Section B
Research Area
International Studies / African Politics

Interregionalism and Security in the Sahel: The African Union, ECOWAS, and the European Union

The spatial format “region” sits at the centre of the project. In the second funding period, the complex triangle cooperation between the African Union, the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), and the European Union in the field of peace and security in the Sahel will be analysed. The practice of ordering space is treated as the process of making visible “valid” spatial formats. Hypothetically, interregionalism is understood as a practice of spatialization through which concrete spatial forms are made visible and, as a result, complex spatial orders are coproduced.


Principal Investigator

Prof. Dr. Ulf

Universität Leipzig
Institut für Afrikastudien
Room 2209
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37030

Universität Leipzig
SFB 1199: “Verräumlichungsprozesse unter Globalisierungsbedingungen”
Room 5.01
Nikolaistraße 6–10, 5th Floor
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37749
Student Assistant

Skollan Elisabeth