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Fwd: IJTS Topical Section Call for Abstracts: Taiwan: A Frontline of Democracy under Threat?

Dear all,

The International Journal of Taiwan Studies (IJTS) is currently organising a topical section entitled ‘Taiwan: A Frontline of Democracy under Threat?’. This topical section welcomes contributions addressing a number of multi-faceted topics, including (but not limited to) institutional building, social movements practices and their influence on the political system, civil society participation, democratic backsliding and recession, the democratic regime-health policies enforcement nexus. More broadly, we expect this topical section to fill the increasing need for scholarly research and policy enforcement to systematise the wide range of political, social and economic dimensions representing key analytical means to understand current trends and prospective developments of the Taiwanese democracy. To signal your intent to write an article in this topical section please email an abstract of no more than 300 words, including paper title and author(s)’s name, by 13 June 2021 to the guest editors, Dr. Alessandro Albana and Professor Antonio Fiori (both University of Bologna) at and Please send along a short bio describing each author’s titles, institutional affiliations, and research interests. For details about this call - including rationale, projected timeline, and other practicalities - please see the link below:

Yours sincerely, Editor in Chief: Ming-yeh T. Rawnsley (European Association of Taiwan Studies) Executive Editorial Board: Lung-chih Chang (Academia Sinica) Sung-sheng Yvonne Chang (University of Texas at Austin) Kuei-fen Chiu (National Chung Hsing University in Taiwan) Dafydd Fell (SOAS, University of London) Hsin-Huang Michael Hsiao (Academia Sinica & Organising Committee of the World Congress of Taiwan) Gunter Schubert (Tübingen University) Book Review Editor: Gary D. Rawnsley (University of Nottingham Ningbo China) International Journal of Taiwan Studies Editorial Office Address: Centre of Taiwan Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, WC1H 0XG, UK Email: Website:


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