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CMI Working Paper | 2010

Caste, local networks and lucrative jobs: Evidence from rural Nepal

We study how local connections to persons in influential positions affect access to lucrative international migrant jobs and attractive government employment. In rural Nepal, it would not be surprising if...
Magnus Hatlebakk, Vegard Iversen, Gaute Torsvik (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2010: 3) 25 p.
Commissioned Report | 2008

Inclusive growth in Nepal

We present the development of poverty rates for different castes and ethnic groups of Nepal, and find a strong relation between social exclusion, as defined by the caste system, and economic poverty....
Magnus Hatlebakk (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Commissioned report)
CMI Report | 2008

Return with Dignity, Return to What? Review of the Voluntary Return Programme to Afghanistan

This report was commissioned by the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration, Utlendingsdirektoratet (UDI), to assess the programme for voluntary return to Afghanistan. The programme is open to Afghan nationals whose asylum...
Arne Strand (team leader), Arghawan Akbari, Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary, Kristian Berg Harpviken, Akbar Sarwari, Astri Suhrke (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2008: 6) 70 p.
Book | 2005

In the US I'm an Arab Terrorist, here I'm an American Punk! A study of Palestinian Return Migration on the West Bank.

Bård Kårtveit (2005)
Ramallah: Birzeit University (Birzeit: Lower Jordan Publications. vol. 3)
Book | 2005

Tribal Peoples, Nationalism and the Human Rights Challenge. The Adivasis of Bangladesh

The mapping of the chaning historical relationships between people, lands and identities in the central tribal belt of India and in north-eastern parts of the South-Asian subcontinent, sets the context...
Tone Bleie (2005)
Dhaka: The University Press Limited 390 p.
Journal Article | 2005

Sudan: Prospects for Peace. The Role of the International Community

The Comprehensive Peace Agreement represents a major opportunity for positive change and sustainable peace in Sudan. History shows, however, that the potential for peace breaking down is great. Continued engagement...
Gunnar M. Sørbø (2005)
in Forced Migration Review no. 24 November pp. 13-14
Master's Thesis | 2005

Strained Fraternity. Identity Formations, Migration and Social Transformation among Sri Lankan Tamils in Tamil Nadu, India

This dissertation deals with the situation of the Sri Lankan refugees who have fled to the Indian State of Tamil Nadu - primarily due to the escalating civil war. Their...
Nicolay Paus (2005)
Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Cand.Polit. Degree in Social Anthropology. Bergen: University of Bergen. Department of Social Anthropology 255 p.
Journal Article | 2004

Moving to Town or Staying Behind: Social Relations of Migration in Namibia

Inge Tvedten (2004)
in Canadian Journal of African Studies vol. 38 no. 2 pp. 393-423
CMI Working Paper | 2004

Rural-urban linkages in sub-Saharan Africa: Contemporary debates and implications for Kenyan urban workers in the 21st century

Despite the rapid rate of urbanisation in Africa, most migrants retain links to their rural origins. Many households pursue a circular migration strategy or are semi-permanently split in a rural...
Arne Tostensen (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 4) 13 p.
Book Chapter | 2004

Afghan refugees: Victims of shifting politics

A large number of Afghans have now been refugees for more than 23 years. Some have never seen their homeland and some have repeatedly been forced to leave it. Indeed,...
Arne Strand and Petter Bauck (2004)
in Nitza Nachmias with Rami Goldstein (eds.): The politics of forced migration: A conceptual, operational and legal analysis. Baltimore: PublishAmerica pp. 135-168
Journal Article | 2002

Small-scale fisheries, population dynamics and resource use in Africa: The case of Moree, Ghana

The relationships between population dynamics and fishery resources are more complex than the concept of Malthusian overfishing implies. Reasons include changing biophysical characteristics of the upwelling system along the coast...
Catherine M. Marquette and Ragnhild Overå (2002)
in Ambio vol. 31 no. 4 pp. 324-336
Book Chapter | 2001

Fishing at home and abroad: Access to waters in Niger's Central Delta and the effects of work migration

Eyolf Jul-Larsen and Bréhima Kassibo (2001)
in Tor A. Benjaminsen and Christian Lund (eds.): Politics, property and production in the West African Sahel. Understanding natural resources management. Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute pp. 208-232
CMI Working Paper | 2001

Institutions, mobility and resilience in the Fante migratory fisheries of West Africa

The fishery of the Fante town Moree in Ghana and its network of migrants in West Africa is here understood as a social field, whose institutions are key to an...
Ragnhild Overå (2001)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2001:2)
CMI Report | 2001

Humanitarian challenges in Afghanistan: Administrative structures and gender and assistance

The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan has rapidly deteriorated over the last months, as the conflict between the Taliban and the international community has intensified. UN sanctions and isolation has strengthened...
Arne Strand, Karin Ask and Kristian Berg Harpviken (2001)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2001:4) 32 p.
CMI Report | 2001

Afghanistan: Current humanitarian challenges

More than twenty years of war and civil war and a severe drought has increased the vulnerability of the Afghan population. The warring fractions, the Taliban and the Northern Alliance,...
Arne Strand, Kristian Berg Harpviken and A.W. Najimi (2001)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2001:5) 24 p.
Journal Article | 2001

UNHCR: Uphill into the future

Astri Suhrke, Kathleen Newland (2001)
in The International Migration Review vol. 35 no. 1 pp. 242-260
CMI Report | 2001

From Global Village to Urban Globe. Urbanisation and Poverty in Africa: Implications for Norwegian Aid Policy

Some 52 per cent of Africa's population are expected to live in towns and cities by 2025. There is generally an unequivocal correlation between urbanisation and economic development and growth,...
Arne Tostensen, Inge Tvedten and Amin Y. Kamete (2001)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2001:2) 99 p.
Journal Article | 2000

Forced migration and dilemmas of humanitarian assistance: Challenges for applied research

Researching forced migration issues, in a war or post-war context, poses numerous problems. Defining a forced migrant is not always easy, and there is often a large gap between ideal...
Arne Strand and Sultan Barakat (2000)
in Norsk geografisk tidsskrift vol. 54 no. 3 pp. 134-136
Book Chapter | 1999

Issues in contemporary refugee policies

Astri Suhrke and Aristide R. Zolberg (1999)
in Ann Bernstein: Myron Weiner: Migration and refugee policies. London/New York: Pinter pp. 143-180
Book Chapter | 1998

Safeguarding the institution of asylum

Astri Suhrke (1998)
in United Nations Expert Group Meeting on Population Distribution and Migration: Population distribution and migration. New York: United Nations pp. 283-304