Benedicte Bull

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Academic Interests

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

My research focuses on the relationship between politics, state building and development, and how international relations influence the possibilities for establishing good institutions that can produce positive societal changes. More specifically, I research three topics 1) how changing global power relations are influencing the evolution of state capacity in Latin America, something that I study through how they change the relationship between local elites; 2) Private companies role in multilateral organizations (for example the UN) in the context of a new global political economy; and 3) National and international elite networks, with a focus on Central America. I have previously led a project on the strategies of Central American business groups in a globalized economy, and one about the impact of elite-change on environmental politics in Latin America. Before that, I researched the role of private companies in UN organizations and multilateral banks. A main reason for my interest in the relationship between elites and institutions is its impact on social and economic inequality. Through my work on elites and institutions in Latin America, I have also become increasingly interested in the illegal economy and how organizations that emerge there, both challenge and collaborate with traditional elites.

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Background

  • Leader of Oslo Academy of Global Governance (2015--)
  • 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).

Awards

  • H.M.King Olav’s Gold Medal (2003)

Partners

 

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

Publications

  • 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 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
  • Bull, Benedicte (2014). The development of business associations in Central America: The role of international actors and economic integration. Journal of Public Affairs.  ISSN 1472-3891.  14(3-4), s 331- 345 . doi: 10.1002/pa.1420
  • Bull, Benedicte (2014). Towards a Political Economy of Weak Institutions and Strong Elites in Central America. Revista Europea de Estudios Latinoamericanos y del Caribe.  ISSN 0924-0608.  97, s 117- 128 Full text in Research Archive.
  • Bull, Benedicte & Kasahara, Yuri (2014). The Transformation of Central American Economic Elites: from Local Tycoons to Transnational Business Groups, In  Handbook of Central American governance.  Routledge.  ISBN 978-1-85743-674-7.  Chapter 15.
  • Bull, Benedicte (2013). Diversified Business Groups and the Transnationalisation of the Salvadorean Economy. Journal of Latin American Studies.  ISSN 0022-216X.  45(2), s 265- 295 . doi: 10.1017/S0022216X13000370 Show summary
  • Bull, Benedicte (2013). Social Movements and the 'Pink Tide' Governments in Latni America: Transformation, Inclusion and Rejection, In Kristian Stokke & Olle Törnquist (ed.),  Democratization in the Global South: The Importance of Transformative Politics.  Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 9780230370036.  Chapter 4.  s 75 - 99
  • Bull, Benedicte (2012). The development of business associations in Central America: the role of international actors and economic integration. Journal of Public Affairs.  ISSN 1472-3891. . doi: 10.1002/pa
  • Bull, Benedicte & Bøås, Morten (2012). Between Ruptures and Continuity: Modernisation, Dependency and the Evolution of Development Theory. Forum for Development Studies.  ISSN 0803-9410.  39(3), s 319- 336
  • Bull, Benedicte (2011). Public-private partnerships: the United Nations experience, In Graeme Hodge; Carsten Greve & Anthony E. Boardman (ed.),  International Handbook on Public-Private Partnerships.  Edward Elgar Publishing.  ISBN 9781848443563.  20.  s 479 - 499

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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.
  • Bull, Benedicte; Castellacci, Fulvio & Kasahara, Yuri (2014). Business Groups and Transnational Capitalism in Central America: Economic and Political Strategies (International Political Economy Series). Palgrave Macmillan.  ISBN 978-1-137-35939-1.  240 s.

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