Professor Henning Melber

Contact details

Professor Henning Melber
PhD (Political Sciences) Habilitation (Development Studies)
Position/Fellowship type:
Senior Research Fellow
Fellowship term:
24-Jul-2015 to 31-Jul-2018
Institute of Commonwealth Studies
Home institution:
Dag Hammarskjöld Foundation
Email address:

Research Summary and Profile

Research interests:
Civil Rights, Colonies & Colonization, emigration & immigration, Communities, Classes, Races, Globalization & Development, History, Human rights, International Relations, Politics
Summary of research interests and expertise:

Dag Hammarskjöld and the United Nations; (History of) Racism, Southern Africa, Namibia, Liberation Movements as Governments

Project summary relevant to Fellowship:


Publication Details

Related publications/articles:

Date Details
01-Oct-2015 Africa Yearbook. Politics, Economy and Society South of the Sahara in 2014.

Edited Book

Co-editor (with Sebastian Elischer, Rolf Hofmeier and Andreas Mehler). Leiden: Brill

01-Mar-2015 Namibia. Gesellschaftspolitische Erkundungen seit der Unabhängigkeit.


Frankfurt/Main: Brandes & Apsel

01-Dec-2014 Understanding Namibia. The trials of Independence.


London: Hurst and Johannesburg: Jacana (also New York: Oxford University Press 2015)

01-May-2014 Peace Diplomacy, Global Justice and Inter-national Agency. Rethinking Human Security and Ethics in the Spirit of Dag Hammarskjöld

Edited Book

Co-editor (with Carsten Stahn). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

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