East Asian Social Policy in Transition: Theory and Evidence

We are pleased to announce our first Postgraduate Workshop to be held on 25 February 2022. The workshop provides an opportunity for postgraduate students to gain experience in presenting their research to an international audience of peers and academics in the field of East Asian social policy and social welfare. Presenters will receive constructive comments and feedback from experienced scholars and peers in a supportive environment.

We welcome abstracts from currently enrolled Masters and PhD students working in the fields of social policy, social welfare and social security in East Asia. We welcome both empirical and conceptual papers, single country case-studies and comparative studies of East Asian countries and beyond.

Keynote Speakers

Ideal types of Social Policy Researchers

Sophia Seung-yoon Lee

  • Associate Professor of Social Welfare, Chung-Ang University
  • Vice Chair of the Office for Government Policy Coordination’s Committee for Youth Policy Coordination, Korea
Charter the Waters of Multidisciplinary Social Policy Research

Alex Jingwei He

  • Associate Head and Associate Professor, Department of Asian and Policy Studies, The Education University of Hong Kong
  • Associate Editor, Policy & Society (SSCI Q1), Journal of Asian Public Policy (SSCI Q1)

Format: The workshop will take place online via zoom. All abstracts will be refereed for acceptance based on quality of the research. Selected participants will be asked to send a full paper before the workshop. Papers will be read in advance by an EASP committee member. Presentations will be 15-20 minutes followed by comments. There will then be time for open discussion. There will also be time for informal discussion and networking with committee members and peers.

Please submit an abstract (500 words) by 1 December 2021 The abstract should include the following elements:

  • Research question: What is the problem or puzzle your research addresses?
  • Background: What is the debate in the literature?
  • Method: Briefly identify your methodology (theory/approach and procedures)
  • Results: What has your empirical or theoretical research found (or what is expected to be found?)
  • Significance of research: What is the academic/practical significance of your (expected) findings?

Important dates:

  • Due date for abstracts: 1 December 2021
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 December 2021
  • Due date for full paper: 1 February 2022

Please send your abstract to: easp.secretary@gmail.com

Please write ‘EASP postgraduate workshop’ and your name in the subject of your email.

*Please write your name, institution and year of study on your abstract

We very much look forward to your application!!!

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Call for Papers: 1st EASP Workshop for Postgraduate Students(keynote speakers updated!)