Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter, No. 63, November 2012
Queen's Forum for Philosophy and Public Policy


1. Introduction

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 newsletter updating recent developments in the field, of which this is the sixty-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.

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2. Upcoming Conferences

"The Republican Model and Diversity" is a two-day workshop on republicanism that will take place on November 8 2012 at the University of Copenhagen and is organized by the Center for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism (CESEM) in collaboration with the French Embassy in Denmark. This workshop will be devoted to examining republicanism, especially the French republican model, its successes and failures as regards the management of diversity. The list of speakers include Anders Berg-Sørensen (University of Copenhagen), Xavier Landes (CESEM/University of Copenhagen), Klemens Kappel (University of Copenhagen), Sune Lægaard (Roskilde University), Jean-Fabien Spitz (Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne), Daniel Sabbagh (CERI/Sciences Po Paris), Patrick Simon (INED/Sciences Po Paris). For more information, visit

As part of the 25th Entretiens Jacques-Cartier, the L'institut des sciences de l’Homme in Lyon will be hosting a conference on “Immigration et diversite ethnoculturelle: Espaces Urbaine and Communaute Politique” on 19-20 November 2012, jointly organized by CNRS and UQAM. The conference will focus on such themes as: immigration policy and models of integration; the challenge of diversity in the workplace and in politics; and the impact of urban ethnocultural concentration, For the program, visit or

The Center for the Study of Equality and Multiculturalism (CESEM) will be a hosting a Workshop on "Multiculturalism - where is it heading?" on December 7 2012 at the University of Copenhagen. It is a one day workshop on the state of the art of multiculturalism. The speakers include Elisabetta Galeotti, Sune Lægaard, Nils Holtung and Andrew Shorten. For more information, see

The ACCEPT PLURALISM project will be hosting two upcoming conferences: the first on “Tolerance, Pluralism and Social Cohesion: Responding to the Challenges of the 21st Century in Europe” will take place in Lyon, France on 24-25 January 2013; the second on “Are European societies becoming more or less tolerant towards cultural diversity?” will take place on 5-6 March 2013 in Brussels, Belgium. Information on both are available on the Accept Pluralism website:

The Chair in Research on Immigration, Ethnicity and Citizenship (CRIEC) at the Université du Québec à Montréal is organizing an international and interdisciplinary colloquium for students and young researchers on ‘Immigration, ethnocultural diversity and citizenship’ to be held on February 1st, 2013 at UQAM. Applications are due by December 3, 2012. For more information, visit

The 6th Annual Conference of the Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies (CARFMS) is being held in Halifax from March 7-10, 2013. The conference is calling for proposals for individual posters, papers, organized panels and roundtables on themes related to: Global/Transnational Causes and Solutions to Forced Migration; Challenges to Asylum/Resettlement and Humanitarian Space in Local Contexts; and Researching and Theorizing Displacement. For more information, see

The 41st meeting of the European Consortium for Political Research Joint Sessions will take place in Mainz, Germany from 11-16 March 2013, and it includes two workshops that are of particular interest. Workshop No. 21 is on “Non-Territorial Autonomy, Multiple Cultures and the Politics of Stateless Nations”, co-organized by Ephraim Nimni, Queen’s University Belfast and John Coakley, University College Dublin. It will examine how national self-determination can be achieved without the need to create separate nation-states principally through the models called Non-Territorial Autonomy (NTA). Workshop No. 5 is on "National Minorities between Protection and Empowerment: Contemporary Minority Politics in Europe", co-organized by Tove Malloy (European Centre for Minorities Issues) and David J. Galbreath (University of Bath) . For more information, and details about how to submit a paper proposal, see

There will be a conference on “Democracy and Diversity in Education” at Buskerud University College, Norway on 13 March 2013. The special invited guest will be Dr James A. Banks of the University of Washington in Seattle. The main topic for the conference is: How are democracy and diversity (and the relationship between these concepts) understood in society and in school? The conference aims to bring together existing research in these fields and consider ways in which education for democracy and democratic citizenship might be strengthened in the context of diversity. We invite papers from scholars in Norway and internationally on the themes of democracy and diversity in education, and particularly the intersection between these two areas of scholarship. Further information is available at:

The Association for Canadian Studies and the Metropolis Project at Carleton University will be co-organizing the 2013 National Metropolis Conference in Ottawa from March 14 – 16, 2013. The Conference will take as its theme “Building an Integrated Society”. Its plenary sessions and workshops will continue to explore the research and policy priorities in the areas of immigration, integration, diversity and identities. This event, as in the past, will offer a unique opportunity for networking, knowledge transfer and capacity-building amongst policy-makers, civil society, academics and researchers to exchange ideas about migration, diversity and immigrant integration in Canada. Proposals for workshops are welcome, and should be sent no later than December 20th, 2012 to: For more information, visit:

The Ryerson Centre for Immigration and Settlement (RCIS) will be hosting a conference on “Immigration and Settlement: Precarious Futures?” on May 15-17, 2013 at Ryerson University. It is a conference for academics, students, and practitioners exploring current and future challenges towards immigration in Toronto, Canada, and internationally. For more information, see

"The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy" is an interdisciplinary conference to be hosted at Uppsala University in Uppsala, Sweden on 20-22 May 2013. This conference is part of a 10-year Linneaus Research Programme on The Impact of Religion, a Centre of Excellence at Uppsala University, running from 2008-2018. Submissions are welcome on a variety of themes including: Religious and social change – including the role of the media in these shifts; Integration, democracy and political culture; Families, law and society; Well-being and health; Welfare models – their organization and values; Science and religion. For more information, visit

There will be an international conference on “Ethnicity, Race and Nationalism in European Media and Film: Rights, Responsibilities, Representations", held at the University of Manchester, UK on 23-25 May 2013. The European media play a crucial role both in exacerbating the tensions which inter-ethnic relations arouse (the spread of racial hate language and nationalist extremism on the internet; the use of ethnic profiling and racial stereotyping in crime reporting), and in fostering inter-ethnic cohesion and harmony (national policies on promoting diversity and equality in broadcasting).This conference aims to facilitate a cross-cultural, comparative study of the impact of media and film on the playing out of the “crisis of multiculturalism” in West and East European societies, and to analyse the similarities and differences in media and cinematic approaches to ethnic cohesion issues throughout Europe. For more information, visit

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners, including the Cultural Studies Association of Australasia, is organizing the Third Asian Conference on Cultural Studies, to be held from May 24-26 2013, in Osaka, Japan. The conference theme is “Intersecting Belongings: Cultural Conviviality and Cosmopolitan Futures”. These are times when trans-cultural, trans-national and multicultural belonging are particularly being tested through environmental catastrophe, economic volatility, parochialism, fundamentalism, notions of cosmopolitan and multicultural exhaustion, and war. A key challenge lies in the paradox of culture, in which belonging has become a fundamental question of preservation, atavism, tradition and survival as well as hybridity, transgression, possibility and transformation. The aim of this conference is to respond to this paradoxical challenge by opening up discussion, critical reflection and analysis about emerging social and cultural identities that are formed at the intersection of multiple and multi-sited belongings. For more information, visit

A conference on “Immigration, Toleration, and Nationalism” will take place 30-31 May 2013 at the University of Helsinki, Finland. It is sponsored by the University of Helsinki, The Philosophical Society of Finland and The Jean Beer Blumenfeld Center for Ethics, Georgia State University, USA. The keynote speakers are David Miller (University of Oxford) and Samuel Scheffler (New York University). For more information, including how to submit a proposal, visit, or contact Timo Airaksinen at

The Thirteenth International Conference on Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations will be held 26-28 June 2013 at Charles Darwin University, Darwin, Australia. Proposals for paper presentations, workshops, round tables or colloquia are invited that address issues of diversity through one of the following categories: Identity and Belonging; Education and Learning in a World of Differences; Organizational Diversity; Community Diversity and Governance The deadline for proposal submissions is 6 December 2012. For more details visit:

Law on the Edge is jointly presented by the Canadian Law and Society Association and the Law and Society Association of Australia and New Zealand and will be hosted on-campus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver from 1 – 4 July 2013. Proposals for conference sessions must be e-mailed by 10 December 2012. The conference planning emphasizes the following themes: Law in times of crisis, tragedy & uncertainty; Indigeneity, pluralism & difference; Law on the geopolitical edge; Connections, departures, mobilities; and New legal spaces on the edge. For more information, visit:

The annual meeting of the Citizenship Education Research Network will take place at the University of Victoria (Canada) on June 2-5 2013. Paper proposals are to be submitted online by November 21, 2012. Follow this link to submit your proposal:

The 9th CitizED international conference will be on the theme “East and West in Citizenship Education: Encounters in Education for Diversity and Democracy”, and will be held in Tokyo on July 13-15, 2013, co-organized by CitizED , Hiroshima University and Kyoto University. Paper proposals are due by 28 February, 2013, and should be sent to For more information, visit

Thirtieth International Social Philosophy Conference sponsored by The North American Society for Social Philosophy will take place July 11-13, 2013 at Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut. The conference welcomes submissions from both members and non-members, but they do require that all presenters join the North American Society for Social Philosophy if their papers are accepted. Submission Deadlines: For those living in Canada or the U.S.: March 15, 2013; For those living outside the United States and Canada: Jan. 15, 2013. For more information, visit or contact either, Theresa Tobin, Mark Navin, or Devora Shapiro at,, or

The 4th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses will take place October 23-26 2013 in Hangzhou, China, co-organized by Zhejiang University and Hangzhou Normal University. Conference papers will be considered for publication in Journal of Multicultural Discourse (Routledge). The deadline for abstract submission is 31st December 2012. For more information, and a call for papers, see

3. Reccent Publications


Journal Special Issues

The Monist (Volume 95, Issue 1, January 2012) is a special issue titled "Dilemmas of Multiculturalism". It is edited by H.E. Baber. Articles by Roy L. Brooks, Erik Christensen, Frederik Stjernfelt, Stephen Biggs, Cindy Holder, Geoffrey Brahm Levey, Deen Chatterjee, and Richard Thompson Ford.

Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies Volume 38, Issue 8, 2012 is a special issue on "The Roma in the New EU: Policies, Frames and Everyday Experiences". It is edited by Nando Sigona and Peter Vermeersch. Other articles by Teresa Sordé Martí, Ariadna Munté, Ana Contreras & Òscar Prieto-Flores, Maria-Carmen Pantea, Jan Grill, Huub van Baar, Julie Vullnetari, and Alexandra Nacu.

Citizenship Studies Volume 16, Numbers 5-6. August 2012 is a special double issue on "Citizenship after Orientalism". It is guest-edited by Engin Isin, and includes articles by Engin F. Isin, Jack Harrington, Zaki Nahaboo, Leticia Sabsay, Andrew Baldwin, Lauren Banko, Malgorzata Jakimów, Deena Dajani, Aya Ikegame, Alessandra Marino, Tara Atluri, Gabriella Jamela Hosein, Iker Barbero, Lisa Pilgram, Parvati Nair, Federico Oliveri, Kim Rygiel, S.E. Wilmer, Ranabir Samaddar.

The journal Patterns of Prejudice has published a special issue on “National Models of Integration and the Crisis of Multiculturalism: A Criticial Comparative Perspective” (Volume 46, Issue 5, 2012). It is guest-edited by Rogier van Reekum, Jan Willem Duyvendak & Christophe Bertossi. Other articles by Danièle Joly, Nancy Foner, Robert van Krieken, and Jeffrey G. Reitz.

4. New Journals and Call for Papers

A new journal entitled Migration and Development has been launched, and invites contributions. For more information, and to read the first issue for free, visit:

A new online Open Access journal entitled “Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society” has been established. Its first issue is now available, and it welcomes submissions for its second and subsequent issues. For more information, visit:

Philosophy and Public Issues is issuing a call for papers for a symposium issue on "Territory, Belonging: secession, self-determination and territorial rights in the age of identity politics". This issue will include a discussion of Neera Chandhoke’s "Contested Secessions. Rights, Self-determination, Democracy and Kashmir" (OUP 2012) and is guest edited by Valentina Gentile. The submission deadlines are November 15th for a long Abstract (1,000 words max) and March 15th 2013 for the full paper (10,000 words max, upon acceptance). For more information, contact Valentina Gentile (, or PPI’s Editors at ( More information on the Philosophy and Public Issues can be found at

5. Fellowships and Courses

The 2013 International Winter School on Federalism and Governance is taking place between 4-15 February 2013. The first week will be held at the Faculty of Law and School of Political Science and Sociology, Leopold-Franzens-Universität Innsbruck, Austria; the second week will be held at the Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism, European Academy Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), Italy. The Winter School is a cross-border postgraduate programme located in the heart of the Alps under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe. This year will be focusing on "Federalism and Fundamental Rights". For further information, please visit

6. Internet Resourcers

The mailing list InterPhil with News on Intercultural Philosophy can now be read directly on the web. All messages to the list are archived and available online. InterPhil is a moderated mailing list and provides a multilingual news board on events and further information from the field of intercultural philosophy, including ethnic and multicultural theory, minority rights, etc. Typical messages are conference announcements, calls for papers or applications, information about web resources or employment opportunities. InterPhil is maintained by the project 'polylog: Forum for Intercultural Philosophy'. The list archive as well as a subscription form is available via InterPhil's website at:


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Special thanks to Octavian Busuioc for research help, and to Lise Charlebois for help with the distribution of the newsletter.

Will Kymlicka, 2016