Citizenship, Democracy and Ethnocultural Diversity Newsletter, No. 65, April 2013
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-fifth 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

An International Workshop entitled "Constitutional Referendums and the Democratic Challenge: Quebec and Scotland in Focus" is being hosted on April 29-30, 2013 at the University of Edinburgh by the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law and L'Université du Québec à Montréal. The Workshop reflects on the Quebecois/Canadian experience and its lessons for the Scottish process. Speakers include Michael Keating, Alain-G. Gagnon, André Lecours, Nicola McEwen, Eugénie Brouillet, François Rocher, Stephen Tierney, Guy Laforest, Navraj Singh Ghaleigh, Ailsa Henderson, Antoine Bilodeau, Christine Bell, Dimitrios Karmis, Zoran Oklopcic, and Elisenda Casanas, and a keynote lecture by Leslie Green. For more information, visit:

A two-day workshop on "Recognition and Redistribution in Multinational Federations" has been organized by the Research Group on Plurinational Societies (GRSP) and Research in Political Philosophy Leuven (RIPPLE) at KU Leuven (Belgium) on May 2-3, 2013. Organized by Jocelyn Maclure, Helder De Schutter, Jean-François Grégoire and Michael Jewkes, the workshop will bring together scholars working on Canada and Belgium and those focused on a few other multinational states. Confirmed speakers include Geneviève Nootens, André Lecours, Dimitrios Karmis, Jocelyn Maclure, Antoon Vandevelde, Stefan Rummens, Helder De Schutter, Michael Jewkes, Jean-François Grégoire, François Boucher, and others. Information and a conference program can be found at this website:

An expert seminar on the theme "Minorities and Migrants: Citizenship Policies and Political Participation" will take place at the European University Institute (Florence, Italy), May 2-3, 2013. Hosted under the auspices of the OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities, the event will bring OSCE officials and academics together for two days of panels and seminars. A welcome by Rainer Bauböck and OSCE HC on National Minorities Knut Vollebaek will be followed by panels on dual citizenship, political participation, multiple citizenship(s) and inter-state relationships. A full program can be viewed at the following website:

Carleton University's Centre on Values and Ethics will host its 5th Annual Graduate Ethics Conference on May 4-5, 2013, in Ottawa. This year's theme is "Three Pillars of Moral Theory: Metaethics, Normative Ethics, and Applied Ethics". The keynote speaker will be Don Loeb of the University of Vermont. For information about the COVE conference, contact its organizers via email at:, or visit

The annual colloquium of the Chaire de Rechere en Immigration, Ethnicite et Citoyennete (CRIEC) at the University of Quebec in Montreal will be on the theme "Les nationalismes québécois face à la diversité ethnoculturelle", on 15-17 May 2013, in collaboration with l'Institut d'études internationales de Montréal. For more information, visit:

A symposium entitled "The Future of the Multi-Ethnic City" will take place at The University of Manchester on May 29, 2013. This interdisciplinary event will bring together scholars interested in race, ethnicity and "the urban". It will address the following questions: What is the future of post-industrial cities in an era of renewed economic uncertainty and a creeping radicalized politics of citizenship? How can scholarly work engage with questions about the future of such cities and the engendering of new inequalities? For further information contact the event organisers at: or, or visit

A one-day conference on the Social and Political Thought of Mary Wollstonecraft will be held on May 30, 2013, at Birkbeck College, London. Long admired as a visionary feminist writer, Wollstonecraft has only recently been rediscovered as an innovator and source of insight into issues of contemporary relevance, such as the nature of rights and the accommodation of cultural diversity. All are welcome to attend. For inquiries, contact Alan Coffee (; for the event advertisement and a link to the conference programme:

There will a conference on "Muslims, Multiculturalism and Trust: New Directions" to be held on 1-2 June 2013 at SOAS, University of London. Recent high-profile interventions by politicians in the West declaring the ‘failure' of multiculturalism have had, as their very thinly disguised context, mistrust in those Muslim communities that have been growing in Western Europe and the United States since the end of the colonial era. The sense that multiculturalism has been a flawed experiment, that ‘unintegrated' Muslims are evidence of this, has become a truism of much journalism and media coverage too. This conference brings together leading experts from across the social science/humanities divide to examine the intersections and tensions between different approaches to questions of multiculturalism and trust, and to explore the possibility of developing mutually informative interdisciplinary approaches to shed new light on this topic. The aim of the conference is to analyse current critiques of multiculturalism, measure them against other, perhaps more progressive interpretations, and consider the potential offered by lived experience and creative visions of intercultural exchange to offer new ways of envisaging multicultural experience. Invited participants include: Rehana Ahmed, Claire Chambers, Sohail Daulatzai, Rumy Hasan, Salah Hassan, Tony Laden, Alana Lentin, Nasar Meer, Tariq Modood, Anshuman Mondal, Peter Morey, Stephen Morton, Jorgen Nielsen, Lord Bhikhu Parekh, Amina Yaqin. This is one of a series of events in the larger research project on Muslims, Trust and Cultural Dialogue, analysing the conditions of trust and mistrust in three overlapping areas of modern life: politics and society; business and finance; and art and culture. It is an international multidisciplinary network of scholars, practitioners and stakeholders exploring questions of trust in the relationship between Muslim diaspora populations in the West and the societies around them. For more information, visit:

The Native American and Indigenous Studies Association (NAISA) will hold is 2013 Annual Conference from June 13-15, 2013 in Saskatoon (Saskatchewan), hosted by the Department of Native Studies and the University of Saskatchewan. At the URL below you can access information about the program, registration, local accommodations, the venue, and associated conference events. For further details, contact: Allison Piché (email:

The 2013 Conference of the graduate student journal Studies in Social and Political Thought is dedicated to the theme "Debt and Obligation". Taking place at the University of Sussex on June 20-21, 2013, the event will explore the concepts of debt and obligation and their relationship with the social, economic, and political spheres. Keeping with the inter-disciplinarity of SSPT papers from several related disciplines, including politics, sociology, history, political economy, and philosophy, will be considered, as will papers not dealing exclusively with the main conference topic. The keynote speakers will include Keith Ansell-Pearson and Costas Lapavitsas. Abstracts of 350w should be sent via email to conference organizers at: prior to May 5th, 2013. For details on the conference, visit the following website:

The 13th International Conferences by the organization "Diversity in Organizations, Communities and Nations" will be held in Darwin, Australia, at Charles Darwin University, from June 26-28, 2013. Proposals for papers, workshops, posters or colloquia are invited from a variety of disciplines and perspectives, and are still being accepted on the event website. Plenary speakers will include: Mary Kalantzis, Linda Ford, and Peter Kell. For details on submissions and for travel information visit the following URL:

The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen is inviting applications for an academic workshop and PhD Summer School on the topic "Political Community" on June 25-26, 2013. Papers addressing the following questions are welcome: What is meant by "political" and what is meant by "community"? What notions of political community have linked with citizenship, civil society and rule of law? Can we identify political community beyond citizenship, civil society and rule of law? The workshop will be held at the Old Aberdeen campus of the University of Aberdeen, at The Burn, a country house in rural Aberdeenshire, and will be followed by a two-day PhD summer school on June 27-28. For details, contacts and application information, visit: or contact: Tracey Connon (email:

An International Conference on "Non-State Actor Responsibilities: Empirical Findings and Theoretical Considerations" will be held at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Vancouver (British Columbia) from June 26-28, 2013. Support for the event is provided by groups such as The Committee of Non-State Actors of the International Law Association (ILA), the Institute for Transborder Studies (ITS) at Kwantlen Polytechnic University, the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies, Oxford Brookes University, the ILA-Canada, Flemish Scientific Research Fund, and the BC branch of the Canadian Bar Association. For more information and registration details, visit:

The 7th annual conference on Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education will take place on Friday, June 28 2013, at Birkbeck, University of London. A joint initiative of the International Centre for Education and Democratic Citizenship (ICEDC) and the University of London's Institute of Education, this one-day event will include plenary sessions by Ann Phoenix and Thomas Hylland Eriksen plus a panel entitled "Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing the Council of Europe Charter on Education for Democratic Citizenship and Human Rights Education in Schools, Teacher Education and in Informal Settings." Details about the event, submission and the location can be viewed at the following website:

A Graduate Summer Institute on "Democracy and Diversity" will take place in Wroclaw (formerly Breslau), Poland, from July 10-26, 2013. Organized by the The Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS), of The New School for Social Research (NYC), the Institute will create an interdisciplinary, comparative, and highly interactive approach to social, political, and cultural challenges facing today's academics and practitioners. The D&D Institute has acquired a reputation as a transatlantic bridge that helps to bring together American and European ideas. The topic of this year's program will be ‘Between Past and Future: The Political, the Cultural, and the Civic,' and will focus on the cultural politics of memory, the continuing relevance of Hannah Arendt, and the democratic potential of urban spaces. Local partner for this year's Institute is the International Institute for the Study of Culture and Education (IISCE) at the University of Lower Silesia. For additional information, please contact TCDS by e-mail at Course descriptions and other details can be viewed at the following website:

One of the workshops at the 2013 MANCEPT Workshops in Political Theory in Manchester on 4-6 September 2013 will be on the theme The Political Turn in Animal Liberation. Recent work on animal liberation has seen a change in emphasis towards exploring how political communities should relate to non-human animals. With this in mind, abstracts are invited on the following suggested topics: Animals, rights, and justice; Animals and citizenship; Animal liberation; Liberalism and animals; Animals and political thought. If you would like to present a paper at this workshop, please send a 500-word abstract (or a full paper) to by 1 June 2013. For more information on this workshop, and on MANCEPT, visit:

The 2013 International Metropolis Conference will take place in Tampere, Finland from September 9-13, 2013. The annual International Metropolis Conference offers a forum for exchanges between members of academia, government, international organizations and civil society, aiming to enhance policy through research in the fields of migration and population diversity. The conference in Tampere features an exciting plenary program on a wide range of contemporary migration and diversity-related themes. Proposals are invited (until April 30th) for presentations on the workshop program. To submit a proposal, visit the conference website at: or contact Metropolis Conference representatives: Marja Nyrhinen (general matters), at: or Howard Duncan (workshops), at:

A conference on "Contested National Identities: An Interdisciplinary Symposium" will be held at Huron University College, Western University, London (Ontario), from October 16-18, 2013. Disciplines represented in the conference include anthropology, cultural studies, film studies, global studies, gender studies, geography, history, literary studies and criticism, philosophy, political studies, sociology, and women's studies. For further information on the event, see this pdf file: Or contact conference organizers by email:

An international conference on "Borders, Walls and Security" is being organized by the Raoul Dandurand Chair at the University of Quebec at Montreal, in association with the Association for Borderlands Studies, on October 17-18, 2013, at the University of Quebec at Montreal. Extensive information about topics, panels, and organizers can be viewed on this website: For other questions, contact Elisabeth Vallet by email:

A conference on "Le Canada: une culture de métissage/Transcultural Canada" will be held at the Université de Saint-Boniface in Winnipeg on October 24-25, 2013. The conference is intended to contribute towards a more nuanced understanding of the place of the Métis and of Métis culture within Canada and the pertinence of métissage as a concept of value in the socio-historical and socio-cultural analysis of Canada. Potential participants are requested to submit an abstract before May 6, 2013. More information is available here:

The 11th Annual Conference in Citizenship Studies (CSC) will take place at Wayne State University in Detroit from March 20-22, 2014. Entitled "Place, (Dis)Place and Citizenship," the event will consider issues around place and citizenship from the ancient polis up to the modern nation-state. Topics will include: urban citizenship; local citizenship; migration; diasporic communities; transnational citizenship; patriotism; the impact of globalization; multiple citizenship; immigration policy; digital citizenship, and; the impact of the Internet. Proposals on all aspects of the study of citizenship are welcome. Abstracts should be sent to the Center's Research Associate, Helen Callow (email: prior to October 15, 2013. For questions or details, contact: Marc W. Kruman, or Helen Callow (at the email add. above). Wayne State University's CSC has a CFP and conference advert posted on this webpage:

The International Studies Association (ISA) will hold its 2014 Conference in Toronto from March 26-29, 2014, on the theme "Spaces and Places: Geopolitics in an Era of Globalization". One of the planned topics is "Settler-Colonial Spaces: Thinking across Indigeneity and International Relations". The aim is to facilitate the organization of panels that examine intersections between Indigeneity, settler-colonial spaces, and International Relations theory, including the gendered, racialized, classed, aesthetic, cosmological, and political economic dimensions of this under-theorized aspect of IR. Those interested in presenting their research should submit 300w abstracts along with their name, affiliations and contact information, to Konstantin Kilibarda ( and Emily Merson ( prior to June 1, 2013. Details are found on the ISA website:

3. Reccent Publications

Books (prices in Canadian Dollars)

Journal Special Issues

A special issue of the European Journal of Developmental Psychology is dedicated to issues around “National Identity and In-group/Out-group Attitudes in Children: The Role of Sociohistorical Settings” (Vol. 8, No. 1, January 2011). An introduction by Louis Oppenheimer and Martyn Barrett is followed by essays by Daisy Clay and Martyn Barrett, Louis Oppenheimer and Emina Midzic, Elizabeth Gallagher and Ed Cairns, Brian Mertan and others.

A recent special issue of Citizenship Studies (Vol. 16, Issue 3-4, 2012) is entitled “Citizenship in the New States of South Eastern Europe”. Papers by Jo Shaw and Igor Štiks, Jelena Vasiljevic, Jelena Dzankic, Gëzim Krasniqi, Eldar Sarajlic, Ljubica Spaskovska, Viktor Koska, and Tomaž Deželan are included.

A special issue of Cultural and Social History is entitled “Indigenous Modernities” (Vol. 9, No. 4, December 2012). Essays by Antoinette Burton, Elizabeth Elbourne, Cecilia Morgan, Frederick E. Hoxie and Fiona Paisley are included.

A special collection of essays on “Social Psychology and Contemporary Immigration Policy” is included in the last issue of Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (Vol. 12, No. 1, December 2012). An introduction by Kevin Lanning and essays by Jason A. Nier, Sahana Mukherjee, Ludwin E. Molina and Glenn Adams, Walter G. Stephan, Heidy Sarabia, Lisa Lopez Levers and several others are included.

A special issue of Politikon: South African Journal of Political Studies is dedicated to the theme “Gender and Multiculturalism: North-South Perspectives” (Vol. 40, Issue 1, 2013). Essays by Amanda Gouws, Daiva Stasiulis, Louise Du Toit, Jill Vickers, Gopika Solanki, Wendy Isaacs-Martin, Kopano Ratele, and Sirma Bilge are included.

A special issue of Nationalism and Ethnic Politics focused on the topic “Nationalism, Territory, and Organized Violence” (Vol. 19, Issue 1, 2013). Articles by Katy Hayward & Niall Ó Dochartaigh, Anastasia Voronkova, Siniša Maleševic, Bill Kissane & Nick Sitter, Timothy Wilson, and Lorenzo Bosi are included.

A recent special issue of Ethnic and Racial Studies is dedicated to “Racialization and Religion in the study of Antisemitism and Islamophobia” (Vol. 36, Issue 3, 2013). Papers by Nasar Meer, Francois Soyer, Raymond Taras, Tony Kushner, Pnina Werbner, Brian Klug, and Simon Weaver are included.

A recent issue of Ethnicities (Vol. 13.2, 2013) was a special issue on “Public Discourses about Muslims and Islam: A Comparative Analysis”, guest-edited by Manlio Cinalli and Marco Guigni, examining variations in claims-making in public space relating to the cultural integration of Muslims in the six main European countries of Muslim settlement – Britain, France, Germany, Belgium, Netherlands and Switzerland.

International Spectator recently published a special issue on “Europe and Islam” (Vol. 48, No. 1, 2013). Essays by Erik Jones & Saskia van Genugten, Olivier Roy, Timo Behr, Jonathan Laurence & Gabriel Goodliffe, and others are included.

A special section of FOCAAL is entitled “Toward an Anthropology of Affirmative Action” in South Asia (Vol. 2013, No. 65, Spring 2013). Essays by Alpa Shah, Sara Shneiderman, Townsend Middleton, Megan Moodie, Bengt G. Karlsson, Lucia Michelutti and Oliver Heath, Clarinda Still, and others are included.

A special issue of Regional and Federal Studies is on the theme “Ethnolinguistic Mobilizations in Europe” (Volume 23, No. 1, March 2013). An introductory essay by Jean-Baptiste Paul Harguindéguy and Alistair Cole precedes essays by Thomas Jeffrey Miley, Magdalena Dembinska, Patrick Carlin, Huw Lewis and Colin Haslehurst Williams.

4. Call for Papers and New Journals

A special issue of American Behavioral Scientist on the theme “Multiculturalism during Challenging Times” will consider a broad set of issues, from multiculturalism policies and practices in organizations or local communities to cross-national or between region analyses. Submissions that highlight the significance of context in shaping conceptualizations and approaches to multiculturalism are particularly welcome. Submissions should be sent prior to November 30, 2013. For more information, visit: Inquiries and submissions should be sent to:

Contributions are being sought for the special edition of the Journal of Religion and Popular Culture entitled “Popular Culture, Multiculturalism, and Religion in Canada”. The deadline for submissions is September 1, 2013. For more information, click here:

A special issue of Global Justice: Theory, Practice, Rhetoric will be dedicated to the theme “Women’s Bodies and Global Poverty Eradication”. Edited by Peter Balint, Eszter Kollar, Patti Tamara Lenard and Tiziana Torresi, this issue will focus on how women, and their bodies, are targets of attempts to sustain women’s position, while attempts to improve their status are often unfairly burdensome. Papers that combine normative and empirical elements are welcome. The deadline for submission is November 30, 2013. For questions or expressions of interest, please contact Patti Tamara Lenard, For details about this special issue and the submission process, go to:

The Western Political Science Association has announced a new journal called “Politics, Groups, and Identities.” According to its Editors, the journal will reflect “a willingness to cross borders, to provide a space for discussion on issues across sub-disciplinary lines”. The recently published Vol. 1 contains essays on political power, representation, and identity politics, along with a Mini-Symposium on the topics “Identity Politics and the American Presidential Election of 2012.” Full articles can be downloaded from this website:

A new journal published with the Regional Studies Association is entitled “Territory, Politics, Governance.” The inaugural Vol. 1 contains essays by Saskia Sassen, Stuart Elden, Kevin Cox, and Anastassia Obvdenkova & Wilfred Swenden, after an introductory essay by John A. Agnew. Full articles are downloadable from the following website:

5. Fellowships and Awards, Courses, Summer Schools

The Centre for Citizenship, Civil Society and Rule of Law (CISRUL) at the University of Aberdeen is offering 3-year inter-disciplinary PhD studentships starting in September 2013. Applicants from anthropology, business, cultural and literary studies, history, legal theory and socio-legal studies, philosophy, politics, religious studies, sociology and theology are encouraged to apply. Founded in 2009, CISRUL aims to produce conversation across the social sciences and humanities on key concepts of the modern polity. Applicants should hold or be close to a postgraduate Master’s degree in their relevant field. For details, go to: and scroll to “PhD Studentships”. For further enquiries, contact Tracey Connon via email:

The EURAC-Institute for Studies on Federalism and Regionalism is accepting applications for EURAC’s Federal Scholar in Residence Programme for 2014. To be considered eligible, applicants must submit an unpublished manuscript in English, Italian, German, French or Spanish, prior to July 1st, 2013. The successful scholar will reside up to three weeks at the European Academy of Bolzano/Bozen (EURAC), in South Tyrol, Italy, preferably in February, under the aegis of the International Winter School on Federalism and Governance. Academics, post-docs and practitioners worldwide are encouraged to apply. Full details and contacts can be viewed at:

The Institute for Minority Rights of the European Academy of Bozen/Bolzano (EURAC) organizes an annual 2-week course on Human Rights, Minorities and Diversity Management. Each edition has a diverse theme, and the 2013 focus is on “The Revival of Self-determination: opportunities, concerns and challenges”. This year’s Summer School is organized in co-operation with Middlesex University School of Law, London. The summer school will take place from June 24 to July 5, 2013 in Bolzano/Bozen (Italy) the capital of the upper northern trilingual province of Alto Adige/Südtirol, home to three linguistic groups (Germans, Italians and Ladins). For further information, see:

The new “Migration and Citizenship” section of the American Political Science Association invites nominations for best book, dissertation, chapter, and article on issues related to migration and/or citizenship. For more information, visit the following webpage and scroll down to “Section Awards”:

A Summer School on “Transitional Justice and the Politics of Memory” will be hosted by Research in Ethics and Globalization (REG) at the University of Groningen, Netherlands, and the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Rijeka, Croatia, on the island of Cres, Croatia, from June 24-July 4, 2013. For further details, go to:

The 2013 Marie Jahoda Summer School will focus on the theme of “Migration and Inequality.” Hosted by the Department of Sociology at the University of Vienna, the School will take place July 8-12, 2013. For full information, visit the following website: or contact Brigitte Frotzler (email:; tel: +43-1-4277-48203; fax: +43-1-4277-48231.

A Summer School on “Comparative Conflict Studies” will be hosted by the Center for Comparative Conflict Studies (CFCCS), at the Faculty of Media and Communications, Singidunum University, in Belgrade (Serbia), from July 1-8 2013. Students can choose among four topics: The Politics of Land and Identity: States and Minorities in Conflict (taught by Oren Yiftachel); International Intervention in a Globalised World (by Maxine David); The Role of Social Memory Studies in Conflict Analysis and Transformation (by Orli Fridman); and From the discourse of brotherhood and unity to the discourses of EU integration: the case of "transition" in Serbia (by Jelisaveta Blagojevic). Applications should be submitted by May 15th, 2013. For more information, contact: Dunja Resanovic, Centre for Comparative Conflict Studies, e-mail: Information is also available on the following website:

A Summer School on the topic of “European Union Law and Policy on Immigration and Asylum” will take place at the Université Libre de Bruxelles from July 1-12, 2013. The aim of the Summer School is to give participants a comprehensive understanding of immigration and asylum policy of the European Union from a legal perspective. In addition to living in a unique European environment, participants will explore many recent and emerging developments in this area of EU law and policy. Details, including information about lectures, teachers, scheduling, admission, registration, travel information and contacts, can be accessed at the following website:

The Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES) will host the 18th International Summer University in Koszeg, Hungary, from June 26-July 7, 2013. The title for this year’s Summer University is “Who is Sovereign? Citizenship in Europe and Beyond”, and will explore themes such as The European Crisis; Cities and City Assemblies; The Viability of EU Citizenship; and The EU in a Global Context. The Central European Initiative will also offer 20 scholarships for students coming from CEI countries, and further scholarships are available from the Hungarian Foreign Ministry. Students from Albania, Austria, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia and Ukraine are encouraged to apply. The application deadline is May 15, 2013. Materials should be submitted (in English) electronically to: For further information, go to: or contact: Izabella Szasz, Institute for Social and European Studies (ISES); tel.: 0036.94563055; e-mail:

This year’s “International Summer School Religion, Culture and Society” by the University Centre Saint Ignatius, Antwerp will assemble roughly 30 doctoral/postdoctoral researchers to explore the issues around “Religion, Reform and the Challenge of Plurality.” Courses begin August 25 and finish on September 1, 2013. For more information, visit the following website:

7. Internet Resourcers

The final report of the “Taking Part: Muslim Participation in Contemporary Governance” project has now been released, and is available for download. The report provides the main findings from the most comprehensive study to date on UK Muslim-government relations, which included an analysis of public policy since 1997, a total of 112 interviews with key policymakers and Muslim civil society actors, and in-depth local case studies of Birmingham, Leicester, and Tower Hamlets, London. The Report describes how British Muslims have been taking part in governance in the three policy fields of equality, diversity & cohesion; faith sector governance; and security. It describes how modes of Muslim representation have developed into a broader 'democratic constellation'. The project was led by Dr Therese O'Toole, Professor Tariq Modood, Dr Daniel Nilsson DeHanas and Dr Stephen Jones at Bristol University and Dr Nasar Meer of Northumbria University.

Last month the United Nations Secretary-General released a ‘Guidance Note’ on “Racial Discrimination and Protection of Minorities.” Published partly to commemorate the 20th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Minority Rights, this publication is meant to shape the efforts of UN agencies supporting minority communities, and particularly to encourage attentiveness to challenges faced by ethno-cultural minorities. A PDF version of this document can be accessed at: Further information on the Declaration on Minority Rights can be viewed on the website of the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights:

The Migration Policy Institute Europe has launched a Policy Brief Series that seeks to examine top European migration challenges and opportunities. The first issue is a policy brief by MPI Europe Director Elizabeth Collett, entitled “Facing 2020: Developing a New European Agenda for Immigration and Asylum Policy”. The Brief can be accessed in PDF format at the following URL:

The Applied Ethics Institute at Utica College produces a thrice-annual email newsletter called the “Ethics and Public Policy Newsletter”, to inform readers about new and useful developments in applied ethics. The newsletter contains news and details of upcoming conferences, new publications and journals, and related research programs, and should be of interest to academics, members of the public service, NGOs and members of the broader community. To be added to the mailing list, contact Utica’s Applied Ethics Institute by email: To publicize your research project or publication, to announce a call for papers or an upcoming conference, send details to the same email address. Issue #1 was published in January 2013; upcoming issues will be located on the following website:


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

Will Kymlicka, 2016