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).


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Dr. habil. (Habilitation, German post-doctoral academic degree) in Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies, University Trier, Germany (2014)

Dr. phil. in Political Science, Albert Ludwigs University Freiburg, Germany (2005)

Magister Artium, in Political Science with the minor subjects History and Indonesian Philology, University of Cologne, Germany (1997)

Patrick Ziegenhain ()

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

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 

Country Report Philippines, in: Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2018, Bertelsmann Foundation, available at:  http://www.bti-project.org/en/reports/country-reports/detail/itc/phl/

Introduction: A Historic Overview, Malaysia and the EU-ASEAN Political Cooperation, and Conclusion and Perspectives, 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

Islam and Nation-Building in Malaysia and Indonesia, in: Akiyama, Tetsu/ Kumakura, Wakako/ Sugiyama, Ryuichi (eds.): Islam and Multiculturalism. History, Challenges and Prospects, Tokyo: Waseda University, 2017, pp. 84-95

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, also available in Spanish Translation as: Ingenieria policá, decentralizacion y federalism en el Sudeste Asiatico: fortalezas y debilidades del gobierno, in: Hofmeister, Wilhelm/ Aranda, José Tudela (eds.): Sistemas Federales. Una comparacion internacional, Zaragoza: Fundacion Manuel Giménez Abad, 2017, pp. 63-79

Die ASEAN-Wirtschaftsgemeinschaft 2015 - Herausforderungen und Chancen für Südostasien und die EU [The ASEAN Economic Community 2015 – Challenges and Chances for Southeast Asia and the EU], in: Anh Thu Nguyen/ Stoffers, Andreas (eds.): Deutschlands und Vietnams Perspektiven im Zusammenhang mit der Integration ASEANs und der EU, Hanoi, 2016, pp. 271-278

Institutional Engineering and Political Accountability in Indonesia, Thailand and the Philippines, Singapore: ISEAS, 2015 (monograph)

Wahlen in Indonesien [Elections in Indonesia], in: Großmann, Kristina/ Jordan, Rolf/ Stange, Gunnar (eds.): Handbuch Indonesien, Angermünde: Horlemann, 2015, pp. 223-229

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)

Dezentralisierung und Demokratisierung als Katalysatoren des Wirtschaftsaufschwungs in Indonesien [Decentralization and Democratization as Catalysts for the Economic Boom in Indonesia], in: Nölke, Andreas/ Claar, Simone/ May, Christian (Eds.): Die großen Schwellenländer. Ursachen und Folgen ihres Aufstiegs in der Weltwirtschaft, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 2014, pp. 103-117

Electoral Reforms and their Impact on Democracy in Southeast Asia, in: Asia-Europe Journal for Law and Governance, Vol.  3, No. 2/ 2013, pp. 59-75

Need for Reform and Governance Capacities in Asia: Country Report Indonesia, in: Bertelsmann Foundation (ed.): Sustainable Governance Indicators, Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Foundation, 2013

Wirtschaftswunderland mit Defiziten. Mit Optimismus und Altlasten in die Zukunft [Economic Wonderland with Deficiencies. Looking Forward with Optimism and Inherited Liabilities], in: Internationale Politik, Länderporträt Indonesien, Nov./ Dec. 2012, pp. 5-13

Military Influence on the Regression of Democracy in Thailand, Indonesia, and the Philippines, in: Asia-Europe Journal for Law and Governance, Vol.  1, No. 2/ 2011, pp. 263-275

Olympic Dreams in Malaysia, in: Journal of Olympic History, Vol.  20, No. 2/2011, pp. 9-16 (with Cathrin Bullinger)

Indonesia Country Report, in: Bertelsmann Foundation (ed.): Managing the Crisis. A Comparative Assessment of Economic Governance in 14 Economies. Gütersloh: Bertelsmann Foundation, 2010

The Aceh Conflict during the Orde Baru and the following Democratization Process, in: Graf, Arndt/ Schroeter, Susanne/ Wieringa, Erwin (eds.): Aceh: History, Politics, Culture, Singapore: ISEAS, 2010, pp. 120-134

Country Report Indonesia, in: Bertelsmann Transformation Index 2010, Gütersloh: Bertelsmann-Stiftung, 2010

Islam in Verfassung und Gesetzgebung der südostasiatischen Staaten [Islam in the Constitution and Legislation of the Southeast Asian States], in: Fritz Schulze/ Holger Warnk (Eds.): Islam und Staat in den Ländern Südostasiens, Frankfurt: Harrassowitz: 2010, pp. 1-20 (with Isabel Pitz und Karoline Herrmann)

Die globale Finanzkrise als Herausforderung für das indonesische Wirtschaftssystem [The Global Financial Crisis as Challenge for the Indonesian Economic System], in: Findeisen, Genia/ Großmann, Kristina/ Weydmann, Nicole (Eds.): Herausforderungen für Indonesiens Demokratie. Bilanz und Perspektiven, Berlin: regiospectra, 2010, pp. 149-157 (with Alexander Kähny)

The Indonesian Parliament and Its Impact on Democratic Consolidation, in: Bünte, Marco/ Ufen, Andreas (eds.): Democratization in Post-Suharto Indonesia, London/ New York: Routledge, 2009: pp. 33-52

Interne und externe Herausforderungen für die politischen Systeme Thailands und der Philippinen [Internal and External Challenges for the Political Systems of Thailand and the Philippines], in: Maull, Hanns W./ Wagener, Martin (eds.): Ostasien in der Globalisierung, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2009, pp. 191-208

People’s Representatives from Muslim Mindanao in the Congress of the Philippines: Intermediaries for the People or Self-Interested Local Bosses?, in: Graf, Arndt/ Kreuzer, Peter (eds.): Conflict in Moro Land. Prospects for Peace?, Penang: Universiti Sains Press, 2009, pp. 78-104 (with Kerstin Priwitzer)

The Indonesian Parliament and Democratization, Singapore: ISEAS, 2008 (monograph)

Malaysia, in: Riescher, Gisela/ Thumfart, Alexander (eds.): Monarchien, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2008, pp. 163-172

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)

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