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Grounding Area Studies in Social Practice


The University of Freiburg pursues an interdisciplinary concept of research on Southeast Asia. The disciplines involved include Political Science, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Economics and Asian History. Southeast Asian Studies at Freiburg build on interdisciplinary and internationalized research and teaching. All other program components such as methodology training, regional networking, the graduate program, the alumni program and knowledge transfer are closely linked with the research core
(more ... ). Research in this project focuses on three topics:

1. Democratization and institutional change in SE Asia
2. Beyond Occidentalism: Concepts of the West in Asia
    (Associated project sponsored by DFG)
3. Dynamics of Sinicization and Chineseness in Southeast Asia

News & Events

⇨ A list of all project news is a available here. Please subscribe to the rss2.jpg RSS-Newsfeed  to stay updated.

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Conference Report now available 

  • The Conference Report on the FRIAS Conference "Dynamic Alignments and Dealignments in Global Southeast Asia" is now available 
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Freiburger Horizonte: Towards a Pacific World Order?

  • On November 18, FRIAS will host a Panel Discussion on "Towards a Pacific World Order?" as part of the lecture series "Freiburger Horizonte"
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Collaborative Colloquium 

  • New program for the Collaborative Colloquium of the Southeast Asian Study group now available
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18th Asia-Europe Think Tank Dialogue

  • Jürgen Rüland spoke at 18th Asia-Europe Think Tank Dialogue in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia on 11-12 May 2016
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An overview of all publications is available here.

Asean as an Actor in International Fora

ASEAN as an Actor in International Fora. Reality, Potential and Constraints

Rother Democratization through Migration

Demorcatization through Migration? Remittances and Participation of Philippine Return Migrants

  • Authors: Kessler, Christl; Rother, Stefan
  • Lexington Books, 2016
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Poverty, Labour Markets and Trade Liberalization in Indonesia

Third World Quarterly

Why (most) Indonesian businesses fear the ASEAN Economic Community


An overview of all media reports is available here.


Wohlstand für Alle

  • Sueddeutsche Zeitung | Stefan Rother über Wohlstand für alle, Flüchtlinge und Migration
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Radio Dreyeckland: Anna Fünfgeld interviews Yandry Kuniawan on the election of Jokowi in Indonesia


Quote by Marcus Mietzner on the recent election of Jokowi in Indonesia


Dagens Arena: Stefan Rother on the Global Forum on Migration and Development

External news

⇨ Please visit this page for the full list of external academic news related to Southeast Asia...


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