This working paper is part of the Working Paper Series of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199 “Processes of Spatialization under the Global Condition”. This working paper is also part of the Working Paper Series of ReCentGlobe, to which the SFB 1199 contributes since 2020.
Jens Herpolsheimer and Skollan Elisabeth Warnck
African peace and security developments are mostly mapped as conflict dynamics. In contrast to this dominant trend, this working paper addresses the methodological and practical challenges inherent in mapping multiple, (non-)military intervention practices of African regional organizations. Based on a comprehensive review of official documents of the African Union and ECOWAS, the authors discuss strengths and weaknesses of their approach and identify several directions into which it could be further developed. In doing so, new empirical and theoretical insights on African Peace and Security emerge.
Jens Herpolsheimer and Skollan Elisabeth Warnck are both working at the project B07 “Interregionalism and security in the Sahel: The African Union, ECOWAS, and the European Union” of the Collaborative Research Centre (SFB) 1199.