Publications: Europe

Asia Centre, Paris

On U.S. Military Bases in Asia

Protests against U.S. Military Base Policy in Asia: Persuasion and Its LimitsStanford University Press, 2015.

“Relocalisations de la Base Aérienne de Futenma à Okinawa et l’Alliance Sécuritaire Américano-Japonaise.” Japon Pluriel 9: La Modernité Japonaise en Perspective (Publication by the Société Française des Études Japonaises), February 2014, 105-114.

“What to Do with Futenma?  Five Options for the U.S. Military Base in Okinawa.”  Japan Analysis (Publication by the Asia Centre), January 2012.

“Inheriting Hatoyama’s Boomerang: How the Futenma Relocation Plan Went Back to Henoko and Tests Kan’s Leadership.” Japan Analysis, 20, October 2010.

On Japan’s Security and Foreign Policy

“Japan’s Revitalized Engagement with Africa: Key Issues and Challenges.” Japan Analysis, July 2014.

“La Vision Japonaise des Effets Régionaux et Internationaux de la Montée en Puissance Économique, Financière et Stratégique de la Chine.” A report for the Direction de la Prospective, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France, October 2012 (with Guibourg Delamotte).

“Managing the Risks of Entrapment and Abandonment in the U.S.-Japan Security Alliance.” Journal for International & Strategic Studies (Publication by the Centre Européen de Recherches Internationales et Stratégiques), Special Issue on Japan’s Defense Policy, Spring 2011, 20-27.

On Japan’s Civil Society

“Corporate-NPO Relationship in Japan: How It Grew and What Will Make It Stronger.” Japan Analysis, Forthcoming 2015.

“The Triple Disasters of 3.11 and Civil Society in Japan.” Report for the Japan-United States Friendship Commission, August 2015 (with Robert Pekkanen).

“Civil Society in Japan.” James Babb ed. Handbook of Modern Japanese Studies. London: SAGE Publications, 2015 (with Robert Pekkanen and Hidehiro Yamamoto).

“Les Débats Politiques au Japon depuis les catastrophes du mars 2011.” Outre-Terre Revue Européenne de Géopolitique, Vol. 35-36, Special Issue on Natural Disasters, 2013.

“Civil Society and the Triple Disasters: Revealed Strengths and Weaknesses.” Jeff Kingston ed. Natural Disaster and Nuclear Crisis in Japan: Response and Recovery After 3/11. Abingdon: Routledge, 2012, 78-93 (with Robert Pekkanen and Yutaka Tsujinaka).

“State and Civil Society in Japan.” Alisa Gaunder ed. The Routledge Handbook of Japanese Politics. Abingdon: Routledge, 2011, 117-129 (with Robert Pekkanen and Hidehiro Yamamoto).

“Japan’s State-Civil Society Relations at Multiple Levels of Analysis.” Social Science Japan Journal, Vol. 13, No. 2, Winter 2010, 249-254.

“Consumer Movement in Japan.” A report for a research project on consumption in Japan, organized by the France-Japan Foundation of EHESS for Michelin Japan, November 2010.

“Civil Society and Democracy in Japan: The Effects of the NPO Law.” Sherry L. Martin and Gill Steel eds. Democratic Reform in Japan: Assessing the Impact. Boulder, CO: Lynne Rienner Publishers, 2008, 193-210 (with Robert Pekkanen).

“Democracy and Civil Society in Asia.” International Journal of Not-for-Profit Law. 7, 4, Oct/Sept 2005, 130-138.

Lund University

“Good Gifts, Bad Gifts, and Rights: Cambodian Popular Perceptions and the 2013 Elections”, Pacific Affairs, 89 no. 4 (2016): 795-815.

Cambodia’s Second Kingdom: Nation, Imagination, and Democracy. Cornell University Southeast Asia Publications (2016).

“The Demise of Cambodian Royalism and the Legacy of Sihanouk”, SOJOURN: Journal of Social Issues in Southeast Asia 31 no. 1 (2016): 1-36.

“Elections and Emerging Citizenship in Cambodia”, in Berenschot, Ward, Schulte Nordholt, Henk & Bakker, Laurens (eds), Citizenship and Democratization in Southeast Asia, Leiden: Brill, (2016).

“Cambodia at a Crossroads: The Narratives of CNRP Supporters”, Internationales Asienforum 46 no. 3-4 (2015): 261-278.

“Review of Brothers in Arms. Chinese aid to the Khmer Rouge, 1975-1979 by Andrew Mertha.”, Journal of Southeast Asian Studies, 46 no. 2 (2015): 312-314.

“Performance as (re) incarnation: The Sdech Kân narrative,” Journal of Southeast Asian Studies 44, no. 1 (2013): 4-23.

“Children of former Khmer Rouge cadres”, Peace Review: A Journal of Social Justice, 23 no. 4 (2011): 462-468

“The Politics of R2P: Southeast Asian Perspectives”, Cambodian Journal of International Affairs (CJIA), 3 no. 1 (2010).

University of Freiburg

(2013): “A Tale of Two Tactics: Civil Society and Competing Visions of Global Migration Governance from Below”, in Disciplining the Transnational Mobility of People, eds. Martin Geiger and Antoine Pécoud. Houndmills: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 41–62. (refereed)

(2012): “Let’s Argue about Migration: advancing a right(s) discourse via communicative opportunities”, in Third World Quarterly Vol.33 (9), pp. 1735–50. (with Nicola Piper) (refereed)

(2012): “Wendt meets East: ASEAN cultures of conflict and cooperation” in Cooperation and Conflict Vol. 47 (1), pp. 49–67. (refereed)

(2010): „„Inseln der Überzeugung“ nicht in Sicht: Der Nationalstaat, NGOs und die globale Governance von Migration“, in ZPol – Zeitschrift für Politikwissenschaft, Vol. 20 (3-4), pp. 409-439. (refereed)

(2009): “Changed in Migration? Philippine Return Migrants and (un)-democratic remittances”, in European Journal of East Asian Studies, Vol. 8 (2), pp. 245-274. (refereed)

GIGA Institute of Asian Studies

Refereed Articles

Wischermann, Jörg / Bunk, Bettina / Köllner, Patrick / Lorch, Jasmin (2018), Do associations support authoritarian rule? Evidence from Algeria, Mozambique, and Vietnam, in: Journal of Civil Society, 14, 2, 95-115

Wischermann, Jörg / Bui, The Cuong / Dang, Thi Viet Phuong (2016), Vietnamese Civic Organisations: Supporters of or Obstacles to Further Democratisation? Results from an Empirical Survey, in: Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs , 35, 2, 57-88

Wischermann, Jörg (2013), Zivilgesellschaften als Stütze autoritärer Regime. Das Fallbeispiel Vietnam, in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, special issue, 47, 324-347

Wischermann, Jörg (2011), Governance and Civil Society Action in Vietnam: Changing the Rules From Within–Potentials and Limits, in: Asian Politics & Policy, 3, 3, 383-411


Wischermann, Jörg / Dang, Phuong Thi Viet / Fforde, Adam (2018), Vietnam: Kinderarbeit in Steinbrüchen an der Tagesordnung, in: Walter Eberlei (ed.), Grabsteine aus Kinderhand. Kinderarbeit in Steinbrüchen des globalen Südens als politische Herausforderung, Frankfurt am Main: Brandes & Apsel Verlag, 51-72

Wischermann, Jörg (2018), Authoritarian Rule, in: Akihiro Ogawa (ed.), Routledge Handbook on Civil Society in Asia, Abingdon: Routledge, 344-361

Wischermann, Jörg / , Dang Thi Viet Phuong (2018), Vietnam, in: Akihiro Ogawa (ed.), Routledge Handbook on Civil Society in Asia, Abingdon: Routledge, 129-142

Wischermann, Jörg / Bunk, Bettina / Köllner, Patrick / Lorch, Jasmin (2016), Do Associations Support Authoritarian Rule? Tentative Answers from Algeria, Mozambique, and VietnamGIGA Working Paper, No. 295, December 2016, Hamburg: GIGA

Wischermann, Jörg / Bunk, Bettina / Köllner, Patrick / Lorch, Jasmin (2015), Zivilgesellschaftliche Organisationen in Autokratien: Akteure des Wandels?GIGA Focus Global, 06/2015, Hamburg: GIGA

Wischermann, Jörg / The Cuong, Bui / Quang Vinh, Nguyen / Thi Viet Phuong, Dang / Thi Minh Chau, Nguyen (2015), Under the State’s Thumb: Results from an Empirical Survey of Civic Organizations in VietnamGIGA Working Paper, No. 276, July 2015, Hamburg: GIGA

Wischermann, Jörg (2013), Civic Organizations in Vietnam’s One-Party State: Supporters of Authoritarian Rule?GIGA Working Paper, No. 228, July 2013, Hamburg: GIGA

Wischermann, Jörg (2013), Introduction: Concept Note for an International Conference and a Basic Framework for Analysis for paper Presenters, in: Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Vietnam (ed.),Proceedings. Alternative Left Theories: Comparing Experiences from four Countries. Reviewing the Cases of Vietnam, Algeria, Mozambique and Cuba, Hanoi, 2-19

Wischermann, Jörg (2010), Civil Society Action and Governance in Vietnam: Selected Findings from an Empirical Survey, in: Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 29, 2, 3–40

Wischermann, Jörg (2006), Societal and Political Change in Vietnam. An Instructive Example for Myanmar/Burma? Introductory and Conceptual Reflections, in: (ed.), Active Citizens under Political Wraps. Experiences from Myanmar/Burma and Vietnam, Chiang Mai: Heinrich Boell Foundation, 9-23

Wischermann, Jörg (2003), Vietnam in the era of doi moi: Issue-oriented organizations and their relationship to the government, in: Asian Survey, 43, 6, 867-899

Wischermann, Jörg / Quang Vinh, Nguyen (2003), The Relationship between Civic Organizations and Governmental Organizations in Vietnam: Selected Findings of an Empirical Survey, in: Bendict Kerkvliet / Russell Hiang-Khng Heng / David Koh Wee Hock (eds.), Getting organized in Vietnam – Moving in and around the Socialist State, Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 185-233