Arnold Bergstraesser Institute (ABI)
The ABI is one of Germany’s major research centers in the domain of both comparative area studies and transregional studies. As an independent, non-profit research institution, the institute cooperates with the University of Freiburg. The Institute was founded in 1960 and goes back to Arnold Bergstraesser, at that time Professor of Political Science and Sociology at the University of Freiburg.
Within the framework of the Mercator Dialogue on Asylum and Migration (MEDAM), the Arnold Bergstraesser Institute is conducting a research on the political economy of West African migration governance.