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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
Journal Article | 2015

Scaling up of Life Skills Based Education in Pakistan: a case study

Young people between the ages of 10 and 19 make up 23% of Pakistan’s population. In Pakistan, young people face many challenges in terms of sexual and reproductive health (SRH)...
Joar Svanemyr, Qadeer Baig & Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (2015)
in Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning vol. 15 no. 3 pp. 503-519
Journal Article | 2015

Creating an Enabling Environment for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Framework and Promising Approaches

This article provides a conceptual framework and points out the key elements for creating enabling environments for adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH). An ecological framework is applied to organize...
Joar Svanemyr, Avni Amin, Omar J Robles, Margaret E Greene (2015)
in Journal of Adolescent Health vol. 56 no. 1 S7-S14 p.
U4 Brief | 2014

Tax haven or international financial centre? The case of Kenya

International financial centres are geared to provide optimal conditions for the financial services industry. They encourage activities that can improve a country’s economy, but they  may also facilitate money laundering,...
Attiya Waris (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2014:8) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2014

Costa Rica’s Anti-Corruption Trajectory: Strengths and Limitations

In spite of the economic and social policy successes of Latin America’s longest surviving democracy, corruption has become a major problem shaking Costa Ricans’ confidence in appointed and elected public...
Bruce M. Wilson (2014)
(Work Package: WP3, Corruption and governance improvement in global and continental perspectives. Anti-Corruption Policies Revisited Project. EU/Hertie/GIGA)
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.
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
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

Half-orchestrated, half freestyle: Soft power and reporting Africa in China

The discussion of soft power in China can be dated back to 1992, the year Nye's Bound to lead was translated into Chinese and published in Mainland China. Chinese scholars...
Shubo Li and Helge Rønning (2013)
in Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies vol. 34 no. 3 pp. 102-124
CMI Insight | 2013

The Egyptian military in politics and the economy: Recent history and current transition status

The Egyptian military has been playing a decisive role in national politics since the eruption of the 2011 uprisings. The Supreme Council of Armed Forces (SCAF) governed the country from February 2011...
Dr. Zeinab Abul-Magd (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight vol. 2013 no. 2) 6 p.
CMI Brief | 2013

Winning hearts and minds: Chinese Soft Power Foreign Policy in Africa

In President Xi Jinping’s first public speech on African soil after taking office in Tanzania 25 March 2013, his reference to a popular Chinese soap opera drew large applause and laughter: “The...
Shubo Li and Helge Rønning (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 3) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2013

Extraction, Protest and Indigeneity in Bolivia: The TIPNIS Effect

In September 2011 Bolivian police raided an encampment of several hundred indigenous people gathered to protest the government’s plan to build a road through their lands. The violence of this...
John-Andrew McNeish (2013)
in Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies vol. 8 no. 2 pp. 221-242
U4 Issue | 2013

Maximising the efficiency and impact of Supreme Audit Institutions through engagement with other stakeholders

The effectiveness of Supreme Audit Institutions (SAIs) is not determined solely by resources and capacity levels. A range of other factors is of equal importance, including the accessibility and communication of audit...
Quentin Reed (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2013:9) 37 p.
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
Book Chapter | 2013

Can Ghana Avoid the Resource Curse?

Oil exploration in the developing world has been and continues to be a high profile and high risk activity attracting media coverage and stimulating much debate. In Governance of the...
Inge Amundsen (2013)
in Kwaku Appiah-Adu: Governance of the Petroleum Sector in an Emerging Developing Economy. Farnam, Surrey, UK: Gower Publishing Ltd.
Journal Article | 2013

Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL): Impartial or Imposed International Justice?

The Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL) was set up in 2007, under UN auspices to try those involved in the murder of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri in 2005. The...
Are John Knudsen, Sari Hanafi (2013)
in Nordic Journal of Human Rights vol. 31 no. 2 pp. 176-200
CMI Brief | 2013

Sexual and reproductive rights - a global legal battlefield

Millennium Development Goal number 5 (MDG 5) aims to reduce maternal mortality. In this brief we argue that, in the current global context more rigorous research focusing on the legal...
Camila Gianella, Siri Gloppen, Rachel Sieder, Alicia Yamin (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 1) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2013

Reporting Africa: Soft Power, Media and Civic Engagement

The turn of the century saw new trends in China’s foreign affair policies springing up. Rebuilding its humanitarian cause, promoting economic diplomacy, cultivating cultural and citizen diplomacy, China seemed to...
Shubo Li and Helge Rønning (2013)
in China Media Report Overseas vol. 9 no. 3 pp. 43-55
Edited Book | 2012

Lebanon After the Cedar Revolution

A comprehensive look at contemporary Lebanon and the ongoing attempts by Israel, Syria and Iran to influence its domestic affairs. Lebanon is the prisoner of its geography and its history, a...
Are Knudsen and Michael Kerr (2012)
London: Hurst 323 p.
CMI Brief | 2011

In search of a Palestinian leadership

This brief argues that even a successful reconciliation between Hamas and Fatah will fall short of providing the leadership the Palestinians need. Their domestic legitimacy are simply too frayed. Instead it argues...
Frode Løvlie, Dr. Basem Ezbidi (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 10 no. 6) 4 p.