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    • “A Civil-Military Alliance”: The Venezuelan Armed Forces before and during the Chávez era 

      Strønen, Iselin Åsedotter (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:4, Working paper, 2016-05-01)
      Executive summary When Hugo Chávez (1954–2013) came to power in Venezuela in 1998, the military was bestowed with a new — and controversial — role in society. Being a former career military himself, a central tenant of ...
    • A Contradictory Mission? NATO from Stabilization to Combat in Afghanistan 

      Suhrke, Astri (International Peacekeeping vol. 15 no. 2 April, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008-05-01)
      Between 2001 and 2007, the United States and NATO gradually abandoned the commitment to a light military footprint in Afghanistan, initially adopted to avoid making the same mistakes as the Soviet Union. A heavy footprint, ...
    • A Critique of the Humanitarian (B)order of Things 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Journal of Identity and Migration Studies vol. 13 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2019-12-01)
      The reification of humanitarian borders generates a politics of crisis that weakens the capacity to produce structural political changes and legitimizes exceptionalism and the reproduction of hierarchized borders. In this ...
    • A Different Yardstick: The Gendered Political Discourse in Malawi 

      Lora-Kayambazinthu, Edrinnie; Shame, Edith Kalilombe (CMI Brief vol. 15 no. 5, Report, 2016-04-01)
      The 2014 election campaign in Malawi focussed on gender rather than facts. In this brief we argue that the campaign showed a strong, conservative, culturally driven bias against Banda and other women leaders. the discourse ...
    • A Hawk in Dove’s Feathers: Colombian Civil-Military Relations Under Santos 

      McNeish, John-Andrew (CMI Insight 2015:1, Report, 2015-02-13)
      Colombian president Juan Manual Santos has claimed a new approach to security politics in the violence-ridden South American nation. This Insight reviews Santos’ approach to civil military relations, and suggests that ...
    • A joint response to corruption in Uganda: Donors beginning to bite? 

      de Vibe, Maja (U4 Practice Insight 2012:1, Report, 2012-03-12)
      Given the stagnating trend on corruption in Uganda and the need to consolidate accountability reforms ahead of the inflow of oil revenues, international development partners developed a Joint Response to Corruption in early ...
    • A mixed bag: Norway's support for women and girls' rights and gender equality in international development 

      Tvedten, Inge (Evaluation Department Brief, Research report, 2015-01-01)
    • A new conservative social movement? Latin America’s regional strategies to restrict abortion rights 

      Malca, Camila Gianella; Sieder, Rachel; Peñas, Angelica; Machado, Marta Rodriguez de Assis (CMI Brief vol. 16 no. 5, Report, 2017-06-01)
      Despite increased evidence of international lobbying groups working to restrict sexual and reproductive health and rights policies at international bodies such as the United Nations, little is known about transnational ...
    • A Peace Nation Takes Up Arms. The Norwegian Engagement in Afghanistan 

      Harpviken, Kristian Berg (PRIO Paper, Research report, 2011-01-01)
      What have been the main drivers of Norway’s approach to the post-9/11 international engagement in Afghanistan? This paper considers two main types of driver. First, it examines the importance of threat to domestic security, ...
    • A place-based framework for assessing resettlement capacity in the context of climate change induced displacement 

      Walelign, Solomon Zena; Lujala, Päivi (CMI Working Paper WP 2020:3, Working paper, 2020-02-01)
      Place-based resettlement capacity assessments to identify potential resettlement places for climate migrants are needed to guide climate change related resettlement programs. The authors propose and validate a conceptual ...
    • A pobreza urbana em Luanda, Angola 

      Tvedten, Inge; Lázaro, Gilson; Jul-Larsen, Eyolf; Agostinho, Mateus (CMI Report R 2018:7, Research report, 2018-04-01)
      A capital de Angola, Luanda, é uma cidade com fortes desigualdades e contrastes. Embora ofereça oportunidades e riqueza para uns poucos, as pessoas que vivem nos musseques informais estão efectivamente encurraladas na ...
    • A Promising Experience: Building Peace through Community Development 

      Samset, Ingrid (CMI Brief vol. 6 no. 3, Report, 2007-01-01)
      Mainstream peacebuilding approaches tend to assume that a conflict settlement must be in place before the process of social and economic development can begin. Humanitarian rather than development aid is therefore the norm ...
    • A qualitative reframing of private sector corruption: Considerations from the natural resource sectors in South Africa 

      Bracking, Sarah (U4 Issue 2013:7, Research report, 2013-08-02)
      The currently used concept of private sector corruption does not cover new types of corruption that have emerged in response to the increasing complexity of the public-private boundary and the effects of more liberalized ...
    • A reforma tributária do sector não petrolífero em Angola: No caminho certo ou a perder o dinamismo? 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Jensen, Søren Kirk; Paulo, Francisco Miguel (Angola Brief vol. 4 no. 4, Report, 2014-04-08)
      Desde 2010, Angola está a implementar uma reforma tributária que visa aumentar as suas receitas fiscais não petrolíferas. Este brief aborda os principais feitos da reforma à partir do segundo semestre de 2012 quanto à ...
    • A Reluctant Warrior. The German Engagement in Afghanistan. 

      Harsch, Michael F. (PRIO Paper, Research report, 2011-01-01)
      Germany’s engagement in Afghanistan post -9/11 is a milestone in German foreign policy. It is historically significant, as it marks the first deployment of German combat troops outside Europe since World War II. It has ...
    • Abortion rights legal mobilization in the Peruvian media, 1990–2015 

      Gianella, Camila (Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 19 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
      State and non-state actors engaged in disputes to expand and limit abortion rights have engaged in legal mobilization—in other words, strategies using rights and law as a central tool for advancing contested political ...
    • Abundant in policy, absent in practice? Rethinking 'local ownership' 

      Krogstad, Erlend Grøner (CMI Working Paper WP 2013:1, Working paper, 2013-03-06)
      Local ownership of international statebuilding processes tends to be understood as a quality which is ‘supported’, ‘fostered’, ‘granted’ or ‘stifled’ by foreigners rather than something which is simply taken by the hosts ...
    • Acceso a la justicia para las mujeres indígenas en América Latina 

      Sieder, Rachel; Sierra, María Teresa (CMI Working Paper WP 2011: 2, Working paper, 2011-02-09)
      Este informe ofrece un panorama de los desafíos que mujeres indígenas en América Latina enfrentan cuando acceden a la justicia oficial y a los sistemas de justicia indígena. El mismo se enfoca en los marcos normativos, la ...
    • Access denied. Abortion rights in Latin America 

      Gianella-Malca, Camila; Gloppen, Siri (CMI Brief vol. 13 no. 1, Report, 2014-01-01)
      Millions of Latin American women face serious barriers to their sexual and reproductive rights, and they suffer serious consequences as a result. Latin American countries maintain restrictive abortion laws in spite of ...
    • Access to Formal Banking and Household Finances: Experimental Evidence from India 

      Somville, Vincent; Vandewalle, Lore (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:1, Working paper, 2017-02-01)
      Access to formal banking is spreading across the world. Obtaining a bank account may transform how people manage their finances, and affect their savings and consumption. We report from a field experiment that randomly ...