3 sentences on the institute
The ABI is one of Germany’s major research centers in the domain of both comparative area studies and transregional studies. As an independent, non-profit research institution, the institute cooperates with the University of Freiburg. The Institute was founded in 1960 and goes back to Arnold Bergstraesser, at that time Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Freiburg.
Sophie Klischat kicks off the ALMA Blog in 2023. She reviews an article by Josephine Ahikire that gives an introduction to the subject of African feminism.
In her recent book publication, Alke Jenss contributes to conversations between political economy and postcolonial approaches to state security practices.
The ABI/Library will be closed from 23.12.2022 to 08.01.2023.
In Chad, the sharing of key positions within the army raises questions.
The contributors of this issue offer ways to think through the relationships between research ethics, power, violence, inequalities, institutions and pedagogy in various volatile research contexts and institutional frameworks.
Cameroon’s Anglophone regions have been in a state of violent unrest since October 2016 which resulted in more than 765,000 displaced civilians, who fled to the Francophone parts of the country or to neighbouring Nigeria. Adama Ousmanou sheds light on life of those in the Far North of Cameroon, which since 2013 has been significantly affected by violence perpetrated by the Islamic terrorist organisation Boko Haram itself.