The Editors of the Journal of Contemporary Asia are pleased to announce the annual award for the best article published in 2016.
The judging panel awarded the Journal of Contemporary Asia Prize of $1,000, a letter of commendation and a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Journal to:
Jamie Doucette (School of Environment, Education, and Development, University of Manchester, UK) & Se-Woong Koo (MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies, Yale University, New Haven, USA) for the article “Pursuing Post-democratisation: The Resilience of Politics by Public Security in Contemporary South Korea” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2015.1094119), which appeared in Vol. 46, No. 2.
The author awarded the prize as runner-up, who will receive a letter of commendation and a complimentary 1-year subscription to the Journal, is:
Eugénie Mérieau (Sciences Po, Paris, France) for the article “Thailand’s Deep State, Royal Power and the Constitutional Court (1997–2015)” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2016.1151917), which appeared in Vol. 46, No. 3.
The Editor-in-chief and Co-editors congratulate these authors.
The judging panel was drawn from the Editorial Board. The criteria for selection include consideration of the scope and aims of the Journal, with the panel judging the ways in which each article provides an alternative perspective on mainstream views on contemporary Asian issues and/or contributes to the development of theory, especially on the role of the state, class analysis, power and globalisation.
Both articles are open for free download.