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CMI Conference Report | 2004

Afghanistan. Peacebuilding in a regional perspective

Afghanistan's recent history clearly demonstrates that the regional context and external involvement can make or break a peacebuilding processes. In recent years, internal and external divisions have interacted to increase...
Arne Strand, Kristian Berg Harpviken and Astri Suhrke (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 7 p.
CMI Report | 2004

"Looking for Trouble ..."

The report was commissioned by the Royal Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a team was put together comprising Helge Rønning and Kim Brice as external consultants and Hugo Stokke...
Kim Brice, Helge Rønning and Hugo Stokke (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 5) 106 p.
Book Chapter | 2004

Taxation and State Formation in Palestine 1994-2000

This chapter looks at factors constraining the efforts of the Palestinian quasi-state to raise revenues during the period 1994-2000. It is argued that in terms of its achievements, within its...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Adel Zagha (2004)
in Inge Amundsen, Mushtaq Husain Khan and George Giacaman (eds.): State formation in Palestine: Viability and governance during a social transformation. Lond./N.Y.: RoutledgeCurzon pp. 192-214
Report in External Series | 2004

Life and Peace Institute's projects in Somalia and the DRC

This report is an evaluation of the conflict transformation programmes of Life and Peace Institute in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Somalia. Both programmes are implemented in contexts...
Gordon Tamm, Michael Schulz, Ingrid Samset and Malin Nystrand (2004)
Stockholm: Sida, Department for Cooperation with NGOs and Humanitarian Assistance and Conflict Management (Sida Evaluation no. 04/36) 61 p.
Edited Book | 2004

Prospects for peace, security and human rights in Africa's Horn

This book deals with the prospects for peaceful change, human rights and state-building in the Horn of Africa. There are few regions in the world that are more in need...
Gunnar M. Sørbø and Siegfried Pausewang (eds.) (2004)
Bergen: Fagbokforlaget 168 p.
CMI Report | 2004

Peacebuilding in post-war situations: Lessons for Sudan

This report examines lessons from peacebuilding efforts during the last decade or so that are relevant to the current challenges in Sudan. While there is an emphasis on governance interventions,...
Gunnar M. Sørbø (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 13) 25 p.
Report in External Series | 2003

Rwanda: Presidential and Parliamentary Elections 2003

The report is a comprehensive account of the presidential and parliamentary elections that took place in Rwanda from August to October 2003, based on the authors' observation of the elections...
Ingrid Samset and Orrvar Dalby (2003)
Oslo: Norwegian Centre for Human Rights (NORDEM Report no. 12/2003) 59 p.
Report in External Series | 2003

Councillors and community leaders - partnership or conflict of interest? Lessons from the sustainable Mwanza project

Siri Lange (2003)
Dar es Salaam/ Oslo/ Bergen: REPOA/NIBR/CMI (Formative progress research on the local government reform in Tanzania Project brief no. 3) 2 p.
Report in External Series | 2003

Councillors and community leaders - partnership or conflict of interest? Lessons from the Sustainable Mwanza Project

Siri Lange (2003)
Dar es Salaam: Research on Poverty Alleviation (REPOA) (Project Brief no. 3) 2 p.
Book Chapter | 2003

Bombs and butter: Compensation issues in protracted conflicts and the case of Afghanistan

Arne Strand (2003)
in George Ulrich and Louise Krabbe Boserup (eds.): Human Rights in Development Yearbook 2001. The Hague: Kluwer Law International pp. 109-136
CMI Working Paper | 2003

Winners and losers from an international investment agreement

Recent attempts at reaching an international investment agreement have been met with considerable opposition and failed. An important reason for this failure is the diverging interests between the parties involved....
Kjetil Bjorvatn and Carsten Eckel (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2003:11) 20 p.
Book Chapter | 2003

Afghanistan. A snapshot study

This study examines particular aspects of the overall Afghanistan mission. It represents a 'snapshot analysis' of the planning, establishment and first months of activities of UNAMA through November 2002. It...
Astri Suhrke, Arne Strand and Jolyon Leslie (2003)
in A review of peace operations: A case for change. London: King's College pp. 325-368
CMI Report | 2003

Community-Driven Development in Contexts of Conflict

Violent conflict represents a significant barrier to development. While Community Driven Development (CDD) programmes have been effective in establishing or expanding essential social services and physical infrastructure at the local...
Arne Strand, Hege Toje, Alf Morten Jerve and Ingrid Samset (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute R 2003: 11 68 p.
Journal Article | 2002

Globalisation and the Reinvention of Andean Tradition: The Politics of Community and Ethnicity in Highland Bolivia

Travelling and working beyond the boundaries of their traditional communities, rural populations in the Andean Highlands have never really fitted with earlier categorizations of peasants as easily definable, harmonious and...
John McNeish (2002)
in Journal of Peasant Studies vol. 29 no. 3/4
Commissioned Report | 2002

Afghanistan and Civil Society

This report starts with an introduction to the debate on the concept of civil society, paying particular attention to Muslim societies where traditional forms of civil society associations are dominant. This then...
Kristian Berg Harpviken, Arne Strand, Karin Ask (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 22 p.
CMI Report | 2002

Clientelist politics. State formation and corruption in Palestine 1994-2000

The state formation process in Palestine started after the Oslo agreements between Israel and Palestine in 1994, which established a Palestinian quasi-state. The process came, however, to an almost complete...
Inge Amundsen and Basem Ezbidi (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2002:17) 27 p.
Book Chapter | 2002

Islam and the quest for identity in post-communist Bosnia-Herzegovina

Tone Bringa (2002)
in Maya Shatzmiller (ed.): Islam and Bosnia: Conflict resolution and foreign policy in multi-ethnic states. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University
CMI Report | 2002

Between Oslo and al-Aqsa. Taxation and state formation in Palestine 1994-2000

The state formation process in Palestine during the period 1994-2000, in contrast to the European experience, was not related to inter-state war but to insurgency against, or negotiation with, Israeli...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Adel Zagha (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2002:13) 42 p.
CMI Report | 2002

Political Islam in South Asia

This report analyses the growth of political Islam in South Asia (Pakistan, Afghanistan and India's Jammu and Kashmir Province). In Pakistan the failure of parliamentary democracy and the weakening of...
Are Knudsen (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2002:14)
CMI Report | 2002

Social development and foreign direct investments in developing countries

This study analyses the link between social development and foreign direct investment (FDI) in developing countries. Previous empirical studies conflict in their view of the impact of wage levels and...
Ivar Kolstad and Line Tøndel (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2002:11)