Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas

Funktion: 
Direktor
E-Mail: 
andreas.mehler [at] abi.uni-freiburg.de
Telefon: 
+49 (0)761 888 78 14
Forschungsbereiche: 
Machtteilung nach Friedensabkommen, Gewaltsame Konflikte, Krisenprävention, Staat und Staatlichkeit, deutsche und französische Afrikapolitik
Regionale Schwerpunkte: 
Zentral- und Westafrika

 

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Andreas Mehler is director of the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute and Professor of Political Science at Freiburg University since October 2015 after having served as director of the GIGA Institute of African Affairs in Hamburg (2002 - 2015). He is member of the Executive Council of the Maria Sibylla Merian Institute for Advanced Studies in Africa (MIASA). Mehler is director of the Africa Centre for Transregional Research (ACT) as well as Co-Speaker of the Emerging Field Comparative Area Studies and Transregional Studies (2019 - ongoing). From 2009 to 2018 he was co-editor  of the academic open access review ‘Africa Spectrum’ (together with Henning Melber; last issue under this editorship is 1/2018). With various co-editors, he has published the yearly ‘Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara’ at Brill publishers (Leiden; 2005 - ongoing). He is member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of African Affairs, Critique Internationale, and International Area Studies Review. Mehler is founding member of CrossArea, member of the Afrikagesprächskreis of the Federal Foreign Office and member of the scientific advisory board of the german foundation for peace research. He is the member of the German Association of African Studies (Vereinigung für Afrikawissenschaften in Deutschland, VAD). 

 

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Publikationen

Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas
African Futures, Africa-Europe Group for Interdisciplinary Studies
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought into the spotlight both past imbalances and chances for convivial scholarship. In this article, we consider main challenges that are at the same time opportunities for better cooperation: African contributions to academic journals must increase, including on conceptual issues. The material investment in Africa’s research institutions has to increase as well.
2022
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Kamski, Dr. Benedikt / Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler / Albert Sebudubudu Kanlisi Awedoba
Africa Yearbook Volume 17, Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2020
2021
Platzhalterbild Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Kamski, Dr. Benedikt / Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler / Albert Sebudubudu Kanlisi Awedoba
Africa Yearbook Volume 17, Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2020
2021
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas
Africa Yearbook 17
2021
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas
Africa Yearbook 17
2021
Platzhalterbild Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Kamski, Dr. Benedikt / Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler / Prof. Albert Awedoba / Prof. David Sebudubudu
Africa Yearbook
The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trens in sub-Sahara Africa
2021
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas / Prof. Dr. Wazi Apoh
Welttrends
Die Restitutionsdebatte gewinnt an Brisanz. Berlin, die alte Kolonialmetropole, und „ihr“ Humboldt-Forum ziehen viel Aufmerksamkeit auf sich. Einer der Gründe für diese Anziehungskraft ist die in Gang gekommene Beschäftigung mit den Verbrechen der Kolonialmacht Deutschland. Ursprünglich sollte mit dem Haus lediglich die Berliner Museumslandschaft der „Weltkulturen“ ergänzt, die über Jahrhunderte gesammelten Schätze im Besitz der Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz im Herzen Berlins ausgestellt werden. Aber das erscheint vielen nicht mehr als legitim.
2021
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas
100 Jahre Politikwissenschaft in Hamburg. Bruchstücke zu einer Institutsgeschichte
Darstellung des Oeuvres von Rainer Tetzlaff und seines Lehrbuchs Afrika - Eine Einführung in Geschichte, Politik und Gesellschaft.
2021
Platzhalterbild Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas / Miriam Glund / Dr. Denis Tull
Over the past decade several governments in Africa have experimented with diverse forms of “political dialogue” to address a variety of domestic political crises, ranging from political or constitutional turmoil to armed conflict. On the face of it most dialogues are not very successful or consequential as regards their results and impact. And yet, in political, symbolical and communicative terms they occupy a central, if seemingly short-lived place in national politics. They also absorb the attention of foreign diplomats who pin their hopes on dialogue as offering a solution to crisis.
2021
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Kamski, Dr. Benedikt / Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler / Albert Kanlisi Awedoba / David Sebudubudu
Africa Yearbook Volume 16, Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2019
Some global trends affected sub-Saharan Africa, but not homogeneously: while eco-nomic growth was back in most parts of Eastern and some parts of West Africa, both Southern and Central African economies continued to suffer in their majority from conditions on the world market for their main export products and also from homemade problems. The global trend of a relapse in democracy was observable in Africa when looking into the different indices on offer. However, the spectacular re-moval of an age-old authoritarian regime like the one in Sudan worked against this trend.
2020
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Kamski, Dr. Benedikt / Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler / Albert Kanlisi Awedoba / David Sebudubudu
Africa Yearbook Volume 16, Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2019
The year began with an unpredictable future for Sudan, where large-scale pro-tests eventually led to the fall of the al-Bashir regime that had ruled the country for nearly three decades. Ethiopia continued to be in the limelight of global atten-tion, not least since its reformist prime minister, Abiy Ahmed, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his initiative to resolve the border conflict with neighbouring Eritrea. Expectations were high that his administration would succeed in its efforts to lead peace and cooperation initiatives in the region.
2020
Platzhalterbild Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Kamski, Dr. Benedikt / Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler / Albert Kanlisi Awedoba / David Sebudubudu
Africa Yearbook Volume 16, Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2019
2020
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas / Wazi Apoh
Contemporary Journal of African Studies
https://dx.doi.org/10.4314/contjas.v7i1.1
The recent upsurge of interest in restitution and repatriation debates by practitioners and scholars might offer appropriate chances for true interdisciplinary research. Not only should historical, anthropological and legal studies take part in such a conversation, but also, political science, archaeology and heritage studies. Resolutely and systematically giving voice to both African stakeholders and African researchers is an imperative.
2020
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas
Africa Yearbook 16, Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2019
2020
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas
Africa Yearbook 16, Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2019
With the exception of the tiny island republic of São Tomé and Príncipe, all other states did not have what could be called an ordinary year. The atmosphere of contin-ued crisis dragged on, with armed conflict and its repercussions impacting heavily on an ever-growing share of the population of the sub-region. After two particularly difficult years in terms of public finances, the region looked somewhat more stable financially, not least because reserves could be built up to face any future shocks. But fiscal consolidation translated into cuts in public investment.
2020
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Kamski, Dr. Benedikt / Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler / Albert Awedoba / David Sebudubudu
Africa Yearbook 16, Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2019
Some global trends affected sub-Saharan Africa, but not homogeneously: while eco-nomic growth was back in most parts of Eastern and some parts of West Africa, both Southern and Central African economies continued to suffer in their majority from conditions on the world market for their main export products and also from homemade problems. The global trend of a relapse in democracy was observable in Africa when looking into the different indices on offer. However, the spectacular re-moval of an age-old authoritarian regime like the one in Sudan worked against this trend.
2020
Platzhalterbild Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Kamski, Dr. Benedikt / Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler / Albert Awedoba / David Sebudubudu
Africa Yearbook
Referenzwerk/Jahrbuch (16. Ausgabe)
2020
Platzhalterbild Monographie (Wiss.)
Monographie (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas
This compilation of chapters of the Africa Yearbook (2009-2018) confirms that the people of Central African Republic experienced dramatic events over a period of ten years, not only from 2013 onwards when the Séléka rebels managed to take the capital Bangui. The scattered arenas of conflict demand a differentiated look at local dynamics and actor constellations.
2020
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas
Deutschland und Afrika - Anatomie eines komplexen Verhältnisses
Ein Jahrhundert nach dem Ende der deutschen Kolonialherrschaft rücken allmählich im öffentlichen Diskurs Aspekte eines deutsch-afrikanischen Verhältnisses in das Blickfeld, die sich mit den anhaltenden strukturellen und mentalen Folgen hier wie dort auseinandersetzen. Der Band präsentiert fast alle Aspekte des deutschen Verhältnisses zu Afrika. Die Autorinnen und Autoren aus Wissenschaft und Zivilgesellschaft offerieren Einblicke und Analysen, die auch die afrodeutschen Sichtweisen umfassen und die über das offizielle Terrain weit hinausgehen.
2020
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Kamski, Dr. Benedikt / Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler / Victor Adetula / Henning Melber
Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2018, Vol. 15
Despite some notable improvements in infrastructure, overall economic performance in SSA remained relatively sluggish in comparison to other regions of the world, even though the Chinese offensive in terms of economic support – also through loans – continued. The apparent geostrategic motivation for financing the infrastructural support was criticised by the United States. Suspicions that the AUheadquarters, built by China as a donation, was under Chinese surveillance did not harm the positive ties.
2020
Platzhalterbild Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Kamski, Dr. Benedikt / Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler / Victor Adetula / Henning Melber
Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2018, Vol. 15
2020
Platzhalterbild Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Kamski, Dr. Benedikt / Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler / Victor; Melber Adetula
Africa Yearbook
2019
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas
Routledge Handbook of Democratization in Africa
This volume explores the issues and debates surrounding the ongoing processes of democratization in sub-Saharan Africa, illuminating the central dynamics characterizing Africa’s democratic experiments, and considering the connections between democratization and economic, social, and cultural developments on the continent.
2019
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas
Deutschland und Afrika - Anatomie eines komplexen Verhältnisses
Der Band richtet sich im Sinne eines aufklärerischen Sachbuchs an ein interessiertes, aber nicht unbedingt einschlägig vorbelastetes Publikum. Zahlreiche namhafte Autorinnen und Autoren tragen in fast zwanzig Kapiteln kompetent dazu bei, umfassender und differenzierter als je zuvor die deutsch-afrikanischen Beziehungen kritisch zu reflektieren.
2019
Platzhalterbild Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Herausgeberschaft (Wiss.)
Mehler, Prof. Dr. Andreas / Caroline Hartzell
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There are numerous studies on the role of power-sharing agreements in the maintenance of peace in postconflict states. Less explored, however, is the impact of power sharing on the quality of the peace. Do power-sharing institutions in fact transform the balance of power among actors in the aftermath of civil wars? And if so, how? As they address these issues, seeking to establish a new research agenda, the authors provide a rich new analytical approach to understanding how power sharing actually works.
2019