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Book Chapter | 2015

Towards a framework for impact assessment

Bridging the literatures on peacebuilding and transitional justice, this chapter outlines an analytical framework for assessing the impact of transitional justice mechanisms on peace and democracy. The multilayered qualitative framework...
Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella Malca, 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. 29-66
Book Chapter | 2015

Transitional justice alternatives: claims and counterclaims

How do transitional justice mechanisms contribute to peace and democracy after authoritarian rule or violent conflict has ended? This chapter examines current theoretical and empirical knowledge on impact assessment in...
Elin Skaar and Camila Gianella Malca (2015)
in Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella and Trine Eide: After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy. London and New York: Routledge pp. 1-28
Book | 2015

After Violence: Transitional Justice, Peace, and Democracy

The field of transitional justice has recently seen a surge of interest in the issues of effectiveness and impact. This book examines the effects of transitional justice on the development...
Elin Skaar, Camila Gianella, and Trine Eide (2015)
London: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series)
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

Comparing Borderland Dynamics. Processes of territorialization in the Nuba Mountains in Sudan, southern Yunnan in China, and the Pamir Mountains in Tajikistan.

The paper is a contribution to the recent debate in social science of border situations and the way borders affect borderland populations. The paper is directly comparative in form, by...
Leif Manger (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:3)
Journal Article | 2015

Scaling up of Life Skills Based Education in Pakistan: a case study

Young people between the ages of 10 and 19 make up 23% of Pakistan’s population. In Pakistan, young people face many challenges in terms of sexual and reproductive health (SRH)...
Joar Svanemyr, Qadeer Baig & Venkatraman Chandra-Mouli (2015)
in Sex Education: Sexuality, Society and Learning vol. 15 no. 3 pp. 503-519
Sudan Working Paper | 2015

Borderland dynamics in the Horn of Africa – Some reflections

This paper is a broad ranging reflection of the general situation of crisis in the Horn of Africa region. Rather than carry out a conventional anthropological analysis in which local...
Leif Manger (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2015:1)
CMI Insight | 2015

A Hawk in Dove’s Feathers: Colombian Civil-Military Relations Under Santos

Colombian president Juan Manual Santos has claimed a new approach to security politics in the violence-ridden South American nation. This Insight reviews Santos’ approach to civil military relations, and suggests...
John-Andrew McNeish (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2015 no. 1) 8 p.
Journal Article | 2015

When Do Religious Leaders Support Faith-Based Violence? Evidence from a Survey Poll in South Sudan

Religion has increasingly become important in conflicts worldwide. Religious leaders may play a key role in mobilizing believers as they can call for peace or instigate violence. But what makes...
Matthias Basedau, Carlo Koos (2015)
in Political Research Quarterly vol. 68 no. 4 pp. 760-772
Journal Article | 2015

Creating an Enabling Environment for Adolescent Sexual and Reproductive Health: A Framework and Promising Approaches

This article provides a conceptual framework and points out the key elements for creating enabling environments for adolescent sexual and reproductive health (ASRH). An ecological framework is applied to organize...
Joar Svanemyr, Avni Amin, Omar J Robles, Margaret E Greene (2015)
in Journal of Adolescent Health vol. 56 no. 1 S7-S14 p.
Journal Article | 2015

What does Islam have to do with it? A close look at the facts: FGM in the Horn of Africa

The horn of Africa has the highest prevalence of Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) in the world, including in its most severe forms. Islamic texts are often used to justify FGM/C...
Liv Tønnessen (2015)
in Siha Journal: Women in Islam vol. 2
CMI Insight | 2015

Curbing Women Activists in Darfur in the wake of the International Criminal Court

In 2009, the international criminal court (ICC) warranted the arrest of Sudan’s sitting President indicting him for systematic and widespread sexual violence in Darfur. In the wake of the ICC,...
Liv Tønnessen (2015)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight 2015 no.5) 6 p.
Journal Article | 2015

One step forward and many to the side: Combating gender violence in Afghanistan, 2001-2014

This article offers some reflections on the efforts over the last decade to combat violence against women in Afghanistan through reforms of laws and the justice system. The paper identifies...
Torunn Wimpelmann (2015)
in Women's Studies International Forum vol. 51 pp. 101-109
Book Chapter | 2015

Security and the Politics of Protection in Post-New Order Lombok, Indonesia

This anthology explores the political nature of making order through policing activities in densely populated spaces across Africa, Asia and Latin America. Based on ethnographic research, the chapters analyze this...
Kari Telle (2015)
in Peter Albrecht and Helene Maria Kyed (eds.): Policing and the Politics of Order-Making. Oxford: Routledge
Sudan Working Paper | 2014

Darfur crisis: The role of traditional leaders in dealing with violence against women

The armed conflict between the Sudan government and rebel groups in Darfur erupted in 2003. Escalating violence included sexual assaults on women. Many women who have been raped live with...
Yousif Takana (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Sudan Working Paper WP 2014:4) 28 p.
Report in External Series | 2014

Women’s Rights and Political Representation: Past Achievements and Future Challenges

This paper summarizes the main achievements and challenges for Afghan women’s participation in politics and their access to justice. It also presents the most important reflections amongst key stakeholders about possible ways forward, with...
Timor Sharan, Torunn Wimpelmann (2014)
Oslo: PRIO (PRIO Paper 2014) 8 p.
Report in External Series | 2014

Political Parties in Bangladesh

This study provides an overview of the evolution of political parties since the birth of Bangladesh. It analyses and compares the ideology, organisational structure, leadership and support base of four...
Rounaq Jahan (2014)
Dhaka: Centre for Policy Dialogue (CPD) and Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI) (CPD-CMI Working Paper series no. WP 2014:8)
CMI Insight | 2014

Sexual violence and state violence against women in Egypt, 2011-2014

Egyptian women were crucial to the movement that overthrew Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak in the 2011 revolution. However, both in the revolutionary and post-revolutionary period women have also become targets...
Heather McRobie, (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 7) 4 p.
CMI Report | 2014

Restructuring the state: Federalist Dynamics in Nepal

Since the end of the civil war in 2006, Nepal has been on the edge of a peaceful but truly revolutionary change to restructure the state along federal lines. The...
Astri Suhrke (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2014:02) 18 p.
Report in External Series | 2014

Leaving Them to It? Women's Rights in Transitioning Afghanistan

Donors, Western publics and Afghan activists and their local allies should recognize that external support cannot in any way compensate for local political organization. Afghan women can only secure gender...
Torunn Wimpelmann (2014)
The Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House (Asia Programme, Afghanistan: Opportunity in Crisis series no. 5) 8 p.
Journal Article | 2014

Violence et déplacement: La crise des réfugiés Syriens au Liban

The Syrian revolt has over the past three years escalated into a massive humanitarian crisis with regional implications. The crisis is consistent with (global) panel data surveys demonstrating the robust...
Are John Knudsen (2014)
in Maghreb-Machrek vol. 218 pp. 29-40