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Policing Southeast Asia: Challenges for Field Researchers
February 4, 2020 - 14:00-17:00
Policing is often a controversial business, but faces particular challenges in countries where human rights are weakly institutionalized. How can researchers conduct fieldwork on policing in contentious Southeast Asian contexts, such as Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte’s ongoing war on drugs? This event features researchers who have been studying how the police operates in Burma/Myanmar, the Philippines and Thailand, and facilitates discussion about the challenges they have faced.
Steffen Bo Jensen – Aalborg University
Anna Warburg – Aarhus University
Helene Maria Kyed – Danish Institute for International Studies
Duncan McCargo – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies
14.00-14.25 Anna Warburg:
‘Police Perspectives in the Philippine War on Drugs’
14.25-14.50 Steffen Bo Jensen:
’Compelled Intimacy and the Violence of Politics in the Philippine Drug War’
14.50-15.20 Q&A for Philippine papers
15.20-15.40 Coffee break
15.40-16.05 Helene Maria Kyed:
‘Ceasefire State Making through the Expansion of Parallel Justice Systems in Myanmar’
16.05-16.30 Duncan McCargo:
‘Out with the Detectives: Policing the Thai Capital’
16.30-17.00 Q&A for Myanmar and Thailand papers
All are welcome!