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Strategies of Self-Proclaimed Pro-Life Groups: Effect of New Religious Actors on Sexual Policies
(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 ...
Fighting for Prosperity: Reflections on the Crisis and Politics of Poverty in Bolivia
(Iberoamericana. Nordic Journal of Latin American and Caribbean Studies vol. 36 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2006-01-01)
Demand for second-stage land certification in Ethiopia: Evidence from household panel data
(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 ...
Gold and governance: Legal injustices and lost opportunities in Tanzania
(African Affairs vol. 110 no. 439, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011-01-01)
Following advice from the World Bank, and hoping for economic growth and independence from donors, a number of African countries have opened up opportunities for large-scale mining by foreign investors over the last decade ...
The Battle over abortion rights in Brazil's state arenas, 1995-2006
(Health and Human Rights Journal vol. 19 no. 1, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-06-01)
This article proposes a relational approach to the study of abortion law reform in Brazil. It focuses on the interaction of pro-choice and anti-abortion movements in different state arenas and political contexts. It details ...
Legal Pluralism And Indigenous Women’s Rights In Mexico: The Ambiguities Of Recognition
(NYU Journal of International Law and Politics vol. 48 no. 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2017-06-01)
This article explores the effects of the ambiguous recognition of indigenous or “customary” law in Mexico on the struggle of indigenous women to ensure their rights are respected. After outlining the history of legal changes ...
Fighting fiscal corruption: Lessons from the Tanzania Revenue Authority
(Public Administration and Development vol. 23 no. 2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2003-01-01)
Over the last decade several African countries have undertaken comprehensive reforms of their tax administration to increase revenue and curb corruption. This paper examines recent experiences in the fight against corruption ...
Why people pay taxes: The case of the development levy in Tanzania
(World Development vol. 29 no. 12, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2001-01-01)
This paper examines factors determining tax compliance behavior in local authorities in Tanzania. The poll tax - locally named "development levy" - is used as case. The study finds support for the hypotheses that tax ...
Fiscal corruption: A vice or virtue?
(World Development vol. 31 no. 8, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2003-01-01)
Recent literature on tax administration in poor countries suggests there are virtues of allowing fiscal corruption. By strengthening the bargaining power of corrupt tax officers, it is argued that tax evasion may be reduced ...
Combating corruption: A transparency index for donors?
(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 ...