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Book Chapter | 2017

Forming the 2012 and 2013 constituent assemblies: A comparative process

A comparative analysis of the formation of Egypt's constituent assemblies from 2012 and 2013. After President Hosni Mubarak was toppled in 2011, discussions followed immediately regarding the revision of the...
Diana Serodio, Robert Forster (2017)
in Cornelis Hulsman: The 2014 Egyptian Constitution: Perspectives from Egypt. Marburg: Tectum Verlag pp. 37-50
Report in External Series | 2017

Nepal: A political economy analysis

This report is an integrated political economy analysis of Nepal. The main finding is that economic growth and poverty reduction have been steady in Nepal since the mid-1980s independently of...
Magnus Hatlebakk (2017)
NUPI (Report)
CMI Brief | 2017

Paper tiger law forbidding FGM in Sudan

Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a common practice in Sudan. Nine out of ten women have been subjected to this practice. In 2009, a proposed ban on FGM in the...
Liv Tønnessen, Samia El-Nagar, Sharifa Bamkar (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 7) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2017

Tax bargains in unlikely places: The politics of Zambian mining taxes

In developed nations, issues of taxation rank high on the agendas of political parties. In Africa’s new democracies taxation does not figure as a central campaign issue. Lack of attention...
Lise Rakner (2017)
in The Extractive Industries and Society
Book Chapter | 2017

The Impact of elections: The case of Uganda

The comparative democratization literature is divided on the effects of multiparty elections in non - democratic regimes. Early analyses assumed that elections would lead to democracy, yet more recent studies...
Svein-Erik Helle, Lise Rakner (2017)
in Johannes Gerschewski, Christoph H. Stefes: Crisis in Autocratic Regimes. Lynne Rienner Publishers pp. 111-134
Journal Article | 2017

Islam and gender in Europe: Subjectivities, politics and piety

'Is Islam reconcilable with feminism?' asks Haideh Moghissi (1999), echoing a concern that is currently dramatized in numerous ways across and beyond Europe. The growing presence and visibility of Muslims...
Editorial (2017)
in Feminist Review no. 98 pp. 1-8
Book Chapter | 2017

Sudan: Human rights, development and democracy

Liv Tønnessen (2017)
in Peter Burnell, Vicky Randall, and Lise Rakner: Politics in the Developing World. Oxford Universit Press
CMI Brief | 2016

Petro-Governance in Tanzania: Opportunities and Challenges

Recent significant natural gas discoveries have pushed Tanzania into the international spotlight as a new petroleum producer. How can the country ensure that its newfound wealth is translated into economic...
Bryan Lee, Kendra Dupuy (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 14) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2016

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 attempts to address the endogeneity of democracy...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2016)
in Democratization vol. 23 no. 7 pp. 1198-1215
Edited Book | 2016

Women in Politics in Malawi

About two decades ago, in Malawi, the issue of the numbers of women in politics was not newsworthy. Few stakeholders showed any concern about the low number of women in...
Inge Amundsen and Happy Kayuni (Eds.) (2016)
Bergen and Zomba: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Department of Political and Admininstrative Studies (PAS) 140 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

Women in Local Government. A Potential Arena for Women’s Substantive Representation

Local government is an important avenue for getting practical experience in participating in politics before moving on to the national arena. Advocates of decentralisation argue that it opens up avenues...
Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 13) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

The Gatekeepers: Political Participation of Women in Malawi

All over the world, there are gatekeepers with the power to facilitate – or restrict – peoples’ access. We have studied the role of the chairpersons and secretaries of the...
Happy Mickson Kayuni, Kondwani Farai Chikadza (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 12) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Political capital of ruling parties after regime change: contrasting successful insurgencies to peaceful pro-democracy movements

The cases of the African National Congress (ANC) in South Africa and the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) in Zambia show major differences in the extent to which incoming ruling...
Ragnhild Louise Muriaas, Lise Rakner, Ingvild Aagedal Skage (2016)
in Civil Wars vol. 18 no. 2 pp. 175-191
CMI Brief | 2016

Petroleum fund in Tanzania? Other alternatives may be better

The Government of Tanzania is looking for the best policies and institutional designs to turn future petroleum revenues into welfare, development and jobs. This Brief argues that the Tanzanian society...
Ragnar Torvik (2016)
Bergen & Dar es Salaam : Chr. Michelsen Institute & REPOA (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 10) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Strategies of Self-Proclaimed Pro-Life Groups: Effect of New Religious Actors on Sexual Policies

Over the past few decades political processes recognizing and broadening sexual and reproductive rights have produced a reaction from conservative sectors seeking to block those gains. Although the Catholic Church...
José Manuel Morán Faúndes and María Angélica Peñas Defago (2016)
in Latin American Perspectives vol. 208 no. 43: 3
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2016

Hemmelighold som symptom

Det fokuseres mye på at hemmelighold er selve problemet med skatteparadiser, blant annet i Aftenpostens leder 5te april. Men at formuer og inntekter unntas innsyn og beskatning gjennom bruk av...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2016)
Aftenposten 09.04.2016
Book Chapter | 2016

Menneskerettar og demokrati

Elin Skaar (2016)
in Nik. Brandal og Dag Einar Thorsen: Den dannede opprører Bernt Hagtvet 70 år. Oslo: Dreyers Forlag
Journal Article | 2016

Hands Off My Regime! Governments’ Restrictions on Foreign Aid to Non-Governmental Organizations in Poor and Middle-Income Countries

Many resource-strapped developing country governments seek international aid, but when that assistance is channeled through domestic civil society, it can threaten their political control. As a result, in the last...
Kendra Dupuy, James Ron, Aseem Prakash (2016)
in World Development
Journal Article | 2016

Democratic Dynasties? Internal Party Democracy in Bangladesh

First of all, this paper explores the rationale for internal party democracy, highlighting the ‘school for democracy’ argument. Second, it identifies three crucial processes as determinants for the level of...
Inge Amundsen (2016)
in Party Politics vol. 22 no. 1 pp. 49-58
CMI Working Paper | 2015

Security and remilitarization in the name of democracy: The impact of global crime control policies in Honduras

During the past decade, the Honduran government has introduced hard-line security policies in order to reduce the alarming levels of crime and delinquency in the country. This CMI Working paper...
Lirio Gutierrez Rivera (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:10) 23 p.