GS12 Politics in Asia

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Session Chairs
Prof. Kanishka Jayasuriya
Prof. Garry Rodan

We welcome papers on the politics in Asia including issues of electoral politics, new forms of authoritarianism, law and politics, and considerations of innovative forms of political participation and representation. Particularly invited are panels and papers that will focus on the relationship between distinctive patterns of capitalist transformation, the impacts of this on politics and states in Asia – including the emergence of new social forces, ideologies, public policies, and conflict. This extends to papers analysing the manifestation of new patterns of authoritarian rule and populist politics in both old and new and democracies, including the use of national security legislation, contestation over social policy and the rise of nationalist politics, and the use of extra judicial instruments. Panels may include comparative analyses of these themes with developments in other regions such as Latin America.