Sandakerveien 130 (map)
1st and 2nd floor
After six decades of war and countless people killed, why care about who owns the seed? Read the article (in Norwegian) on David Rodriguez Goyes’ work with the PhD thesis “Biopiracy from a green criminological perspective” at the web site of the Department of Criminology and Sociology of Law, University of Oslo.
See also the summary in English of his thesis.
In Nicaragua, the authorities want more women to give birth at hospitals. The goal of high numbers overshadows the quality of health services for poor women, says Birgit Kvernflaten, University of Oslo, in this interview about her doctoral thesis. Read the article at Kilden (in Norwegian).
For some years, Brazil experienced a significant drop in deforestation. In international climate talks, the government could boast of reduced emissions of greenhouse gasses. When a coalition of actors attempted to turn the energy sector in an equally climate friendly direction, the obstacles proved much more difficult to overcome.
It has been called the world’s largest experiment in participatory democracy, but did it become too large to possibly be successful? In his PhD project, Sveinung Legard has studied the achievements and limitations of participatory budgeting in Southern Brazil.