The African Union’s emerging policy on unconstitutional changes of government

This research project is on unconstitutional changes of government (UCG). Roughly since 2005 a regression in the quality of many formally established democracies, cases of election-related violence, an increasing number of coups d’etat and third-term debates can be observed. This has prompted the African Union (AU) and the regional economic communities (RECs) to develop policy responses and a division of labour of their newly emerging mediation policies.

The period at STIAS will be used to develop the academic field of UCG studies and to prepare the ground for a number of publications.

Project leader(s):
  • Ulf Engel (Leipzig)
STIAS fellow(s):
  • Ibrahima Thioub (Cheikh Anta Diop)

Leave a Reply