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A tale of three cities

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.

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.

Popular Protest in the New Middle East: Islamism and Post-Islamist Politics

The Arab Spring represents a tectonic shift in Middle East from austere authoritarianism to opening the space for long repressed Islamist movements to seek elected office and political power. Leading researchers assess where the region is heading.

Increasing local ownership, reducing administrative costs

A new report concludes that Norwegian umbrella and network organisations are effective in building capacity in the South, but are cost-inefficient and have poor systems for monitoring and evaluations. Researchers recommend a channeling of more funds to funding mechanisms for civil society in the South rather than leaning on umbrella and network organisations in Norway.

Key stakeholders gathered to discuss Tanzania’s future as a petro-state

Close to 200 representatives from the government, academia, civil society and media were present when CMI, REPOA, and the National Bureau of Statistics presented their new research programme Tanzania as a future petro-state at the Hyatt Hotel in Dar es Salaam Friday 24 October.

Call for papers:

Institutions of Accountability: The ‘In-betweens’

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.

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 (forthcoming) in The Extractive Industries and Society

Thu 13 - Fri 14 Nov

Legislating Marriages: Family Law Reform and Democratization in Africa and Asia

Women''s rights and obligations within marriage are one of the key components of family law and is a highly sensitive political area of intervention across the globe both historically and presently. Despite ...

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22-23
Apr
2015
Call for papers:
Institutions of Accountability: The ‘In-betweens’

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.

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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