Publikationen

Das Arnold-Bergstraesser-Institut (ABI) veröffentlicht seine wichtigsten Forschungsergebnisse in hochrangigen referierten Zeitschriften, in renommierten Buchreihen sowie in Publikationen, die ein breites Publikum ansprechen - vollständige Auflistung unten. Die hauseigene Working Paper-Series (mit in-house peer review und language editing) unterstützt dieses Vorhaben. Mit dem International Quarterly for Asian Studies (vormals Internationalen Asienforum) publiziert das ABI eine wichtige referierte Fachzeitschrift der Asienforschung.

Publikationen

Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Jenss, Dr. Alke
Gewalt und Konfliktbearbeitung in Lateinamerika
In Guerrero, Mexiko, sehen wir einen Mann mit Vollautomatikgewehr im Schatten einer Zeltplane am Tisch sitzen. In einem Artikel der britischen Zeitung The Guardian bezeichnet sich der Mann als Teil der Stratege einer bewaffneten „Selbstverteidigungsgruppe“, die behauptet, sie verfüge über 9.000 Mann. Hundert davon seien zum Töten ausgebildet: “[A] team thatcomes to destroy”. Was nach einem billigen Actionfilm klingt, zeigt einerseits die zersplitterte und schwer durchschaubare Sicherheitslage in Mexi-ko.
2020
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Jenss, Dr. Alke
The Routledge Handbook to the Political Economy and Governance of the Americas
This handbook explores the political economy and governance of the Americas, placing particular emphasis on collective and intertwined experiences. Forty-six chapters cover a range of Inter-American key concepts and dynamics. The flow of peoples, goods, resources, knowledge and finances have on the one hand promoted interdependence and integration that cut across borders and link the countries of North and South America (including the Caribbean) together. On the other hand, they have contributed to profound asymmetries between different places.
2020
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Jenss, Dr. Alke
Political Geography
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.polgeo.2019.102113
Buenaventura, Colombia's rapidly expanding Pacific port, is simultaneously a city of violence. Focusing the linkages between local violence and the port economy, this contribution explores the role the port's global interconnections play for Buenaventura as a site of violence. In which ways does everyday violence shape urban spatial practices, particularly movement? How do every day coping strategies, reacting to a violent context, produce urban space?
2020
Platzhalterbild Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Arhin-Sam, Dr. Kwaku / Leonie Jegen / Dr. Franzisca Zanker / M.A. Judith Altrogge
Improving cooperation on the return and readmission of West African migrants has been central for the EU in recent years, yet return numbers remain low. In West Africa, the issue of return, and in particular forced return, remains highly sensitive. Cooperating with EU member states on forced return may hurt the domestic legitimacy of governments in countries like the Gambia, Nigeria, Niger, and Senegal. While cooperation on return may help to attract development funds, governments and citizens fear a loss of remittances in the case of large-scale returns.
2019
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Missbach, Prof. Dr. Antje / Wayne Palmer
Court of Conscience
The decline in the smuggling of people from Indonesia to Australia since late 2013 is primarily attributable to unilateral deterrence policies under Australia’s Operation Sovereign Borders, rather than to bilateral or multilateral cooperation in enforcing anti-people smuggling laws in the region. Yet, more than 30 asylum-seeker boats have departed from Indonesia since that time. Australia’s handling of one boat in particular stands out, not least because of the intense media attention it attracted.
2019
Platzhalterbild Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Beitrag Sammelband/ Buchkapitel (Wiss.)
Missbach, Prof. Dr. Antje / Wayne Palmer
Critical insights on irregular migration facilitation: global perspectives
Worldwide, children and teenagers are recruited for activities related to people smuggling. The reasons for their recruitment range from the lower cost of their labour and their readiness to obey orders to their perception within smuggling operations: since children have a low chance of being prosecuted, it is often believed that laws are more lenient when they are tried for their involvement in smuggling.
2019
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Missbach, Prof. Dr. Antje / Wayne Palmer
Third World Quarterly
https://doi.org/10.1080/01436597.2018.1522586
The multi-directional nature of labour migration flows has resulted in an increasing number of countries having become both senders and receivers of regular and irregular migrants. However, some countries continue to see themselves primarily as senders and so ignore their role as a receiving country, which can have negative implications for the rights of migrants in their territory.
2019
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Missbach, Prof. Dr. Antje
Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia
10.1163/22134379-17504006
Asylum seekers and refugees currently living in Indonesia tend to see Indonesia as a transit rather than a destination country, despite the fact that their stays are increasing in length. Based on contact with Muhamad (not his real name), a young refugee from Iran currently residing in Indonesia whose adjustment and development I observed over four years, I illustrate the changing priorities in his decision-making, the constant flux of circumstances and context, and the extreme complexity of primary and secondary factors that come into play in planning for the future.
2019
Platzhalterbild Monographie (Wiss.)
Monographie (Wiss.)
Missbach, Prof. Dr. Antje / Dave McRae Jemma Purdey
Indonesia remains a country in transition even now, some two decades after its extraordinary shift from authoritarianism to democracy and from economic crisis to a rapidly growing economy. What explains the trajectory of that shift?
2019
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Zanker, Dr. Franzisca / M.A. Judith Altrogge
The Conversation
Roughly 38,500 Gambians left the country through ‘irregular’ means between 2013 and 2017. Today, almost every family has ties abroad. The influx of immigrants to Europe and elsewhere was caused by political oppression under the long-serving former president Yahya Jammeh. His oppressive politics also severely affected the economic prospects of The Gambia’s young population. As a result, a large number of citizens, mostly young men, sought asylum in Europe. But very few have been allowed to stay.
2019
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Jenss, Dr. Alke
OpenDemocracy
To understand events in Bolivia, we need to unpack its many contradictions over the past decade. But make no mistake, this is a coup.
2019
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Jegen, Leonie / Dr. Franzisca Zanker
ECDPM
On 10 October, 123 refugees were evacuated from Libya to Rwanda. This is the second evacuation under the new emergency transit mechanism (ETM) set up in September by the government of Rwanda, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and the African Union (AU), and funded by the AU and the European Union (EU). The ETMs – a humanitarian scheme – threaten to be co-opted by politics as they are changing in their very nature, with resettlement increasingly off the table.
2019
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Turner, Dr. Lewis
Review of International Studies
10.1017/S0260210519000342
In the context of a greater focus on the politics of migration, the ‘refugee entrepreneur’ has become an increasingly important figure in humanitarian, media, and academic portrayals of refugees. Through a focus on Jordan's Za‘tari refugee camp, which has been deemed a showcase for refugees’ ‘entrepreneurship’, this article argues that the designation of Syrian refugees as ‘entrepreneurs’ is a positioning of Syrians within colonial hierarchies of race that pervade humanitarian work.
2019
Platzhalterbild Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Arhin-Sam, Dr. Kwaku / Dr. Franzisca Zanker
Since 2014, Nigeria has outlined several initiatives on migration, including a National Migration Policy, strategies on labor migration and diaspora matters, and a coordinating framework to reform migration governance. However, in order to have a significant impact, the policy frameworks need full implementation.When it comes to migration, the Nigerian government is active on policy development but less so on putting it into effect. This tendency is exemplified by a proactive interest in diaspora migration yet a much more reactive approach toward irregular migration and trafficking.
2019
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 Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Jegen, Leonie / Dr. Franzisca Zanker
Despite not traditionally being a priority, the issue of migration continues to carry ever more political weight in Niger, mainly due to European interests in curbing transit migrants moving northwards, but also because of increased forced displacement in the country. European migration interests are overriding national interests, to the detriment of local ownership and with adverse effects on local economies, security, and free movement within the boundaries of the Economic Community of West African States.
2019
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Jegen, Leonie / Dr. Franzisca Zanker
ECRE
A new evacuation plan to fly out migrants to Rwanda from Libya, recently announced, offers a way out for some individuals but for the majority the well-documented abuse and torture in Libya is still the reality.
2019
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Turner, Dr. Lewis
International Feminist Journal of Politics Blog
Since the start of the so-called ‘refugee crisis,’ ideas about Syrian men have circulated far and wide. The depictions have rarely been positive. In political discourse and in the media, Syrian men have regularly been portrayed as a threat – to ‘western’ states in general, and to ‘western’ women in particular. On twitter, under the hashtag #refugeesnotwelcome, users depict Syrian men as terrorists and/or cowards who have abandoned the fight. What we hear much less about, however, is what humanitarian workers think about Syrian men.
2019
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Turner, Dr. Lewis
International Feminist Journal of Politics
10.1080/14616742.2019.1641127
Critical feminist scholars of conflict and displacement have demonstrated that “womenandchildren” (Enloe 1993) have become an uncontroversial object of humanitarian concern in these contexts (Carpenter 2003; Hyndman and Giles 2011). Yet very little scholarly work has attempted to understand the position of refugee men as a demographic within humanitarianism. Through an analysis of the Syria refugee response in Jordan, this article investigates how humanitarian workers relate to refugee men and think about refugee masculinities.
2019
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Turner, Dr. Lewis
Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society
10.1093/sp/jxz033/5572273
Critiques of humanitarian work with refugees have increasingly called for refugee men’s “vulnerabilities” to be recognized. The deployment of “vulnerability” reflects the term’s centrality within contemporary humanitarianism, and its rapidly expanding use in feminist analysis. This article argues that calls to see refugee men as “vulnerable” fail to critique, and even seek to expand, “vulnerability” as a mechanism of humanitarian governance. This approach is likely to lead to more humanitarian control over, and racialized violence toward, refugee men themselves.
2019
Platzhalter Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Online-Publikation, Blog-Artikel, op-ed
Turner, Dr. Lewis
LSE Middle East Centre Blog
The Jordan Compact was meant to be a “new paradigm” for a refugee response. In bringing together humanitarian and development approaches, it aimed to turn “the Syrian refugee crisis into a development opportunity” – to provide jobs for Syrian refugees in Jordan and to aid the development of the Jordanian economy, benefiting refugees and host communities alike. But three years on, we can clearly see the challenges it has encountered, many of which are centred on questions of gender.
2019
Platzhalterbild Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Berichte, Studien, Policy Paper, Workingpaper
Schlee, Dr. Beatrice / Dr. Franzisca Zanker / Prof. Nausikaa Schirilla / Cita Wetterich / Anke Wiedemann
2019
Platzhalterbild Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Zeitschriftenartikel (Wiss.)
Haaß, Dr. Felix
Conflict Management and Peace Science
https://doi.org/10.1177/0738894219830960
How does development aid shape democracy after civil conflicts? I argue that political aid conditionalities and the economic utility that recipient elites gain from office give rise to a rent-seeking/democracy dilemma: recipients can initiate democratic reforms but also risk uncertainty over office and rents. Or they can refuse to implement such reforms, but risk losing aid rents if donors reduce aid flows in response to failed democratic reforms. This dilemma is strongest in power-sharing cabinets.
2019