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    • The Politics of Humanitarianism. Power, Ideology and Aid 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Book, 2016-01-01)
      Humanitarian intervention has increasingly become the prevalent means of providing protection and aid at a global level. Yet alongside its success concerns have been raised that humanitarianism has increasingly become an ...
    • The Politics of Local Boundaries and Conflict in Sudan. The South Darfur Case 

      Takana, Yousif (Sudan Working Paper SWP 2008: 2, Working paper, 2008-02-20)
      Up to 1994, Darfur region (the present three states of Darfur) had remained a single integrated political and administrative unit since the establishment of the Kaira Kingdom in the 17 th century. Historically, the Kaira ...
    • The politics of migration policy implementation in Ghana 

      Talleraas; Cathrine (Governance, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2024-01-01)
      This article dives into the complex web of actors and processes of migration policy implementation in Ghana, revealing political tensions as they play out in this field. The analysis is based on semi-structured interviews ...
    • The politics of women's representation in Sudan: Debating women's rights in islam from the elites to the grassroots 

      Tønnesen, Liv; Kjøstvedt, Hilde Granås (Research report, Research report, 2010)
      The international discourse on gender and peacebuilding presupposes a common agenda among all women across religion, ethnicity and class in any given post-conflict situation. The literature seems to express the belief that ...
    • The Power of Data: Enhancing Transparency in the Education Sector in Sierra Leone 

      Hamminger, Leo (U4 Brief 2008:22, Report, 2008-08-08)
      The best defence against malfeasance are reliable facts and figures. An effectively functioning Education Management Information System can highlight malpractices related to anything from local record keeping, teacher ...
    • The Proxy Challenge: Why bespoke proxy indicators can help solve the anti-corruption measurement problem 

      Johnsøn, Jesper; Mason, Phil (U4 Brief 2013:2, Report, 2013-07-30)
      Practitioners working in anti-corruption face perennial challenges in measuring changes in corruption levels and evaluating whether anti-corruption efforts are successful. These two challenges are linked but not inseparable. ...
    • The pursuit of integrity in customs: Experiences from sub-Saharan Africa 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (CMI Working Paper, Working paper, 2009)
      This paper examines recent experiences from sub-Saharan Africa in combating corruption in customs. It argues that integrity reforms have been too focused on reforming formal institutions, and too little attention has been ...
    • The Queens' Daughters: Prostitutes as an Outcast Group in Colonial India 

      Chatterjee, Ratnabali (Research report, Research report, 1992)
      The report historically traces the social construction of the Indian prostitute, which misrepresented and degraded the imagery of an accomplished courtesan and artistic entertainer to the degraded western image of a ...
    • The Question of Becoming: Islamic Reform-Movements in Contemporary Ethiopia 

      Østebø, Terje (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2007)
      Ethiopia’s new political climate (since 1991) has enhanced the Muslims’ opportunities for religious expressions, clearly seen through the surfacing of several Islamic reform movements. These movements; the Salafi movement, ...
    • The Recovery of Stolen Assets: A Fundamental Principle of the UN Convention against Corruption 

      Smith, Jack; Pieth, Mark; Jorge, Guillermo (U4 Brief 2007:2, Report, 2007-10-05)
      Despite hundreds of billions of dollars in aid, the United Nations determined in 2004 that 54 countries had actually become poorer than they were 15 years previously. Most analysts now agree with findings of the World Bank ...
    • The resource bites back: Entry-points for addressing corruption in wildlife crime 

      Williams, David Aled; Parry-Jones, Rob; Roe, Dilys (U4 Issue 2016:2, Research report, 2016-11-01)
      Corruption has recently risen up the global wildlife conservation agenda with a series of international agreements highlighting the role of corruption in facilitating wildlife crime. Though there are notable exceptions, ...
    • The Resource Curse: Which Institutions Matter? 

      Kolstad, Ivar (CMI Working Paper, Working paper, 2007)
      Two types of models are dominant in the current resource curse literature. One type of model studies the selection of entrepreneurs into rent-seeking versus productive activities. The other type analyzes the use of patronage ...
    • The revolving door Indicator: Estimating the distortionary power of the revolving door 

      Brezis, Elise S.; Cariolle, Joël (U4 Brief 2014:10, Report, 2014-12-10)
      When people move between positions as regulator or legislators and private companies within the same sector this can lead to conflicts of interest, regulatory capture, and economic distortions. Such practices are called ...
    • The rise and fall of the mining royalty regime in Zambia 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Fundanga, Caleb; Rakner, Lise (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 2, Report, 2016-01-01)
      Zambia has a long history of disputed changes of the mining tax regime with damaging effects on the working relations between the Government and the mining sector. A shared assumption has been that profit-related taxes ...
    • The rise and fall of the mining royalty regime in Zambia 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Fundanga, Caleb; Rakner, Lise (Lifting the veil of secrecy: Perspectives on international taxation and capital flight from Africa, Chapter, 2017-11-01)
      Zambia has a long history of disputed changes of the mining tax regime with damaging effects on the working relations between the Government and the mining sector. A shared assumption has been that profit-related taxes ...
    • The risk of authoritarian renewal in Zimbabwe: Understanding ZANU-PF youth 

      Oosterom, Marjoke; Gukurume, Simbarashe (CMI Brief no. 2023:1, Report, 2023-05-01)
      What contributes to the reproduction of authoritarianism? Research conducted with politically active youth in the Zimbabwe African National Union-Patriotic Front (ZANU-PF) demonstrates their motivations and actual practices, ...
    • The Role of Advocacy against Child Labour 

      Onyango, Philista (CMI Report R 2015:2, Research report, 2015-04-27)
      This report forms part of a larger study titled Advancing the Rights of Children: Assessing the Effectiveness of Transnational Advocacy Networks for Child Rights. Norwegian-Kenyan Civil Society Partnerships Examined. It ...
    • The role of civil society in the UNCAC review process: Moving beyond compliance? 

      Trivunovic, Marijana; Taxell, Nils; Johnsøn, Jesper; Biason, Rita de Cássia (U4 Issue 2013:4, Research report, 2013-05-01)
      Civil society plays a crucial role in the fight against corruption. The inclusion of civil society in the United Nations Convention against Corruption Implementation Review Mechanism (IRM), however, is only optional. This ...
    • The role of donors in the recovery of stolen assets 

      Zinkernagel, Gretta Fenner; Pereira, Pedro Gomes; De Simone, Francesco (U4 Issue 2014:8, Research report, 2014-01-01)
      Financial crimes such as corruption, fraud, and embezzlement generate significant profits, often at the expense of the public budget. These proceeds of crime are usually hidden outside of the country where the crime was ...
    • The role of donors in the recovery of stolen assets 

      Zinkernagel, Gretta Fenner; Pereira, Pedro Gomes; De Simone, Francesco (U4 Issue 2014:08, Research report, 2014-12-10)
      Financial crimes such as corruption, fraud, and embezzlement generate significant profits, often at the expense of the public budget. These proceeds of crime are usually hidden outside of the country where the crime was ...