Research Chair

                                                

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jean Monnet Chair in Regional Integration and Governance Studies

 

The Department of Political Sciences received a three-year grant initiated under the Jean Monnet Erasmus+ Programme, linked to the Jean Monnet Chair, entitled “Teaching European Integration: Lessons for Africa’s Regionalism 2.0”. The agreement, running from 2018 to 2020 provides for structured teaching of the European integration experience with a view to drawing lessons that may apply in Africa. In 2019 Prof Siphamandla Zondi took over from Prof Lorenzo Fioramonti as Jean Monnet Chair in the Department.

 

Colleagues in Political Sciences who participate in the project through teaching and the supervision of postgraduate students are:

  • Dr Camilla Adelle
  • Dr Christopher Nshimbi
  • Dr Frank Mattheis
  • Dr Cori Wielenga
  • Dr John Kotsopoulos
  • Mr Dickson Ajisafe
  • Ms Safiyya Goga

 

Teaching

Modules in which aspects of European Studies and regional integration are taught during the three-year cycle:

 

  • PTO753: Jean Monnet on European Studies
  • PTO751: African Politics and regionalism
  • STL220: Macro Political Dimensions

 

Supervision activities:

  • Ongoing doctoral theses with European integration / comparative regionalism content
  • Students undertaking Honours, Master’s and PhD research on a European Studies-related topic

 

Publications emanating from this project:

 

2018

  • Dekeyser, K., Korsten, L. and Fioramonti, L. 2018. “Food sovereignty: shifting debates on democratic food governance.” Food Security, 10(1), 223–233. https://doi.org/10.1007/s12571-017-0763-2.
  • Adelle, C., Elema, N., Chakauya, E. and Benson, D. 2018. “Evaluating ‘homegrown’ research networks in Africa.”
  • South African Journal of Science. Sci.; 114(3/4), Art. #2017-0070, 7 pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.17159/sajs.2018/20170070
  • Christopher Changwe Nshimbi. 2017. The Human Side of Regions: Informal Cross-border Traders in the Zambia–Malawi–Mozambique Growth Triangle and Prospects for Integrating Southern Africa, Journal of Borderlands Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2017.1390689
  • Christopher Changwe Nshimbi. 2017. Life in the Fringes: Economic and Sociocultural Practices in the Zambia-Malawi-Mozambique Borderlands in Comparative Perspective, Journal of Borderlands Studies, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2017.1300780
  • Inocent Moyo & Christopher Changwe Nshimbi. 2017. Of Borders and Fortresses: Attitudes Towards Immigrants from the SADC Region in South Africa as a Critical Factor in the Integration of Southern Africa, Journal of Borderlands Studies, https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2017.1402198

 

Books

  • Adelle, C., Biedenkopf, K. and Torrney, D. 2018. European Union External Environmental Policy: Rules, Regulation and Governance Beyond Borders. Palgrave Macmillan (EU in International Affairs series).
  • Mattheis, F. and Lidsegård, A. 2018. Interregionalism Across the Atlantic Space. Springer: Cham.
  • Mattheis, F., Ranieri, L. and Russo, A. 2018. Fringe Regionalism: When Peripheries Become Regions. Palgrave.
  • Nshimbi, C. C. & Moyo, I. (Eds.) 2017. Migration, Cross-Border Trade and Development in Africa. London: Palgrave MacMillan.

 

Book Chapters

  • Adelle, C., Benson, D. and Agnew, K. 2018. “Water: Promoting EU policy through dialogue and capacity building.” In European Union External Environmental Policy: Rules, Regulation and Governance Beyond Borders, edited by Camilla Adelle, Katjia Biedenkopf and Diarmud Torrney. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Adelle, C., Delputte, S., De Roeck, F. and Nicholson, S. 2018. “Environmental Instruments in Development Cooperation: Promoting better development and environmental outcomes?” In European Union External Environmental Policy: Rules, Regulation and Governance Beyond Borders, edited by Camilla Adelle, Katjia Biedenkopf and Diarmud Torrney. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Adelle, C. and Lightfoot, S. 2018. “Africa: Searching for shared issues and overcoming asymmetries.” In European Union External Environmental Policy: Rules, Regulation and Governance Beyond Borders, edited by Camilla Adelle, Katjia Biedenkopf and Diarmud Torrney. Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Mattheis, F. 2018. “Volatile Interregionalism: the Case of South Atlantic Relations.” In: Interregionalism Across the Atlantic Space edited by Mattheis, F. and Lidsegård, 33-50, A. Springer

 

2019

  • I Moyo & CC Nshimbi (eds.). 2019. African Borders, Conflict, Regional and Continental Integration. London: Routledge. [https://doi.org/10.4324/9780429057014]
  • CC Nshimbi. 2019. Pan-African Aspirations Drive a New Free Trade Pact. Current History, 118(108): 188-193.
  • CC Nshimbi. 2019. SDGs and decentralizing water management for transformation: Normative policy coherence for water security in SADC river basin organizations. Physics and Chemistry of the Earth, Parts A/B/C [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pce.2019.02.010].
  • I Moyo & CC Nshimbi. 2019. Border Practices at Beitbridge Border and Johannesburg Inner City: Implications for the SADC Regional Integration Project, Journal of Asian and African Studies, 54(3): 309-330 [https://doi.org/10.1177/0021909618822123].
  • CC Nshimbi. 2019. Life in the Fringes: Economic and Sociocultural Practices in the Zambia-Malawi-Mozambique Borderlands in Comparative Perspective, Journal of Borderlands Studies, 34(1): 47-70 [https://doi.org/10.1080/08865655.2017.1300780].
  • S Zondi. 2019. The Pursuit of Developmental Regional Integration in Southern Africa
  • S Zondi. 2019. South Africa, In Andre Mangu, 2019. Regional Integration in Africa: What Role for South Africa?, Dakar and Leiden: Brill Publishers and Codesria
  • S Zondi. 2019. The Diplomacy of Peace in a Decolonising Potential: South Africa’s Peace Diplomacy in Burundi and Madagascar, in Andre Mangu, 2019. Regional Integration in Africa: What Role for South Africa?, Dakar and Leiden: Brill Publishers and Codesria
  • S Zondi and SD Kamga, S. D (eds.). 2019. Power, Development and Institutions in Africa, New York: Africa World Press. 

 

2020

  • Robin Bourgeois, Frank Mattheis and John Kotsopoulos (2020): Post-normal times: Re-thinking the future of the EU-Africa relationship. European Journal of Futures Research. 8:9. DOI: 10.1186/s40309-020-00167-8  
  • Nshimbi, Christopher Changwe. 2020. The Human Side of Regions: Informal Cross-border Traders in the Zambia–Malawi–Mozambique Growth Triangle and Prospects for Integrating Southern Africa, Journal of Borderlands Studies, 35(1): 75-97.
  • Fritsch, O., Benson, D., Adelle, C. and Massot, A. 2020. "Three Faces of the European Union Water Initiative: Promoting the Water Framework Directive or Sustainable Development". Water Alternatives, 13(1): 709-730.
  • Mattheis, F. 2020. "Entangled regions: how multiple inter-regionalisms reshape Central Africa". In Africa-Europe Relationships: Multistakeholder Perspective, edited by Marchetti, Raffaele. Oxon: Routledge. 157-168
  • Mattheis, F. and Kotsopoulos, J. 2020. "A contextualisation of EU-Africa relations: Trends and drivers from a reciprocal perspective". In Broadening the Debate on EU-Africa Relations: Towards Reciprocal Approaches, edited by Frank Mattheis and John Kotsopoulos. Oxon: Routledge.
  • Nshimbi, Chris. 2020. Life in the fringes: informality, African migrants’ perception of the border and attitudes towards migrating to Europe. In: Migration Conundrums, Regional Integration and Development, edited by Innocent Moyo, Chris Nshimbi and Jussi Laine (165-191). Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Moyo, I., Nshimbi, C. and Laine, J.P. 2020. "Migration and Transformation: Africa-Europe Migration Conundrums in a Changing Global Order". In: Migration Conundrums, Regional Integration and Development, edited by Innocent Moyo, Chris Nshimbi and Jussie P, Laine, 3-15. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Tshimpaka, L. M. 2020. "Intercontinental Citizenship: Europe-based Congolese Migrants and Their Influence on Homeland Governance During 2011 DRC Electoral Crisis". In Migration Conundrums, Regional Integration and Development, edited by Moyo, Innocent, Nshimbi, Christopher Changwe and Laine, Jussi P., 117-162. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Moyo, Innocent, Nshimbi, Christopher Changwe and Laine, Jussi P. (eds). 2020. Migration Conundrums, Regional Integration and Development: Africa-Europe Relations in a Changing Global Order. Singapore: Palgrave Macmillan.
  • Nshimbi, Christopher Changwe and Moyo, Innocent (eds). 2020. Borders, Mobility, Regional Integration and Development: Issues, Dynamics and Perspectives in West, Eastern and Southern Africa. Cham: Springer.
  • Christopher Changwe Nshimbi. 2020. African Union and European Union Politics: The Veiled Account of Longstanding Interregional Relations. Oxford Research Encyclopaedia, Politics, DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1128 : 1-31.

 

Forthcoming:

  • Mattheis, Frank (2021): Regionalism and interregionalism in EU-Africa relations. In: Toni Haastrup, Luis Mah and Niall Duggan (Eds.): The Routledge Handbook on EU-Africa Relations. Routledge, Abingdon, 26-37. ISBN: 9781138047303
  • Mattheis, Frank (with Elisa Lopez Lucia, Eds.) (2021): The unintended consequences of interregionalism – effects on regional actors, societies and structures. Routledge, Abingdon. ISBN: 9780367554842

 

 

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