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Report in External Series | 2016

Country Evaluation Brief: Mozambique

FORTY YEARS of Official Development Assistance has contributed to high macroeconomic growth, the development of key national institutions and partial successes in the social sectors, but has failed to contribute...
Inge Tvedten and Aslak Orre (2016)
Oslo: Norad (Country Evaluation Briefs no. 8) 38 p.
Edited Book | 2016

Media and Political Contestation in the Contemporary Arab World

This book addresses the role that various media have in the shaping and active contestation of particular conflicts and political agendas in the Arab world, and the socio-political dynamics generated...
Lena Jayyusi and Anne Sofie Roald (2016)
CMI Brief | 2016

Women in Local Government. A Potential Arena for Women’s Substantive Representation

Local government is an important avenue for getting practical experience in participating in politics before moving on to the national arena. Advocates of decentralisation argue that it opens up avenues...
Asiyati Lorraine Chiweza (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 13) 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.
CMI Brief | 2016

Petroleum fund in Tanzania? Other alternatives may be better

The Government of Tanzania is looking for the best policies and institutional designs to turn future petroleum revenues into welfare, development and jobs. This Brief argues that the Tanzanian society...
Ragnar Torvik (2016)
Bergen & Dar es Salaam : Chr. Michelsen Institute & REPOA (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 10) 4 p.
U4 Brief | 2016

Specialised anti-corruption courts: Slovakia

In 2003 Slovakia established a Special Court, subsequently renamed the Special Criminal Court (SCC), principally for corruption and organised crime cases. The SCC was a response to the domination of...
Matthew Stephenson (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2016:2) 4 p
Journal Article | 2016

Trial of the Status Quo: The Politics of Mediated Justice in the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

 The Lebanese media landscape is widely acknowledged to be a battleground for privatized outlets aligned with political elites. Each outlet vies for hegemony in a crowded and competitive marketplace of...
Sari Hanafi, Are John Knudsen, Robert Flahive (2016)
in Arab Studies Journal, 24(1): 68-88
Book Chapter | 2016

Too many khans: Old and new elites in Afghanistan

Torunn Wimpelmann (2016)
in Thomas Hylland Eriksen & Elisabeth Schober (eds) : Identity Destablised. Living in an Overheated World.Pluto Press
Book Review | 2016

Sør-Afrikas historie: Ei bokgåve frå Tore Linné Eriksen til det Afrika-interesserte publikum i Norge

årets bokgåve frå Tore Linné Eriksen til det Afrika-interesserte publikum i Norge er ei framstilling av Sør-Afrikas historie frå dei tidlegaste tider og fram til i dag. Trass i noen...
Elling N. Tjønneland (2016)
in Afrika.no
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 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.
CMI Brief | 2016

The uneven playing field and the 2016 elections in Uganda

It is easy to document that the 2016 elections in Uganda were unfair. To combat the uneven playing field one needs to systematically assess the symptoms and identify the structural...
Svein-Erik Helle (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 7) 4 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2016

Hemmelighold som symptom

Det fokuseres mye på at hemmelighold er selve problemet med skatteparadiser, blant annet i Aftenpostens leder 5te april. Men at formuer og inntekter unntas innsyn og beskatning gjennom bruk av...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2016)
Aftenposten 09.04.2016
Master's Thesis | 2016

Taming the war machine: Police, pacification and power i Rio de Janeiro

In this thesis I trace the changes in the exercise of Brazilian state power in Rio’s poor communities, or favelas, through an ethnographic exploration of the Pacifying Police Units (UPPs)...
Tomas Salem (2016)
Thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the Master degree, Department of Social Anthropology, University of Bergen . Bergen: University of Bergen 146 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Democratic Dynasties? Internal Party Democracy in Bangladesh

First of all, this paper explores the rationale for internal party democracy, highlighting the ‘school for democracy’ argument. Second, it identifies three crucial processes as determinants for the level of...
Inge Amundsen (2016)
in Party Politics vol. 22 no. 1 pp. 49-58
CMI Report | 2015

We shall speak where others are silent? Fragments of an oral history of Norwegian assistance to Afghan women

Norway has a strong political commitment to promote the rights of women and their participation in public life through its development cooperation programs. A government White Paper on the subject...
Astri Suhrke (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:11) 36 p.
Journal Article | 2015

Operasjonell kode som analytisk verktøy: Profilering av politiske eliter

Analyse av operasjonell kode en relativt ukjent metode i Norge, beskrives og demonstreres i denne artikkelen til mulig inspirasjon for fagmiljøet. Artikkelen belyser en av de mest benyttede kognitive variabler...
Siri Neset (2015)
in Internasjonal politikk vol. 73 no. 4 pp. 489-518
Journal Article | 2015

Framed Justice: The Politics of Media for the Special Tribunal for Lebanon

[English abstract] The Lebanese media landscape is widely acknowledged to be a battleground for privatized outlets aligned with political elites. Each outlet vies for hegemony in a crowded and competitive...
Sari Hanafi, Are John Knudsen, Robert Flahive (2015)
in Arab Journal for Political Science vol. 45-46 pp. 89-109
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.
U4 Issue | 2015

REDD Integrity: An evidence based approach to anti-corruption in REDD+

Schemes for Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD+) have emerged as a means to address deforestation trends in developing countries and related emissions of forest carbon. Governance and...
Aled Williams, Kendra Dupuy, Fiona Downs (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:7) 24 p.