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Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity
Newsletter of the Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy
No. 23, January 2002


1  Introduction
2. Upcoming Conferences
3. Recent Publications
4. Internet Resources
5. Related Research Programs
6. Summer Schools


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 twenty-third 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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The Centre for Research in French Canadian Culture (CRCCF) at the
University of Ottawa will host a conference called "Linguistic
Governance: Canada in Perspective." The goal of the conference is to
bring together recent research on language policy in Canada, its
relationship to multiculturalism, and to compare this with the
European experience. The conference will take place March 14-16 2002
at the University of Ottawa. To view the programme, or for other
information on attending the conference, contact CRCCF, University of
Ottawa, Pavilion Lamoureux, bureau 274 145, rue Jean-Jacques-Lussier,
C.P. 450, succ. A, Ottawa, Ontario K1N 6N5; email:;


The Centro per l'Europa centro orientale e balcanica, in association
with the Association for the Study of Nationalities, is organizing a
special convention on "Nationalism, Identity and Regional Cooperation:
Compatibilities and Incompatibilities" at the Forli campus of the
University of Bolonga (Italy) on 4-9 June 2002. It will be the biggest
international scholarly convention on the European continent for
experts on nationalism, identity and regional cooperation in Central
Eastern Europe, the Balkans and the former Soviet Union. For more
information, check out the conference website at:, or
contact the organizers by email at:


There will be an international conference on "Ethnicity and
Nationalism in Divided Societies: Conflict and Accommodation" in Tel
Aviv and Haifa, Israel on 10-12 June 2002. The conference is
co-organized by Sammy Smooha and Mottie Tamarkin, and speakers will
include Rogers Brubaker, Donald Horowitz and George Schopflin. The
main focus of the conference will be on former Communist countries and
the Middle East. For more information contact the organizers at or

The Center for Multicultural Education at the University of Washington
is organizing a conference on "Diversity and Citizenship in
Multicultural Nation States", to be held at the Rockefeller
Foundation's Study and Conference Center in Bellagio, Italy on 17-21
June 2002. The conference will include social scientists and
educational researchers from 11 countries, to explore how different
countries deal with issues of unity and diversity in their citizenship
education. For more information, contact the conference organizer,
Prof. James Banks, Director, Center for Multicultural Education,
University of Washington, at, or visit the
Center's website at:

The Research School for Practical Philosophy in the Netherlands is
organizing a major international conference on "Ethno-religious
Cultures, Identities and Political Philosophy" in Amsterdam on 2-5
July 2002. Speakers include Joseph Carens, Michael Walzer, Ayelet
Shachar, Veit Bader, Rainer Baubock, and David Hollinger. For more
information, contact the conference organizer, Prof. Veit Bader,
Philosophy Dept. University of Amsterdam, at


The Laboratory of Anthropology at the Democritus University of Thrace
and the International Democritus Foundation are presenting their 4th
International Symposium on Ethnic Identities July 6-9 2002. The
symposium will approach ethnic identity by investigating the causes,
effects, and national as well as international implications of
post-Cold war security issues related to cultural, religious and
national identity. For more information, contact Efi Styliara,
International Democritus Foundation, PO Box 234, GR-67100, Xanthi,
Greece; Tel.: 0030 5410 28333; email: The
Laboratory of Anthropology has a web site at:


The seventh annual Metropolis conference will be held from Sept. 9-12
2002 in Oslo Norway, with the theme of "Togetherness in Difference:
Citizenship and Belonging", with sub-themes on "Globalization and the
Politics of Migration", "Empowerment and the Effectiveness of
Citizenship", "Urban Textures", and "Gender in Migration".  The
Metropolis conferences have established themselves as an important
international forum for discussion amongst government decision-makers,
researchers, and NGOs on policies for managing migration and diversity
in cities. For more information, including how to submit workshop
proposals (by Feb. 15th), check the conference website at: 
Or contact the conference organizers by email at:

There will be an international conference on "Identity and Democracy"
in Rennes, in Brittany (France) on 20-21 September 2002. The
conference is organized by a new association called "Identites et
Democratie", which has been established to contribute to the debate
within France and Europe generally on the relationship between
particularity and universality, between the region and the state, and
on the nature of identity in a changing state system. This will be the
first of several international forums that the association will
organize. For more information, contact the organizer, Christian
Demeure-Vallee, Association Identites et Democratie, 26 Avenue du
General de Gaulle, 29270 Carhaix-Plougher, France. Email:

A conference entitled "Minorities Within Minorities: Equality, Rights
and Diversity" will be held October 3-4 2002, at the University of
Nebraska at Lincoln. The conference aims to examine how liberal states
and liberal political theories deal with the problem of "minorities
within minorities" - ie, of how to respond to minority groups that
discriminate against some of their own members. The conference will
examine how liberal theory is being shaped by this conflict, and to
survey different practical and principled ways to respond to the
problem. The conference is organized by Avigail Eisenberg and Jeff
Spinner-Halev, in conjunction with the Departments of Political
Science, Women's Studies and the Human Rights and Human Diversity
Initiative of the University of Nebraska. For more information,
contact Avigail Eisenberg ( or Jeff Spinner-Halev

The 12th Nordic Migration Conference will be held in Helsinki on 10-12
October 2002, on the theme of "Cultural Diversity and Integration".
Further information can be found on the conference website at:


3. RECENT PUBLICATIONS (all prices in U.S. dollars)


Andreas Auer and Michael Butzer (eds), Direct Democracy: The Eastern
and Central European Experience (Ashgate, 2001) $54.95.

Maria Baghramian and Attracta Ingram (eds), Pluralism: The Philosophy
and Politics of Diversity (Routledge, 2001) $25.95.


John Coakley (ed), The Territorial Management of Ethnic Conflict
revised edition (Frank Cass, 2002) $24.50.


Drucilla Cornell, Just Cause: Freedom, Identity and Rights (Rowman and
Littlefield, 2000) $18.95.


Jacques Derrida, On Cosmopolitanism and Forgiveness (Routledge, 2001)


Virginie Guiraudon and Christian Joppke (eds), Controlling a New
Migration World (Routledge, 2002) $90.00.

Ted Robert Gurr and Monty G. Marshall and A Kholsa, A Global Survey of
Armed Conflicts, Self-determination Movements and Democracy (Center
for International Development and Conflict Management, University of
Maryland, 2001).


David Kertzer and Dominique Arel (eds), Census and Identity: The
Politics of Race, Ethnicity and Language in National Censuses
(Cambridge University Press, 2002) $21.95


Dora Kostakopoulou, Citizenship, Identity and Immigration in the
European Union (Manchester University Press, 2001) $74.95.

Will Kymlicka and Magda Opalski (eds), Can Liberal Pluralism be
Exported? Western Political Theory and Ethnic Relations in Eastern
Europe (Oxford University Press, 2001) $19.95.


Peter C. Meilaender, Toward a Theory of Immigration (Palgrave, 2001)


Frank Pfetsch and C. Rohloff, National and International Conflicts
(Routledge, 2000) $110.00.

Alisdair Rogers and Jean Tillie (eds), Multicultural Policies and
Modes of Citizenship in European Cities (Ashgate, 2001) $74.95.


Jeffrey Togman, The Ramparts of Nations: Institutions and Immigration
Policies in France and the United States (Praeger, 2001) $49.00.

Joshua Searle-White, The Psychology of Nationalism (Palgrave, 2001)

Paul Sheeran, Cultural Politics in International Relations (Ashgate,
2001) $74.95.


Onkemetse Tshosa, National Law and International Human Rights Law
(Ashgate, 2001) $89.95.

Ute Wachendorfer-schmidt (ed), Federalism and Political Performance
(Routledge, 2001) $100.00.

Sallie Westwood and Annie Phizacklea, Trans-nationalism and the
Politics of Belonging (Routledge, 2001) $24.95.


Margaret Wilson and Paul Hunt (eds), Culture, Rights, and Cultural
Rights: Perspectives from the South Pacific (Huia Publishers, 2000)

Marlene Wind, Sovereignty and European Integration (St. Martin's
Press, 2001) $68.00.

Shelly Wright, International Human Rights, Decolonization,
Globalization: Becoming Human (Routledge, 2001) $95.00.

Journal Special Issues

The electronic "Journal on Multicultural Societies", produced as part
of UNESCO's MOST program, has just released a special issue entitled
"Lesser-used Languages and the Law in Europe", with articles by F. De
Varennes, E.J. Ruiz Vieytez, E. Moreno, D. O Riagain, and S. Wright.
Both abstracts and full articles are available on-line at the MOST
site. To access the E-journal on Multicultural Societies, go to



"Culture and Ethnicity in Philosophy" is a website maintained by Bruce
Janz, which contains a collection of WWW links useful for
philosophical research on cultural and ethnic diversity. Links are
separated into two groups; those concerned with individual cultural
philosophies (by nation and region, i.e., Korean, Latin American and
Lithuanian philosophies), and those concerned with exchanges between
distinct groups. Further sections collect links concerned with
multiculturalism and philosophy of culture. The URL for this site is

The "Carnegie Project on Complex Power-Sharing and Self-Determination"
has placed a series of useful documents on-line. The documents and
papers include peace agreements and research references on Northern
Ireland, Georgia, Moldova, Bosnia, Kosovo, Macedonia, the Philippines,
and others. The URL for this project is:


The PENS program (Program for Ethnicity, Nationalism and
Self-Determination) of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at
Tufts University has developed an internet resource dedicated to
information about academic and research institutions concerned with
ethnic conflict, national identity, minority and indigenous rights,
self-determination, and related topics. The site seeks to promote
greater inter-disciplinary analysis, through a partial listing of
course offerings and syllabi related to these issues, and a set of
lengthy bibliographies and databases on ethnic conflict, nationalism
and self-determination. The URL is

The United Nations Guide for Minorities (launched at the UN Racism
Conference in Durban) is now available on-line. The website includes
documents not only on minority rights within the UN system, but also
in various other international and regional bodies (ILO, UNESCO, OSCE,
Inter-American etc). There are also a few other supporting documents,
like the final text of the Commentary to the UN Declaration on
Minorities by Mr. Asbjorn Eide, Chairperson of the UN Working Group on
Minorities. The URL is


The Migration Policy Institute (MPI) is an independent, non-partisan,
non-profit research group dedicated to the study of the movement of
peoples worldwide. The Institute's work is organized around four
thematic pillars of migration policy: migration management; refugee
protection; immigrant settlement and integration; and North America's
migration agenda. Based in Washington DC, the MPI grew out of the
International Migration Policy Program of the Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace, which was founded in 1989. For more information,
or to receive information about MPI's ongoing events and publications,
contact the Institute directly at 1400 16th St., NW, Suite 300,
Washington DC, 20036-2257; email:;


The Institute for Conflict Resolution (INCORE) at the University of
Ulster has just issued the first issue of its new electronic
newsletter, which provides news and updates of INCORE's extensive
projects. To subscribe to the newsletter, contact Roisin O'Hagan by
email: For more information on INCORE, visit
their website at:



The Human Rights Education Associates (HREA), an international NGO
devoted to promoting human rights education, is organizing two
distance education courses on the practical aspects of human rights
advocacy. The first is on "Research and Evaluation in the Human Rights
Field" (7 January - 5 April 2002), the second on "Human Rights
Advocacy" (4 February - 3 May 2002). These two courses are part of a
project in which six courses will be developed and offered to human
rights activists and NGO staff via distance learning mechanisms. For
further details, contact Frank Elbers, Programme Director, HREA;
email:; fax: +1 617 249-0728.  For more
information on HREA, see their website at:

Humanity in Action, a European-American initiative, invites students
to apply for its "International Summer Schools on Human and Minority
Rights", to be held in summer 2002. The summer schools are open to
students at German, Danish, Dutch and American universities who are
involved in the area of human and minority rights. The summer schools
meet in Amsterdam, Berlin and Copenhagen in June 2002, and then in New
York and Washington in October 2002. For further information and
application deadlines, see

The Institute for International Mediation and Conflict Resolution is
organizing two summer student symposia on negotiation and conflict
resolution, to help empower young people with practical skills in
negotiation, mediation and cross-cultural communication. The first
symposium will be held in The Hague, Netherlands on July 20 to August
17, 2002. The second, focusing on Latin American affairs, will be held
in Monterrey Mexico on June 15-July 13, 2002. For more information, or
to apply, visit the IIMCR website at: or contact them by
email at:

The Institute for Conflict Resolution (INCORE) is hosting an
International Summer School June 10-15 2002. The school is designed to
provide a structured learning environment based on recent research in
conflict resolution. Senior level participants from all backgrounds
(practitioner, policy-maker, academic) are invited to contribute. The
school will take place at the University of Ulster, Magee Campus,
Derry/Londonderry, Northern Ireland. For information on deadlines and
registration, contact the school at email:;
tel: ++ 44 (0)28 71 375500; fax: ++ 44 (0)28 71 375510, or visit

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Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada in funding this
newsletter. Special thanks to Michael Kocsis for research help, and to
Lise Charlebois for help with the distribution of the newsletter.

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