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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
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
Book | forthcoming 2020
(In Press) 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
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
Sudan Working Paper | Sep 2020
Female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) is widely practiced in Sudan, where the Multiple Indicators Cluster Survey (MICS) 2014 in Sudan, showed a prevalence of FGM/C among women and girls ages 15–49...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2020:02)
Sudan Brief | Jul 2020
Three decades of Islamist rule institutionalized a culture of violence against women in Sudan. The COVID-19 pandemic and state instructed lockdown has led to an acute situation for many Sudanese...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2020:5) 4 p.
Sudan Brief | Jul 2020
Any success achieving Sustainable Development Goal 2 – zero hunger – relies on sustainable systems for food production and sound agricultural policies. Kassala State in Eastern Sudan is an interesting...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2020:4) 4 p.
Sudan Brief | Jul 2020
Sudan’s commitment to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 2 – zero hunger – can turn out to be even more challenging than anyone had bargained for. Due to prolonged conflict, environmental...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Brief 2020:3) 4 p.
Sudan Working Paper | Jul 2020
This research discusses the relationship between agricultural development and food security, determinants of supply of (production of food) and demand for (consumption of food) food and determinants of food insecurity...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2020:1)
Journal Article | Jun 2020
Angola experienced an extraordinary oil boom between 2004 and 2014. During this period, oil revenue accounted for 80% of all government revenue. In 2011, the Government of Angola started implementing...
in The Extractive Industries and Society vol. 7
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 Report | Mar 2020
Submission to the UK Parliament International Development Committee “Effectiveness of UK Aid Inquiry”, 2020
Corruption in its various guises is well established as an impediment both to aid effectiveness and broader development goals: this is why anti-corruption efforts are a core aspect of official development...
Presented at: International Development Committee, House of Commons, UK
CMI Insight | Mar 2020
In recent years, China has significantly increased its development interventions. China is now among the major providers of aid to Africa. Foreign aid has become an important tool in the...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2020:1) 8 p.
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 Issue | Feb 2020
In all countries, informal systems of reciprocity influence the distribution of state resources. These social networks help people cope with adversity but can also promote favouritism and corruption, posing a...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2020:1)
Book | Jan 2020
(In Press/October 2020) Fishers, Monks and Cadres: Navigating State, Religion and the South China Sea in Central Vietnam
Copenhagen: NIAS Press 288 p.
Book Chapter | Jan 2020
French children’s literature and autism: A case for more children’s books on autism and for autistic children
The aim of this chapter is to assess the hypothesis that there would be a market for more children’s books on autism and for autistic children in France. Autism is...
in Contemporary Publishing and the Culture of Books. Routledge
Sudan Brief | 2019
This Sudan Brief is concerned with the fractionalization of Islamism during Bashir’s rule (1989-2019). It does not focus on the details of Bashir’s brutal rule, rather, it is about the...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief no. 2019:3) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2019
In Sudan's Islamist state, abortion is politicized through its association to illegal pregnancy. Fornication is crime against God punishable with 100 lashes. Pregnancy outside a marriage contract constitute sufficient evidence...
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 21 no. 2 pp. 7-19
Book Chapter | 2019
The final chapter summarises some of the findings of the previous country analyses, against the background of the conceptual pair of extractive and power-preserving political corruption. It is argued that...
in Inge Amundsen (ed.): Political Corruption in Africa. Extraction and Power Preservation. Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishers Ltd.