Asia Democracy Research Network Fourteenth Workshop

  • 2023-11-19

As part of the Asia Democracy Research Network (ADRN) program, the East Asia Institute (EAI) held the 14th Regional Workshop on November 19 to 20, 2023 in Bangkok, Thailand. This workshop is organized in partnership with the King Prajadhipok's Institute (KPI) and the Asia Democracy Network (ADN). During the workshop, ADRN members presented research questions and plans for the upcoming year-long research project on vertical accountability. In addition, six ADRN regional coordinators introduced country cases of the disinformation ecosystеm. ADRN also collaborated with the International IDEA and youth politicians in Thailand to share findings from "the Global State of Democracy 2023" report and experiences of the youth movement in Thailand.




ADRN Members


Chin-en Wu (Institute of Political Science at Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

Francisco Magno (La Salle Institute of Governance, Philippines)

Ganbat Damba (Academy of Political Education, Mongolia)

Hideko Katsumata (Japan Ceneter for International Exchange, Japan)

Jung Kim (EAI; University of North Korean Studies, South Korea)

Kaustuv Bandyopadhyay (Participatory Research in Asia, India)

Khine Win (Sandhi Governance Institute, Myanmar)

Maiko Ichihara (Institute for Global Governance Research, Hitotsubashi University, Japan)

Mardi Mapa-Suplido (International Center for Innovation, Transformation and Excellence in Governance, Philippines)

Niranjan Sahoo (Observer Research Foundation, India)

Nishana Weerasooriya (Verité Research, Sri Lanka)

Paikiasothy Saravanamuttu (Centre for Policy Alternatives, Sri Lanka)

Parin Jaruthavee (King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Thailand)

Ryo Tainaka (Japan Ceneter for International Exchange, Japan)

Salsabila Abdul Manan (Institute for Democracy and Economic Affairs, Malaysia)

Shaheen Anam (Manusher Jonno Foundation, Bangladesh)

Sook Jong Lee (East Asia Institute, South Korea)

Sri Nuryanti (National Research and Innovation Agency, Indonesia)

Sunkyoung Park (EAI; Korea University, South Korea)

Tamir Chultemsuren (Independent Research Institute of Mongolia, Mongolia)

Thawilwadee Bureekul (King Prajadhipok’s Institute, Thailand)

Ujjwal Sundas (Samata Foundation, Nepal)


Cooperating Organizations and Outside Experts


Alicia Wanless (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace)

Anna Dziedzic (International IDEA)

Chaichanok Chidchob (National Assembly of Thailand, Bhumjaithai Party)

David Angeles (National Endowment for Democracy)

Haneul Lee (National Endowment for Democracy)

Ichal Supriadi (Asia Democracy Network)

Leena Rikkilä Tamang (International IDEA)

Lynn Lee (National Endowment for Democracy)

Seema Shah (International IDEA)

Soo Suh (Asia Democracy Network)

Tawiwong Totawiwong (National Assembly of Thailand, Move Forward Party)


Project Coordinators


Hansu Park (East Asia Institute, South Korea) 

Walaiporn Losussachan (King Prajadhipok's Institute, Thailand)




Sunday, November 19


14:00 – 14:15   Opening 

14:15 – 15:30   ADRN Workshop Session One
"Special Session on Disinformation Ecosystеm: Governing the Information Environment?" 

16:00 – 17:45   ADRN Workshop Session Two
"Country Cases of Disinformation Ecosystеm" 

18:00 – 20:00   Welcome Dinner (Hosted by KPI)


Monday, November 20


9:30 – 10:00    Overview of Vertical Accountability: Theoretical and Empirical Issues 

10:00 – 11:45   ADRN Workshop Session Three
"Vertical Accountability Report Group 1" 

12:00 – 13:30   Working Lunch Session
"The Global State of Democracy 2023: The New Checks and Balances" (Collaboration Session with the International IDEA) 

13:30 – 15:15   ADRN Workshop Session Four
"Vertical Accountability Report Group 2" 

16:00 – 17:00 ADRN Workshop Session Five
"Housekeeping/Admіnistrative Issues" 

18:00 – 20:00 Working Dinner Session
"Youth Movement in Thailand and Its Impact on Thai Democracy"






Asia Democracy Research Network Fourteenth Workshop
Asia Democracy Research Network Fourteenth Workshop
Asia Democracy Research Network Fourteenth Workshop
Asia Democracy Research Network Fourteenth Workshop