Research for Development and Justice

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.

Now in Arabic

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.

New CMI Brief

Rainbow revolution in Latin America: The battle for recognition

This CMI Brief examines the fight for legal equality, exploring the fissures, limits, and complexity of using readily available litigation strategies when popular opinion lags far behind judicial decisions.

A Hawk in Dove’s Feathers: Colombian Civil-Military Relations Under Santos

Colombian president Juan Manual Santos has claimed a new approach to security politics in the violence-ridden South American nation. This Insight reviews Santos’ approach to civil military relations, and suggests that despite his carefully crafted image as a peace-maker, there are hawkish tendencies that still determine his government´s plans for development.


Hva skjer egentlig i Venezuela?

Venezuela er i krise, men ikke alt skyldes regjeringen. Sterke økonomiske interesser forsøker å undergrave den, skriver CMI-forsker Iselin Åsedotter Strønen.

CMI Working Paper

Good Governance Facades

Kalle Moene and Tina Søreide (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:2) 24 p.

CMI Working Paper

Employee referral, social proximity and worker discipline: Theory and Evidence from India

Amrita Dhillon, Vegard Iversen and Gaute Torsvik (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:1) 39 p.

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.

Wed 4 Mar 09:15 - 11:00

Survey experiments in Africa. Do's and don'ts.

Join us for an introduction on how to conduct survey experiments in Africa.

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Rethinking inequalities in Latin America

Several countries in Latin American has managed to reduce economic inequalities during the past decade. Yet, various forms of social, economic and cultural inequalities continues to be a defining feature of Latin American societies.

The Chr. Michelsen lecture 2015
Political Terror: How do we measure and deal with human insecurity?

International human rights law promises to protect “everyone.” Yet, there is no country in the world where citizens enjoy the human rights protection promised to them by law. Professor Mark Gibney will speak to the importance of measuring political violence and how it has been carried out.

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.

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.

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

Tanzania as a future petro-state: Prospects and challenges. Research co-operation with Repoa, Tanzania.

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

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