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Researching the social dynamics of law  

Law is increasingly center stage for political battles. Across the globe, people are going to court to claim their right to health or education, to fight for their right to engage in sex work or same-sex relationships - while others mobilize courts and legislatures to criminalize prostitution or homosexual practice.

Joining forces to put women´s rights on the agenda

Research on women´s political participation shows that pro-women laws and policies are more likely to be passed in countries with a strong, unitary and independent women´s movement. How do you create a common ground for discussion in Sudan where the women´s movement is fragmented? You invite the stakeholders to a workshop.

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Palestinian Refugees - Identity, Space and Place in the Levant

More than four million Palestinian refugees live in protracted exile across the Middle East. Taking a regional approach to Palestinian refugee exile and alienation across the Levant, this book proposes a new understanding of the spatial and political dimensions of refugee camps across the Middle East.

CMI in the field

Civil-military relations in Venezuela…by the pool

In Venezuela, views on the relationship between civilian politics and the military are highly divergent. Yet, at the pool club Circulo Militar el Lagunito all boundaries between civilians and the military are blurred. In this social club, anyone is welcome, no questions asked. The idea of civil-military alliances is at the core of CMI researcher Iselin Åsedotter Strønen's field work in Caracas.

Multinational accounting firms: On both sides of the table

Big accounting firms advice multinational companies on tax loopholes and lobby for tax exemptions. At the same time they advice governments in developing countries on tax reforms and engage in government task forces. A new research project delve deeper into the dual role of multinational accounting firms.

The Case against Drone Killings

Rule of law is foundational for human security. Developing an international, law-based regime for regulating the use of drones is urgent, writes Astri Suhrke.

CMI Insight

Fifty years since the military coup: Taking stock of Brazilian democracy

Maria Celina D'Araujo (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 8) 4 p.

CMI Insight

Sexual violence and state violence against women in Egypt, 2011-2014

Heather McRobie, (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 7) 4 p.

CMI Working Paper

Civil-Military Relations in the Middle East: A Literature Review

Bård Kårtveit and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:5) 32 p.

CMI Working Paper

Latin American Civil-Military Relations in a Historical Perspective: A Literature Review

Elin Skaar with Camila Gianella Malca (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:6) 36 p.

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Community Development Requirements in Mining Laws

Kendra Dupuy (2014) in The Extractive Industries and Society

Book Review

Albert W. Dzur: Punishment, participatory democracy & the jury

Roberto Gargarella (2014) in Crime, Law & Social Change vol. Volume 61 no. Issue 1 pp. 110-111

Wed 22 - Thu 23 Apr

Institutions of Accountability: The ‘In-betweens’

22-23 April 2015 CMI and the University of Bergen arrange a workshop to network for potential joint future research. Key note speaker will be Professor Mark Bovens, University of Utrecht.

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U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre


CMI's blog on women's rights

Country programmes

Angola - analysis of economic and political developments. Research co-operation with CEIC, Angola.

Bangladesh - good governance and inclusive growth. Research co-operation with CPD, Bangladesh.

Sudan - ARUSS: Assisting regional universities in Sudan and South Sudan

Voice of China - The Voice of China in Africa - Media and soft power.

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