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Lamai Prompratoom


Lamai Prompratoom, born in 1987, is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science at the University of Freiburg. In 2009, she received a Bachelor degree (B.A.) from the Department of International Affairs program of Political Science Faculty, at the Thammasat University, Thailand. In 2012, she received a Master degree (M.A.) of International Relations program of the Political Science Faculty at the Chulalongkorn University, Thailand. She gained some experiences related to academic field: She gave a presentation on Security Culture in Southeast Asia, Freiburg University, January 2015. She works as a tutor for incoming students of Georgetown University, Washington D.C. at LMU Munich, since March 2012. She was a lecturer (Lehrbeauftragte) at Geschwister-Scholl Institute for Political Science, LMU Munich and the Passau University Winter-Summer 2012-2013. She gave a presentation on “Security Challenges in ASEAN”, Asia Group, LMU Munich, June 2013. During Summer Semester 2011, she was an exchange student at Geschwister-Scholl Institute for Political Science (GSI), LMU Munich, Germany. She gave a presentation on “Myanmar Transition and the Role of ASEAN”, Asia Group, LMU Munich, December, 2011. She was intern at the Royal Thai Consulate-General, Commercial Department at Frankfurt am Main, 2011. She had worked as a teaching assistant for international guests at Thammasat University, Thailand, 2010-2011 and had been tutor for foreign exchange students, Thammasat University, Bangkok, 2008-2009. She had been representative of Thai Youth Association at the International Youth Conference in Taipei, Taiwan, 2008 and worked as an Attache at the 24th Summer Universiade Games, Bangkok, 2007.



Prompratoom, Lamai (2012). Myanmar Transition, Condition of Military Withdrawal in the Early 21th Century. Master of Science in Political Science Thesis, Chulalongkorn University.

Prompratoom, Lamai (2012). Why do Military Transform? The case of Myanmar. Journal of Social Science, 2 (8), 71-106. Naresuan University (in Thai).


Research Project: “A Security Culture in Southeast Asia?” Regional Integration and Conflict Management in ASEAN

The research project aims to explore whether security culture of Southeast Asia has been changed over the decades since 1967 and how the security culture is linked to actor behavior when dealing with and making decisions on security conflicts. The research takes a Constructivism theory approach. It is theory-led in the sense that hypotheses on changing security cultures that have been derived from constructivist thinking will be tested. It is expected that constructivism can best specify the causal mechanisms that link cause (security culture of Southeast Asia states) and effect (behavior of representatives of governments of Southeast Asian states in security conflicts). In order to measure the phenomena “changing of a security culture” in SEA, this research will develop indicators or factors that are distinguishable, observable, or measurable. The method of case study as small-n research design involved 2 case studies of border conflicts. The mainland border conflict is the conflict between Cambodia and Thailand and the maritime border conflict will be the case of Malaysia and Indonesia. The research employs a qualitative research design. The two cases that involve four units (from ten Southeast Asian states) which allow for a cross-case comparison about the development of the respective security cultures. The research sheds some light on the linkage between security policy behavior of states and security cultures in Southeast Asia.

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