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CMI Insight | Dec 2014
The use of military tribunals to try civilians was one of the issues that made people rise against then Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak in ...
military tribunals, Egypt
Book Chapter | Nov 2019
The final chapter summarises some of the findings of the previous country analyses, against the background of the conceptual pair of extractive ...
political corruption, greed, power preservation, crony capitalism, blocked democracy
Report in External Series | Jan 1998
This report places the 1997 elections in a longer-term historical perspective dating back to independence, with a view to assessing the democratisation ...
Democratisation, Elections, Kenya
Journal Article | Aug 2009
This article assesses political developments in Ethiopia after its 2005 federal and regional watershed elections. Although an unprecedented ...
Constitutionalism in an Insurgent State: Rethinking Legal Empowerment of the Poor in a Divided Bolivia
Book Chapter | Nov 2008
With the world record in coup d'états[i] and a modern history of revolution and repeated uprisings it can also too easy to dismiss ...
News | 2 Jun 2014
The military has seized power under the banner of 'unity and harmony' to defend the constitutional monarchy. In the short term, they have won. In the longer run, the outcome is much less certain.
Project | Jun 2011 - Jan 2013
If democracy curbs corruption, why is Bangladesh so corrupt? Despite the widespread perception that democracy reduced corruption, the empirical ...
Journal Article | Aug 2011
We did not see them growing up. We did not think these jaded middle-class boys and girls would one day be resilient and hold their ground. We ...
CMI Brief | Jul 2016
The Government of Tanzania is looking for the best policies and institutional designs to turn future petroleum revenues into welfare, development ...
Fiscal policy, Extractive industries, Resource curse, Sovereign wealth fund, Tanzania
News | 13 Oct 2010
Read the public address of Gen Salva Kiir Mayardit on his return from the official visit to the United States of America.
News | 3 Feb 2011
Driven by solidarity and national pride, the Lotus Revolution pulled order out of chaos. By now the military chiefs know that citizens who took control of their lives and future will know how to do to it again.
Event | 24 Jun 2011
Anne Hellum and Rachel Sieder share perspectives, experiences and thoughts on gender justice and legal pluralities in Africa and Latin America based on long-term fieldworks and extensive scholarship on the subject.
News | 30 Mar 2012
Last year, discontent voters managed to get rid of Zambia's contested president Rupiah Banda. What is the success formula for overthrowing a regime based on electoral authoritarianism? Part of the answer lies in the urban masses.
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 ...
Project | Jan 2014 - Dec 2015
Violence against women has emerged as arguably the single most important focus for both gender programming and women’s rights activism ...
Gender violence, justice system, Afghanistan
Islamism and Democracy: An Inquiry into the Political Thought of the Sudanese Islamist Hassan al-Turabi
Master's Thesis | Jan 2005
My focus of analysis is Islamist democracy as conceived by the Sudanese Islamist Hassan al-Turabi. I aim to explore and understand Turabi's ...
Islamism, democracy, Sudan, Tunisia and Egypt
News | 17 Aug 2015
When societies go from military dictatorship to democracy or from internal armed conflict to peace, one of the toughest choices facing the government in the new order is how to deal with past violence. Great hopes have been pinned on transitional justice mechanisms, but the anticipated positive effects of transitional justice mechanisms on the process of restoring peace or (re)constructing democracy may be too high.
News | 19 May 2015
On 19 March, Farkhunda was lynched by an angry mob on the streets of Kabul. She had been falsely accused of burning the Quran. In a swift trial, four men were sentenced to death, eight to 16 years in prison. The Farkhunda trial is a statistical outlier. In Afghanistan, few men are punished for violence against women.
Project | Nov 2009 - May 2010
The aim of the research project “Elections and Democracy in Africa” is to contribute to a comparative understanding of the challenges ...
Liberation movements, pro-democray movements, Africa, elections, democracy, Malawi, Mozambique, Uganda, Ethiopia, Zambia, Zimbabwe
CMI Brief | Oct 2016
Violence against women is widespread in Angola. This brief presents the main findings in a recent study of how violence against women is playing ...
women, violence, poverty, Angola, Luanda