Prof. Dr. Marco Bünte

Institute of Political Science
Professur für Politik und Gesellschaft Asiens

Room: Room 0.013
Kochstraße 4
91054 Erlangen

Office hours

Jede Woche Mi, 12:00 - 13:00, Room via Zoom,

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Marco Bünte is currently Professor of Asian Politics and Society at the University Erlangen Nuremberg. He is also an Associate at the German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) in Hamburg. From 2012-2019, he was Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School at the School of Arts at Monash University (Malaysia). He had visiting appointments at City University Hong Kong (Hong Kong, China), Chulalongkorn University (Bangkok, Thailand), Curtin University (Perth, Australia), the Indonesian Institute of Sciences, Lipi (Jakarta, Indonesia) and Science Po (Paris, France). His research interests include issues of democratization and authoritarian resilience, human rights, social movements and identity politics. He is the Co-editor of the Journal of Current Southeast Asia Affairs, published by SAGE.  For more information, see CV.


  • 1998 Magister Artium, Universität Münster
  • 1999-2002 Wissenschaftlicher Angestellter und Lehrbeauftrager, Universität Münster
  • 2002 Promotion, Universität Münster
  • 2002 Gastdozent, Universität Helsinki,
  • 2003-2012 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Asienstudien, German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA)
  • 2013-2019 Associate Professor, Monash University Malaysia
  • seit 2019 Professur für Politikwissenschaft, Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg

  • Demokratie und Autoritarismus
  • Zivil-Militärische Beziehungen
  • Protestbewegungen und Zivilgesellschaft
  • Verfassungen
  • Menschenrechte und Menschenrechtsinstitutionen
  • Nationalismus, Extremismus, Terrorismus und Politische Gewalt
  • Forschungsregion: Ost- und Südostasien

  • CRISEA (Competing Regional Integrations in Southeast Asia), Projektförderung im Rahmen des EU Horizon 2020 Programme, Grant 2018-2020 (30.000 Euro)
  • Populism in East Asia (mit A. Ufen), Workshop-Förderung: Monash University/GA21 Research Platform (Monash), GIGA Hamburg
  • Transnational Private Regulations and Multi-Level Governance in Southeast Asia (Workshopförderung der Monash-Warwick Alliance), Co-Investigator (Lead Helen Nesadurai/Shaun Breslin)
  • China in Southeast Asia, Forschungsprojekt gefördert vom BMZ (Leitung zusammen mit Margot Schüller, GIGA) (2009-2010)
  • The Crisis of Democratic Governance, Tagungsfinanzierung durch die Thyssen-Stiftung, 2010 (Leitung mit A. Croissant.

Bünte, Marco (2000): Probleme der demokratischen Konsolidierung in Thailand, Hamburg, Mitteilungen des Instituts für Asienkunde.

Bünte, Marco (2003): Regionale Autonomie in Indonesien. Wege zur erfolgreichen Dezentralisierung, Hamburg, Mitteilungen des Instituts für Asienkunde.

Bünte, Marco und Andreas Ufen (2008): Democratisation in Post-Soeharto Indonesia, London: Routledge.

Bünte, Marco und Aurel Croissant (2010): The Crisis of Democratic Governance in Southeast Asia, Basingstoke: Palgrave.

Bünte Marco und Björn Dressel (2017): Politics and Constitutions in Southeast Asia, London: Routledge.

Bünte, Marco und Mark R. Thompson (2018): “Perilous Presidentialism in Southeast Asia?” in: Contemporary Politics 28(3), pp. 251-263

Bünte, Marco (2018): Perilous Presidentialism or Pernicious Power-Sharing? Hybrid Regime Dynamics in Myanmar, Contemporary Politics, 28(3), pp. 346-360.

Bünte, Marco (2018): “Building Governance from Scratch: Myanmar and the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI)”, in: Journal of Contemporary Asia 48(2), pp. 230-251.

Bünte, Marco (2017): “Burma`s Protracted Transition: Arenas, Actors, and Outcomes”, Asian Survey 56(2), pp. 369-391.

Bünte, Marco and Jörn Dosch (2015): “Myanmar´s Reforms and the Recalibration of External Relations”, in: Journal of Current Southeast Asian Affairs, 2, pp. 3-18.

Bünte, Marco (2014): “Myanmar`s Transition to Quasi-Military Rule: From Rulers to Guardians”, Armed Forces Society, 40(4), 742-762.
Bünte, Marco and Björn Dressel (2014): “Constitutional Politics in Southeast Asia: From Contestation to Constitutionalism”, Contemporary Southeast Asia, 1, pp. 1-20.

Bünte, Marco (2018): “Policing Politics: Myanmar`s Military Regime and Protest Spaces in Times of Transition”, in: Political Participation and Protest Spaces in Asia, ed. by Meredith Weiss and Eva Hannsson, London: Routledge, pp. 188-206.

Bünte, Marco (2017):”The NLD-Military Coalition in Myanmar: Guardianship and its economic foundations”, in: Khaki Capital. The Political Economy of the Military, ed by Paul Chambers and Napisa Waitoolkiat, Copenhagen: NIAS 2017, pp. 93-130.

Bünte, Marco (2017): Human Rights in Southeast Asia: From Contestation to Compliance?”, in: Constitutions and Politics in Southeast Asia, ed. by Marco Bünte and Björn Dressel, London: Routledge 2017, pp. 163-186.


All publications by Prof. Dr. Marco Bünte (PDF, German)