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Ethiopian state support to insurgency in Southern Sudan from 1962 to 1983: local, regional and global connections
(Journal of Eastern African Studies vol. 8 no. 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-09-01)
During the 1960s and 1970s, the Government of Ethiopia supplied Southern Sudanese insurgents with arms, training and political support. This support has been explained as retribution for Sudanese aid to Eritrean rebels ...
Between Law and Customs: Normative Interconnections in Kabul’s Tribunals
(Diogenes vol. Vol. 60(3-4), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-01-01)
The Afghan normative scenario is composed of customary practices, shari’a principles, laws promulgated by the state and international law. Studies on this arsenal tend to give special attention to the coexistence and/or ...
Women and Legal Pluralism: Lessons from Indigenous Governance Systems in the Andes
(Journal of Latin American Studies, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
The shift towards legally plural multicultural and pluri-national citizenship regimes in the Andes formally recognised indigenous peoples’ community-based governance systems. These tend to emphasise participation, deliberation ...
Do donors reduce bilateral aid to countries with restrictive NGO laws?: A panel study, 1993-2012
(Non-Profit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly vol. 47 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-02-01)
Foreign aid contributes to about 10% of gross domestic product of developing countries. To distribute aid in recipient countries, Western donors increasingly rely on non-governmental organizations (NGOs). Yet, since the ...
Legal knowledge as a tool for social change: La mesa por la vida y la salud de las mujeres as an expert on Colombian abortion law
(Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 19 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
In May 2006, Colombia’s Constitutional Court liberalized abortion, introducing three circumstances under which the procedure would not be considered a crime: (1) rape or incest; (2) a risk to the woman’s health or life; ...
Veiled nannies and secular futures in France
(Ethnos, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
This article focuses on recent French efforts to expand legal regulation of religious symbols to childcare. Controversies over ‘veiled nannies’ serve as points of departure for investigating laïcité – French secularism – ...
Revenue authorities and public authority in sub-Saharan Africa
(Journal of Modern African Studies vol. 47 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2009-01-01)
Since the early 1990s, many countries in sub-Saharan Africa have established semi-autonomous revenue authorities (ARAs), organisationally distinct from ministries of finance, with some real operational autonomy, and with ...
Fighting fiscal corruption: Lessons from the Tanzania Revenue Authority
(Public Administration and Development vol. 23 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2003-01-01)
Over the last decade several African countries have undertaken comprehensive reforms of their tax administration to increase revenue and curb corruption. This paper examines recent experiences in the fight against corruption ...
Taxation, coercion and donors. Local government tax enforcement in Tanzania
(The Journal of Modern African Studies vol. 39 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2001-01-01)
This paper presents three propositions about tax collection by local authorities in Tanzania. First, revenue performance depends on the degree of coercion involved in tax enforcement. Reciprocity does not seem to be an ...
The limits of clientelism: Multi-party politics in Sub-Saharan Africa
(Forum for Development Studies vol. 28 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2001-01-01)