DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17192/meta.2014.2.1330

is professor of development sociology at University of Bayreuth. His research areas include sociology of Africa (including social structure), sociology of violent conflicts, social change, and development policy. His regional research focus is Africa, particularly East Africa. He has also conducted research in Southeast Asia (Vietnam and Thailand). email: dieter.neubert@uni-bayreuth.de