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Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät

Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

05/2017-04/2019Postdoktorand der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung am Lehrstuhl Entwicklungssoziologie an der Universität Bayreuth
02/2017-04/2017Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter am Lehrstuhl Entwicklungssoziologie an der Universität Bayreuth
10/2012-03/2016Promotion am Lehrstuhl Soziologie; Titel der Disseration: “Local State Institution-Building and the Unfulfilled Promise of Participatory Development: The Case of Ghana”, an der Universität Bayreuth und BIGSAS
08/2007-07/2010Master an der University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Titel der Materarbeit: "Ethnicity, Perceived Favouritism and Organizational Commitment in Ghana”
09/2007-07/2010Forschungsassistenz am Lehstuhl Soziologie und Anthropology an der University of Cape Coast, Ghana
08/2003-05/2007Bachelor in Wirtschaft&Soziologie an der University of Cape Coast, Ghana; Titel der Abschlussarbeit: “Education and Attitude towards Inter-Ethnic Marriages: A Case Study of Senior Members of the University of Cape Coast”

Auszeichnungen & Zuschüsse

05/2017-04/2019Forschungsstipendium der Fritz Thyssen Stiftung
04/2013-06/2016Stipendiat des DAAD
2015DAAD-Preis für herausragende Leistungen ausländischer Studenten an der Universität Bayreuth
2010Forschungsstipendium des Französischen Instituts für Forschung in Afrika (IFRA-Nigeria), Bewilligung der Master Thesis
2010Forschungsstipendium des Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA)
2009Forschungsstipendium des Educational Research Network for West and Central Africa (ERNWACA)

Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät


  • Afrika (Westafrika, Ghana)


  • Sociology of Organizations
  • Local Politics and Administration
  • Sociology of Development and Public Policy
  • Actor-oriented Institutional Approches


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Matthew Sabbi: Emplacing Funsi : Antinomies of a District Capital and Transformation in Rural Ghana. In: Forum for Development Studies, 50 (2023). - S. 133-157.

Matthew Sabbi: "We Did Many Projects Together" : Boundary-Spanning Strategies of Councillors in Rural Ghana. In: Progress in Development Studies, 23 (2023). - S. 183-202.


Matthew Sabbi, Dieter Neubert, Alexander Stroh: "Social media is for the elite" : Local political communication in Ghana in times of COVID-19. - Bayreuth, 2022. - IV, 34 S.

Matthew Sabbi, Alexander Stroh, Dieter Neubert: Paradoxes of Local Self-governance : Legitimation Strategies of Rural Councillors Under National and Global Influences in Africa. In: Dieter Neubert, Hans-Joachim Lauth, Christoph Mohamad-Klotzbach (Hrsg.): Local Self-Governance and Varieties of Statehood : Tensions and Cooperation. - Cham : Springer, 2022. - S. 51-74.

Antje Daniel, Lena Kroeker, Matthew Sabbi: Soziologie aus, über oder in Afrika?. In: Handbuch Theorien der Soziologie. - Wiesbaden : Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH, 2022. - S. 1-25.

Matthew Sabbi: "Staged Dilemma" : Hidden Political Intents in Ghana's Botched Referendum of 2019. In: International Journal of African Renaissance Studies, 17 (2022). - S. 28-50.


Matthew Sabbi: Decentralized local authorities and marginal actors in Africa : the bridge-building perspective. In: Artur Bogner, Reinhart Kößler, Rüdiger Korff, Henning Melber (Hrsg.): Die Welt aus der Perspektive der Entwicklungssoziologie : Festschrift für Dieter Neubert. - Baden-Baden : Nomos Verlag, 2020. - S. 223-238.

Matthew Sabbi, Lamine Doumbia, Dieter Neubert: Dynamics of Everyday Life within Municipal Administrations in Francophone and Anglophone Africa. In: Africa Spectrum, 55 (2020). - S. 73-85.

Matthew Sabbi: 'Municipal entrepreneurs' : local politicians and the delivery of urban sanitation in Kumasi, Ghana. In: Journal of Contemporary African Studies, 38 (2020). - S. 221-242.

Matthew Sabbi, Alexander Stroh: The "Numbers Game" : Strategic Reactions to Results-Based Development Assistance in Ghana. In: Studies in Comparative International Development, 55 (2020). - S. 77-98.


Matthew Sabbi: Who runs the municipality? : The intractable interest of neo-traditional actors in Ghana’s local state. - Bayreuth, 2018. - IV, 36 S.


Matthew Sabbi: Local State Institutional Reforms in Ghana : Actors, Legitimacy and the Unfulfilled Promise of Participatory Development. - Baden-Baden : Nomos, 2017. - 336 S.

Matthew Sabbi: Strategic bureaucracies : transnational funding and mundane practices of Ghanaian local governments. In: Third World Quarterly, 38 (2017). - S. 939-955.


Matthew Sabbi, Collins Adjei Mensah: Juggling Administrative Institutions : Local State Actors and the Management of Urban Space in Kumasi, Ghana. In: Urban Forum, 27 (2016). - S. 59-78.

Peter Narh, Cosmas Dayak Kombat Lambini, Matthew Sabbi, Van Dien Pham, Trung Thanh Nguyen: Land sector reforms in Ghana, Kenya and Vietnam : a comparative analysis of their effectiveness. In: Land, 5 (2016). - .


Matthew Sabbi, Jane Ayeko-Kümmeth, Alzbeta Svablova, Lamine Doumbia, Evam Kofi Glover: Actors, Institutions and Change : Perspectives on Africa. - Matthew Sabbi, Jane Ayeko-Kümmeth (Hrsg.). - Bayreuth : 2015. - X, 120 S.

Matthew Sabbi: The Competing Interests of Local Political Actors in the Making of Local Government in Ghana. In: Modern Africa, 3 (2015). - S. 11-37.


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