Maputo has been depicted as a ‘divided city’. How do the people living there imagine and engage with the city’s different urban spaces? A CMI research project, culminating in the film 'Maputo emergente. Visualising an African divided city' to be made by the Mozambican film-company ANIMA, explores this issue.
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.
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.
Professor Thomas Hylland Eriksen has accepted a position as Associated Senior Researcher at CMI.
The Norwegian government has appointed a committee that will evaluate Norway’s engagement in Afghanistan. The main objective is to review and draw lessons from the operation. Senior researchers Astri Suhrke and Torunn Wimpelmann at CMI will be part of the Commission.
Lebanon is straining under the fallout from the Syrian civil war amidst catering for one million refugees. Can the Lebanese Armed Forces contain the crisis and deliver the country from war?
CMI Field notes
Call for papers:
Maria Celina D'Araujo (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 8) 4 p.
Heather McRobie, (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 7) 4 p.
Bård Kårtveit and Maria Gabrielsen Jumbert (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:5) 32 p.
Elin Skaar with Camila Gianella Malca (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:6) 36 p.
Kendra Dupuy (forthcoming) in The Extractive Industries and Society
22-23 April 2015 CMI and the University of Bergen arranges a workshop to network for potential joint future research. Key note speaker will be Professor Mark Bovens, University of Utrecht.Read more
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.