Western Africa

Prof. Dr. Robin Geiß

Research Project C11 - Charting the International Legal Framework for Security Governance by External Actors in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international (humanitarian) law
  • global fight against crime
  • drug trafficking
  • piracy
  • transnational terrorism
  • Somalia, Kenya, Columbia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Yemen, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Prof. Dr. Andrea Liese

Research Project D8 - “Talk, and Action”: How International Organizations React to Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • international institutions
  • discourse and organisational practice in international institutions
  • governance provision
  • food security
  • development partnerships in Haiti, Côte d’Ivoire, Niger, Columbia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Sierra Leone 


Dr. Matthias Kötter

Research Project B7 - Rule of Law and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • rule of law
  • legal cultures
  • plurality of normative regulations
  • law as a normative framework for non-state justice systems
  • meta-governance institutions
  • Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan

 

Prof. Dr. Andreas Mehler

Research Project C10 - Alternatives to State-Sponsored Security in Areas of Extremely Limited Statehood (Central African Republic and South Sudan)

Areas of Expertise:

  • power-sharing after peace agreements
  • violent conflicts and conflict prevention
  • state and statehood
  • democratization processes
  • German and French Africa policy
  • Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Central African Republic

 

Prof. Dr. Ursula Schröder

Research Project C6 - The Politics of State- and Security-Building in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • security governance
  • international security interventions
  • state- and security-building
  • post-conflict peace-building
  • Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Lebanon, and the Palestinian Territories

 

Prof. Dr. Gunnar Folke Schuppert

Research Project B7 - Rule of Law and Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

Areas of Expertise:

  • rule of law
  • legal cultures
  • plurality of normative regulations
  • law as a normative framework for non-state justice systems
  • meta-governance institutions
  • Ethiopia, Ghana, Pakistan