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CMI Report | Jun 2020

Literature Review: Democracy and Human Rights in contemporary Latin America (2015-2020) Trends, challenges, and prospects

Abstract Through a review of scholarly and other well-informed articles as well as media reports, this CMI Report aims to summarize discussions on challenges for democracy and human rights in Latin...
Vegard Bye, Dr.philos, CMI Affiliated Researcher, Senior Partner Scanteam Peder Østebø, M.A., Graduate Research Fellow, NUPI (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2020:01)
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2019

Det politiske spillet truer Amazonas

Brasils president Jair Bolsonaros har ingen ønsker om å la klimahensyn gå foran økonomisk vekst. Hans planer for regnskogen kan føre til både folkemord og klimakatastrofe. Og han er ikke...
Camila Gianella,Samson Kleven (2019)
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018

Skjebnevalg i Brasil: Går Brasils Trump mot valgseier?

Dette er et skjebnevalg der mye står på spill: Utfallet vil ha enorm betydning for demokratiets vilkår, samt kvinners og homofiles rettigheter, skriver kronikkforfatter og CMI-forsker Lara Cortes. Søndag velger brasilianerne...
Lara Côrtes (2018)
Bistandsaktuelt 05.10.18
Journal Article | 2018

Rethinking access. Key methodological challenges in studying energy companies.

Understanding the role of large energy corporations in society is a crucial, yet challenging task for the social science of energy. Ethnographic methods hold potential for plying into corporations' own...
Müftüoglu IB, Knudsen S, Dale RF, Eiken O, Rajak D, Lange S (2018)
in Energy Research & Social Science
Journal Article | 2017

Political determinants of sustainable development goals

We read with interest the article by the GBD 2016 SDG Collaborators1 (Sept 16, p 1423), which presents a comprehensive analysis of the potential gaps and gains in the health-related Sustainable...
Camila Gianella, Siri Gloppen, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado (2017)
in The Lancet vol. 390 no. 10112 pp. 2545-2546
CMI Brief | 2017

What causes Latin America’s high incidence of adolescent pregnancy?

Latin America is the only region in the world where adolescent pregnancies are not decreasing. According to a recent article in the Lancet, if the current trend continues, Latin American...
Camila Gianella, Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado, Angelica Peñas Defago (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 9) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2017

The Battle over abortion rights in Brazil's state arenas, 1995-2006

This article proposes a relational approach to the study of abortion law reform in Brazil. It focuses on the interaction of pro-choice and anti-abortion movements in different state arenas and...
Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado and Debora Alves Machiel (2017)
in Health and Human Rights Journal
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | 2017

Transforming Brazil’s anti-corruption record – Interview with Dr. Sílvio Antonio Marques

As the richest state in Brazil, São Paulo has experienced its share of abuse of public office. However, it has also had some successful experiences with investigating, prosecuting, and recovering...
Alessandra Fontana, Sílvio Antonio Marques (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2017:2)
CMI Working Paper | 2016

«Nowadays there are shoot-outs all the time». Women, children, and Police Pacification Units (UPPs) in Rocinha, Rio de Janeiro.

Executive summary This CMI Working paper explores the implementation of the Brazilian government’s favela (shantytown) policing program, Unidades de Pacificacion Policiais (UPP) or The Pacifying Police Units, from the point of...
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:7) 28 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

Enforcement of water rights

In 2010, a UN Resolution explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation (HRtWS). But has this international recognition improved the ability of poor and marginalized people to secure...
Lara Côrtes, Camila Gianella, Bruce Wilson (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 9) 4 p.
Edited Book | 2016

Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability

This is the first book to comprehensively and systematically trace the trajectory from impunity towards accountability for past human rights violations in the Latin American region. Based on rich historical...
Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, and Cath Collins (2016)
London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series)
CMI Insight | 2016

See you in court! Holding the military to account in Latin America

The courtroom has become an increasingly common meeting place for retired military officials, and victims and their families who have suffered various forms of abuse at the hands of the...
Elin Skaar (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2)
Master's Thesis | 2016

Taming the war machine: Police, pacification and power i Rio de Janeiro

In this thesis I trace the changes in the exercise of Brazilian state power in Rio’s poor communities, or favelas, through an ethnographic exploration of the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs)...
Tomas Salem (2016)
Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master degree, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen . Bergen: University of Bergen 146 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2015

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

The protection of tropical forests is a hot topic, particularly in light of the pressing threat of global climate change. The 2014 UN Climate Summit saw a range of national...
Aled Williams (2015)
The Global Anti-Corruption Blog, Harvard Law School, 6th January 2015
Report in External Series | 2015

African Development: What role do the rising powers play?

The July 2014 BRICS Summit marked a change in the level of the ambitions of this alliance of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa. The summit’s decisions carry potentially...
Elling N Tjønneland (2015)
Oslo: Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (Report no. January) 10 p.
CMI Report | 2014

Rising Powers and the African Security Landscape

The last decade has witnessed a major economic expansion of China, India, Brazil and South Africa in Africa. This has mainly been driven by commercial and corporate interests, but the...
Elling N. Tjønneland (editor), Chris Alden, Anthoni van Nieuwkerk, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2014:04) 90 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2014

“For the Guarantee of Law and Order”: The Armed Forces and Public Security in Brazil

The transition to democracy in Brazil came with a significant change in the role the armed forces could play for public security within the country. According to article 142 of...
Ingrid Samset (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:11) 32 p
CMI Insight | 2014

Fifty years since the military coup: Taking stock of Brazilian democracy

In 1964, a military dictatorship that would last for 21 years was installed in Brazil. After a relatively smooth transition to democracy in 1985, Brazil is today considered one of...
Maria Celina D'Araujo (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 8) 4 p.
U4 Issue | 2014

Mixed incentives: Adopting ICT innovations for transparency, accountability, and anti-corruption

Governments adopt anti-corruption-related ICT innovations for many reasons. Different motivations for adopting these technologies shape the way they are put into practice and the anti-corruption impacts they may have. ICT...
Tim Davies, Silvana Fumega (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2014:4) 38 p.
Report in External Series | 2014

Rising powers in Africa: What does this mean for the African peace and security agenda?

Much has been written about the role of the rising or emerging powers and their accelerating economic engagement in Africa. Much less is known about how they contribute to or...
Elling N. Tjønneland (2014)
Oslo: NOREF Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (NOREF Report) pp. 1-8