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Sociologist currently focusing on governance and human rights research.
Oscillatory labour migration in Kenya, regional integration in Eastern and Southern Africa, democratisation in Africa, elections, human rights (including child rights), institutional analysis, poverty reduction, development research, state and nation in sub-Saharan Africa, aid, urbanisation, Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Uganda
Project | Aug - Dec 2003
Jan Isaksen has been involved in two studies of SADC restructuring. See: Isaksen, J. 2002. Restructuring SADC - Progress and Problems. Bergen: The Chr ...
Regional Integration, SADC, Southern Africa
The overlooked role of elites in African grassroots conflicts: A case study of the Dinka-Mundari-Bari conflict in Southern Sudan
Sudan Working Paper | Dec 2014
Many analysts of grassroots conflicts in African emphasized one of the following factors to be the most important: ethnic divisions, competition over ...
Local conflict, elites, ethnic divisions, Sudan
Journal Article | Jan 2003
This article is about judicial reform in the Southern Cone in the 1990s. It shows that for Argentina and Chile, procedural code reforms were motivated ...
judicial reform, Supreme Court reform, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay, Americas: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay
Edited Book | Nov 2019
Over the last decade, large deposits of natural gas have been discovered off the southern coast of Tanzania. This book analyzes the long-term process ...
Petroleum, Natural Resources, Natural Resource Management, Governance, Tanzania
Candidate selection and informal soft quotas for women: gender imbalance in political recruitment in Zambia
Journal Article | Jun 2019
Candidate selection and informal soft quotas for women: gender imbalance in political recruitment in
News | 28 Oct 2013
In Tanzania, there is a striking increase in the number of girls who get pregnant from the ages 16 to 20. Among 16 year olds, 11 percent get pregnant, whereas 61 percent of the 20 year old girls start childbearing. Why do so many girls have babies when they are this young? How does this affect their economic situation and possibilities of entering the job market?
CMI Brief | Sep 2017
Female genital mutilation (FGM) is still a common practice in Sudan. Nine out of ten women have been subjected to this practice. In 2009, a proposed ...
FGM, female genital mutilation, weak law, law, paper tiger, ARUSS, Sudan
Report in External Series | Feb 2015
Governments in developing countries are typically constrained by a limited fiscal capacity to finance the provision of essential public goods – ...
Taxation, fiscal capacity, information technology, developing economy, Ethiopia
News | 10 May 2010
The papers from the Maputo conference in April ready for download Letter of invitation Maputo Table of contents Brito, Luis de: Challenge for Democracy: ...
News | 28 Jun 2007
Lise Rakner has been appointed professor in Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen. She is the first female professor at the Institute.
Book Chapter | Nov 2009
Chinese investment in SADC: a global perspective Ivar Kolstad and Arne Wiig Furthering Southern Afr
Book Chapter | Dec 2009
Civil society and human security: a conceptual note Lise Rakner Furthering Southern African integra
Event | 3 Apr 2008
Cand. polit Lovise Aalen defended her PhD dissertation at the University of Oslo Friday 4 April. In her dissertation Aalen studies the national political framework of ethnic based federalism. She argues that ethnic political mobilisation must be understood as an outcome of both inter-ethnic and intra-ethnic relations.
News | 20 Mar 2013
A new book offers a rich ethnographic study of the Fulbe (Fulani) in the savanna belt in the eastern part of Sudan.
Event | 22 Nov 2013
Presentation and discussion with editors Gunnar M. Sørbø (CMI) andAbdel Ghaffar M. Ahmed (University of Khartoum). The ...
Book Chapter | Dec 2009
SADC restructuring, prioritisation and donors, 2006-2008 Elling N. Tjønneland Furthering Southern A
Event | 4 Sep 2008
How do societies deal with gross human rights violations after the end of violent conflict? This symposium critically examines the justice and reconciliation processes by comparing the Norwegian post-World War II experience to more recent cases from Latin America, Africa and Asia.
CMI Brief | Feb 2016
Huge reservoirs of natural gas have been discovered offshore the southern coast of Tanzania. There are high expectations that exploitation of natural ...
Tax compliance, corruption, public expectations, petroleum, Tanzania
“A prison cell has no specific capacity”: An Evaluation on the Project “Improving Living Conditions and Access to Justice for Women, Young Offenders and Vulnerable Men in Prisons and Police Establishments in the Central, Eastern, Southern and part of the Northern Region of Malawi
Commissioned Report | Jan 2014
This is a commissioned evaluation report of a project implemented over three years by the Centre for Legal Assistance (CELA) in Malawi. It centred on ...
Prison conditions, women, children, human rights, Malawi