2019 ABS Past Presidents’ Book Award

Dr. Daniel C. Bach was awarded the ABS Past Presidents’ Book Award, to be presented at next year’s annual meeting in Portland, Oregon.The ABS Past Presidents’ Book Award is presented to any published monographic (single or multiple authored, including edited) book in the social and natural sciences, and humanities involving original research on borders, borderlands and border regions, and reviewed in the Journal of Borderlands Studies. The Gold Award consists of a plaque, a certificate and a year’s free membership in ABS. Also, the winner of the 2019 Gold Award will chair the ABS book award committee for 2020 and be the ABS guest and keynote speaker at the annual meeting in 2020. A link to his book, Regionalism in Africa Genealogies, institutions and trans-state networks, can be found by clicking the title.

Daniel C. Bach is Director of Research emeritus of the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) at the Emile Durkheim Centre ‐ Comparative Political Science and Sociology, University of Bordeaux. He holds a HDR (Bordeaux I University), a D.Phil from the University of Oxford, a Master from Panthéon‐Sorbonne University and a BA from Sciences Po Grenoble. He started his academic career as a lecturer at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife‐Ife (Nigeria) and subsequently taught at Sciences Po Bordeaux and, as a visiting professor, at the Universities of Montréal, Lisbon (ISCTE and ISEG), Coimbra, Boston (BU), Ritsumeikan (Kyoto), Kobe  and the LUISS Guido Carli (Rome). A former Director of the African Studies Centre of Sciences Po Bordeaux,  Daniel Bach was a Deakin Fellow at St Antony’s College (Oxford University) and Fulbright scholar (Boston University) as well as a Fellow of the Indian Council for Social Studies Research (Jawaharlal Nehru University). He is currently adjunct professor at ISEG’s Centre for the Study of Africa, Asia and Latin-America (CEsA) and at HEC, Paris and UM6P, Benguérir. Daniel Bach is the series editor of the Routledge Studies in African Politics and International Relations.

Daniel Bach has published on Nigerian federalism, the external relations of Nigeria and South Africa, regional organisations and regionalisation processes in Africa, as well as on various aspects of Africa’s international  relations. Besides, his book on Regionalism in Africa ; Genealogies, institutions and trans-state networks ( Routledge, 2016), recent publications in English include  (with Mamoudou Gazibo) The Neopatrimonial state in Africa and beyond (Routledge, 2012) ; (guest editor) “Emerging Africa : critical transitions“(guest editor) South African Journal of International Affairs, vol 20, no 1 (April 2013)  and  “The world of regions is also a world of regionalisms: regional integration, trans-state networks and defragmentation” in Steffen Wippel & Andrea Fischer-Tahir, eds., Jenseits etablierter Meta-Geographien: Der Nahe Osten und Nordafrika in transregionaler Perspektive, Baden-Baden: Nomos, 2019.