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Book | Dec 2018

The International Protection Alternative in Refugee Law: Treaty basis and scope of application under the 1951 Convention on the Status of Refugees and its 1967 Protocol

Under what circumstances can a state refuse refugee status to a person whose risk of persecution exists in only part of her country of origin? This book is the first...
Jessica Schultz (2018)
Brill Nijhoff (International Refugee Law Series no. 14)
Edited Book | Dec 2018

The Handbook of Law and Society in Latin America

Understanding law and its efficacy in Latin America demands concepts distinct from the hegemonic notions of rule of law which have dominated debates on law, politics and society, and that...
Rachel Sieder, Karina Ansolabehere and Tatiana Alfonso (2018)
New York: Routledge
Book | Jul 2018

Taxing Africa: Coercion, Reform and Development

It has long been debated whether Africa’s lack of growth is best explained by the continent’s exploitation by the global system, or by internal failures of domestic political leadership, and...
Mick Moore, Wilson Prichard and Odd-Helge Fjeldstad (2018)
London/New York: Zed Books (African Arguments Book Series,) 216 p.
Book | Jan 2018

Manipulating political decentralisation: Africa's Inclusive Autocrats

Can autocrats establish representative subnational governments? And which strategies of manipulation are available if they would like to reduce the uncertainty caused by introducing political decentralisation? In the wake of...
(2018)
New York: Routledge (Conceptualising Comparative Politics) 176 p.
Book | Jan 2018

The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States

The Politics of the Headscarf in the United States investigates the social and political effects of the practice of Muslim-American women wearing the headscarf (hijab) in a non-Muslim state. The...
Bozena C. Welborne, Aubrey L. Westfall, Özge Çelik Russell, Sarah A. Tobin (2018)
Ithaca: Cornell University Press 264 p.
Edited Book | Jan 2018

The Social Life of Economic Inequalities in Contemporary Latin America: Decades of Change

This edited volume examines how economic processes have worked upon social lives and social realities in Latin America during the past decades. Through tracing the effects of the neoliberal epoch...
Margit Ystanes and Iselin Åsedotter Strønen (2018)
Palgrave Macmillan (Approaches to Social Inequality and Difference) 289 p.
Book | 2017

Just Faaland – en verdensborger i Bergen

Denne boken er en hyllest til Just Faaland som døde i februar 2017. Just Faaland bygget opp det som i dag er Chr. Michelsens Institutt i Bergen. Han var leder...
Jan Isaksen, Eirik G. Jansen (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 160 p.
Book | 2017

Lifting the veil of secrecy: Perspectives on international taxation and capital flight from Africa

Several African countries are among the fastest growing economies in the world. However, capital flows to tax havens are one factor limiting the benefits of economic growth for ordinary Africans....
Odd-Helge Fjeldstad, Sigrid Klæboe Jacobsen, Peter Henriksen Ringstad, Honest Prosper Ngowi (2017)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute
Edited Book | 2017

Civil-military relations in Lebanon: Conflict, cohesion and confessionalism in a divided society

First book to examine civil-military relations in post-Arab Spring Lebanon This volume examines Lebanon’s post-2011 security dilemmas and the tenuous civil-military relations. The Syrian civil war has strained the Lebanese Armed...
Are John Knudsen and Tine Gade (2017)
Palgrave Macmillan 155 p.
Edited Book | 2017

Demanding justice and security: Indigenous women and legal pluralities in Latin America

Across Latin America, indigenous women are organizing to challenge racial, gender, and class discrimination through the courts. Collectively, by engaging with various forms of law, they are forging new definitions...
Rachel Sieder (2017)
Rutgers University Press 310 p.
Book | 2017

The Pitfalls of protection. Gender, violence and power in Afghanistan

Since the 2001 overthrow of the Taliban government in Afghanistan, violence against women has emerged as the single most important issue for Afghan gender politics. The Pitfalls of Protection, based...
Torunn Wimpelmann (2017)
University of California Press
Edited Book | 2017

Social rights judgments and the politics of compliance: Making it stick

The last few decades have witnessed an explosion of judgments on social rights around the world. However, we know little about whether these rulings have been implemented. Compliance with Socio-Economic...
Malcolm Langford, Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito, Julieta Rossi (2017)
Cambridge University Press 527 p.
Book | 2017

Mediatized China-Africa Relations: How Media Discourses Negotiate the Shifting of Global Order

This cutting edge book explores the role of the media in the highly disputed area of China-Africa relations, notably how various aspects of the issue have been portrayed, negotiated and...
Shubo Li (2017)
Palgrave Macmillan 236 p.
Book | 2017

Grassroots politics and oil culture in Venezuela. The revolutionary petro-state

This book presents an ethnographic study of how grassroots activism in Venezuela during the Chávez presidency can be understood in relation to the country's history as a petro-state. Taking the...
Iselin Åsedotter Strønen (2017)
New York and London : Palgrave McMillan
Edited Book | 2017

Corruption, natural resources and development: From resource curse to political ecology

Corruption, Natural Resources and Development provides a fresh and extensive discussion of corruption issues in natural resources sectors. Reflecting on recent debates in corruption research and revisiting resource curse challenges...
David Aled Williams, Philippe Le Billon (Eds.) (2017)
Cheltenham and Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited Book | 2016

Media and Political Contestation in the Contemporary Arab World

This book addresses the role that various media have in the shaping and active contestation of particular conflicts and political agendas in the Arab world, and the socio-political dynamics generated...
Lena Jayyusi and Anne Sofie Roald (2016)
Edited Book | 2016

Women in Politics in Malawi

About two decades ago, in Malawi, the issue of the numbers of women in politics was not newsworthy. Few stakeholders showed any concern about the low number of women in...
Inge Amundsen and Happy Kayuni (Eds.) (2016)
Bergen and Zomba: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI), Department of Political and Admininstrative Studies (PAS) 140 p.
Edited Book | 2016

Oil States in the New Middle East. Uprisings and stability

Oil has been central to regime survival for oil states across the Arabian Peninsula and has been at the heart of their attempts to defuse the wave of Arab revolutions....
Kjetil Selvik, Bjorn Olav Utvik (2016)
New York: Routledge (Routledge studies in Middle Eastern Democratization and Government)
Edited Book | 2016

Transitional Justice in Latin America: The Uneven Road from Impunity towards Accountability

This is the first book to comprehensively and systematically trace the trajectory from impunity towards accountability for past human rights violations in the Latin American region. Based on rich historical...
Elin Skaar, Jemima Garcia-Godos, and Cath Collins (2016)
London and New York: Routledge (Transitional Justice Series)
Edited Book | 2016

Businessmen in Arms: How the Military and Other Armed Groups Profit in the MENA Region

The Arab Uprisings have brought renewed attention to the role of the military in the MENA region, where they are either the backbone of regime power or a crucial part...
Elke Grawert and Zeinab Abul-Magd (eds.) (2016)
Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 334 p.