EEAS 2nd Policy Briefing Session
30 Jan 2019 12.00 AM - 31 Jan 2019 12.00 AM
Chaired by Tomas Larsson (University of Cambridge) this second briefing session was devoted to the theme State and fate of liberalism and democracy in Southeast Asia: the Philippines, Thailand and Malaysia. Two presentations were made. The first by Lisandro Claudio (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines) dealt with the subject The hegemony of Dutertismo: Lower middle-class mentalities and the erosion of liberal democracy. The second presentation, by Andreas Ufen (GIGA, Hamburg) also broached a subject of contemporary salience namely Malaysia after the 2018 elections: Stalled reforms and the Malay-Muslim challenge. Unfortunately due to serious weather-related problems in the German rail system a third planned presentation by Eugénie Mérieau (University of Göttingen, Germany) on Thailand’s dual state: Towards general elections under martial law, had to be cancelled.