Democracy and Governance

We study how political institutions, political processes and political action shape and are shaped by democracy and rights, economic outcomes and social development.

Completed projects

Jan 2018 - Apr 2018

[EBA: In pursuit of per diem ]

Nov 2011 - Oct 2014

REDD Integrity

Jun 2009 - Dec 2013

Post--war power sharing

Jun 2011 - Dec 2012

Democracy and corruption

May 2012 - Aug 2012

Who rules Nigeria?

Aslak Jangård Orre

Senior Researcher, Coordinator Governance

Lovise Aalen

Senior Researcher

Inge Amundsen

Senior Researcher

Daniel M. Brinks

Associated Research Professor

Kendra Dupuy

Researcher

Anwesha Dutta

Senior Researcher

Odd-Helge Fjeldstad

Research Professor, Coordinator: Tax and Public Finance

Siri Gloppen

Associated Research Professor

Siril Kobbeltvedt Herseth

Doctoral Researcher

Jan Isaksen

Emeritus

Carlo Koos

Senior Researcher

Pauline Lemaire

Doctoral Researcher

Guillaume Nicaise

Senior Adviser (U4)

Lise Rakner

Associated Research Professor

Ingrid Hoem Sjursen

Senior Researcher

Elling N. Tjønneland

Senior Researcher

Arne Tostensen

Emeritus

Vibeke Wang

Senior Researcher

David Aled Williams

Senior Adviser (U4) and Researcher (CMI)

Political space for all

We study how political institutions, political processes and political action shape and are shaped by democracy and rights, economic outcomes and social development.

We study how political institutions, political processes  and political action shape and are shaped by democracy and rights, economic outcomes and social development.

Rule of law, civil liberties and basic political rights are under threat in countries worldwide.

Our research focuses on the growing pressure against democratic institutions in Africa. We have cooperated closely with African partners for decades and have extensive fieldwork experience.

Our research holds high academic quality and provides concrete input to actors engaged in bilateral work, and to donors and activists navigating the shrinking space for civil society.

Our research and evalauation expertise:

  • Democratisation and autocratization
  • Civil society and civil liberties
  • Media and freedom of expression
  • Taxation and political economy of governance
  • Bottom-up approaches to governance

 

CMI Governance Expertise