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ALTERSEA – Observatory of Political Alternatives in Southeast Asia

 ALTERSEA is hosted by Centre Asie du Sud-Est, Paris. We study social movements and social activism, as well as systems of social regulation that are less visible but sustain local capacities of political action. Our observatory develops a variety of axis of study in six clusters: environmentalism, religiosities, cultural heritage, political participation, non-merchant transactions, subjectivities & subjugation.

We work in partnership with several scientific institutions in France, Southeast Asia and abroad, under the supervision of a scientific council, and in connection with working groups in the different countries studied. In addition to the qualitative field surveys that we encourage, we emphasize the participation of alter-political groups and the local populations.

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Centre Asie du Sud-Est (CASE)


54 boulevard Raspail
(6e et 7e étages)
75006 Paris

tél : 33 (0)1 49 54 83 24

Métro : Saint Sulpice, Saint Placide, Sévres-Babylone

Direction collégiale

Vanina Bouté & Dana Rappoport[at]


Clémentine Dénardou



Sophie Hénon

Hélène Poitevin


Pierre Boccanfuso