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Journal Article | 2016

Does violence pay? The effect of ethnic rebellion on overcoming political deprivation

Studies have found that politically deprived groups are more likely to rebel. However, does rebellion increase the likelihood of achieving political rights? This article proposes that rebellion helps ethnic groups...
Carlo Koos (2016)
in Conflict Management and Peace Science vol. 33 no. 1 pp. 3-24
Journal Article | 2016

The Effects of Oil Production and Ethnic Representation on Violent Conflict in Nigeria: A Mixed-Methods Approach

A large qualitative literature on violent conflict in Nigeria has identified the importance of oil production and ethnicity as salient factors in understanding violence, especially in the oil-rich Niger Delta....
Carlo Koos, Jan Pierskalla (2016)
in Terrorism and Political Violence vol. 28 no. 5 pp. 888-911
Report in External Series | 2016

The Specialized Units for the Prosecution of Violence Against Women in Afghanistan: Shortcuts or detours to women's empowerment?

Torunn Wimpelmann, Mohammad Jawad Shahabi, Farangis Elyasi (2016)
Kabul and Bergen: Research Institute for Women Peace and Security & Chr Michelsen Institute 24 p.
Report in External Series | 2016

Prosecution of Acts of Violence Against Women. A closer look at the data

Torunn Wimpelmann, Mohammad Jawad Shahabi (2016)
Research Institute for Women Peace and Security & Chr Michelsen Institute 24 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Effectiveness of a girls’ empowerment programme on early childbearing, marriage and school dropout among adolescent girls in rural Zambia: study protocol for a cluster randomized trial

Background: Adolescent pregnancies pose a risk to the young mothers and their babies. In Zambia, 35% of young girls in rural areas have given birth by the age of 18...
Ingvild Fossgard Sandøy, Mweetwa Mudenda, Joseph Zulu, Ecloss Munsaka, Astrid Blystad, Mpundu Makasa, Ottar Mæstad, Bertil Tungodden, Choolwe Jakobs, Linda Milimo Kampata, Knut Fylkesnes, Joar Svanemyr, Karen Marie Moland, Richard Banda, Patrick Musonda (2016)
in Trials vol. 17 no. 588 15 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Scaling up sexuality education in Senegal: integrating family life education into the national curriculum

In Senegal, school-based sexuality education has evolved over 20 years from family life education (FLE) pilot projects into crosscurricular subjects located within the national curriculum of primary and secondary schools....
Katie Chau, Aminata Traoré Seck, Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli, Joar Svanemyr (2016)
in Sex Education vol. 17
Book | 2016

Anti-Corruption Strategies in Fragile States

Aid agencies increasingly consider anti-corruption activities important for economic development and poverty reduction in developing countries. In the first major comparative study of work by the World Bank, the European...
Jesper Stenberg Johnsøn (2016)
Edward Elgar Publishing 296 p.
Journal Article | 2016

Gli hazara dell'Afghanistan tra asservimento, guerra ed emancipazione

This article analyses the link between politics of enslavement, war and collective emancipation with particular reference to the Hazaras, an ethnic-religious minority of Afghanistan. The main objective of this paper...
Antonio De Lauri (2016)
in LARES. Quadrimestrale di studi demoetnoantropologici vol. 2016/2
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.
CMI Report | 2016

Women’s Activism in Saudi Arabia: Male Guardianship and Sexual Violence

Saudi Arabia is often presented in Western media as the poster child of women’s oppression. It is the country where women are forced to cover their heads and body in...
Liv Tønnessen (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2016:1)
CMI Report | 2015

Women and Girls Caught between Rape and Adultery in Sudan: Criminal Law Reform, 2005–2015

This report investigates criminal law reform in Sudan, focusing on two important and controversial legal reforms related to (a) a definition of rape that is clearly de-linked from the Islamic...
Liv Tønnessen and Samia al-Nagar (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2015:10)
U4 Issue | 2015

By the gun or by the bribe: Firm size, environmental governance and corruption among mining companies in Guatemala

(You can also read the most important points in this publication in our blog: Steps to limit the endemic corruption around junior mining companies) This U4 Issue discusses the corruption risks faced by...
Michael L. Dougherty (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2015:17) 30 p
Report in External Series | 2015

Opportunity in Crisis: Navigating Afghanistan's Uncertain Future

Afghanistan’s future remains uncertain. After one of the longest and most ambitious interventions since the Second World War, peace and stability remain elusive. Much has been achieved but at a...
Matt Waldman (2015)
London: Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs (Research Paper, Asia Programme) 34 p.
Report in External Series | 2015

Evaluation of Norway's Support to Women's Rights and Gender Equality. Mozambique Case Study Report

Purpose of evaluation:This report is the Mozambique case study report for the evaluation of Norway’s support to strengthening women and girls’ rights and gender equality through its development cooperation during the...
Inge Tvedten (Team Leader), Carmeliza Rosario, Sheila Faquir, Fumo Chacuro (2015)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Evaluation Report no. 2/2015 Annex 7)
Report in External Series | 2015

Evaluation of Norway's Support to Women's Rights and Gender Equality in Development Cooperation

Purpose of evaluation:This report evaluates Norway’s support to strengthening women and girls’ rights and gender equality through its development cooperation during the period 2007-2013. It assesses the extent to which...
Nicola Jones, Inge Tvedten, Angelica Arbulu, Paola Pereznieto, Johanna Lindström, Mari Norbakk (2015)
Oslo: Norad (Norad Evaluation Report no. 2/2015)
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