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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!

Policing Southeast Asia: Challenges for Field Researchers


February 4, 2020


ADI – Asian Dynamics Initiative
NIAS – Nordic Institute of Asian Studies


NIAS meeting room (18.1.08)
Building 18, 1. fl, room 18.1.08 , Øster Farimagsgade 5
Copenhagen, Denmark
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