ISA Asia-Pacific 2016: Call for Proposals

The deadline for paper/panel submissions is Tuesday, December 15, 2015.

The rise to political and economic prominence of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and India, along with other members of the BRICS, has constituted a powerful challenge to the dominance of Western powers and ideas in world politics. However, both Asian superpowers - like Japan and the East Asian ‘Tiger’ economies before them - have as yet been unable to re-shape International Relations (IR) theory and practice. The rise of Asia more generally has led to a proliferation of national schools of IR (such as the Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Indian) which have attempted to challenge the hegemony of Western ideas and theories in the discipline yet have left the traditional ontology of IR intact. The region is also characterised by a complex of people-centred non-traditional insecurities and vulnerabilities including human insecurities, people movements, environmental degradation, the politics of identity and democratisation which together challenge orthodox state and market centric approaches to the study and practice of International Relations.

This conference, hosted by the Asia-Pacific Region of the International Studies Association, will investigate the ways in which IR (as both practice and theory) is being transformed in the Asia-Pacific.

In particular, we invite the submission of papers and panels on the following topics: the nature of global transformations in the Asia-Pacific; the rise of the BRICS and China and India in particular; regionalism and subregionalism; the impact of globalization on regional identity and inequality; traditional and non-traditional security threats in the Asia-Pacific; Bandung and the Non-Aligned Movement in historical perspective; regional perspectives on peacebuilding and on human security (including but not limited to the Responsibility to Protect); and regional histories, epistemologies and ontologies of IR with reference to attempts to go beyond Western IR theory.

Southeast Asian scholars from regional institutions may be eligible for travel and accommodation support from SEARC for the ISA Asia-Pacific Region Conference, June 25-27 2016. To be considered as eligible, scholars must (1) submit a completed paper ahead of the conference, which has not been published elsewhere and is formatted in the style of the SEARC working papers, and (2) participate fully in the conference. It is a condition of support that the papers are published with the SEARC Working Paper series. http://www6.cityu.edu.hk/searc/Resources/Event/2016-06%20Funding%20Support.pdf

Submission Types

Papers

Papers are the foundation of the conference and can be submitted individually or within a larger panel proposal. Papers generally need a title, abstract, three tags and the author(s) to submit. Titles need to be less than 50 words and abstracts need to be less than 200 words.

Note that, if you have a paper that was submitted on a panel, you should not submit the paper independently a second time. 

Panels

Panels must have a title, abstract and tag words as well as 4 papers (complete with title, tags, abstract and authors) and at least 1 chair and discussant. Titles need to be less than 50 words and abstracts need to be less than 200 words.

Please note that papers submitted on panels should not be submitted a second time independently of the panel. If the panel is not accepted, the papers submitted on the panel go into the normal wait pool with all of our other papers.

Roundtables

Roundtables are similar to panels but participants do not present papers. At least 1 chair and 4 participants are needed to submit a panel, along with title, tags and abstract. Titles need to be less than 50 words and abstracts need to be less than 200 words.

Submissions Closed

Sorry, the submission period for ISA Asia-Pacific has ended. For more information, please contact the program chair. Even if you did not submit, anyone is welcome to register and attend the conference.

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