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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 | Nov 2020
The association between British colonial rule and lower levels of corruption is often emphasized in legal origins literature (La Porta et al., 2008). However, given the historical context of Africa, we hypothesize...
in Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization vol. 179
Journal Article | Oct 2020
Doing global investments the Nordic way. The 'business case' for Equinor’s support to union work among its employees in Tanzania
In the Nordic countries, unions are represented in company boards and can infl uence companies’ policies toward labor abroad. Th is article focuses on the Norwegian national oil company Equinor...
in Focaal: Journal of Global and Historical Anthropology vol. 88 pp. 22-39
Report in External Series | Sep 2020
مذاکرات آتش بس در کدام زمان و چگونه صورت میگیرد وعناصربنیادی آن کدام ها اند؟ این رهنمود عناصر بنیادی ۲۶۷ موافقتنامه های آتش بس مندرج بانک اطلاعاتی که بین سال...
Edinburgh: University of Edinburgh (PA-X Spotlight) 21 p.
Report in External Series | Sep 2020
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...
Stockholm: International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (Edinburgh Dialogues on Post-Conflict Constitution Building) 45 p.
Book | Sep 2020
Fishers, Monks and Cadres: Navigating State, Religion and the South China Sea in Central Vietnam, co-published by NIAS Press and the University of Hawai'i Press (Paperback February 2021)
This remarkable and timely ethnography explores how fishing communities living on the fringe of the South China Sea in central Vietnam interact with state and religious authorities as well as...
NIAS Press and the University of Hawai'i Press
U4 Issue | Aug 2020
A Theory of Change for the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative. Designing resource governance pathways to improve developmental outcomes
The Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative is a major international effort to disclose information about extractive activities. Having an explicit Theory of Change could help it to improve natural resource governance...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:11)
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.
U4 Brief | Jul 2020
Liberación de emergencia de personas en prisión debido al Covid-19. Un breve análisis a través de una perspectiva anticorrupción
Muchos países están implementando la liberación de emergencia de personas en prisión para mitigar la propagación de Covid-19. Dichas medidas, si bien son críticas para la salud pública, pueden permitir...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:12)
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Jul 2020
Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 8. Working with other parts of government … when they don’t want to work with you
Within two years of starting its anti-corruption drive, the UK Department for International Development had secured a number of successes. This was despite having to work with other departments in...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:8)
CMI Brief | Jun 2020
Améliorer l’accès à l’aide humanitaire dans les conflits et dans les situations d’urgence complexes a toujours été la plus grande préoccupation pour les acteurs humanitaires. Historiquement l’humanitarisme a été conduit...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2020:06) 4 p.
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Jun 2020
Twenty years with anti-corruption. Part 7. The UK Overseas Territories and global illicit finance: the peculiar British problem
UK Overseas Territories such as British Virgin Islands and Cayman Islands have a well-known reputation for facilitating money laundering and the movement of illicit finance. Why does the UK allow...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:7)
U4 Issue | May 2020
Schools and universities in various countries are teaching youth about integrity norms and values. Despite limited evidence on effectiveness, some good practices and lessons learned have emerged. Development partners, multilateral...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:8)
U4 Practitioner Experience Note | Apr 2020
The UN Convention against Corruption is an instrument that changed the face of the global corruption dialogue. It created agreement on what corruption is, the damage it causes, and the...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practitioner Experience Note 2020:3)
U4 Guide | Apr 2020
Apoyo a la sociedad civil durante la pandemia de Covid-19. El potencial de las colaboraciones en línea para la responsabilidad social
En tiempos de crisis, existen riesgos significativos de corrupción. La sociedad civil juega un papel importante en garantizar que los fondos para hacer frente a la pandemia de Covid-19 lleguen...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Guide 2020:2)
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.
CMI Working Paper | Feb 2020
The UAE’s Humanitarian Diplomacy: Claiming State Sovereignty, Regional Leverage and International Recognition
The United Arab Emirates (UAE) became the world’s third-largest donor of humanitarian aid relative to Gross National Income in 2016. The country was among the top five humanitarian assistance state-donors...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:1) 11 p.
U4 Brief | Feb 2020
Networks of anti-corruption authorities pursue cross-border collaboration and joint capacity building, and sometimes even joint principles, joint policy making, and harmonization of national laws. Information about these activities and their...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2020:2)
Journal Article | Jan 2020
Income Guarantees and Borrowing in Risky Environments: Evidence from India's Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme
This paper investigates the effects of an income guarantee on borrowing in a risky setting with marked seasonality. A three‐season, infinite‐horizon model is developed, in which the aims of smoothing...
in Economica. Early view