Publications

Whenever possible, the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI) publishes its most important research findings in leading peer-reviewed journals and prestigious series. The Institute's own Working Paper Series (with in-house peer review and language editing) underscores this mission. The ABI publishes the International Quarterly for Asian Studies, a leading, peer-reviewed academic journal for Asian research.

Publications

Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Lambert, Laura
Von Moria bis Hanau. Brutalisierung und Widerstand. Grenzregime 4
2022
Platzhalterbild Beitraege zu Konferenzen
Beiträge zu Konferenzen
Zanker, Dr. Franzisca
VAD Konferenz
2022
Platzhalterbild Beitraege zu Konferenzen
Beiträge zu Konferenzen
Zanker, Dr. Franzisca
VAD Konferenz
2022
Platzhalterbild Beitraege zu Konferenzen
Beiträge zu Konferenzen
Zanker, Dr. Franzisca
VAD Konferenz
2022
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Wetterich, Cita, M.A. (Universität Freiburg)
Journal of Intercultural Studies
10.1080/07256868.2023.2149477
Since 2014, there has been an increase in non-governmental Search and Rescue activities (SAR) on the Central Mediterranean Route (CMR). Scholarly attention has focused on refugees’ and migrants’ lived experiences on the route. When engaging with non-governmental SAR ships, recent migration scholarship mostly concentrated on their function to rescue and to be a symbol for political activism. What is currently missing is a thorough exploration of rescue ships exceeding their function to rescue through the lens of humanitarian action.
2022
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Willers, Dr. Susanne
Social Inclusion
10.17645/si.v10i4.5739
This article aims to analyse the difficulties Central American refugee women face when applying for refugee protection in Mexico and how they negotiate survival during this process. Claiming refugee protection is an important legal mechanism to ensure survival, but managing this process successfully is difficult, not only because of the bureaucratic complexities but also because of structural and political constraints.
2022
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Rodríguez, Dr. Fabricio / Dr. Julia Gurol
Asia-Europe Journal
https://doi.org/10.1007/s10308-022-00651-9
In this article, we explore the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) as a case of “Contingent Power Extension” (CPE) towards the European Union (EU), assessing its implications for regional (dis)integration in the latter. CPE is a conceptual prism that interprets the BRI as a polymorphous, dynamic, and context-specific mechanism through which Chinese foreign policy elites intend to convey, amplify, and legitimize the regime’s power-reach into other regions, including the EU.
2022
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Rodríguez, Dr. Fabricio
Foreign Affairs Latinoamérica
La energía y los alimentos han sido utilizados como instrumentos de guerra, y el conflicto en Ucrania es una expresión de ese legado, marcado por pugnas añejas entre potencias. La guerra ha incrementado las ganancias de las comercializadoras de granos, agrotóxicos y energía fósil y ha intensificado la propagación injusta del hambre.
2022
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Jenss, Dr. Alke / Dr. Valeria Guarneros
International Journal of Urban and Regional Research
https://doi.org/10.1111/1468-2427.13081
This article builds an analytical framework to study the relation between security and informality and the extent to which it contributes to producing hegemony in local politics.
2022
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Altrogge, Judith / Dr. Franzisca Zanker
Security Dialogue
10.1177/09670106221119598
In 2019, the tiny West African country of the Gambia imposed a moratorium on all deportation flights from the EU. Though West African countries are notoriously reluctant to cooperate on forced returns, such a moratorium was unheard of and caused an uproar within diplomatic circles in Europe. In the age of deportability, why is deporting ‘unwanted’ migrants an illustration of a nation’s sovereign rights, yet refusing to accept deportees is not? The Gambian government used the moratorium to forestall political destabilization at a time of transition from a long dictatorship.
2022
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Lambert, Laura
Aus Politik und Zeitgeschichte (APuZ)
Die Perzeption afrikanischer Migration nach Europa ist von vielen Mythen geprägt. Ursächlich für diese Migration ist ein komplexes Zusammenspiel von gesellschaftlichen Normen, restriktiven Migrationspolitiken, kolonialem Erbe und innerstaatlichen Konflikten.
2022
David Drew, / Kim Schumann / Michaela Pelican / Sina Plücken

Michaela Pelican et al. recently published a paper that adds an additional perspective by exploring the so-far underrepresented voices of members of the Mbororo ethnic minority who, individually and collectively, have been targeted by extreme speech and acts of violence by the separatist forces.

2022
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Beiträge zu Konferenzen
Lambert, Laura
Annual Conference of the Refugee Law Initiative
2022
Platzhalterbild Beitraege zu Konferenzen
Beiträge zu Konferenzen
Willers, Dr. Susanne
4. Konferenz des Netzwerks Flucht- und Flüchtlingsforschung
2022
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Beiträge zu Konferenzen
Altrogge, Judith / Dr. Kwaku Arhin-Sam
VAD Konferenz Africa-Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives
2022
Platzhalterbild Beitraege zu Konferenzen
Beiträge zu Konferenzen
Neu, Friedrich
VAD Konferenz Africa-Europe: Reciprocal Perspectives
2022
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Jegen, Leonie / Dr. Franzisca Zanker / Amanda Bisong
The Conversation
2022
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Jegen, Leonie / Eva M. Stambøl
Postcoloniality and Forced Migration: Mobility, Control, Agency
2022
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Missbach, Prof. Dr. Antje / Gerhard Hoffstaedter
Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
10.1080/1369183X.2022.2110457
Since 2017, more than one million Rohingya have been forcibly displaced from their country of birth, Myanmar. While most of the displaced Rohingya are currently living in refugee camps along the Myanmar–Bangladesh border, thousands have continued their journeys in search of safety across the Andaman Sea, especially to Malaysia, but also Thailand and Indonesia. During these journeys, many endured prolonged stays at sea. Smugglers who organised these passages tried to extort higher payments from their clients’ families before proceeding with the passage.
2022
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Neu, Friedrich / Hartmut Fünfgeld
Geography Compass
10.1111/gec3.12621
In river deltas, human interference with regional and global socio-ecological systems has led to a plethora of gradual and more abrupt environmental changes that result in inundation, coastal and river bank erosion, land loss and, ultimately, displaced people. Often apolitically framed as protective, state-led transfer of people to new housing grounds, resettlement has become a common response to such displacements.
2022
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Jenss, Dr. Alke / Prof. Dr. Rosa Lehmann
Latin American Research Review
https://doi.org/10.1017/lar.2022.23
In this recent article, Rosa Lehmann and Alke Jenss analyze the potential and existing obstacles to political participation for Indigenous networks and activists in Mexican development projects.
2022
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Agarwal, Dr. Amya
Imagining Pathways for Global Cooperation
Amya Agarwal recently published a chapter on the circulation and mobility of resistance ideas and practices across conflict-affected societies. Through the case of Kashmir and Palestinian resistance movements, she also explores the role of shared tacit imaginaries in creating different forms of solidarities among the resisters.
2022
Andreas Mehler, / Miriam Glund

Andreas Mehler and Miriam Glund published a conference report which summarises the results of a workshop in June 2021.

2022
Michaela, / Pelican

Michaela Pelican recently published a paper that introduces a mini-series of ABI working papers addressing the Anglophone conflict in Cameroon.

2022
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Jenss, Dr. Alke
Spatializing Authoritarianism
Alke Jenss recently published a chapter on multiscalar perspectives on Oaxaca, an authoritarian city in Mexiko, in a volume about "Spatializing Authoritarianism", edited by Natalie Koch.
2022