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Explaining Hamas's Changing Electoral Strategy, 1996-2006
(Government and Opposition vol. 48 no. 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
Hamas, the most influential Islamist party in the occupied Palestinian territories, replaced its strategy of electoral boycott in 1996 with participation in 2006 – a change not explained in the literature. Assisted by party ...
Autarquias em Angola: Qual o problema do gradualismo?
(Journal article, 2013-10-21)
Having been promised in the Angolan constitutions for more than two decades, locally elected municipalities with semi-autonomous administration ("autarquias") have not been implemented anywhere in Angola. By 2013, the ...
Female Autonomy and Fertility in Nepal
(South Asia Economic Journal vol. 14 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-05-01)
We explore the effect of female autonomy on individual fertility in Nepal. We find that families where wives have high level of autonomy have fewer children than other families. Using gender of the first child as a natural ...
Access to Justice and Human Rights in Afghanistan
(Journal of Crime, Law and Social Change vol. 60, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
In anthropological and legal literature, the phenomenon termed ‘legal pluralism’ has been interpreted as a co-presence of legal orders which act in relation to their own ‘levels’ of referring ‘fields’. The Afghan normative ...
Corruption, Legal Modernisation and Judicial Practice in Afghanistan
(Asian Studies Review vol. 37(4), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
Afghanistan’s justice system is currently at a crucial and troubled stage of development that will determine its effectiveness. This article focuses on the phenomenon of corruption inside judicial institutions. By integrating ...
Law in Afghanistan: A Critique of Post-2001 Recontruction
(Journal of Critical Globalization Studies vol. 6, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
This article provides a critical reflection on the efforts at legal reconstruction initiated in 2001 by the international community and the Afghan government. Its aim is to highlight some of the more controversial factors ...
Hamas and the Arab Spring: Introduction
(Middle East Policy vol. 20 no. 3, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-08-01)
The Arab Spring is a critical juncture for examining Hamas, a movement created in the context of a popular revolt (against Israeli occupation) similar to those that have reverberated throughout the Middle East. Since the ...
Terre, normes de propriété et litiges à Kaboul
(Revue des mondes musulmans et de la Méditerranée vol. 133, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
Entre loi et coutumes. L'interconnexion normative dans les cours de justice de Kaboul
(Diogène vol. 239-240, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
Le système juridique afghan est formé de pratiques coutumiè-res, de principes de la shari‘a, de lois promulguées par l’État et denormes internationales. Cet arsenal a généralement été étudié enprêtant une attention ...
The Women's Quota in Conflict Ridden Sudan: Ideological Battles for and against Gender Equality
(Women's Studies International Forum vol. Volume 41 no. Part 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
This article explores women's substantive representation in Sudan's National Assembly. It examines the extent to which female legislators in the National Assembly represent women's interests, paying special attention to ...