Diktatorens lærebok: Kapittelet om Tanzania

Lise Rakner (2018)

Rakner, L. (2018). "Diktatorens lærebok: Kapittelet om Tanzania". Bistandsaktuelt, 12.11.2018.

Lise Rakner (2018) MENINGER: Det går utforbakke med demokratiet og rettsstaten i Tanzania, skriver professor Lise Rakner. Stormangrepet på alle som kunne tenkes å kritisere regjeringspartiet (CCM) i Tanzania kan så langt i 2018 noterer følgende seire: Den nye Internettloven (Online Content Act) gir regjeringen ubegrenset rett til å overvåke alt som publiseres på nett […]

Demokrati i forfall

Lise Rakner (2017)

Agenda Magasin, Akademisk Spalte, 30.10.17 Demokratiet er ingen selvfølge og kan forvitre foran øynene på oss om vi ikke er våkne. Forskere, journalister og aktivister verden over synes å være enige om at den liberale demokratimodellen nå er under sterkt press. I Afrika, Latin-Amerika og Asia, samt USA og Europa, ser vi en paradoksal utvikling: […]

Do Donors Reduce Bilateral Aid to Countries with Restrictive NGO Laws? A Panel Study, 1993-2012

Kendra Dupuy and Aseem Prakash (2017)

Dupuy, K. & Prakash, A. (2017). "Do Donors Reduce Bilateral Aid to Countries With Restrictive NGO Laws? A Panel Study, 1993-2012". Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly. doi.org/10.1177/0899764017737384

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 mid-1990s, 39 developing countries have adopted laws restricting the inflow of foreign aid to NGOs operating in their jurisdictions. In response to these restrictions, have […]

The Impact of Elections: The Case of Uganda

Svein-Erik Helle and Lise Rakner (2017)

Helle, Svein-Erik. & Lise Rakner. 2017. “The Impact of Elections: The Case of Uganda”. In Johannes Gerschewski & Christoph Stefes (eds) Crisis in Autocratic Regimes. Boulder: Lynne Rienner, pp. 111-134.

About the book: What makes autocratic regimes vulnerable? Why, in times of crisis, do some of these regimes break down while others weather the storm? This is the puzzle addressed in Crisis in Autocratic Regimes. Taking a long-term perspective, the authors focus not on sudden shocks and ruptures, but instead on gradual processes of disintegration as […]

Courts & Power in Latin America & Africa

Siri Gloppen, Bruce M. Wilson, Roberto Gargarella, Elin Skaar, and Morten Kinander (2010)

New York: Palgrave Macmillan 231 p.

Why do courts hold political power-holders accountable in some democratic and democratizing countries, but not in others?  And, why do some courts remain very timid while others—under seemingly similar circumstances—become “hyper-active”? These are questions of central theoretical and practical importance in a context of increasing juridification of politics in many parts of the world, combined […]