Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter: Issue 18, September 2000 (excerpts)

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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter: Issue 18, September 2000 (excerpts)

       Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
                   No. 18, September 2000
1. Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. New Journals and Book Series
5. Internet Resources
6. Related Research Programs

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 eighteenth 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.
If you know anyone who would like to be added to the mailing list for
this newsletter, or if you would like copies of the back-issues,
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 Academy of European Law Trier is hosting a conference on "Lesser
Used Languages and the Law", organized by Luc Doeve and Ide Ni
Riagain, Trier, Germany on September 7-8, 2000.  The aim of this
conference is to review the main international legal instruments that
have been prepared to help accommodate linguistic and cultural
diversity, to look at case studies of language legislation in
operation, and to consider new measures to ensure linguistic rights in
Europe.  For more information, e-mail or visit:
A conference on "Integrating Immigrants and Minorities", organized by
the Council of Europe, will take place in Namur, Belgium, September
7-9, 2000. The conference will bring together policy-makers and
activists from 41 European countries to highlight new challenges in
integrating immigrants and minorities.  The conference will launch two
reports recently adopted by the European Committee on Migration. 
These reports are "Diversity and Cohesion: New Challenges for the
Integration of Immigration and Minorities" and "Framework for
Integration Policies".  The conference will include presentations and
a round-table discussion, and workshops. For more information, visit:
An international conference on "Majority-Minority-Liberty" will be
held in Brussels, September 11, 2000.  The conference will focus on
the protection of linguistic and cultural diversity.  For more
information, contact, fax: 32-2-245-6297.

The Quebec provincial government is organizing a major "Forum national
sur la citoyenneté et l'intégration", hosted by the Ministère des
Relations avec les Citoyens et de l'Immigration, will be held in
Quebec City, September 21-22, 2000.  The forum will focus on Québecois
citizenship and integration.  The conclusions reached in the forum
will help develop guidelines for policy on citizenship and
integration.  For more information, contact Opus 3, 417 Saint-Pierre,
bureau 203, Montréal (Québec) H2Y 2M4; 
tel: 514-395-1808; fax: (514) 395-1801; 
e-mail: or visit:
The Fifth International Metropolis Conference on immigration and
integration will be held in Vancouver, November 13-17, 2000.  For
information on the Metropolis project and the upcoming Metropolis
conference, visit: or
There will be a conference on "Race, Ethnicity, and Migration: The
United States in a Global Context", Minnesota, November 16-18, 2000. 
The conference is organized by the Immigration and Ethnic History
Society (IEHS) and the Seminar on Race, Ethnicity, and Migration (REM)
at the University of Minnesota, and will bring together scholars who
work on the United States and other parts of the world for comparative
and interdisciplinary discussion on race, ethnicity, and migration. 
For more information, send e-mail to or visit the
conference web site:

The major "World Conference Against Racism, Racial Discrimination,
Xenophobia and Related Intolerance" (WCAR) will take place in South
Africa, August 31-September 7, 2001.  A list-serve that provides
regular information on the conference has been established.  For more
information on the conference or to subscribe to the list-serve, send
an e-mail to
To keep our list manageable, we are listing only books and journal
symposia, not individual journal articles. All prices are in US
dollars. Most of these books can be ordered through the Amazon
electronic bookstore at, which also contains
more information about the contents of each book (eg., tables of


Susan Babbitt and Sue Campbell (eds) Racism and Philosophy (Cornell
UP, 1999), $17.95.

Les Back and John Solomos (eds) Theories of Race and Racism (Routledge
2000), $23.96.
Himani Bannerji, The Dark Side of the Nation (Canadian Scholars Press,
2000), $14.95.
Elazar Barkan, The Guilt of Nations: Restitution and Negotiating
Historical Injustices (Norton, 2000), $23.96.
Sophie Body-Gendrot and Marco Martiniello (eds) Minorities in European
Cities: The Dynamics of Social Integration and Social Exclusion at the
Neighborhood Level (St Martin's Press, 2000), $65.00.


Tom Flanagan, First Nations? Second Thoughts (McGill-Queen's UP,
2000), $24.95.

Louk Hagendoorn, Gyorgy Csepeli, Henk Dekker and R. Farnen (eds)
European Nations and Nationalism: Theoretical and Historical
Perspectives (Ashgate, 2000) $99.95


Kristin Henrard, Devising an Adequate System of Minority Protection:
Individual Rights, Human Rights, and the Right to Self-determination
(Martinus Nijhoff, 2000), $133.00.
Guntrum Herb and David Kaplan (eds) Nested Identities: Nationalism,
Territory and Scale (Rowman & Littlefield 1999), $29.95.
John Horton and Susan Mendus (eds) Toleration, Identity and Difference
(St. Martin's Press, 1999), $65.00.

Gurpreet Mahajan and D.L. Sheth (eds) Minority Identities and the
Nation State (Oxford UP, 2000), $29.95.
Ram Mahalingam and Cameron McCarthy (eds) Multicultural Curriculum:
New Directions for Social Theory, Practice and Policy (Falmer Press
2000), $22.99.


Daphne Masliah-Romy, L'Anglais et les cultures: analyse
sociolinguistique des situations plurilingues et multiculturelles au
Canada, en Australie et aux Etats-Unis (Presses Universitaires du
Septentrion, 2000).

Nenad Miscevic (ed) Nationalism and Ethnic Conflict: Philosophical
Perspectives (Open Court, 2000), $31.96.

Daniel Nettle and Suzanne Romaine, Vanishing Voices: The Extinction of
the World's Languages (Oxford UP, 2000), $22.00.


Vladimir Ortakovski, Minorities in the Balkans (Transnational
Publishers 2000).
Saskia Sassen, Guests and Aliens (New Press, 2000), $15.25.

George Schopflin, Nation, Identity, Power (New York UP, 2000), $38.00.


Neil Smelser and Jeffrey Alexander (eds) Diversity and its Discontents
(Princeton UP, 1999), $17.95.
Anthony Smith, The Nation in History: Historiographical Debates about
Ethnicity and Nationalism (Brandeis UP, 2000), $14.95.
Joseph Wayne Smith, Graham Lyons, Evonne Moore, Global Meltdown:
Immigration, Multiculturalism and National Breakdown in the New World
Disorder (Greenwood 1998), $59.95.
Jack Snyder, From Voting to Violence: Democratization and Nationalist
Conflict (Norton, 2000), $15.30.


Suwanda Sugunasiri, How to Kick Multiculturalism in its Teeth (Village
Publishing House, 1999), $17.95.
Jessica Ter Wal and M. Verkuyten (eds) Comparative Perspectives on
Racism (Ashgate, 2000), $74.95.
Max van der Stoel, Peace and Stability through Human and Minority
Rights (Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft, 1999).
George White, Nationalism and Territory: Constructing Group Identity
in Southestern Europe (Rowman & Littlefield, 2000), $29.00.
Sue Wright, Community and Communication: The Role of Language in
Nation State Building and European Integration (Multilingual Matters,
2000), $50.00.


Published Symposia and Special Issues


SAIS Review: A Journal of International Affairs, published by the
School of Advanced Studies, Johns Hopkins University, has a symposium
on "Migration" (Winter-Spring, 2000), with articles by Douglas
Klusmeyer, Eva Ostergaard-Nielsen, Veit-Michael Bader, Arthur Helton,
Elizabeth Wishnick.
The September 2000 issue of the Australasian Journal of Philosophy is
on Indigenous Rights (Vol. 78/3), with articles by Robert Goodin,
Janna Thompson, Robert Sparrow, Duncan Ivison, Juha Raikka, Avery
Kolers, Roy Perrett.
A recent issue of the International Journal of the Sociology of
Language is on "Languages of Former Colonial Powers and Former
Colonies - The Case of Puerto Rico" (2000, No. 142).  This volume
includes articles by Jorge Velez, Sharon Clampitt-Dunlap, Amparo
Morales, C. William Schweers Jr. and Madelaine Hudders, Joan M. Fayer,
Alicia Pousada, Miriam Eisentein Ebsworth and Timothy Ebsworth, Jose
Solis Jordan, and Luisa Maffi.
Race, Ethnicity and Education is a refereed interdisciplinary journal
edited by David Gillborn, University of London, UK.  It publishes
research on the dynamics of race, racism, and ethnicity in education
policy, theory and practice.  The journal welcomes manuscripts that
address the interconnections between race, ethnicity and multiple
forms of oppression including class, gender, sexuality and
disability.  For further information, contact David Gillborn, Race,
Ethnicity and Education, Institute of Education, University of London,
55-59 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0NT, UK or visit:

The European Centre for Minority Issues has a new electronic journal,
the ECMI Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe
(JEMIE) (general editors: Marc Weller and François Grin).  The journal
seeks to make available innovative scholarship, case studies, reports
and materials concerning majority-minority relations in Europe.  The
journal emphasizes research on ethnopolitical tensions and new
approaches to the management of conflict that may result.  The editors
welcome contributions, which will be refereed by an editorial panel
drawn from the ECMI academic staff and the international ECMI advisory
board.  Send contributions to the Managing Editor, Wes McKinney,
e-mail:  Information on the journal and guidelines
for contributors can be found at the journal's web page:
There will be a new international book series on "Nations, States and
Identities in Post-Soviet Eurasia and Eastern Europe", edited by David
Marples (University of Alberta) and Bhavna Davé (School of Oriental
and African Studies, UK).  The series will explore the political,
socioeconomic, ethnic, and cultural issues in the Post-Soviet Eurasia
and Eastern Europe.  The editors are seeking work that contributes to
the theoretical literature relevant to the theme of the series, which
also makes empirical contribution.  To submit or discuss proposals,
contact the editors: Professor David Marples, Department of History
and Classics, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T6G 2H4;
e-mail: and Dr. Bhavna Davé, Department of
Political Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies Thornhaugh
Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, UK; e-mail:
We announced in the 17th issue of the newsletter the conference on
"Evaluating Policy Measures for Minority Languages in Europe",
organized by ECMI, which took place in Flensburg, June 22-25, 2000. 
The conference resulted in the adoption of the Flensburg
Recommendations on the Implementation of Policy Measures for Regional
or Minority Languages, which are posted on the ECMI website.  To
download the Recommendations and for further information on ECMI,
Those interested in linguistic diversity might find the "Eurolang" web
site of interest.  The web site provides news on linguistic diversity
and on regional and minority languages in Europe.  Visit:

The Legal Scholarship Network has launched a new Journal of Abstracts
on Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Law and Policy, edited by
Professor Gabriel J. Chin (University of Cincinnati College of Law). 
This new journal accepts abstracts of all working papers whose topics
suit the coverage of the journal and are part of the worldwide
scholarly discourse. To submit abstracts of working papers or to
subscribe visit:
To request instructions on submitting abstracts, e-mail:
Submit@SSRN.Com or contact the editor, e-mail:

The Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies program at the
University of Toronto promotes interdisciplinary research on ethnic
diversity and interethnic group relations in Canadian society in a
comparative context and offers a collaborative program that allows
students to work towards an interdisciplinary specialization at the
Master's as well as Doctoral level.  Participating departments and
faculties include Anthropology, Geography, History, Industrial
Relations, Political Science, Sociology, and others.  For more
information on this collaborative program, contact the Program
Administrator Elizabeth Thompson, Robert F. Harney Professorship and
Program in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies, c/o Sociology
Department, University of Toronto, 725 Spadina Avenue, Toronto,
Ontario M5S 2J4; e-mail: or visit the
Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies web site:
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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