Dossier: Understanding Southeast Asia

Dossier: Understanding Southeast Asia

About this dossier

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The implementation of the ASEAN Economic Community in 2015/2016 will have drastic impacts on the socio-economic development and democratization of the ten member countries. This dossier and the lecture series seek to explain current political developments, societal changes and economic trends in the region. Our next focus will be on gender politics.

Audio recordings of lectures

Migration in Southeast Asia

Introduction

Our Work in Asia

The aim of our projects in Asia is to support the democratisation of the region and promote the recognition of human rights. Our work also focuses on promoting environmental sustainability and social justice.

Events

Sep 12
Feminist Voices in Shrinking Global Spaces
Berlin
Sep 13
Debate ahead of the International Democracy Day
Sep 27
Berlin in the 20th Century
Berlin
Oct 05
Gas Sector Transformation in the Light of Geopolitical Uncertainty
Oct 05
Gas Sector Transformation in the Light of Geopolitical Uncertainty
Berlin

Video: Urvashi Butalia on Women's Rights in India

Recordings

Southasian Perspecitves on the West
with Pankaj Mishra (Historian) and Nadeem Aslam (Writer) on September 12th, 2014

ASEAN and the AEC

More articles and publications about Asia

The Future of Forced Migrants in ASEAN

How ASEAN deals with forced migrants shows in how far it is actually people-centered and people-oriented. This vulnerable group used to be integrated in the past. However, today it appears integration efforts are not truly inclusive.

By Andika Ab. Wahab

Renewable Energy in ASEAN

Southeast Asia is one of the most vulnerable regions to climate change. Anyway the countries are planning to cover lacks in energy demand and supply mainly with coal. However, renewables from solar over biomass to wind have a huge potential in the region.

By Phuong Minh Khuong

New strategies of sustainable food production in ASEAN

Organic food production is still a niche market in ASEAN countries, yet one on the rise. Health and ecological concerns have brought sustainable farming methods including small-scale and organic farming back to the table. Perspectives from Thailand, Myanmar, and Singapore.

By Judith Bopp

Perspectives Asia: Politics of Food

Food is a highly political issue. Nowhere is this more true than in Asia. This publication seeks to illustrate some conflicting issues in the field of food and nutrition. The contributions highlight a selection of fields, where political action is needed to ensure that there is enough food on people's plate, which is also healthy and nutritious.