TRA 2023 : THE RISE OF ASIA IN GLOBAL CRISIS: what impacts and what perspectives for Asia and the world?
Call For Papers
INTERNATIONAL AND INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE
Paris, February 8, 2023
Le Havre, February 9-10, 2023
CALL FOR PAPERS AND FOR PARTICIPATION
The conference is open to individual and group paper presentations. Those willing to
present their papers are invited to submit their proposals until December 31, 2022. The
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The war in Ukraine, in all its dimensions, is producing alarming cascading effects to a world already battered by COVID-19 and climate change. Serious damage is being done to the global economy, and particularly to vulnerable people and developing countries.
The United Nations Secretary-General has established a Global Crisis Response Group on
Food, Energy and Finance in the UN Secretariat, with the following policy
On Food: We urge all countries to keep markets open, resist unjustified and unnecessary
export restrictions, and make reserves available to countries at risk of hunger and famine.
On Energy: The use of strategic stockpiles and additional reserves could help to ease the energy crisis in the short term. But the only medium- and long-term solution is to accelerate the deployment of renewable energy.
On Finance: We need urgent action by the G20 and international financial institutions to
increase liquidity and fiscal space so that governments can provide safety nets for the
poorest and most vulnerable.
(UNCTAD, Global crisis, https://unctad.org/global-crisis )
The global crisis described above has put Asia to the fore. Among the G20 members, eight of them are Asian and Eurasian: China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Turkiye. Some of them are granary of food (Russia, Thailand, Vietnam...), of energy (Russia, Saudi Arabia...), of finance (China, Japan...), of technology (China, India, Korea, Japan...). With the Pacific countries, Asia
has set-up the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a free trade
agreement involving Australia, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea,
Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, New Zealand, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.
The 15 member countries account for about 30% of the world's population (2.2 billion
people) and 30% of global GDP ($29.7 trillion), making it the largest trade bloc in history. They have the necessary sources to be self sufficient among themselves: raw materials, human resources, technology, finance. The intra-Asia trade and investment have become more important than the extra-Asia ones. The major players of global geopolitics are led by Asian countries: BRICS, NAM, SCO...
So, what are the impacts of global crisis for Asia and the world? How States and societies react to the climate changes, pandemic Covic-19 and Russo-Ukrainian war? What
perspectives coming out from the crisis? Will it lead to a new world order? Will the
hegemony of the West continue to function? Will a new equilibrium of bipolar world be
achieved? Will multipolarism prevail? What roles played by regional and international
institutions such as EU, NATO, BRICS, NAM, SCO, ECOWAS, ASEAN, CELAC, MERCOSUR, UNASUR...? What actions taken by social movements and civil society organisations facing the crisis: trade unions, identity-based movements, ethnic and religious
movements, indigenous communities, feminists, ecologists, cooperatives...
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