Policing Southeast Asia: Challenges for Field Researchers

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

Time: 4 February, 14:00-17:00
Venue: NIAS meeting room 18.1.08, CSS, Øster Farimagsgade 5, 1353 Copenhagen

All are welcome!

Please note that any recording of the lecture before prior approval from NIAS is not allowed.