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.
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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.
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.
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.
Venezuela er i krise, men ikke alt skyldes regjeringen. Sterke økonomiske interesser forsøker å undergrave den, skriver CMI-forsker Iselin Åsedotter Strønen.
CMI Field Notes
CMI Field Notes
CMI Field Notes
Kalle Moene and Tina Søreide (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:2) 24 p.
Amrita Dhillon, Vegard Iversen and Gaute Torsvik (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:1) 39 p.
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.
Join us for an introduction on how to conduct survey experiments in Africa.Read more
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.
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.
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.
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.