Daniel Bach is a Director of research of the CNRS (Centre national de la recherche scientifique) at the Emile Durkheim Centre - Comparative Political Science and Sociology, University of Bordeaux. He is also a professor at Sciences Po Bordeaux. He holds the Diplôme d'Habiliation à Diriger des Recherches (Bordeaux I University), a D.Phil from Oxford University, a DES from Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne University) and a BA from the Institut d'Etudes Politiques, Grenoble II University. He has taught at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ife-Ife (Nigeria), the University of Montréal, ISCTE in Lisbon, Boston University and Ritsumeikan University and the LUISS Guido Carli, Rome. A former Director of Centre d’Etude d’Afrique noire of Bordeaux, he was a Deakin Fellow at St Antony's College (Oxford University), a Fulbright scholar (Boston University) and a Fellow of the Indian Council for Social Studies Research (Jawaharlal Nehru University). He has published on Nigerian federalism, the foreign policies of Nigeria and South Africa, regional organisations and regionalisation processes in Africa, as well as on relations between France, the European Union, China, India and Africa. Daniel Bach is the series editor of the Routledge studies in African Politics and International Relations.