CCPPP Newsletter Issue No. 9

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Newsletter of the Canadian Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy

No. 9, Fall 1997


1. Introduction
2. Back-Issues on the Web
3. Upcoming Conferences
4. Recent Publications
5. New Journal
6. Internet Resources
7. Related Research Programs


The Canadian Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy (CCPPP) at the
University of Ottawa is organizing a multi-year, inter-disciplinary research
project on "Citizenship, Identity and Democracy in the Multiethnic State",
under the direction of Prof. Will Kymlicka. As part of this project, the
CCPPP will distribute a quarterly newsletter updating recent developments in
the field, of which this is the ninth 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, or the CCPPP more generally, you can also reach us by fax at 613-


Back-issues of the newsletter, and other information about the CCPPP project
, are now posted on the Web, on Will Kymlicka's home-page. The back-issues
of the newsletter include links to many of the web-sites mentioned in the




To keep our listing manageable, and in line with the aims of our overall
research project, our focus is on those publications which have a strongly
theoretical and normative focus, rather than a purely descriptive or
historical focus. Also, we are listing only books and journal symposia, not
individual journal articles. All prices in U.S. 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 contents, quotes from book reviews):

Ian Angus, A Border Within: National Identity, Cultural Plurality, and
Wilderness (McGill-Queen's University Press, 1997), $19.95

David Carment and Patrick James (eds) Wars in the Midst of Peace: The
International Politics of Ethnic Conflict (University of Pittsburgh Press,
1997), $19.95

David Cesarani and Mary Fulbrook (Eds), Citizenship, Nationality and
Migration in Europe (Routledge, 1996), $18.95 - includes articles by Elspeth
Guild, Yasemin Soysal, Max Silverman, Tony Kushner, Patrick Weil, Karen
Schonwalder and others.

Montserrat Guibernau and John Rex (eds) The Ethnicity Reader: Nationalism,
Multiculturalism and Migration (Polity Press, 1997), $24.95 - reprinted
articles by Anthony Smith, Eric Hobsbawm, James Clifford, Benedict Anderson,
Will Kymlicka, Michel Wieviorka and others.

Percy Lehning and Albert Weale (eds) Citizenship, Democracy and Justice in
the New Europe (Routledge, 1997), $22.95

Robert McKim and Jeff McMahan (eds) The Morality of Nationalism (Oxford
University Press, 1997), $19.95 - with papers by Charles Taylor, Will
Kymlicka, Avishai Margalit, Robert Goodin, Yael Tamir, Michael Walzer, David
Copp, Allen Buchanan, Judith Lichtenburg, and others.

Tariq Modood and Pnina Werbner (eds) The Politics of Multiculturalism in the
New Europe: Racism, Identity and Community (Zed Books, 1997).

Sabrina Ramet, Whose Democracy? Nationalism, Religion and the Doctrine of
Collective Rights in Post-1989 Eastern Europe (Rowman and Littlefield, 1997)
, $59.50

- there was a symposium on David Miller's book "On Nationality" in Nations
and Nationalism, Vol. 2/3 (1996), with commentaries by Margaret Moore, Brian
Barry, Kelvin Knight, James Kellas, Brendan O'Leary, and David Miller. (The
same issue contains a debate between Anthony Smith and Ernest Gellner on
"The Nation: Real or Imagined?").

- the most recent issue of the Journal on Minority and Group Rights (Vol.
4/2) is devoted to the issue of the education rights of national minorities.
It includes articles by Gyorgy Szepe, Patrick Thornberry and Dianna Gibbons,
Asbjorn Eide, John Packer, Guillaume Siemienski. The issue is edited by the
Foundation on Inter-Ethnic Relations (FIER), which supports the work of the
OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities. FIER helped to formulate The
Hague Recommendations Regarding the Education Rights of National Minorities 
(1996), which are reproduced and discussed in this issue. The Hague
Recommendations are also available separately from FIER (see newsletter #8),
or on the MINELRES web-site (see below).


A new journal entitled Citizenship Studies has been established, published
by Carfax Publishing, and edited by Bryan S. Turner. The first issue
appeared in February 1997. It will publish internationally recognized
scholarly work on contemporary issues in citizenship, human rights and
democratic processes from an interdisciplinary perspective covering the
fields of politics, sociology, history, philosophy and cultural studies.
Upcoming special issues include Islam and Women, International Relations,
Feminist Theory and Rights, and Cities and Citizenship. Authors from North
America should submit their papers to Prof. Engin Isin, Urban Studies
Programme, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario M3J 1P3
Canada. E-mail:; Fax: 416-736- 5924. Submissions from outside
North America should be sent to Bryan Turner, Citizenship Studies, Dean
Faculty of Arts, Deakin University, Geelong Victoria 3217 Australia. For
more information, check out the CS web-site at:



This is the official home page of the "Foundations of Political Theory"
division of the American Political Science Association. The site contains
news from the division, fellowships, indices of journals, a list of internet
resources, recent publications in political theory, book awards, upcoming

In issue #7, we mentioned the MINELRES-L (Electronic Resources on Minorities
), a discussion list devoted to minority issues in Central and Eastern
Europe moderated by Boris Tsilevich of the Center for Educational and Social
Research in Riga, Latvia. MINELRES has now developed a web- site which
contains an archive of messages on the discussion list, as well as extensive
information on minorities in Eastern and Central Europe, including relevant
international laws and conventions, NGOs, domestic laws, and status reports
on particular minorities.

We have mentioned various components of the mammoth international
"Metropolis" project in previous newsletters. Metropolis is an
"international forum for research and policy on migration and cities", and
links researchers and practitioners around the world. This new web-site
contains extensive information on the Canadian components of the project,
including the four new "centres of excellence" funded under the project in
Montreal, Toronto, Edmonton, and Vancouver. The web- site includes lists of
funded research projects, discussion papers, and upcoming events.

This is the website for INCORE, the "Initiative on Conflict Resolution and
Ethnicity", which is a joint initiative of the United Nations University and
the University of Ulster. INCORE engages in a wide range of activities to
support and coordinate research and training for those in the area of
conflict resolution and ethnic conflict. The website is intended to serve
not only academic researchers, but also policy-makers and practitioners in
mediation. The site includes various projects and resources, including a
twice-annual Bulletin of the Ethnic Studies Network, an internet guide, and
reports from INCORE activities, including the First International Workshop
on the Future of Internet Services on Conflict and Ethnicity (FISCE).

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace conducts a "International
Migration Policy Program", which is a source of expert analysis and policy
ideas on migration and refugee policy debates. This web-site also includes
the Endowment's bimonthly electronic newsletter "Research Perspectives on
Migration" (

This is the "Language Futures Europe" website, created by Paul Treanor. The
site collects a wide range of links relating to the language futures of
Europe, including language policy at both the national and EU level,
multilingualism, the dominance of English, and research sites.


- In newsletter #7, we mentioned that the Council for Cultural Cooperation  
(CDCC) of the Council of Europe has just concluded a four-year project on
"Democracy, Human Rights, Minorities: Educational and Cultural Aspects",
resulting in an eight-page Declaration which "clarifies the basic concepts
of intercultural democracy based on the recognition of the rights and duties
of cultural communities interacting with each other". This project has now
been merged into a new project on "Education for Democratic Citizenship",
which aims to propose ways to promote education in intercultural democracy.
The first event in this project will be a seminar on the "Basic Concepts and
core competencies of democratic citizenship", in Strasbourg on December 11-
12, 1997. The keynote speaker will be Alain Touraine. For more information,
contact Giovanni Mangion or Domenico Ronconi, School and Out-of-School
Education, Council of Europe, F-67075 Strasbourg Cedex, France. Fax: 33-3-
88412788; E-mail:

ANNOUNCEMENTS:  If you would like to announce a new research project,
publication, web-site, call for papers, or upcoming conference in a future
issue of this newsletter, please contact us at, or you
can write to the Canadian Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy,
Department of Philosophy, University of Ottawa, Box 450, Station A, Ottawa,
Ontario K1N 6N5, Canada. Fax: 613-562-5135.

The CCPPP gratefully acknowledges the assistance of the Social Sciences and
Humanities Research Council of Canada in funding this newsletter. Special
thanks to Lise Charlebois for help with the distribution of the newsletter.
MINELRES - a forum for discussion on minorities in Central&Eastern Europe

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