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News | 6 Apr 2011
South Sudan's July 9, 2011 Independence Day is fast approaching, but ongoing violence in Abyei, including the deliberate burning of villages by northern-aligned forces and the displacement of 20,000 people, threatens to undo progress toward peace in Sudan.
Event | 28 Nov 2011
The long civil war in Sri Lanka ended in 2009. The way the war was fought, and particularly the way it ended, raises serious questions about the kind of peace which now prevails. It also raises questions about the failure of international efforts to mediate the conflict at earlier points.
Journal Article | Jan 2016
This article analyses the link between politics of enslavement, war and collective emancipation with particular reference to the Hazaras, an ethnic-religious ...
Afghanistan, hazara, guerra, emancipazione
Edited Book | Nov 2013
The secession of South Sudan in July 2011 took place against the backdrop of the Arab Spring, spurring hopes of a "new beginning" that might lead to a ...
Conflict, peace building, Sudan
Book | Jan 1997
The book analyses rivalling positions in the South African constitutional debate from the early 1990s via the 1993 interim constitution to the adoption ...
Constitution-making, democracy, political theory, , South Africa
Event | 7 May 2010
President Karzai has announced that a peace jirga will be held in May this year to discuss ways out of the conflict and President Obama has earlier announced that American forces will start to withdraw in July next year. What does this mean for Afghanistan's future? What are the implications for progressive reforms in Afghanistan? Aziz Hakimi, an Afghan political analyst based in Kabul, and CMI researcher Torunn Wimpelmann Chaudhary present and discusses with chair Astri Suhrke.
Report in External Series | Sep 2014
This study provides an overview of the evolution of political parties since the birth of Bangladesh. It analyses and compares the ideology, organisational ...
Political parties, Bangladesh
Journal Article | Jan 2013
This article examines the informal auhority wielded by civilian security groups (pamswakarsa) on the island of Lombok. Taking as its point of departure ...
News | 13 Aug 2015
In the past, Brazilian intellectuals have coined the term “metaphor of war” to account for the representations of the crime and violence in Rio de Janeiro. The logic of war is at the very core of Rio’s pacification of the favelas, which in practice is carried out through armed confrontations between the police and armed groups within pacified favelas, where the main objective (on both sides), in spite of the rhetoric of peace, is still to kill the enemy.
CMI Report | Jun 2014
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 ...
federalism, ethnic identity, regional identity, Nepal
Journal Article | Jan 2007
If humanitarian agencies are to regain the trust of the Afghans it remains of crucial importance that they continue to demonstrate their distance ...
Journal Article | Jan 2006
The paper analyses the central role played by the Malawian judiciary in the 2004 presidential and parliamentary elections. We argue that the judiciary ...
Elections, Africa: Malawi
CMI Report | Jan 2003
This report provides an overview of the political Islam in the Middle East, with a special emphasis on the Islamic resurgence in the Levant (Egypt, Israel, ...
Islam, Democracy, Politics, Middle East, Middle East
News | 27 Jun 2013
How can we make our democracy truly representative? Can participation be institutionalized? And who does the Maracanã stadium belong to?
News | 21 Jun 2013
Or isn't it? Do aid efforts to reduce child mortality actually work? Do projects aimed at female empowerment lead to less violence against women?
Book | Jan 2019
Norway tops international indexes on children’s rights but continues to attract criticism for its level of compliance with the Convention of the ...
Children's rights, Human rights
Journal Article | Jan 2019
Cooperative norms and behavior are considered to be essential requirements for sustainable stabilization and development in conflict-affected states. ...
Journal Article | Jan 2015
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 ...
Female Genital Mutilation, Islam, violence against women, horn of Africa
Journal Article | Jan 2008
As Clifford Geertz remarked in his Islam Observed (1968), the idea of a 'changing' religion is a contradiction in terms, as religion is fundamentally ...
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2004
Pakistan has one of the highest incidences of honour killings in the world. This is a major human rights issue that has received little attention outside ...
Traditional culture, Honour killings, Pakistan, Asia: Pakistan