Asia Pacific Social Science Review

taperThe Asia-Pacific Social Science Review (APSSR) is an internationally refereed journal published biannually by the De La Salle University, Manila, Philippines and is abstracted by the online research database EBSCO. It aims to introduce a venue for the discussion of contemporary issues related to economics, politics, development, society, and international relations. Subject matter should be on topics that concern the Asia-pacific region, or that which provides a perspective from within the region. The APSSR encourages theoretical and methodological papers with an emphasis on comparative study and empirical research addressing development problems in Asia and Pacific contexts. It seeks to publish research arising from a broad variety of methodological traditions and those with multi- and inter-disciplinary focus. The APSSR is officially endorsed by the Asian Political and International Studies Association (APISA).

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