Bandung: Journal of the Global South welcomes submissions to the new thematic series on Trans-Pacific Partnership: Possibilities and Prospects for the Global South

Bandung: Journal of the Global South welcomes submissions to the thematic series on Trans-Pacific Partnership: Possibilities and Prospects for the Global South.

Unlike other regional Free Trade Agreements, Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) focuses more on intelligent property right (IPR), labour standard, competition policy, environment protection and role of state-owned enterprises (SOEs) in addition to trade and investment. Through investigating a number of empirical case studies, this thematic series aims at deepening the discussion and understanding with regard to TPP’s potential impact on developing countries’ economy, its significance for potential changes in relationship between developed and developing countries and implications for the future development of regional and global governance.

Potental topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Comparing TPP with other regional trade pacts and implications for the global south
  • Comparing TPP and WTO and implications for the global south
  • TPP, domestic interest groups’ concerns and government’s response
  • TPP and political motivations
  • TPP and diplomatic considerations
  • TPP and liberalization in trade, services and investment
  • TPP and intellectual property rights issues
  • TPP and economic structural changes
  • TPP and state-owned enterprises reform
  • TPP and economic development
  • TPP and environment protection issues
  • TPP and small and medium enterprises’ business strategy adjustment
  • TPP and large companies’ monopolistic profits
  • TPP and impact on agricultural sectors
  • TPP and manufacturing sectors’ competitiveness
  • TPP and development of services
  • TPP, pharmaceutical companies and potential impact on the global south

Submission instructions

Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have carefully read the Instructions for Authors for Bandung: Journal of the Global South. The complete manuscript should be submitted through the Bandung: Journal of the Global South submission system. To ensure that you submit to the correct thematic series please select the appropriate section in the drop-down menu upon submission. In addition, indicate within your cover letter that you wish your manuscript to be considered as part of the Thematic Series on Water and ecological resource governance. All submissions will undergo rigorous peer review and accepted articles will be published within the journal as a collection.

Deadline for submissions: 30 September, 2016

Lead Guest Editor

Dr. Chiang Min-Hua, East Asian Institute, National University of Singapore, Singapore


Submissions will also benefit from the usual advantages of open access publication:

  • Rapid publication: Online submission, electronic peer review and production make the process of publishing your article simple and efficient
  • High visibility and international readership in your field: Open access publication ensures high visibility and maximum exposure for your work - anyone with online access can read your article
  • No space constraints: Publishing online means unlimited space for figures, extensive data and video footage
  • Authors retain copyright, licensing the article under a Creative Commons license: articles can be freely redistributed and reused as long as the article is correctly attributed

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