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 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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Asia in Review

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

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Europe in Review

CPG’s Europe in Review is our monthly newsletter with updates on political developments in Europe.

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