International Convention of Asia Scholars 2019
ICAS 11: July 16 – 19, 2019 in Leiden, Netherlands
Call for papers –
Conference Panel: Human Rights in the Asia-Pacific: Challenges and Prospects
Deadline for submission: 21 September 2018
This multidisciplinary panel aims to examine various challenges and the prospects of international human rights norms in the Asia-Pacific region, amidst an era of American decline and rising powers. First, the panel examines whether, and if so, how the apparently declining influence of the West as well as the rise of authoritarianism worldwide could impact the legitimacy and effectiveness of transnational human rights networks as well as human rights reforms in the Asia-Pacific region. Second, the panel invites new and radical rethinking of the future of transnational human rights norms — its substantive content, ethical assumptions, as well as its representative global and national institutions. Third, the panel investigates the various types of human rights norms as well as patterns of abuses that are persistent in Asia today and examine which economic, social, historical, and political factors facilitate systemic human rights violations. Fourth, the panel seeks papers that bridge human rights theoretical scholarship with practice-oriented knowledge by analysing various policy strategies, political solutions, human rights advocacies, and transitional justice solutions that have sought to strengthen human rights and political stability within specific Asian countries as well as at the regional level. This panel welcomes theoretical and empirical contributions that address any or several of the aforementioned themes. Papers may undertake a study of a specific Asian country, a comparative study of two or more countries, or a broad transnational overview covering one or two Asian regions. While this panel welcomes all paper proposals that are relevant to those aforementioned themes, the panel particularly encourages contributions that address the following topics that are fully contextualized in the Asia-Pacific as the empirical focus:
Depending on the quality and the number of proposals received, several panels may emerge from this call for papers and an academic handbook/edited volume would be considered as a collaborative research project. Paper presenters will be solely responsible for their registration and travel arrangements.
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