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Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018

Mujib dynasty retains control in Bangladesh

Across South Asia political dynasties are generally in decline. The Nehru-Gandhi dynasty of the Indian Congress Party and the Bhutto clan of the Pakistan People's Party are both deteriorating. But...
Inge Amundsen (2018)
East Asia Forum (Canberra, Australia ) 10.08.2018
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2017

Feilslutninger i norsk asylpolitikk

Norge kan se langt etter statusen som internasjonal fanebærer. «Effektiv beskyttelse» betyr ikke fravær av risiko, men tilstedeværelse av beskyttelse i overskuelig fremtid. Afghanistans politi og domstoler er blant de mest korrupte sektorene i det...
Jessica Schultz (2017)
NRK Ytring 22.11.2017
CMI Report | 2017

Legal Reform and Women’s Rights in Lebanese Personal Status Laws

This report documents and analyzes two recent major reforms in Lebanese law whose purpose is to further gender equality for women in Lebanon: (I) the alteration of the Sunni personal...
Dima Dabbous (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2017:3) 40 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2017

The Criminalisation of Rape in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the legal recognition of rape as a crime has changed in pace with the dominant narrative on women’s sexuality. The country’s most troublesome categorisation of rape was, unfortunately,...
Shehar Bano Khan and Shirin Gul (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:08) 24 p.
Journal Article | 2017

The Absence of freedom

Central and South Asian brick kilns have long attracted the attention of both humanitarian agencies and scholars as sites of slavery-like forms of labor exploitation. They represent both an important...
Antonio De Lauri (2017)
in Journal of Global Slavery vol. 2 no. 1-2 pp. 122-138
Journal Article | 2017

Kriser og kriger – er det bruk for oss nå?

Kriser og kriger – er det bruk for oss nå? - Nr 01 - 2017 - Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift - Idunn - tidsskrifter på nett //
Gunnar Sørbø (2017)
Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift
U4 Issue | 2016

Specialised anti-corruption courts: A comparative mapping

Frustration with the capacity of the ordinary machinery of justice to deal adequately with corruption has prompted many countries to develop specialised anti-corruption institutions. While anti-corruption agencies with investigative and/or...
Sofie Arjon Schütte, Matthew C. Stephenson (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2016:7) 28 p
CMI Report | 2016

Unfulfilled hopes. The quest for a minimum marriage age in Yemen, 2009–2014

The project Women’s Human Rights and Law Reform in the Muslim World seeks to map family and criminal law reforms in the period 1995-2015 in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco,...
Anne K. Bang (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2016:3)
Edited Book | 2016

Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups Profit in the MENA Region

The Arab Uprisings have brought renewed attention to the role of the military in the MENA region, where they are either the backbone of regime power or a crucial part...
Elke Grawert and Zeinab Abul-Magd (eds.) (2016)
Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 334 p.
Book Chapter | 2016

Beyond cultural relativism? Tim Ingold's “ontology of dwelling” revisited

Tim Ingold has over the past decades emerged as the most influential theoreticians of man–environment relations. This chapter discusses the relevance of Ingold’s work to the ontological turn in social anthropology and...
Are John Knudsen (2016)
in Bjørn E. Bertelsen and Synnøve Bendixsen: Critical Anthropological Engagements in Human Alterity and Difference. London: Palgrave Macmillan pp. 181-201
Report in External Series | 2015

Opportunity in Crisis: Navigating Afghanistan's Uncertain Future

Afghanistan’s future remains uncertain. After one of the longest and most ambitious interventions since the Second World War, peace and stability remain elusive. Much has been achieved but at a...
Matt Waldman (2015)
London: Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Research Paper, Asia Programme) 34 p.
Journal Article | 2015

Scaling up of Life Skills Based Education in Pakistan: a case study

Young people between the ages of 10 and 19 make up 23% of Pakistan’s population. In Pakistan, young people face many challenges in terms of sexual and reproductive health (SRH)...
Joar Svanemyr, Qadeer Baig & Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (2015)
in Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning vol. 15 no. 3 pp. 503-519
Journal Article | 2011

Logging the 'Frontier': Narratives of deforestation in the northern borderlands of British India, c. 1850-1940

This paper analyzes the institution of “scientific forestry” in the northern borderlands (“Frontier”) of British India c. 1850–1940. Using archival material from the India Office Records (IOR), the paper traces...
Are Knudsen (2011)
in: Forum for Development Studies, vol. 38 no.3 pp. 299-319
Book | 2011

When more is less. The international project in Afghanistan

The Western-led efforts to establish a new post-Taliban order in Afghanistan are in serious trouble, and in this book Astri Suhrke sets out to explain why. She begins with the...
Astri Suhrke (2011)
New York/London: Columbia/Hurst 293 p.
Report in External Series | 2011

Review of and recommendations for Norwegian support to good governance in Pakistan

The report introduces a theoretical framework for analysis, and then discusses how Pakistan and Norway define governance and good governance before moving on to a political economy analysis of Pakistan,...
Petter Bauck (Norad, team leader), Arne Strand and Shirin Gul (2011)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Report Discussion no. 12/2011) 84 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2011

Trøbbel i paradis. Opprør i Oman

Da Sultan Qaboos av Oman i 1970 kastet sin far i et kupp, var landet fattig, isolert og hadde tre kilometer asfaltert vei. I morgen står Sultan Qaboos på gjestelisten...
Anne Katrine Bang (2011)
Bergens Tidende 28.04.2011
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2010

Tid for linjeskifte

Krigen går fra vondt til verre. En overordnet strategi dominert av militær maktbruk har spilt fallitt. Det er tid for en politisk logikk. Veien videre. President Obama brukte sitt første år...
Kristian Berg Harpviken, Astri Suhrke og Arne Strand (2010)
Aftenposten 04.07.2010
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2010

Afghanistans Pentagon papers

Wikileaks-lekkasjen viser at USA og de allierte fører en krig de taper, slik avsløringene om Vietnamkrigen viste på 70-tallet. RAPPORTENE FRA AFGHANISTAN som ble lastet ned fra amerikanske militærservere og lekket...
Astri Suhrke (2010)
Dagbladet 26.07.2010.
Book | 2009

Violence and belonging: Land, love and lethal conflict in the North-West Frontier Province of Pakistan

Offers a new perspective on the causes of violence in Middle Eastern and other tribal Muslim communities. A rich ethnographic account of an area into which the war in Afghanistan is...
Are John Knudsen (2009)
Copenhagen: Nordic Institute of Asian Studies (Monograph series no. 115) 224 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2009

Problemet er systemet

The Problem is the System (English version) Valgkrisen i Afghanistan var bisarre til det siste. President Hamaid Karzai – utskjelt som korrupt leder og valgfusker i stort format – ble utropt til...
Astri Suhrke and Arne Strand (2009)
Dagbladet 05.11.2009