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2017年度:東南アジアセミナー応募はこちら 【締切:9月10日】


Southeast Asia Seminar 2016
– The Promise and Challenge of Democracy in 21st Century Southeast Asia –
Nov 19 – 22, 2016  Yangon, Myanmar




Southeast Asia is facing uncertainty in its political development, and what is central to this uncertainty is the broad possible paths to democratic governance. Since the 1980s, the wide range of experiences with democratic transition has highlighted the difficulties that characterize the region to this day. Increased public participation in democratic processes has been accompanied by opposing trends towards more authoritarian rule. In every country in the region, government accountability is becoming an increasingly important facet of rule. Interestingly, however, the number of full-fledged democratic states in Southeast Asia is still limited. The majority of states can be categorized as different types of hybrid regimes, in which democratic and non-democratic elements exist side-by-side in the same political system. There is great hope for a future of more democratically oriented politics in the near future, but at the same time there is little ground for optimism about democracy and democratization in 21st century Southeast Asia.

            This academic seminar looks at the challenges of democracy in politics, society and natural resource management, and explores the possibility, potentiality and probability of democracy in the region. Democracy usually means a series of political institutions, such as free and fair elections, a national parliament with sufficient authority, and competition among political parties. However these institutions do not function without other broader conditions; state governability, rule of law, and accountability; a shared sense of equal citizenship, a knowledge of civil rights, and freedom of speech; economic stability, economic inclusiveness, and physical safety. The speakers in this seminar will address significant issues and concerns relating to the politics of/in democracy, social movements in the making and unmaking of democracy, and the interaction between nature and democratic/undemocratic governance. The seminar includes a one-day field trip within Yangon.



The Southeast Asia Seminar has been held annually by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University since 1977. Organized thematically around a variety of topics, the seminar offers three full days of intensive lectures by experts in the field and group discussions and presentations by the participants.This year, the Southeast Asia Seminar will be an international seminar held in Yangon. It is currently looking for applications from young and up-and-coming scholars in Southeast and East Asia.



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[Session I: Politics in/of democracy]
What shapes different political systems in Southeast Asia, and how do the ideas and institutions of democracy affect people’s orientation and political behavior? This session discusses the interactions between formal institutions such as elections, parliament and political parties, on the one hand, and the pressure for more democratic institutional reforms from inside and outside of the ruling elites, on the other, focusing on the challenges to democracy or democratic demand in different conditions and trajectories of political development. Speakers in this session offer a critique of overly optimistic views on democracy, and introduce case studies highlighting the complexity of democratization, the durability of existing orders, and critical factors that promote or undermine the possibility of democratic transition or consolidation.

[Session II: Social Movements and Civil Society]
Social movements are a crucial part of democratization and civil society is imperative actor for supporting it. Since modernization in the region, every country in Southeast Asia has experienced various types of social movements; labor, ecology, environment, ethnic groups, gender, sexuality, peace etc. Although their forms and goals are various, each of them commonly illustrate confrontations between people, society and state, in search of certain values in a specific time and space. The desire for democracy and human rights is one of the common values shared by Southeast Asian people today, but historical processes of adoption and struggles as well as their performances at present are varied in each country. This session, as questioning democracy and state in Southeast Asia, will present a comparative examination of state of the social movements and civil society in some Southeast Asian countries in order to deepen discussions on democratization.

[Session III: Natural Resource Governance]
Southeast Asian countries are often characterized as resource rich societies and management of these natural resource has been always caught attention of policy makers, government officials, scholars NGOs and local communities. The state continues to make natural resources legible in order to make them controllable. This causes various forms of resistance from local communities to maintain their sovereignty. Rapid deforestation and agrarian expansion also impacts these management arrangements. But natural resource management is embedded within a larger system of governance, at local, national and regional levels. In this session, we will investigate how the development or deterioration of democratic governance has affected natural resource governance regimes, and the implications of these linkages for the resource extraction economies of the region. The democratic transition under way in Myanmar provides a timely, yet complex, view on the interactions between national and local governance in the management of its resources. A regional comparative perspective from other countries of the region with a longer history of natural resource governance research may offer useful frameworks of analysis, opening up productive and constructive paths of investigation.

November 19 (Sat.) to Nov 22 (Tue.), 2016
Participants will arrive in Yangon, Myanmar on November 18 and depart for their respective country of residence on November 23, 2016.

Yangon, Myanmar

Applicants who want to join the seminar must have a strong academic interest in the topic of this year’s seminar, and should be prepared to participate actively and constructively, and join in discussions for the full four-day seminar. We accept applications from young and up-and-coming scholars in Southeast Asia and East Asia and will select 20 participants. Nationality balance will be taken into consideration while selecting participants.

Seminar fee:
Registration is free. Round-trip airfare and accommodation will be covered by the organizers.

Application deadline:
August 4, 2016

The seminar committee will select on the basis of the application forms, and only accepted applicants will be informed by September 9, 2016.

Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University
University of Yangon
MEXT Research Program “Promoting the Study of Sustainable Humanosphere in Southeast Asia”
JSPS Core-to-Core Project “Collaborative Research on Transitional Justice and Inclusive Economic Development in Developing ASEAN Countries”

The Japan Foundation Asia Center

The Southeast Asia seminar has been held annually by the Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University since 1976. Aiming to deepen the understanding of Southeast Asia from various perspectives, the seminar offers three days of intensive lectures by experts on Southeast Asia, together with presentations and group discussion by the participants. This year, the seminar will be held in Yangon, Myanmar, co-organized by University of Yangon.

Contact: seas2016@cseas.kyoto-u.ac.jp


Group Photo Gallery


Group Photo of Participants on the 39th Southeast Asian Seminar, Rissei Cinema, Japan 25-30 Jan. 2016

Group Photo of Participants on the 37th Southeast Asian Seminar, Universiti Sains Malaysia 29-31 Oct. 2013

Group Photo of Participants on the 37th Southeast Asian Seminar, Universiti Sains Malaysia 29-31 Oct. 2013

Group Photo of Participants on the 36th Southeast Asian Seminar,Cebuano Studies Center, University of San Carlos 20-23 Nov. 2012

Group Photo of Participants on the 36th Southeast Asian Seminar,Cebuano Studies Center, University of San Carlos 20-23 Nov. 2012




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年度 期間 テーマ 主催地 プログラム
2016 2016.11.19-
The Promise and Chalenge of Democracy in 21st Century Southeast Asia ミャンマー »
2015 2016.01.25-
Mapping the Aesthetics of Urban Life in Asian Cities: A Dialogue with the Arts 日本 »
2014 2014.11.22-
Connectivity in Southeast Asia:
Multidisciplinary approaches to understanding global transformations
カンボジア »
2013 2013.10.29-
Human-Nature Interactions in Southeast Asia:Trans-disciplinary Approaches マレーシア »
2012 2012.11.20-
Cities and Cultures in Southeast Asia フィリピン »
2011 2011.11.22-
The Transformations of Human Landscape in Southeast Asia タイ »
2010 2010.10.20-
New Concept Building for Sustainable Humanosphere and Society from the Equatorial Zone of Southeast Asia インドネシア »
2009 2009.09.7-
“Region” and Regional Perspectives on/from Southeast Asia 日本 »
2008 2008.09.1-
東南アジア世界の光と影 日本  
2007 2007.09.3-
時空間で地域を観る・解く・語る−地域研究と空間情報科学− 日本  
2006 2006.09.4-
「開発」現場における地域研究−環境・貧困・実践− 日本  
2005 2005.09.5-
東南アジアを超えて−華僑・華人研究のフロンティア 日本  
2004 2004.09.6-
フィールドとの関わり、フィールドへの貢献−地域研究の多様なアプローチ− 日本  
2003 2003.09.1-
開かれゆく東南アジア大陸部−市場経済化の多面性− 日本  
2002 2002.09.9-
東南アジアにおける “生・老・病・死”−フィールドワークの現場から− 日本  
2001 2001.09.3-
東南アジアの歴史万華鏡−21世紀を迎えて− 日本  
2000 2000.09.4-
20世紀の東南アジア――軌跡と展望 日本  
1999 1999.09.6-
地域研究と空間情報の利用−フィールドワークとリモートセンシング・GIS 日本  
1998 1998.10.26-
東南アジアの経済「危機」−変革の契機? 日本  
1997 1997.09.26-
脱国境時代の東南アジア−ヴィエンチャンからシンガポールまで 日本/ラオス/タイ/マレーシア/シンガポール  
1996 1996.09.2-
さまざまの農村開発 日本  
1995 1995.9.4-
人間形成から見た東南アジア 日本  
1994 1994.9.5-
ヒト生存にとっての東南アジア 日本  
1993 1993.8.30-
地域研究の手法をめぐって−東南アジア研究の現場から 日本  
1992 1992.8.31-
地域研究の手法をめぐって−東南アジア研究の現場から 日本  
1991 1991.9.2-
自然 開発 文化−東南アジアからの視座 日本  
1990 1990.7.9-
タイ経済を考える−タイからの視点 日本  
1989 1989.7.3-
海域世界としての東南アジア−海域世界の基盤 海域世界の成立と展開
1988 1988.7.4-
フロンティアとしての東南アジア 日本とタイで
1987 1987.7.13-
東南アジア世界の政治と革命 日本  
1986 1986.7.6-
東南アジア世界へのアプローチ 日本  
1985 1985.7.1-
マレー世界のなりたち 日本  
1984 1984.7.16-
南北問題の視点から見た東南アジア経済論 日本  
1983 1983.7.11-
東南アジアの農業 日本  
1982 1982.7.19-
大陸部東南アジアの世界 日本  
1981 1981.7.17-
インドネシアと島嶼部の世界 日本  
1980 1980.7.18-
1979 1979.8.1-
1978 1978.8.16-
東南アジアの自然・文化・社会 日本  
1977 1977.8.5-
東南アジアの稲作社会東南アジアの稲作と立地環境ミュルダールとアジア 日本