Dr phil. habil. Patrick Ziegenhain, a German national, is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations at President University, Cikarang/Indonesia (since Sept. 2019). Previously, he had been Visiting Professor at the Department of Business Administration at Atma Jaya University in Jakarta/ Indonesia (since Aug. 2018), Visiting Professor at the Asia-Europe Institute of University of Malaya in Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia (2016-2018), Interim Professor at the Department of Southeast Asian Studies at Goethe-University Frankfurt/ Germany (2015), Visiting Professor at De la Salle University Manila/ Philippines in 2014 and Assistant Professor (“Akademischer Rat”) at the Department of Political Science, University of Trier/ Germany (2007-2014). His main areas of research are economic, political and social developments in Southeast Asia and Europe as well as International Relations in both regions.

Since 2005, Patrick Ziegenhain holds a PhD in Political Science from Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg/ Germany. Besides numerous academic articles, he is the author of the books “Institutional Engineering and Political Accountability in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines” (2015), “The Indonesian Parliament and Democratization” (2008) and co-author of the book “Parliaments and Political Change in Asia” (2005).


  • Business, Diplomacy and Politics: Europa and America
  • Maritime Diplomacy
  • World Strategic and Economic Thinkers


  • 1997 Master (Magister Artium) in Political Science from University of Cologne/Germany
  • 2005 PhD in Political Science from Albert-Ludwigs-University in Freiburg/ Germany
  • 2014 Habilitation (German post-doctoral academic degree) in Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies

Patrick Ziegenhain ()

Research Topics

  • Political, Economic, and Social Developments in Southeast Asia from a Comparative Perspective
  • International Relations and Regionalism in Europe and Southest Asia



  • Institutional Engineering and Political Accountability in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, Singapore: ISEAS, 2015
  • The Indonesian Parliament and Democratization, Singapore: ISEAS, 2008
  • Parliaments and Political Change in Asia. A Comparative Study of India, Indonesia, the Philippines, South Korea and Thailand, Singapore: ISEAS, 2005 (with Jürgen Rüland, Clemens Jürgenmeyer and Michael Nelson)

Recent Publications:

  • Islam and Nation-building in Southeast Asia: A Comparative Perspective, in: Warnk, Holger (ed.): Knowledge, Science, and Local Tradition – Multiple Perspectives on the Middle East and South East Asia In Honor of Fritz Schulze, Wiesbaden: Harrassowitz, 2021, pp. 147-165 
  • ASEAN 2025: Towards Increased Investment in the Southeast Asia Region?, in: AEGIS Journal of International Relations, Vol. 4, No. 1/2020, pp. 1-18
  • Country Report Philippines, in: Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2020, Bertelsmann Foundation, available at: https://www.bti-project.org/content/en/downloads/reports/country_report_2020_PHL.pdf
  • Achieving unity in extreme diversity? Social cohesion in Indonesia, in: Croissant, Aurel/ Peter Walkenhorst (eds.): Social Cohesion in Asia. Historical Origins, Contemporary Shapes and Future Dynamics, London/ New York: Routledge, 2020, pp. 149-168
  • An analysis of the development assistance for health (DAH) allocations for STD control in Africa, in: Health Economics, Policy and Law, Vol. 15, 2020, pp. 458-476 (together with Fumitaka Furuoka et al.)
  • European and Malaysian Approaches to Regionalism, in: Azirah Hashim and Anthony Milner (eds.): Malaysian Perspectives on ASEAN Regionalism, Kuala Lumpur: University of Malaya Press, 2019, pp. 131-148 (together with Gerhard Leitner)
  • The Politics and Policies of Population Change in Indonesia and Malaysia, in: AEI Insights: An International Journal of Asia-Europe Relations, Vol 5, No. 1, 2019, pp. 57-72
  • Income Convergence in the ASEAN-5 Countries, in: International Journal of Business and Society, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2018, pp. 554-569 (together with Fumitaka Furuoka et al.)
  • Islam and Nation-Building in Indonesia and Malaysia, in: ASIEN. The German Journal on Contemporary Asia, No. 146 (January 2018), pp. 78-95 
  • Malaysia and the EU-ASEAN Political Cooperation, in: Asia-Europe Institute (ed.): EU-ASEAN Relations: Perspectives from Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur: Asia-Europe Institute, 2017, pp. 1-6, 18-26, and 55-59
  • The Relawan in the Indonesian Presidential Elections in 2014 as Drivers of Indonesian Empowerment, in: Sijabat, Roesdiana/ Cahayani, Ati/ Wibowo, Rusminto (eds.): In Search of Key Drivers of Indonesia Empowerment, Jakarta: Universitas Katolik Indonesia Atma Jaya, 2017, pp. 267-288
  • Decentralization and its impact on the democratization process, in: Haug, Michaela/ Rössler, Martin/ Grumblies, Anna?Teresa (eds.): Rethinking Power Relations in Indonesia: Transforming the Margins, London/New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 29-42
  • Political Engineering, Decentralization and Federalism in Southeast Asia: Strengths and Weaknesses of Governance, in: Hofmeister, Wilhelm/ Tayao, Edmund (eds.): Federalism and Decentralization. Perceptions for Political and Institutional Reforms, Singapore: Konrad Adenauer Foundation, 2016, pp. 51-66
  • Civil-society Support — A Decisive Factor in the Indonesian Presidential Elections in 2014, in: ASIEN. The German Journal on Contemporary Asia, No. 136 (July 2015), pp. 14-33 (together with Ririn Sefsani)

Dr phil. habil. Patrick Ziegenhain

President University Campus, Jababeka Education Park, Jl. Ki Hajar Dewantara, Kota Jababeka, Cikarang Baru, Bekasi 17550, Indonesia.


Email : pziegenhain@president.ac.id