Muwatin, the Palestinian Institute for the Study of Democracy, is a leading research institute, think-tank, and lobbyist on democracy in Palestine. After an initial three-year period 1995-97 of co-operation that was concluded by the joint edited book "After Oslo: New realites, old problems" (Giackaman & Lønning, Pluto Press, London, 1998), a formalised CMI/Muwatin co-operation was financed by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for 1998-2000. It included comparative research on democratisation, corruption, political parties and social movements.