During the Egyptian uprisings against president Mubarak in 2011, people demanded bread, freedom and social justice. Bread is the daily staple for millions of Egyptians, and came to symbolize the demand for a fairer economic system. But does food insecurity necessarily cause social unrest and conflict?
Does the new criminal procedure code in Afghanistan really signal the definitive demise of all efforts to curb violence against women? An accurate reading of the law, and a more nuanced understanding of post-NATO developments and their impact on women's rights tells a different story, write Torunn Wimpelmann and Mohammad Jawad Shahabi.
Ethiopia has great success in its work to eradicate poverty. Yet, the human rights situation in the country makes cooperation a challenging task for the international community. Norway should support the country´s human rights work by strengthening Ethiopia's internal debates on human rights, says CMI-researchers. -The best way to do this is through institutional cooperation, and close collaboration with Ethiopian partners.
The Syrian revolt has over the past three years escalated into a massive humanitarian crisis with regional implications. The displacement crises will expand too, with dire consequences for regional stability, writes Are Knudsen.
De voldsomme demonstrasjonene i Venezuela kan utløse en langt mer dramatisk situasjon i landet skriver Iselin Åsedotter Strønen.
Taxpayer compliance in Sub-Saharan Africa is closely linked to peoples' views of the government's ability to deliver on important services, the fairness of the system, and consequences of tax evasion shows findings from the recent Afrobarometer survey.
Inge Amundsen (2014) in Comparative Politics vol. 46 no. 2 pp. 169-189
Søreide, T. and A. Williams (Eds.) (2014) Edward Elgar Publishing
Jean-Philippe Platteau, Vincent Somville and Zaki Wahhaj (2014) in Journal of Development Economics vol. 106 pp. 250-263
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Humanitarianism has become a cosmopolitan language serving to qualify a broad diversity of actions, from aid to war, and of agents, either private or public. The lecture will propose an analysis of its ethical tensions and political predicaments.
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with Alexander W. Cappelen, Professor in economics and co-director of The Choice Lab at the Department of Economics, NHH Norwegian School of Economics
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 - Peacebuilding in Sudan: Micro- Macro Issues. With continually updated collection of resources.
Voice of China - The Voice of China in Africa - Media and soft power.