PCD Journal

PCD Journal is an initiative to promote works and reports written in high-quality academic standard on the dynamics of power, conflict, and democracy in developing countries, particularly in South and Southeast Asia. Themes on practices of human rights, popular representation, and participatory-based public policy are amongst the interests of the initiative. It is considered that there is a serious lack of scholarly publishers within this geographical area and within these thematic fields, partly, due to the colonial pattern in international publication. PCD Publication seeks to alter the condition. The main discipline area of the initiative is social sciences with sub-discipline areas in political science, human geography, and political anthropology. We invite concerned scholars and experts in related themes to share and discuss their research, knowledge, and works in academically equal spirit. The published works and reports in PCD Journal are under the condition of having to pass through the peer review system, involving international academics and experts.

PCD Journal is set up as a network project, currently, involving Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia, the University Colombo in Sri Lanka, and the University of Oslo in Norway. Demos Indonesia (the Indonesian Centre for Democracy and Human Rights Studies), the Social Scientists’ Association of Sri Lanka, and the International Centre for Ethnic Studies, Sri Lanka, are added into the collaboration.

PCD Journal is currently managed by Department of Politics and Government, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universitas Gadjah Mada (DPP UGM). Operationally, it is managed by DPP UGM research and publication unit, named as PolGov (Research Centre for Politics and Government). This management is continuing what has been respectably initiated by the Centre for Southeast Asian Social Studies (CESASS UGM).

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Selected Abstracts for International Workshop on Power, Conflict, and Democracy (IWPCD) 2018

Selected Abstracts for International Workshop on Power, Conflict, and Democracy (IWPCD) 2018  
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Call for Abstracts: [International Workshop on Power, Conflict, and Democracy (IWPCD) and PCD Journal Publication 2018]


We are pleased to announce this Call for Abstracts for PCD Journal publication 2018. We welcome your work on Power, Conflict, and Democracy issues, especially on the “Reflection on 20 Years of ‘Reformasi’ in Indonesia”.


PCD Journal of South and Southeast Asia’s Power, Conflict, and Democracy Studies is an international refereed journal initiated by the Power, Conflict, and Democracy (PCD) consortium, a collaborative work by the University of Colombo in Sri Lanka, Gadjah Mada University in Indonesia, and the University of Oslo in Norway.

It is a journal that comprehensively examines the dynamics of power and democracy, including practices of human rights, popular representation, and public policy, particularly, in South Asia and Southeast Asia. Invitation is extended to authors with interest in making comparison experiences in the mentioned regions with those of the rest of the globe. PCD Journal publishes articles, research notes, and book reviews in major sub fields of political science, human geography, and political anthropology

PCD Journal aims to address some of the most current issues of power, conflict, and democracy facing Asian countries, especially in South and Southeast Asia. While the journal is open to all methodological approaches, all submissions are expected to be theoretically grounded. The journal can be of great value to teachers, students, researchers, experts, journalists, and social movement activist dealing with these issues and regions.


Authors of accepted abstracts will be invited to present their papers in the International Workshop on Power, Conflict, and Democracy (IWPCD) 2018.  The IWPCD is a supporting activity for Power, Conflict, and Democracy (PCD) Journal publication. Authors of accepted abstract will be invited to present their paper to the IWPCD on 27-29 March 2018. All submitted papers from the accepted abstract will be primarily considered for this PCD Journal publication. Submitted papers must not be under consideration by any other journal or publication. The final decision for paper selection will be made based on peer review reports by the Guest Editors and the Editor-in-Chief jointly. Selected full-text papers will be published online free of charge.


The IWPCD 2018 topic for PCD Journal publication is “Reflection on 20 Years of ‘Reformasi’ in Indonesia”. Indonesia has experienced momentous changes in social, economy, administrative, and political situation since the emergence of ‘reformasi’ movement in the final years of the Soeharto presidency in 1998. The 2018 PCD Journal edition will discuss the various reforms initiatives that have taken place across a variety sectors in Indonesia. The following sub-themes can be used as a case study in order to answer the main problem on Power, Conflict, and Democracy within two decades after ‘reformasi’ in Indonesia. This includes, but is not limited to international affair, social policy, conflict and identity, social movement, communication, election system, bureaucratic reform, and so forth.


Please submit your abstract, no longer than 500 words, to the editor-in-chief via e-mail to pcd@ugm.ac.id no later than 15 January 2018. Each abstract will be reviewed by peer reviewer. The editorial board accept and reject abstracts based on the ratings assigned by the reviewers. Notification of abstract acceptance will be announced on 31 January 2018.

Authors of accepted abstracts will be asked to complete their full paper and submit it to the editor-in-chief. Submitted papers should be no longer than 8,000 words excluding tables and figures. Please submit the manuscript via our Open Journal Systems (OJS) through this link https://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/pcd/user/register. After register, please login through https://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/pcd/login and submit your manuscript here no later than 1 Mei 2018.

For more details please visit https://jurnal.ugm.ac.id/pcd/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

Every submitted article will be subject to peer review. The normal review period is three months. Most research articles in this journal have undergone rigorous peer review based on initial editorial screening and refereeing by anonymous referees. Authors should take care that the manuscript contains no clues as to identity. Nevertheless, articles published under ‘Research Notes’ section, aimed at setting up future research agenda, are non peer-reviewed.


Deadline for abstract submission: 15 January 2018

Notification of abstract acceptance: 31 January 2018

Full article submission: 1 Mei 2018

International workshop: 26-27 September 2018

For more information, please visit jurnal.ugm.ac.id/pcd or contact via e-mail to pcd@ugm.ac.id or Mahesti on 081325754499.

Posted: 2017-12-06
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