German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence
for Public Policy and Good Governance

The German-Southeast Asian Center of Excellence for Public Policy and Good Governance (CPG) is an academic institute and think tank as well as a provider of advisory services and facilitator.

Built upon the cooperation between three universities – Thammasat University, Frankfurt University, and Münster University – we are a joint institute attached to the Faculty of Law of Thammasat University in Bangkok.

We conduct and publish research, organize academic events, consult and advise public and private stakeholders, and offer various services for students, scholars and alumni.

Our focus is on areas such as constitutional law & human rights, security & peace studies, and governance & compliance. We are committed to combine theoretical understanding and practical experience.

We pursue an interdisciplinary and comparative approach with a strong regional focus on Southeast Asia.

Featured Book

CPG Series of Comparative Constitutional Law, Politics and Governance: State and Religion

If you are interested in questions pertaining to the relationship between politics and religion, find profound insights in CPG’s newly released book “State and Religion – Between Conflict and Cooperation”, with 21 chapters illuminating this relationship from different disciplinary perspectives including philosophy, theology, constitutional theory, and law. Leading scholars address conceptual questions as well as country-specific problems in Croatia, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland, the US, Mexico, China, India, Japan, Singapore, and Taiwan.

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Featured interview

Looking for in-depth insights into the protest movement in Thailand?

Looking for in-depth insights into the protest movement in Thailand? Then, watch the Asia in Review interview with HE. Kasit Piromya, former Foreign Minister of Thailand. The interview was organized in cooperation with Hanns Seidel Foundation Thailand/Laos

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Featured material

CPG’s Human Rights Online Sources

CPG offers in-depth learning material on international human rights, free of charge. Learn more about fundamental concepts and current human rights developments from our extensive Student Reader and from interviews with academics and human rights practitioners.

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Featured article

The Taiwan 2020 Election: How Tsai managed to regain Taiwan and reject China

Dr. Strobe Driver assess the recent democratic elections in Taiwan with regards to cross-Strait relations and looks at the impact the Hong Kong protests had on the election outcomes.

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CPG’s Online Winter Academies 2021

We take the best features of our academies and make them available to you.

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Career Opportunities

Do you want to become a part of our team?

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Asia in Review

CPG’s Asia in Review is our weekly newsletter with updates on political developments in Asia.

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From the Magazine:

Business and Human Rights: Identifying the Most Effective Compliance Assessment Tool

By James Kallman, Foundation for International Human Rights Reporting Standards

 

India and the changing global scenarios

By Major General Ashok Hukku (Retired), former Chief Intelligence former Chief Military Intelligence Advisor to the Cabinet Secretariat of the Indian Government in New Delhi

 

Interview with Kingsley Abbott, Senior Legal Advisor, Global Redress and Accountability, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) on international legal human rights work and global trends

Kingsley Abbott, Senior Legal Advisor, Global Redress and Accountability, International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)