Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific
The Northern England Policy Centre for the Asia Pacific (NEPCAP) aims to maximise research impact in terms of policy and practice, in various fields of studies related to the issues in the Asia Pacific region.
NEPCAP is nestled under the Institute for the Study of the Asia Pacific (ISAP) which serves as the umbrella institute for Asia Pacific Studies at the University of Central Lancashire.
Asia Pacific policy-related publications
- China is becoming increasingly assertive – security law in Hong Kong is just the latest example (13th July 2020)
- China’s Passage of the national security law in Hong Kong will have dire ramifications (7th July 2020)
- The problem is not China but Communism’ (19th May 2020)
- Hong Kong: why the ‘one country, two systems’ model is on its last leg
- North Korea insists it has no coronavirus – how the state is managing the story’ (9th April 2020)
- North Korea-US summit: what its failure means for the peninsula’s future (28 February 2019)
- North Korea: what latest defection tells us about hopes for peace on peninsula (8 January 2019)
- Trump-Kim deal: why the two Koreas will probably never become one country again (12 June 2018)
- Perdamaian Korea dimulai—tapi tetap tergantung AS dan Cina (2 May 2018)
- A Korean peace process is underway – but it still depends on the US and China (27 April 2018)
We welcome submissions of manuscript for our policy brief series, which deal with policy issues related to the Asia Pacific region.
- No more than A4 2 pages
- Include all authors titles, affiliations and email addresses
- Times New Roman, 12 font
- Reference at the end of the paper by using Harvard referencing style
- Use British spellings
If you would like to submit a paper to be included in our policy brief series, please email to Dr Moises De Souza: MLopesDeSouza@uclan.ac.uk.
Authors are responsible for ensuring that submissions do not breach copyright laws. You can provide feedback on our policy brief here.
- NEPCAP Policy Brief Special Issue: Social Media and Democracy full (Dr Momesso, Lara, Dr Zemanek. A, Dr Chang. T)
- NEPCAP Policy Brief Special Issue: Social Media and Democracy Forward (Dr Momesso, Lara, Dr Zemanek. A, Dr Chang. T)
- NEPCAP Policy Brief Special Issue: Truth, knowledge, and democracy: Reflections on the role of social media in shaping (un)democratic processes (Dr Ball, Brian)
- NEPCAP Policy Brief Special Issue: How social media stole the public's voice (Olewe, Dikens)
- NEPCAP Policy Brief Special Issue: Chinese social media applications: Privacy and data security implications ( Jirouš, Filip)
- NEPCAP Policy Brief Special Issue: Social media use in Kenya: Twitter, public political participation and state control (Dr Ogola, George)
- NEPCAP Policy Brief Special Issue: Evaluating Cambridge Analytica: some suggestions (Gültekin Várkonyi, Gizem)
- NEPCAP Policy Brief Special Issue: We Need Art Interventions! Art’s potential to tackle fake news on social media (Dr Kedar, Hadas. E)
- NEPCAP Policy Brief Special Issue: Taking stock of a decade of social media struggles in the Arab world (Dr Al-Ghazzi, Omar)
- NEPCAP Policy Brief Special Issue: Scheme of Chinese Information Operation in Taiwan and Possible Regulatory Options (Wu, Min-Hsuan, Kao. S)
- Civic Diplomacy and Deepening Taiwan's Democracy: Lessons learned from Formosa Salon (Bo-Yi Lee)
- Why Promote Taiwan through Civil Society (Michael Danielsen)
- NEPCAP Policy Brief 2020/02: Taiwan Citizen Diplomacy (Dr Zemanek, Adina)
Affiliated research fellow
Dr Jung is Assistant Professor at Department of Spanish and Latin American Studies, Keimyung University in South Korea. She obtained her PhD and MA degree at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México in Mexico City, Mexico. Currently, she is a Director of the board at the Korean Political Science Association, and a committee member at the Global City Section Daegu Metropolitan City, South Korea. Dr Jung has conducted several research papers with Dr Sojin Lim at the IKSU, UCLan.
The Role of Social Media in Shaping (Un)Democratic Processes
On the 9 of March 2020, we hosted an international roundtable at the People’s History Museum in Manchester. It featured talks from 11 participants.
- George Ogola, UCLan
- Nicole Yung Au, Oxford Internet Institute
- Haddas Emma Kedar, Independent Scholar
- Brian Ball, New College of Humanities
- Wu Min Hsuan, Deputy CEO of Doublethink Lab
- Dickens Olewe, BBC Journalist
- Omar Al-Ghazzi, Assistant Professor from the LSE
- Filip Jirous, Prague-based Sinopsis Organisation.
- Gizem Gültekin dr.Várkonyi, LLM in European Public Law University of Szeged
- Lara Momesso, UCLan
- Ti-han Chang, UCLan
- Adina Zemanek, UCLan