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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...
Irene Maffi and Malika Affes (2019)
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 21 no. 2 pp. 69-78
Journal Article | 2019

The Limits of Law: Abortion in the Middle East and Northern Africa

Irene Maffi and Liv Tønnessen (2019)
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 21 no. 2 pp. 1-6
CMI Brief | 2017

Counter-mobilization against child marriage reform in Africa

Legislating a minimum age of marriage at 18 has stirred counter-mobilization in some, but not all, countries where religious or traditional institutions enjoy constitutional authority. Why does counter-mobilization arise in...
Ragnhild Louise Muriaas, Liv Tønnessen, Vibeke Wang (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 8) 4 p.
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 Report | 2016

The women’s rights champion. Tunisia’s potential for furthering women’s rights.

Mari Norbakk (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2016:5) 32 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)
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2015

Kvartettens halve seier

årets fredsprisvinner, den Tunisiske kvartetten for Nasjonal Dialog har fått prisen for sitt demokratiseringsarbeid etter den arabiske våren. Ikke minst har de utmerket seg gjennom bidraget med å få i...
Mari Nordbakk og Liv Tønnessen (2015)
Klassekampen October 15, 2015
Edited Book | 2014

Popular Protest in the New Middle East: Islamism and Post-Islamist Politics

The Arab Spring represents a tectonic shift in Middle East from austere authoritarianism to opening the space for long repressed Islamist movements to seek elected office and political power. Examining...
Are Knudsen and Basem Ezbidi (2014)
I.B. Tauris
CMI Insight | 2013

Marriage is Politics: Prospects for Women's Equality after the Arab Spring

Hopes were high that the uprisings that began in 2011 across the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) that have come to be known as “the Arab Spring” would bring...
Liv Tønnessen (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight vol. 2013 no. 1) 4 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012

En arabisk vår i Sudan?

Regimet i Sudan har fulgt den arabiske våren med argusøyne. President Omar al-Bashir frykter smitteeffekten. Nå truer en økonomi i fritt fall med å velte regimet. Prisene på drivstoff og...
Liv Tønnessen (2012)
Dagbladet 15.08.12
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012

En arabisk vår i Sudan?

Regimet i Sudan har fulgt den arabiske våren med argusøyne. President Omar al-Bashir frykter smitteeffekten. Nå truer en økonomi i fritt fall med å velte regimet. Prisene på drivstoff og...
(2012)
Dagbladet 15.08.12
U4 Brief | 2012

The accumulation of unexplained wealth by public officials: Making the offence of illicit enrichment enforceable

Recent high-profile cases have focused attention on the transfer of assets abroad by heads of state and other senior officials from developing countries in amounts that far exceed their legitimate...
Maud Perdriel-Vaissiere (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2012:1) 4 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 | 2006

Islam på godt og vondt

Karikaturtegningene av Muhammed har skapt debatt i norske medier. Denne debatten har blant annet omhandlet islam og hvorvidt denne religionen utgjør en trussel mot vår sivilisasjon. I programmet Tabloid i...
Liv Tønnessen (2006)
Bergens Tidende 08.02.2006
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2006

Islam har skylden?

Det demokratiske underskuddet i Midt-østen og Nord-Afrika er slående. Mange vil hevde at «islam har skylden», da islam i litteraturen ofte brukes som en generell og lite opplysende forklaringsfaktor for...
Liv Tønnessen (2006)
Studvest 15.04.2006
Master's Thesis | 2005

Islamism and Democracy: An Inquiry into the Political Thought of the Sudanese Islamist Hassan al-Turabi

My focus of analysis is Islamist democracy as conceived by the Sudanese Islamist Hassan al-Turabi. I aim to explore and understand Turabi's concept of democracy and study the roots of...
Liv Tønnessen (2005)
Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Cand. Polit. Degree. Bergen: Department of Comparative Politics. University of Bergen 159 p.
Book Chapter | 1994

"The educated way of thinking: Individualisation and islamism in Tunisia"

Marit Tjomsland (1994)
in Mette Masst et al. (eds.): State and locality. Proccedings of the NFU Annual Conference 1993. Oslo: Center for International Foresty Research pp. 131-149
CMI Report | 1993

"The educated way of thinking". Individualisation and Islamism in Tunisia

Marit Tjomsland (1993)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report D 1993:2) 15 p.
CMI Report | 1992

Negotiating the "in-between". Modernizing practices and identities in post-colonial Tunisia

The study focuses on the Tunisian post-colonial process of modernization and its effects on Tunisians of different generations, gender, and educational backgrounds. Interviews with illiterates as well as university graduates...
Marit Tjomsland (1992)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 1992:10) 201 p.