Publications

Astha Kapoor | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

Collective bargaining on digital platforms and data stewardship

With a spot-on description of the problems workers in the digital economy face today Astha Kapoor develops models that allow workers to develop...


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Syed Marwan, Ikmal Nordin and Ng Ming Yang | Publication

Traversing the Tightrope

An analysis by Syed Marwan, Ikmal Nordin and Ng Ming Yang on the socio-economic impact of COVID-19 and reform of social protection in Malaysia.


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Diane Archer & Charrlotte Adelina | Climate change | Publication

Social-ecological transformation in cities in Asia

Social-ecological transformation in Asian cities is instrumental to achieving many global development and climate targets. As dense settlements of...


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Do Quynh Chi, Nguyen Huyen Le & Hoang Xuan Diem | #CLSPlus | Publication

From industrial policy to economic and social upgrading in Vietnam

Using case studies, the authors analyse the effects of industrial policies on the ground and provide tangible policy recommendations for...


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FES Asia Editorial Team | #FESAsiaCoronaBrief | Coronabrief, Publication

COVID-19 in Asia: Testimonies of an unfolding crisis

In one joint effort to understand the repercussions of this crisis, the FES Asia Corona Brief brought together 52 authors who documented and analyzed...


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Dr. Ngeow Chow Bing | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

COVID-19, Belt and Road Initiative and the Health Silk Road

An analysis of the implications for Southeast Asia.


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Petra Dünhaupt and Hansjörg Herr | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Catching Up in a Time of Constraints: Industrial Policy Under World Trade Organization Rules, Free Trade

Petra Dünhaupt and Hansjörg Herr explore the complicated interaction between industrial policy and the constraint of an ever-tighter corset of rules...


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Maria Dolores Picot and Kerstin Spath | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | Publication

Women and the Future of the Digital Economy in Asia

This paper investigates how women in Asia are affected by digitalization and automation and explores feminist perspectives on the digital economy.

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Anna Julia Fiedler | #FutureWork4All | Gender and social justice, #FeministAsia | Publication

Women and the Future of Care Work in Asia

This study analyses care and welfare policies and its impact on women in Asia.

 


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Ardhitya Eduard Yeremia Lalisang and Darang S. Candra | Cooperation for Peace and Security | Publication

Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum & China’s Belt Road Initiative: A match made at sea?

China has become Indonesia’s largest trading partner and its third largest foreign investor. Indonesia’s Global Maritime Fulcrum and China’s Belt Road...


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Sergio Grassi | Cooperation for Peace and Security | Publication

The Belt and Road Initiative in Malaysia

China’s geopolitics and geoeconomics are challenged by democratic transformation. Looking closely at the example of Malaysia, Sergio Grassi, analyses...


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Peter-Tobias Stoll, Henner Gött, Patrick Abel | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Model labour chapter for European Union trade agreements

Free trade agreements can lead to lower labour standards due to stronger competition and price pressure. By including enforceable labour standards in...


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Rowena Laguilles-Timog | #FutureWork4All | #FeministAsia, Gender and social justice | Publication

Feminist Perspectives on the Future of Work in the Philippines

The study serves as a starting point for further analysis and discussion about women and the future of work in the Philippines.


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Chen Yuting | #FutureWork4All | #FeministAsia, Gender and social justice | Publication

Gender Perspectives on the Future of Work in China

The study serves as a starting point for further analysis and discussion about women and the future of work in China.


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Urvashi Aneja | The Future is Feminist | #FeministAsia, Gender and social justice | Publication

Feminist Visions of the Future of Work in Asia

This paper explores narratives and perspectives on the future of work in Asia through a feminist lense.


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Romyen Kosaikanont | #FutureWork4All | #FeministAsia, Gender and social justice | Publication

Gender and the Future of Work in Thailand

The study serves as a starting point for further analysis and discussion about women and the future of work in Thailand.


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Zothan Mawii | #FutureWork4All | Gender and Social Justice | #FeministAsia | Publication

Feminist Perspectives on the Future of Work in India

This study examines the latest insights about the Future of Work in India and the effects on women.


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Aisha Anees Malik | #FutureWork4All | Gender and Social Justice | #FeministAsia | Publication

On the margins - Women Workers and the Future of Work in Pakistan

The study on narratives around the future of work and working women serves as a starting point for further analysis and discussion about women and the...


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Farzana Nawaz | #FutureWork4All | Gender and Social Justice | #FeministAsia | Publication

Feminist Perspectives on the Future of Work in Bangladesh

The study serves as a starting point for further analysis and discussion about women and the future of work in Bangladesh.


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Desintha Dwi Asriani;Herni Ramdlaningrum | #FutureWork4All | Gender and Social Justice | #FeministAsia | Publication

Examining Women’s Roles in the Future of Work in Indonesia

The study serves as a starting point for further analysis and discussion about women and the future of work in Indonesia.


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Ariunzaya, Ayush; Munkhmandakh, Myagmar | #FutureWork4All | Gender and Social Justice | #FeministAsia | Publication

Women and the future of work in Mongolia

The study serves as a starting point for further analysis and discussion about women and the future of work in Mongolia.


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Aye Lei Tun, La Ring and Su Su Hlaing #FeministAsia Gender and Social Justice | #FeministAsia | Publication

Feminism in Myanmar

The study traces the history of women’s movements in Myanmar and discusses its achievements amidst the rapidly changing economic and political context...


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Hansjörg Herr | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Industrial Policy for Economic and Social Upgrading in Developing Countries

Without successful industrial policy, developing countries cannot catch up.


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Clara Portela | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Enforcing Respect for Labour Standards with Targeted Sanctions

Applying targeted sanctions can deter violations of labour standards and improve compliance.


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| Economy of tomorrow | Publication

German Robots in China and the Alibaba Villages

Discussion paper based on a conference on "Intelligent Manufacturing and Work 4.0 - Challenges and perspectives in China, South East Asia and Germany.


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Edlira Xhafa and Veasna Nuon | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

The Future of "Ethical Production" for Cambodia's Garment and Footwear Industry

This publication aims to determine who benefits from trade in the case of Cambodia and proposes policy recommendations to better distribute the...


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Zhang Junjie, Donghui Liu, Xue Lan, Chen Xiduo, Wu Honglin | Climate change | Publication

Achieving a socially equitable energy transition in China

On the example of China, this publication looks at the political and social factors that drive—but also hamper—socially just energy transitions in...


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Jakir Hossain, Mostafiz Ahmed and Jafrul Hasan Sharif | #CLSPlus, Trade, labour and social dialogue | Publication

Linking Trade and Decent Work in Global Supply Chains in Bangladesh

The study highlights power imbalances in the industrial and labour relations along the global supply chain and offers recommendations for all actors...


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Truong Minh Vu and Nguyen Vu Nhat Anh | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: A Vietnamese discourse

This publications investigates the discourse revolving around the concept of Industry 4.0 in Vietnam. It explores the current Vietnamese perspectives...


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Rita Padawangi | Economy of tomorrow | Publication

The Social City: Aspiration of an Urban Transformation in Asia

In this discussion paper, Dr. Rita Padawangi is contextualizing, reflecting and comparing the urban transformation of cities like Jakarta, Singapore...


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