「習近平時代中共黨國體制變遷」國際研討會徵稿啟事

  • 2019-05-29

徵稿啟事
1. 會議主題
「習近平時代中共黨國體制變遷」國際研討會
 
2. 會議資訊
  (1) 會議時間:2019年10月24日至25日
  (2) 會議地點:國立政治大學國際關係研究中心
  (3) 主辦單位:國立政治大學國際關係研究中心、中國大陸研究中心
  (4) 重要時程:
      a. 投稿摘要繳交日期:2019年6月15日前
      b. 論文入選公告日期:2019年7月1日
      c. 論文全文繳交日期:2019年10月4日前
 
3. 會議介紹
        中共黨國體制在習近平時代經歷了重大變革,其演變軌跡脫離了鄧小平、江澤民和胡錦濤時代的發展軌跡。新的黨國體制有三個主要特徵:從集體領導到個人集權(強人政治)、從黨政分開到黨委擴權、從機構精簡到大部制改革2.0。前兩者清楚地突顯出習近平在2012年上台之前和之後的政治發展差異,而最後一個則被視為從鄧小平到胡錦濤時代發展軸線的延續。
        與過去相比,中共黨國體制的變化是什麼?如何改變黨國決策與官僚機構之間、國家與社會之間與國家與市場之間的關係?如何解釋習近平時代的劇烈變化?這些變化的因素又將為中國和亞太地區發展會帶來什麼樣的挑戰?
        為了回答上述問題,此次會議將不僅侷限於中國研究領域與比較威權體制的論文。舉例來說,現有的關於比較威權主義的文獻傾向從權力分享、社會籠絡的角度解釋統治者藉此實現政權的長期維持或經濟成長。然而,在過去六年來,中國卻持續走向不同的方向,對幹部和政治對手進行反貪腐鬥爭、大規模推動專制統治,並加強社會控制,這對前述比較威權文獻構成根本性的挑戰。
        基於會後出版的目的,我們希望論文能夠包括以下這四方面:(1)中國決策和官僚結構在特定政策領域的變化和持續,(2)2012年習近平上台之前與之後特定政策方向的比較,(3)導致政策變化的因素,以及(4)未來發展。關於政策變化的原因,除了強調決策及官僚層面因素外,亦可涉及其他層面的因素。
 
4. 投稿須知
  (1) 本次研討會採取邀請投稿與公告徵稿兩種方式同時進行。主辦方有使用研討會論文集結出版的優先權,不接受已經正式發表或審查中的論文。有意發表英文論文者請於 2019 年 6 月 15 日前將英文摘要以電子郵件傳送至cyhung@nccu.edu.tw信箱。
  (2) 論文全文以英文8000字為原則,論文體例請依下列網址撰寫https://www.worldscientific.com/page/is/submission-guidelines
 
5. 聯絡資訊
請以電子郵件cyhung@nccu.edu.tw與姜小姐聯繫。
 

 
Call for Papers
1. Main Theme
International Conference on Changes in the Chinese Party-state in the Xi Jinping Era
 
2. Workshop Information
  (1) Date: 24-25 October, 2019
  (2) Venue: The Institute of International Relations, National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan
  (3) Organizers: The Institute of International Relations and Center for China Studies, National Chengchi University
  (4) Important Dates
    a. Abstract Submission: before 15 June, 2019
    b. Announcement of Acceptance: 1 July, 2019
    c. Full Paper Submission: before 4 October, 2019
 
3. Introduction
The Chinese Party-state has undergone significant transformation in the Xi Jinping era and thereby its evolution track deviates from the one set by Deng Xiaoping and followed by Jiang Zeming and Hu Jintao. The new Party-state possesses three major characteristics: a return to individual leadership (strongman politics) from collective leadership, a re-emphasis of the Party’s leading role in every sector of political life, and super-ministries reform 2.0. The first two attributes clearly highlight the differences in political development between before and after Xi came to power in 2012 while the last attribute may be treated as a continuation of institutional streamlining in the eras from Deng to Hu to a certain extent.
What institutional changes in the Chines Party-state have been done? How do they change the decision-making process of the Party-state, state-society relations, and state-market relations? How do we explain Xi’s deviation from the past via a comprehensive analytic framework? What impacts these changes may bring about to the future of China and Asia-Pacific regional developments?
By answering these questions, our contribution is not limited to the field of China studies and benefits the literature of comparative authoritarianism. For example, the existing literature on comparative authoritarianism tends to argue that authoritarian rulers use different measures of power-sharing and social cooptation to achieve regime survival or economic growth. However, what we have witnessed in China in the past six years go to the opposition direction. Persisting anti-corruption strikes against corrupted cadres and political rivals, massive promotion of the authoritarian ruler’s trustees and strengthening social control together challenge the above theme of the recent comparative authoritarianism literature on regime survival and economic growth.
For the purpose of post-conference publication, we expect that our paper presenters address (1) the changes and continuities of the Chinese decision-making and bureaucratic  structure in a selected policy area, (2) a comparison of the policy directions before and after Xi came to power in 2012, (3) the factors resulting in policy changes, and, if applicable, (4) prospects. The causes of policy change should emphasize but not limit to the decision-making and bureaucratic structure dimension.
 
4. Instructions to Authors
  (1) There are two ways to accept for manuscripts: invitation for submission and announcing a call for papers. The organizer has the priority to use the papers to publish, and does not accept papers that have been officially published or under review. For submission, please send the abstract to cyhung@nccu.edu.tw before 15 June, 2019.
  (2) The full paper should be range roughly 8,000 words and follow the submission guidelines https://www.worldscientific.com/page/is/submission-guidelines.
 
5. Contact Information
For further information, please contact Ms. Chiang through cyhung@nccu.edu.tw.