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Book Review | Feb 2021

The Archive of Loss

Saumya Pandey (2021)
in Society for the Anthropology of Work
U4 Brief | Feb 2021

Curbing grand corruption in ethnically plural societies. The role of corporate responsibility

Under what circumstances can firms favourably contribute to curbing grand corruption in ethnically plural societies? It can be argued that the most practical and strategic entry point is through small...
Duane Edwards (2021)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2021:1)
Journal Article | 2020

Health equity and COVID-19: global perspectives

The COVID-19 is disproportionally affecting the poor, minorities and a broad range of vulnerable populations, due to its inequitable spread in areas of dense population and limited mitigation capacity due...
Efrat Shadmi, Yingyao Chen, Inês Dourado, Inbal Faran-Perach, John Furler, Peter Hangoma, Piya Hanvoravongchai, Claudia Obando, Varduhi Petrosyan, Krishna D Rao, Ana Lorena Ruano, Leiyu Shi, Luis Eugenio De Souza, Sivan Spitzer-Shohat, Elizabeth Sturgiss, Rapeepong Suphanchaimat, (2020)
in Login International Journal for Equity in Health vol. 19 no. 1 pp. 1-16
Journal Article | 2020

Clergy in Politics: The Opportunistic Engagement of Faith-Based Organisations in Malawi's Politics

Malawi is a profoundly religious society and faith-based organisations (FBO s) play a significant role in politics, addressing social concerns and governance. This article investigates their role in Malawi’s political realm...
Joseph Chunga; Arne Tostensen (2020)
in
Journal Article | 2020

COVID‐19, ‘dugnad’ and social control in Bergen and beyond

Kari Telle,Antonio De Lauri (2020)
in City and Society
Report in External Series | 2020

Implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for revenue generation in poor African countries

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic the need in poor countries in Africa for more revenues is obvious and growing - also because aid agencies are quite stingy in...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Ole Therkildsen (2020)
Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS Working Paper no. 13: 2020) 61 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2020

Sudan’s Transition: Living in Bad Surroundings

Following the 2019 April revolution, Sudan now finds itself in the middle of a profound and uncertain political transition. Should the transition succeed, the country could move in directions that...
Gunnar M. Sørbø (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2020:4) 17 p.
U4 Brief | 2020

Corruption, informality and social norms. Introductory overview

Whether or not anti-corruption measures to improve natural resource management and conservation succeed is largely conditioned by context. Social norms are the unwritten rules of a society, and they can...
Saul Mullard (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:17)
CMI Working Paper | 2020

Comparing legal activism in Zimbabwe and Zambia

Battles over democracy are manifested in contestations over legal frameworks and within judicial institutions. Lawfare refers to the strategic use of law and legal institutions by actors in civil and...
O'Brien Kaaba, Marja Hinfelaar, Tony Zhou (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:5) 30 p.
Journal Article | 2020

The non-oil tax reform in Angola: Escaping from petroleum dependency?

  Angola experienced an extraordinary oil boom between 2004 and 2014. During this period, oil revenue accounted for 80% of all government revenue. In 2011, the Government of Angola started implementing...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Aslak Orre and Francisco Paulo (2020)
in The Extractive Industries and Society vol. 7
Report in External Series | 2020

Strengthening partnerships with HOIs in the Global South: An evaluation of the NORPART programme 2015/16-2020

Overall, the evaluation finds that the NORPART programme shows promising results with respect to some of its objectives. However, we argue that achievement of the overall goal of the programme...
Inger C. Nordhagen; Hanna Jones; Lisa Knatterud Wold; Arne Tostensen; Malin Dahle (2020)
Bergen: ideas2evidence (Report series no. 11:2020) 76 p. (Generally accessible)
Book Chapter | 2020

Civil society

Antonio De Lauri (2020)
in Humanitarianism: Keywords. Brill
Book | 2020

Fishers, Monks and Cadres: Navigating State, Religion and the South China Sea in Central Vietnam, co-published by NIAS Press and the University of Hawai'i Press (Paperback February 2021)

This remarkable and timely ethnography explores how fishing communities living on the fringe of the South China Sea in central Vietnam interact with state and religious authorities as well as...
Edyta Roszko (2020)
NIAS Press and the University of Hawai'i Press
U4 Issue | 2020

A Theory of Change for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Designing resource governance pathways to improve developmental outcomes

The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is a major international effort to disclose information about extractive activities. Having an explicit Theory of Change could help it to improve natural resource governance...
Philippe Le Billon, Päivi Lujala, Siri Aas Rustad (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:11)
CMI Brief | 2020

Excluding women: the clanization of Somali political institutions

Hawa Jibril, a poetess and a long-time activist for Somali women’s rights, identified male elders as a barrier to women’s inclusion in the politics and governance of their society. In...
Ladan Affi (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:9) 4 p.
CMI Report | 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)
CMI Brief | 2020

La diplomatie humanitaire

Améliorer l’accès à l’aide humanitaire dans les conflits et dans les situations d’urgence complexes a toujours été la plus grande préoccupation pour les acteurs humanitaires. Historiquement l’humanitarisme a été conduit...
Antonio De Lauri (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:06) 4 p.
U4 Guide | 2020

Supporting civil society during the Covid-19 pandemic. The potentials of online collaborations for social accountability

There are significant corruption risks during times of crisis. Civil society has an important role to play in ensuring funds to tackle the Covid-19 pandemic reach their destination. Donors and...
Saul Mullard, Per Aarvik (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Guide 2020:1)
U4 Guide | 2020

Apoyo a la sociedad civil durante la pandemia de Covid-19. El potencial de las colaboraciones en línea para la responsabilidad social

En tiempos de crisis, existen riesgos significativos de corrupción. La sociedad civil juega un papel importante en garantizar que los fondos para hacer frente a la pandemia de Covid-19 lleguen...
Saul Mullard, Per Aarvik (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Guide 2020:2)
U4 Brief | 2020

Ukraine’s High Anti-Corruption Court. Innovation for impartial justice

In 2018, Ukraine established a High Anti-Corruption Court (HACC). Ukrainian civil society groups, with the crucial support of the international community, pushed for this specialised court as a way to...
Ivanna Y. Kuz, Matthew C. Stephenson (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:3)