Conference: Asia and Africa in Transition
NEW DATES: 28-30 June 2021
Panel: The geopolitics of the Indo-Pacific
Conveners: Andreas Bøje Forsby, Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Peter Marcus Kristensen, Dept. of Political Science, University of Copenhagen
The ‘Indo-Pacific’ has emerged as a central geopolitical arena as well as a contested policy-guiding analytical concept. Initially launched by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe back in 2007, the `Indo-Pacific´ has gained widespread popularity with several major powers having now launched official Indo-Pacific strategies. Connecting the world’s most populous, high-growth economies and also home to maritime great power rivalries and territorial disputes, the `Indo-Pacific´ has recently seen concerted attempts to promote a rules-based international order, orchestrated by a quartet of countries known as the Quad (Australia, India, Japan and the United States). While the surge of interest in the `Indo-Pacific´ has several drivers, the rise of China as a pivotal geopolitical actor is probably the most important one.
This panel invites papers that analyze and reflect on the new spatial, maritime, strategic, political and conceptual landscapes surrounding the `Indo-Pacific´, ranging from theoretically informed discussions to more policy-oriented work on the geopolitical and geoeconomic strategies of all the states in the region.
Call for papers
Your submission should include:
- Name, affiliation, short bio
- Abstract including title (up to 250 words)
- Intended panel
Proposals should be submitted via email to email@example.com. The deadline has been extended to 31 January 2021.
In the event that we receive more proposals than we can accommodate, the organisers and conveners will decide among the submitted proposals.