Many post-colonial nations in Southeast Asia and beyond struggle with nation-building in the face of multi-ethnic populations. DORISEA-researcher Prof. Dr. Jörg Thomas Engelbert discusses this topic for the Southeast-Asian context in his presentation “Nation Building and the Challenges of Ethnic and Religious Diversity”. It can be accessed through the official homepage of the Bertelsmann Stiftung
The paper is based on a lecture given at the International Cultural Forum South East Asia on “Responses to Rapid Social Change in South East Asia”, held on November 12 and 13, 2008 in Hanoi, Vietnam. For more information see here.