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Journal Article | forthcoming 2021
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...
in Cahiers d'études africaines
Journal Article | forthcoming 2020
Too big to fault? Effects of the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize on Norwegian exports to China and foreign policy
In October 2010, the Norwegian Nobel Committee awarded the Nobel peace prize to Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo. The Chinese government responded by freezing political and economic relations with Norway, introducing...
in International Political Science Review vol. 41 no. 2 pp. 207-223
Journal Article | Aug 2020
in Central Asian Survey
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Aug 2020
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...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:10)
CMI Brief | Jul 2020
Hawa Jibril, a poetess and a long-time activist for Somali women’s rights, identified male elders as a barrier to women’s inclusion in the politics and governance of their society. In...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:9) 4 p.
CMI Brief | Jul 2020
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...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:08) 6 p.
Sudan Brief | Jul 2020
While Sudanese women were at the forefront of the popular uprising under the banner "freedom, peace and justice" that started in December 2018 and eventually led to the ousting of...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2010:02) 4 p.
U4 Brief | Jul 2020
Emergency release of people from prison because of Covid-19. A brief analysis through an anti-corruption lens
Many countries are implementing emergency releases of people from prison to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Such measures, while critical to public health, can enable the unjust release from prison...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:11)
CMI Report | Jun 2020
Literature Review: Democracy and Human Rights in contemporary Latin America (2015-2020) Trends, challenges, and prospects
Abstract Through a review of scholarly and other well-informed articles as well as media reports, this CMI Report aims to summarize discussions on challenges for democracy and human rights in Latin...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2020:01)
Journal Article | Jun 2020
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....
in Small Wars and Insurgency
CMI Working Paper | Jun 2020
Abstract We present unique survey data on the migration predictions of 400 households in two extremely climate exposed unions of coastal Bangladesh. We have four main findings. First, despite having prospects...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:04) 33 p.
U4 Brief | Jun 2020
With the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, development aid and donor agencies face new challenges. They have to deliver essential products and financial assistance in a short time frame to...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:10)
U4 Issue | Jun 2020
Corruption in the health sector can make the difference between life and death. It has severe consequences for access, quality, equity, efficiency, and efficacy of health services and is an...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:10)
U4 Brief | May 2020
Cash transfer programmes are being created and extended in developing countries as an economic response to Covid-19. Many donors are increasing their support for these programmes. However, the scale and...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:9) 15 p.
CMI Brief | Apr 2020
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:03) 4 p.
Book Chapter | Mar 2020
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...
in Emmanuel H. D. De Groof, Micha Wiebusch: International Law and Transitional Governance Critical Perspectives. London: Routledge
CMI Brief | Feb 2020
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...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:2) 4 p.
U4 Issue | Feb 2020
Legal empowerment refers to the use of laws and rights to increase relatively powerless populations’ control over their lives. A growing field, it overlaps with social accountability but emphasises laws...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:4)
Newspaper Op-Ed | Jan 2020
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Journal Article | Jan 2020
This article examines the rise and fall of the “Assir movement,” a neo-Salafist campaign led by a charismatic local sheikh who, after years of community activism, rose to prominence in the...
in Conflict and Society vol. 6 no. 1 pp. 34-51