This is the second edition of the Yearbook on the African Union (YBAU). The YBAU is first and foremost an academic project that provides an in-depth evaluation and analysis of the institution, its processes, and its engagements. Despite the increased agency in recent years of the African Union in general, and the AU Commission in particular, little is known – outside expert policy or niche academic circles – about the Union’s activities. This is the gap the Yearbook on the African Union wants to systematically address. It seeks to be a reference point for in-depth research, evidence-based policy-making and decision-making.
Contributors are Kwesi Aning, Emmanuel Balogun, Habibu Yaya Bappah, Enrico Behne, Bruce Byiers, Annie Barbara Hazviyemurwi Chikwanha, Dawit Yohannes Wondemagegnehu, Katharina P.W. Döring, Jens Herpolsheimer, Hans Hoebeke, Christopher Changwe Nshimbi, Edefe Ojomo, Awino Okech, Onesphore Sematumba, Tim Zajontz.
Ulf Engel is Professor of ‘Politics in Africa’ at Leipzig University. He is also a Visiting Professor at the Institute for Peace and Security Studies at Addis Ababa University and the Department of Political Science at Stellenbosch University, respectively.
The book appeals to post-graduate students, scholars and researchers in policy-oriented research circles, so-called practitioners and experts, journalists as well as international organisations’ and non-governmental organisations’ staff, diplomats and policymakers.