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    • A balanced view of development as freedom 

      Tungodden, Bertil (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2001)
      Amartya Sen, in his most recent book Development as Freedom, argues that expansion of human freedom should both be viewed as the primary end and the principle means of development. This paper provides an overview and a ...
    • 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 Regimes and Institutions: The Economic Organisation of the Migrant Popo Fishermen of Pointe-Noire, Congo 

      Bøe, Turid (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 1999)
      Within Popo society in Pointe Noire, Congo, fishermen seIl their fish to their wives at a price slightly below the local market price. The wives process the fish and re-seIl it in distant markets, making a profit they ...
    • 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 ...
    • Accountability on the Move. The Parliament of Angola 

      Amundsen, Inge; Abreu, Cesaltina; Hoygaard, Laurinda (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2005)
      The Parliament of Angola was established and elected in 1992 in a watershed election that coincided with the peace process in Angola and the democratisation process in much of Africa. There has still been no second election, ...
    • “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 Discussion of Three Theoretical Approaches to Modernity: Understanding Modernity as a Globalising Phenomenon 

      Tjomsland, Marit (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 1996)
      The paper compares the potential of three theories of modernity for explaining the current Islamist revival as an element of modernising Muslim societies. The theories discussed are rationalist fundamentalism as represented ...
    • Administering Uganda's 2006 Multiparty Elections: The Role of the Electoral Commission 

      Makara, Sabiti; Rakner, Lise; Sabastiano, Rwengabo (CMI Working Paper, Working paper, 2008)
      On 23 February, 2006, Ugandan voters could for the first time since 1980 choose a party of their choice rather than select individual candidates within the Nation Resistance Movement (NRM) system. This paper focuses on the ...
    • Adultery, rape, and escaping the house: The protection and policing of female sexuality in Afghanistan 

      Wimpelmann, Torunn (CMI Working Paper WP 2017:9, Working paper, 2017-12-01)
      This working paper undertakes an initial survey of the dynamics through which the criminalization of female sexuality structures women’s access to protection against rape in Afghanistan, examining both legislation and ...
    • Afar Resilience Study 

      Helland, Johan (CMI Working Paper WP 2015:6, Working paper, 2015-05-19)
      This paper has been prepared in conjunction with a project for resilience building in Afar National Regional State, Ethiopia under the auspices of the Afar Region Disaster Prevention, Preparedness and Food Security ...
    • Afrikas økonomiske krise - finnes det grunnlag for reformer? En elementær innføring 

      Ofstad, Arve (Arbeidsnotat, Working paper, 1992)
      Dette arbeidsnotatet gir en kort oversikt og innføring i den økonomiske situasjonen for landene i Afrika sør for Sahara. På omtrent alle utviklingsindikatorer ligger de afrikanske landene nederst, både individuelt og som ...
    • Aid, growth and peace: A comparative analysis 

      Suhrke, Astri; Buckmaster, Julia (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2005)
      The paper examines patterns of post-conflict aid in a sample of 14 countries, with in-depth qualitative analysis of seven cases. The study shows that – contrary to the findings of World Bank-supported research in this area ...
    • Aid for trade: A misdirected initiative? 

      Wiig, Arne (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2009)
      Given that the motivation for aid is poverty reduction, I argue that Aid for Trade (AfT) measures need to demonstrate that they are effective and have a potential impact on poverty. The debate about aid for trade measures ...
    • Always choosing the oil rents: How leaders in Angola and Venezuela brought their countries to ruin 

      Marsteintredet, Leiv; Orre, Aslak (CMI Working Paper WP 2016:10, Working paper, 2016-11-01)
      Angola and Venezuela are among the most oil dependent countries in the world. When oil prices fell in 2014, these states lost half of their income base. A combined economic, political and social crisis followed. The acute ...
    • An analysis of Tanzania's 1998 imports. A sector of origin and end use analysis of Tanzania's goods imports, undertaken for the Macmod model 

      Granberg, Per (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2002)
      This paper reports on an analysis made of Tanzania’s 1998 imports, undertaken as part of the Macmod project. The analysis entails the classification of imported goods according to their sector of origin and their end use.
    • Anthropological perspectives on corruption 

      Sissener, Tone Kristin (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2001)
      The primary concern of this paper is to present anthropological perspectives on corruption. The emphasis is on how anthropological methods and approaches can contribute to a broader understanding of corruption. International ...
    • A review of game theoretic models of fishing 

      Sumaila, Ussif Rashid (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 1997)
      Game theory is a formal tool for analysing strategic interaction between a finite number of agents. The fact that usually more than one entity or agent has property rights to fishery resources, has led to an explosion in ...
    • A selected survey of traditional and evolutionary game theory 

      Sumaila, Ussif Rashid; Apaloo, Joseph (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2002)
      This note reviews the game theoretic literature with the aim of highlighting the similarities and dissimilarities between what we term traditional game theory and evolutionary game theory. The focus is on the contributions ...
    • Beaten by Bribery: Why not Blow the Whistle? 

      Søreide, Tina (CMI Working paper, Working paper, 2006)
      A recent business survey in Norway reveals that firms rarely react to corruption, even when they have lost important contracts as a result. This disinclination to take action is explored in the light of market structures, ...