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Dr. Axel Harneit-Sievers

Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Leiter des Länderbüros Lagos/Nigeria

Dr. Axel Harneit-Sievers, Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung, Leiter des Länderbüros Lagos/Nigeria, zu Gast bei f.ize | Forum Internationale Zusammenarbeit für Nachhaltige Entwicklung

Axel Harneit-Sievers, born 1957, is a historian and political scientist specialized on African and development studies. He completed his Ph.D. in 1990 and his “habilitation” in 2002 at Hannover University. He taught African History at Hannover, Hamburg and Humboldt University (Berlin). Between 1993 and 2001, Axel Harneit-Sievers worked as research fellow at the Center for Modern Oriental Studies in Berlin, for the Institute of African Studies in Hamburg (1999) and for the German Society for International Development in Bonn (2001). He has published extensively about the economic, social and political history and development of Africa, with a focus on Nigeria.

Since 2002, Axel Harneit-Sievers heads the Nigeria Office (in Lagos) of the Heinrich Böll Foundation, a non-governmental organization affiliated to the German Green Party, conducting and supporting civic educational programs in Nigeria.

Selected Publications

  • Constructions of Belonging: Igbo Communities and the Nigerian State in the 20th Century, University of Rochester Press 2004 (forthcoming)

  • "Der Fluch des schwarzen Goldes. Nigeria, Angola, Kongo: Wie löst man das Ressourcen-Paradoxon?". In: Das Parlament, 1.3.2004, 8.

  • "Encounters and No-Go Areas in the Nigerian Debate about Sharia". In: (1) Daily Trust (Abuja), 30.1.2004; (2) afrika spectrum 38, 3, 2003, 415-420; (3) externer Link zu: Onlineversion www.gamji.comOnlineversion

  • "Jihad vs. Miss World: Politik, Religion und Geschichte in Nigeria". In: Bundesweiter Friedensratschlag in Kassel (Website), 1.10.2003 externer Link zu: Onlineversion Uni KasselOnlineversion Uni Kassel

  • (ed.) A Place in the World: New Local Historiographies from Africa and South Asia. Leiden: Brill 2002

  • "Federalism to the Bitter End: The Politics of History in Igbo ‘Autonomous Communities’, Southeastern Nigeria". In: Sociologus 52, 1, 2002, 47-76

  • "Beyond Biafra: The Civil War in Nigeria’s Political Debates". In: Association of Concerned Africa Scholars. Bulletin, 52, 1998, 6-13

  • & Jones O. Ahazuem & Sydney Emezue: A Social History of the Nigerian Civil War: Perspectives from Below; Enugu: Jemezie / Hamburg: LIT 1997

  • "African Business, ‘Economic Nationalism’, and British Colonial Policy: Southern Nigeria, 1935-1954". In: African Economic History, 24, 1996, 25-68

  • Kriegsfolgen und Kriegsbewältigung in Afrika: Der nigerianische Bürgerkrieg, 1967-70. Hannover 1992. Mit Beiträgen von Gesine Krüger & Frank Schubert externer Link zu: OnlineversionOnlineversion

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