Although Germany has been a major international player in Africa ever since its readmission to international politics after 1955, suprisingly little has been written about its policy vis-à-vis Africa - and even less reliable knowledge has been established. "Germany's Africa policy revisited" firstly reviews Germany's relations with the African continent over the past decades. Secondly, it addresses some crucial factual gaps which characterize the state of research so far. Thirdly, it discusses some of the theoretical and methodological undercurrents of past research. The contributors to this volume represent a mix of academics and practitioners. Their interest and personal involvement in the subject is longstanding
With contributions by Ulf Engel, Ernst Hillebrand, Rolf Hofmeier, Robert Kappel, Stephan Klingebiel, Volkmar Köhler, Reinhart Kössler, Stefan Mair, Henning Melber, Andreas Mehler, Peter Molt, Volker Vinnai, and Jürgen H. Wolff.
Ulf Engel, associate professor `Politics in Africa' Institute of African Studies (University of Leipzig). Robert Kappel, professor / director German Institute of Global and Area Studies, Hamburg.