Research for Development and Justice

Photo: Leslie Pableo

mobilities : immobilities


Time: 09:30 - 18:00
Place: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Bergen

It is a truism that refugee research is either lacking theory or lacking theoretical sophistication and in many cases has become overtly legalistic or mechanical. In recent years, the main theory development has moved from the traditional “refugee studies” to the broader category “forced migration studies”, a shift that some deplore and others see as invigorating the discipline. This workshop examines contemporary forced displacement theory and practice along three dimensions: 1) “dis-placement”, 2) “en-campment” and 3) “re-return”.

The workshop is by invitation only.

Workshop program

Published September 03, 2013

Mon 2 - Tue 3 Nov

Digital Revolutions: New Information Technology Tools in 21st Century Politics

New digital tools represent a technological revolution, and are at the same time revolutionizing politics. They promise great potential for mobilizing people, ideas, and resources in new and profound ...

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Public Seminar - Panel debate
Digital Revolutions in 21st century politics

Powerful communication tools in the pockets of billions of people and on our desktops have changed our ability to engage with the world through groups, apps, sites or maps. We organize ourselves, and participate in worldwide dialogue through such tools. How are such tools used - particularly in developing countries for humanitarian relief, government accountability?

Regional workshop
Results Based Financing: The health system perspective

Many experts see the introduction of results based financing (RBF) schemes as an opportunity to strengthen, or even reform, health systems; however, they are also a potential source of new risks and challenges that are not well understood.

CMI (Chr. Michelsen Institute)
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