Prof. Dr. Jörn Dosch


Dean of the Faculty for Economic and Social Sciences

Visitor address: Ulmenstr. 69, room 343

Phone: 0381/498-4355 Phone (alt.): 0381/498-4356

Fax: 0381/498-4357

E-mail: joern.dosch(at)uni-rostock(dot)de

Office Hours: Thursday, 9.30-11.30am

For Erasmus/study abroad please contact Vice-Dean Franka Herfurth,





Main Research Agendas

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.)

International Politics in the Baltic Sea Region: Energy politics and security; regional integration; internationlisation of higher education




Dosch, Jörn and Frederick Kliem (eds.). The Elgar Companion to ASEAN. Chaltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing 2023.

Mackenthun, Gesa and Jörn Dosch (eds.) Subversive Semantics in Political and Cultural Discourse.The Production of Popular KnowledgeBielefeld: transcript 2023 (OPEN ACCESS)

Dosch, Jörn und Ludmila Lutz-Auras (Hrsg) Asiatischer Regionalismus im 21. Jahrhundert. Integration oder Stagnation? [Asian Regionalism in the 21st Century. Integration or Stagnation?] Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2020.

Connors, Michael; Remy Davison; Jörn Dosch. The New Global Politics of the Asia-Pacific. Conflict and Cooperation in the Asian Century, 3rd completely revised Edition. London: Routledge 2018.

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

Chapters in Books

Dosch, Jörn. 'Religion und Politik in Asien im Spiegel der deutschen Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften'. In Ludmila Lutz-Auras und Dennis Rudolf (Hrsg.). Menschen, Macht und Mythen. Politik und Glaube im Widerstreit spätmoderner Gesellschaften. Wiesbaden: Springer VS 2023.

Sidhu, Jatswan S. and Jörn Dosch. 'Brunei Darussalam in 2021: The Battle against COVID-19 and a Year of Short-Lived Optimism'. In Daljit Singh und Hoang Thi Ha (ed.) Southeast Asian Affairs 2022. Singapore: ISEAS Publishing 2022, pp. 89-106.

Dosch, Jörn. Die Macht der Ideen: 'Zur Wirkung der Politikwissenschaft jenseits des Elfenbeinturms'. In: Alexandra Gräfin Lambsdorff, Susanne Homölle (Hrsg.) Wissenschaft im Spannungsfeld zwischen Elfenbeinturm, politischer Notwendigkeit und gesellschaftlicher Realität. Rostock: Universität Rostock 2022, pp. 17-3 (OPEN ACCESS)

Dosch, Jörn and Shannon Cui. China’s 21st Century Maritime Silk Road: A Route to Pax Sinica in Southeast Asia? In Donald Emmerson (ed.) The Deer and the Dragon: Southeast Asia and China in the 21st Century. Washington DC: Brookings 2020.

Dosch, Jörn. Chapters on Edwin Sandys (1561‒1629); Richard Zouche (1590‒1661); and Denys Hay (1915‒1994). In: Winfried Böttcher (ed.) Europas vergessene Visionäre. Rückbesinnung in Zeiten akuter Krisen. [Europe’s forgotten visionaries. Recollection at a time of acute crisis] Baden-Baden: Nomos.

Dosch, Jörn und Malvina Lakatos. 'Südtirol und Offene oder geschlossene Åland: Kollektive Identitäten im Spannungsfeld alter und neuer Minderheiten'. In Bizeul, Y./Lutz-Auras, L./Rohgalf, J. (eds.) Kollektividentität. Von der Entstehung einer neuen politischen Konfliktlinie  Wiesbaden: Springer 2018.

Dosch, Jörn. ‘Die Chinesische Mauer – eine monumentale Metapher. 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.

Journal Articles

Journal Articles

Dosch Jörn and Malvina Lakatos. South Tyrol and Åland: Collective Identity in the Interplay of Old and New Minorities Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism. Volume 20, Issue 2, 2020, pp. 188-207.

Dosch Jörn and Jatswan S. Sidhu. ‘Brunei in 2018’. Asian Survey, Vol. 59 No. 1, (January/February 2019): pp. 204-208).

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.

Dosch, Jörn Inter-Regionalism Revisited. ‘Security Cooperation in Southeast Asia: Can ASEAN Deliver on Its Rhetoric?' Malaysian Journal of International Relations, Vol. 5 (December 2017), pp. 1-17.

Dosch, Jörn and Naila Maier-Knapp. EU-ASEAN Relations: ‘Taking Stock of a Comprehensive Inter-regional Relationship between Natural Partners’. Panorama. Insights into Asian and European Affairs, 01/2017, pp. 125-138.

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 RelationsUNISCI 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)

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.

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

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

Vice President of the German Association of Asian Studies

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 PacificoMalaysian Journal of International Relations, Il PoliticoJurnal Ilmiah Hubungan Internasional (Indonesia), SUVANNABHUMI. Multi-disciplinary Journal of Southeast Asian Studies (South Korea)

Senior Fellow, CIMB ASEAN Research Institute, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Member, International Studies Association (ISA)

Member, European Association of Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS)

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 2023-34

Lecture: Theories of International Relations

Seminar (Advanced/Master): Polictis and Development in the Asia-Pacific Region