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Newspaper Op-Ed | 2014

Dynastiene dreper demokratiet

Since democratization in the early 1990s, the people of Bangladesh has had the choice between two dynasties: one led by Sheikh Mujib family, the second of Zia family. The Sheikh...
Inge Amundsen (2014)
Bergens Tidende 12.01.2014
Book Chapter | 2014

'Pay Up and Off You Go!' Buying Political Positions in Bangladesh

“You can now buy yourself a MP nomination the same way as you buy an air ticket to Singapore: pay up and off you go!” This statement by a Bangladeshi...
Inge Amundsen (2014)
in Søreide, T. and A. Williams: Corruption, grabbing and development: Real world challenges. Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited Book | 2014

Corruption, grabbing and development: Real world challenges

All societies develop their own norms about what is fair behaviour and what is not. Violations of these norms, including acts of corruption, can collectively be described as forms of...
Søreide, T. and A. Williams (Eds.) (2014)
Edward Elgar Publishing
U4 Issue | 2013

El papel de la sociedad civil en el proceso de examen de la UNCAC: ¿avanzar más allá del cumplimiento?

El papel crucial que la sociedad civil desempeña en la lucha contra la corrupción es ampliamente reconocido. La Convención de las Naciones Unidas contra la Corrupción (UNCAC) reafirma esta convicción...
Marijana Trivunovic, Nils Taxell, Jesper Johnsøn, Rita de Cássia Biason (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2013:10) 49 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

Digging in the dirt? Extractive industry FDI and corruption

Does corruption attract or deter foreign investment in the extractive sectors? This article presents an econometric analysis of extractive industry foreign direct investment (FDI) inflows to 81 countries in the...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2013)
in Economics of Governance vol. 14 no. 4 pp. 369-383
U4 Issue | 2013

The role of civil society in the UNCAC review process: Moving beyond compliance?

Civil society plays a crucial role in the fight against corruption. The inclusion of civil society in the United Nations Convention against Corruption Implementation Review Mechanism (IRM), however, is only optional. This...
Marijana Trivunovic, Nils Taxell, Jesper Johnsøn, Rita de Cássia Biason (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2013:4) 43 p.
Report in External Series | 2012

Agricultural Trade between Bangladesh and India: An Analysis of Trends, Trading Patterns and Determinants

The paper analyses the indices of trends and patterns of India-Bangladesh bilateral agriculture trade, and estimates the short and long-run elasticities of the determinants of this trade by using descriptive...
Mustafizur Rahman, Mazbahul Golam Ahamad, A K M Nazrul Islam, Muhammad Al Amin (2012)
Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) (CPD-CMI Working Paper no. 3)
CMI Brief | 2012

The Parliament of Bangladesh. Challenges and Way Forward

In the forty years since independence Bangladesh has rotated between electoral democracy and military rule, and between parliamentary and presidential system of government. The frequent systemic changes have hindered the...
Rounaq Jahan (CPD) (2012)
Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) (CPD-CMI Brief no. 1) 6 p.
CMI Brief | 2012

Parliament of Bangladesh: Boycotts, business, and change for the better

The monumental building of the Parliament of Bangladesh is retracted in a park in the heart of Dhaka, and gives the impression of a powerful institution. In constitutional terms, it...
Inge Amundsen (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 11 no. 2) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2012

The Parliament of Bangladesh: Representation and Accountability

The constitution of Bangladesh bestows the parliament with supreme powers in making laws and approving budgets. It is given wide-ranging authority to scrutinise the actions of the executive who remains...
Rounaq Jahan and Inge Amundsen (2012)
Dhaka and Bergen: Center for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) (CPD-CMI Working Paper series CPD-CMI WP 2012:2) 69 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2011

Does democracy reduce corruption?

While democracy is commonly believed to reduce corruption, there are obvious endogeneity problems in measuring the impact of democracy on corruption. This paper addresses the endogeneity of democracy by exploiting the common observation...
Ivar Kolstad, Arne Wiig (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2011:4) 29 p.
U4 Report | 2011

Can UNCAC address grand corruption?

The political economies of many developing countries are characterised by varying degrees of patronage and state capture, a reality that has far-reaching implications for measures addressing corruption. Political strategies in...
Hannes Hechler, Gretta Fenner Zinkernagel, Lucy Koechlin, Dominic Morris (2011)
(U4 Report 2011:2) 73 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2011

Traditional market institutions and complex change: Exploring transition and change in the Bangladesh rice market

This study explores the hitherto unaddressed question of how the large, complex paddy‐rice market in Bangladesh is able to solve the problem of complex exchange, faced in particular by the...
K A S Murshid (2011)
Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue and Chr. Michelsen Institute (CPD‐CMI Working Paper 1) 22 p.
Book Chapter | 2009

Bangladesh: the test case for development revisited

Just Faaland and J.R. Parkinson (2009)
in Quazi Shahabuddin and Rushidan Islam Rahman: Development experience and emerging challenges. Dhaka: The University Press /Bangladesh Institute of Development Studies pp. 33-39
Doctoral Thesis | 2008

A State of Corruption? An Anthropology of the South Asian State

Tone K. Sissener (2008)
Dissertation Submitted for the Degree Dr. Polit. Department of Social Anthropology University of Bergen. Bergen: University of Bergen. Department of Social Anthropology 217 p.
CMI Report | 2008

Mid-Term Review of the Country Programme (MoU: 2003:2008) between Norway and Bangladesh

This report provides an assessment of Norway's bilateral development assistance to Bangladesh, covering the period 2003 to 2007, based on information collected on a selection of projects within the country...
Arne Wiig, Farah Ghuznavi, Alf Morten Jerve (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2008: 3) 49 p.
CMI Report | 2007

Review of Bistandsnemda's (Norwegian Missions in Development) Work with Indigenous Peoples

Spanish version As part of Norway's efforts to strengthen its cooperation with indigenous peoples a set of Guidelines were published by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 2004. The Guidelines...
Axel Borchgrevink and John-Andrew McNeish (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2007: 15) 33 p.
Edited Book | 2005

Writing Rights: Human Rights Research at the Chr. Michelsen Institute 1984-2004

Human rights are currently an important area of research at the Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), as they have been for the past 20 years. This anthology contains nine articles reflecting...
Ivar Kolstad and Hugo Stokke, eds. (2005)
Bergen: Fagbokforlaget 208 p.
Book | 2005

Tribal Peoples, Nationalism and the Human Rights Challenge. The Adivasis of Bangladesh

The mapping of the chaning historical relationships between people, lands and identities in the central tribal belt of India and in north-eastern parts of the South-Asian subcontinent, sets the context...
Tone Bleie (2005)
Dhaka: The University Press Limited 390 p.