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Journal Article | 2015

Keeping the New Broom Clean: Lessons in Human Resource Management from the KPK

Indonesia has been struggling to reform its corrupt bureaucracy for years. In 2002 an independent Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) was established by law. This article explains how the commission has...
Sofie Arjon Schütte (2015)
in Bijdragen tot de taal-, land- en volkenkunde / Journal of the Humanities and Social Sciences of Southeast Asia vol. 171 no. 4 423 - 454 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2015

Farvel ekstrem fattigdom

Det er overraskande kor lite me eigentleg veit om å overvinne fattigdom etter femti år med utviklingsforsking. Etter kva rykta seier, vart FNs tusenårsmål teikna opp på ein serviett over ein...
Magnus Hatlebakk (2015)
Bergens Tidende 24.09.15
Report in External Series | 2015

Opportunity in Crisis: Navigating Afghanistan's Uncertain Future

Afghanistan’s future remains uncertain. After one of the longest and most ambitious interventions since the Second World War, peace and stability remain elusive. Much has been achieved but at a...
Matt Waldman (2015)
London: Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Research Paper, Asia Programme) 34 p.
Edited Book | 2015

Special issue on 'Performing Sovereignty and Nationality in Southeast Asia'

Edyta Roszko and Claire Sutherland (2015)
(Nation and Nationalism vol. 21 no. 2)
Journal Article | 2015

Introduction: Nationalism in Southeast Asia

Edyta Roszko and Claire Sutherland (2015)
in Nations and Nationalism vol. 21 no. 2 pp. 203-208
Journal Article | 2015

Pondering the text as change maker

This article discusses Isabel Hofmeyr's Gandhi's Printing Press: Experiments in Slow Reading. It highlights the many ways in which the rise of the printing press, and the increasingly important role...
Anne Katrine Bang (2015)
in Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East vol. 35 no. 2 pp. 375-381
Book Chapter | 2015

Security and the Politics of Protection in Post-New Order Lombok, Indonesia

This anthology explores the political nature of making order through policing activities in densely populated spaces across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on ethnographic research, the chapters analyze this...
Kari Telle (2015)
in Peter Albrecht and Helene Maria Kyed (eds.): Policing and the Politics of Order-Making. Oxford: Routledge
Report in External Series | 2014

Leaving Them to It? Women's Rights in Transitioning Afghanistan

Donors, Western publics and Afghan activists and their local allies should recognize that external support cannot in any way compensate for local political organization. Afghan women can only secure gender...
Torunn Wimpelmann (2014)
The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House (Asia Programme, Afghanistan: Opportunity in Crisis series no. 5) 8 p.
CMI Brief | 2013

Dynasty or democracy? Party politics in Bangladesh

The two major political parties in Bangladesh are dynastic, like other well-known parties in South Asia. Political dynasty means a prominent political family runs the party. This restricts the level...
Inge Amundsen (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 6) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2013

Afghanistan Seen Through Different Lenses

Multiple book review essay on Globalizing Afghanistan. Terrorism, War and the Rhetoric of Nation Building. Edited by Zubida Jalalzai and David Jefferess. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. 232 pp., $20.66 paperback...
Astri Suhrke (2013)
in International Studies Review vol. 15 no. 2 pp. 1-4
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2013

NHOs mørke solskinshistorie

Kristin Skogen Lunds forteljing om norske verksemders aktivitet i utviklingsland manglar rot i røynda. Tragedien i In Amenas synte at norsk offentlegheit treng ærleg debatt og kunnskap om den vanskelege verkelegheita...
Thor Olav Iversen (2013)
Journal Article | 2013

Female Autonomy and Fertility in Nepal

We explore the effect of female autonomy on individual fertility in Nepal. We find that families where wives have high level of autonomy have fewer children than other families. Using...
Njård Håkon Gudbrandsen (2013)
in South Asia Economic Journal vol. 14 no. 1 pp. 157-173
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012

Fremtidens globale byer

En støtte til fattige i byer vil kunne gi norsk bistand det radikale og solidariske tilsnitt den sårt har manglet de siste årene under den rødgrønne regjeringen. Wilma Conceição bor med...
Bjørn Enge Bertelsen and Inge Tvedten (2012)
Aftenposten 3.desember 2012
Report in External Series | 2012

Towards 2014 and beyond: NATO, Afghanistan and the "Heart of Asia"

Two different and basically conflicting visions of Afghanistan’s post-transition future were discernible by mid-2012. In one, Afghanistan’s security is anchored in an “enduring partnership” with NATO. The U.S. and its main...
Astri Suhrke (2012)
Oslo: Noref (Noref Policy Brief no. August 2012) 8 p.
Report in External Series | 2012

Organisational Performance Review of the Norwegian People's Aid

The Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA) was established in 1939 as the trade unions’ voluntary health and solidarity organisation. NPA’s international work includes long-term development efforts and humanitarian work, including a...
Elling N. Tjønneland, Gisle Hagen (2012)
Oslo: Norad (Norad rapport: Gjennomgang no. 6/2012) 64 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2012

Malnutrition in South-Asia. Poverty, diet or lack of female empowerment?

Despite economic growth, and a reduction in poverty, malnutrition is still rampant in South-Asia. This indicates that non-economic factors are important, and we use a nation-wide survey from Nepal to...
Magnus Hatlebakk (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:4) 18 p.
Journal Article | 2012

Trust and informal practice among elites in East-Central and South East Europe

The article examines patterns of generalised and institutional trust among elites in East Central Europe, South East Europe and the West Balkans. It enquires into the extent to which such...
Aadne Aasland, Åse Berit Grødeland and Heiko Pleines (2012)
in Europe-Asia Studies vol. 64 no. 1 pp. 115-143
Journal Article | 2012

From Spiritual Houses to National Shrines: Religious Traditions and Nation-Building in Vietnam

Edyta Roszko (2012)
in East Asia: An International Quarterly vol. 29 no. 1 pp. 25-41
Edited Book | 2012

Religious minorities in the Middle East. Domination, self-empowerment, accommodation

The relationship between religious majorities and minorities in the Middle East is often construed as one of domination versus powerlessness. While this may indeed be the case, to claim that...
Anh Nga Longva and Anne Sofie Roald, eds. (2012)
Leiden/Boston: Brill (Social, economic and political studies of the Middle East and Asia vol. 108) 369 p.
CMI Report | 2011

Making partnership work: Vision and implementation of a development programme

This report is based on a review commissioned by the Norwegian People’s Aid (NPA). The NPA is one of Norway’s biggest NGOs with development programmes in over 30 countries in Africa, Asia,...
Elling N. Tjønneland, Arne Tostensen (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2011:2) 83 p.