Networked Security Between “Restraint” and “Responsibility”? Germany’s Security Policy Towards Africa
Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel (U Leipzig)
|Publication Date||May 2017|
|Publisher||Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies (U Calgary, Canada)|
|Publication||Journal of Military and Strategic Studies 17/2 (2016): 50–69.|
Ulf Engel assesses the recent evolution of German security policy towards and engagement in Africa, which should serve as a useful comparative model for Canada. Notably, in 2014 the German government adopted a comprehensive and networked approach through its Africa Policy Guidelines which is something completely lacking in Canada.
Information & image source: Journal of Military and Strategic Studies, Link (19 July 2017)
Prof. Dr. Ulf Engel (Institute of African Studies & SFB 1199, U Leipzig, Germany)
Trained as a political scientist, Ulf Engel is a professor at the Institute of African Studies in Leipzig. He is the director of the DFG-funded PhD Research Training Programme (GK 1261): “Critical Junctures of Globalization” (2006–2016), the co-director of the DFG Priority Programme (SPP 1448): “Adaptation and Creativity in Africa” (2011–2017), and the director of the Integrated Research Training Group of the DFG Collaborative Research Centre (SFB 1199): “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition”. Engel is also a visiting professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), a professor extraordinary in the Department of Political Science at Stellenbosch University, and a fellow at the Stellenbosch Institute of Advanced Studies (STIAS, South Africa).