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CMI Brief | 2016

Acting jointly on behalf of women? The cross-party women’s caucus in Malawi

Despite an increase in the number of countries that have adopted women’s caucuses in sub-Saharan Africa, there is still little empirical knowledge about how they operate and under which conditions...
Asiyati Chiweza, Vibeke Wang, Ann Maganga (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 8) 4 p.
CMI Report | 2016

Unfulfilled hopes. The quest for a minimum marriage age in Yemen, 2009–2014

The project Women’s Human Rights and Law Reform in the Muslim World seeks to map family and criminal law reforms in the period 1995-2015 in Afghanistan, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Morocco,...
Anne K. Bang (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2016:3)
CMI Insight | 2016

Ending child marriages – new laws bring progress but hurdles remain

Reform of family law is considered among the most difficult to achieve since it contests ‘the notion of women and children as property’.  There is a continuum ranging from criminalization...
Vibeke Wang (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Insight no. 4) 8 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

The ‘Joyce Banda Effect’: Public Opinion and Voting Behaviour in Malawi

In the 2014 elections in Malawi, the incumbent female president Joyce Banda lost the presidency, and the number of women MPs was reduced from 43 to 33. This decline in...
Tiyesere Mercy Chikapa (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 6) 4 p.
CMI Brief | 2016

A Different Yardstick: The Gendered Political Discourse in Malawi

The 2014 election campaign in Malawi focussed on gender rather than facts. In this brief we argue that the campaign showed a strong, conservative, culturally driven bias against Banda and...
Edrinnie Lora-Kayambazinthu, Edith Kalilombe Shame (2016)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 5) 4 p.
Report in External Series | 2016

Reality Checks Mozambique. Final Report 2011-2015

This is the Final Report, summing up and analysing the entire Reality Check series of studies. In line with the main objective/idea of the series, is based on qualitative information and...
Inge Tvedten, Minna Tuominen, Carmeliza Rosario (2016)
Stockholm: Sida
CMI Brief | 2016

Non-resource taxation in a resource rich setting: A broader tax base will enhance tax compliance in Tanzania

CMI Brief December 2015 Volume 14 No.08 Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. The country might become a large producer of gas, and...
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 14 no. 8) 4 p.
Book Chapter | 2016

Tracing Gender Differences in Parliamentary Debates: A Growth Curve Analysis of Ugandan MPs' Activity Levels in Plenary Sessions, 1998-2008 (reprint)

Vibeke Wang (2016)
in Mona Lena Krook and Pär Zetterberg : Gender Quotas and Women's Representation: New Directions in Research . New York, NY: Routledge
Book Chapter | 2016

Present without Presence? Gender, Quotas, and Debate Recognition in the Ugandan Parliament (reprint)

Amanda Clayton, Cecilia Josefsson, and Vibeke Wang (2016)
in Mona Lena Krook and Pär Zetterberg : Gender Quotas and Women's Representation: New Directions in Research. New York, NY: Routledge
Book Chapter | 2016

Women in Politics in Malawi: An Introduction

Introduction chapter to the book: Women in Politics in Malawi
Inge Amundsen, Happy Kayuni (2016)
in Inge Amundsen and Happy Kayuni (eds): Women in Politics in Malawi. Bergen and Zomba: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Department of Political and Admininstrative Studies (PAS) pp. 1-10
Report in External Series | 2016

Constatações da Realidade em Moçambique 2015. Sub-Relatório, Distrito do Lago

As Constatações da Realidade em Moçambique são implementadas pela ORGUT Consulting (Suécia) em associação com a Cowi Mozambique e o Chr. Michelsen Institute, em nome da Embaixada da Suécia em...
Inge Tvedten, Nair Noronha, Barnabé José, Beatri Putile (2016)
Stockholm: SIDA (Reality Checks Mozambique 2011-2015)
Report in External Series | 2016

Reality Checks Mozambique 2015. Sub-report, District of Lago

This is the sub-report on Lago for the 5th Reality Check, to be complemented by similar sub-reports from Cuamba and Majune. The focus is on quantitative expressions of poverty and...
Inge Tvedten, Nair Noronha, Barnabé José, Beatri Putile (2016)
Stockholm: Sida (Reality Checks Mozambique 2011-2015)
Journal Article | 2016

Gender composition and group dynamics: Evidence from a laboratory experiment with microfinance clients

Lars Ivar Oppedal Berge, Kartika Sari Juniwaty, Linda Helgesson Sekei (2016)
in Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization vol. 131 pp. 1-20
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.
Book Chapter | 2016

Gender and Universal Rights: Dilemmas and Anthropological Engagement

Siri Lange and Inge Tvedten (2016)
in Tone Bringa, Synnøve Kristine Nepstad Bendixsen: Engaged Anthropology: Views from Scandinavia. Palgrave Macmillan pp. 121-145
Book Chapter | 2016

Reconfiguring Power and Insecurity in the Afghan context: The Consequences of Outsourcing Security in High Risk Societies

The Routledge Research Companion to Outsourcing Security offers an overview of the different ways in which states have come to rely on private contractors to support interventions. Part One puts into...
Åse Gilje Østensen (2016)
Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Edited Book | 2016

The Latin American Casebook. Courts, Constitutions, and Rights

Traditionally relegated because of political pressure and public expectations, courts in Latin America are increasingly asserting a stronger role in public and political discussions. This casebook takes account of this...
Juan González-Bertomeu, Roberto Gargarella (2016)
Taylor and Francis 270 p.
Report in External Series | 2016

Business people’s views of paying taxes in Ethiopia

This study examines factors that determine business people’s attitudes towards paying taxes in Ethiopia. Based on data obtained from a survey of business taxpayers in Addis Ababa, the study finds...
Wollela Yesegat; Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2016)
Brighton: Institute of Development Studies (ICTD Working Paper no. 43)
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)
Book Chapter | 2016

Substantive Representation in Africa: From Timing to Framing of Family Law Reforms in Morocco, South Africa, and Uganda

Ragnhild Muriaas, Liv Tønnessen and Vibeke Wang (2016)
in Gendered Citizenship: The Politics of Representation edited by Hilde Danielsen, Kari Jegerstedt, Ragnhild L. Muriaas and Brita Ytre-Arne (Palgrave Macmillan)