Date: 30 Oct 2017
Time: 3.00pm - 4.30pm
Venue: ISEAS Seminar Room 2
REGIONAL STRATEGIC AND POLITICAL STUDIES PROGRAMME SEMINAR
Looking at Political Parties through Law: Lessons for Southeast Asia from Northeast Asia?
About the Seminar
A global trend has seen political parties written into law as bodies subject to special regulations. Asia is no exception to this trend. In laws on parties in Taiwan and South Korea, a set of reasons why parties ought to be regulated can be identified. The historical forces behind these reasons include colonial laws and legacies, Cold War imperatives, and transitions to democracy. This presentation outlines key themes in party law in Northeast Asia and examines their relevance to Southeast Asia. The talk draws on the author’s ongoing research on legal regulation of parties in East and Southeast Asia. This research aims to shed light on changing patterns of representation in the region.
About the Speaker
Erik Mobrand is Associate Professor in the Graduate School of International Studies at Seoul National University and a visiting scholar at the Centre for Asian Legal Studies at NUS.
Erik was previously Assistant Professor of political science at the National University of Singapore. His articles have appeared in outlets such as Journal of Asian Studies, Modern Asian Studies, and Pacific Affairs.