2014

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Published Dec. 12, 2014 5:30 PM

This book, edited by Ana Beatriz Chiquito and Miguel Ángel Quesada Pacheco, is the result of a research project they have headed at the University of Bergen: “Linguistic Identity and Attitudes in Spanish-speaking Latin America”. The project has studied how native speakers of Spanish identify with the Spanish they speak, their loyalty to it, and the social prejudice, acceptability or stigma associated with it and with the type of Spanish spoken in other Hispanic countries. The book brings together the studies conducted in twenty Spanish speaking countries by research teams from each of these countries.

Published Nov. 10, 2014 6:13 PM

The recent rise in Latin America of progressive, left-leaning governments – often supported by groups struggling for environmental justice – has challenged the established elites and raised expectations about new regimes for natural resource management. Based on case-studies in eight Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Ecuador, Colombia, Bolivia, El Salvador and Guatemala), this book, edited by Benedicte Bull and Mariel Cristina Aguilar-Støen, University of Oslo, investigates the extent to which there have been elite shifts, how new governments have related to old elites, and how that has impacted on environmental governance and the management of natural resources.

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Published June 4, 2014 10:00 AM

This book is a variation of the classic travel narrative, with emphasis on insight, knowledge and facts. Torkjell Leira, University of Oslo, presents the reader with modern Brazilian culture, economy, politics, environment and religion.

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Published June 3, 2014 11:53 AM

In this book, Bendicte Bull, University of Oslo; Fulvio Castellacci, University of Oslo and Norwegian Institute of International Affairs; and Yuri Kasahara, Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research, investigate Central America's political economy through the lens of its powerful diversified business groups, providing insight into their strategies when confronted with a globalized economy, their impact on development, and how they shape the political and economic institutions governing local varieties of capitalism.

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