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News | 13 Apr 2011
Now that South Sudan's self-determination has been realised, long-suppressed grievances and simmering political disputes have re-surfaced, threatening instability on the eve of independence.
News | 12 Jul 2010
Nairobi/Brussels, 6 May 2010: If, as likely, South Sudan decides to secede from the North at its January 2011 self-determination referendum, it will need support from Sudan's neighbours to ensure the decision is respected and new conflict is prevented.
News | 20 Dec 2012
The streets, shops, metros and buses are congested like a school of mackerel in syrup by people out spending their December wages. It is high-volume Christmas preparations.
News | 6 Oct 2010
Remarks by U.S. President Obama in a Ministerial Meeting on Sudan.
News | 2 May 2011
Astri Suhrke and Ingrid Samset challenge the analysis in the World Development Report: What is the purpose of this statistical analysis? Good policy must be based on nuanced research.
News | 14 Aug 2012
On 31st of August voters in Angola will elect a new parliament and a president. It is already clear that the dice are loaded. Despite the low quality of the elections and the machinations of the incumbent - is Angola on the path to democracy?
News | 12 Jun 2014
Poverty is in decline in Nepal. Steady economic growth and labour migration is part of the explanation.
News | 27 Jan 2015
In Venezuela, views on the relationship between civilian politics and the military are highly divergent. Yet, at the pool club Circulo Militar el Lagunito all boundaries between civilians and the military are blurred. In this social club, anyone is welcome, no questions asked. The idea of civil-military alliances is at the core of CMI researcher Iselin Åsedotter Strønen's field work in Caracas.
Project | Jan 2013 - Dec 2015
Lebanon is a deeply-divided country with a troubled civil war history (1975–90). The Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) is multi-confessional, ...
Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF), civil-military relations, deeply-divided societies, multi-confessional armies, Lebanon, Syria
Project | Nov 2008 - Dec 2012
This PhD project is part of the RCN funded Violence in the Post-conlict State. A provisional abstract of the thesis is below This ...
Report in External Series | Jan 1997
This is an evaluation report of the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD). The evaluators found that UNRISD's research ...
Research, United Nations, Global
Book Review | Jan 2007
The review introduces three volumes that present reflections of African scholars on the role of democracy and democratic movements in creating ...
Democratisation, Africa, state, conflict
CMI Report | Jan 2003
This joint review of Norwegian - South African development co-operation was commissioned by the Norwegian Agency for Development Co-operation ...
Development co-operation, Southern Africa, South Africa, Norway, Africa: South Africa
U4 Issue | Jul 2018
Pervasive corruption in the Nigerian maritime security sector facilitates smuggling, piracy and oil theft. Building capacity while ignoring ...
U4 Issue | Dec 2007
The forest industry has the potential to contribute to the economy and increase state revenues in many developing countries. The realisation ...
Corruption, natural resource management, World
CMI Report | Jan 2001
This study was commissioned by Norad. The Report provides an assessment of the institutional restructuring of SADC and an input to the planning ...
Regional integration, Regional co-operation, Southern Africa, SADC, Development assistance, Peace, Democratisation, Security, Water, Power, Trade agreements, Africa: SADC
U4 Brief | Apr 2008
Modern politics face the challenge of reconciling the presence of money in politics with the risks it poses to democratic values and good governance. ...
Elections, political corruption, political finance
Challenges facing Sudan after referendum day 2011. Persistent and emerging conflict in the north-south borderline states
Sudan Report | Jan 2010
With the referendum on the self-determination of South Sudan scheduled for January 9, 2011, Sudan will enter the final phase covered by the ...
Edited Book | Jan 2008
Based on different problematic and methodological perspectives and new sources, this book’s contributions lie in the close study of welfare ...
U4 Report | Nov 2011
The political economies of many developing countries are characterised by varying degrees of patronage and state capture, a reality that has ...
uncac, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Kenya