Dr. Jasmin Lorch

Associate


  • Short CV

    • Since 07/2021: Associate at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

    • 06/2020 - 06/2021: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

    • Since 05/2021: Postdoctoral Researcher, Willy Brandt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt; Annemarie Schimmel-Scholar (Professorinnenprogramm des Bundes und der Länder)

    • 04/2020 - 05/2020: Associate at the GIGA Institute for Asian Studies

    • 02/2019 - 06/2019: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies (part-time)

    • 06/2017 - 04/2020: Research Fellow in the DFG-funded project "From Quietism to Politics: The Egyptian Salafist Movement from 1970 to 2012"

    • 05/2017 - 09/2017: Coordinator of the Research Platform Tunis

    • 07/2016 - 04/2017: leave replacement of Dr. Annette Ranko in the DFG-funded project "From Quietism to Politics: The Egyptian Salafist Movement from 1970 to 2012"

    • 11/2015 - 06/2017: Associate Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

    • 11/2013 - 11/2015: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies, (Postdoctoral Researcher) in the project „Civil Society Organizations as Supporters of Authoritarian Rule? A Cross-Regional Comparison (Vietnam, Algeria, Mozambique)“

    • 12/2012 - 12/2013: Research Associate of Project D1 „Conditions for the Success of Transnational Partnerships for Development: From Transnational Cooperation to Local Implementation in Areas of Limited Statehood (South Asia and East Africa)“, Collaborative Research Center (SFB- Sonderforschungsbereich) 700 “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood” and Associate of the Research Division Global Issues of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs ( SWP - Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik), Berlin

    • 01/2008 - 11/2012: Visiting Fellow at the Research Division Asia of SWP; Publication of one SWP Research Paper and several SWP Comments, thorough experience in the field of political consultancy, various consultancies for political decision makers and numerous interviews with the press

    • Since 2006: Consultant for various state and non-state development agencies; particularly on Burma/Myanmar

    • Education: Studies of Political Science at Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin; M.A. (Diplom); Doctoral fellowship of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (04/2007-03/2011); Doctoral fellowship of the Forum Ebenhausen e.V. (04/2011-02/2012); Doctoral student at the University of Freiburg (Department of Political Science); dissertation "Mirror Images of Weak States: Civil Societies in Bangladesh and the Philippines" (04/2007 – 09/2013)

    Current Research

    • Salafism in the Maghreb (Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco)

    • Civil Society in Autocracies

    • Authoritarianism and Civil Society Development in Algeria

    • State Failure and Ethnic Conflicts in Southeast Asia (esp. Burma/Myanmar and the Philippines)

    • Political Change in Burma/Myanmar

    • Islam und Islamism in Bangladesh und Southeast Asia (esp. Philippines)

    Countries and Regions

    • Burma/Myanmar

    • Bangladesch

    • Philippinen

    • Maghreb

    Research Programmes

    Dr. Jasmin Lorch

    Associate

    jasmin.lorch@uni-erfurt.de

    GIGA Working Papers | 09/2022

    Sustaining Civic Space in Times of COVID-19: Global Trends

    How has the COVID-19 pandemic impacted civic space worldwide? Contrary to mainstream assumptions of “shrinking space,” analysis of five world regions in the Global South and non-OECD Europe and the Caucasus shows that civil society actors have, in fact, often still been able to sustain civic space.

    Infographic | 08/2022

    Do COVID-related Legal Measures Shrink Civic Space?

    How COVID-related measures have changed the civil society space is illustrated in this infographic. The trend analysis was produced as part of the project "Context Matters - Country-Specific Politico-Economic Analyses, Conflict and Crisis Potentials, as well as Global and Regional Trends", funded by BMZ.

    Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations | 04/2022

    COVID-19 and Civil Society in Southeast Asia: Beyond Shrinking Civic Space

    GIGA Focus Global | 8/2021

    Sustaining Civic Space in Times of COVID-19: Global Trends

    Autocracies worldwide have exploited COVID-19 to curtail civil liberties. However, the health crisis and related socio-economic setbacks have also created needs-induced space, leading to a rise of civil society relief activism and protests. Read more in this GIGA Focus Global.

    Democratization | 2021

    Elite Capture, Civil Society and Democratic Backsliding in Bangladesh, Thailand and the Philippines

    It is generally assumed that civil society organizations (CSOs) act as a counter to democratic backsliding. Investigating Bangladesh, Thailand and the Philippines, this article contests this assumption and argues that in weakly institutionalized democracies, CSOs are easily captured by political elites.

    Research Project | 01/12/2014 - 31/03/2020

    From Quietism to Politics: The Egyptian Salafist Movement from 1970 to 2012

    Political Salafism is a relatively recent phenomenon. It was only after the fall of Mubarak in 2011 and the formation and electoral success of Salafist parties in Egypt that political Salafism has entered into the limelight. This projects investigates the developments of the Egyptian Salafist moverment and how influence debates and developments within transnational Salafism.
    DFG, 2014-2020

    Research Project | 01/07/2013 - 01/06/2016

    Civil Society Organizations as Supporters of Authoritarian Rule? A Cross-Regional Comparison (Vietnam, Algeria, Mozambique)

    The project explores in which ways civil society organisations (CSOs) contribute to the preservation or weakening of the authoritarian state’s infrastructural and discursive power. It is based on cross-regional comparisons of CSOs in the post-socialist countries Algeria, Mozambique, and Vietnam.
    DFG, 2013-2016

    ORF 1 | Interview | 19/09/2017

    Myanmar: Zurückhaltende Rede von Suu Kyi

    RBB Inforadio | Interview | 15/09/2017

    Die Gewaltsame Vertreibung der Rohingya

    Moderator | 05/11/2020

    Becoming More Authoritarian? Myanmar Ahead of the November 2020 Elections

    GIGA Talk 05/11/2020

    The second national elections since the end of military rule in 2010 are sparking new debates about Myanmar’s political future. Once heralded as a champion of democracy, Aung San Suu Kyi’s National League for Democracy (NLD), which came to power in 2015, has become increasingly authoritarian. The military continues to block reforms by acting as a veto player in Parliament. Peace with the armed ethnic groups remains elusive, as highlighted by ongoing fighting between the military and the Arakan Army. Meanwhile, the ethnic cleansing of the Rohingya has once again alienated Myanmar from the United States and Europe.

    Is the NLD still capable of pushing for meaningful democratic reforms? How do relations between Bangladesh and Myanmar affect the prospects of solving the Rohingya crisis? How much leverage does the international community still have over Myanmar? We will discuss these questions with experts with ample on-site experience.

    Panelist | 04/06/2018

    Terror against Muslims – Fleeing Myanmar

    GIGA NDR NDR: 04/06/2018 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA), Northern German Broadcasting

    Terror against Muslims – Fleeing Myanmar

    Panelist | 28/10/2015

    Democratic Transitions: Learning from the Past, Shaping the Future

    GIGA Forum GIGA Hamburg: 28/10/2015 Organisers: German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA)

    Democratic Transitions: Learning from the Past, Shaping the Future. Podiumsdiskussion

    Teaching | Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg | 2016

    Fragile statehood

    Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg Magdeburg Germany

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