Center for Social Development Studies (CSDS), Faculty of Political Science, Chulalongkorn University
The Center for Social Development Studies produces interdisciplinary critical research on innovative, inclusive and sustainable regional development in Southeast Asia. We seek to engage in policy-making through undertaking research in partnership with those facing development challenges, collaborating in research, policy and academic networks, and by sharing our research publicly.
We undertake critical interdisciplinary research on five themes: resource politics; (rethinking) regionalization; human rights, human security and justice; innovation and knowledge; and democratization and public sphere. We have recently completed research on the political ecology of flooding and migration in Southeast Asia (www.csds-chula.org/floodingmigration/). The research aimed to complicate simplistic readings of environmental change as a singular driver of migration, and thus sensitize flood hazard policy agendas to the complexities of migration. We currently collaborate with the Raoul Wallenberg Institute in a regional study on the relationship between disaster and people displacement through a human rights lens in the Asia Pacific.