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Journal Article | forthcoming 2021

'Good Men Don't Elope'. Afghan migrants men's discourses on labour migration, marriage and masculinties

This article explores the intersections between masculinity, migration and marital strategies through both a historical and ethnographic focus on the everyday lives of Turkmen men from Northern Afghanistan working in...
Aziz Hakimi (2021)
in History and Anthropology
Journal Article | forthcoming 2021

Legal Mobilization to Protect Women against Rape in Islamist Sudan

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...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2021)
in Cahiers d'études africaines
Journal Article | Mar 2021

Understanding the resource curse: A large-scale experiment on corruption in Tanzania

Corruption is considered an important driver of the resource curse in developing countries. Based on a large-scale field experiment in Tanzania, this paper studies how the salience of future natural...
Alexander Cappelen, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Donald Mmari, Ingrid Hoem Sjursen and Bertil Tungodden (2021)
in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization vol. 183 pp. 129-157
CMI Report | Feb 2021

Protection of Civilians – Norway in the Security Council

This report summarizes a policy seminar organized by the Norwegian Centre for Humanitarian Studies in December 2020. It briefly points out some of the key challenges and opportunities for Norway...
Edited by Antonio De Lauri (2021)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2021:01)
Journal Article | Jan 2021

Justifiable energy injustices? Exploring institutionalised corruption and electricity sector “problem-solving” in Ghana and Kenya

The persistence of corruption amid intensified anti-corruption initiatives suggests that entitlement notions underpinning involvement in corrupt practices deserve greater attention. Recent evidence from Africa’s energy sector emphasises the functionality of...
Festus Boamah, David Aled Williams, Joana Afful (2021)
in Energy Research and Social Science vol. 73
U4 Issue | Jan 2021

Tackling petty corruption through social norms theory: lessons from Rwanda

Despite Rwanda’s implementation of a ‘zero tolerance for corruption’ strategy, taximotorcyclists working in Kigali continue to deal with corrupt security officers andpolice officers. Yet, the use of social norms theory...
Guillaume Nicaise (2021)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2021:2) 33 p.
Journal Article | Jan 2021

Gender, regulation, and corporate social responsibility in the extractive sector: The case of Equinor’s social investments in Tanzania

Multinational corporations have been criticised for their rhetorical support to - as opposed to substantive engagement with - gender equality in their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities in poor countries....
Siri Lange,Victoria Wyndham (2021)
in Women's Studies: International Forum vol. 84 pp. 1-8
Book Chapter | Jan 2021

Indigenous Irrigation System Linking People, Place and the Planet: The Practice of Jamfwi on the India-Bhutan Borderlands

Anwesha Dutta, Shailendra Yashwant (2021)
in Dan Smyer Yu and Erik De Maaker: Trans-Himalayan Environmental Humanities: Animist Earth and Symbiotic Indigeneity'). London: Routledge
Journal Article | 2020

Drivers of Health in sub-Saharan Africa: A Dynamic Panel Analysis.

Globally, life expectancy increased while infant mortality reduced substantially between the 19th and late 20th century. Although there is relatively mature literature on the drivers behind these gains in life expectancy and...
Mwimba Chewe and Peter Hangoma (2020)
in Health Policy OPEN vol. 1 no. 10001
Journal Article | 2020

THE TURKISH CONSTITUTIONAL COURT'S FIRST DECISION ON ABORTION?

Turkish Constitutional Court (TCC) gave its first decision on abortion on 23 July 20201, which was published in the Official Gazette on September 2020. This note will start by a...
BEZAR EYLEM EKINCI; ILKER GÖKHAN SEN (2020)
in Constitutional Law Journal vol. 9 no. 18 pp. 689-699
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
Sudan Brief | 2020

After the uprising: Including Sudanese youth

The youth were the backbone of the protests that led to the fall of Sudan’s president Omer al-Bashir in April 2019. Yet, two years after the uprising they are still...
Lovise Aalen (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2020:7) 4 p.
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 Brief | 2020

No Longer a Guest: Permitting Syrians in Sudan

When Syrian refugees first started arriving to Sudan in 2014 they were welcomed as guests. But Sudan’s economic crisis combined with Syrians’ success in business has created antagonism. The transitional...
Sarah A Tobin, Salam Kanhoush (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2020:6) 4 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.
Journal Article | 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...
Ivar Kolstad (2020)
in International Political Science Review vol. 41 no. 2 pp. 207-223
U4 Brief | 2020

The conservation-corruption conundrum: Understanding everyday relationships between rangers and communities

Rangers are at the frontline of biodiversity conservation and are perhaps the only actors that bridge the human-nature divide through their work in protecting charismatic species and engaging with local...
Anwesha Dutta (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:15)
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)
U4 Brief | 2020

Corrupción en tiempos de COVID-19. Una doble amenaza para países de bajo ingreso

Durante la respuesta a la pandemia de COVID-19, es fundamental mantener una postura firme contra prácticas de corrupción. Los procedimientos anticorrupción y los sistemas de rendición de cuentas garantizarán que...
Sarah Steingrüber, Monica Kirya, David Jackson, Saul Mullard (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:16)
Journal Article | 2020

¿Y la salud intercultural?: Lecciones desde la pandemia que no debemos olvidar(What about intercultural health?: Lessons from the pandemic that we should not forget, E a saúde intercultural: lições da pandemia que não devemos esquecer)

Those of us who work in indigenous health know that it is very common for Indigenous People or peasants to be represented as guilty for their health problems. Such representations...
Maria Amalia Pesantes,Camila Gianella (2020)
in Mundo Amazónico vol. 11 no. 2 pp. 93-110