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    Democratic Rollback in Africa

    There is a global trend of democratic retrenchment across the world, in both new and more established democracies. The African continent is part of the …

    Den gode «fiende»: Fra flyktninger til seksuelle minoriteter

    Hvorfor kjører Polens nasjonal-konservative regjeringsparti LHBT-motstand som viktigste valgkamptema foran Europaparlamentsvalget i mai? Under slagordet «Ikke rør barna» har regjeringspartiet «Lov og rettferdighetspartiet» (PiS) i …

    Diktatorens lærebok: Kapittelet om Tanzania

    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 …

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

    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 …

    The Impact of Elections: The Case of Uganda

    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? …

    Projects

    LawTransform: Effects of Rights & Law

    The project aims to consolidate the Centre on Law & Social Transformation (LawTransform) as a leading hub for scholarship on the use of law as …

    Breaking BAD: Understanding the Backlash Against Democracy in Africa

    Project team: Lise Rakner (Project leader), Leonardo Arriola, Siri Gloppen , Kendra Dupuy, Vibeke Wang, Fiona Shen-Bayh, Svein-Erik Helle (post-doctoral fellow) and Lisa-Marie Måseidvåg Selvik (PhD candidate). …

     

    News

    Tilbakeslag for rettsstaten og håp for 2019

    Globalt ble 2018 et dårlig år for rettsstaten. I sin åpningstale som ny FN-kommisjoner for menneskerettigheter, uttrykte Michelle Bachelet i september 2018 fortvilelse over de …

    Breaking BAD team participated in radio show

    During the Breaking BAD project meeting in Accra, Ghana, Lise Rakner (Principal Investigator, CMI/Uni. of Bergen), Nicolas van de Walle (Cornell University), Leo Arriola (Uni. of …

    Events

    Film screening: Africa’s Last Absolute Monarchy

    Date: 10 February 2020 Time: 17:00-18:30 Venue: Bergen Global, Jekteviksbakken 31 The Centre on Law and Social Transformation invites you to Film, Reflection and Popcorn …

    Playing with the rules – how extractive industries players pursue illicit practices and what can be done about it?

    Over the last two decades, several laws and initiatives have been adopted around the world to fight illicit financial flows, but corruption and tax avoidance …