Asian Politics & Policy

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Edited By: Aileen S.P. Baviera, University of the Philippines, Philippines

Online ISSN: 1943-0787


Asian Politics & Policy (APP) is a peer-reviewed online journal sponsored by the Policy Studies Organization (PSO), a related organization of the American Political Science Association (APSA). The journal is managed by the Asian Center, University of the Philippines and is published quarterly by Wiley-Blackwell beginning in 2009. APPis internationally oriented, with its editorial board members from prestigious universities and research institutions in Southeast Asia, China, Japan, South Korea, India, Australia, New Zealand, Russia, the Middle East, Europe and the United States. It has its editorial offices located in Quezon City, Philippines and Washington, D.C., United States.

Aims and Scope

Asian Politics & Policy is dedicated to publishing quality articles on issues related to the domestic and international affairs of Asia. The objective of the journal is to deepen readers’ understanding of political development and policy innovations in Asia, the growing trend of economic and political integration in East Asia, and the dynamic relations among Asian countries and between Asia and other parts of the world.

In addition to scholarly research articles,Asian Politics & Policyprovides book reviews, reviews of useful electronic media sources, and a special section called Praxis focused on the practice of public policy. It seeks to share theoretical as well as practical perspectives on contemporary questions, targeting both scholars and policy practitioners among its readers.

There are other journals that focus on political science, international relations and public policy, including a few with occasional coverage of Asia. There are also other journals that focus on Asian studies, cutting across disciplines from anthropology and economics to politics and sociology. APP is unique because it seeks to combine the two approaches - the disciplinal rigor of political science, international relations and public policy with the empirical breadth and depth of analysis that an area studies perspective encourages.


Asian Politics and Policy informs the reader – typically a keen observer of contemporary Asian affairs – of new developments and issues in the Asian region, bridging the domestic and the international dimensions, while emphasizing the geographic, historical, and cultural contexts of change. Both scholars and policy practitioners will find it useful.


Asia, Asia Pacific, politics, political economy, international relations, security, regionalism, governance, public policy

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