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Journal Article | Feb 2020

Independence or Front Lines: Securing Southern Representation in Yemen's Peace Talks

The article addresses the consolidation and rise of the Southern Transitional Council in South Yemen and their push for access to a seat at the table of Yemen’s peace talks....
Robert Forster (2020)
Forster, Robert. 'Independence or Frontlines: Securing Southern Representation in Yemen's Peace Talks', Babylon: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier, Vol. 17, No. 2 (2019), pp. 8-21
Journal Article | 2019

The Taliban and the humanitarian soldier: Configurations of freedom and humanity in Afghanistan

Humanitarian wars are a primary means of globally affirming a specific model of humanity, built according to the cultural, moral, and economic standards of Western democracies. How are forms of...
Antonio De Lauri (2019)
in Anuac vol. 8 no. 1 pp. 31-57
Impact Series | 2019

Changing the public narrative: The case of forced sterilizations in Peru

In a drive for lower birth rates during the mid-90’s, Peruvian authorities launched a campaign to persuade women to get sterilized. More than 200 000 women underwent the surgical procedure...
Åse Johanne Roti Dahl (2019)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Impact Series IS 2019:01)
CMI Working Paper | 2019

Does changing the narrative improve host community attitudes to climate migrants? Experimental evidence from Bangladesh

A number of studies suggest that our narratives about the situation of the poor and vulnerable affect how we view them and treat them. Theoretically, a potentially powerful way to...
Ivar Kolstad, Sosina Bezu, Päivi Lujala, Minhaj Mahmud, and Arne Wiig (2019)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2019:3) 25 p.
Journal Article | 2018

Vernacular Politics, Sectarianism, and National Identity among Syrian Refugees in Jordan

In Jordan - home to some one million Syrian refugees - the vital roles played by vernacular politics, discourses of inclusion and exclusion, and sectarian social histories for Syrians are...
Sarah A. Tobin (2018)
in Religions vol. 9 no. 7
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.
CMI Brief | 2018

Humanitarian borders: The merging of rescue with security and control

In the past few years, mass-media and political actors, especially emergent populist and right-wing political movements, effectively enhanced sentiments of panic and fear nourished by the idea that there is...
Antonio De Lauri (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2018:11) 4 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2017

The Criminalisation of Rape in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the legal recognition of rape as a crime has changed in pace with the dominant narrative on women’s sexuality. The country’s most troublesome categorisation of rape was, unfortunately,...
Shehar Bano Khan and Shirin Gul (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:08) 24 p.
Journal Article | 2017

Fishermen and Territorial Anxieties in China and Vietnam: Narratives of the South China Sea beyond the Nation Frame

In the geopolitical conflict over the South China Sea (SCS), fishers are at the center of Chinese and Vietnamese cartographic imaginations that define the sea as either “Chinese” or “Vietnamese”...
Edyta Roszko (2017)
in Cross-Currents: East Asian History and Culture Review vol. 6 no. 1 pp. 20-51
Journal Article | 2017

The Absence of freedom

Central and South Asian brick kilns have long attracted the attention of both humanitarian agencies and scholars as sites of slavery-like forms of labor exploitation. They represent both an important...
Antonio De Lauri (2017)
in Journal of Global Slavery vol. 2 no. 1-2 pp. 122-138
Book Chapter | 2017

South Africa: Rethinking enforcement narratives

Malcolm Langford, Steven Kahanovitz (2017)
in Malcolm Langford, Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito, Julieta Rossi: Social Rights Judgments and the Politics of Compliance Making It Stick. Cambridge University Press
Book | 2017

Mediatized China-Africa Relations: How Media Discourses Negotiate the Shifting of Global Order

This cutting edge book explores the role of the media in the highly disputed area of China-Africa relations, notably how various aspects of the issue have been portrayed, negotiated and...
Shubo Li (2017)
Palgrave Macmillan 236 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Trial of the Status Quo: The Politics of Mediated Justice in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

 The Lebanese media landscape is widely acknowledged to be a battleground for privatized outlets aligned with political elites. Each outlet vies for hegemony in a crowded and competitive marketplace of...
Sari Hanafi, Are John Knudsen, Robert Flahive (2016)
in Arab Studies Journal, 24(1): 68-88
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)
Book Chapter | 2016

Geographies of connection and disconnection: Narratives of seafaring in Ly Son

Edyta Roszko (2016)
in Philip Taylor: Connected and Disconnected in Vietnam: Remaking Social Relationships in a Post-socialist Nation. Canberra: Australian National University Press pp. 347-377
Journal Article | 2015

Framed Justice: The Politics of Media for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

[English abstract] The Lebanese media landscape is widely acknowledged to be a battleground for privatized outlets aligned with political elites. Each outlet vies for hegemony in a crowded and competitive...
Sari Hanafi, Are John Knudsen, Robert Flahive (2015)
in Arab Journal for Political Science vol. 45-46 pp. 89-109
Journal Article | 2015

Maritime Territorialisation as Performance of Sovereignty and Nationhood in the South China Sea

The South China Sea (SCS) is a conflict‐ridden international arena of rivalry between China, the USA, India, and the other ASEAN countries over sovereignty, resources and security. In this geopolitical...
Edyta Roszko (2015)
in vol. 21 no. 2 pp. 230-249
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

Borderland dynamics in the Horn of Africa – Some reflections

This paper is a broad ranging reflection of the general situation of crisis in the Horn of Africa region. Rather than carry out a conventional anthropological analysis in which local...
Leif Manger (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:1)
CMI Insight | 2014

Blood Elections: Presidential election in Syria within the Red Regime Lines

The oppositional groups called the June 3 presidential election “blood elections” because of the huge numbers of lives lost during the three years of war. When pro-regime voters marked their...
Emma Jørum (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2014:4) 4 p.
Book Chapter | 2014

Configuring a Threatening Other: Historical Narratives in Chinese School Textbooks

The historical narratives about Japan in the Chinese school textbooks, especially those of today, contributed to the construction of a common understanding about the formation of China as a modern...
Shubo Li (2014)
in Thomas A. Hollihan: The Dispute Over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. How Media Narratives Shape Public Opinion and Challenge the Global Order. Palgrave Macmillan