• 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 ...
    • Access to Justice and Human Rights in Afghanistan 

      De Lauri, Antonio (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 ...
    • 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, ...
    • Are Rural Youth in Ethiopia Abandoning Agriculture? 

      Bezu, Sosina; Holden, Stein (World Development vol. 64 no. 259-272, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-12-01)
      This study examines current land access and livelihood choices of rural youth in Southern Ethiopia. We found that youth in rural south have limited access to agricultural land because of land scarcity and land market ...
    • Between Law and Customs: Normative Interconnections in Kabul’s Tribunals 

      De Lauri, Antonio (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 ...
    • Beyond the Permitted Indian? Bolivia and Guatemala in an Age of Neoliberal Developmentalism 

      McNeish, John-Andrew (Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies vol. 3 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2008-01-01)
      This paper outlines and discusses the contrasting histories of inclusion and contestation associated with the introduction of neoliberal and multicultural policies in Bolivia and Guatemala. In drawing out and discussing ...
    • Boredom and Crisis in the Humanitarian Realm 

      De Lauri, Antonio (Anthropology Today vol. 30(6), Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-01-01)
      ‘Humanitarian boredom’ produces its own perspective on the world, providing a ‘point of entry’ to the observation of humanitarianism in practice. In this paper, while problematizing both a general understanding of boredom ...
    • Combating corruption: A transparency index for donors? 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge (Development Today vol. 9 no. 6, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 1999-01-01)
      For decades the international donor community has turned a blind eye to corruption in developing countries. This attitude appears to have changed. There is now a remarkable consensus among aid organisations on the importance ...
    • Corporate Community Involvement and Local Institutions: Two Case Studies From the Mining Industry in Tanzania 

      Lange, Siri; Kolstad, Ivar (Journal of African Business vol. 13 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2012-01-01)
      Corporate community involvement contributes capital or resources in various forms to a community. However, such involvement may also influence local institutions that determine how well these resources are used, i.e. the ...
    • Corruption, Legal Modernisation and Judicial Practice in Afghanistan 

      De Lauri, Antonio (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 ...
    • Counter-mobilization against child marriage reform in Africa 

      Muriaas, Ragnhild L.; Tønnessen, Liv; Wang, Vibeke (Political Studies, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2018-10-01)
      Legislating a minimum age of marriage at 18 has stirred counter-mobilization in some, but not all, countries where religious or traditional institutions enjoy constitutional authority. To explore differences between states ...
    • 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 ...
    • Deciding over nature: Corruption and environmental impact assessments 

      Williams, Aled; Dupuy, Kendra (Environmental Impact Assessment Review vol. 65, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-07-01)
      Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) are an important analytic tool for identifying and potentially mitigating project risks and negative environmental and societal impacts. Their usefulness, however, depends on how ...
    • Demand for second-stage land certification in Ethiopia: Evidence from household panel data 

      Bezu, Sosina; Holden, Stein (Land Use Policy vol. 41, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-11-01)
      Ethiopia has implemented one of the largest, fastest and least expensive land registration and certification reforms in Africa. While there is evidence that this ‘first-stage’ land registration has had positive effects in ...
    • Dilemmas of fiscal decentralisation: A study of local government taxation in Tanzania 

      Fjeldstad, Odd-Helge; Semboja, Joseph (Forum for Development Studies vol. 27 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2000-01-01)
      Local taxes represent less than 5 percent of total tax revenues in Tanzania. However, the large number of these taxes, together with their unsatisfactory nature, means that their economic, political and social impacts are ...
    • Do donors reduce bilateral aid to countries with restrictive NGO laws?: A panel study, 1993-2012 

      Dupuy, Kendra; Prakash, Aseem (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 ...
    • Effect of Paying for Performance on Utilisation, Quality, and User Costs of Health Services in Tanzania: A Controlled Before and After Study 

      Binyaruka, Peter; Patouillard, Edith; Powell-Jackson, Timothy; Greco, Giulia; Mæstad, Ottar; Borghi, Josephine (PlosONE vol. 10 no. 8, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2015-09-01)
      Despite widespread implementation across Africa, there is limited evidence of the effect of payment for performance (P4P) schemes in low income countries on the coverage of quality services and affordability, consistent ...
    • Effects of Payment for Performance on accountability mechanisms: Evidence from Pwani, Tanzania 

      Mayumana, Iddy; Borghi, Jo; Anselmi, Laura; Mamdani, Masuma; Lange, Siri (Social Science & Medicine vol. 179, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-01-01)
      Payment for Performance (P4P) aims to improve provider motivation to perform better, but little is known about the effects of P4P on accountability mechanisms. We examined the effect of P4P in Tanzania on internal and ...
    • Elite Capture Through Information Distortion: A Theoretical Essay 

      Platteau, Jean-Philippe; Somville, Vincent; Wahhaj, Zaki (Journal of Development Economics vol. 106, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2014-01-01)
      We investigate donor-beneficiary relationships in participatory development programs, where (i) communities are heterogeneous and dominated by the local elite, (ii) the elite strategically propose a project to the donor, ...
    • Empresas multinacionais e instituições do país anfitrião: Um estudo de caso das actividades de RSE em Angola 

      Wiig, Arne; Kolstad, Ivar (International Business Review vol. 19 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2010-01-01)
      Embora as instituições sejam importantes para o desenvolvimento económico, particularmente em países ricos em recursos, a interacção entre empresas multinacionais e as instituições do país anfitrião não é inteiramente ...