The editors of the Journal of Contemporary Asia are pleased to announce the annual award for the best article published in 2017.
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:
Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir (LabSosio, Sociological Research Centre, University of Indonesia, Department of Sociology, State University of Jakarta, Indonesia and Asia Institute, University of Melbourne, Australia) for the article “Islamic Militias and Capitalist Development in Post-Authoritarian Indonesia” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1336564), which appeared in Vol. 47, No. 4.
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:
Serdal Bahçe and Ahmet Haşim Köse (Faculty of Political Sciences, Ankara University, Turkey) for the article “Social Classes and the Neo-Liberal Poverty Regime in Turkey, 2002–2011” (DOI: 0.1080/00472336.2017.1325919), which appeared in Vol. 47, No. 4.
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.