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We study the consequences of unequal access to power and decision-making in developing countries. 

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Democratic Dynasties? Internal Party Democracy in Bangladesh

Inge Amundsen (2016) in Party Politics vol. 22 no. 1 pp. 49-58

U4 Workshop

Corruption in the Albanian public sector

David Aled Williams, Facilitator (2015) Tirana, Albania no. 18 and 19 November

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Print media liberalization and electoral coverage bias in Kuwait

Kjetil Selvik, Jon Nordenson and Tewodros Kebede (2015) in The Middle East Journal vol. 69 no. 2 pp. 255-276

Book Chapter

Corruption - New Strategies

Jesper Stenberg Johnsøn (2015) in Barry A.K. Rider: Research Handbook On International Financial Crime. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar

CMI Working Paper

Afar Resilience Study

Johan Helland (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:6) 47 p.

CMI Working Paper

Good Governance Facades

Kalle Moene and Tina Søreide (2015) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:2) 24 p.

Newspaper Op-Ed

Fighting corruption in anti-deforestation programmes: The case of REDD+

Aled Williams (2015) The Global Anti-Corruption Blog, Harvard Law School, 6th January 2015

U4 Workshop

Monitoring and evaluating country strategies for anti-corruption results

Presenter (2014) Swedish International Development Agency, Stockhol no. May 21, 2014

U4 Workshop

Mainstreaming anti-corruption and the project cycle

Presenter (2014) Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Copenhagen, Denmark no. April 25, 2014

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Ethiopian state support to insurgency in Southern Sudan from 1962 to 1983: local, regional and global connections

Lovise Aalen (2014) in Journal of Eastern African Studies vol. 8 no. 4 pp. 626-641

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Drowning in Oil: Angola's Institutions and the "Resource Curse"

Inge Amundsen (2014) in Comparative Politics vol. 46 no. 2 pp. 169-189

Book Chapter

Judging the price of life: cost considerations in right-to-health litigation

O.L.M. Ferraz, S. Gloppen, O. Mæstad, L. Rakner (2014) in H.S. Aasen, S. Gloppen, A-M Magnussen, E. Nilssen: Juridification and Social Citizenship in the Welfare State. Edward Elgar Publishing

Book Chapter

Opposition parties and local governance in contemporary Angola and Mozambique: Mechanisms of exclusion and domination

Aslak Jangård Orre (2014) in Elliott Daniel Green; Johanna Söderström; Emil Uddhammar: Political opposition in Sub-Saharan Africa. London ; New York, NY: Routledge

Book Chapter

Grabbing an Election: Abuse of State Resources in the 2011 Elections in Uganda

Svein-Erik Helle, Lise Rakner (2014) in Tina Søreide, Aled Williams: Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges. Cheltenham and Northamption (MA): Edward Elgar Publishing

Book Chapter

When Per Diems Take Over: Training and Travel as Extra Pay

Ingvild Aagedal Skage, Tina Søreide, Arne Tostensen (2014) in Tina Søreide, Aled Williams: Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges. Cheltenham and Northamption (MA): Edward Elgar Publishing

Book Chapter

Elite Capture of Kabul Bank

Arne Strand (2014) in Tina Søreide, Aled Williams: Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges. Cheltenham and Northampton (MA): Edward Elgar Publishing

Book Chapter

Courts, Corruption and Judicial Independence

Siri Gloppen (2014) in Tina Søreide, Aled Williams: Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges . Cheltenham and Northampton (MA): Edward Elgar Publishing

Book Chapter

Introduction

Tina Søreide, Aled Williams (2014) in Tina Søreide, Aled Williams: Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges. Cheltenham and Northampton (MA): Edward Elgar Publishing

Book Chapter

'Pay Up and Off You Go!' Buying Political Positions in Bangladesh

Inge Amundsen (2014) in Søreide, T. and A. Williams: Corruption, grabbing and development: Real world challenges. Edward Elgar Publishing

Journal Article (Non-Refereed)

Ethiopia After Meles: Stability for How Long?

Lovise Aalen (2014) in Current History vol. 113 no. 763 pp. 192-196

Report in External Series

Political Parties in Bangladesh

Rounaq Jahan (2014) Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) (CPD-CMI Working Paper series no. WP 2014:8)

Report in External Series

Costa Rica’s Anti-Corruption Trajectory: Strengths and Limitations

Bruce M. Wilson (2014) (Work Package: WP3, Corruption and governance improvement in global and continental perspectives. Anti-Corruption Policies Revisited Project. EU/Hertie/GIGA)

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.

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 Insight

“Blood elections” Presidential election in Syria within the Red Regime Lines

Emma Jørum (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight) 4 p.

U4 Issue

Impact of foreign bribery legislation on developing countries and the role of donor agencies

Bruce Zagaris (2014) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2014:6) 54 p.

Newspaper Op-Ed

Dynastiene dreper demokratiet

Inge Amundsen (2014) Bergens Tidende 12.01.2014

Journal Article (Peer-Reviewed)

Making unity unattractive: The conflicting aims of Sudan's Comprehensive Peace Agreement

Lovise Aalen (2013) in Civil Wars vol. 15 no. 2 pp. 173-191

Book Chapter

Rationality and Enlightenment

Jesper Stenberg Johnsøn (2013) in Paul Kelly: The Politics Book. London: DK Publishing

Journal Article (Non-Refereed)

Autarquias em Angola: Qual o problema do gradualismo?

Aslak Jangård Orre (2013) in Lucere vol. October 2012

CMI Report

Institutions of checks and balances: The Election Commission of Angola

Inge Amundsen (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2013:5) 34 p.

CMI Brief

Dynasty or democracy? Party politics in Bangladesh

Inge Amundsen (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 6) 4 p.

Angola Brief

Controlling elections: The Angolan Election Commission

Inge Amundsen (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Angola Brief vol. 3 no. 1) 4 p.

U4 Issue

Good governance for medicines initiatives: Exploring lessons learned

Jillian Clare Kohler, Natalia Ovtcharenko (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2013:3) 26 p.

U4 Issue

Certified integrity? Forest certification and anti-corruption

Tina Søreide, Aled Williams (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2013:1) 20 p.

U4 Brief

Complaints mechanisms in health organizations

Taryn Vian (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2013:6) 4 p.

U4 Brief

The Indonesian Court for Corruption Crimes: Circumventing judicial impropriety?

Sofie Arjon Schütte, Simon Butt (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2013:5) 4 p.

U4 Brief

Political economies of corruption in fragile and conflict-affected states: Nuancing the picture

Zaum Dominik (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2013:4) 4 p.

U4 Brief

Corruption in land administration: Roles for donors to minimise the problem

Liam Wren-Lewis (2013) Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2013:1) 4 p.

Newspaper Op-Ed

Stemmene fra Brasils gater

Ingrid Samset (2013) Bergens Tidende 3 July

Newspaper Op-Ed

NHOs mørke solskinshistorie

Thor Olav Iversen (2013) 27.04.13

Lovise Aalen

Research Director

Per Aarvik

Research Assistant

Digital Humanitarian practitioner,working on "Digital Revolutions" - New Information Technology Tools in 21st Century Politics.

Inge Amundsen

Senior Researcher

Political scientist focusing on governance, corruption, resource management

Bjørn Enge Bertelsen

Associated Senior Researcher

A social anthropologist and work mainly on violence, state, memory and tradition within political anthropology in Southern Africa and Mozambique.

Daniel M. Brinks

Associated Senior Researcher

Political scientist specialized in comparative politics and public law in Latin America.

Kendra Dupuy

U4 Advisor and Coordinator: Natural Resources

Political economist focusing on corporate social responsibility and transparency in natural resource management.

Siri Gloppen

Senior Researcher

Political scientist exploring intersections between law and politics.

Aranzazu Guillan Montero (on leave)

Senior Advisor (U4)

Political scientist and development practitioner whose work focuses on governance, anticorruption, transparency and accountability.

Jan Isaksen

Emeritus

CMI Emeritus, economist focusing on poverty, development and public finance.

Ricardo Soares de Oliveira

Associated Senior Researcher

Political scientist and a specialist in African politics, the geopolitics of energy and international political economy.

Aslak Jangård Orre

Senior Researcher

Political scientist whose competence areas include local government reform, corruption and opposition in Africa.

Lise Rakner

Senior Researcher (20%)

Political scientist focusing on democratisation and human rights, economic reform, taxation, institutional change and international aid, with a particular emphasis on Southern and Eastern Africa.

Ole-Jacob Sending

Associated Senior Researcher

Political scientist focusing on peacebuilding, global governance and the functioning of international organisations, and on the power of experts in international policymaking.

Nils Taxell

Senior Advisor (U4)

Political scientist and development practitioner focusing on governance, anti-corruption, fragile states and aid effectiveness.

Arne Tostensen

Senior Researcher

Sociologist currently focusing on governance and human rights research.

Vibeke Wang

Postdoctoral Researcher and Coordinator: Gender Politics

Political scientist whose research focuses on gender and politics, representation, parliaments, foreign aid, and democratization.

David Aled Williams

Senior Advisor (U4)

Political scientist focusing on aid, corruption, governance, and natural resources, particularly political economy and political ecology approaches to the forestry sector and extractive industries.

Espen Stokke

Master's Student

A Master's Student focusing on contentious politics and diaspora mobilization.

Women in the developmental state: female employment and empowerment

Start: Jan. 2015 (Current)
Geography: Ethiopia

Post--war power sharing

Start: Jun. 2009 (Completed)

Elections and Democracy in Africa

Start: Nov. 2009 (Completed)
Keywords: Liberation movements, pro-democray movements, Africa, elections, democracy
Geography: Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe

Democracy and corruption

Start: Jun. 2011 (Completed)

Angola Programme: CEIC - CMI Cooperation

Start: Jan. 2011 (Current)
Geography: Angola

Allowances and Per Diems in Sub-Saharan Africa

Start: May. 2011 (Completed)
Keywords: incentive problems - corruption - public institutions

Transition to what? African liberation- and pro-democracy movements' troubled democratic heritage

Start: Nov. 2008 (Completed)
Keywords: sub-saharan africa, liberation movements, democratic transitions, media, elections, political parties, the judiciary
Geography: Zambia, Malawi, Uganda, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Zimbabawe, Tanzania

Corruption in public works, Angola

Start: Oct. 2010 (Completed)

The Political Parties in Bangladesh: Political Dynasties and Democratisation

Start: Sep. 2010 (Completed)
Keywords: Political parties, good governance, politics, clientelism, political finance
Geography: Bangladesh

The Parliament of Bangladesh: Representation and Accountability

Start: Sep. 2010 (Completed)
Keywords: Parliament, legislature, politics, good governance
Geography: Bangladesh

Bangladesh: Inclusive growth and good governance

Start: Jun. 2010 (Completed)
Keywords: Governance, poverty, entrepreneurship; FDI
Geography: Bangladesh

Increasing inequality

The 21st century has seen two striking global developments, increasing economic and political inequality. The essence of democracy is equal access to decision-making processes. Political inequality works against democracy in that it provides uneven access to decision-making arenas.

Our research seeks to explain how regimes construct and maintain political inequalities over time. We want to understand the importance of power-struggles and political networks. We investigate how and why uneven access to political arenas can drive processes of economic inequality.

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