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[Commlist] CfP: JCEA Special Winter 2021 Issue - Emerging Patterns of Asymmetric Interdependence in Asia-Pacific

Thu Aug 13 13:17:28 GMT 2020

*Call for Papers*

The Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (JCEA), a refereed biannual open access journal on East and Southeast Asia is announcing a call for papers for a special Winter 2021 issue that discusses

*Emerging Patterns of Asymmetric Interdependence in Asia-Pacific*

Invited editor: Laura Parepa, Tsuda University, Japan ((parepa.laura /at/ <mailto:(parepa.laura /at/>)

More than half a century has passed since the first studies on the use of asymmetric interdependence as a tool of political leverage in international relations. Despite the large number of works published so far, the focus of research remains relatively narrow and limited mainly to trade and energy interdependence. The rapid spread of new technologies and communication systems, the internationalization of business and the growing integration of capital and financial markets that we witness in the last decade have created new domains in which asymmetric interdependence can arise. In the last few years, emerging scholarship has acknowledged that states might develop and exploit in their partnerships new dimensions of asymmetric interdependence – such as technological, financial, scientific, etc. – and can make use of expanding networks of interdependence to fulfill their geopolitical goals. However, such studies exclusively address one of these dimensions only in the context of increasing competition between the United States and China.

This special issue of the JCEA seeks to address the current research gaps by focusing on emerging patterns of asymmetric interdependence in Asia-Pacific. It invites contributions from various disciplinary fields that examine theoretical or empirical
dimensions of the asymmetric interdependence.

We are particularly interested in but not limited to:

     Patterns and mechanisms through which countries can develop and manipulate new dimensions of asymmetric interdependence – monetary, capital, technological, scientific, etc. - in their bilateral relations.
     Emerging patterns and mechanisms through which countries expand their influence and control over networks of interdependence in different domains (e.g. production and supply chains, monetary and capital flows, communication systems, etc.).
      Factors determining the ability of a country to increase its influence over or even monopolize networks of interdependence.      Structural factors that can facilitate or constrain the use of new dimensions of asymmetric interdependence as political leverage.      Similarities and differences between emerging patterns in Asian and Western contexts.

Please submit your *500-word* abstract (maximum) in English to (parepa.laura /at/ <mailto:(parepa.laura /at/> by *1 February 2021* (subject line should include “JCEA Special Issue”). There are no submission fees, publication fees, or page charges for this journal.

Important deadlines:

Abstract Submission:                             1 February 2021

Abstract Notification:                             28 February 2021
Article Submission:                                1 June 2021

Notification of Acceptance/Rejection:    1 August 2021
Final Submission of Revised Papers:    1 October 2021

For more details, please refer to our website

*About the Journal*

The Journal of Contemporary Eastern Asia (JCEA) is a peer-reviewed biannual journal that takes a leading role in new scholarship in Asia. Building on a foundation of dedicated study in current political, social and economic trends in East and Southeast Asia, the JCEA is expanding its scope to unique aspects of Asian scholarship, including (socio-technical) convergence and future (network) studies.

The JCEA editorial board is committed to working very hard to boost the scholarly presence of new Asian scholarship around the world and secure its reputation as an emerging world-class publishing outlet. The editors welcome manuscripts based on original
research or significant reexamination of existing literature.

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