Call for Chapter Proposals

Call for Chapter Proposals

Fake News and Elections in Asia: Impact on Democracy

BOOK PROJECT

Submission to publisher: Palgrave Macmillan 

Asia Centre invites high quality proposals for chapters of a forthcoming book on Fake News and Elections in Asia. Interested authors may submit an abstract of 300 words (max) for consideration. 

The central theme that chapters must focus on is fake news and disinformation immediately prior to and during elections that have taken place in the years 2018, 2019 and 2020 in East Asia, South Asia and Southeast Asia. Chapters on Hongkong, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan; Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka; Cambodia, Indonesia Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore Thailand are encouraged.

The chapters must analyse the situation in each country as follows: 

  • an overview of the internet, legal and political landscape
  • an outline of specific disinformation campaigns against politicians or groups
  • dissect the strategies and tools used to do so
  • assess the electoral/political impact of such disinformation or fake news, 
  • ensure the research is guided by a relevant theoretical framework and research methodology

Submit your abstracts to Mr. Yawee Butrkrawee at research@asiacentre.org 

Submission deadline: 29 February 2020

Editors: James Gomez & Robin Ramcharan

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

For examples of Asia Centre recent publications see links below:

National Human Rights Institutions in Southeast Asia: Selected Case Studies

https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9789811510731

The Universal Periodic Review of Southeast Asia: Civil Society Perspectives

https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9789811062254

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