Dr Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt

Senior Research Fellow

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Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt is Senior Expert at the Nordic Institute of Asian Studies, Copenhagen University and Adjunct Associate Professor in Development and International Relations at Aalborg University, Denmark. He has held visiting Fellowships at Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia; Institute for Political Economy, Carleton University, Canada; Asia-Europe Institute, Uni9versity of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Furthermore, he was previously a fellow at ISEAS, Singapore; Centre for Strategic and International Studies, Jakarta, Indonesia; Social Research Institute, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand; and Third World Studies Center, University of the Philippines. Furthermore, he has extensive research experience from India, China and Bhutan.

He has done consultancies for the UNESCO, the World Bank, ASEM, Nordic Consulting Group and been lead research on a number of long-term research projects funded by the Danish Development Agency, Danida, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and other projects funded by the Danish Agency for Science, Technology and Innovation and he has also been Referee for a number of international journals and the Norwegian Research Council, Irish Development Agency, and Warsaw University.

He published about 240 publications. The refereed output consists of eight edited volumes with international publishers and 38 book chapters and 20 journal articles on issues ranging from social welfare, labour, economic policy-making, geo-politics and geo-economics etc. with a primary focus on Asian issues. More information may be obtained here: http://vbn.aau.dk/en/persons/pp(6b5a9a55-a5d7-4d0d-ac2c-896a774b708d)/publications.html

He is available for interviews and consultancies on j.d.schmidt@gpilondon.com.


Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk and Shantanu Chakrabati (eds.) (2019) The Interface of Domestic and International Factors in India’s Foreign Policy, Oxford University Press (submitted), pp. 320.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk, Michael Omondi Owiso and Leah Kimathi (Eds.) (2019) Refugees and Forced Migration in the Horn and Eastern Africa: Trends, Challenges and Opportunities, Springer, pp. 365.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (ed.) (2017) Development Challenges in Bhutan: Perspectives on Inequality and Gross National Happiness, Springer, pp. 263.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk & Berg, T. R (eds.), (2012): Gender, Social Change and the Media: Perspectives from Nepal. Jaipur India: Rawat Publications, pp. 240

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk & Rasiah, R. (eds.), (2010): The New Political Economy of Southeast Asia. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, pp. 240

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk & Hersh, J. (eds.), (2000): Globalisation and Social Change, London: Routledge, (Routledge advances in International Political Economy, Vol. 6), pp. 303.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk, Hersh, J. & Fold, N., (eds.), (1997): Social Change in Southeast Asia. London: Longman, pp. 239

Hersh, Jacques & Schmidt, J. D.; (1996): The Aftermath of “Real-existing Socialism” in Eastern Europe. Between Western Europe and East Asia, London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 330.

Latest journal articles

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk and Ole Gunni Busck (2019) Development, Ecology and   Climate Change: resistance by the peasantry, Journal of Development Policy and Practice, Sage (submitted), pp. 30.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk & Hersh, Jacques (2018) World Structure and the Eastern Wind: History, Analysis and World Order, Monthly Review, 01.02.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (2017) Gross National Happiness, Driglam Namzha, Kidu and Inequalities in Bhutan Today. Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, Washington, 18.08. Pp. 3-6.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (2017) The Internal and External Constraints on Foreign Policy in India: Exploring culture and ethnic sensitivities.  Third World Quarterly, Vol. 38, N. 8, 01.05.2017, Pp. 1894-1908.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (2015) India and the European Union. A precarious relationship, Asia Europe Journal, vol. 13, pp. 443-457.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (2014) The Asia-Pacific Strategic Triangle: Unentangling the India, China, US Relations on Conflict and Security in South Asia. Journal of Asian Security and International Affairs, Vol. I, No. 2, pp. 203-222.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (2011): 태국, ‘민주화를 향한 고뇌의 길’ (Korean): The Via Dolorosa to democracy in Thailand: The King, the Prince and the bloodshed. Asia Journal, pp. 135 – 166.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (2011): The Red Shirt Rebellion in Thailand. State Violence and Human Rights in Asia, (ed.), Lee Suk-Tae. Gwangju, Republic of Korea: The May 18 Memorial Foundation, pp. 321-346.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (2010): A Cacophony of Crises: Systemic Failure and Reasserting People’s Rights. Human Geography, vol. 3, no. 2, pp. 18-33.

Juego, Bonn; Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (2010): Die globale Krise und der Angriff auf die Demokratie. Perspektiven: Magazin für Linke Theorie und Praxis, Vol. 12, pp. 14-21.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (2010): Thailand in the Face of the 1997 Asian Crisis and the Current Financial Crisis: An Interview with Johannes Dragsbaek Schmidt. ASEAS: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 101-111.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (2009): Financial Crisis and the Deterioration of Human Development in South Korea and Thailand. Journal of Human Development, Vol. 1, No. 1-2, pp. 45-62.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (2009): Social Compacts in Regional and Global Perspective. Revue Canadienne D’études du Dévelopement. Canadian Journal of Development Studies, Vol. 28, No. 3-4, pp. 455-474

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk & Hersh, J., (2006): Neoliberal Globalization: Workfare Without Welfare. Globalizations, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 69-89.

Schmidt, Johannes Dragsbæk (1998): Globalization and Inequality in Urban Southeast Asia. Third World Planning Review, Vol. 20, No. 2, pp.127-145.