CfP: Network Q “Asian Capitalisms”, included in the SASE 2024 Annual Meeting
The Call for Papers for Network Q “Asian Capitalisms”, included in the SASE 2024 Annual Meeting,
has opened (https://sase.org/).
Network Q promotes theory and research on the diversity of socio-economic systems and capitalist development in Asia as well as its global implications. We welcome a wide range of theoretical perspectives (e.g. comparative and international political economy, economic sociology, management studies, industrial sociology, innovation studies).
Asian Capitalisms and Global Turbulence
The emergence and globalization of Asian capitalism(s) has raised a host of questions and a burgeoning literature on commonalities, differences and complementarities with Western and other capitalisms. Similarly engaging has been the debate on the national/regional and international implications of globalizing Asian capitalism(s). Recently, research is focusing as well on rising economic nationalism and ‘systemic competition’ – in a constellation of “weaponized interdependence”, with trends of “de-globalization” and/or the beginning of a “new Cold War”, with a resurgence of neo-mercantilist policies and rhetoric, industrial policies, trade and tech ‘wars’, regionally competing alliances, and decoupling tendencies. These contestations are formulated in particular in relation to the emergence of a global China as a perceived contender of the Western liberal international order. Yet, these dynamics may reverberate very differently across (the rest of) Asia and other emerging regions like Africa and Latin America. At the same time, growing South-South collaboration is reconfiguring the rules of the game, as well as cooperation around global concerns such as digitalization, climate change and sustainable development.
This turbulent state of affairs raises a whole set of questions on convergence and divergence of 21st century Asian capitalism(s), its global impact and encounters with other regions.
We welcome papers and panels around the following themes:
- the globalization of Asian economies
- varieties and modalities of capitalism in Asia
- dynamics of Asian network and platform capitalism
- technological upgrading and emerging sectors in Asia
- state capitalism in Asia and its impact abroad
- supply chain and industrial policies in the East and the West
- innovation, finance, and entrepreneurship in Asian capitalism(s)
- labor, education, and social policy in Asian capitalism(s)
- socio-political changes in Asia and its impact abroad
- South-South collaborations, contestation and development
- North-South collaborations, contestation and development.
Topical issues related to globalizing Asian capitalism such as tech competition and geopolitical rivalry, public health and social protection, climate and sustainability, connectivity, rising economic nationalism, and economic decoupling and de-globalization, are also welcomed.
For the 2024 conference, Network Q, invites individual paper submissions, submissions for thematic panels, and Author-meets-Critics panels on recently published books. Moreover, since SASE 2024 is going to be an offline conference, Network Q is organizing two virtual sessions before the conference.
Thematic panels can address any of the themes and issues above and should be based on paper drafts with a structured discussion including a discussant. Author-meets-Critics panels (“book salons“) are composed of a minimum of three discussants with relevant expertise on a recently published book speaking to Network Q themes. Note that SASE seeks to promote gender equality. We thus strongly encourage you to take gender balance into account in panel proposals.
Submissions should be done through the SASE website.
The deadline for submissions is 19 January 2024 (hard deadline).
Please direct your questions concerning this network to Tobias ten Brink: email@example.com