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Grounding Area Studies in Social Practice

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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 two topics:

1. Democratization and Institutional Change in South East Asia

2. Modes of World-Making in South East Asia (Associated Research Project funded by DFG)

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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Isra Sunhornvut,
Secretary-General of the ASEAN Interpaliamentary Assembly (AIPA), will give a talk on "Towards an ASEAN Community - Challenges and Prospects" at the University of Freiburg.
"Coal, Palm Oil, and Indigenous Rights in Kalimantan, Indonesia"
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Out Now: Our Special Issue(s) on "Challenging Sovereignty: A Mulit-Level Approach to Southeast and East Asian Migration".
  • Nicola Piper, Jürgen Rüland, and Stefan Rother have guest edited a two-part Issue for the European Journal of East Asian Studies (EJEAS)
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Jürgen Rüland spoke at the Conference "China and the EU in the Era of Regional and Interregional Cooperation."
  • He took part in a panel on "China's International Relations". The conference was jointly organized by the Institude of European Studies (IEE) and the ULB Confucius Institute and took place in Brussels, 16-17 November 2018.


An overview of all publications is available here.

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Continuity or Change? Indonesia's Intergovernmental Fiscal Transfer System under Jokowi.

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The Indonesian Way: ASEAN, Europeanization, and Foreign Policy Debates in a New Democracy.


To the ones in need or the ones you need? The political economy of central discretionary grants - empirical evidence from Indonesia


The Politics of Securitization in Democratic Indonesia. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.


An overview of all media reports is available here.

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Schwäbische Zeitung: Interview with Stefan Rother on the Global Compact on Migration.

  • 11 December 2018.
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Badische Zeitung: Stefan Rother reports from the Conference on the Global Compact on Migration in Marrakech, Morocco.

  • 10 December 2018
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Badische Zeitung: Christian von Lübke explains the results of the governor eleciton in Jakarta.


Badische Zeitung: Jürgen Rüland on 50 years of Asean.

External news

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



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