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Event | 29 Apr 2010
Why do some high courts hold political branches to account and others not? What explains the judiciary´s strong or weak defense of rights? And what role are courts playing -or not playing- in strengthening democracy in Latin America and Africa?
Edited Book | Jan 2008
Developing countries face new and pressing challenges as they strive to build more effective and accountable public institutions. These difficulties differ ...
Taxation, state building, accountability, developing countries, Chile, China, Ghana, Mauritius, Poland, Russia, Tanzania, Uganda
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2004
The paper addresses the methodological problems concerning how to assess the political role of courts in Zambia - and in new democracies more generally, ...
Courts, judicary, accountabilty, democratisation, Zambia
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 | Nov 2010
This article analyses political assassinations in post-civil war Lebanon. Targeted assassinations intensified during the transitional period from war ...
assassinations, impunity, Lebanon
CMI Report | Jan 2006
This report summarises the findings of a joint research project undertaken by the Centre for Social Research, Chr. Michelsen Institute and the Universities ...
Malawi, , Elections, Political institutions, Judiciary, Parliament, Electoral commission, Political parties, Accountability
Event | 9 Feb 2011
The UN Convention against Corruption (UNCAC) is arguably the most advanced and most global anti-corruption treaty. Its topical and geographic scope raises questions of adaptability. U4 coordinator Hannes Hechler presents a political economy analysis of UNCAC and its implementation processes.
Project | Jan 2003 - Dec 2005
This research project, which is a collaboration with the Centre for Applied Legal Studies (Johannesburg) investigates the role played by courts in the ...
constitutional democracy, legal and judicial reforms, democratic consolidation, social transformation, courts, accountability function of courts, access to justice, marginalised groups, , Africa: South Africa
CMI Report | Jan 2006
Civil society is inherently weak in Angola, and the political and societal space for civil society is limited. Angolan authorities have not fully accepted ...
Angola, Civil society, Politics, Budget, Public finance
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2004
The courts in Malawi have played a prominent role in political life since the democratic transition in 1993, which came about after three decades of repressive ...
Elections, Courts, Democratization, Malawi, Africa: Malawi
Book Chapter | Jan 2004
This chapter looks at factors constraining the efforts of the Palestinian quasi-state to raise revenues during the period 1994-2000. It is argued that ...
Taxation, state-formation, Palestine, Middle East: Palestine
Edited Book | Jan 2002
The book offers a comprehensive coverage of the Federal Elections in 2000 in addition to extensive research into the trials of human rights abuses committed ...
The Past is Never Past: Bringing the Military to Court over Gross Human Rights Violations in Latin America
Event | 14 May 2013
More than twenty years after the return to democratic rule in Latin America, the military in many countries in the region are now being prosecuted for ...
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
Event | 24 Nov 2008
Empowering the poor requires more than simply a transfer of resources; it entails the creation of sound legal and political frameworks which specifically address the needs of the poor and vulnerable and hold political and administrative leaders accountable for policy failures.
Bolivia, China, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, India
Journal Article | Feb 2015
During its engagement in Afghanistan, the US military seriously tried to mitigate the risk of civilian casualties from airstrikes only when called for ...
CMI Working Paper | Jan 2005
The Parliament of Angola was established and elected in 1992 in a watershed election that coincided with the peace process in Angola and the democratisation ...
Democratization, Parliament, Constitutions, Political parties, Angola, Africa: Angola
The Depoliticisation of Development and the Democratisation of Politics in Tanzania: Parallel Structures as Obstacles to Delivering Services to the Poor
Journal Article | Jan 2008
Local democracy and the involvement of local communities in the provision of social services are central issues in the local government reforms that are ...
Local government reform, service delivery, Tanzania
CMI Report | Jan 1996
This report gives an overview of theories and approaches to the study of social identities, drawing on recent literature in the field. It argues that ...
Social theory, Political theory, Modernization, Collective action, Global
Journal Article | Jan 2014
Institutional factors are increasingly highlighted to explain the “resource curse” or, why some countries with rich natural resources have ...
Political institutions, development, oil, resource curse, Angola