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P1-E: Japanese management techniques and African-Asian entrepreneurship

New Forms of African entrepreneurship stand at the center of the project “Japanese Management Techniques and African-Asian Entrepreneurship”, carried out by Cornelia Storz, Ruth Achenbach and Rajesh Ramachandran. During the first phase, the project focused largely on the impact of Japanese lean management techniques on the economic performance of furniture producers in Zambia. In the second phase we look at the establishment of Kaizen Institutes including their proposed management tools and how these contribute to the dissemination and application of Japanese development philosophy. The Kaizen Institutes – unlike the Chinese Confucius Institutes that have been a subject ofboth academic and popular enquiry – are a relatively new Asian institution in Africa whose objectives and effects remain unexplored. The project focuses on institutions of development cooperation, development philosophy and individual practices and imaginations of successful entrepreneurship. It zooms in on recent developments in Japanese Kaizen philosophy (e.g., the importance of distribution parallel to production) and on the perception of Kaizen programs and their appropriation and adaptation by African entrepreneurs. Of particular interest to us here is how Japan's own modernization experience as well as support for the transfer of lessons from the East Asian development experience to Africa have shaped their policy with regard to technical assistance. We analyze goals of development cooperation and their material-institutional manifestation as well as transformations of imaginations and practices of African entrepreneurs from perspectives of political science and economics.

 

Detailed description of the project by Storz/Ramachandran:

Japanese management techniques and effects on productivity: Evidence from Africa – Phase II Title - Upgrading Firms” in the Face of Demand and Supply Side Constraints: Evidence from Small and Micro Furniture Producers in Zambia

Informal firms are the dominant enterprise form in developing countries accounting for more than one-half of non-agricultural employment in most regions of the developing world – ranging from 82 per cent in South Asia to 66 per cent in Sub-Saharan Africa. These firms exhibit extremely low productivity, are typically run by entrepreneurs with low levels of human capital and produce low quality products for low-income customers using little capital, and adding little value (La Porta and Schleifer, 2014). The large bulk of business training programs that have been implemented find limited or no effects on profits or sales, and provide no clear guidance on how the profitability of these firms can be increased to enable the transition from low productive informal firms to productive formal sector enterprises (McKenzie and Woodruff, 2013).

The current project intends to understand how the school of management techniques influenced by the Japanese school of thought can help improve micro and small businesses. One of the leading lessons distilled by the Japanese through the experience of industrialization starting the 1870s, and then the period of post-war reconstruction, was the need to adapt the advanced technologies, know-how and knowledge gained from the West to its own peculiar social, institutional and industrial setting. This experience has implied the need to understand and implement management practices that are context dependent, and pliable to the institutional constraints present on the ground. The context being faced by the micro and small firms in Zambia is a combination of demand and supply side constraints. The current project influenced by theories of “big push” intends to study how a combination of demand and supply side interventions influenced by Japanese management techniques can help small informal furniture producers in Lusaka, Zambia to help overcome these constraints.

The basic philosophy underlying Japanese management techniques is the notion of small and continuous improvements in day-to-day processes through continuous measurement and monitoring. The micro and small furniture producers in Lusaka face two critical supply side constraints, one, the inability to continuously measure due to the lack of requisite financial and bookkeeping skills, which in turn prevent entrepreneurs from constant monitoring. The second crucial supply side constraint is the lack of proper wood finishing skills, which imply the inability to constantly improve their products, a key feature underlying the Japanese school of practices. As a first step, the project employing a randomized control trial (RCT) intends to study the impact of overcoming the supply side constraints through the provision of a financial and a skill up-gradation workshop. These workshops intend to instill the practice of continuous monitoring, measuring and product improvement, three core elements underlying the Japanese school of management.

The next part of the project will attempt to target the “demand” side constraints. It has been recognized in the literature that improving quality of products sold by informal firms might in fact not been beneficial as the consumers they cater to –informal sector workers – are unable and unwilling to pay for improved products. This implies that targeting only supply side constraints might fail to realize any benefits, and lead to the incorrect conclusion that entrepreneurial skills are not a constraint to business growth. The research is aimed at understanding the importance of complementarities, and the necessity of combining demand and supply interventions in the same package. The demand side intervention is influenced by the extension of the Japanese management practices to the domains of lean retailing and marketing (insert reference). The application of Japanese techniques to the field of retailing will explore the impact of provision of business development services that link entrepreneurs to improved markets through activities like placing products in already existing stores in middle income markets, access to trade shows or fairs, and linking producers with wholesaler purchasers of furniture among others. The intended intervention is motivated by the recent innovations in management practices in Japan, as well as the notion of adaptability of existing techniques to the institutional constraints being faced by the technology adopters.

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P1-B: Afrasian higher education cooperation: between nation branding and university marketing

Arndt Graf and Alexandra Samokhvalova:

The subproject "Afrasian Higher Education Cooperation between Nation Branding and University Marketing" by Arndt Graf and Alexandra Samokhvalova explores the interplay between economics, education policies and migration between Africa and Asia. As it has been discovered in the first phase of AFRASO, commodification of higher education and national higher education branding play a central role in this cooperation. In case of Malaysia, competitive pressure from traditional and new entrants to the higher education arena, combined with the ever increasing reliance on higher education revenues, leads the country to intensify its recruitment strategies in new target regions, such as Africa, and develop a national brand for higher education. The current research for AFRASO II will look at Malaysia’s strategic intent and actions to promote its higher education both internationally and specifically in Africa and identify the key components, which are used in branding higher education as a national system. Besides, Malaysia’s “branching out” to open campuses in several African countries such as Botswana and Lesotho will be explored to analyse the role this campuses play in higher education promotion and assess potential benefits and risks they pose in Africa. In this context, in the next two years the subproject will have the aim of extending conceptually and empirically the perspectives on higher education branding and today’s international higher education engagements between Asia and Africa.

 

Sophia Thubauville:

South-South Cooperation in Higher Education: Migration of Indian University Lecturers to Ethiopia

Since the turn of the millennium Ethiopia has brought forward a substantial expansion of its higher education institutions. Most of the today more than 30 universities have been constructed from close to scratch or through upgrading of former colleges. From this emphasis on the expansion of higher education Ethiopia expects a general development impulse and the creation of a larger middle-class. However, the explosion of higher education institutions and the brain drain leave a vacuum of expertise at Ethiopian universities for the moment. Only with the help of foreign lecturers and a decrease of the qualification of much of the local university staff a minimal curriculum can be offered. Most of the lecturers from overseas, who are in the country today, are from India. As of the high demand for Indian academics several agencies have specialized themselves on the recruitment of new lecturers for Ethiopia.

By research at Ethiopian universities, Indian recruitment agencies, and in the archives of the Ethiopian Ministry of Education, the project wants to analyze the history as well as the current trend of the migration of Indian academics to Ethiopia and by that way contribute to the research on highly skilled migration within the global south.

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S3-C: Neue Ansätze der Verhandlung von Entwicklung: Südkoreanisch-Afrikanische Interaktionen

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Südkoreanisch-afrikanische Beziehungen verdichten sich in den letzten Jahren insbesondere im Feld der Entwicklungszusammenarbeit. Afrikanische wie koreanische Partner betonen den „win-win“ Charakter der neuen Beziehungen, die sich längst nicht nur um Investitionen gegen Rohstoffe drehen, sondern auch neue Formen der Zusammenarbeit im Bildungs- und Kultursektor etablieren. So gilt in Südkorea der Export des eigenen Entwicklungsmodells als eine Chance „China in Afrika einzuholen“ und sich in der internationalen Staatengemeinschaft zu positionieren. Umgekehrt begrüßen die afrikanischen Partner die neuen Formen der Kooperation ausdrücklich.  In fast allen Ländern des Kontinents wurden in den letzten Jahren „Looking East“-Policies ausgerufen wurden. Für afrikanische Länder ist Südkorea als Partner vor allem deshalb interessant, weil erstens die jüngere koreanische Entwicklungsgeschichte zu schnellem Wachstum und Modernisierung führte und zweitens die geteilte Erfahrung kolonialer Vergangenheit besondere Möglichkeiten partnerschaftlicher Zusammenarbeit verspricht.

Vor diesem Hintergrund untersucht dieses Projekt in Korea und den Schwerpunktländern der koreanischen Entwicklungszusammenarbeit in Afrika, Äthiopien und Kenia, neue Diskurse und gesellschaftliche Verhandlungsprozesse über Ideen und Praxis von Entwicklung. Im Mittelpunkt der Forschung stehen (neue) Akteure, (neue) Konzeptionen und Ziele von Entwicklung sowie (neue) gesellschaftliche Dynamiken, die in den konkreten lokalen Kontexten der Kooperation entstehen. Spezielles Augenmerk liegt dabei auf den entsprechenden Prozessen in den Feldern Bildung und Kultur.

Das Projekt will damit einen zentralen Beitrag zur Debatte über unterschiedliche Entwicklungskonzepte und –modelle sowie  deren Umsetzung in Policies und Programme leisten. Mit seiner interdisziplinären Ausrichtung (Politikwissenschaft und Cultural Studies) und seinem auf zwei Kontinenten vergleichend angelegten Untersuchungsdesign will das Projektdarüber hinaus  auch auf methodologischer Ebene nach Antworten auf die Frage suchen, wie neuere Prozesse der transregionalen Verhandlung von Entwicklung angemessen zu beschreiben zu verstehen sind.

 

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S2-E: Süd-Süd-Kooperation im Hochschulsektor - Migration von indischen Hochschullehrern nach Äthiopien

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Seit der Jahrtausendwende hat Äthiopien seinen Hochschulsektor im Eiltempo ausgebaut. Die meisten der heute 31 Universitäten wurden in kürzester Zeit neu gegründet und einige bereits vorhandene Colleges wurden zu Universitäten erweitert. Durch diesen Schwerpunkt auf den Hochschulsektor verspricht sich Äthiopien einen generellen Entwicklungsimpuls und die Schaffung einer breiteren Mittelschicht. Dieser explosionsartige Ausbau des Hochschulsektors und die gleichzeitige Abwanderung von Akademikern hinterlassen ein Vakuum an den zahlreichen Universitäten Äthiopiens. Nur mit der Unterstützung ausländischer Dozenten und dem Herabsetzen der Qualifikationen der lokalen Fachkräfte können die meisten Hochschulen zurzeit ein minimales Lehrprogramm anbieten. Die meisten ausländischen Dozenten, die sich derzeit in Äthiopien befinden, kommen aus Indien. Aufgrund der großen Nachfrage nach indischen Akademikern in Äthiopien, haben sich mehrere indische Vermittlungsagenturen auf deren Rekrutierung  spezialisiert.

Durch Forschung an äthiopischen Universitäten, den betreffenden Vermittlungsagenturen in Indien und auf Online-Plattformen möchte das Projekt diese temporäre Migration von indischen Akademikern nach Äthiopien erforschen und damit zur Untersuchung von Fachkräftemigration innerhalb des globalen Südens beitragen.

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Thubauville, Sophia ; 2013 ; Indian academics in Ethiopia: South-south migration of highly skilled Indians ; Diaspora Studies ; Volume 6, issue 2 ; Taylor and Francis
Thuabauville, Sophia ; 2013 ; Indian Academics in Ethiopia – South-South Migration of Highly Skilled Indians. ; Diaspora Studies ; 6(2) ; 123–133

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S2-C: Neue Ansätze transnationaler Geschlechterpolitik: Chinesisch-Afrikanische Kooperationen

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Chinas Engagement in Afrika umfasst in jüngster Zeit zunehmend den Bereich der transnationalen gesellschaftlichen Beziehungen. Ein zentrales Feld dieser Begegnungen und Aushandlungsprozesse ist die Frauenbewegungspolitik. Während deren Anfänge bereits auf die Weltfrauenkonferenzen in Nairobi (1985) und in Peking (1995) zurückgehen, die als Ausgangs- und Knotenpunkt auch aktueller transnationaler frauenpolitischer Praxen gelten, lassen sich derzeit parallel zu den Verschiebungen in der internationalen Ordnung auch Veränderungen der Formen und Muster transnationaler Gesellschafts- und Geschlechterpolitiken feststellen. Im Kontext der Forschung über neuere Süd-Süd-Beziehungen stellt dieses Projekt daher die Frage, wie innerhalb neuerer afrikanisch-chinesischer Kooperationen geschlechterpolitische Themen verhandelt werden.

Einen Fokus der Untersuchung bildet die All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF), die zentrale chinesische Frauenorganisation, die u.a. im Feld der Armutsbekämpfung ihre Kooperationen mit ihren afrikanischen Partnern intensiviert. In vergleichender Perspektive untersuchen wir die Beziehungen zwischen der ACWF und ihren jeweiligen Partnerorganisationen in Kenia und Äthiopien sowie deren Auswirkungen auf die sie umgebenden Kontexte staatlicher Geschlechterpolitik. Dabei interessieren uns vor allem die Vorstellungen von Geschlecht, Konzepte von Geschlechterverhältnissen und Ansätze der Geschlechterpolitik, die in diesen Prozessen verhandelt werden. Nicht zuletzt fragen wir auch danach, wie sich die neu entstehenden Netzwerke und Kooperationszusammenhänge zu den länger bestehenden Formen transnationaler Frauen- und Geschlechterpolitik in Verhältnis setzen.

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Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; 2015 ; Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda (Gender in a Global/Local World Series) Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate. ; Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Ashgate ; Farnham / Burlington

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Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Zur Politik chinesisch-afrikanischer Beziehungen ; Friday, March 6, 2015 ; Goethe University Frankfurt
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu & Uta Ruppert ; Zivilgesellschaft in Kenia und Äthiopien, SoSe 2014
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Neue Ansätze zivilgesellschaftlicher Geschlechterpolitik: Chinesisch-afrikanische Kooperationen zur Bekämpfung von Frauenarmut ; Thursday, February 7, 2013 ; Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
South Africa and China - Politics and Perspective ; Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu & John Njenga Karugia, SoSe 2015 ; Goethe University Frankfurt
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Gender Politics in Africa: International Dimensions, WiSe 2013/14 ; Goethe University Frankfurt
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; From the Margins to the Centre? New Perspectives on Sino-African Relations ; Friday, February 20, 2015 ; New Orleans
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Africa in World Politics / African World Politics, SoSe 2016 ; Goethe University Frankfurt
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; 'Beijing Created a War between the Sexes' – Transnational Gender Politics in Rwanda after '94 ; Wednesday, June 18, 2014 ; HU Berlin

S3-A: Chinesische Kulturpolitik und Konfuzius Institute in Afrika

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Um zu klären, inwiefern kulturelle Interaktionen in den sino-afrikanischen Beziehungen als „weiche“ Einflussnahme neue Entwicklungskonzepte erzeugen und wie sich China mittels seiner Außenkommunikation in Afrika darstellt, untersucht das Projekt chinesische Konfuzius-Institute in Südafrika. Dabei wird deutlich, dass China durch seine Konfuzius-Institute wesentlich weniger politisch und dirigistisch agiert, als dies die oft negative Mediendarstellung der Konfuzius-Institute als Instrument der chinesischen Expansionspolitik vermitteln will. Konfuzius-Institute versuchen, sich an örtliche Gegebenheiten in Afrika anzupassen und kommunizieren in der Regel ein selektives Bild von China, das bestimmte Aspekte vor allem der traditionellen chinesischen Kultur (Kalligrafie, Teezeremonien) betont und aktuelle politisch-gesellschaftliche Aspekte weitgehend ausblendet. Für Afrikaner stellen die Konfuzius-Institute eine bedeutende Option dar. Sie nutzen die Institute strategisch, um Studienabschlüsse zu „veredeln“ und somit ihre Chancen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt zu erhöhen. Hierbei spielt nicht nur der einheimische Arbeitsmarkt eine Rolle. Vielmehr ist es auch eine wichtige Option für Studierende afrikanischer Konfuzius-Institute, für längere Zeit in China zu studieren oder zu arbeiten. Besonders diese Option ist von Interesse, da sich in China selbst zeigt, ob und wie die Ausbildung an Konfuzius-Instituten auf einen solchen Aufenthalt vorbereitet.

 

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Hartig, Falk ; 2016 ; Chinese Public Diplomacy: The Rise of the Confucius Institute. Oxon/New York ; Hartig, Falk ; Routledge ; Oxon / New York
Hartig, Falk ; 2015 ; China’s Re-emergence: Reasons, Consequences and Prospects ; Europe-Asia Studies ; 67 (10) ; 1709–1712

Talks and Lectures

Falk Hartig ; Cultural Exchange and Image Management: The Case of Confucius Institutes in Africa ; Thursday, January 14, 2016 ; University of Nottingham
Hartig, Falk ; Confucius INstitutes: The Gobalization of Chinese Public Diplomacy - The Case of Africa ; Saturday, July 12, 2014 ; University of Nottingham
Hartig, Falk ; Confucius Institutes in Africa – A new Soft Power Instrument in the Making? ; Thursday, March 26, 2015 ; Kapstadt
Hartig, Falk ; Confucius Institutes and China’s International Image Management ; Sunday, September 28, 2014 ; Rhodes University, Grahamstown
Hartig, Falk ; Confucius Institutes and China’s International Communication ; Wednesday, September 10, 2014 ; China Foreign Affairs University, Peking
Hartig, Falk ; China’s Public Diplomacy: explaining China to the world through external communication and image management ; Thursday, June 26, 2014 ; Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
Hartig, Falk ; China‘s Public Diplomacy towards Africa ; Thursday, March 19, 2015 ; School of International and Intercultural Communication, TU Dortmund

S3-C: New Approaches to Negotiating Development: South Korean-African Interactions

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Over the past decade, there has been a significant increase in the number of collaborative projects between South Korea and various countries in Africa, especially in the area of development cooperation. Both South Korean and African partners have stressed the perceived "win-win" nature of these new collaborative relations. Both sides have emphasized that the interactions are not merely focused on one-sided economic interests, such as raw material trade and investment, but rather that these interactions appear to represent a model for a more holistic relationship which also includes exchanges in the fields of culture and education. On the one hand the possibility of exporting its own development experiences is understood as an opportunity for South Korea to reposition itself as a player within the international community. On the other hand, the African partners have equally welcomed such new forms of cooperation as evidenced by the various “Looking East”-Policies that have been adopted in a significant number of countries across the African continent in recent years. Within this context, South Korea represents a particularly interesting development partner for these countries due to its recent development history that led to exceptionally fast economic growth and compressed modernization in the second part of the twentieth century. Moreover, the shared experiences of a colonial past as well as the acute socio economic deprivation may also be opening new avenues for cooperation between South Korea and (some) of its African partners. 

Within this context, the research project seeks to analyze emerging discourses and corresponding processes of negotiation in relation to concepts and practices of development in South Korea and two of its focus countries in Africa, Ethiopia and Kenya. This research investigates how emerging developmental concepts and goals and the resulting social (and national identity) dynamics are being formed in the context of development cooperation. Special focus lies on corresponding processes in the areas of culture and education.

This project will contribute to the on-going debate surrounding various concepts and models for development as well as their implementation in the form of policies and programs. Through its interdisciplinary approach (political science and cultural studies) and comparative research design spanning two continents, the project will provide new methodological and theoretical insights into the transnational process of negotiating development.

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Sophia Thubauville, Frauke Katharina Eckl, Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel ; 2017 ; Ethiopia’s Asian Options: A Collage of African and Asian Entanglements ; Insight on Africa ; Vol. 9, Issue 2 ; SAGE Publications ; 98-108

Talks and Lectures

Eckl, Frauke; Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu & Thubauville, Sophia (panel convenors) ; South Korean-Ethiopian Interactions ; Tuesday, August 25, 2015 ; Warsaw
Eckl, Frauke Katharina ; Living and Breathing Best Practices? South Korean Development Experiences in Ethiopian Higher Education ; Thursday, July 9, 2015 ; Sorbonne Universität, Paris
Eckl, Frauke Katharina / Krämer, Diana ; From “Asian Values“ to “Asian Experiences“? What is special about South Korean Development Cooperation in Africa? ; Tuesday, March 24, 2015 ; Cape Town, South Africa
Eckl, Frauke Katharina ; Ein Vorbild gelungener Modernisierung? Südkoreanische Bildungsprojekte in Äthiopien ; Friday, March 6, 2015 ; Goethe-University Frankfurt

S3-A: Chinese Cultural Policies and Confucius Institutes in Africa

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In order to clarify to what extent cultural interactions in African-Chinese relations create a “soft“ influence on new development concepts and how China presents itself by means of public diplomacy to African audiences, the project investigates Confucius Institutes in South Africa. Other than negative media reports suggest, Confucius Institutes act less political. Moreover, it seems inaccurate to describe them as an instrument of China’s policy of expansion. Confucius Institutes adapt themselves to local circumstances in Africa and communicate a rather selective picture of China which normally focuses on traditional notions of culture (calligraphy, tea ceremony) and tends to blind out current political and societal issues.

For Africans, Confucius Institutes are a major option to purify their university degrees and thereby to increase their chances on the job market. In this regard, China is a major option for students of African Confucius Institutes as a destination to study and work. Precisely this option is of interest because in China, it becomes obvious whether and how Confucius Institutes prepare their students for such a stay abroad.

 


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Hartig, Falk ; 2015 ; 中国的软实力与非洲的孔子学院 (China’s Soft Power and Confucius Institutes in Africa) ; 非洲黄皮书非洲发展报告No.17(2014~2015)(Yellow Book of Africa: Annual Report on Development in Africa) ; Institute of West Asian and African Studies, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences ; Social Science Academic Press ; Beijing ; 94-110
Hartig, Falk ; 2014 ; Ungeschickte Weltmacht: China möchte sein Image verbessern – und steht sich dabei selbst im Weg ; Internationale Politik ; November/Dezember 2014 ; Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik ; 50-52
Hartig, Falk ; 2014 ; The Globalization of Chinese Soft Power: Confucius Institutes in South Africa ; CPD Perspectives on Public Diplomacy: Confucius Institutes and the Globalization of China’s Soft Power ; Jian Wang ; Figueroa Press ; Los Angeles ; 47-65
Hartig, Falk ; 2013 ; Konfuzius, Schumpeter und die chinesischen Medien – wie China versucht, seine Sicht der Dinge zu verbreiten ; China in den Augen deutscher Medienbotschafter ; Oliver Radtke ; New Star Press ; Peking ; 153-177
Hartig, Falk ; 2014 ; Konfuzius sagt: Klasse statt Masse ; Kulturaustausch-Zeitschrift für internationale Perspektiven ; II/2014 ; 61
Hartig, Falk ; 2016 ; How China Understands Public Diplomacy: The Importance of National Image for National Interests ; International Studies Review ; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/isr/viw007
Hartig, Falk ; 2015 ; Die entscheidende Rolle der Außendarstellung - Chinas Gesicht in seiner Auswärtigen Kulturpolitik ; Kultur und Außenpolitik Handbuch für Wissenschaft und Praxis ; Kurt-Jürgen Maaß ; Nomos ; 389-396
Hartig, Falk ; 2014 ; Confucius Institutes as innovative tools of China’s cultural diplomacy ; Chinese Politics and International Relations: Innovation and Invention ; Nicola Horsburgh, Astrid Nordin, Shaun Breslin ; Routledge Warwick Studies in Globalisation ; New York ; 121-144
Flew, Terry & Hartig, Falk ; 2014 ; Confucius Institutes and the Network Communication Approach to Public Diplomacy ; The IAFOR Journal of Asian Studies ; Vol. 1, No.1 ; 27-44

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Hartig, Falk ; Is it the Economy, Stupid? China Daily and the Representation of China abroad ; Tuesday, September 2, 2014 to Wednesday, September 3, 2014 ; Tsinghua University Beijing
Hartig, Falk ; Cultural organizations and mutual learning: the case of Confucius Institutes ; Friday, September 20, 2013 ; Clingendael Institute Netherlands Institute for International Relations, Den Haag
Falk Hartig ; Cultural Exchange and Image Management: The Case of Confucius Institutes in Africa ; Thursday, January 14, 2016 ; University of Nottingham
Hartig, Falk ; Confucius INstitutes: The Gobalization of Chinese Public Diplomacy - The Case of Africa ; Saturday, July 12, 2014 ; University of Nottingham
Hartig, Falk ; Confucius Institutes: The Globalization of Chinese Soft Power – the Case of (South) Africa ; Friday, February 28, 2014 ; USC Center on Public Diplomacy, University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Hartig, Falk ; Confucius Institutes in Africa – A new Soft Power Instrument in the Making? ; Thursday, March 26, 2015 ; Kapstadt
Flew, Terry & Falk Hartig ; Confucius Institutes and the Network Communication Approach to Public Diplomacy ; Wednesday, July 3, 2013 to Friday, July 5, 2013 ; Perth
Hartig, Falk ; Confucius Institutes and China’s Public Diplomacy – A western Perspective ; Thursday, December 19, 2013 ; Zhou Enlai School of Government, Nankai University, Tianjin
Hartig, Falk ; Confucius Institutes and China’s International Image Management ; Sunday, September 28, 2014 ; Rhodes University, Grahamstown
Hartig, Falk ; Confucius Institutes and China’s International Communication ; Wednesday, September 10, 2014 ; China Foreign Affairs University, Peking
Hartig, Falk ; China’s Public Diplomacy: explaining China to the world through external communication and image management ; Thursday, June 26, 2014 ; Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau
Hartig, Falk ; China‘s Public Diplomacy towards Africa ; Thursday, March 19, 2015 ; School of International and Intercultural Communication, TU Dortmund
Hartig, Falk ; Chinas Geopolitik und ihre kulturelle Unterstützung ; Thursday, July 18, 2013 to Friday, July 19, 2013 ; Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

S2-E: South-South Cooperation in Higher Education: Migration of Indian University Lecturers to Ethiopia

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Since the turn of the millennium Ethiopia has brought forward a substantial expansion of its higher education institutions. Most of the today 31 universities have been constructed from close to scratch or through upgrading of former colleges. From this emphasis on the expansion of higher education Ethiopia expects a general development impulse and the creation of a larger middle-class. However, the explosion of higher education institutions and the brain drain leave a vacuum of expertise at Ethiopian universities for the moment. Only with the help of foreign lecturers and a decrease of the qualification of much of the local university staff a minimal curriculum can be offered. Most of the lecturers from overseas, who are in the country today, are from India. As of the high demand for Indian academics several agencies have specialized themselves on the recruitment of new lecturers for Ethiopia.

By research at Ethiopian universities, Indian recruitment agencies, and at online platforms the project wants to analyze the temporary migration of Indian academics to Ethiopia and by that way contribute to the research on highly skilled migration within the global south.

 

 

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Thubauville, Sophia ; 2014 ; University Boom in Ethiopia and Professional Abundance in India: A New Wave of High-Skill Migration to Africa? ; The Age of Asian Migration. Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility ; Yuk Wah Chan, David Haines and Jonathan Lee ; Cambridge Scholars Publishing ; 396-410
Thubauville, Sophia ; 2013 ; Indian academics in Ethiopia: South-south migration of highly skilled Indians ; Diaspora Studies ; Volume 6, issue 2 ; Taylor and Francis
Thuabauville, Sophia ; 2013 ; Indian Academics in Ethiopia – South-South Migration of Highly Skilled Indians. ; Diaspora Studies ; 6(2) ; 123–133
Thubauville, Sophia ; 2014 ; From Ancient Trade Routes to Cooperation in Higher Education Indo-Ethiopian Relations and India’s Role in Ethiopia’s University Boom ; Journal of Sociology and Social and Social Anthropology. SpecialVolume: AFRICA AND INDIA IN THE 21ST CENTURY: CONTEXTS, COMPARISONS AND COOPERATION ; Anand Singh and Nandini Sen ; Special Issue of Journal of Sociology and social Anthropology - No. 4 ; Kre Publishers ; Kre Publishers ; 73-82
Sophia Thubauville, Frauke Katharina Eckl, Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel ; 2017 ; Ethiopia’s Asian Options: A Collage of African and Asian Entanglements ; Insight on Africa ; Vol. 9, Issue 2 ; SAGE Publications ; 98-108

Talks and Lectures

Eckl, Frauke; Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu & Thubauville, Sophia (panel convenors) ; South Korean-Ethiopian Interactions ; Tuesday, August 25, 2015 ; Warsaw
Thubauville, Sophia ; Migration of Indian Academics. Chance or risk for Ethiopia’s university sector? ; Monday, January 11, 2016 ; JNU, New Delhi
Thubauville, Sophia ; Migration of Indian Academics. Chance or risk for Ethiopia’s university sector? ; Tuesday, August 25, 2015 ; Warschau
Thubauville, Sophia ; Migration of Indian Academics. Chance or risk for Ethiopia’s university sector? ; Tuesday, March 24, 2015 ; Kapstadt

S2-C: New Approaches to Transnational Gender Politics: Chinese-African Collaboration

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The research project analyses the potential and pitfalls of South-South collaboration through the perspective of transnational gender politics. Much of contemporary scholarship on the latter topic arose in the reflection of the transnational women’s movement, following its emergence alongside the World Conferences on Women in Nairobi (1985) and in Beijing (1995) as a central sphere of negotiation.

However, over the last few years the ongoing shift in the international order has impacted on various stakeholders within the gender arena both in African and Asian societies. Within the larger context of development and transnational relations the question how South-South cooperation takes place and which topics are negotiated by actors within the gender arena is important. Among the Asian actors, the All-China Women’s Federation (ACWF) as China’s largest women’s organisation has been particularly active in increasing collaboration with its African counterparts. By cooperating across the otherwise significant continental divide new opportunity structures have emerged. Yet, the related issues have not been explored in existing literature. The project therefore undertakes an analysis of the common issues and challenges that inform current collaboration between the ACWF with gender mechanisms and women’s organisations in selected African countries.

 

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AFRASO Publications

Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; 2015 ; Mobilizing Transnational Gender Politics in Post-Genocide Rwanda (Gender in a Global/Local World Series) Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate. ; Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Ashgate ; Farnham / Burlington
Sophia Thubauville, Frauke Katharina Eckl, Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel ; 2017 ; Ethiopia’s Asian Options: A Collage of African and Asian Entanglements ; Insight on Africa ; Vol. 9, Issue 2 ; SAGE Publications ; 98-108

Talks and Lectures

Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Zur Politik chinesisch-afrikanischer Beziehungen ; Friday, March 6, 2015 ; Goethe University Frankfurt
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu & Uta Ruppert ; Zivilgesellschaft in Kenia und Äthiopien, SoSe 2014
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; What’s Civil Society Got to Do with It? Beyond the State in Sino-African Relations ; Tuesday, March 11, 2014 ; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Towards a New Gender Politics: African Women’s Movements & their Afro-Asian Encounters ; Wednesday, July 8, 2015 to Friday, July 10, 2015 ; Sorbonne Universität, Paris
Eckl, Frauke; Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu & Thubauville, Sophia (panel convenors) ; South Korean-Ethiopian Interactions ; Tuesday, August 25, 2015 ; Warsaw
Ruppert, Uta & Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel ; Panel: "South-South Cooperation in Gender Politics: Trans-Regionalization as an Alternative Option for Sub-Saharan Africa?" ; Wednesday, June 11, 2014 ; Bayreuth University
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Neue Ansätze zivilgesellschaftlicher Geschlechterpolitik: Chinesisch-afrikanische Kooperationen zur Bekämpfung von Frauenarmut ; Thursday, February 7, 2013 ; Goethe-Universität Frankfurt
South Africa and China - Politics and Perspective ; Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu & John Njenga Karugia, SoSe 2015 ; Goethe University Frankfurt
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Gender(ed) Matters: Revisiting Chinese-African Relations ; Friday, December 12, 2014 ; Guangzhou, China
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Gender Politics in Africa: International Dimensions, WiSe 2013/14 ; Goethe University Frankfurt
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; From the Margins to the Centre? New Perspectives on Sino-African Relations ; Friday, February 20, 2015 ; New Orleans
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; From Sisterhood to Friendship: African Women’s Movements in Chinese-African Relations ; Wednesday, March 25, 2015 ; Cape Town, South Africa
Ruppert, Uta & Rirhandu Mageza-Barthel ; Feminism(s) Prospects in Africa: Perspectives on Transformation and Stabilization ; Thursday, August 7, 2014 ; Goethe University Frankfurt
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Decolonizing Epistemologies, Methodologies and Ethics: Postcolonial-Feminist Interventions ; Thursday, July 2, 2015 ; Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; Africa in World Politics / African World Politics, SoSe 2016 ; Goethe University Frankfurt
Mageza-Barthel, Rirhandu ; 'Beijing Created a War between the Sexes' – Transnational Gender Politics in Rwanda after '94 ; Wednesday, June 18, 2014 ; HU Berlin