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Journal Article | forthcoming 2021
A popular uprising recently ousted Omar al-Bashir and his Islamist cronies from power after having ruled Sudan with an iron fist since 1989. Sexual abuse and torture orchestrated by the...
in Cahiers d'études africaines
Journal Article | forthcoming 2020
Too big to fault? Effects of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Norwegian exports to China and foreign policy
In October 2010, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel peace prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. The Chinese government responded by freezing political and economic relations with Norway, introducing...
in International Political Science Review vol. 41 no. 2 pp. 207-223
Journal Article | Oct 2020
Bringing the State back in. Corporate Social Responsibility and the paradoxes of Norwegian state capitalism in the international energy sector
This theme section brings the state back into anthropological studies of corporate social responsibility through the lens of Norwegian energy corporations working abroad. Th ese transnational corporations (TNCs) are expected...
in Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology vol. 88 pp. 1-21
Book | Sep 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...
NIAS Press and the University of Hawai'i Press
CMI Brief | Aug 2020
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:09) 6 p.
U4 Issue | Aug 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...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:11)
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Aug 2020
The last 20 years has seen a solid international architecture established to fight corruption. However, the pace of progress has slowed in recent years. Two critical problems are that the...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:10)
Journal Article | Jul 2020
Fighting Wildlife Trafficking: An Overview of the EU’s Implementation of Its Action Plan Against Wildlife Trafficking
Illegal wildlife trade is one of the most profitable criminal activities. Illegal wildlife usually comes from African and Asian countries, with destination countries including China, Malaysia, Vietnam, and Singapore. However,...
in Journal of International Wildlife Law & Policy vol. 23 no. 1 pp. 62-81
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Jul 2020
Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 8. Working with other parts of government … when they don’t want to work with you
Within two years of starting its anti-corruption drive, the UK Department for International Development had secured a number of successes. This was despite having to work with other departments in...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:8)
CMI Brief | Jun 2020
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...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:06) 4 p.
CMI Insight | May 2020
Since the October 2017 attacks by alleged Islamist insurgents, commonly referred to as Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama and locally know as Al Shabab, on Mocimboa da Praia, it has not been...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:02) 18 p.
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Apr 2020
The UN Convention against Corruption is an instrument that changed the face of the global corruption dialogue. It created agreement on what corruption is, the damage it causes, and the...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:3)
U4 Report | Mar 2020
Submission to the UK Parliament International Development Committee “Effectiveness of UK Aid Inquiry”, 2020
Corruption in its various guises is well established as an impediment both to aid effectiveness and broader development goals: this is why anti-corruption efforts are a core aspect of official development...
Presented at: International Development Committee, House of Commons, UK
CMI Insight | Mar 2020
In recent years, China has significantly increased its development interventions. China is now among the major providers of aid to Africa. Foreign aid has become an important tool in the...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:1) 8 p.
Book Chapter | Mar 2020
This chapter examines how transitional governance arrangements are constituted in peace and transitions processes. We map and analyse the relationship between the legal ‘constitutionalisation’ of the transition, and the political...
in Emmanuel H. D. De Groof, Micha Wiebusch: International Law and Transitional Governance Critical Perspectives. London: Routledge
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Mar 2020
Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 2. Fighting the ‘seven deadly thins’ – starting the DFID journey
DFID’s experience between 1997 and 2010 saw a fundamental shift in the accepted role of a development agency and unique innovations in anti-corruption thinking and operations. The years would also...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:2)
CMI Brief | Feb 2020
The term humanitarian diplomacy (HD) emerged in early 2000s. HD recognises the role of humanitarian actors when negotiating access, assistance and protection for civilians in situations of extreme insecurity and...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:2) 4 p.
CMI Working Paper | Feb 2020
The UAE’s Humanitarian Diplomacy: Claiming State Sovereignty, Regional Leverage and International Recognition
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the world’s third-largest donor of humanitarian aid relative to Gross National Income in 2016. The country was among the top five humanitarian assistance state-donors...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:1) 11 p.
CMI Working Paper | Feb 2020
A place-based framework for assessing resettlement capacity in the context of climate change induced displacement
Place-based resettlement capacity assessments to identify potential resettlement places for climate migrants are needed to guide climate change related resettlement programs. The authors propose and validate a conceptual climate change...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:3) 46 p.
CMI Working Paper | Feb 2020
Countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa exposed to the environmental consequences of climate change are predicted to see voluntary and forced internal migration on an unprecedented scale in the...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:2)