Prof. Dr. Jörn Dosch
Vice-Dean and Coordinator for International Relations and ERASMUS of the Faculty for Economic and Social Sciences
Visitor address: Ulmenstr. 69, room 147
Phone: 0381/498-4355 Phone (alt.): 0381/498-4356
Office hours during Term Time (including Erasmus/Study Abroad): Thursday, 9am-1pm
No office hours on 19 December
Main Research Agendas
International Relations of the Asia-Pacific Area: regional cooperation and integration; Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN); foreign policy of China and other Asian states; relations between the EU and Asia; relations between the US and Asia; relations between Asia and Latin America
Political Change in Southeast Asia: liberalisation and democratisation in Indonesia, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia and other states
Development Cooperation: German and European development cooperation with Asia; promotion of peace-building and good governance; emergence of "new donors" (China, South Korea etc.
Dosch Jörn; Ana Lucia Salinas de Dosch, Matthias Crone. Die Entdeckung des WIR-Gefühls. Zivilgesellschaftliches Engagament 2012-2016 in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Wismar: Mecklenburger AnStiftung 2017.
Dosch, Jörn. Die ASEAN Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft. Überblick für Wissenschaft und Praxis. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2016.
Chin, James; Jörn Dosch (eds). Malaysia Post-Mahathir: A Decade of Change. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish 2015.
Dent, Christopher; Jörn Dosch (eds.) The Asia-Pacific, Regionalism and the Global System. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2012.
Connors, Michael; Remy Davison; Jörn Dosch. The New Global Politics of the Asia-Pacific. 280 pages, 2nd completely revised edition, London and New York: Routledge 2011.
Dosch, Jörn; Olaf Jacob (eds.).Asia and Latin America. Economic, Political and Multilateral Relations, London and New York: Routledge, 2010
Dosch, Jörn. The Changing Dynamics of Southeast Asian Politics. Boulder and London: Lynne Rienner 2007.
Dosch, Jörn, Manfred Mols and Rainer Ölschläger (eds.) Staat und Demokratie in Asien, Hamburg and London: Lit 2007.
Dosch, Jörn; Colin Dürkop; Nguyen Xuan Thang (eds.) Economic and Non-traditional Security Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion(GMS), Singapore: Konrad Adenauer Foundation 2005.
Chapters in Books
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Die Chinesische Mauer – eine monumentale Metapher’ [The Chinese Wall – a monumental metaphor]. In Ludmila Lutz-Auras & Pierre Gottschlich, eds. Menschen, Macht und Mauern. Wiesbaden: Springer 2016, pp. 131-146.
Dosch, Jörn. 'Regionalism and Regional Integration: The Case of ASEAN'. In Mohd Azzizuddin Mohd Sani & Knocks Tapiwa Zengeni (eds.) International Relations. Kuala Lumpur: Pearson 2014, pp. 93-118.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Regional Answers to the Global Crisis? Asia-Pacific Multilateral Organisations and the Economic Downturn’, In Dent, Christopher; Jörn Dosch (eds.) The Asia-Pacific, Regionalism and the Global System. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2012, pp. 3-22.
Dosch Jörn and Christopher M. Dent. ‘The Asia-Pacific, Regionalism and the Global System: An Introduction’, In Dent, Christopher; Jörn Dosch (eds.) The Asia-Pacific, Regionalism and the Global System. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2012, pp. 132-148.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘East Asia and the U.S.: 'The Dawn of a New Security Architecture?’, In Schuck, Christoph (ed.) Security in a Changing Global Environment. Challenging the Human Security Approach. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2011, pp. 305-327.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Relations between China and Southeast Asia: A New Regional Order in the Making?’ In Lowell Dittmer and George T. Yu (eds.) China, the Developing World, and the New Global Dynamic. Boulder and London: Lynne Rienner 2010, pp. 61-82.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Southeast Asia’s Security and Political Outlook’ in ISEAS, Regional Outlook, Southeast Asia 2010-2011, Singapore: ISEAS 2010, pp. 3-9.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘ Introduction: the three-phase encounter of two continents’. In Dosch, Jörn; Olaf Jacob (eds.).Asia and Latin America. Economic, Political and Multilateral Relations, London and New York: Routledge 2010, pp. 1-12.
Dosch, Jörn and David A. Boyd. ‘Securitisation Practices in Indonesia and the Philippines and their Impact on the Management of Security Challenges in ASEAN and the ARF’ In Haacke, Jürgen and Noel M. Morada, Noel (eds.) Cooperative Security in the Asia-Pacific: The ASEAN Regional Forum. Oxon, UK and New York: Routledge 2010, pp. 199-218.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Vietnam in 2008: Foreign Policy Successes but Daunting Domestic Problems’. In Daljit Singh (ed) Southeast Asian Affairs 2009, Singapore: ISEAS 2010, pp. 373-388.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘ASEAN and die asiatische Konferenzdiplomatie: Erfolge und Grenzen regionaler Kooperation’ [ASEAN and the Asian conference diplomacy: success and limits of regional cooperation]. In Hanns W. Maull and Martin Wagener (eds.) Ostasien in der Globalisierung [East Asia in the area of globalisation]. Baden-Baden: Nomos 2009, pp. 325-244.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Sovereignty Rules: Human Security, Civil Society, and the Limits of Liberal Reform’. In Donald K. Emmerson (eds.), Hard Choices. Security, Democracy, and Regionalism in Southeast Asia, Stanford: Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center Books 2008, pp. 59-90 (also published by ISEAS Singapore).
Dosch, Jörn. ‘The US and Southeast Asia’. In Mark Beeson (ed.) Contemporary Southeast Asia, second edition, Houndmills/Basingstoke and New York: Palgrave Macmillan 2008, pp. 220-233.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Who is leading Who in ASEAN-China Relations? Community-building versus Pax Sinica in the Management of Regional Secuirty’. In Christopher M. Dent (ed.) China, Japan and Regional Leadership in East Asia, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar 2008, pp. 156-180.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Viet Nam – History’. In The Far East and Australasia 2008, 39th Edition, London and New York: Routledge 2007, pp. 1275-1283; revisions for 40th, 41st, 42nd, 43rd, 44th editions.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘The Concept and Mangagement of Security in Southeast Asia”, in Mazyrin Vladimir et. al. (Hrsg.) Asia Pacific Outlook 2006-2007, Moskau: Moscow State Lomonossov University, Publishing House Klutch-S, pp. 121-165 (in Russian).
Dosch, Jörn. ‘United States Security Policies in Asia’. In Stephen Hoadley and Jürgen Rüland, eds. Asian Security Reassessed, Singapore: ISEAS 2006, pp. 106-126.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘ South East Asia and Latin America: A Case of Peripheral Interregionalism’. In Jörg Faust, Manfred Mols, Won-Ho Kim (eds.) Latin America and East Asia - Attempts at Diversification, Hamburg and London: Lit, 2005, pp. 183-197.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Economic and Non-Traditional Security Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS): An Introduction’ In, Dosch, Jörn et al. (eds) Economic and Non-traditional Security Cooperation in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS), Singapore: Konrad Adenauer Foundation, 2005, pp. 1-12.
Dosch, Jörn. The ASEAN Economic Community: Deep Integration or Just Political Window Dressing? TRaNS: Trans-Regional and -National Studies of Southeast Asia, Vol 5, No. 1 (2017), S. 1-23.
Bünte, Marco and Jörn Dosch. ‘Myanmar: Political Reforms and the Recalibration of External Relations’. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Vol 34, No. 2, 2015, pp. 3-19.
Dosch Jörn and Jatswan S. Sidhu. ‘The European Union’s Myanmar Policy: Focused or Directionless?' Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Vol. 35, No. 2, 2015, pp. 85–112.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Can the EU be a Source of Ideas and Soft Power in Asia?’. International Reports of the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation. 6/2015, pp. 79-94.
Dosch, Jörn. 'Mahathirism and its Legacy in Malaysian Foreign Policy'. European Journal of East Asian Studies, 13/1 (2014), pp. 5-32.
Dosch, Jörn . 'Inter-regionalism Revisited: Theory and Political Reality of Europe-Asia Relations' Malaysian Journal of International Relations, Vol. 1, December 2013, pp. 1-27.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘The Role of Civil Society in Cambodia’s Peace-building Process. Have Foreign Donors made a Difference?’ Asian Survey, Vol 52 Issue 6 (December 2012), pp. 1067-1088.
Dosch, Jörn and David S. G. Goodman. ‘China and Latin America: Complementarity, Competition, and Globalisation’ Journal of Current Chinese Affairs, 1/2012, pp. 3-20. (Dosch and Goodman are also guest-editors of this issue: ‘Latin America’s Response to China’s Rise’)
Dosch, Jörn, ‘The Spratly Islands Dispute: Order-Building on China’s terms?’ Harvard International Review (online edition), 18 August 2011.
Dosch, Jörn, ‘Reconciling Trade and Environmental Protection in ASEAN China Relations: More than Political Window Dressing?’ Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Vol 30 No 2 (2011), pp. 7-29.
Dosch, Jörn, ‘The Fallacy of Multilateralism Rhetoric in China-Southeast Asia Relations’. UNISCI Discussion Papers, Nº 24 (October 2010), pp. 135-152.
Dosch, Jörn, ‘Toward a new Pax Sinica? Relations between China and Southeast Asia in the early 21st Century’ in Mexico y la Cuenca del Pacífico, Vol. 12, No, 34 (2009), pp. 13-38.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘ASEAN's reluctant liberal turn and the thorny road to democracy promotion’. The Pacific Review, Vol. 21 No. 4, December 2008, pp. 527–545.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Managing security in ASEAN-China relations - liberal peace of hegemonic stability’. Asian Perspective, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Spring 2007), pp. 209-236.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘The impact of EU-Enlargement on relations between Europe and East Asia’. Asia Europe Journal, Vol. 5, issue 1, 2007, pp. 33-50.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘The Concept and Management of Non-Traditional Security in Southeast Asia’. Security and Peace, 24:4 (2006), pp. 179-184.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘The Impact of Democratization on the Making of Foreign Policy in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines’. Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 05/2006, pp. 42-70.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Vietnam’s ASEAN Membership Revisited: Gloden Opportunity or Golden Cage?’ Contemporary Southeast Asia, vol. 28, no. 2, 2006, pp. 234-258.
Dosch, Jörn. ‘Does Multilateralism Work? European and American Approaches to Multilateral Peace-Building on the Korean Peninsula’. The Journal of Unification Studies, vol. 28, 2006, pp. 43-86.
Dosch, Jörn; Oliver Hensengerth. ‘Sub-Regional Cooperation in Southeast Asia: The Mekong Basin’. European Journal of East Asian Studies, 4:2, 2005, pp. 283-285
Major Policy Studies and Reports (Selection)
Dosch, Jörn. The ASEAN Economic Community. The Real Status of Implementation, Challenges and Bottlenecks. Kuala Lumpur: CIMB ASEAN Research Institute 2013.
Dosch, Jörn. Evaluierung Länderprojekt Kambodscha der Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Berlin: Konrad Adenauer Stiftung 2012.
Dosch, Jörn; Dirk van Esbroek; Maurice Coenegrachts; Christopher Veit; Evaluation of the European Commission’s Co-operation with the Philippines. Brussels: Europeaid, June 2011.
Dosch, Jörn.Balancing Trade Growth and Environmental Protection in ASEAN: Case studies from the Mekong subregion, Trade Knowledge Network 2010,
Dosch, Jörn. Balancing Trade Growth and Environmental Protection in ASEAN: Environmental issues in trade and investment policy deliberations in the Mekong subregion, Trade Knowledge Network,
Dosch, Jörn, Evaluation of the Civil Peace Service, Cambodia Case Study, Final Report, Bonn: German Feberal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), 2010.
Hennion,Max; Jörn Dosch; Steven Ney; Florence Burban. Evaluation of the European Commission’s Co-operation with Thailand. Brussels: Europeaid, October 2009.
McKellar, Landis; Jörn Dosch; Florence Burban. Evaluation of EC co-operation with the LAO PDR. Final Report. Brussels: Europeaid, October2009,
MacKellar, Landis; Jörn Dosch; Dirk van Esbroek; Christopher Veit. Evaluation of the European Commission's Co-operation with Vietnam. Final Report. Brussels: Europeaid, October 2009,
Hennion, Max; Jörn Dosch; Steven Ney; Maija Sala Tsegai; Florence Burban; Claudio Schuftan. Evaluation of the European Commission’s Co-operation with Malaysia. Final Report. Brussels: Europeaid, July 2009, EC co-operation with ASEAN. Final Report. Brussels: Europeaid, June 2009,
Dosch, Jörn and Alexander L. Vuving, The impact of China on governance structures in Vietnam, Bonn: German Institute for Development 2008.
Meindertsma, Jan Douwe; Jörn Dosch; Joana Ebbinghaus; Faisal Djalal Country Case Study: Indonesia - Evaluation of Citizens' Voice & Accountablility, Bonn: German Feberal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, 2008.
Born 1967 in Mannheim
MA in Political Science, Ethnology and Public Law, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, 1992
Dr . phil. in Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg-University, 1996.
Habilitation in Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg-University, 2000.
1993-1999 Lecturer, Department of Political Science, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz
1999-2000 Fulbright Scholar, Asia/Pacific Research Centre, Stanford University 2000-2011
Lecturer/Senior Lecturer/Professor (from 2006) in Asia-Pacific Studies, Department of East Asian Studies, University of Leeds
2009-2011 Head of the Department of East Asian Studies, University of Leeds
2012-2013 Professor of International Relations and Acting Head of the School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University, Sunway Campus, Malaysia
Since September 2013 Chair of International Politics and Development Cooperation, University of Rostock
Vistiting Fellowships and Professorships at, inter alia, East West Center, Honolulu; Ohio University; Institute of Southeast Asian Studies (ISEAS), Singapur; Parahyangan Catholic University (UNPAR), Bandung; Kunming Finance University, Kunming; Prince of Songkla University, Thailand; Ateneo de Manila University, Philippinen
Memberships & Professional Activities
Member of the Board of Trustees Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI)
Member of the Advisory Committee of the German Asia-Pacific Business Association (OAV)
Co-editor of the Journal Internationaler Quarterly for Asian Studies
Member of the Editorial Boards of the journals Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, Mexico y la Cuenca del Pacifico, Malaysian Journal of International Relations
Adjunct Professor, School of Arts and Social Sciences, Monash University Malaysia
Senior Fellow, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Member, International Studies Association (ISA)
Member, European Association of Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS)
Member, Deutschen Gesellschaft für Asienstudien
Member, German-Vietnamese Society
Member of the German-Malaysian Society
Regular consultancies in the field of development cooperation for European Commission, German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development, GIZ, German Political Foundation and others
Winter Semester 2019-2020
- German Development Cooperartion. A Balance Sheet (Hauptseminar, Modul F)
- Regionalism in International Relations (Grundkurs, Modul C)
- Soft Power in International Relations (Vorlesung)
- Politics und International Relations of Central Asia (Master Areas Studies)
EU Interests in Southeast Asia and the State of EU-ASEAN Relations (Astro Awani, 14.09.2019)
Sights and Sounds of Southeast Asia. A Journey Through ASEAN in 20 Minutes (Video Project, 26.03.2018)
The Maritime Silk Road and the South China Sea – Stepping Stones for China’s Regional Hegemony? (The South China Sea Conflict after the Arbitration of July 12, 2016: Analyses and Perspectives, Hamburg, 24.11.2017)
Dominiert China Südostasien? ( Keynote, Südostasien-Konferenz Hamburg, 05.11.2016)
ASEAN and Regional Integration in Southeast Asia (ThinkTech Hawaii, 11.02.2015)