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  • Ethiopian state support to insurgency in Southern Sudan from 1962 to 1983: local, regional and global connections 

    Aalen, Lovise (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 ...
  • Veiled Nannies and Secular Futures in France 

    Jacobsen, Christine M. (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 – ...
  • Faith on Trial: Blasphemy and 'lawfare' in Indonesia 

    Telle, Kari (Ethnos, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-01-01)
    This article develops the argument that blasphemy trials occupy a pivotal role in ‘religion-making’ in post-1998 Indonesia. Examining a blasphemy trial on the island of Lombok in 2010, I argue that the process of democratization ...
  • Covering Ebola: A comparative analysis of CCTV Africa’s Talk Africa and Al Jazeera English’s Inside Story 

    Li, Shubo (Journal of African Cultural Studies vol. 29 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-06-01)
    This article presents a comparative analysis of how Chinese Central Television (CCTV ) Africa and Al Jazeera English’s current affairs talk shows, both in English, have covered the 2014-2015 West Africa Ebola outbreak ...
  • 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 ...
  • Troublesome threesome: Feminism, anthropology and Muslim women's piety 

    Jacobsen, Christine M. (Feminist Review no. 98, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011-01-01)
    This article critically addresses recent anthropological and feminist efforts to theorize and analyse Muslim women's participation in and support for the Islamic revival in various manifestations. Drawing on ethnographic ...
  • The Women's Quota in Conflict Ridden Sudan: Ideological Battles for and against Gender Equality 

    Tønnessen, Liv; al-Nagar, Samia (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 ...
  • When Rape Becomes Politics: Negotiating Islamic Law Reform in Sudan 

    Tønnessen, Liv (Women's Studies International Forum vol. 44, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-01-01)
    Under Sudan’s Criminal Act (1991), rape is defined as zina (adultery and fornication) without consent. This means that the strict rules of evidence used for zina are also applied to rape. Women activists have contested ...
  • Islam and gender in Europe: Subjectivities, politics and piety 

    Editorial (Feminist Review no. 98, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
    'Is Islam reconcilable with feminism?' asks Haideh Moghissi (1999), echoing a concern that is currently dramatized in numerous ways across and beyond Europe. The growing presence and visibility of Muslims in European liberal ...
  • Strategies of Self-Proclaimed Pro-Life Groups: Effect of New Religious Actors on Sexual Policies 

    Faúndes, José Manuel Morán; Defago, María Angélica Peñas (Latin American Perspectives vol. 208 no. 43: 3, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2016-05-01)
    Over the past few decades political processes recognizing and broadening sexual and reproductive rights have produced a reaction from conservative sectors seeking to block those gains. Although the Catholic Church hierarchy ...
  • Strengthening civil society in developing countries? Development aid and Norwegian organisations 

    Tjønneland, Elling N. (CMI Brief vol. 17 no. 1, Report, 2018-01-01)
    Norway channels a large portion of its development aid budget through Norwegian civil society organisations. This also includes disbursements from Norad’s civil society grant for strengthening civil society where more than ...
  • 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 ...
  • 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 ...
  • With a little help from the banks 

    Heggstad, Kari; Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (Lifting the veil of secrecy: Perspectives on international taxation and capital flight from Africa, Chapter, 2017-11-01)
    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 ...
  • Building Fiscal Capacity:The Role of ICT 

    Ali, Merima; Shifa, Abdulaziz B.; Shimeles, Abebe; Woldeyes, Firew (Research report, 2017-01-01)
    Weak fiscal capacity for domestic resource mobilization is the hallmark of poor countries. Recently, many developing countries resorted to the application of information technology to consolidate tax mobilization; however, ...
  • Problemet er systemet 

    Suhrke, Astri; Strand, Arne (Others, 2009-01-01)
    The Problem is the System (English version) Valgkrisen i Afghanistan var bisarre til det siste. President Hamaid Karzai – utskjelt som korrupt leder og valgfusker i stort format – ble utropt til vinner av sin egen ...
  • Economic and social structures that may explain the recent conflicts in the Terai of Nepal 

    Hatlebakk, Magnus (Research report, 2007-01-01)
    We attempt to explain the present ethnic-based conflict in the Terai of Nepal by deeper social and economic structures. Based on previous research on the village economies of Terai we describe the main socio-economic ...
  • Knowledge Management for Anti-Corruption 

    Mathisen, Harald; Duncan, Nick (U4 Issue 2006:2, Research report, 2006-01-01)
    This Issue looks at the following questions: What is knowledge management and why does it matter? How can knowledge management systems be analysed and ranked? Are the U4 partner agencies collectively and individually good ...
  • International Democracy Assistance: Key Lessons 

    Rakner, Lise; Menocal, Alina Rocha; Fritz, Verena (CMI Brief vol. 6 no. 5, Report, 2007-12-06)
    What are the main challenges facing incipient democratic regimes in the developing world and how can donors best support democratisation in these countries? A recent report from the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) and ...
  • Er diamantene renvasket? 

    Samset, Ingrid (Others, 2007-01-01)
    Til tross for Kimberley-prosessen kan diamanter fortsatt bidra til både borgerkriger og barnearbeid.

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