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CMI Report | 2016

Women’s Activism in Saudi Arabia: Male Guardianship and Sexual Violence

Saudi Arabia is often presented in Western media as the poster child of women’s oppression. It is the country where women are forced to cover their heads and body in...
Liv Tønnessen (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2016:1)
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.
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

Comparing Borderland Dynamics. Processes of territorialization in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan, southern Yunnan in China, and the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.

The paper is a contribution to the recent debate in social science of border situations and the way borders affect borderland populations. The paper is directly comparative in form, by...
Leif Manger (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:3)
U4 Issue | 2015

Financial intermediaries – Anti-money laundering allies in cash-based societies?

Many informal cash-based economies run parallel financial systems that are very different to the Western banking concept. Such countries are perceived to have a high risk of money laundering. Looking...
Nikos Passas (2015)
Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:10) 30 p.
Book | 2014

Islamic Sufi Networks in the Western Indian Ocean c. 1880-1940. Ripples of Reform

In the period c. 1880-1940, organized Sufism spread rapidly in the western Indian Ocean. New communities turned to Islam, and Muslim communities turned to new texts, practices and religious leaders....
Anne Katrine Bang (2014)
Leiden: Brill (Islam in Africa vol. 16) 227 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Ethiopian state support to insurgency in Southern Sudan from 1962 to 1983: local, regional and global connections

During the 1960s and 1970s, the Government of Ethiopia supplied Southern Sudanese insurgents with arms, training and political support. This support has been explained as retribution for Sudanese aid to...
Lovise Aalen (2014)
in Journal of Eastern African Studies vol. 8 no. 4 pp. 626-641
CMI Insight | 2014

Blood Elections: Presidential election in Syria within the Red Regime Lines

The oppositional groups called the June 3 presidential election “blood elections” because of the huge numbers of lives lost during the three years of war. When pro-regime voters marked their...
Emma Jørum (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 2014:4) 4 p.
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.
Journal Article | 2014

Why and How Civil Defense Militias Emerge: The Case of the Arrow Boys in South Sudan

This article uses a collective-action framework to study the mobilization of the Arrow Boys (AB), a community defense militia in South Sudan. Drawing on general collective-action explanations, this article argues...
Carlo Koos (2014)
in Studies in Conflict & Terrorism vol. 37 no. 12 pp. 1039-1057
Book Chapter | 2014

Configuring a Threatening Other: Historical Narratives in Chinese School Textbooks

The historical narratives about Japan in the Chinese school textbooks, especially those of today, contributed to the construction of a common understanding about the formation of China as a modern...
Shubo Li (2014)
in Thomas A. Hollihan: The Dispute Over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. How Media Narratives Shape Public Opinion and Challenge the Global Order. Palgrave Macmillan
Journal Article | 2013

The reversed contagion effect: Explaining the unevenness of women's representation across South African municipalities

Do dominant parties comply with its gender quota rule when they face an increased electoral threat? Contrary to conventional wisdom, we question whether increased levels of party competition are likely...
Ragnhild Louise Muriaas, Happy M. Kayuni (2013)
in Women's Studies International Forum vol. 41, Part 2 pp. 150-159
Journal Article | 2013

Nexuses of knowledge and power in Afghanistan: The rise and fall of the informal justice assemblage

This article explores Western attempts to strengthen mechanisms of informal justice in Afghanistan. It traces the origins and evolvement of what the article terms an informal justice assemblage; the constellation...
Torunn Wimpelmann (2013)
in Central Asian Survey
Book | 2013

The economic and social basis for state-restructuring in Nepal

Nepal is in the process of forming a federal state, where the borders of the provinces is one essential, but disputed, issue. The book discusses underlying economic and social conditions...
Magnus Hatlebakk and Charlotte Ringdal (2013)
Kathmandu: Himal Books
Doctoral Thesis | 2013

The Price of Protection. Gender, Violence and Power in Afghanistan

This thesis examines contestations over gender violence as points of entry into an analysis of gender, politics and sovereign power in contemporary Afghanistan. It explores the evolving parameters of what...
Torunn Wimpelmann (2013)
School of Oriental and African Studies
Journal Article | 2013

Justice by Default? Dealing with Accountability Issues in Sudan

This article explores the conditions that led to the referral of the crisis in Darfur to the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the arrest warrant against Sudan’s President Bashir in...
Gunnar M. Sørbø and Abdel Ghaffar Ahmad (2013)
in Nordic Journal of Human Rights vol. 31 no. 2 pp. 224-247
Report in External Series | 2013

Providing development aid to Africa: Comparing South Africa with China, India and Brazil

South Africa’s planned development aid agency, South African Development Partnership Agency, is expected to be established in 2013. This report assess South Africas current role as provider of development aid...
Elling N. Tjønneland (2013)
Cape Town: South African Foreign Policy Initiative, Open Society Foundation for South Africa (SAFPI Policy Brief no. No 25, February 2013) 8 p.
CMI Report | 2013

The economic and social basis for state-restructuring in Nepal

Nepal is in the process of forming a federal state, where the borders of the provinces is one essential, but disputed, issue. The report discusses underlying economic and social conditions...
Magnus Hatlebakk, Charlotte Ringdal (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2013:1) 75 p.
Journal Article | 2013

Law in Afghanistan: A Critique of Post-2001 Recontruction

This article provides a critical reflection on the efforts at legal reconstruction initiated in 2001 by the international community and the Afghan government. Its aim is to highlight some of...
Antonio De Lauri (2013)
in Journal of Critical Globalization Studies vol. 6
Book Chapter | 2013

Constitutional grafts and social rights in Latin America

The 1917 Mexican Constitution, which was adopted after a revolutionary period, decisively changed the history of Latin American constitutional- ism. Gradually, following its adoption, most countries in the region began...
Roberto Gargarella (2013)
in Elgar Press: Order from Transfer. Comparative constitutional design and legal culture. Northhampton: Elgar Press pp. 322-457
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2013

Domstol i hardt vær

Kenyas nye president får reise dit han vil, selv om han er tiltalt ved Den internasjonale straffedomstolen. For noen uker siden ba Ugandas president Yoweri Museveni og Etiopias statsminister Hailemariam Desalegn sine...
Gunnar M. Sørbø (2013)
Morgenbladet 13. 06