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Journal Article | Jun 2020
When confronted with information that ordinary citizens do not care that strongly about efficiency, do economists change their views of optimal public policy? In a randomized experiment on tax preferences...
in Journal of Development Studies vol. 56
U4 Issue | May 2020
Schools and universities in various countries are teaching youth about integrity norms and values. Despite limited evidence on effectiveness, some good practices and lessons learned have emerged. Development partners, multilateral...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:8)
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
CMI Brief | Feb 2020
What does it take for a female politician to win a party nomination? We still know little about women’s entry into politics in countries without formal gender quotas. Using data...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:1) 4 p.
U4 Issue | Feb 2020
Effective engagement by communities is a crucial strategy for anti-corruption initiatives. However, encouraging involvement and civic-mindedness at a local level can present challenges for donors and practitioners. Trust, the sense...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:3)
Journal Article | Jan 2020
Value Added Tax (VAT) has emerged as one of the main modes of raising tax revenue worldwide, but has significantly underperformed as a revenue source in African countries. To improve...
in World Development vol. 128
Journal Article | 2019
The right to abortion in Tunisia after the revolution of 2011: Legal, medical and social arrangements seen through seven abortion stories
In this article, we explore the effects that Tunisia’s post-revolutionary democratization process has had on the right to abortion, drawing on ethnographic material, interviews, and medical files that we collected...
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 21 no. 2 pp. 69-78
Journal Article | 2019
In Sudan's Islamist state, abortion is politicized through its association to illegal pregnancy. Fornication is crime against God punishable with 100 lashes. Pregnancy outside a marriage contract constitute sufficient evidence...
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 21 no. 2 pp. 7-19
Edited Book | 2019
Analysing political corruption as a distinct but separate entity from bureaucratic corruption, this timely book separates these two very different social phenomena in a way that is often overlooked in...
Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishers Ltd. c 200 p.
U4 Brief | 2019
Getting urbanisation right is a prerequisite for human development and environmental sustainability. Yet, corruption risks in urbanisation abound and threaten to stymie ambitions for a prosperous, inclusive, resilient urban future....
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2019:4)
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2019
Indonesia’s most promising attempt at controlling corruption and an inspiration for its peers internationally is about to lose a lot of what enabled it to be so effective and trusted...
Jakarta Post 27 September
Book | 2019
Corruption, évitement fiscal, blanchiment dans le secteur extractif: de l'art de jouer avec le droit
Le pétrole, le gaz et les minerais sont des ressources indispensables pour le bon fonctionnement de nos économies et sont très convoitées. Elles sont ainsi particulièrement propices à l’émergence de...
Rennes: Presses Universitaires de Rennes (L'univers des normes)
Journal Article | 2019
This article explores how working women in Sudan's capital negotiate legal constraints placing them under the guardianship of their husbands, imposing strict public dress and behavioral codes upon them, and...
in Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society vol. 26 no. 2 pp. 223-244
Book Chapter | 2019
Citizenship, statelessness, and human rights protection in Sudan's constitutions and post South Sudan secession challenges
Sudan and South Sudan have suffered from repeated cycles of conflict and authoritarianism resulting in serious human rights and humanitarian law violations. Several efforts, such as the 2005 Comprehensive Peace...
in Constitution-making and Human Rights in the Sudans (Lutz Oette, Mohamed Abdelsalam Babiker (eds.))
Report in External Series | 2019
In the Darfur Region of Sudan, patterns of livestock mobility and livelihood systems are continually adapting and transforming themselves in the face of multiple challenges. Earlier studies have shown that...
A Feinstein International Center publication, January 2019
Report in External Series | 2018
Like governments in many other African countries, the Government of Tanzania has been striving to improve the effectiveness of its value added tax (VAT) regime by reducing tax evasion through...
Brighton: International Centre for Tax and Development (ICTD) (ICTD Working Paper no. 83) 28 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2018
Besteuerung und Kapitalflucht aus Afrika: Die Steuervermeidungsindustrie [The tax avoidance industry: facilitators of capital flight from Africa]
To combat the global problems of tax evasion, corruption and money laundering, it is vital to understand the essential role tax havens play as providers of secrecy. This requires knowledge...
Afrika-bulletin 171 Entwicklungspolitische Zeitschrift des Afrika-Komitees Basel Sept/Okt 2018
Book | 2018
It has long been debated whether Africa's lack of growth is best explained by the continent's exploitation by the global system, or by internal failures of domestic political leadership, and...
London/New York: Zed Books (African Arguments Book Series,) 216 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2018
This study offers an account of individual agency within a constructivist view of professional wrongdoing. The main contribution is a model in which the neglected role of individual professionals is...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:8)
CMI Brief | 2018
Reserved-seat quotas have been used worldwide as a measure to get more women in parliament. However, they are meant to be temporary until women can compete with men for open...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2) 4 p.