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Faculty & Research

Co-ordinator of External Teaching Programme (GPO)
Co-ordinator of Multilateralism & Regionalism Programme (IDSS)
Associate Professor
Dr. Ralf Emmers



Education

  • BA, VUB-Vesalius College, Belgium.
  • MSc, LSE, London
  • PhD, LSE, London

Research Interests

  • Security studies and International Relations theory,
  • International institutions in the Asia-Pacific,
  • Maritime Security,
  • Security and International politics of Southeast Asia

Professional Activities

  • Participant at the CSCAP Study Group on Human Trafficking in the Asia-Pacific Region (2005)
  • Ford Fellowship on Non-Traditional Security in Asia, IDSS, NTU (2003-05)
  • IDSS Post Doctoral Fellow in Asian Security (2002)
  • Visiting Associate at the Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, Singapore (2002)
  • Visiting Associate at the Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta (2002)
  • Part-time Teacher, LSE, IR Department (2000-01).

Publications

Books and Monographs

Ralf Emmers, Geopolitics and Maritime Territorial Disputes in East Asia, London: Routledge, 2009.

Sam Bateman and Ralf Emmers (eds), Security and International Politics in the South China Sea: Towards a Co-operative Management Regime, London: Routledge, 2009.

Mely Caballero-Anthony, Ralf Emmers and Amitav Acharya (eds), Non-Traditional Security in Asia: Dilemmas in Securitisation, London: Ashgate, 2006.

Joseph Chinyong Liow and Ralf Emmers (eds), Order and Security in Southeast Asia: Essays in Memory of Michael Leifer, London: Routledge, 2006.

Ralf Emmers, Mely Caballero-Anthony and Amitav Acharya (eds), Studying Non-Traditional Security in Asia: Trends and Issues, Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2006.

Donald Weatherbee with Ralf Emmers, Mari Pangestu, and Leonard C. Sebastian, International Relations in Southeast Asia: The Struggle for Autonomy, New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2005.

Ralf Emmers, Non-Traditional Security in the Asia-Pacific: The Dynamics of Securitisation, Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2004.

Ralf Emmers, Cooperative Security and the Balance of Power in ASEAN and the ARF, London: RoutledgeCurzon, 2003.

Tan See Seng, Ralf Emmers, Mely Caballero-Anthony, Amitav Acharya, Barry Desker and Kwa Chong Guan, A New Agenda for the ASEAN Regional Forum, IDSS Monograph No. 4, Singapore: Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, 2002.

Academic Journals

Ralf Emmers, ‘Comprehensive Security and Resilience in Southeast Asia: ASEAN’s Approach to Terrorism’, The Pacific Review, Vol. 22, No. 2, May 2009, pp. 159-177.

Ralf Emmers, ‘International Regime-Building in ASEAN: Cooperation against the Illicit Trafficking and Abuse of Drugs’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 29, No. 3, December 2007, pp. 506-525.

Ralf Emmers, Beth Greener-Barcham, and Nicholas Thomas, ‘Institutional Arrangements to Counter Human Trafficking in the Asia-Pacific’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 28, No. 3, December 2006, pp. 490-511.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Regional Hegemonies and the Exercise of Power in Southeast Asia: A Study of Indonesia and Vietnam’, Asian Survey, Vol. 45, No. 4, July-August 2005, pp. 645-665.

Ralf Emmers, ‘The Indochinese Enlargement of ASEAN: Security Expectations and Outcomes’, Australian Journal of International Affairs, Vol. 59, No. 1, March 2005, pp. 71-88.

Ralf Emmers and Joseph Chinyong Liow (guest editors), ‘Special Issue: Essays in Memory of Michael Leifer’, The Pacific Review, Vol. 18, No. 1, March 2005.

Ralf Emmers, ‘ASEAN and the Securitization of Transnational Crime in Southeast Asia’, The Pacific Review, Vol. 16, No. 3, 2003, pp. 421-440.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Future Scenarios of Interregional Cooperation between Europe and Asia’, Dialogue + Cooperation (Friedrich Ebert Stiftung), No. 3, 2003, pp. 74-76.

Ralf Emmers, Book Review of Regional Security Structures in Asia (authored by Ashok Kapur) in Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 25, No. 3, December 2003, pp. 508-511.

Tan See Seng, Ralf Emmers and Mely Caballero-Anthony, ‘Multilateralism Matters in the Asia Pacific: Presenting a New Agenda for the ASEAN Regional Forum’, Pointer, Vol. 28, No. 4, October-December 2002, pp. 43-61.

Ralf Emmers, ‘The Influence of the Balance of Power Factor within the ASEAN Regional Forum’, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Vol. 23, No. 2, August 2001, pp. 275-291.

Edited Chapters

Ralf Emmers, ‘Maritime Security in Southeast Asia’, in Sumit Ganguly, Andrew Scobell and Joseph Liow (eds) Handbook of Asian Security Studies, London: Routledge, 2009.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Securitization’, in Alan Collins (ed.) Contemporary Security Studies, 2nd Edition, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009.

Ralf Emmers, ‘The De-escalation of the Spratly Dispute in Sino-Southeast Asian Relations’, in Sam Bateman and Ralf Emmers (eds) Security and International Politics in the South China Sea: Towards a Co-operative Management Regime, London: Routledge, 2009, pp. 128-139.

Ralf Emmers, ‘ASEAN Regional Forum: Towards Preventive Diplomacy’, in Yang Razali Kassim (ed.) Strategic Currents: Emerging Trends in Southeast Asia, Singapore: Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, 2009, pp. 7-10.

Ralf Emmers, Beth Greener-Barcham and Nicholas Thomas, ‘Securitising Human Trafficking in the Asia-Pacific: Regional Organisations and Response Strategies’, in Melissa Curley and Wong Siu-lun (eds) Security and Migration in Asia: The Dynamics of Securitisation, London: Routledge, 2008, pp. 59-82.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Southeast Asia’s New Security Institutions’, in Vinod K. Aggarwal and Min Gyo Koo (eds) Asia's New Institutional Architecture: Evolving Structures for Managing Trade, Financial, and Security Relations, New York: Springer, 2007, pp. 181-213.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Maritime Disputes in the South China Sea: Strategic and Diplomatic Status Quo’, in Kwa Chong Guan and John Skogan (eds) Maritime Security in Southeast Asia, London: Routledge, 2007, pp. 49-61.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Securitization’, in Alan Collins (ed.) Contemporary Security Studies, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006, pp. 109-125.

Ralf Emmers, ‘The Future of East Asian Institutionalism’, in Yang Razali Kassim (ed.) Strategic Currents: Marking the Transition to the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Singapore: Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, 2006, pp. 87-90.

Mely Callabero-Anthony and Ralf Emmers, ‘Understanding the Dynamics of Securitizing Non-Traditional Security’, in Mely Caballero-Anthony, Ralf Emmers and Amitav Acharya (eds) Non-Traditional Security in Asia: Dilemmas in Securitisation, London: Ashgate, 2006.

Mely Caballero-Anthony and Ralf Emmers, ‘The Dynamics of Securitization in Asia’, in Ralf Emmers, Mely Caballero-Anthony and Amitav Acharya (eds) Studying Non-Traditional Security in Asia: Trends and Issues, Singapore: Marshall Cavendish, 2006, pp. 21-35.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Responses and Recommendations on Strengthening International Cooperation in the Area of Non-Traditional Security’, A Collection of Papers of the International Symposium on Non-Traditional Security: Challenges and Responses, Beijing: China Institute for International and Strategic Studies, 2005, pp. 379-390.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Globalization and the Trafficking of People and Narcotics in East Asia’, in Dewi Fortuna Anwar (ed.) Development, Migration and Security in East Asia: People's Movement and Non-Traditional Security Challenges in A Changing East Asia, Jakarta: The Habibie Center, 2005, pp. 295-324.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Regional Organisations and Peacekeeping: A Study of the ARF’, in Lorraine Elliott and Graeme Cheeseman (eds) Forces for Good: Cosmopolitan Militaries in the 21st Century, Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2004, pp. 134-149.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Security Cooperation in the Asia-Pacific: Evolution of Concepts and Practices’, in Tan See Seng and Amitav Acharya (eds) Asia-Pacific Security Cooperation: National Interests and Regional Order, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2004, pp. 3-18.

Reports and Commentaries

Contributor to a Joint Study on Best Practices and Lessons Learned in Preventive Diplomacy, Undertaken for the Benefit of the ASEAN Regional Forum (ARF), Research Conducted by the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies and Pacific Forum CSIS, Funding Provided by the ASEAN Secretariat, March 2008.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Piecemeal Strategy against Security Threats’, The Straits Times, 17 November 2007.

Ralf Emmers, ‘The Fight against Terrorism: What Role for ASEAN?’, RSIS Commentaries, 14 November 2007.

Ralf Emmers, ‘ASEAN Regional Forum: Time to move towards Preventive Diplomacy’, RSIS Commentaries, 25 October 2007.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Key Roles for US and China in the Region’, The Straits Times, 10 January 2007, p. 25.

Ralf Emmers, ‘The Future of East Asian Institutionalism’, RSIS Commentaries, 8 January 2007.

Ralf Emmers, ‘What explains the De-escalation of the Spratly Dispute?’ IDSS Commentaries, 5 December 2006.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Future of East Asia’s New Institutions’, The Straits Times, 20 December 2005, p. 17.

Ralf Emmers, ‘East Asian Institutionalism: Where do we go now?’, IDSS Commentaries, 15 December 2005.

Tan See Seng and Ralf Emmers, ’A 30-Point Agenda for the East Asia Summit’, Jakarta Post, 6 December 2005, p. 6.

Tan See Seng and Ralf Emmers, ‘Some Proposals for the East Asia Summit’, The Straits Times, 19 November 2005, p. 22.

Tan See Seng and Ralf Emmers, ‘The Coming East Asia Summit: A Thirty-Point Agenda’, IDSS Commentaries, 17 November 2005.

Tan See Seng and Ralf Emmers (eds), An Agenda for the East Asia Summit: Thirty Recommendations for Regional Cooperation in East Asia, IDSS Policy Report, November 2005.

Ralf Emmers, ‘Keeping Waters Calm in the South China Sea’, The Straits Times, 21 November 2002, p. 23.

Ralf Emmers, ‘ASEAN, China and the South China Sea: An Opportunity Missed’, IDSS Commentaries, 19 November 2002, pp.1-3.


 

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Dr. Ralf Emmers


Office: S4 B4c - 28
Phone: 6790 4340
isremmers@ntu.edu.sg

Teaching/Research Programme

IR6001 The Study of International Institutions
Singapore Command and Staff College and the Home Team Command and Staff Course

Security Studies and International Relations Theory, International Institutions in the Asia-Pacific, Maritime Security, and the Security and International Politics in Southeast Asia.

Media expertise

ASEAN; ARF; South China Sea disputes;Transnational crime