The editors of the Journal of Contemporary Asia are pleased to announce the annual award for the best article published in 2018.
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:
Muhtar Habibi (Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia) and Benny Hari Juliawan (Graduate School of Religious and Cultural Studies, Sanata Dharma University, Yogyakarta, Indonesia) for the article “Creating Surplus Labour: Neo-Liberal Transformations and the Development of Relative Surplus Population in Indonesia” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2018.1429007), which appeared in Vol. 48, 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:
Iain Pirie (Department of Politics and International Studies, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK) for the article “Korea and Taiwan: The Crisis of Investment-Led Growth and the End of the Developmental State” (DOI: 10.1080/00472336.2017.1375136), which appeared in Vol. 48, No. 1.
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.