Thursday, April 13, 2006

Conference: GDPism and Risk

Hot on the heels of my post on Taiwan's economic woes comes this conference via H-Asia:


April 12, 2006

CFP "GDPism and Risk" University of Bristol, UK, July 12-13, 2006

From: _maurizio.marinelli@BRISTOL.AC.UK_

** Conference Announcement & Call for Papers **

The Third EASP International Conference on:

'GDPism and Risk: Challenges for Social Development and Governance in East Asia'

Hosted by:
Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Bristol, UK
East Asian Social Policy Research Network (EASP)

Co-organized by:
University of Bristol, School of Policy Studies
Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan
Governance in Asia Research Centre, City University of Hong Kong
Department of Social Work and Social Policy, University of Hong Kong
Department of Social Policy and Social Work, National Chi Nan University,Taiwan
Department of Social and Policy Science, University of Bath, UK

Supported by:
Comparative Social Policy Network, Korea
Social Policy Studies Network, Japan

Date: 12 - 13 July 2006
Venue: University of Bristol, UK
Duration:Two days

Call for Papers:

Papers are invited which address the overall theme 'GDPism and Risk: Challenges for Social Development and Governance in East Asia' and the sub-themes as below. Papers may be comparative, or case studies which have broader implications for other East Asian countries or/and for the development of theory and of research methods.

-Economic Growth and Risk Society
-Dynamics of Welfare Regimes in East Asia
-Rebuilding the Responsibility of Care Work
-Poverty, Unemployment and Social Policy
-Challenges for Governance and Changing Regulatory Regimes
-Public Intellectuals and Policy Making
-Natural Disasters and Human Vulnerability

Submission of abstract, full papers, and contributed papers:

Those wishing to present in the conference should submit a 250-300 word abstract to the EASP ( by 30th April 2006. Information enclosed with your abstract should include: title of paper, your name, institution and email address. The final papers and contributed papers should be
submitted to the same address by 16 June 2006.

Keynote Speakers:

-Professor Shuan Breslin, University of Warwick, UK. (confirmed)
-Professor Paul Wilding, Emeritus Professor of Social Policy,
University of
Manchester. (confirmed)
-Professor Li Qiang, Dean, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
Hua University, Beijing China
-Professor Jeff Henderson, Institute for Development Policy and
University of Manchester, UK
-Professor Tatsuo Oyama, Vice President and Dean, National Graduate
Institute for Policy Studies, Japan
-Professor Ian Gough, Department of Social and Policy, Deputy
ESRC Research Group on Wellbeing in Developing Countries (WeD)
of Bath, U.K.
-Professor Mari Osawa, University of Tokyo, Japan
-Professor Byung-Hyun Park, Pusan University, South Korea

Publication Plans:

Selected papers from the conference will be sent out for academic review and high quality papers will be published as edited volume in the newly launched Bristol-Routledge Book Series: Comparative Development and Policy in Asia: Co-edited by Professor Ka Ho Mok and Dr. Rachel Murphy and Co-published by
Centre for East Asian Studies, University of Bristol and London Routledge.

Further Information:

Details of the conference registration and all papers will be made available on the EASP website ( For further information or comments, please contact Emma Holland (,
Prof Ka Ho Mok
( or
Young-Jun Choi (

Conference Website:

Dr Maurizio Marinelli
MSc Program Director and Senior Lecturer
Centre for East Asian Studies
University of Bristol
Bristol, UK

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dr Marinelli is a great guy and this is sure to be an excellent event.