This project examines the production of political orders around deep-sea ports in Africa. Focusing on the intersection between territorial states, corporates and non-Western hegemons, the project asks: What kind of polities emerge around ports, and with what consequences for the political order of host states?
The goal of AMARIS is to conduct a theory-driven and in-depth study of maritime security in Ghana. It investigates the manifestations of maritime crime in the country (work package 1), the governance responses to maritime security that have developed in the past twenty year (work package 2), and the capacity building assistance that is carried out in the country by international partners (work package 3).
The project addresses the vital issue of how the oceans can be used sustainably and governed more effectively. The centre of analysis are 3 linked case studies that explore infrastructural flows for effective oceanic governance: maritime shipping routes, undersea cables and marine oil spills.