• A globalised practice of local peace agreements 

      Bell, Christine; Wise, Laura; Beaujouan, Juline; Epple, Tim; Forster, Robert; Wilson, Robert (Local Peace Processes, Chapter, 2021-09-01)
      In recent years, the difficulties and failures of national level peace processes have prompted increased attention on ‘the local’ as a space of conflict resolution. The papers presented here suggest both the ...
    • Activism from the closet: Fear of a double backlash against a nascent queer movement in Sudan 

      Tønnessen, Liv; al-Nagar, Samia; Allah, Samah Khalaf (Queer lawfare in Africa: Legal strategies in contexts of LGBTIQ+ criminalisation and politicisation, Chapter, 2022-11-01)
    • Analyzing the determinants of health worker performance 

      Leonard, Kenneth; Mæstad, Ottar (Health Labor Market Analyses, Chapter, 2016-10-01)
    • Cabinda separatism and human rights violations 

      Amundsen, Inge (A report on secessionist movements in Africa and human rights violations, Chapter, 2022-01-01)
      Various separatist movements have been active in the Cabinda enclave in northern Angola since independence. Today, armed resistance seems to be replaced by an upsurge in non-violent protests, at the same time as violent ...
    • Capital flight from Africa - with a little help from the banks 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Heggstad, Kari K. (Fuga de Capitais E a Política de Desenvolvimento a Favor dos Mais Pobres em Angola [Capital Flight and Pro-Poor Development Policy in Angola], Chapter, 2014-01-01)
      Africa is a source of large-scale capital flight. The purpose of this paper is to shed light on how banks facilitate capital flight from Africa. There is growing evidence that subsidiaries of the world’s major banks have ...
    • Capital flight, tax policy and lobbyists in Africa 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (Lifting the veil of secrecy: Perspectives on international taxation and capital flight from Africa, Chapter, 2017-11-01)
      This article examines how the use of tax havens affects tax moral and lobbying, and how tax havens form elites’ and other actors’ incentives to block or promote tax reforms in African countries. A particlar focus is on the ...
    • Civil Society Procurement Monitoring: Challenges and Opportunities 

      De Simone, Francesco; Shah, Shruti (A New Role for Citizens in public Procurement, Chapter, 2012-01-01)
      The article provides an overview of the involvement of civil society organiza!ons and citizens in public procurement. It analyses the main challenges and opportuni!es arising from civil society procurement monitoring ...
    • Conlusion: The Moral economy of the resettlement regime 

      Suhrke, Astri; Garnier, Adèle (Refugee resettlement. Power, Politics, and Humanitarian Governance, Chapter, 2018-01-01)
      The international regime for resettlement of refugees examined in this volume has three important characteristics. First, the regime is state-centric. That is, the number of refugees resettled depends on the decision ...
    • Corruption in customs: How can it be tackled? 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Filho, Ernani Checcucci; Raballand, Gaël (Enhancing Government Effectiveness and Transparency: The Fight Against Corruption, Chapter, 2020-09-01)
      This chapter examines recent experiences in combating corruption in customs administration in developing countries. There is no lack of measures, norms, standards or ‘best practices’ to address corruption. ...
    • Corruption in Tax Administration: Lessons from Institutional Reforms in Uganda 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (International Handbook on the Economics of Corruption, Chapter, 2006-01-01)
      Over the past two decades many developing countries have implemented comprehensive reforms of their tax administrations in order to increase revenue and curb corruption. This chapter examines recent experiences in the fight ...
    • Courts, Corruption and Judicial Independence 

      Gloppen, Siri (Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges, Chapter, 2014-03-01)
      A well-functioning justice system is crucial to address corruption effectively, which in turn is important for development. But judicial institutions are themselves corruptible. Surveys show that experiences with and ...
    • Derechos Humanos y Justicia en América Latina en la Agenda Académica Noruega 

      Skaar, Elin; Garcia-Godos, Jemima (Pensamiento Social Noruego sobre América Latina, Chapter, 2015-10-01)
    • Developing a Sustainable Phd Programme: Experiences from Southern Ethiopia 

      Lindtjørn, Bernt; Tadesse, Moges; Loha, Eskindir (Sharing Knowledge, Transforming Societies: The Norhed Programme 2013-2020, Chapter, 2019-10-01)
    • Diplomacia de acompañamiento. La diplomacia humanitaria cotidiana en lugares de frontera 

      Muguruza, Cristina Churruca (Nuevos planteamientos en diplomacia: La diplomacia humanitaria, Chapter, 2020-01-01)
    • Divine Intervention: Invoking God in Peace Agreements 

      Forster, Robert; Bell, Christine (Wiley Blackwell Companion to Religion and Peace, Chapter, 2022-07-01)
      Based on an analysis of the religious language found in contemporary peace agreements, Robert Forster and Christine Bell argue in Chapter 44 that such language should not be dismissed as culturally specific rhetoric, but ...
    • Elite Capture of Kabul Bank 

      Strand, Arne (Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges, Chapter, 2014-03-01)
      Afghanistan is entering the most critical period since the overthrow of Taliban back in 2001. The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) has announced withdrawal of international forces by 2014, and a sharp reduction ...
    • Exogenous state-building: The contradictions of the international project in Afghanistan 

      Suhrke, Astri (The rule of law in Afghanistan. Missing in inaction, Chapter, 2011-01-01)
      In the contemporary writing on state-building in post-conflict situations, remarkably little attention is paid to what it takes to build a state. There is much advice on policy priorities and sequencing – security, rule ...
    • Évaluation de la performance des collectivités décentralisées : Une étude comparée 

      Nicaise, Guillaume (L'Afrique des Grands Lacs: annuaire 2014-2015, Chapter, 2015-06-01)
      This article explores the performance evaluation of decentralized entities within the decentralization framework in Rwanda and Burundi. The analysis shows the evaluation results, but also the normative impact of this New ...
    • False Prophets? Ontological Conflicts and Religion-Making in an Indonesian Court 

      Telle, Kari (Critical Anthropological Engagements in Human Alterity and Difference, Chapter, 2016-11-01)
      This chapter examines a blasphemy trial on Lombok in 2010, in which a Muslim who claimed to have received revelations from the Angel Gabriel was charged with the offence of “insulting Islam” and accused of pretending to ...
    • From refugees to revolutionaries: Camp-based Palestinians in post-civil war Lebanon 

      Knudsen, Are (Global moments in the Levant. A Unifob Global research project, Chapter, 2010-08-01)