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

Publications

  • Bull, Benedicte (2022). Caught in the Crossfire: The Inter-American Development Bank and US–China Rivalry. Global China Pulse. ISSN 2004-4607. 1(1).
  • Banik, Dan & Bull, Benedicte (2022). Multilateralism to the Rescue? Beijing’s Support for Multilateral Institutions during the COVID-19 Crisis. Internationales Asienforum. ISSN 0020-9449. doi: 10.11588/iqas.2022.2.14102.
  • Bull, Benedicte; Rosales, Antulio & Sutherland, Manuel (2022). Venezuela: lujo, desigualdades y «capitalismo bodegonero». Nueva sociedad. ISSN 0251-3552. Marzo-Abril(298).
  • Miklian, Jason; Bull, Benedicte; Ganson, Brian; Katsos, John E; Cechvala, Sarah & Hoelscher, Kristian [Show all 7 contributors for this article] (2021). What Covid-19 Taught Us About Doing Business During a Crisis. Harvard Business Review. ISSN 0017-8012.
  • 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, p. 117–129. Full text in Research Archive
  • 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. 2020(132), p. 79–94.
  • Bull, Benedicte (2020). A new Global Resource Order, Elites and the Environment in Latin America. In Giovanna, Franca; Freire, Danilo & Mignozzetti, Umberto (Ed.), Natural Resources and Policy Choices in Latin America. Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. ISSN 978-65-990084-6-7. p. 45–73.
  • 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. p. 99–114.
  • 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, p. 117–129. doi: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2020.12.011.
  • 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), p. 96–106. doi: 10.16993/iberoamericana.504. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bull, Benedicte & Sánchez, Francisco (2020). Eliter, populisme og venstrebølgens endelikt i Latin-Amerika. Agora. ISSN 0800-7136. 37(1-2), p. 88–114. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bull, Benedicte (2020). Élites y capacidad estatal en América Latina: una perspectiva basada en recursos sobre los cambios recientes en El Salvador. In Andrade, Pablo (Eds.), Nuevos enfoques para el estudio de los estados latinoamericanos. Corporación Nacional Editorial. ISSN 978-9978-19-986-2.
  • 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), p. 107–133. doi: 10.32992/erlacs.10556. Full text in Research Archive
  • 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), p. 1–21. doi: 10.32992/erlacs.10587. Full text in Research Archive
  • Banik, Dan & Bull, Benedicte (2019). Chinese engagement in Africa and Latin America: does it matter for state capacity? Studying the State: A Global South Perspective. Routledge. ISSN 0367373572. doi: 10.4324/9780429354472-5.
  • 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), p. 445–463. doi: 10.1017/bap.2019.27. Full text in Research Archive
  • 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), p. 464–486. doi: 10.1017/bap.2019.9. Full text in Research Archive
  • 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), p. 121–141. doi: 10.1080/14678802.2019.1561635.
  • 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
  • Bull, Benedicte (2017). Norsk utenrikspolitikk og den latinamerikanske "venstrebølgen": Mellom ideologi og realpolitikk. In Marsteintredet, Leiv (Eds.), Norge i Latin-Amerika: Forbindelser og forestillinger. Cappelen Damm Akademisk. ISSN 9788202548483. p. 161–188. doi: https%3A/doi.org/10.23865/noasp.27. 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, p. 37–69s. doi: 10.15517/aeca.v43i0.31549. 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, p. 14–44. doi: 10.15517/aeca.v42i1. Full text in Research Archive
  • Bull, Benedicte (2016). Latin America`s Decade of Growth: Progress and Challenges for a Sustainable Development and Lessons for the Pacific Alliance, The Pacific Alliance: Perspectives & Opportunities for Latin America. European Institute of International Studies. ISSN 978-84-617-4697-2. p. 139–155.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2016). Changing Elites, Institutions and Environmental Governance. In Hogenboom, Barbara; Baud, Michiel & de Castro, Fabio (Ed.), Environmental Governance in Latin America. Palgrave Macmillan. ISSN 978-1-137-57408-4. p. 137–163. doi: 10.1057/9781137505729. 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), p. 89–111. doi: 10.1080/08039410.2015.1134647.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Aguilar-Støen, Mariel (2015). Cambios en la elites, instituciones y gobernanza ambiental. ¿Hacía un nuevo paradigma? In Hagenboom, Barbara (Eds.), Gobernanza Ambiental en America Latina. CLACSO. ISSN 978-987-722-043-8. p. 171–200.

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