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Transforming Welfare Systems and Social Policy Innovations in East Asia

Journal of Asian Public Policy Special Issue Call for Papers

Deadline: 30 March 2020

In the last decade, countries or societies in East Asia have confronted with unstable economic growth, especially when countries in the region have different forms of confrontations not only in trade disputes but also military tensions and conflicts. This Special Issue sets out against this wider political economy context to critically examine what major strategies and measures that different Asian countries / societies have adopted to address the increasingly complicated socio-economic situations with appropriate social policy innovations and welfare reforms managing rapid socio-economic and political changes. Contributions to the Special Issue are not limited to close scrutiny of how governments react and respond but we welcome papers examining how different stakeholders in the wider society have engaged in social policy provision and welfare support to the needy.

Journal of Asian Public Policy

Language: en-UK

Publisher: Routledge

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Submission guidelines

Authors are encouraged to begin the submission process by providing a 200-word abstract indicating the substantive topic of their paper and the methodology (and findings for completed papers). Abstracts should be provided by November 15 2019 to Ka Ho Mok (kahomok@ln.edu.hk) or Yuen-Wen Ku (ywku@ntu.edu.tw)


Upon review of abstracts, select authors will be encouraged to develop and submit a full manuscript for peer review by 30 March 2020.

Indicative timeline

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 November 2019

Feedback to abstract: 15 December 2019

Submission of full paper: 30 March 2020

First round of peer review completed: 15 April 2020

First revision due: 30 June 2020

Second round of peer review completed: 15 August 2020

Second revision due: 15 September 2020

Online publication of full issue: 1 November 2020

Publication of print edition: January 2021



Editorial Information

Guest editors: Ka Ho Mok (Lingnan University, Hong Kong) and Yuen-Wen Ku (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Published on 29th August 2019. Last updated on 29th August 2019.