Peer-reviewed articles of ABI researchers over the past 5 years


Kamski, Bendedikt and Fana Gebresenbet (2020). The paradox of the Ethiopian Developmental State: bureaucrats and politicians in the sugar industry. In: Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 37, 2019.

Missbach, Antje and Gerhard Hoffstaedter (2020). When Transit States Pursue Their Own Agenda: Malaysian and Indonesian Responses to Australia's Migration and Border Policies. In: Migration and Society, 3, 1, 2020. Published online first:

Missbach, Antje and Melissa Phillips (2020). Introduction: Reconceptualizing Transit State in an Era of Outsourcing, Offshoring, and Obfuscation. In: Migration and Society, 3, 1, 2020.Published online first:

Missbach, Antje and Wayne Palmer (2020). People smuggling by a different name: Australia's ‘turnbacks’ of asylum seekers to Indonesia. In: Australian Journal of International Affairs, DOI: 10.1080/10357718.2020.1721429

Plänitz, Erik (2020). Natural Disasters and Political Disorder: Why Urban Flooding Turns Violent. Applying a Fuzzy-set Qualitative Comparative Analysis. In: Peace Economics, Peace Science and Public Policy, Published online first:

Rother, Stefan (2020). Democratic Remittances and Diaspora: Tracking the Multilayered Political Practices of Migrants. In: Olga Oleinikova, Jumana Bayeh (Eds.), Democracy, Diaspora, Territory. Europe and Cross-Border Politics, London: Routledge Taylor & Francis Group, pp. 56-70.


Dickow, Helga / Benno Pokorny / Christian von Lübke / Sidzabda Djibril Dayamba (2019): All the gold for nothing? Impacts of mining on rural livelihoods in Northern Burkina Faso, in: World Development, Volume 119, July 2019, 23-39.

Haaß, Felix (2019): The democracy dilemma. Aid, power-sharing governments, and post-conflict democratization, in: Conflict Management and Peace Science, online first.

Jenss, Alke (2019): Global flows and everyday violence in urban space: The port-city of Buenaventura, Colombia, in: Political Geography, Volume 77

Kamski, Benedikt (2019): Water, sugar, and growth: the practical effects of a ‘failed’ development intervention in the southwestern lowlands of Ethiopia, in: Journal of Eastern African Studies 13 (2019), 221-241

Mehler, Andreas / Lotje De Vries (2018): The Limits of Instrumentalizing Disorder: Reassessing the Neopatrimonial Perspective in the Central African Republic, in: African Affairs, 118 (2019) 471, 307-327.

Mehler, Andreas / Lotje De Vries / Tim Glawion (2018): Handle with Care! A Qualitative Comparison of the Fragile States Index's Bottom Three Countries: Central African Republic, Somalia and South Sudan, in: Development and Change 50(2), 277-300.

Missbach, Antje (2019): Bringing the Ferrymen into the Dock: Underage Indonesians as ‘People Smugglers’ in Transporting Asylum Seekers and Refugees to Australia in: Sanchez/Achilli (Hrsg.) Critical Insights on Irregular Migration Facilitation: Global Perspectives.

Missbach, Antje (2019): Asylum Seekers’ and Refugees’ Decision-Making in Transit in Indonesia, in: Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia, Band 175, Ausgabe 4, 419-445

Plänitz, Erik (2019): Neglecting the urban? Exploring rural-urban disparities in the climate change–conflict literature on Sub-Sahara Africa, in: Urban Climate, December 2019

Rother, Stefan (2019): "Postscript: The Global Compact for Migration: what road from Marrakech? in: Schierup/Likic-Brboric/Wise/Toksöz (Hrsg.) Migration, Civil Society and Global Governance.

Rother, Stefan / Nicola Piper (2019): Political remittances and the diffusion of a rights-based approach to migration governance: the case of the Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA), in: JEMS Journal of Ethnic an Migrations Studies

Rother, Stefan / Elias Steinhilper (2019): Tokens or Stakeholders in Global Migration Governance? The Role of Affected Communities and Civil Society in the Global Compacts on Migration and Refugees, in: International Migration

Turner, Lewis (2019): Syrian refugee men as objects of humanitarian care, in: International Feminist Journal of Politics, 21/2019

Turner, Lewis (2019):The Politics of Labeling Refugee Men as ‘Vulnerable’, in: Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State and Society, December 2019

Turner, Lewis (2019): #Refugees can be entrepreneurs too!’ Humanitarianism, race, and the marketing of Syrian refugees, in: Review of International Studies

Turner, Lewis / Katharina Lenner (2019): Making refugees work? The politics of labor market integration for Syrian refugees in Jordan, in: Middle East Critique, 28 (1), pp. 65-95.

Zanker, Franzisca (2019): „Managing or restricting movement? Diverging approaches of African and European migration governance, in: Comparative Migration Studies, online first.

Zanker, Franzisca / Judith Altrogge (2019): The Political Influence of Return: From Diaspora to Libyan Transit Returnees, in: International Migration, online first.



Haaß, Felix / Felix Bethke / Julia Strasheim (2018): „Konjunktur des Verantwortungsbegriffs in den Resolutionen des VN-Sicherheitsrates, 1946-2015“, in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Sonderheft 52, S. 287-310.

Jenss, Alke (2018): „Von Dimensionen der Ungleichheit, Konflikten auf Dauer und dem Wissen vom Kontext: Staat und Gewalt in dekolonialer Perspektive“, in: Zeitschrift für Konfliktforschung - ZefKo-Sonderheft Post-/Dekoloniale Kritik in der Erforschung von Krieg, 2018 (2), S. 125-153.

Jenss, Alke (2018): „Criminal Heterarchy and Its Critics: Governance and the Making of Insecurity in Colombia“, in: Global Crime, 19 (3-4), S. 250-270.

Jenss, Alke (2018): „A Criminal Commodity Consensus. The Coloniality of State Power, State Crime and the Transformation of Property Relations in Mexico“, in: State Crime Journal, 7 (2), S. 306-328.

Missbach, Antje / Susan Kneebone: „The Human Rights Implications of Australian and Indonesian Anti-Smuggling Laws”, in: International Journal of Migration and Border Studies (IJMBS), 4(4), S. 379-396.

Missbach, Antje, Yunizar Adiputera, Atin Prabandari: „Is Makassar a ‘sanctuary city’? Migration governance in Indonesia after the ‘local turn’”, in: Austrian Journal of South-East Asian Studies, 11 (2), S. 199-216.

Missbach, Antje / Wayne Palmer: „Judicial Discretion and the Minimum Statutory Sentence For Migrant Smuggling through Indonesia”, in: Asian Journal of Law and Society, S. 1-19.

Missbach, Antje / Anne McNevin: „Luxury Limbo: Temporal Techniques of Border Control and the Humanitari-anisation of Waiting”, in: International Journal of Migration and Border Studies, 4 (1/2), S. 12-34.

Missbach, Antje / Anne McNevin: „Refuge as a Horizon of Aspiration (or, what the International Refugee Regime Can Learn from Acehnese Fishermen)”, in: Journal for Refugee Studies, 31 (3), S. 292–313,

Rother, Stefan (2018): „Angry Birds of Passage. Migrant Rights Networks and Counter-Hegemonic Resistance to Global Migration Discourses“, in: Globalizations, 15 (6), S. 854-869.

Rother, Stefan (2018): „ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour: A Space for Civil Society in Migration Governance at the Regional Level? “, in: Asia Pacific Viewpoint, 59 (1), S. 107-118.

Rother, Stefan / Nicola Piper / Jürgen Rüland (2018): „Challenging State Sovereignty in the Age of Migration - Concluding Remarks“, in: European Journal of East Asian Studies, 17 (1), S. 118-133.

In addition, the following articles have been published online first

Haaß, Felix / Nadine Ansorg (2018): „Better Peacekeepers, Better Protection? Troop Quality of United Nations Peace Operations and Violence against Civilians“, in: Journal of Peace Research, online first.

Rother, Stefan (2018): „The Global Forum on Migration and Development (GFMD) as a Venue of “State Socialization”: A Stepping Stone for Multi-Layered Migration Governance? “, in: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, online first



Espinosa, Cristina (2017): „Bringing about the global movement for the rights of nature: sites and practices for intelligibility“, in: Global Networks, published online first, doi:10.1111/glob.12158.

Haaß, Felix, Felix Bethke & Julia Strasheim (2017): „Konjunktur des Verantwortungsbegriffs in den Resolutionen des VN-Sicherheitsrates, 1946-2015“, in: Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Sonderheft 52, S. 287-310.

Haaß, Felix & Martin Ottmann (2017): „Profits from Peace: The Political Economy of Power-Sharing“, in: World Development, Forthcoming (99), published online first, S. 60-74.

Jenss, Alke, Mechthild Exo, Thomas Mickan & Adrian Paukstat (2017): „Epistemisches Unbehagen: Die partizipative Entwicklung des Krisenengagements der Bundesrepublik und ihre Kritik“, in: Peripherie 37 (148), S. 479-499.

Jenss, Alke (2017): „Control, Utility and Formalization at the "Frontier": Contested Discourses on Agriculture in Eastern Colombia“, in: Alternautas - Special Issue. Argibusiness, (Neo)Extractivism and Food Sovereignty: Latin America at a Crossroads., published online first.

Jürgenmeyer, Clemens (2017): „Wahrheit, Widerstand und selbstloses Handeln. M.K. Gandhis Ethik der Gewaltfreiheit“, in: Peripherie, 37 (148), S. 469–483.

Schütze, Benjamin (2017): „Simulating, marketing, and playing war: US–Jordanian military collaboration and the politics of commercial security”, in: Security Dialogue, published online first, Doi: 10.1177/0967010617717620.

Zanker, Franzisca (2017): „Moving Beyond Hybridity: the Multi-Scalar Adaptation of Community Policing in Liberia“, in: Journal of Intervention and Statebuilding 11(2), S. 166-185.



Haaß, Felix / Nadine Ansorg / Julia Strasheim (2016): „Police Reforms in Peace Agreements, 1975–2011: Introducing the PRPA dataset”, in: Journal of Peace Research 53(4), S. 597-607.

Kamski, Benedikt (2016): „The Kuraz Sugar Development Project (KSDP) in Ethiopia: between ‘sweet visions’ and mounting challenges“, in: Journal of Eastern African Studies 10(3), S. 568-580.



Hunter, Justine / Stephanie Kettler (2015): „Wirkungsorientiertes Monitoring von Reformfonds. Konzept und me-thodische Umsetzung am Beispiel des Offenen Politikberatungsfonds in Afghanistan“, in: Zeitschrift für Evaluation 14(2), S. 274-289.

Kößler, Reinhart (2015): „Two modes of amnesia: complexity in postcolonial Namibia.“, in: Acta Academica (Bloemfontein) 47(1), S. 138-160.

Mehler, Andreas / Franzisca Zanker / Claudia Simons (2015): „Power, Peace, and Space in Africa. Revisiting Territorial Power Sharing”, in: African Affairs 114(454), S. 72-91.



Dickow, Helga (2014): „Autoritäre Strukturen im Tschad: Macht aus der Sicht derer, die sie nicht haben“, in: Sociologus 64(1), S. 53-78.

Kößler, Reinhar (2014): „Entwicklung: Zur Genealogie einer toten Metapher und den Folgen“, in: Franziska Müller, Elena Sondermann, Ingrid Wehr, Cord Jakobeit & Aram Ziai (Hg.), Entwicklungstheorien. Weltgesellschaftliche Transformationen, entwicklungspolitische Herausforderungen, theoretische Innovationen. PVS-Sonderheft 48. Baden-Baden: Nomos, S. 435–463.

Lehmann, Rosa (2014): „Mehr als nur (heiße) Luft? Windparks im mexikanischen Bundesstaat Oaxaca verfestigen Ungleichheiten“, in: Peripherie 136, S. 427-444.

Lübke, Christian von (2014): „Modular Comparisons: Grounding and Gauging Southeast Asian Governance", in: Pacific Affairs 87(3), S. 509-538.

Pörsel, Christine (2014): „Unity, diversity or separation? The Bakgatla-ba-Kgafela in the border-lands of Southern Africa“, in: Historia 59(2), S. 252-268.

Rother, Stefan /Nicola Piper (2014): „More than Remittances: Resisting the Dominant Discourse and Policy Prescriptions of the Global 'Migration-Development-Mantra'“, in: Journal für Entwicklungspolitik 30(1), S. 44-66.

Rother, Stefan (2014): „Alternative Regionalism from Below: democratising ASEAN’s migration governance“, in: International Migration 52(6), S. 1-14.

Wehr, Ingrid / Cord Jakobeit / Franziska Müller / Elena Sondermann / Aram Ziai (2014): „Einleitung“, in: ebd. (Hg.), Entwicklungstheorien: weltgesellschaftliche Transformationen, entwicklungspolitische Herausforderungen, theoretische Innovationen. PVS Sonderheft 48. Baden-Baden: Nomos, S. 5–40.



Kößler, Reinhart / Ingrid Wehr / Gerhard Hauck / Daniel Kumitz (2013): „Neopatrimonialismus? Von Sinn und Unsinn eines Diskurses.“, in: Peripherie 130/131, S. 303-326.

Piper, Nicola / Tanye Basok (2013): „Management versus Rights: Migration of Women and Global Governance Organizations in Latin American and the Caribbean“, in: Feminist Economics 18(2), S. 1-26.

Piper, Nicola / Stefan Rother (2013): „Let’s argue about migration: Advancing a ‘Rights’ Discourse via Communicative Opportunities“, in: Third World Quarterly 33(9), S. 1735-1750.

Rother, Stefan (2013): „Global migration governance without migrants? The nation-state bias in the emerging policies and literature on global migration governance", in: Migration Studies 1(3), S. 363-371.

Wehr, Ingrid (2013): „Neopatrimonialismus? Vom Sinn und Unsinn eines Diskurses“, in: Peripherie 130/131, S. 303-326.