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Journal Article | 2011

Beyond numbers? Women's 25% parliamentary quota in post-conflict Sudan

This article explores the validity of critical mass theory in the context of a 25% women’s quota in the national parliament in post-conflict Sudan. It is being argued here that...
Liv Tønnessen (2011)
in Journal of Peace, Conflict and Development vol. 17 pp. 43-62
U4 Issue | 2011

"Milking the system": Fighting the abuse of public resources for re-election

Abuse of state resources for re-election damages democracy creating an unlevel playing field that improves re-election chances of incumbents and negatively influencing the quality of government, since diversion of resources...
Bruno Speck, Alessandra Fontana (2011)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2011:7) 31 p.
Report in External Series | 2011

Review of and recommendations for Norwegian support to good governance in Pakistan

The report introduces a theoretical framework for analysis, and then discusses how Pakistan and Norway define governance and good governance before moving on to a political economy analysis of Pakistan,...
Petter Bauck (Norad, team leader), Arne Strand and Shirin Gul (2011)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Report Discussion no. 12/2011) 84 p.
Journal Article | 2011

Mediemakt og politisk krise i Kuwait

Hvilken utfordring representerer dermed den nye mediestrukturen i Kuwait for det politiske systemet? En skulle kanskje tro at liberalisering av mediesektoren ville bidra til å svekke makthaverne ettersom statlig kontroll...
Kjetil Selvik (2011)
in Babylon Nordisk Tidsskrift for Midtøstenstudier vol. 9 no. 1 pp. 46-57
Journal Article | 2011

Elite Rivalry in a Semi-Democracy: The Kuwaiti Press Scene

Kuwait's liberalization of the press and publication law in 2006 sparked a threefold increase in the number of Arabic language newspapers that defied conventional wisdom about print media decline and...
Kjetil Selvik (2011)
in Middle Eastern Studies vol. 47 no. 3 pp. 477-496
Book Chapter | 2010

Multiculturalism and religious legislation in Sweden

In view of the growing influence of religion in public life on the national and international scenes, Muslim Diaspora in the West constitutes a timely contribution to scholarly debates and...
Anne Sofie Roald (2010)
in Haydeh Moghissi and Halleh Ghorashi, eds.: Muslim diaspora in the West. Negotiating gender, home and belonging. Surrey/Burlington: Ashgate pp.55-72
CMI Brief | 2010

Media constraints in sub-Saharan Africa

”Free and fair” elections depend not only on factors like adequate election management bodies, election transparency and the absence of coercion. For election to be truly free and fair citizens...
Marie-Soleil Frère (Université Libre de Bruxelles) (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 9 no. 4) 4 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2010

En anvendt forskers bekjennelser

En anvendt forskers bekjennelser   Jeg er anvendt forsker. Og stolt av det. Media har nå i lang tid vært fulle av stoff om den anvendte samfunnsforskerens tvilsomme verden – godt støttet...
Inge Tvedten (2010)
Morgenbladet 29.04.2010
CMI Report | 2010

The Politics of Women's Representation in Sudan: Debating Women's Rights in Islam from the Elites to the Grassroots

The international discourse on gender and peacebuilding presupposes a common agenda among all women across religion, ethnicity and class in any given post-conflict situation. The literature seems to express the...
Liv Tønnessen, Hilde Granås Kjøstvedt (2010)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2010: 2) 46 p.
Journal Article | 2009

The ugly poetics of violence in post-accord Guatemala

With the signing of the Peace Accords in 1996 Guatemala's credentials of democratic governance was re-established, but as media reports and the international community have observed, the killing and crimes...
John-Andrew McNeish and Oscar Lopez Rivera (2009)
in Forum for Development Studies. The Nordic Journal of Development Research vol. 36 no. 1 pp. 49-77
CMI Working Paper | 2009

Non-state actors and democratic consolidation

This working paper provides a review of the literature addressing the role of civil society or non-state actors in democratic consolidation, with particular reference to Malawi. Civil society comprises private...
Lars Svåsand and Arne Tostensen (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2009: 1) 12 p.
CMI Report | 2008

"Making Elections is like Preparing "Funge: If you don't do it Right it goes Puiti-Puiti".

This report is the end review of Development Workshop's Programme for Civic and Electoral Education in Angola, 2005-8 (PECE 1, Programa de Educação Cívica e Eleitoral). Its precursor, the "peace...
Aslak Orre and Christian Larssen, with inputs from Manolo Sánchez (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2008: 11) 36 p.
Sudan Working Paper | 2008

One Against All: The National Islamic Front (NIF) and Sudanese Sectarian and Secular Parties

Any attempt to define and characterize the relationship between the National Islamic Front (NIF) and the sectarian and secular parties in Sudan must start with assessing the impact of Islam...
Abdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (SWP Working Paper SWP 2008: 6) 14 p.
Report in External Series | 2008

Anti-corruption Reforms: Challenges, Effects and Limits of World Bank Support

This study compares the evolution of the state-of-the-art in research and analysis of anticorruption and transparency with World Bank practice. The first part of the paper reviews the theoretical and...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Jan Isaksen (2008)
Washington DC: Independent Evaluation Group (IEG), World Bank (IEG Working Paper no. 7) 78 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2008

Kan vi gjøre noe?

Jo lengre konflikter varer, jo mer innviklet har de en tendens til å bli og jo mer preges de av at det er ekstremister på alle sider som bestemmer mulighetenes...
Gunnar M. Sørbø (2008)
Dagbladet 05.05.08
U4 Brief | 2008

Changing Perspectives: How Donors can Work with the Private Sector to Reduce Corruption

Corrupt dealings by companies are often only a way to avoid inefficiency caused by weak regulations and institutions. While the private sector is commonly perceived to be a source of...
John D. Sullivan, Aleksandr Shkolnikov (2008)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Brief 2008:17) 4 p.
Book Chapter | 2008

Muungano Cultural Troupe: Entertaining the Urban Masses of Dar es Salaam

Siri Lange (2008)
in Martin Banham, James Gibb and Femi Osofisan (Eds.): African Theatre Companies. Oxford: James Currey
Journal Article | 2008

Feasible Social Security Systems in Africa

Increasing attention is being devoted to social security in developing countries as part of their poverty reduction strategies. This article discusses social security arrangements in sub-Saharan Africa to mitigate the unexpected...
Arne Tostensen (2008)
in Development ISSues vol. 10, no. 2 pp. 4-6
Journal Article | 2008

Beyond the Permitted Indian? Bolivia and Guatemala in an Age of Neoliberal Developmentalism

This paper outlines and discusses the contrasting histories of inclusion and contestation associated with the introduction of neoliberal and multicultural policies in Bolivia and Guatemala. In drawing out and discussing...
John-Andrew McNeish (2008)
Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies vol. 3 no. 1 March 2008 pp 33-59
Book Chapter | 2008

Mass Taxation and State-Society Relations in East Africa

Poll (‘head'''') tax has been the most common form of direct mass taxation in many sub-Saharan African countries since colonial times. Until very recently it was a dominant source of...
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Ole Therkildsen (2008)
in Deborah Brautigam, Odd-Helge Fjeldstad and Mick Moore: Taxation and State Building in Developing Countries. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press pp. 114 - 134