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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 ...
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 ...
Corporate Community Involvement and Local Institutions: Two Case Studies From the Mining Industry in Tanzania
(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 ...
Explaining Hamas's Changing Electoral Strategy, 1996-2006
(Government and Opposition vol. 48 no. 4, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2013-01-01)
Hamas, the most influential Islamist party in the occupied Palestinian territories, replaced its strategy of electoral boycott in 1996 with participation in 2006 – a change not explained in the literature. Assisted by party ...
Fredagslunsj: Tanker om Istanbul i Kairo (Friday Lunch: A note on Istanbul in Cairo)
(Arr. Idéhistorisk tidsskrift no. 1-2, Journal article; Peer reviewed, 2011-05-09)
Are Rural Youth in Ethiopia Abandoning Agriculture?
(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 ...
Elite Capture Through Information Distortion: A Theoretical Essay
(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, ...