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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.
CMI Report | 2009

"If men and women were equal, we would all simply be people" Gender and Poverty in Northern Mozambique

This is the second report in the series ‘Gender Policies and Feminisation of Poverty in Mozambique’. While the first report went through existing quantitative data on the national level, this...
Inge Tvedten, Margarida Paulo and Minna Tuominen (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2009: 14) 62 p.
Journal Article | 2009

Islamists in Jordan: Promoters of or obstacles to female empowerment and gender equality?

This study deals with the Muslim Brotherhoods’ reception of CEDAW (Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discriminations against Women) in Jordan. In view of the Arab Human Development...
Anne Sofie Roald (2009)
in Religion and Human Rights. vol. 4 no. 1. pp. 41-63
U4 Practice Insight | 2009

Commitment, control and interest: A case study in operationalising ownership

How can donors promote national ownership in the projects and programmes they fund? How do national counterparts regard ownership? How to translate principles articulated in international documents, such as the...
Marijana Trivunovic (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Practice Insight no. 2009:2) 8 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2009

Regional variation in livelihood strategies in Malawi

Livelihood strategies are identified at the household level as a function of assets held, using survey data. Only endowments that are likely to be predetermined are included in the empirical...
Magnus Hatlebakk (2009)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2009: 6) 13 p.
Journal Article | 2009

Security for many or surplus for the few? Customary tenure and social differentiation in Southern Malawi

It has been argued that the ambiguities in Malawian customary tenure may aggravate processes of social differentiation and class formation. The article investigates this claim based primarily on data from...
Eyolf Jul-Larsen and Peter Mvula (2009)
in Journal of Southern African Studies vol. 35 no. 1 pp. 175-190
Journal Article | 2009

Shades of dignity: exploring the demands of equality in applying human rights frameworks to health

The foundational principle of human rights is that all human beings are equal in rights, dignity, and worth. Yet we live in a world ravaged by social inequalities both within...
Alicia Ely Yamin (2009)
in Health and Human Rights vol. 11 no. 2 pp. 1-18
Journal Article | 2008

Cash Transfers Contributing to Social Protection: A Review of Evaluation Findings

The positive effects of conditional cash transfer programmes (CCTs) in Latin America have led to the recommendation that CCTs should be promoted. This may be premature since there is not...
Espen Villanger (2008)
in Forum for Development Studies vol.35 no.2 pp.221-256
Journal Article | 2008

Gendered Citizenship in Sudan: Competing Debates on Family Laws among Northern and Southern Elites in Khartoum

In Sudan, family laws are formed and applied by the religious communities - Islamic, Christian and traditional African beliefs -creating a gendered citizenship that has led to the absence of...
Liv Tønnessen (2008)
in Journal of North African Studies vol. 13 no. 4 pp. 455-469
Report in External Series | 2007

Maintaining the Process? Aid to Transitional Justice in Rwanda and Guatemala, 1995-2005

This report assesses the aid that was given in support of transitional justice processes in Rwanda and Guatemala between 1995 and 2005. The analysis is based on statistical data from...
Ingrid Samset, Stina S. Petersen, Vibeke Wang (2007)
Bonn: Working Group on Development and Peace (FriEnt) 42 p.
CMI Report | 2007

Discrimination in the Name of Religious Freedom: The Rights of Women and Non-Muslims after the Comprehensive Peace Agreement in Sudan

Government policy since independence has by and large disregarded Sudan's multi-religious character through continuous Islamisation and Arabisation processes that have fuelled the civil war. International considerations regarding religious pluralism and...
Liv Tønnessen, Anne Sofie Roald (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2007: 5) 50 p.
CMI Working Paper | 2007

Security for Many or Surplus for the Few? Customary Tenure and Social Differentiation in Southern Malawi

 It has been argued that the ambiguities in Malawian customary tenure may aggravate processes of social differentiation and class formation. The article investigates this viewpoint based on the situation in...
Eyolf Jul-Larsen and Peter Mvula (2007)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2007: 9) 14 p.
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
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2006

Mannen bak Darfur-konflikten

De intense forhandlingene ledet av den afrikanske union (AU) om Darfur, har nå kuliminert i en fredsavtale undertegnet av den største opprørsbevegelsen Sudan Liberation Movement (SLA) og regjeringen i Khartoum....
Liv Tønnessen (2006)
Ny Tid No. 19, 2006
CMI Working Paper | 2006

Palestinian Women: Is there a Unitary Conception of Rights?

What are "ordinary" Palestinian women's views on women's rights? How do they perceive their own rights situation? The term "ordinary" in this respect refers to rural women outside of political...
Hilde Kjøstvedt (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2006: 19) 14 p.
Journal Article | 2006

A Liberal Egalitarian Paradox

A liberal egalitarian theory of justice seeks to combine the values of equality, personal freedom, and personal responsibility. It is considered a much more promising position than strict egalitarianism, because...
Bertil Tungodden and Alexander Cappelen (2006)
in Economics and Philosophy vol. 22 no. 3 pp. 393-408
Journal Article | 2006

Relocating the Responsibility Cut: Should more Responsibility Imply Less Redistribution

Liberal egalitarian theories of justice argue that inequalities arising from non-responsibility factors should be eliminated, but that inequalities arising from responsibility factors should be accepted. This article discusses how the...
Bertil Tungodden and Alexander Cappelen (2006)
in Politics, Philosophy and Economics vol. 5 no. 3 pp. 353-362
Book Chapter | 2006

Who are the Least Advantaged

The difference principle, introduced by Rawls (1971, 1993), is generally interpreted as leximin, but this is not how he intended it. Rawls explicitly states that the difference principle requires that...
Bertil Tungodden and Peter Vallentyne (2006)
in Nils Holtug and Kaspert Lippert-Rasmussen, eds.: Egalitarianism: New Essays on the Nature and Value of Equality. Oxford: Oxford Univ. Press pp. 174-196
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.
CMI Report | 2004

Conflictual peacebuilding: Afghanistan two years after Bonn

This report charts the aid policies pursued in Afghanistan since late 2001 aimed at building peace in a country devastated by two decades of conflict. The report presents the four...
Astri Suhrke, Kristian Berg Harpviken and Arne Strand (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 4) 75 p.