Benedicte Bull

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Visiting address Sognsveien 68 0855 OSLO
Postal address Postboks 1116 Blindern 0317 OSLO

Academic Interests

  • International political economy
  • Comparative political economy
  • Development theory

My current research projects focus on the role of political and economic elites and public-private relations in development and environmental governance in Latin America. I am leading a NFR funded project on the strategies of business groups in Central America in the context of globalization and one work package on the implications of shifting elites for environmental policies and politics in Latin America in a large EU funded project on environmental governance in Latin America. I am also increasingly interested in the illicit economy in Latin America and its implications for state authority and state-society relations.

Courses taught


  • Leader of Norwegian Latin America Research Network (NorLARNet) (2008- present)
  • Guest Researcher, FLACSO, Chile (2006)
  • Senior Research Fellow SUM (2002-2007)
  • Lecturer, Department of Political Science, University of Oslo (2001-2002),
  • Dr. Polit, University of Oslo (2002),
  • Research Fellow, Research Center of Bornholm (1997).
  • Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank (1998)
  • Cand.Polit, University of Oslo (1996).


  • H.M.King Olav’s Gold Medal (2003)



Tags: Latin America, Globalisation, Governance, Brazil, Global South


  • Bull, Benedicte (2016). Governance in the Aftermath of NeoLiberalism: Aid, Elites and State Capacity in Central America. Forum for Development Studies.  ISSN 0803-9410.  43(1), s 89- 111 . doi: 10.1080/08039410.2015.1134647
  • Bull, Benedicte (2016). Latin America`s Decade of Growth: Progress and Challenges for a Sustainable Development and Lessons for the Pacific Alliance, In  The Pacific Alliance: Perspectives & Opportunities for Latin America.  European Institute of International Studies.  ISBN 978-84-617-4697-2.  7.  s 139 - 155

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  • Bull, Benedicte (ed.) (2016). Norwegian Research on Human Rights and Justice in Latin America. CLACSO Latin American Council of Social Sciences.  ISBN 978-987-722-201-2.  248 s.

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Published Aug. 15, 2011 2:52 PM - Last modified May 25, 2016 11:38 AM