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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 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

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  EADI Prize for Excellence in Development Research for Anne-Kathrin Weber

  • Anne-Kathrin Weber, member of the International Relations Chair and the Southeast Asian studies group was awarded the EADI Prize for Excellence in Development Research. She received the award for her paper "Why Companies Go Green - A Constructivist View on Corporate Sustainability Activities in the Forest Sector." The paper was submitted to the European Association for Development Research and Training Institutes' (EADI) Nordic Conference held in Bergen at 21-23 August 2017. The paper, inter-alia, also draws from experiences in Indonesia.
Judith Schlehe  and Christian von Lübke at the EUROSEAS conference in Oxford
  • Judith Schlehe and Christian von Lübke participated at the bi-annual conference of the European Association of Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS) which has held from the 16-18 August 2017 in Oxford, England. Judith Schlehe presented a paper titled "Consuming contested markers of the supernatural in contemporary Indonesia", and Christian von Lübke presented a paper titled "Making Decentralization Work: Political Agency and Public Services in Eight Indonesian Districts"
  • EUROSEAS website
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The Indonesian Way: ASEAN, Europeanization and Foreign Policy Debates in a New Democracy
  • Jürgen Rüland Spoke at the International Relations Department of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta,...
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Judith Schlehe and Jürgen Rüland at a panel at the Gadjah Mada University
  • Judith Schlehe und Jürgen Rüland participate in a panel discussion on  “Latest Updates on Methodology and Research Practice in Southeast Asian Studies”.
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An overview of all publications is available here.

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Cooperation is What India Makes of it - A Normative Inquiry into the Origins and Development of Regional Cooperation in South Asia and the Indian Ocean

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Taxing Times in Indonesia: The Challenge of Restoring Competitiveness and the Search for Fiscal Space

  • Authors: Natasha Hamilton-Hart, Günther G. Schulze
  • Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 2016
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The impact of fiscal and political decentralization on local public investment in Indonesia


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


An overview of all media reports is available here.


Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung: Jürgen Rüland on the conflict concerning the Spratly-Islands

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Badische Zeitung:  Christian von Lübke explains the result of the governor election in Jakarta

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Jakarta Post:  Günther Schulze on Indonesia - protectionism complicates poverty alleviation:

  • Authors: Anton Hermansyah & Marguerite Afra Sapiie
  • 17th of September 2016
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Badische Zeitung: Jürgen Rüland on 50 years of Asean

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