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.
Helga Dickow outlines the political situation in Chad one year after the death of the former president.
Amya Agarwal has read a book chapter that introduces the potential of feminist peace education to bring positive, long-term changes in conflict situations.
Are the existing theories on return migration too short-sighted and outdated? Khangelani Moyo has read an article that argues so.
How has the competition for global leadership between China and the U.S. evolved? Charlotte Jung and Jan Völkel have reviewed an article on this.
Events / Dates
Registration for the hybrid VAD conference 2022 is now open: The VAD conference 2022 in Freiburg will focus on the theme “Africa and Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives” and will address processes of co-production of knowledge as well as the mutual questioning of different ways of thinking.
Based on two research projects on forced migration and peace in African countries, a workshop series will take place in 2022 with interdisciplinary researchers in forced migration research that have a focus on Africa.
The series explores a central theme in migration research, namely the identity-mobility nexus, but does so through ongoing research from across the African continent. The theme encompasses issues relating to xenophobia and migrant integration, documentation and migrant rights, and the role of the diaspora. The emphasis is on intra-African migration.
Through the story of amaXhosa Maradona, Tarminder Kaurs (University of Johannisburg) paper reflects on how ideals of community, development, and ubuntu are complicit in making and breaking of dreams (in this case, dreams of becoming a professional footballer).
Benjamin Schütze recently published an article in "ORIENT" in which he argued that a values-based German foreign policy in the MENA requires less, not more programmes aimed at the promotion of democratic values and instead should be based on the mainstreaming of such values into all spheres of German foreign policy itself as well as on the promotion of new forms of transregional democratic solidarity and understanding.
Antje Missbach's monograph offers an ethnographically informed critique of the hyper-politicised debate on the facilitation of irregularised migration for people seeking asylum between Indonesia and Australia.