethnic Communities Project,
MINELRES Project, and Minority Rights Group International.  COMIR's
aim is to establish a clearing house of activities relevant to Europe
(OSCE region) to support democratic governance of multiethnic and
multinational societies.  Major initiatives include a Virtual Library,
coordinated mailing lists, a search engine, a Minority Rights
Practitioners Resource Pack etc.
The Council of Europe has a new web site on minorities.  This site
provides information on the work of the Directorate General of Human
Rights on the protection of national minorities.  The information in
the site is organized in three categories: (1) The Framework
Convention for the Protection of National Minorities, (2)
Intergovernmental Activities on minorities, (3) the Joint Programme of
the European Commission and Council of Europe on National minorities. 
The website is available at:
For those interested in Central Asia, there are two new websites that
may be of interest: (1) The Central Asian Studies World Wide is a
comprehensive reference resource.  It aims to provide a global
perspective on Central Asia and to provide key point of access to
resources in this field.  Sponsored by the Harvard Forum for Central
Asian Studies, this reference resource involves a list of relevant
dissertations, Central Asian experts directory, a search engine and
other interesting links. Visit:
        (2) The Central Eurasian Studies Society (CESS) is a newly
formed organization devoted to promoting communication and improvement
of scholarship in the humanities and social sciences pertaining to the
region from the Crimea and the Caucasus in the west of Mongolia and
Tibet in the east. For general information, visit the CESS website:


The Institute for Intercultural and International Studies (InIIS) is
an interdisciplinary research institute that embraces the disciplines
of sociology, political science and political philosophy.  It is
concerned with the study of social and cultural change and questions
of integration. InIIS is currently conducting a project on
"Ethno-national Conflicts" under the direction of Ulrich Schneckener. 
The project is concerned with models for the resolution of minority
conflicts in Europe.  The study examines existing institutional
arrangements for the recognition of difference that allows national
minorities self-government, and evaluates the historical and
contemporary experience of Eastern and Western Europe with these
procedures.  Four models are examined: (1) protection of minorities
within states, (2) bilateral arrangements, (3) concordance democracy,
(4) territorial solutions.  For more information, contact Ulrich
Schneckener, University of Bremen, Fachbereich 8 / InIIS, Postfach 33
04 40, 28334 Bremen; e-mail: or visit the InIIS
Summer Schools
There are two summer schools which may be of interest to our readers:
The Universita degli Studi di Firenze in cooperation with the European
Forum on Migration and Ethnic Relations (EUROFOR) is organizing a
summer school on "Migration and New European Identities between Social
Integration and Social Exclusion" in Castiglioncello and Cecina,
Italy, July 12-22, 2000.  The organizers of the summer school are
Jochen Blaschke (Institute of Comparative Social Research, Berlin,
Germany) and Giovanna Campani (Universita degli Studi di Firenze,
Florence, Italy).  For further information, e-mail

In its meeting of May 1999, the Union of International Associations'
Council decided to create an international doctoral prize for theses
prepared on a subject concerning the life, operations or work of
international non-governmental organizations (INGOs).  The competition
is open to students of all nationalities.  For more information,
ANNOUNCEMENTS:  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,
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: 613-533-6545.
The Forum gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Social
Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in funding this
newsletter. Special thanks to Idil Boran for research help, and to
Lise Charlebois for help with the distribution of the newsletter.

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