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.
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.
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
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.
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.
News & Notice
CPG´s Peace and Security Academy, 20-29 March 2023
International Conference: Shifting Orders, Mounting Challenges – Peace and Security in Asia 2023, 25-26 March 2023
♦ Class Announcement: CPG German Language Courses 1/2023
CPG’s Academies 2022
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German Language Courses
Europe in Review
CPG’s Europe in Review is our monthly newsletter with updates on political developments in Europe.
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)