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Sudan Working Paper | 2009

The comprehensive peace agreement in the Sudan: Institutional developments and political trends in focus areas

The Sudan is a vast and varied country in terms of its geography and people, defining its social and political relations from the colonial era through independence. The history of...
Samson S. Wassara (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2009: 1) 21 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2009

En mørk og skummel ideologi

Liv Tønnessen (2009)
Bergens Tidende 09.05.2009
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2009

Problemet er systemet

The Problem is the System (English version) Valgkrisen i Afghanistan var bisarre til det siste. President Hamaid Karzai – utskjelt som korrupt leder og valgfusker i stort format – ble utropt til...
Astri Suhrke and Arne Strand (2009)
Dagbladet 05.11.2009
CMI Report | 2009

Statistical evidence on social and economic exclusion in Nepal

The discourse on social exclusion in Nepal is very ideological, with some authors considering basically all Nepalis as socially excluded except for male Bahuns of hill origin. This is obviously...
Arun K.L. Das and Magnus Hatlebakk (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2009: 15) 54 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2008

Communal Land Rights and Peace-Building in North Kordofan: Policy and Legislative Challenges

Land policies are of fundamental importance to the wellbeing of and the economic opportunities open to rural people, good governance, and peaceful coexistence. Therefore, land policy and analysis of specific...
Mustafa Babiker (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2008: 3) 14 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2007

Bukken og havresekken

Norsk Senter for Demokratistøtte (NDS) - som består av alle partiene på Stortinget - får 7 millioner kroner årlig for å bistå i «utviklingen av velfungerende og pluralistiske politiske demokratiske...
Inge Amundsen (2007)
Dagbladet, 6. desember
Journal Article | 2007

When Men do Women's Work: Structural Adjustment, Unemployment and Changing Gender Relations in the Informal Economy of Accra, Ghana

Economic crisis and structural adjustment in Ghana have put large numbers of formal sector employees and civil servants out of work. This informalisation process has gendered consequences. Unemployed people, rural-urban...
Ragnhild Overå (2007)
in Journal of Modern African Studies vol. 45 no. 4 pp. 539-563
CMI Working Paper | 2007

The Question of Becoming: Islamic Reform-Movements in Contemporary Ethiopia

Ethiopia's new political climate (since 1991) has enhanced the Muslims' opportunities for religious expressions, clearly seen through the surfacing of several Islamic reform movements. These movements; the Salafi movement, the...
Terje Østebø (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2007: 8) 20 p.
Journal Article | 2007

Fissions and Fusions, Foes and Friends

The issue of presidential term limits is emerging as an important political norm on the African continent, but the effects of the third term debates on the institutionalization of the...
Lise Rakner, Lars Svåsand, Nixon S. Khembo (2007)
in Comparative Political Studies vol. 40 no. 9 pp. pp1112-1137
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2006

Islam på godt og vondt

Karikaturtegningene av Muhammed har skapt debatt i norske medier. Denne debatten har blant annet omhandlet islam og hvorvidt denne religionen utgjør en trussel mot vår sivilisasjon. I programmet Tabloid i...
Liv Tønnessen (2006)
Bergens Tidende 08.02.2006
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2006

Islam har skylden?

Det demokratiske underskuddet i Midt-østen og Nord-Afrika er slående. Mange vil hevde at «islam har skylden», da islam i litteraturen ofte brukes som en generell og lite opplysende forklaringsfaktor for...
Liv Tønnessen (2006)
Studvest 15.04.2006
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2006

Hassan al-Turabi: Maktsyk Agitator eller Kvinnevennlig Demokrat?

I Morgenbladets artikkel "Ikke undertrykk islamismen!" av Sten Inge Jørgensen fremstilles den sudanske islamisten Hassan al-Turabi som en reformvennlig opposisjonell som har ertet på seg muslimske lærde verden over med...
Liv Tønnessen (2006)
Morgenbladet 8-14 September 2006
CMI Working Paper | 2005

'Money has no Name': Informalisation, Unemployment and changing Gender Relations in Accra, Ghana

Economic crisis and structural adjustment in Ghana have put large numbers of formal sector employees and civil servants out of work. This informalisation process has gendered consequences. Unemployed people, rural-urban...
Ragnhild Overå (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper) 19 p.
Master's Thesis | 2005

Islamism and Democracy: An Inquiry into the Political Thought of the Sudanese Islamist Hassan al-Turabi

My focus of analysis is Islamist democracy as conceived by the Sudanese Islamist Hassan al-Turabi. I aim to explore and understand Turabi's concept of democracy and study the roots of...
Liv Tønnessen (2005)
Thesis Submitted in Partial Fulfilment of the Cand. Polit. Degree. Bergen: Department of Comparative Politics. University of Bergen 159 p.
Journal Article | 2005

Islamisme og demokrati hånd i hånd

Islamisme indikerer en ideologi der islam bevisst blir brukt som en guide for politisk handling og ideologien varierer fra ekstrem moderasjon til ekstrem radikalisme. Denne artikkelen fokuserer på islamisme som...
Liv Tønnessen (2005)
in Babylon: Nordisk Tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier vol. 3 no. 2 pp. 116-123
CMI Working Paper | 2005

Fissions and fusions, foes and friends: Party system re-structuring in Malawi in the 2004 general elections

The issue of presidential term limits is emerging as an important political norm on the African continent, but the effects of the third term debates on the institutionalization of the...
Lise Rakner, Lars Svåsand (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2005: 6)
Journal Article | 2004

From dominant to competitive party system: The Zambian experiences 1991-2001

In this article we analyse the changes in the party system in Zambia in the period 1991 to 2001. Based on changes observed in terms of the number of parties,...
Lise Rakner and Lars Svåsand (2004)
in Party Politics vol. 10 no. 1 pp. 49-68
CMI Report | 2004

Peacebuilding in post-war situations: Lessons for Sudan

This report examines lessons from peacebuilding efforts during the last decade or so that are relevant to the current challenges in Sudan. While there is an emphasis on governance interventions,...
Gunnar M. Sørbø (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 13) 25 p.
CMI Report | 2003

Political Islam in the Middle East

This report provides an overview of the political Islam in the Middle East, with a special emphasis on the Islamic resurgence in the Levant (Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and...
Are John Knudsen (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2003:3) 32 p.
Edited Book | 2001

Associational Life in African Cities: Popular Responses to the Urban Crisis

This book is about the multitude of associations that has emerged in African cities in recent years. In many cases, they are a response to mounting poverty, failing infrastructure and...
Arne Tostensen, Inge Tvedten and Mariken Vaa (eds.) (2001)
Uppsala: Nordic Africa Institute 324 p.