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Edited Book | 2016

The Politics of Humanitarianism. Power, Ideology and Aid

Humanitarian intervention has increasingly become the prevalent means of providing protection and aid at a global level. Yet alongside its success concerns have been raised that humanitarianism has increasingly become...
Antonio De Lauri (Ed.) (2016)
London: I.B. Tauris
Report in External Series | 2015

The War in Yemen: The view from Iran

In the regional backdrop to the war in Yemen Iran is a pivotal actor. Saudi Arabia has made clear that it sees the conflict in Yemen as the extension of...
Kjetil Selvik (2015)
Oslo: NOREF (Expert Analysis no. October 2015) 3 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

The Women's Quota in Conflict Ridden Sudan (in Arabic)

This article explores women's substantive representation in Sudan's National Assembly. It examines the extent to which female legislators in the National Assembly represent women's interests, paying special attention to legislative...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2015)
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

Failed governance and political turbulence in Abyei Area of Sudan

This report is the result of deskwork review of two major documents, signed in 2005 on Abyei area conflict, in order to expose factors that contributed to non-implementation of Abyei...
Abdalbasit Saeed (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:1)
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

Borderland dynamics in the Horn of Africa – Some reflections

This paper is a broad ranging reflection of the general situation of crisis in the Horn of Africa region. Rather than carry out a conventional anthropological analysis in which local...
Leif Manger (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:1)
CMI Working Paper | 2015

Servants of the nation, defenders of la patria: The Bolivarian Militia in Venezuela

In 2008, the government of now-deceased President Hugo Chávez in Venezuela passed a law creating what is known as the Bolivarian militia (Milicia Bolivariana), a reserve force composed by civilian...
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:13) 27 p.
Journal Article | 2015

One step forward and many to the side: Combating gender violence in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

This article offers some reflections on the efforts over the last decade to combat violence against women in Afghanistan through reforms of laws and the justice system. The paper identifies...
Torunn Wimpelmann (2015)
in Women's Studies International Forum vol. 51 pp. 101-109
Report in External Series | 2014

Political Parties in Bangladesh

This study provides an overview of the evolution of political parties since the birth of Bangladesh. It analyses and compares the ideology, organisational structure, leadership and support base of four...
Rounaq Jahan (2014)
Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) (CPD-CMI Working Paper series no. WP 2014:8)
CMI Brief | 2014

Access denied. Abortion rights in Latin America

Millions of Latin American women face serious barriers to their sexual and reproductive rights, and they suffer serious consequences as a result. Latin American countries maintain restrictive abortion laws in spite of social...
Camila Gianella-Malca, Siri Gloppen (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 13 no. 1) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Questioning the Secular-Religious Cleavage in Palestinian Politics: Comparing Fatah and Hamas

Following the 2007 war between Fatah and Hamas, Palestinian politics appears to have followed the regional trend where the competition between secularism and Islamism is developing into a major political...
Frode Løvlie (2014)
in Politics and Religion vol. 7 no. 1 pp. 100-121
CMI Report | 2013

China in Africa: Soft power, media perceptions and a pan-developing identity

China is currently implementing a full-fledged ‘Going ¸Global’ strategy, particularly in Africa. Chinese engagement on the continent is all pervasive and spearheaded by summit conferences and flanked by a surge of Chinese...
Shubo Li, Helge Rønning (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2013:2) 21 p.
Journal Article | 2013

Access to Justice and Human Rights in Afghanistan

In anthropological and legal literature, the phenomenon termed ‘legal pluralism’ has been interpreted as a co-presence of legal orders which act in relation to their own ‘levels’ of referring ‘fields’....
Antonio De Lauri (2013)
in Journal of Crime, Law and Social Change vol. 60
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
Journal Article | 2013

The Women's Quota in Conflict Ridden Sudan: Ideological Battles for and against Gender Equality

This article explores women's substantive representation in Sudan's National Assembly. It examines the extent to which female legislators in the National Assembly represent women's interests, paying special attention to legislative...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2013)
in Women's Studies International Forum vol. Volume 41 no. Part 2 pp. 122-131
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012

Bistands-Høyre

Inge Tvedten, Seniorforsker, CMI Høyres utspill. Høyre har lagt fram et forslag til ny bistandspolitikk med fokus på reduksjon, konsentrasjon og endring av virkemidler, til sterke protester fra den rød-grønne regjerningen...
Inge Tvedten (2012)
Dagens Næringsliv 24.12.2012
Doctoral Thesis | 2011

The many faces of political Islam in Sudan: Muslim women's activism for and against the state

This thesis investigates the politics of competing Islamic gender ideologies in Sudan. Based on fieldwork conducted in greater Khartoum from 2006 through 2011, the thesis explores Muslim women’s political activism...
Liv Tønnessen (2011)
Bergen: University of Bergen 344 p.
Report in External Series | 2011

Faithful Ally. The UK Engagement in Afghanistan.

The British government under Tony Blair was an early and major supporter of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF). The Royal Navy and Air Force participated in the first strikes against Afghanistan...
Astri Suhrke (2011)
Oslo: PRIO (PRIO Papers)
Report in External Series | 2010

Rethinking natural resource conflicts

In this thematic paper I will reconsider the connections between natural resources and conflict. Aimed at producing a state of the art review of the research on the connections between...
John-Andrew McNeish (2010)
in World Development Report 2011: Input Paper
Book | 2010

Statistical evidence on social and economic exclusion in Nepal

The discourse on social exclusion in Nepal is very ideological, with some authors considering basically all Nepalis as socially excluded except for male Brahmins of hill origin. This is not...
Arun K.L. Das and Magnus Hatlebakk (2010)
Kathmandu: Himal books 86 p.
CMI Report | 2010

'A woman should not be the boss when a man is present'. Gender and poverty in Southern Mozambique

This is the third and final report in the series “Gender Policies and Feminisation of Poverty in Mozambique”, revealing a curious incongruity between often broad and sweeping statements about gender...
Inge Tvedten, Margarida Paulo, Minna Tuominen (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2010:7) 50 p.