Dr. Andreas Ufen

Senior Research Fellow | Research Team Spokesperson

Dr. Andreas Ufen

  • Short CV

    • Since 04/2021: Spokesperson of the Research Team “Democratic Institutions”, RP1 “Accountability and Participation”

    • 10/2011 - 09/2013: Substitute professor for political science at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

    • Since 09/2012: Coeditor of the Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs

    • 08/2012 - 09/2012: Visiting Professor, University of the Philippines Diliman, Quezon City

    • 2010 - 10/2011: Coordinator of the GIGA Doctoral Programme

    • 2010: Habilitation at the University of Hamburg in Political Science with a thesis on the Malaysian party system

    • Since 2000: Research Fellow at the GIGA Institute of Asian Studies; Lecturer at University of Hamburg (Political Science and Indonesian Studies)

    • Political Science at Free University of Berlin (1988-1994); MA in Political Science, University of Berlin; Ph.D., University of Hamburg, Faculty for Political Science: April 2000 "Power Configuration and Democratization in Indonesia (1965-1999)"

    Current Research

    • Democratization in Indonesia and Malaysia

    • Anti-Fake News Laws in Indonesia and Malaysia
    • Political parties in Southeast Asia

    • Populism in Southeast Asia

    • Civil society in Indonesia and Malaysia

    • Foreign policy of Indonesia


    Countries and Regions

    • Southeast Asia

    • Indonesia

    • Malaysia



    • American Political Science Association, Membership in discipline-specific association or network, since 2021
    • European Association for Southeast Asian Studies, Membership in region-specific association or network, since 2021
    • German Association for Asian Studies, Membership in region-specific association or network, since 2021

    Dr. Andreas Ufen

    Senior Research Fellow / Research Team Spokesperson

    T. +49 (0)40 - 42 88 74-32andreas.ufen@giga-hamburg.de

    Research Project | 01/03/2021 - 31/08/2023

    The Belt and Road Initiative and Southeast Asian Countries: The Debt Curse Perspective; WP “Political Implications of the BRI in Malaysia”

    This is a collaborative research project of 11 researchers led by a research team at the University of Kyoto (Japan). It analyses the political and economic consequences of Chinese investments within the framework of the BRI and focuses on countries in Southeast Asia.
    Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2021-2023

    Research Project | 01/11/2017 - 28/02/2021

    Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia (CRISEA)

    Southeast Asia is facing diverse institutional and geopolitical challenges. Of further concern are environmental and social issues as well as new economic dynamics. This interdisciplinary EU funded research project, coordinated by EFEO (France) investigates current developments in Southeast Asia, using a broad array of topics, perspectives and approaches.
    EC, Horizon 2020, 2017-2021

    Research Project | 01/11/2017 - 28/02/2021

    Populism in Southeast Asia

    The surge of Trumpism in the US and of nationalist populism in Asia and Europe, but also of leftist populist politicians in Latin America signify major shifts with reference to economic globalization, the role of political parties, the decline of “classical” ideologies, and the politicization of religion. It is still questionable how Southeast Asian countries are affected by these developments and whether there are characteristic forms of populism.
    EC, Horizon 2020, 2017-2021

    Radiowelt, BR2 | Interview | 14/11/2022

    Indonesien ist erstmals Gastgeber des G20-Gipfels

    Dr. Andreas Ufen, Wissenschaftler am GIGA Institute for Asian Studies im Interview mit Gabi Kautzmann zu Gastgeberrolle Indonesiens beim G20-Gipfel.

    The Asia Dialogue | Article | 01/08/2019

    The role of money in Southeast Asian politics

    Global Asia | Article | 27/12/2011

    The Spin Doctor's Unsettling Rise In Indonesia

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2022

    Global Populism

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg Germany

    Teaching | Universität Hamburg | 2021

    Democratization in Asia

    Universität Hamburg Hamburg Germany

    Teaching | Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta | 2021

    Electoral Systems

    Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta Yogyakarta Indonesia

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