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CMI Working Paper | 2015

Elite behaviour and citizen mobilization

This paper studies the relation between self-serving elite behaviour and citizen political participation. We use a fixed effects approach to analyze the association between portfolio investment in tax havens and...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:8) 28 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2015

The Argentine Military in Democracy: Moving Beyond Issues of Civilian Control to a Citizen Soldier Paradigm

Argentina’s transition to democracy in 1983 ended decades of cyclical military interventions in politics. Since then a long and complex process of confrontation, incorporation, and, finally, subordination has established democratic...
Kristina Mani (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:7) 30 p.
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
Book Chapter | 2015

Rwanda: some peace, no democracy, and the complex role of transitional justice

Trine Eide, Astri Suhrke (2015)
in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. Routledge
Book Chapter | 2015

Peru: changing contexts for transitional justice

Camila Gianella (2015)
in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. Routledge
Book Chapter | 2015

Conclusions

A structured comparative analysis of one post-authoritarian case (Uruguay), two post-conflict cases (Rwanda and Angola), and one mixed case (Peru) demonstrates that contextual factors and timing are crucial to understanding...
Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide (2015)
in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series) pp. 174-198
Book Chapter | 2015

Angola: negative peace and autocracy in the shadow of impunity

Angola has not addressed violations committed during almost three decades of war following independence, in which hundreds of thousands of people died. While the 2002 amnesty law may have helped...
Camila Gianella Malca and Elin Skaar (2015)
in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series) pp. 149-173
Book Chapter | 2015

Uruguay: reconstructing peace and democracy through transitional justice

This chapter traces 30 years of transitional justice development following civil-military rule (1973–85) in Uruguay. The 1985 amnesty law helped end state-sponsored violence, but it precluded prosecution of human rights...
Elin Skaar (2015)
in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella Malca, and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series) pp. 67-93
Book Chapter | 2015

Towards a framework for impact assessment

Bridging the literatures on peacebuilding and transitional justice, this chapter outlines an analytical framework for assessing the impact of transitional justice mechanisms on peace and democracy. The multilayered qualitative framework...
Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella Malca, and Trine Eide (2015)
in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series) pp. 29-66
Book Chapter | 2015

Transitional justice alternatives: claims and counterclaims

How do transitional justice mechanisms contribute to peace and democracy after authoritarian rule or violent conflict has ended? This chapter examines current theoretical and empirical knowledge on impact assessment in...
Elin Skaar and Camila Gianella Malca (2015)
in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge pp. 1-28
Book | 2015

After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy

The field of transitional justice has recently seen a surge of interest in the issues of effectiveness and impact. This book examines the effects of transitional justice on the development...
Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide (2015)
London: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series)
Book Chapter | 2015

Election Funding and Donor Interventions

Arne Tostensen and Rafiq Hajat (2015)
in Nadini Patel and Michael Wahman : The Malawi 2014 Tripartite Elections: Is Democracy Maturing? . Lilongwe: National Initiative for Civic Education
Edited Book | 2015

Contested Powers: The Politics of Energy and Development in Latin America

In the global North the commoditization of creativity and knowledge under the banner of a creative economy is being posed as the post-industrial answer to dependency on labour and natural...
John-Andrew McNeish, Axel Borchgrevink, Owen Logan (2015)
Zed Books 324 p.
Journal Article | 2015

Who survived? Ethiopia's regulatory crackdown on foreign-funded NGOs

How do public regulations shape the composition and behavior of non-governmental organizations (NGOs)? Because many NGOs advocate liberal causes, such as human rights, democracy, and gender equality, they upset the...
Kendra Dupuy, James Ron, Aseem Prakash (2015)
in Review of International Political Economy vol. 22 no. 2 pp. 419-456
U4 Issue | 2015

Governance considerations for the design of REDD+ in Tanzania: The dilemmas of a nested approach

There are several different options for the design of REDD+ at the national level, and each has its own strengths and weaknesses in terms of feasibility and desirability. Through the...
André Standing (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:14) 31 p.
CMI Insight | 2014

Military trials in Egypt: 2011-2014

The use of military tribunals to try civilians was one of the issues that made people rise against then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in 2011. This CMI Insight investigates the...
Heather McRobie (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 10) 5 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Diversification, income, and democracy: A descriptive overview

Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2014)
in Lucere - Revista Académica da UCAN vol. September 2014 pp. 115-128
CMI Working Paper | 2014

“For the Guarantee of Law and Order”: The Armed Forces and Public Security in Brazil

The transition to democracy in Brazil came with a significant change in the role the armed forces could play for public security within the country. According to article 142 of...
Ingrid Samset (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:11) 32 p
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)
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)