CGOTS invites paper and panel proposals on Taiwan’s domestic politics and international relations that are consistent with the conference theme of “politics after the digital revolution.” For instance, how has the evolution of Taiwan's democracy been enhanced and/or stymied by the use of the internet or social media? How are Taiwan’s democratic institutions impacted by and/or reflect the ever increasing utilization of digital communications? Do current technologies enhance or restrain the ability of majority and minority parties and social groups to engage in the democratic process? Which emerging technologies hold the prospect for empowerment or repression? Applicable to each of the above are proposals that also address cross-disciplinary and methodological approaches to questions of democracy and the information highway. We especially welcome proposals that address the contribution of Taiwan Studies to the broader political science literature, use Taiwan as a case for theory development, or compare Taiwan with other countries.
Please send proposals through the APSA website www.apsanet.org/2014. If the website is not accessible to you, you may send proposals to Professor Hans Stockton (firstname.lastname@example.org), CGOTS Coordinator. The deadline for proposals is December 15, 2012. Decisions on the proposals will be communicated to you in February 2013. Travel support for CGOTS panelists is subject to the availability of external funding.