Implications of the COVID-19 Pandemic in (Southeast) Asia


Double Panel

Part 1

Session 2
Wed 14:00-15:30 Room 3.10

Part 2

Session 3
Wed 16:00-17:30 Room 3.10



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It has been about two years since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic that disrupted the world as we knew it. For scholars to develop more sensible solutions and policy suggestions that would be taken up by the governments, it is only crucial that we first discuss and share our empirical findings about the implications of the first couple of waves of the pandemic on governance; particularly in Asia— the largest continent of the world. ASEAN is also an interesting region to study the issue due to its diverse socioeconomic and political contexts.

This panel includes research that touch upon several areas affected by the pandemic including politics, economics, and migration from an interdisciplinary perspective through various theoretical and methodological approaches. At the domestic level, we are curating works that focus on governmental responses of (Southeast) Asian countries to the COVID-19 on the issues aforementioned. We are also interested in foreign policy of Asia/ASEAN countries as well. Particularly, in health diplomacy, which refers to the use of health-related assistance for international cooperation or compliance. The consequences and efficacy of these policies will also be discussed. The expected outcome of this panel is to become a place where scholars come and share ideas that would enrich the knowledge about the implications of the pandemic and how the governments have responded to them in various countries in Asia, as we hope that they would help us become more informed and prepared for the next global crisis yet to come.