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Book Chapter | 2014

Configuring a Threatening Other: Historical Narratives in Chinese School Textbooks

The historical narratives about Japan in the Chinese school textbooks, especially those of today, contributed to the construction of a common understanding about the formation of China as a modern...
Shubo Li (2014)
in Thomas A. Hollihan: The Dispute Over the Diaoyu/Senkaku Islands. How Media Narratives Shape Public Opinion and Challenge the Global Order. Palgrave Macmillan
Journal Article | 2014

Results measurement and evaluability: a comparative analysis

We compare the procedures and structures for supporting results measurement and evaluation between the Norwegian aid administration, the World Bank, Danida and Department for International Development. We find an important...
Rob Lloyd, Derek Poate, Espen Villanger (2014)
in Journal of Development Effectiveness vol. 6 no. 4 pp. 378-391
Journal Article | 2014

Assessing aid impacts revisited: results measurement in Norwegian aid

We compare the procedures and structures for supporting results measurement and evaluation between the Norwegian aid administration, the World Bank, Danida and Department for International Development. We find an important...
Rob Lloyd and Espen Villanger (2014)
in Journal of Development Effectiveness vol. 6 no. 4 pp. 461-479
Journal Article | 2014

Using incentives to attract nurses to remote areas of Tanzania: a contingent valuation study

This article analyses (1) how financial incentives (salary top-ups) and non-financial incentives (housing and education) affect nurses’ willingness to work in remote areas of Tanzania and (2) how the magnitude...
Michael Munga, Gaute Torsvik, Ottar Mæstad (2014)
in Health Policy and Planning vol. 29 no. 2 pp. 227-236
CMI Brief | 2013

Dynasty or democracy? Party politics in Bangladesh

The two major political parties in Bangladesh are dynastic, like other well-known parties in South Asia. Political dynasty means a prominent political family runs the party. This restricts the level...
Inge Amundsen (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 6) 4 p.
Journal Article | 2013

Half-orchestrated, half freestyle: Soft power and reporting Africa in China

The discussion of soft power in China can be dated back to 1992, the year Nye's Bound to lead was translated into Chinese and published in Mainland China. Chinese scholars...
Shubo Li and Helge Rønning (2013)
in Ecquid Novi: African Journalism Studies vol. 34 no. 3 pp. 102-124
Journal Article | 2013

Afghanistan Seen Through Different Lenses

Multiple book review essay on Globalizing Afghanistan. Terrorism, War and the Rhetoric of Nation Building. Edited by Zubida Jalalzai and David Jefferess. Durham: Duke University Press, 2011. 232 pp., $20.66 paperback...
Astri Suhrke (2013)
in International Studies Review vol. 15 no. 2 pp. 1-4
Doctoral Thesis | 2013

The Price of Protection. Gender, Violence and Power in Afghanistan

This thesis examines contestations over gender violence as points of entry into an analysis of gender, politics and sovereign power in contemporary Afghanistan. It explores the evolving parameters of what...
Torunn Wimpelmann (2013)
School of Oriental and African Studies
Book Chapter | 2013

Transparency in U.S. Higher Education Job Placement Data

The Article looks at transparency in job placement data published by U.S. universities, with a particular focus on law schools and for-profit schools. The article argues that given the high...
Francesco De Simone (2013)
2013 Global Corruption Report - Education. Berlin: Transparency International
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2013

Stemmene fra Brasils gater

Det er en ny generasjon brasilianere som nå ytrer seg om hvordan landet skal styres. De krever å bli hørt. Landets ledere vil gjøre lurt i å lytte. I Rio de...
Ingrid Samset (2013)
Bergens Tidende 3 July
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2013

Bistandspolitisk svanesang

Den nye stortingsmeldingen om bistand ser fattigdomsreduksjon gjennom norske briller.  Utenriksdepartementet og Heikki Holmås har nylig publisert det som etter all sannsynlighet blir den rødgrønne regjeringens bistandspolitiske svanesang, Stortingsmelding 25 (2012–2013) «Dele for å skape –demokrati, rettferdig...
Inge Tvedten (2013)
Klassekampen 02.05.2013
Book Chapter | 2013

Constitutional grafts and social rights in Latin America

The 1917 Mexican Constitution, which was adopted after a revolutionary period, decisively changed the history of Latin American constitutional- ism. Gradually, following its adoption, most countries in the region began...
Roberto Gargarella (2013)
in Elgar Press: Order from Transfer. Comparative constitutional design and legal culture. Northhampton: Elgar Press pp. 322-457
Journal Article | 2013

Is it both what you know and who you know? Human capital, social capital and entrepreneurial success

This paper analyzes the importance of human and social capital for entrepreneurial success, using survey data of 459 urban entrepreneurs in Luanda, Angola. The paper offers four main findings: i)...
Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig (2013)
in Journal of International Development vol. 25 no. 5 pp. 626-639
Journal Article | 2013

Zanzibari Islamic knowledge transmission revisited: Loss, lament, legacy, transmission - and transformation

This article revisits aspects of knowledge transmission within the 20th century Islamic scholarly community in Zanzibar. It particularly adresses the rituals and texts connected to death and commemoration, and views...
Anne Katrine Bang (2013)
in Social Dynamics. A Journal of African Studies vol. 38 no. 3 pp. 419-434
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012

Is oil-rich Angola a development success?

Ten years after the end of its civil war, Angola, which is heading to the polls Friday, has been transformed into a regional African power with a strong economy, but...
Arne Wiig and Ivar Kolstad (2012)
CNN 30.08.2012
Edited Book | 2012

Lebanon After the Cedar Revolution

A comprehensive look at contemporary Lebanon and the ongoing attempts by Israel, Syria and Iran to influence its domestic affairs. Lebanon is the prisoner of its geography and its history, a...
Are Knudsen and Michael Kerr (2012)
London: Hurst 323 p.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012

Ja, Hegnar - Det er noe skummelt ved næringslivets investeringer i skatteparadiser!

På lederplass fredag 14. oktober stilte Trygve Hegnar spørsmål om det er noe skummelt med næringslivets plasseringer i skatteparadiser. Svaret på det er et rungende ja! Skatteparadiser – et forvirrende begrepSkatteparadisbegrepet...
Kristine Sævold (2012)
Finansavisen 18.October
CMI Working Paper | 2012

Son preference, number of children, education and occupational choice in rural Nepal

A unique family survey was conducted in Nepal to investigate the economic consequences of having a first-born girl. Women get more children, but we find no causal effect of number...
Magnus Hatlebakk (2012)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2012:8) 26 p.
Master's Thesis | 2012

En skattepolitisk konfrontasjon med skatteparadiser. Det norske Finansdepartementets narrativ om nasjonalpolitisk avmakt i møte med et globalt fenomen 1970-2012

The issue of so-called “tax havens” is controversial and has been on the international political agenda with interest peaking at the G20 meeting of 2nd April 2009. The phenomenon`s main...
Kristine Sævold (2012)
Masteravhandling i historie. Bergen: Universitetet i Bergen 125 s.
Newspaper Op-Ed | 2012

Det norske paradokset

Kan norsk utenrikspolitikk både redde verden og fremme norske næringsinteresser?Ja takk, begge deler, sier Jonas Gahr Støre som en god Ole Brumm, men i møte med korrupte myndigheter og en...
Tina Søreide (2012)
Klassekampen 11.09.2012