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Edited Book | 2019

The Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America

Understanding law and its efficacy in Latin America demands concepts distinct from the hegemonic notions of rule of law which have dominated debates on law, politics and society, and that...
Rachel Sieder, Karina Ansolabehere and Tatiana Alfonso (2019)
New York: Routledge
CMI Working Paper | 2018

Building a better world by establishing a Truth Commission: Incomplete healing in El Salvador

On 17 October 1992, as a consultant to the Commission on the Truth for El Salvador, I visited the village of Corinto to collect stories of ‘grave cases of violence’....
Stener Ekern (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2018:7) 19 p.
Journal Article | 2018

Rethinking access. Key methodological challenges in studying energy companies.

Understanding the role of large energy corporations in society is a crucial, yet challenging task for the social science of energy. Ethnographic methods hold potential for plying into corporations' own...
Müftüoglu IB, Knudsen S, Dale RF, Eiken O, Rajak D, Lange S (2018)
in Energy Research & Social Science
Book Chapter | 2017

Costa Rica: Tipping points and an incomplete journey

This chapter tracks Costa Rica’s long transition from a particularistic to a universal ethical society using a process-tracing methodology. It argues that the origins of Costa Rica’s success began in...
Bruce Wilson and Evelyn Villareal (2017)
in Transitions to Good Governance: Creating Virtuous Circles of Anti-corruption
CMI Brief | 2016

Marginalisation and Poverty in Rural Malanje, Angola

Rural Angola has gone through decades of hardships with war and economic marginalisation – culminating with the current economic crisis. This brief is about ten rural communities in the province...
Inge Tvedten, Gilson Lázaro (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 18) 4 p.
CMI Insight | 2016

Comment to CMI insight number 5: Illicit Flows and Trade Misinvoicing: Are we looking under the wrong lamppost?

This is a comment to the CMI Insight number 5, published November 2016. The Insight can be found here.  Comment byMatthew Salomon, 12 October 2016 Senior Economist, Global Financial Integrity Broad response Noting...
Matthew Salomon (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 5) 2 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

Lack of consultation. Stakeholders perspectives on local content requirements in the petroleum sector in Tanzania

Tanzania has recently discovered huge offshore natural gas fields. This has led the Government to develop Local Content Policies (LCPs) to increase local job and business opportunities. This brief presents...
Espen Villanger (CMI), Abel Kinyondo (Repoa), Ingvild Hestad (CMI) (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 15) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

Violence against women in the context of urban poverty in Angola

Violence against women is widespread in Angola. This brief presents the main findings in a recent study of how violence against women is playing out in the context of urban...
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, Margareth Nangacovie (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 16) 4 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2016

Peacemaking, Customary Laws and Institutions in Dārfūr

The traditional native justice system in Darfur has an advantage over the modern state judicial one; it has proved its relevance for effectively managing and resolving conflicts, particularly in the...
Dr. Osman Mohamed Osman Ali and Dr. Yousif Suliman Saeed Takana (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:6) 16 p.
Edited Book | 2016

Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability

This is the first book to comprehensively and systematically trace the trajectory from impunity towards accountability for past human rights violations in the Latin American region. Based on rich historical...
Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, and Cath Collins (2016)
London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series)
CMI Brief | 2016

The ‘Joyce Banda Effect’: Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour in Malawi

In the 2014 elections in Malawi, the incumbent female president Joyce Banda lost the presidency, and the number of women MPs was reduced from 43 to 33. This decline in...
Tiyesere Mercy Chikapa (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 6) 4 p.
Book Chapter | 2016

Reconfiguring Power and Insecurity in the Afghan context: The Consequences of Outsourcing Security in High Risk Societies

The Routledge Research Companion to Outsourcing Security offers an overview of the different ways in which states have come to rely on private contractors to support interventions. Part One puts into...
Åse Gilje Østensen (2016)
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Journal Article | 2015

Operasjonell kode som analytisk verktøy: Profilering av politiske eliter

Analyse av operasjonell kode en relativt ukjent metode i Norge, beskrives og demonstreres i denne artikkelen til mulig inspirasjon for fagmiljøet. Artikkelen belyser en av de mest benyttede kognitive variabler...
Siri Neset (2015)
in Internasjonal politikk vol. 73 no. 4 pp. 489-518
Report in External Series | 2015

Evaluation of Norway's Support to Women's Rights and Gender Equality. Mozambique Case Study Report

Purpose of evaluation:This report is the Mozambique case study report for the evaluation of Norway’s support to strengthening women and girls’ rights and gender equality through its development cooperation during the...
Inge Tvedten (Team Leader), Carmeliza Rosario, Sheila Faquir, Fumo Chacuro (2015)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Evaluation Report no. 2/2015 Annex 7)
Report in External Series | 2015

Evaluation of Norway's Support to Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Development Cooperation

Purpose of evaluation:This report evaluates Norway’s support to strengthening women and girls’ rights and gender equality through its development cooperation during the period 2007-2013. It assesses the extent to which...
Nicola Jones, Inge Tvedten, Angelica Arbulu, Paola Pereznieto, Johanna Lindström, Mari Norbakk (2015)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Evaluation Report no. 2/2015)
Journal Article | 2015

Why Judicial Review?

Despite the flourishing of judicialisation of rights across the world, scepticism is not in short supply. Critiques range from concerns over the democratic legitimacy and institutional competence of courts to...
Malcolm Langford (2015)
in Oslo Law Review no. 1 pp. 36-85
U4 Brief | 2014

The Kinship in Public Office indicator: Kin connectivity as a proxy for nepotism in the public sector

Measuring nepotism in the public sector is challenging because of its elusive nature. This brief reviews methodologies developed to measure the extent of family connections in the public sector and...
Frédéric Lesné, Bernard Gauthier (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2014:12) 4 p.
Book Chapter | 2014

Battlefields of method: evaluating Norwegian peace efforts in Sri Lanka

Jonathan Goodhand, Bart Klem and Gunnar M. Sørbø (2014)
in Ole Winckler Andersen, Beate Bull and Megan Kennedy-Chouane: Evaluation Methodologies for Aid in Conflict. London and New York: Routledge pp. 61-84
U4 Issue | 2012

Per diem policy analysis toolkit

Most organizations use per diems as a way to reimburse out-of-pocket expenses for travel and to encourage staff to attend professional development activities. However, weaknesses in policy design and control...
Taryn Vian, Laura Sabin (2012)
Bergen: U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2012:8) 40 p.
U4 Issue | 2012

Theories of change in anti-corruption work: A tool for programme design and evaluation

Governments and donor agencies are under increasing pressure to show hard evidence that their interventions are effective and good value for money. Anti-corruption is a challenging field in this regard,...
Jesper Johnsøn (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2012:6) 46 p.