Our Asian Studies publishing covers Sociology, Politics, Business, Law, Human Geogprahy, Religion and Philosophy, History, Art, Literature and Music.
The political transformation of Asia has been phenomenal but varied. Whilst some countries have successfully consolidated their democratic systems, others continue to be mired in weak democratic structures, and still others remain authoritarian. Though there is an increasing understanding of how formal politics in Asia work and the consequences of constitutional structures in transforming economic, social, and political life, less is known about how social agents and structures outside of formal institutions of political power affect politics.
The Paradigms from Asian Politics series not only helps us gain a better understanding of the ‘how,’ ‘what’ and ‘why’ of power and politics in Asia but ultimately helps us develop, critique, and refine extant theories and our general understanding of politics.
If you are interested in submitting a proposal for this series, please get in touch with Rob Sorsby, Senior Commissioning Editor, Politics.
Proposals should take the form of either:
- A preliminary letter of enquiry, briefly describing the project; or
- A formal prospectus including: abstract, brief statement of your critical methodology, table of contents, sample chapter, estimated word count, estimate of the number and type of illustrations to be included and a c.v.
The series seeks to provide thoughtful consideration both of the growing prominence of Asian actors on the global stage and the changes in the study and practice of world affairs that they provoke. It intends to offer a comprehensive parallel assessment of the full spectrum of Asian states, organisations, and regions and their impact on the dynamics of global politics.
The series seeks to encourage conversation on:
- what rules, norms, and strategic cultures are likely to dominate international life in the ‘Asian Century’
- how will global problems be reframed and addressed by a ‘rising Asia’
- which institutions, actors, and states are likely to provide leadership during such ‘shifts to the East’
- whether there is something distinctly ‘Asian’ about the emerging patterns of global politics
Such comprehensive engagement not only aims to offer a critical assessment of the actual and prospective roles of Asian actors, but also seeks to rethink the concepts, practices, and frameworks of analysis of world politics.
We are interested in interdisciplinary research monographs undertaking comparative studies of Asian actors and their impact on the current patterns and likely future trajectories of international relations. The series also offers a platform for pioneering explorations of the ongoing transformations in global politics as a result of Asia’s increasing centrality to the patterns and practices of world affairs.
For more information on how to submit a proposal to this series, please contact Kirstin Howgate, Publisher for Politics and International Relations.