Appel à contributions : Numéro spécial : Histoire, élaboration et pratique des politiques en matière de drogues en Asie / Journal of Illicit Economies and Development

Commissioner Lin and the destruction of the opium in 1839 - Public domain


Appel à contributions : Numéro spécial : Histoire, élaboration et pratique des politiques en matière de drogues en Asie / Journal of Illicit Economies and Development

3 octobre 2022

La date limite de soumission des résumés est fixée au 4 novembre 2022. Pour en savoir plus, en anglais, veuillez lire les informations ci-dessous.

Call for Papers: Special Issue: Drug policy history, design and practice in Asia / Journal of Illicit Economies and Development

The history, policies and practice of drug control in Asia, from opium wars to the first multilateral agreements on drug control, to the illegal production of scheduled substances (plant-based and synthetic), from the trafficking routes throughout the continent to the drug-free societies policies have been widely analyzed, but in isolation according to geographic sub regions or disciplines. This special issue welcomes articles covering the complete geographical spectrum in Asia, from Northeast Asia to the Middle East, and at providing a space for interdisciplinary research that connects Asian drug trafficking and inter-Asian legal responses’ cooperation. The special issue aims mainly to collect, in one collection, a general overview of the history, the current practice and the policies to address drug production, trafficking and use on the continent which is home to 60% of the world population. The special issue will focus on three key dimensions of drug control that affect Asian countries:

  • Historical landmarks: including milestones of drug control policy developments at the national level, which shaped the international regime over the last two centuries;
  • Public health and history of local responses: i) analysis of the burden of infectious diseases, and ii) the state of access to controlled essential medicines; and
  • Criminal justice and historical landmarks of its development: i) legal responses and punishments, and ii) prison overcrowding and over incarceration.

Calling for papers from different disciplines, and privileging interdisciplinary research, the special issue also encourages and welcomes papers addressing the analysis of contemporary drug-related issues in Asia, including and not limited to: public safety and drug-related crime, policy priorities including the historical, social, cultural and economic mechanisms behind the objective of drug free societies, and data collection challenges.

The guest editors are especially interested in receiving papers based on empirical research and/or analysis with balanced geospatial coverage of countries and sub regions, and will ensure articles invited equally cover Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, Central Asia and Western Asia (Middle East).

For more information see the full Call for Papers here: English and Chinese.

Planned date of publication: June 2023.

Deadline for submission of abstracts (250 words maximum) and letters of intent (LOIs)4 November 2022.

Please submit your abstract and bio to the editors:

  • Khalid Tinasti, Centre for Conflict, Development & Peacebuilding, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies,
  • Yong-an Zhang, International Centre for Drug Policy Studies, Shanghai University,



  • 历史中的里程碑:包括在过去两个世纪中塑造了国际制度的国家一级毒品管制政策的发展里程碑;
  • 公共卫生和地方应对的历史:(1)传染病负担分析;(2)获得基本管制药物的情况;
  • 刑事司法及其发展的历史里程碑:(1)法律对策和惩罚;(2)监狱过度拥挤和过度监禁。






  • 哈立德·蒂纳斯蒂,冲突、发展与建设和平中心,日内瓦国际关系和发展高级研究院,
  • 张勇安,上海大学国际禁毒政策研究中心,