Recent Project Publications

Julia Grauvogel / Claudia Simons (2015), Die Krise in Burundi: Scheitert Arusha? GIGA Focus Afrika, 06/2015 

Andreas T Hirblinger and Claudia Simons (2015), The good, the bad, and the powerful: Representations of the local in peacebuilding, Security Dialogue, first published online July 20, 2015

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

Heitz Tokpa, Katharina / Kaufmann, Andrea / Zanker, Franzisca (2015), The Ebola Outbreak in Comparison: Liberia and Côte d’Ivoire, GIGA Focus International Edition English, 03/2015, Hamburg: GIGA

Zanker, Franzisca (2014), ‘Monrovia is not Liberia’: A Rocky Path towards Decentralisation, in: Conflict Trends, 3, 10-16

Zanker, Franzisca / Simons, Claudia / Mehler, Andreas  (forthcoming), Spatiality, power and peace in Africa: Revisiting territorial power-sharing, in: African Affairs

Simons, Claudia / Zanker, Franzisca / Tull, Denis / Mehler, Andreas (2013), Power-sharing in Africa’s war zones: how important is the local level?, in: Journal of Modern African Studies, 51, 4, 681-706.

Mehler, Andreas (2013), Consociationalism for Weaklings, Autocracy for Muscle Men? Determinants of Constitutional Reform in Divided Societies, in: Civil Wars, Special Issue 1, 15, 21-43

Mehler, Andreas (2013), Why Federalism Did Not Lead to Secession in Cameroon, in: Ethnopolitics, 13, 1, 48-66

Zanker, Franzisca (2013), Legitimate representation in mediation processes: Civil society involvement in Liberia and Kenya, in: Mediation Arguments, 1, 1-20.

Zanker, Franzisca / Newbery, Katharina (2013), Comparison Re-invented: Adaptation of Universal Methods to African Studies (Conference Report), in: Africa Spectrum, 48, 2, 107-115.

Simons, Claudia / Zanker, Franzisca (2013), Die Polizeireform in den Postkonfliktstaaten Burundi und Liberia, GIGA Focus Afrika, 05/2013, GIGA: Hamburg.

Mehler, Andreas. 2013. Positive, ambiguous or negative? Peacekeeping in the local security fabric, in: Ulf Engel und Joao Gomes Porto (Hrsg.), Towards an African Peace and Security Regime. Continental Embeddedness, Transnational Linkages, Strategic Relevance, Farnham: Ashgate, 155-178.

Mehler, Andreas. 2013. Power-Sharing, in: Nicolas Cheeseman, David Anderson und Andrea Scheibler (Hrsg.), Routledge Handbook of African Politics, Abingdon: Routledge.

Mehler, Andreas. 2012. From "Protecting civilians" to "for the sake of democracy" (and back again). Justifying intervention in Côte d'Ivoire, in: African Security, 3-4, 199-216.

Claudia Simons/Franzisca Zanker: "Questioning the 'Local' in Peacebuilding", paper prepared for the New Frontiers of Peacebuilding Conference, Manchester, September 2012.  

Claudia Simons (2012), "Democratic Republic of the Congo", in: Andreas Mehler, Henning Melber und Klaas van Walraven (Hrsg.), Africa Yearbook, Bd. 8, Leiden: Brill, 243-256.

Claudia Simons/ Franzisca Zanker: Finding the Cases that Fit: Methodological Challenges in Peace Research, GIGA Working Paper No 189 (2012).

Andreas Mehler: Why Security Forces Do Not Deliver Security: Evidence from Liberia and the Central African Republic, in: Armed Forces and Society, 1 (2012) 38, 46-69.

Andreas Mehler/Denis Tull: The Local Arena of Power Sharing. Between Patterns of Adaptation and Continued Disorder. Conference Paper presented at the 4th European Conference on African Studies, Uppsala 15-18 June 2011

Andreas Mehler: Comparative Area Studies und die Disziplinen – der Mehrwert des Vergleichs. Konferenz des German Institute of Global and Area Studies (GIGA) vom 1. Juli 2011 in Hamburg, in: Zeitschrift für Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft 5 (2011) 2, 351-3.

Andreas Mehler / Franzisca Zanker: Intervention in der Côte d'Ivoire: a recipe for disaster, in: Johannsen, Margret/ Schoch, Bruno/ Hauswedell, Corinna/ Debiel, Tobias/ Fröhlich, Christiane (Hg.), Friedensgutachten 2011, Berlin 2011: Lit, 248-261.

Franzisca Zanker: Liberia: Gescheiterte Verfassungsänderung – erfolgreiche Wahlen?, GIGA Focus Afrika, Nr. 5/2011, Hamburg: GIGA.


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