Just out: Africa Yearbook 2014

The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa), focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organizations, as well as one article on continental developments and one on African-European relations. While the articles have thorough academic quality, the Yearbook is mainly oriented to the requirements of a large range of target groups: students, politicians, diplomats, administrators, journalists, teachers, practitioners in the field of development aid as well as business people.

The book is a joint effort of the Africa Institute of South Africa, The Nordic Africa Institute, the German Institute of Global and Area Studies and the African Studies Centre Leiden. For this edition, Klaas van Walraven, co-editor of the first ten volumes, wrote the chapter on Niger.

Africa Yearbook Volume 11: Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2014.

Author(s) / editor(s)

S. Elisher, R. Hofmeier, A. Mehler, H. Melber

About the author(s) / editor(s)

Sebastian Elischer, Ph.D. (2010) in Comparative Politics, Jacobs University Bremen, is assistant professor of comparative politics at the Leuphana University Lüneburg and the German Institute of Global and Area Studies Hamburg. He is the author of Political Parties and Ethnicity in Africa (Cambridge University Press, 2013). He has published on institutional change and democratization in Africa. 

Rolf Hofmeier, Ph.D. (1970) in Economics and Economic Geography, University of Munich, worked as economic advisor in Tanzania and was Director of the Institute of African Affairs in Hamburg 1976-2000. He has written extensively on socioeconomic issues mainly in Eastern Africa and was Editor of the (German language) Africa Yearbook 1987-2003.

Andreas Mehler, Ph.D. (1993) in Political Science, University of Hamburg, is Director of the Institute of African Affairs, German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg, and honorary Professor of Political Science at the Free University, Berlin. He has published extensively on democratisation processes and violent conflicts in West and Central Africa. With Henning Melber he is managing editor of Africa Spectrum.

Henning Melber, Ph.D. (1980) in Political Science, University of Bremen, is Senior Advisor of the Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation and of The Nordic Africa Institute in Uppsala, Sweden and Extraordinary Professor at the Department of Political Sciences, University of Pretoria, and the Centre for Africa Studies, University of the Free State. He has published extensively on Southern Africa and in particular Namibia. With Andreas Mehler he is managing editor of Africa Spectrum.

How to order

The book can be ordered directly from Brill Publishers.
Price: € 129,-.