Publications

Political Parties Shape Democracy

Their role, performance, and organisation from a global perspective

Dr. Wilhelm Hofmeister

European Strategic Approaches to the Indo-Pacific

Panorama Insights into Asian and European Affairs

The Indo-Pacific region has seen a palpable increase in attention over the past years. By the end of September 2021, three EU member states France, Germany and the Netherlands, as well as the EU itself, had published respective strategies or guidelines on the Indo-Pacific region. This issue of Panorama: Insights into Asian and European Affairs reflects on these strategies, and crucially, their perception in the region. It covers questions from what constitutes likeminded partnerships, to assumed and perceived added value of European engagement, and potential for specific areas of cooperation amidst ongoing great power rivalry.

Accelerating Progress and Equity in Education

Konrad Adenauer Sharing Political and Civic Engagements Spaces(KASpaces)

The goal 4 of Ensuring inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning of Agenda 2030 is not only a key for the achievements of many other Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) but also the bedrock of any society. In order to reduce inequalities and reach gender equality and to also have sustainable communities, it is imperative that education is made available to all and that no one is left behind.

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Data Security, Privacy and Innovation Capability in Asia

Findings from a representative survey in Japan, Singapore and Taiwan

Data fuels digital change. With this first country comparison on data culture in Asia, we aim to investigate the ambiguous and not-at-all-clear connection between the use of digital data and the innovative capacity of economic and social systems.

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In the digital transformation, trust is animportant currency

A worthwhile comparison with Asia

A look at Asia shows that when citizens are guided through digital transformation while government service platforms are available to them, the foundation for the „smart” state is laid. Hence oneprerequisite for digital innovation is trust in the state and an administration that is digitally literate. The involvement of civil society and business and the use of open data play a decisive role.

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All That Glitters Is Not Gold

The Chinese Communist Party’s Influence on the Political Elite in Southeast Asia

The Chinese Communist Party (CCP) knows how to interweave the economy and politics with each other. In Southeast Asia, Beijing finds fertile ground. The reasons for this are manifold, but the links have concrete consequences for Germany and the EU.

ADLA Video Series 2020: Why Democracy Matters?

Interview with Ms. Sajina Karki of Nepal

“The beauty of democracy is that the opposition in the parliament is able to check the government.” Read below the interesting insights from Ms. Sajina Karki as she answers the question on “Why Democracy Matters?”. Ms. Karki is a fellow of KASYP Batch 06 and she is the alumni representative of Nepal. She is currently a member of the Rastriya Prajatantra Party of Nepal. #ADLA4Democracy

ADLA Video Series 2020: Why Democracy Matters?

Interview with Mr. Tun Myint Kyaw (Minn Latt) of Myanmar

“Democracy is flexible, democracy is adaptable, and democracy is resilient if we work together, negotiate our conflicts and make a compromise. By that means, we can survive and sustain democracy not only as a practice but also as a society as a whole.” This is what Mr. Minn Latt has shared in his interview on the question “Why Democracy Matters”. Mr. Minn Latt is a fellow of KASYP batch 01 and currently the alumni representative of Myanmar. He is a member of the Central Committee of the Mon Unity Party of Myanmar. Find his interview below as he answers the questions: “Why do you think democratic values and principles are important for your country?”, “In your context, what do you think are the main challenges to democracy?”, and lastly, “As a young leader, what can you do to ensure that you become and remain a democratic leader?”. #ADLA4Democracy

ADLA Video Series 2020: Why Democracy Matters?

Interview with Ms. Jargalan Batbayar of Mongolia

“Being a democratic leader means being an inclusive leader, and it is important to keep sight of the democratic process when we face difficult decisions. This is a lifelong commitment for us, and it’s always a work in progress. Also, political leadership is always about public service, and we must never forget that we work to serve our people.” Find the interview with Ms. Jargalan Batbayar of Mongolia below where she shares her answers to the questions “Why democratic values and principles are important for her country?”, “What are the main challenges to democracy?”, and “What can she do to ensure that she becomes or remains a democratic leader?”. Ms. Batbayar is the alumni representative for KASYP Mongolia National Chapter. She also belongs to KASYP Batch 09 #ADLA4Democracy

ADLA Video Series 2020: Why Democracy Matters?

Interview with Ms. Rizky Putri Amalia of Indonesia

“Because of democracy, Indonesia became more stable in terms of its economy as well as equally in development. People in Indonesia became more educated and more open-minded.” This was the answer of Ms. Rizky Putri Amalia when asked about the importance of democracy for her country. Ms. Amalia is a Fellow of the Konrad Adenauer School for Young Politicians (KASYP) batch 06 and the alumni representative for KASYP Cambodia National Alumni Chapter. In this interview, Ms. Amalia shares her insights on “Why democratic values and principles are important for her country?”, “What are the main challenges to democracy?”, and “What can she do to ensure that she becomes or remains a democratic leader?”. #ADLA4Democracy