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Journal Article | forthcoming 2021

Why party allegiance matters: Affirmative action positioning among electoral candidates in Zambia

Vibeke Wang, Ragnhild Muriaas, Yvette Peters (2021)
in Journal of Modern African Studies vol. 59 no. 4
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 | 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
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
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

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
Book Review | 2020

Jessica Stern: My War Criminal: Personal Encounters with an Architect of Genocide

Anna Gopsill (2020)
in Public Anthropologist vol. 2 no. 2
Journal Article | 2020

The local governance of COVID-19: Disease prevention and social security in rural India

Anwesha Dutta, Harry W Fischer (2020)
in World Development vol. 138
Journal Article | 2020

Legal Reform or Erasure of History? The Politics of Moral Crimes in Afghanistan

Aziz Hakimi, Masooma Sa'adat (2020)
in Central Asian Survey
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | 2020

Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 10. Keeping the vision alive: new methods, new ambitions

The last 20 years has seen a solid international architecture established to fight corruption. However, the pace of progress has slowed in recent years. Two critical problems are that the...
Phil Mason OBE (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:10)
CMI Brief | 2020

UN Security Council Resolution 1325: Peacebuilding in Africa 20 years after its adoption

20 years ago the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1325. The resolution underscored the important role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts and called for their...
Aili Mari Tripp (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:08) 6 p.
Journal Article | 2020

Polygynous Neighbors, Excess Men, and Intergroup Conflict in Rural Africa

We argue that polygyny creates a social imbalance where few, economically well-off men marry many wives and many poor men marry late or never. By definition, polygyny produces what we...
Carlo Koos, Clara Neupert-Wentz (2020)
in Journal of Conflict Resolution vol. 64 no. 2-3 pp. 402-431
Journal Article | 2020

Armed governance: the case of the CIA-supported Afghan militias

This article examines the genealogy and behavior of the CIA militias in Afghanistan against the backdrop of persistent armed governance whereby a plurality of actors competes over control and rule....
Antonio De Lauri, Astri Suhrke (2020)
in Small Wars and Insurgency
CMI Insight | 2020

War in resource-rich northern Mozambique – Six scenarios

Since the October 2017 attacks by alleged Islamist insurgents, commonly referred to as Ahlu Sunnah Wa-Jama and locally know as Al Shabab, on Mocimboa da Praia, it has not been...
Francisco Almeida dos Santos (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:02) 18 p.
Journal Article | 2020

Current trends of blood lead levels, distribution patterns and exposure variations among household members in Kabwe, Zambia

Childhood lead (Pb) poisoning has devastating effects on neurodevelopment and causes overt clinical signs including convulsions and coma. Health effects including hypertension and various reproductive problems have been reported in...
John Yabe, Shouta MM Nakayama, Hokuto Nakata, Haruya Toyomaki, Yared B Yohannes, Kaampwe Muzandu, Andrew Kataba, Golden Zyambo, Masato Hiwatari, Daiju Narita, Daichi Yamada, Peter Hangoma, Nosiku Sipilanyambe Munyinda, Tiza Mufune, Yoshinori Ikenaka, Kennedy Choongo, Mayumi Ishiz (2020)
in Chemosphere vol. 243 pp. 125-412
CMI Insight | 2020

The changing role of Chinese development aid

In recent years, China has significantly increased its development interventions. China is now among the major providers of aid to Africa. Foreign aid has become an important tool in the...
Elling Tjønneland (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:1) 8 p.
CMI Brief | 2020

Everyday humanitarian diplomacy: Experiences from border areas

The term humanitarian diplomacy (HD) emerged in early 2000s. HD recognises the role of humanitarian actors when negotiating access, assistance and protection for civilians in situations of extreme insecurity and...
Cristina Churruca Muguruza (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:2) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2020

Self-Making in Exile: Moral Emplacement by Syrian Refugee Women in Jordan

This article brings an anthropology of ethics to bear on a case of forced migration and displacement among Syrian refugee women in Jordan. The case reveals how projects of Islamic...
Sarah Ann Tobin (2020)
in Journal of Religious Ethics vol. 48 no. 4 pp. 664-687
Journal Article | 2019

Gender parity and the symbolic representation of women in Senegal

Following the adoption of the Senegalese Law on Parity and the subsequent influx of women to the National Assembly, we saw a strong gendered polarisation of attitudes towards women as...
Marianne Tøraasen (2019)
in The Journal of Modern African Studies vol. 57 no. 3 pp. 459-481