Dynasty or democracy? Party politics in Bangladesh
The two major political parties in Bangladesh are dynastic, like other well-known parties in South Asia. Political dynasty means a prominent political family runs the party. This restricts the level of internal democracy of the parties: decision-making, including leadership selection, becomes a ‘family affair’. This is particularly problematic in Bangladesh, which struggles for democratic consolidation, and where the political parties should have been “schools of democracy” and develop citizens’ civic skills through transparency, voice, and participation.
Preparing to leave? Household mobility decisions in climate affected areas of coastal Bangladesh
Arne Wiig, Minhaj Mahmud, Ivar Kolstad, Päivi Lujala, Sosina Bezu
How do host–migrant proximities shape attitudes toward internal climate migrants?
Päivi Lujala, Sosina Bezu, Ivar Kolstad, Minhaj Mahmud, Arne Wiig
Does changing the narrative improve host community attitudes to climate migrants? Experimental evidence from Bangladesh
Ivar Kolstad, Sosina Bezu, Päivi Lujala, Minhaj Mahmud, and Arne Wiig
Armed governance: the case of the CIA-supported Afghan militias
Antonio De Lauri, Astri Suhrke
Small Wars and Insurgency
A critical look at civil society and peace building in Sudan (in arabic)
Bulletin of Sudanese Studies
“The Tipp-Ex election”: Widespread unrest after the 2019 elections in Malawi