Publications

As part of its international work, FES contributes worldwide to the debates on democracy and development. A multitude of publications on a big variety of topics and countries worldwide can be downloaded from the FES Global Online Library.

All regional projects in Asia-Pacific constantly publish studies, research results or analysis about current issues and topics. Please find below the most recent publications from our work. For more publications from FES on Asia please visit the website of the FES Department Asia and the Pacific.

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Executive Summary: CLS+ Country Study Vietnam

January 17, 2016

In Asia, countries with export-oriented industries such as Bangladesh, Pakistan, Cambodia, and Vietnam use cheap labour costs and a growing workforce to ensure their participation in the new global trade regimes. In Vietnam, labour standards are often not kept by suppliers in the garment, footwear and electronics sectors, finds a new study by the Research Centre for Read More

Author: Do Quynh Chi

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Social Justice | Publication

Tags:

  • Asia-Europe
  • labour rights
  • social justice
  • trade unions

India’s role in the economic stabilisation of Afghanistan

November 2016

The international military drawdown from Afghanistan led to a fall in the international financial assistance to the country. Against this background, the paper at hand explores India’s role in the future economic stabilisation of Afghanistan by examining the possibility of shifting away from quick impact projects and embracing alternative economic livelihoods programmes, critical for the Read More

Author: Shanthie Mariet D'Souza

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Peace and Security | Publication

Tags:

  • peace and security
  • peace dialogue
  • post-2014 Afghanistan

Feminism in China: An Analysis of Advocates, Debates and Strategies

November 25, 2016

State feminism as enforced by the Communist Party of China (CCP) after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949, has brought enormous progress concerning the participation of Chinese women in all spheres of life. With the Economic reforms of the post-Mao era setbacks and regressions in terms of gender equality have become Read More

Author: Shen Yifei

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Social Justice | Publication

Tags:

  • feminism
  • gender
  • social justice

Democracies, economies and social protection – Understanding welfare state development in Asia and Europe

November 2016

Scholars of the welfare state have long focused on a relatively small number of mature post-industrial political economies, above all the member states of the European Union, the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia and Japan. The aim of this policy paper is to explore what we can expect for welfare states in the developing Read More

Author: Traute Meyer

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Social Justice | Publication

Tags:

  • democracy
  • social justice