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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)
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 | Jan 2021

Sur les routes de Kigali : évolution des pratiques de petite corruption

The fight against corruption increased the informal privatization of the managementof the road transport sector in Rwanda, to the benefit of transport cooperatives, whichreplaced traffic police. This interweaving of formal...
Guillaume Nicaise (2021)
in Politique Africaine no. 160 pp. pp. 87- 112
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2021

Resettlement capacity assessments for climate induced displacements: Evidence from Ethiopia

Climate change migration is increasing and necessitates a re-examination of resettlement planning and processes. Although evidence-based selection of host places would improve climate change resettlement outcomes, few methods for the...
Solomon Zena Walelign, Susan L. Cutter and Päivi Lujala (2021)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2021:01) 48 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
Journal Article | 2020

Humanitarian Diplomatic Practices

Humanitarian diplomacy is a new term, yet an old practice, and has received relatively little academic attention. This contrasts with the reality of humanitarian practitioners’ work, which has shown increasing...
Salla Turunen (2020)
in The Hague Journal of Diplomacy vol. 15 no. 4 pp. 459-487
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
U4 Issue | 2020

Tackling forestry corruption in Indonesia. Lessons from KPK prosecutions

The Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission has successfully prosecuted more than 600 defendants in corruption cases since 2004, but only about 5% of these defendants were charged for offences related to...
Sofie Arjon Schütte, Laode M. Syarif (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:15)
Report in External Series | 2020

The UK and Afghanistan

Expert witness for the inquiry on the United Kingdom and Afghanistan, Committee on International Relations and Defence, House of Lords.
Antonio De Lauri (2020)
Published by the Authority of the House of Lords, UK
Report in External Series | 2020

Responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic - Early Norwegian Development Aid Support

This report - commissioned by Norad's Evaluation Department - provides a mapping and analysis of early Norwegian development aid related to Covid-19 . It gives an overview of all Covid-19...
Elling N. Tjønneland (2020)
Oslo: Norad (Background Study, Norad Evaluation Department no. 1/20) 30 p.
Journal Article | 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...
Ståle Knudsen,Dinah Rajak,Siri Lange,Isabelle Hugøy (2020)
in Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology vol. 88 pp. 1-21
Journal Article | 2020

Household Bargaining and Spending on Children: Experimental Evidence from Tanzania

This paper studies whether an increase in women's intrahousehold bargaining power causes couples to allocate more resources to their child's education, and, if so, what the underlying mechanisms for this...
Charlotte Ringdal and Ingrid Hoem Sjursen (2020)
in Economica
Report in External Series | 2020

Interim Governance Arrangements in Post-Conflict and Fragile Settings

This report provides an understanding of how temporary governance during major political transitions is structured and how it works in practice. Interim governance arrangements are the exercise of public power...
Robert Forster (2020)
Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Edinburgh Dialogues on Post-Conflict Constitution Building) 45 p.
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
Sudan Working Paper | 2020

Food Security and Agricultural Development in Sudan: The case of Kassala State

This research discusses the relationship between agricultural development and food security, determinants of supply of (production of food) and demand for (consumption of food) food and determinants of food insecurity...
Prof. Dr. Samia Mohamed Nour, Dr. Eltayeb Mohamedain (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2020:1)
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | 2020

Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 7. The UK Overseas Territories and global illicit finance: the peculiar British problem

UK Overseas Territories such as British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands have a well-known reputation for facilitating money laundering and the movement of illicit finance. Why does the UK allow...
Phil Mason OBE (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:7)
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | 2020

Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 5. Money laundering and illicit financial flows – the ‘getaway car’ of corruption

Combatting money laundering and flows of illicit finance is central to the global response to corruption. These are the means by which criminals enjoy the fruits of their wrongdoing. Yet...
Phil Mason OBE (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:5)
Journal Article | 2020

'He should learn that he cannot get a woman for free’: Male elopers and constructions of masculinity in the Afghan justice system

This article explores constructions of gender, masculinity, and class in moral crimes prosecutions, and their legal aftermaths in Afghanistan. It argues that the lack of attention to men in advocacy...
Torunn Wimpelmann, Aziz Hakimi, Masooma Sa'adat (2020)
in Men and Masculinities, March 2020
U4 Brief | 2020

Corruption in the time of COVID-19: A double-threat for low income countries

It is critical to continue a strong stance against corrupt practices during the response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Anti-corruption procedures and systems of accountability will ensure that development aid is...
Sarah Steingrüber, Monica Kirya, David Jackson, Saul Mullard (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:6)
U4 Issue | 2020

Urbanisation, informality, and corruption. Designing policies for integrity in the city

The world is rapidly urbanising, and urban informality is a central feature of our times. Conventional thinking views informality as corrosive to clean government, but new scholarship illuminates the complex...
Dieter Zinnbauer (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:6)