Benedicte Bull

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Academic Interests

  • International political economy
  • Comparative political economy
  • Development theory
  • Geographical focus: Latin America

My research interests focus on the relationship between politics, economics and development, and how international conditions affect the possibilities of establishing good institutions that facilitate positive societal changes. My main focus geographically is Latin America, and in recent years I have focused particularly on Venezuela. I have especially looked at the relationship between politics and business elites through many projects. I now lead three projects: 1) one that looks at China's importance for international cooperation, democracy and the environment in Latin America and Africa, 2) one that researches the role of small businesses for development and reduction of violence in big violent cities in the South, and 3) one that looks at economic development in Venezuela, with particular focus on the importance of international sanctions for the relationship between private and public elites. I have previously led a project on the strategies of Central American economic groups in a globalized economy, and one on the importance of elite change for environmental policy in Latin America. Before that, I researched the importance of global private companies for UN organizations and the policies of multilateral banks. An important reason for my interest in the relationship between elites and institutions is the importance it has for both social and economic inequality. Through my work with elites and institutions in Latin America, I have also become more and more interested in the illegal economy, and how organizations that emerge in it, both challenge and cooperate with traditional elites.

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

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  • Sveinsdóttir, Anna Guðbjört; Aguilar-Støen, Mariel & Bull, Benedicte (2021). Resistance, repression and elite dynamics: Unpacking violence in the Guatemalan mining sector.. Geoforum.  ISSN 0016-7185.  118, s 117- 129
  • Bull, Benedicte (2020). A new Global Resource Order, Elites and the Environment in Latin America, In Franca Giovanna; Danilo Freire & Umberto Mignozzetti (ed.),  Natural Resources and Policy Choices in Latin America.  Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.  ISBN 978-65-990084-6-7.  Chapter 2.  s 45 - 73
  • Bull, Benedicte (2020). Élites y capacidad estatal en América Latina: una perspectiva basada en recursos sobre los cambios recientes en El Salvador, I: Pablo Andrade (red.),  Nuevos enfoques para el estudio de los estados latinoamericanos.  Corporación Nacional Editorial.  ISBN 978-9978-19-986-2.  Kapittel 5.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Robles Rivera, Francisco (2020). El COVID-19, las élites y el futuro de la economía política de la reducción de la desigualdad en América Latina. CEPAL Review.  ISSN 0251-2920.  (132), s 99- 114
  • Bull, Benedicte & Rosales, Antulio (2020). Into the shadows: sanctions, rentierism, and economic informalization in Venezuela. Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe.  ISSN 0924-0608.  109(Januar-June), s 107- 133 . doi: https://doi.org/10.32992/erlacs.10556 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Bull, Benedicte & Rosales, Antulio (2020). The crisis in Venezuela: Drivers, transitions, and pathways. Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe.  ISSN 0924-0608.  109(1), s 1- 21 . doi: http://doi.org/10.32992/erlacs.10587 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Bull, Benedicte & Sánchez, Francisco (2020). Eliter, populisme og venstrebølgens endelikt i Latin-Amerika. Agora : Journal for metafysisk spekulasjon.  ISSN 0800-7136.  37(1-2), s 88- 114 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Sánchez, Francisco (2020). Élites y populistas: los casos de Venezuela y Ecuador. Ibero-Americana, Nordic Journal of Latin American Studies.  ISSN 0046-8444.  49(1), s 96- 106 . doi: http://doi.org/10.16993/iberoamericana.504 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Sveinsdottir, Anna; Aguilar-Støen, Mariel & Bull, Benedicte (2020). Resistance, repression and elite dynamics: Unpacking violence in the Guatemalan mining sector. Geoforum.  ISSN 0016-7185.  118, s 117- 129 . doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.12.011 Show summary
  • Banik, Dan & Bull, Benedicte (2019). Chinese engagement in Africa and Latin America: does it matter for state capacity?, In  Studying the State: A Global South Perspective.  Routledge.  ISBN 0367373572.  kapittel.
  • Bull, Benedicte (2019). Combating Inequality: Is There a “Scandinavian Way” to Reduce Inequality in Latin America?. Ibero-Americana, Nordic Journal of Latin American Studies.  ISSN 0046-8444.  48(1), s 53- 66 . doi: http://doi.org/10.16993/iberoamericana.454 Show summary
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2019). Peace-building and business elites in Guatemala and El Salvador: explaining the discursive ‘institutional turn’. Conflict, Security and Development.  ISSN 1467-8802.  19(1), s 121- 141 . doi: 10.1080/14678802.2019.1561635
  • Bull, Benedicte & McNeill, Desmond (2019). From market multilateralism to governance by goal setting: SDGs and the changing role of partnerships in a new global order. Business and Politics.  ISSN 1369-5258.  21(4), s 464- 486 . doi: 10.1017/bap.2019.9 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Bull, Benedicte & Miklian, Jason (2019). Towards Global Business Engagement with Development Goals? Multilateral Institutions and the SDGs in a Changing Global Capitalism. Business and Politics.  ISSN 1369-5258.  21(4), s 445- 463 . doi: 10.1017/bap.2019.27 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Bull, Benedicte & Banik, Dan (2018). Chinese engagement in Africa and Latin America: does it matter for state capacity?. Third World Thematics: A TWQ Journal.  ISSN 2380-2014. . doi: 10.1080/23802014.2018.1531682 Full text in Research Archive. Show summary
  • Bull, Benedicte (2017). Norsk utenrikspolitikk og den latinamerikanske "venstrebølgen": Mellom ideologi og realpolitikk, I: Leiv Marsteintredet (red.),  Norge i Latin-Amerika: Forbindelser og forestillinger.  Cappelen Damm Akademisk.  ISBN 9788202548483.  Kapittel 6.  s 161 - 188 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Kasahara, Yuri (2017). La transnacionalización de los grupos empresariales diversificados y el rostro cambiante de las élites centroamericanas. Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos.  ISSN 0377-7316.  43, s 37- 69s . doi: 10.15517/aeca.v43i0.31549 Full text in Research Archive.
  • 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 Show summary
  • 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
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2016). Changing Elites, Institutions and Environmental Governance, In Barbara Hogenboom; Michiel Baud & Fabio de Castro (ed.),  Environmental Governance in Latin America.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-57408-4.  Kapittel 5.  s 137 - 163 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2016). PROTESTAS CONTRA LA MINERÍA EN GUATEMALA ¿QUÉ PAPEL JUEGAN LAS ÉLITES EN LOS CONFLICTOS?. Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos.  ISSN 0377-7316.  42, s 14- 44 . doi: 10.15517/aeca.v42i1 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bull, Benedicte (2015). America Latina ante el siglo XXI como fuente del narcotráfico y de alternativas que desafían la "guerra contra las drogas", I: Nelson Gonzalez-Ortega (red.),  Subculturas del Narcotráfico en América Latina. Realidades geoeconómicas y geopolíticas y la representación sociocultural de una nueva ética y estética en Colombia, México y Brasil.  Ediciones uniandes.  ISBN 9789587742275.  Kapittel 10.  s 282 - 307
  • Bull, Benedicte (2015). Conclucion: Existe una perspectiva Noruega sobre la realidad social latinoamericano?, I: Benedicte Bull (red.),  Pensamiento social noruego sobre América Latina.  Consejo Latinoamericano de Sciencias Sociales (CLACSO).  ISBN 978-987-722-124-4.  Capitulo 10.  s 147 - 158
  • Bull, Benedicte (2015). Elites, classes and environmental governance: Conceptual and theoretical challenges, In Benedicte Bull & Mariel Aguilar-Støen (ed.),  Environmental Politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-879026-1.  Chapter 2.  s 15 - 30
  • Bull, Benedicte (2015). Estudios de desarrollo: de la dependencia a la desigualdad. La influencia mutua del pensamiento desarrollisto noruego y latinoamericano, I: Benedicte Bull (red.),  Pensamiento social noruego sobre América Latina.  Consejo Latinoamericano de Sciencias Sociales (CLACSO).  ISBN 978-987-722-124-4.  Capitulo 5.  s 115 - 137
  • Bull, Benedicte (2015). Latin America’s decade of growth: progress and challenges for a sustainable development, In Arve Hansen & Ulrikke Bryn Wethal (ed.),  Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability: Theories, strategies, local realities.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-74732-5.  Kapittel 9.  s 123 - 134
  • Bull, Benedicte (2015). Pensamiento social noruego sobre America Latina: Entre la autonomia y la "geopolitica de los debiles!, I: Benedicte Bull (red.),  Pensamiento social noruego sobre América Latina.  Consejo Latinoamericano de Sciencias Sociales (CLACSO).  ISBN 978-987-722-124-4.  Capitulo 1.  s 9 - 37
  • Bull, Benedicte (2015). The ‘rise of the rest’ and the revenge of ‘development’: the emerging economies and shifts in development theory, In Arve Hansen & Ulrikke Bryn Wethal (ed.),  Emerging Economies and Challenges to Sustainability: Theories, strategies, local realities.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-0-415-74732-5.  Kapittel 2.  s 19 - 33 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2015). Cambios en la elites, instituciones y gobernanza ambiental. ¿Hacía un nuevo paradigma?, I: Barbara Hagenboom (red.),  Gobernanza Ambiental en America Latina.  CLACSO.  ISBN 978-987-722-043-8.  5.  s 171 - 200
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2015). Conclusion: With or against elites? how to move towards more sustainable environmental governance in Latin America, In Benedicte Bull & Mariel Aguilar-Støen (ed.),  Environmental Politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-879026-1.  12.  s 206 - 215
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2015). Environmental governance and sutainable Development in Latin America, In Benedicte Bull & Mariel Aguilar-Støen (ed.),  Environmental Politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-879026-1.  1.  s 1 - 14
  • Bull, Benedicte; Cuéllar, Nelson & Kandel, Susan (2015). El Salvador: The challenge to entrenched elites and the difficult road to a sustainable development model, In Benedicte Bull & Mariel Aguilar-Støen (ed.),  Environmental Politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-879026-1.  Chapter 3.  s 33 - 50

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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.
  • Bull, Benedicte (red.) (2015). Pensamiento social noruego sobre América Latina. Consejo Latinoamericano de Sciencias Sociales (CLACSO).  ISBN 978-987-722-124-4.  263 s. Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (ed.) (2015). Environmental Politics in Latin America: Elite dynamics, the left tide and sustainable development. Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-13-879026-1.  238 s.

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