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2018 FFJ/SASE Awards
SASE 30th Annual Meeting 


FFJ/SASE Best Article Award

At the occasion of SASE 30th Annual Meeting, welcomed by Doshisha University, the FFJ, sponsored by the Banque de France, has enhanced its support to the organization of SASE Annual Meeting. This year, the FFJ/SASE Best Article Award will not be limited to Asian capitalism but will include all topics on Asia. The article will be chosen among the papers selected by SASE to participate in the Annual Meeting on 23-25 June 2018.

To have your paper considered for the FFJ/SASE Best Paper Award, complete your online submission to the SASE conference by 29 January 2018. After receiving a positive result, please send the full paper to (Administrative Manager of the FFJ) by 8 April 2018

Young Research Travel Award

Moreover, the FFJ has set up a Young Researcher Travel Award that will recompense five young researchers (PhD students and post-doctoral researchers only) for the quality of their paper by granting them a round-trip ticket for SASE Annual Meeting in Kyoto.

To apply for a Fondation France-Japon EHESS sponsored Young Researcher Travel Award, complete your online submission to the SASE conference and send your CV, abstract, and the name of the city from which you plan to fly to Kyoto to (Administrative Manager of the FFJ) by 29 January 2018. Only PhD students and post-doctoral researchers are eligible for this prize. Please note that submitters cannot receive both the SASE Early Career Workshop award and the Young Research Travel Award.
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Conference Theme Overview

Global Reordering: Prospects for Equality, Democracy and Justice

For decades, scholars have been charting the multiple effects of “globalization” on political, economic and social practices in the developed and developing world. Broadly, globalization has been understood to involve open trade and the growth of transnational flows, linkages and interdependencies at all levels involving knowledge, labor, business, finance, technology, regulation and norms, such as human rights. After World War II, multiple regimes and institutions traversing and interlinking domestic and transnational positions emerged and were then continuously modified to foster and govern the globalization process. For decades, the diffusion of the ideology and practice architectures of “globalization” was made possible by a strong developed capitalist alliance of mostly western powers, headed by the United States. The results of this historical project have been highly uneven: some regions of the global south (especially Asia), experienced tremendous growth and living standard improvement, while others (eg in Africa) languished; the metropolitan north experienced an initial multiple decade period of prosperity followed by ever more obvious stagnation and socio-economic distress. After more than a half century of increasing openness, nearly all regions in the north and south are experiencing alarming and seemingly ever worsening inequality and often painfully disruptive adjustment in work, civic and private lives. In the wake of these developments, the forces unleashed by the globalization project now seem to be pushing toward its recalibration. Economic success in Asia, especially in China, has shifted global power relations and alliances, challenging the premier position of the US. Recently, populist and authoritarian movements in many global regions have channeled reactions to globalization’s disruptive qualities into political challenges to the basic practices and governance architectures undergirding globalization both domestically and transnationally. Today, at nearly every level of social life across the globe, social, economic and political relations, practices and modes of organization and governance have been unsettled and destabilized.

How should we make sense of the current moment? Exhaustion, rage, reaction, reform, transformation and experimentation all seem to be present and intermingling in turbulent and unpredictable ways. The 2018 annual SASE conference in Kyoto will serve as an occasion for existing SASE networks, as well as new groupings in the form of mini-conferences, to explore the ways in which the processes of reordering occurring across the globe are impacting traditional research areas and paradigms of analysis. How are new developments redrawing the practice and governance terrain within firms and corporations, in management practices, in the welfare state, the law, in industrial relations, across supply chains and in regulation? Are processes of innovation and technological change substantively affected by (or even driving) the current process of global reordering? SASE as a community has long embraced values furthering equality, justice and democracy across a broad array of research terrains. How do reordering processes impact those commitments? The Association’s first meeting in Asia, itself an expression of the changing composition of the global academic conversation, seems like a very fitting occasion for reflection on these powerful dynamics of change and recomposition.