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Registration starts: 1 August 2011




 

Final paper due: 10 November 2011




Guidlines for Paper Submissions

 

 

 

 

 

Final call for abstract submission  

Abstract due: 30 September 2011

 

 

The first round of abstract submission ended on 31 August 2011. We have already notified those who had sumbitted an abstract by this date. If you have not received any notification, then please check the spam folder of your email client software or sent us an email.

 

The second round of abstract submission ended on 30 September 2011. We have already notified those who had sumbitted an abstract by this date. If you have not received any notification, then please check the spam folder of your email client software or sent us an email.


Please note that we have notified all people who submitted an abstract (panel proposal) regardless of whether the International Review Committee accepted the proposal or not. If you have not received any notification, then please check the spam folder of your email client software or sent us an email.







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The Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA) in cooperation with the Department of International Trade, Overseas Chinese University (OCU), the European Union Center in Taiwan (EUTW) and the Austrian Association of East Asian Studies (AAEAS) will convene the Fifth APISA Congress in Taichung, Taiwan, from November 24 to 25, 2011.

 

 

Objectives



Regional integration is believed to bring about economic prosperity and political stability. Although there have been several cases of regional integration in modern history, policy makers in Asia and other parts of the world frequently consider the European Union a role model. In recent years, there have been numerous discussions about the necessity of further regional integration in Asia with reference to the European experience. The Fifth APISA Congress shall contribute to this debate by offering scholars and other intellectuals from Europe and Asia a platform to share their knowledge and ideas. The Congress seeks to address a variety of issues related to regional integration and to explore adequate responses to current and future challenges of Asian and European integration. 




Conference Themes



Approved panels and paper presentations for the Fifth APISA Congress shall focus on four major themes, each of which shall be seen in the light of regional integration:


Transnational governance


This theme will discuss emerging trends and patterns of transnational activities. Concurrently, the panel will also explore future challenges of transnational cooperation among states and/or nonstate actors. There are several sub-themes:


  • Global governance
  • Regionalization/regional integration and institutions
  • Interactions of regional institutions with international actors
  • International economic regimes
  • Transnational security
  • Global civil society
  • International law and jurisdiction
  • Global media
  • Transnationalism
  • Post-conflict state-building

Challenges to the nation state


Regional integration undoubtedly requires and leads to fundamental social, political and economic changes that affect each of the involved nation states. This theme will identify such changes and their implications on national development:


  • Democracy, civil society and elections
  • Ethnic and social conflicts
  • Rule of law, constitutional reform
  • Crises of legitimacy and national identity
  • Natural disasters and environmental challenges
  • Dimensions of security (human vs. national)
  • Social movements and civil society
  • Cross border issues and migration
  • Educational system reform
  • Corruption
  • Human trafficking, narcotics trade and organized crime
  • Paramilitarism and privatization of security

Political economy and development


This theme will look at the political economy of transnational regimes and address issues related to national and transnational development:


  • Wealth disparities
  • Rural development
  • Food security
  • Economic crises
  • Corporate social responsibility
  • Regional investment
  • Economic interdependencies
  • National development strategies
  • Aid industry and transnational development interventions

Transnational society and culture


This theme will deal with cultural and social issues in a transnational context:


  • Religious, linguistic and cultural aspects of identity
  • Transnational intimacy
  • Diffusion of norms (sustainability, human rights, democracy etc.)
  • Geographies of violence/spatial dynamics of conflicts
  • Social and cultural policies

 


 





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APISA 5 Secretariat 2011