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Report in External Series | Sep 2020

Interim Governance Arrangements in Post-Conflict and Fragile Settings

This report provides an understanding of how temporary governance during major political transitions is structured and how it works in practice. Interim governance arrangements are the exercise of public power...
Robert Forster (2020)
Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Edinburgh Dialogues on Post-Conflict Constitution Building) 45 p.
CMI Brief | Aug 2020

Women’s informal peacebuilding in North East Nigeria

Ayesha Imam, Hauwa Biu and Maina Yahi (2020)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:09) 6 p.
CMI Brief | Jul 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.
Book Chapter | Mar 2020

Constituting Transitions: Predicting Unpredictability

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...
Christine Bell, Robert Forster (2020)
in Emmanuel H. D. De Groof, Micha Wiebusch: International Law and Transitional Governance Critical Perspectives. London: Routledge
Report in External Series | Feb 2020

Blind Sides and Soft Spots – An Evaluation of Norway's Aid Engagement in South Sudan

The evaluation has looked at Norway's engagement in South Sudan during the period 2011-2018 (with a look back to 2005). The evaluation has assessed the effects of the total Norwegian...
Erik Bryld, Mareike Schomerus, Elling Tjønneland, Erik Toft, Brian C. D'Silva, Charlotte Bonnet, Animu Athiei (2020)
Oslo: Norad (Evaluation Reports no. Report 3/2020) 130 p.
Journal Article | 2019

Twenty Years After Ottawa: ‘Unpacking’ Mine Action in Peace Agreements

Mine action is essential for long-term peacebuilding and post-conflict reconstruction. Using new data, this paper explores the nexus between mine action and peace processes, providing an analysis of trends in...
Robert Forster (2019)
in Journal of Peacebuilding and Development vol. 14 no. 2 pp. 150-163
CMI Brief | 2018

Women’s informal peace efforts: Grassroots activism in South Sudan

South Sudanese women have been grossly under-represented in formal peace negotiations. However, they have been active in informal peacebuilding at the local level where peace means rebuilding society. Such informal...
Helen Kezie-Nwoha and Juliet Were (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2018:07) 6 p.
CMI Brief | 2018

Family law reform in Sudan: A never ending story?

The family law in Sudan, legalises child marriage, stipulates a wife’s obedience to her husband, and gives the male guardian veto power on women’s consent to marriage. #JusticeforNoura has shone...
Samia al-Nagar and Liv Tønnessen (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2018:08) 6 p.
CMI Brief | 2018

An increasing number of Muslim women in politics: A step towards complementarity, not equality

The number of Muslim women participating in political decision-making in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) is on the rise. This brief explores how Islamists in Sudan have interpreted...
Liv Tønnessen (2018)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2018:3) 6 p.
Journal Article | 2017

Toward a Comprehensive Solution? Yemen's Two-Year Peace Process

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) to intervene against the expanding threat of the Huthi insurgency in March 2015, the confiict in Yemen has left more than 7,500 killed and another 18.8...
Robert Forster (2017)
Forster, R. (2017). Toward a Comprehensive Solution? Yemen's Two-Year Peace Process. The Middle East Journal 71(3), 479-488. https://www.muse.jhu.edu/article/666508.
Journal Article | 2017

Kriser og kriger – er det bruk for oss nå?

Kriser og kriger – er det bruk for oss nå? - Nr 01 - 2017 - Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift - Idunn - tidsskrifter på nett // <![CDATA[ var module = 'article'; var...
Gunnar Sørbø (2017)
Norsk antropologisk tidsskrift
Sudan Working Paper | 2016

Civil society and peace building in Sudan: A critical look

Abstract The role of civil society organizations in peace making and peace building is often valorized, especially in countries that witness protracted conflicts. The assumption underlying this valorization is that while...
Munzoul A. M. Assal (University of Khartoum) (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2016:2) 24 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)
Book Chapter | 2015

Towards a framework for impact assessment

Bridging the literatures on peacebuilding and transitional justice, this chapter outlines an analytical framework for assessing the impact of transitional justice mechanisms on peace and democracy. The multilayered qualitative framework...
Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella Malca, and Trine Eide (2015)
in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series) pp. 29-66
Book Chapter | 2015

Transitional justice alternatives: claims and counterclaims

How do transitional justice mechanisms contribute to peace and democracy after authoritarian rule or violent conflict has ended? This chapter examines current theoretical and empirical knowledge on impact assessment in...
Elin Skaar and Camila Gianella Malca (2015)
in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge pp. 1-28
Book Chapter | 2015

Anthropology and peacebuilding in Sudan - some reflections

Gunnar Martin Sørbø (2015)
in Munzoul A. M. Assal, Musa Adam Abdul-Jalil: Past, Present, and Future. Fifty Years of Anthropology in Sudan. Bergen. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute pp. 95-110
Journal Article | 2014

Human Security 15 Years after Lysøen: The Case against Drone Killings

The concept of human security has evolved in two directions: (1) a comprehensivevision of security and development, and (2) a concretization of the concept tied toprotection of civilians in armed...
Astri Suhrke (2014)
in Asian Journal of Peacebuilding vol. 2 no. 2 pp. 185-198
CMI Report | 2014

Rising Powers and the African Security Landscape

The last decade has witnessed a major economic expansion of China, India, Brazil and South Africa in Africa. This has mainly been driven by commercial and corporate interests, but the...
Elling N. Tjønneland (editor), Chris Alden, Anthoni van Nieuwkerk, Adriana Erthal Abdenur, Danilo Marcondes de Souza Neto (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2014:04) 90 p.
Report in External Series | 2014

Return to war in South Sudan

While the crisis in South Sudan that started in December 2013 was triggered by a power struggle in the ruling party (SPLM), the causes for the rapid breakdown of peace...
Gunnar M. Sørbø (2014)
Oslo: NOREF Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre (Policy Brief no. April 2014) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2014

Doing the wrong things for the right reasons? “Do no harm” as a principle of reform

This Brief explores what “do no harm” means for corruption control in fragile settings and analyses how aid agencies translate the concept into practice. Efforts to control corruption can do...
Michael Johnston and Jesper Johnsøn (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief)