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Journal Article | 2017

The Battle over abortion rights in Brazil's state arenas, 1995-2006

This article proposes a relational approach to the study of abortion law reform in Brazil. It focuses on the interaction of pro-choice and anti-abortion movements in different state arenas and...
Marta Rodriguez de Assis Machado and Debora Alves Machiel (2017)
in Health and Human Rights Journal
Sudan Working Paper | 2017

Weak law forbidding female genital mutilation in Red Sea State, Sudan

This paper critically investigates the criminalization of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) in Red Sea, a state with one of the highest prevalence rates of FGM/C in Sudan (where 89% of...
Samia al-Nagar, Liv Tønnessen, Sharifa Bamkar (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2017:1) 16 p.
Journal Article | 2017

Veiled nannies and secular futures in France

This article focuses on recent French efforts to expand legal regulation of religious symbols to childcare. Controversies over ‘veiled nannies’ serve as points of departure for investigating laïcité – French...
Christine M. Jacobsen (2017)
in Ethnos
Journal Article | 2017

Women and legal pluralism: Lessons from indigenous governance systems in the Andes

The shift towards legally plural multicutural and pluri-national citizenship regimes in the Andes formally recognised indigenous peoples' community-based governance systems. These tend to emphasise participation, deliberation and service to the...
Anna Barrera and Rachel Sieder (2017)
in Journal of Latin American Studies vol. 49 no. 3 pp. 633-658
Journal Article | 2017

Abortion rights legal mobilization in the Peruvian media, 1990–2015

State and non-state actors engaged in disputes to expand and limit abortion rights have engaged in legal mobilization—in other words, strategies using rights and law as a central tool for...
Camila Gianella (2017)
in Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 19 no. 1
Journal Article | 2017

Quotas and women's substantive representation: Evidence from a content analysis of Ugandan plenary debates

Despite the popularity of electoral gender quotas, the substantive impact of quotas on the plenary behavior of members of parliament (MPs) has yet to be thoroughly empirically explored, and in...
Amanda Clayton, Cecilia Josefsson and Vibeke Wang (2017)
in Politics & Gender pp. 1-29
Book Chapter | 2017

Governance challenges in Tanzania’s natural gas sector: Unregulated lobbyism and uncoordinated policy

Resource discoveries often result in expectations of rapid growth, but also major concerns for increasing corruption. The resource curse literature puts a strong emphasis on the need to build capable...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Jesper Johnsøn (2017)
in Aled Williams and Philippe le Billon: Corruption, natural resources and development: from resource curse to political ecology. Edward Elgar Publishing
CMI Working Paper | 2016

Understanding the Lay of the Land: An Institutional Analysis of Petro-Governance in Tanzania

Tanzania has recently discovered large petroleum reserves, boosting its reserve natural resource stocks and potential future revenue flows. What is the likelihood that the country’s petroleum resources will translate into...
Bryan Lee, Kendra Dupuy (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:12) 20 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Resource nationalism and local content in Tanzania: Experiences from mining and consequences for the petroleum sector

Highlights Discontent with mining has contributed to calls for resource nationalism in Tanzania’s petroleum sector. The Tanzanian case demonstrates the importance of viewing resource nationalism from a historical and political perspective. The petroleum...
Siri Lange, Abel Kinyondo (2016)
in The Extractive Industries and Society vol. 3 no. 4 pp. 1095-1104
CMI Brief | 2016

Lack of consultation. Stakeholders perspectives on local content requirements in the petroleum sector in Tanzania

Tanzania has recently discovered huge offshore natural gas fields. This has led the Government to develop Local Content Policies (LCPs) to increase local job and business opportunities. This brief presents...
Espen Villanger (CMI), Abel Kinyondo (Repoa), Ingvild Hestad (CMI) (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 15) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

Violence against women in the context of urban poverty in Angola

Violence against women is widespread in Angola. This brief presents the main findings in a recent study of how violence against women is playing out in the context of urban...
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen, Margareth Nangacovie (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 16) 4 p.
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.
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.
U4 Brief | 2016

Specialised anti-corruption courts: Philippines

The Philippines' Sandiganbayan is the oldest specialised anti-corruption court in the world. Though established mainly to resolve corruption cases more expeditiously, the Sandiganbayan is plagued by delays and inefficiency. This...
Matthew Stephenson (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2016:3) 4 p
CMI Brief | 2016

Acting jointly on behalf of women? The cross-party women’s caucus in Malawi

Despite an increase in the number of countries that have adopted women’s caucuses in sub-Saharan Africa, there is still little empirical knowledge about how they operate and under which conditions...
Asiyati Chiweza, Vibeke Wang, Ann Maganga (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 8) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

Enforcement of water rights

In 2010, a UN Resolution explicitly recognized the human right to water and sanitation (HRtWS). But has this international recognition improved the ability of poor and marginalized people to secure...
Lara Côrtes, Camila Gianella, Bruce Wilson (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 9) 4 p.
CMI Insight | 2016

Ending child marriages – new laws bring progress but hurdles remain

Reform of family law is considered among the most difficult to achieve since it contests ‘the notion of women and children as property’.  There is a continuum ranging from criminalization...
Vibeke Wang (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 4) 8 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)
Journal Article | 2015

Print media liberalization and electoral coverage bias in Kuwait

The article discusses the political effect of print media liberalization in Kuwait based on content analysis of Arabic language newspapers in the 2009 parliamentary election. The analysis found no systematic...
Kjetil Selvik, Jon Nordenson and Tewodros Kebede (2015)
in The Middle East Journal vol. 69 no. 2 pp. 255-276
CMI Report | 2015

Legislating the Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act: The Advocacy Role of Civil Society

This report forms part of a larger study titled Advancing the Rights of Children: Assessing the Effectiveness of Transnational Advocacy Networks for Child Rights. Norwegian-Kenyan Civil Society Partnerships Examined. It was conducted...
Tom Chavangi Aziz (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:4) 34 p.