Networked security between “restraint” and “responsibility”? Germany’s security policy towards Africa


  • Professor Ulf Engel Institute of African Studies, Leipzig University


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.

Author Biography

Professor Ulf Engel, Institute of African Studies, Leipzig University

Ulf Engel is professor of “Politics in Africa” at the Institute of African Studies at Leipzig University, Germany. He is a visiting professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies (IPSS), Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, and Professor Extraordinary in the Department of Political Science at Stellenbosch University, South Africa. He is also co-director of the DFG Special Research Programme 1448 “Adaptation and Creativity in Africa: Technologies and Significations in the Production of Order and Disorder” and director of the Graduate School of the DFG Collaborative Research Programme 1199 “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition”.