Call for Chapter Proposals

Call for Chapter Proposals

Fake News and Elections in Indonesia:
The Politics of Identity


Proposal to Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan  

Asia Centre invites high quality proposals for chapters of a forthcoming book on Fake News and Elections in Indonesia: The Politics of Identity. Interested authors may submit a title, an abstract of 300 words (max) and bio of 100 word (max) for consideration. 

The central theme that chapters must focus on is disinformation, hoaxes and fake news immediately prior to and during the presidential elections of 2019. Authors are recommended to make comparisons to the 2014 presidential elections and to also discuss the post-2019 elections scenario. The key question to address is whether the different type of fake news had an impact on voter behaviour, candidates’ policy positions, the electoral results and the overall politics of identify in Indonesia. Chapters that examine and evaluate efforts to combat fake news or discuss government legal and policy measures are also welcome. The research needs to be guided by a relevant theoretical framework and research methodology.

The chapters can analyse the Indonesian situation as follows: 

  • The internet, legal and political landscape
  • Specific disinformation campaigns against candidates, politicians or groups
  • Islam, the politics of identity and gender dimensions
  • Independent fact-checking initiatives and government policies

Submit your abstracts to Mr. Yawee Butrkrawee at 

Submission deadline: 31 August 2020

Selected chapter proposals will be invited to submit a full chapter of 6000-8000 words. Each chapter submission will incur an editorial fee of USD$300. Click here for more details.

Editors: Dr. James Gomez and Wisnu T. Hanggoro

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