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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)
Sudan Brief | Mar 2020

Irregular Migration or Human Trafficking? The Realities of Cross-border Population Mobility in Western Sudan

A new public discourse labels irregular migration as human trafficking. The new discourse has been shaped by emerging globalized migration patterns and the increased securitization of Europe’s borders.  This brief...
Abdelmageed M. Yahya (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2020:1) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2019

A Critique of the Humanitarian (B)order of Things

The reification of humanitarian borders generates a politics of crisis that weakens the capacity to produce structural political changes and legitimizes exceptionalism and the reproduction of hierarchized borders. In this...
Antonio De Lauri (2019)
in Journal of Identity and Migration Studies vol. 13 no. 2 pp. 148-166
Report in External Series | 2018

Russian Use of Private Military and Security Companies - the implications for European and Norwegian Security

How does the Russian use of private military and security companies affect Russian use of force and what are the implications for European and Norwegian security? Over the past couple of...
Åse Gilje Østensen and Tor Bukkvoll (2018)
Oslo (FFI-rapport no. 18/01300) 53 p.
Master's Thesis | 2018

Safeguarding borders, or safeguarding queers?

While the political field of immigration is getting increasingly stringent throughout Europe, rights for queer individuals are progressively strengthened in Western parts of the world. These two parallel trends have made...
Yngvild Gotaas Torvik (2018)
Paris: CNRS-CERI Sciences Po 99 p.
CMI Brief | 2018

Humanitarian borders: The merging of rescue with security and control

In the past few years, mass-media and political actors, especially emergent populist and right-wing political movements, effectively enhanced sentiments of panic and fear nourished by the idea that there is...
Antonio De Lauri (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2018:11) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2018

The Great Escape? Converging Refugee Crises in Tyre, Lebanon

This article analyses the convergence of two refugee crises, Palestine (1948-present) and Syria (2012-present), having brought old and new refugees into close, and increasingly, conflictual contact. While the former settled...
Are John Knudsen (2018)
in Refugee Survey Quarterly vol. 37 no. 1 pp. 96-115
Sudan Report | 2017

Human Smuggling and Trafficking in Eastern Sudan

Sudan has long been a hub for individuals from the Horn of Africa on their way to north Africa, Europe, and beyond, and this has only increased in recent years....
Hassan Ahmed Abdel Ati (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Report SR 2017:2) 94 p.
Journal Article | 2017

Islam and gender in Europe: Subjectivities, politics and piety

'Is Islam reconcilable with feminism?' asks Haideh Moghissi (1999), echoing a concern that is currently dramatized in numerous ways across and beyond Europe. The growing presence and visibility of Muslims...
Editorial (2017)
in Feminist Review no. 98 pp. 1-8
Book Chapter | 2015

The European Court of Human Rights and Internal Relocation: An Unduly Harsh Standard?

Jessica Schultz (2015)
in Gauci Jean-Pierre, Giuffré Mariagiulia, and Tsourdi Evangelia (Lilian): Exploring the Boundaries of Refugee Law: Current Protection Challenges. Brill Nijhoff
Book Chapter | 2015

Evaluation Report on the Effects of China’s Public Diplomacy in Northern Europe

Shubo Li (2015)
in Qizheng Zhao: Blue Book: Annual Report of China's Public Diplomacy Development. Social Sciences Academic Press (China)
Report in External Series | 2014

Les Accords de partenariats volontaires en Afrique centrale et de l’Ouest : de la théorie à la pratique

L’objectif de ce rapport est de documenter et de nourrir la réflexion stratégique dans les pays partenaires en négociation, ou qui vont entrer en négociation d’un Accord de partenariat volontaire...
Sophie Lemaître, Marc Vandenhaute (2014)
Rome: FAO 57 p.
Book Chapter | 2013

Norway: Keeping up appearances

Åse Gilje Østensen (2013)
in Anna Leander: Commercialising security in Europe : political consequences for peace operations. Routledge pp. 18-36
Edited Book | 2012

Flammable societies. Studies on the socio-economics of oil and gas

The impact of the oil and gas industry – paradoxically seen both as a blessing and a curse on socio-economic development – is a question at the heart of the...
John Andrew McNeish and Owen Logan (2012)
London, Pluto Press 370 p.
Journal Article | 2012

Trust and informal practice among elites in East-Central and South East Europe

The article examines patterns of generalised and institutional trust among elites in East Central Europe, South East Europe and the West Balkans. It enquires into the extent to which such...
Aadne Aasland, Åse Berit Grødeland and Heiko Pleines (2012)
in Europe-Asia Studies vol. 64 no. 1 pp. 115-143
Book Chapter | 2011

The Governance of infrastructure regulation: An economist's view

INTRODUCTION: Network industries—electricity, gas, road, telecommunications, and private water supply—need regulation in one way or the other. Very often only one network operates in a given market. The expenses of...
Tina Søreide (2011)
in Antonio Estache : Emerging issues in competition, collusion and regulation of network industries . London : Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR)
CMI Report | 2011

Making partnership work: Vision and implementation of a development programme

This report is based on a review commissioned by the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA). The NPA is one of Norway’s biggest NGOs with development programmes in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia,...
Elling N. Tjønneland, Arne Tostensen (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2011:2) 83 p.
Book Chapter | 2011

Networks and informal power structures in South East Europe

The Handbook of Doing Busines in South East Europe provides a comprehensive yet compact account of the business environment in South East Europe. Academic experts present data and analysis on...
Åse Grødeland (2011)
in Dietmar Sternad, Thomas Döring: Handbook of doing business in South East Europe. Palgrave Macmillan pp. 109-149
Book Chapter | 2011

European Islamic gender discourse

Recent discourses on human rights as well as individual rights have affected the traditional understanding of gender roles and family in general. Due to historical development in Christian thought, the...
Anne Sofie Roald (2011)
in David Cheetham, Ulrich Winkler, Oddbjørn Leirvik and Judith Gruber, eds.: Interreligious hermeneutics in pluralistic Europe. Amsterdam/N.Y.: Rodopi. pp 267-288
U4 Practice Insight | 2011

Lessons learned from the evaluation of five Council of Europe projects

How successful are donor supported anti-corruption reforms? In this Practice Insight, the author takes a look at the evaluation of five large-scale technical assistance projects and gives an insight as to why we...
Vera Devine (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practice Insight no. 2011: 2) 10 p.