Publications

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COVID-19 Think Tank Update

29 May 2020
KAS Political Dialogue Asia provides a biweekly overview of the most important studies, analyses, and comments from Asia on the COVID -19 pandemic. The focus is on the economic, social and security implications of the crisis.
Photo: Martin Sanchez

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COVID-19 Think Tank Update

15 May 2020
KAS Political Dialogue Asia provides a biweekly overview of the most important studies, analyses, and comments from Asia on the COVID -19 pandemic. The focus is on the economic, social and security implications of the crisis.
Photo: Martin Sanchez

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COVID-19 – Think Tank Update Asia

30 April 2020
KAS Political Dialogue Asia provides a biweekly overview of the most important studies, analyses, and comments from Asia on the COVID -19 pandemic. The focus is on the economic, social and security implications of the crisis.

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Activities of the Regional Programme Political Dialogue Asia 2018-2019

The last two years were very eventful for the KAS PDA programme. While many of our projects commemorated their anniversaries, we also started on a few new activities. Our latest brochure shares our journey and provides an insight into our work.

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OPEN CALL

The next digital decade – Policy approaches from Asia
Konrad Adenauer Stiftung and Digital Asia Hub invite scholars and practitioners of all stages of career and from various disciplines to contribute their lessons to inform policy.

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Open Call for Panorama

For our special issue on “Trust in Politics” in the biannual journal “Panorama – Insights into Asian and European Affairs”.
Special Issue “Trust in Politics” of “Panorama – Insights into Asian and European Affairs”

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The Future of Digitalisation

Workshop report - Reprint
Digitalisation is one of the most important issues of our time. Societies, economies and industries are being reshaped on a scale and speed like never before. In this workshop, we wanted to explore the benefits and challenges of digital transformation and its implications for societies in Asia. The report provides an overview of the method used and the results of the discussion.

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The Impact of Digital Media on the 2019 Indian General Election

by Katharina Naumann, Ronojoy Sen, Vani Swarupa Murali

Special Report
The 2019 Indian general election saw the widespread and innovative use of digital media and technology. Most political parties employed digital media extensively for campaigning and voter mobilisation. This extensive use of digital media was due to nearly half of India’s 900 million eligible voters having access to the Internet and social media. The country has 300 million Facebook users and over 200 million on WhatsApp, which is more than any other country. Indeed, the 2019 election was dubbed by many as the ‘WhatsApp’ election. In addition, millions in India use other media platforms such as the regional language platform ShareChat and the globally popular TikTok. The Institute of South Asian Studies (ISAS) at the National University of Singapore and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) organised a joint roundtable titled ‘Digital Media, Politics and Elections in India’ on 28 June 2019. The event brought together researchers, policymakers and representatives of digital media companies. This report largely draws upon the discussions at the roundtable. It focuses on two key areas. First, the new campaign strategies used in 2019, such as different types of political rhetoric, the use of vernacular language mediums and the seamless transition between the online and offline space. Second, the imperatives of regulation and how they relate to artificial intelligence, ethics and state institutions.
Quelle: Gotabaya Rajapaksa (https://gota.lk/photo-album/?album=1942).

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Auf Messers Schneide: Sri Lanka nach der Wahl

by La Toya Waha

Einschätzungen zur sri lankischen Präsidentschaftswahl und Gotabaya Rajapaksas Präsidentschaft
Sri Lanka hat einen neuen Präsidenten gewählt. Der ehemalige Verteidigungsminister Gotabaya Rajapaksa hat sich deutlich gegen seine Konkurrenten durchgesetzt. Die Wähler trauen ihm zu, die vielen Probleme des Landes zu lösen – er könnte es aber auch in eine Autokratie verwandeln.

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Präsidentschaftswahlen in Sri Lanka

by La Toya Waha

Was Sie wissen müssen und warum die Wahlen auch für Europa relevant sind
Am Samstag steht Sri Lanka vor der Wahl. Im kleinen Inselstaat im indischen Ozean wird das mächtigste politische Amt neu besetzt. Zwei Tage vor den Wahlen endet der Wahlkampf offiziell, ab jetzt dürfen die Präsidentschaftskandidaten nicht mehr für sich werben. Was Sie über die Wahl wissen müssen und warum sie auch für Europa relevant ist, haben wir im Folgenden für Sie zusammengefasst.