L'Irasec recrute

L’Institut de Recherche sur l’Asie du Sud-Est Contemporaine (IRASEC, Bangkok) recrute un assistant administratif pour un contrat à durée déterminée d’un an renouvelable. Le poste est à pourvoir à partir de SEPTEMBRE 2015.

Ci-joint le descriptif du poste.

Le/la candidat(e) de nationalité thaïlandaise doit maîtriser parfaitement le français et avoir une bonne connaissance de l’anglais. Une expérience professionnelle n’est pas nécessaire mais serai un atout.

Les candidatures doivent comporter une lettre de motivation ainsi qu’un curriculum-vitae (avec photo récente). Elles devront être adressées par Email à l’attention de M. François Robinne, directeur de l’Irasec : francois.robinne@irasec.com et administration@irasec.com    jusqu’au 28 août 2015 inclus.

Seuls les candidats pré-sélectionnés seront contactés pour les entretiens au siège de l’Irasec à Bangkok

August 9, 2015

New Release

Vietnam: One-Party State and the Mimicry of Civil Society

Le nouveau carnet de l'Irasec, Vietnam: One-Party State and the Mimicry of Civil Society, vient de paraître en ligne.

Fiche complète de l'ouvrage.

August 27, 2015


8th international conference of the European Association for Southeast Asian Studies (EUROSEAS)

Abigaël Pesses, directrice adjointe de l’Irasec interviendra avec Elodie Coffre (boursière IRASEC) le 13 août 2015 à la conférence internationale de l’Euroseas organisée à l’Université de Vienne du 11 au 14 août 2015.

Panel: Are there Women’s Practices? Questioning Women’s Activities in Southeast Asian Societies

Based on ethnographic data collected among Karen communities and indigenous associations of Chiang Mai province within the past 15 years, this presentation aims at questioning the opportunities and limits of women's empowerment through the strategies driven by development actors into the local arena. 

By integrating gender issues in the development discourse, the role and abilities assigned to indigenous women has been embedded into national and global political frames: from state integration policies that emphasize women’s role as a pillar of the household economy to the contest of world environmental policies and the promotion of women’s indigenous skills in the safeguarding of biodiversity.

As observed, this empowerment is continuously negotiated within an institutionalized process which categorizes gender field and people. This historical and localized process activates new dynamics in social organization paving the way to a range of actors' strategies in development policies. This paper will question how the promotion of the “locality” became one of the main human and ideological resource, by mobilizing together women and development actors in civil society debate and economic local arena.

July 24, 2015


International Conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies Conference (ICBMS)

François Robinne, director of Irasec, presents his paper on "Religion from the Margin: Religious Movements across Thailand-China-Myanmar Borders" and Benedicte Brac de la Perrière also presents her paper on "Dharmma Predication and Political Transition" during the international conference on Burma/Myanmar Studies (ICBMS) which will be organised from 24 to 26 July 2015 at Chiang Mai University.

For more information, please click here for programme.

July 20, 2015


International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES)

Jean-Marc de Grave has animated the panel on "School Education and Socialisation. Ethnographic and Analytic Perspectives." during the International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences (IUAES) organized during 15-17 July 2015 at Thammasat University.

The socialisation aspect of school practice is not much considered outside the utilitarian conception of the goal assigned to introduce students into active working life. In this perspective, I propose here to develop a reflection on schooling period of education as a means of socialisation and learning socialisation, with the idea that school represent an important contribution to the effective formation of social models although not the only one. In this aim, papers will present ethnographic data, methodology and analysis to propose reflective elements on the socialising nature of education and its impact on social life.

July 20, 2015

New Release

Trajectoires littorales de l'hégémonie birmane (Irrawaddy, Tenasserim, Sud Thaïlande)

L'ouvrage de Maxime Boutry, Trajectoires littorales de l'hégémonie birmane (Irrawaddy, Tenasserim, Sud Thaïlande)vient de paraîte chez les Indes Savantes.

Fiche complète de l'ouvrage

May 22, 2015

New Release

The Kachin Conflict: Testing the Limits of the Political Transition in Myanmar

Le nouveau carnet de l'Irasec, The Kachin Conflict: Testing the Limits of the Political Transition in Myanmar, vient de paraître en ligne.

Fiche complète de l'ouvrage.

Carine Jaquet

June 29, 2015

Debate on stage N°5 : «Power issues and social challenges in Southeast Asia»

While nearly 52 percent of the Burmese population remains without electricity compared to 69 percent in Cambodia and 45 percent in Laos, the demand for power has skyrocketed in megacities such as Jakarta, Singapore and Bangkok.

To help us comprehend the gap between the ever-growing demand for electricity and the limited energy supply, the discussion will focus on the interdependence between power issues and social challenges.

  • Two straightforward and concrete examples will illustrate this far more eloquently than complex theories: the development of Brunei, which is in itself a paradox encapsulated in three elements: petroleum/education/shariah; and the fact that Thailand must reconcile national and local interest with economic and environmental consideration that often clash with each other.     
  • Faced with such challenges, Asean countries lean toward renewable energy among which figure the Mekong River countries’ electrical dams which caused deforestation and communities’ expropriation. 
  • Energy and social challenges are so inextricably linked that it brings up this question: Won’t the 2015 Asean Economic Community depend on the future Asean Power Grid? 

Four distinguished experts in political science, economy and social sciences will address this through specific cases of global scope that they have studied.

The roundtable and debate will be simultaneously translated into French and Thai. This event is organized by Alliance française with IRASEC (Institut de recherche sur l'Asie du Sud-Est contemporaine) in partnership with the Department of Cooperation and Cultural Programs of the French Embassy in Thailand.Many times a year, with focus on the themes of: “Contemporary Challenges”, “Arts and Literature” and “History: Which Histories?”, Debates on Stage allows the public to meet with personalities from the artistic, economic, political and scientific world.

Participants of roundtable :

  • Dr. Thitisak Boonpramote (Head of the Department of Mining and Petroleum Engineering, Chulalongkorn University)
  • Prof Dr. Marie-Sybille de Vienne (Vice-president, INALCO)
  • Prof. Dr. Eric Mottet (Professor in geopolitics, University of Quebec in Montreal)
  • Prof. Dr. Nawal Kamel (Visiting Professor, Faculty of Economics, Chulalongkorn University and Coordinator of the AEMI Project)
  • Moderator: Dr. François Robinne (Director of Irasec)

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June 2, 2015

Résultat de bourses de terrain

2 candidats ont été sélectionnés pour la campagne de bourses Irasec en 2015

1) Bethsabée Souris – (doctorante –Science politique - University College of London) : Impact des communautés transnationales karen sur le conflit ethnique en Birmanie (terrains: diaspora karen londonienne, camps de réfugiés à la frontière birmano-thaïlandaise).

2) Adeline Martinez  (Doctorante – anthropologie – Université d’Aix-Marseille ) :  Déplacement forcé de populations en Indonésie suite à la catastrophe naturelle  (terrain : région du volcan Merapi, Java centre, Indonésie).

May 27, 2015


International Seminar on "Writing History and Correcting Sources: the Building of a National Identity in the Sultanate of Brunei"

Irasec in cooperation with Chula Global Network and the Institute of Asian Studies at Chulalongkorn University co-organise the international seminar on "Writing History and Correcting Sources: the Building of a National Identity in the Sultanate of Brunei" on Tuesday 16 June 2015 at 8h30-12h00, Jumpot-Pantip room, 4th floor of Prajadhipok-Rambhai Barni building, Chulalongkorn University.

This seminar is to celebrate the publishing of Marie-Sybille de Vienne's book "Brunei: From the Age of Commerce to the 21st Century" by National University of Singapore Press (NUS).

Download the programme here.

May 26, 2015

Research Seminar: Functional income distribution and growth: the case of Thailand and China”. International Labour Organisation, Bangkok

Bruno Jetin participated to the seminar on "Functional Income Distribution and Growth: The Case of Thailand and Chinawhich was organised by the International Labour Organisation (ILO) on Thursday 9th Arpil 2015.

Bruno Jetin’s seminar has first addressed the methodological aspects of the measure of the labour income share in value added in Thailand and China. He then presented the results of a Postkeynesian model estimating the impact of a change in the labour income share on growth in the two countries.

May 25, 2015


Visite de Monsieur l'Ambassadeur de France au Cambodge

Le vendredi 3 avril 2015, I’équipe de l’Irasec a eu l’honneur de recevoir dans les locaux de l’institut Monsieur l’Ambassadeur de France au Cambodge, Jean-Claude POIMBOEUF, et son épouse.

April 16, 2015


Visite de la délégation de l’université de Mae Fah Luang

Le mercredi 18 mars 2015 François Robinne et Abigaël Pessès ont réceptionné à l’Irasec la délégation de l’université de Mae Fah Luang comprenant Dr. Romyen Kosaikanont, la vice-présidente de l’université, Mme. Flavie Lepoutre, directrice du Centre Franco-Haut Mékong de Coopération Académique et Mme. Sutheera Phimolthitikul, coordinatrice des affaires étrangères du Centre. La rencontre a permis un échange sur le projet de recherche en cours. L’organisation d’une conférence pour le lancement d’ouvrage sur la Birmanie a été également discutée lors de cette rencontre.

April 9, 2015

New Release

Brunei: From the Age of Commerce to the 21st Century

L'ouvrage de Marie-Sybille de Vienne, Brunei: From the Age of Commerce to the 21st Centuryvient de paraite en anglais chez NUS Press.

Fiche complète de l'ouvrage

March 25, 2015

New Release

Nouvelles Élites économiques vietnamiennes

L'ouvrage de Hien Do Benoit et Quang Minh Pham vient de paraitre et est disponible en téléchargement gratuit.
Fiche complète de l'ouvrage

Un regain d’intérêt se dessine ces dernières années dans de nombreuses disciplines à l’égard des études sur les élites économiques. Cet objet de recherche prend une résonance toute particulière dans le contexte actuel de crises financières et économiques ainsi que de remise en cause de modèles managériaux. Qu’est-ce qui, aujourd’hui, assied l’autorité économique ? Les détenteurs de cette autorité et leurs critères d’éligibilité sont plus que jamais variés : la propriété du capital, le diplôme, le poids des réseaux sociaux, l’appartenance politique. Les trajectoires ou les modes de sélection pour accéder à un tel statut ne semblent pas, en tout cas, suivre un schéma-type.

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Hien Do Benoit et Quang Minh Pham

March 11, 2015