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CMI Working Paper | Sep 2014
The transition to democracy in Brazil came with a significant change in the role the armed forces could play for public security within the ...
Brazil, armed forces, public security, civil-military relations
Report in External Series | Sep 2011
The relatively slow pace of Nigeria’s development has often been attributed to the phenomenon of the resource curse whereby the nature ...
corruption, petroleum, natural resources, political economy, Nigeria
Book Chapter | Jan 2017
The Syrian civil war has displaced more than one million Syrians as refugees in Lebanon. Lebanon has not set up formal camps, but instituted ...
displacement, refugees, camps, non-camp, Lebanon, Syria
Book | Nov 2017
Several African countries are among the fastest growing economies in the world. However, capital flows to tax havens are one factor ...
secrecy jurisdiction, tax haven, international taxation, capital flight, Africa
CMI Brief | Apr 2016
The 2014 election campaign in Malawi focussed on gender rather than facts. In this brief we argue that the campaign showed a strong, conservative, ...
election, Malawi, gender, Joyce Banda
Open government and transparency reform in Chile: Balancing leadership, ambition and implementation capacity
U4 Report | Jan 2015
Chile is a successful open government reformer. The implementing agencies have achieved the targets set in the national action plans for transparency ...
The Armed Forces and the Economy in Latin America: Contemporary Trends and Implications for Civil-Military Relations.
CMI Working Paper | Nov 2016
This paper examines several cases of military economic activities that persist in Latin America, despite the political and economic liberalization ...
Honduras, Latin America, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia
Book Chapter | Jan 2016
I have over the past years been intrigued by why Chinese scholars and policy makers have found the term ‘soft power’1 so useful. ...
Event | 12 Jun 2015
Organizer: Africa Communication Research Center (ACRC) Institute of Communication Studies, Faculty of Journalism and Communication Communication ...
The Lost Peace. Collective Land Titling, Natural Resources and Armed Conflict in the Colombian Pacific
Event | 30 Sep 2010
What is the relationship between the change in the structure of land ownership and the dynamics of armed conflict in the Columbian Pacific, and how is it related to the planting and exploitation of palm oil?
News | 6 Mar 2007
The situation in Faryab, north Afghanistan is characterised by a substantial military and political uncertainty. Violent acts could at any moment hamper the humanitarian and development efforts. It is a great challenge to manage to balance this relation and at the same time assist in developing these governmental bodies to strengthen their professionalism and legitimacy.
News | 28 Jun 2007
What are the links between various transitional justice mechanisms and the degree of violence and reconciliation in the post-war or post-authoritarian period?
Event | 8 Sep 2009
The discovery of oil or mineral resources has been associated with devastating political conflict and economic setbacks insted of sustainable economic growth and poverty alleviation. The Oslo conference is aimed at eliciting lessons learned from recent efforts to improve the management of natural resources in developing countries.
Angola, DRC, Ghana, Nigeria, Niger, East Timor, Laos, and Mongolia
News | 21 Feb 2011
The evaluation concludes that support to conflict prevention and peacebuilding has only been partially successful. Supporting state building in Southern Sudan requires an inclusive approach.
News | 19 Dec 2013
While the Angolan president José Eduardo Dos Santos may be grooming his son to follow him as president, political opponents of his regime have been eliminated. This year he has spent long periods of time abroad. Meanwhile, the social crisis in the country increases in scope. The opposition is organising their strengths. Even in the president's own ranks, there are murmurs of discontent. Has Dos Santos gone too far?
News | 28 Jan 2014
Taxpayer compliance in Sub-Saharan Africa is closely linked to peoples' views of the government's ability to deliver on important services, the fairness of the system, and consequences of tax evasion shows findings from the recent Afrobarometer survey.
Event | 9 May 2014
Tobias Hagman gives a talk on the peace negotiations between the Somali rebel group Ogaden National Liberation Front (ONLF) and the Ethiopian government.
News | 6 Jul 2015
So far, kindergartens and shootouts have by and large been completely unrelated issues in my world. Not anymore. Now, for the past days, every morning around 7.30, I have slowed down and scouted cautiously: Does anyone seem tense, watchful? Are there any police troops in a state of mobilization hiding somewhere close? Are there any heavy fireworks all of a sudden, alerts of that something is about to happen?
Event | 19 Feb 2009
The Israeli colonial project is 'spacio-cidal' targeting land to render an inevitable 'voluntary' transfer of the Palestinian population. Professor Sari Hanafi is visiting scholar at CMI.
Event | 3 May 2013
In 2014 Brazil will host the FIFA World Cup, and in 2016 the city of Rio de Janeiro will host the Summer Olympic Games. The preparations for ...