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.
Article by Mariel Aguilar-Støen, University of Oslo, in Environment, Development and Sustainability, September 2014
Article by Kristian Hoelscher, University of Oslo & Peace Research Institute Oslo, in Political Geography, Volume 44, January 2015, Pages 29–39, doi: 10.1016/j.polgeo.2014.08.002.
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.
Article by Kristian Hoelscher, University of Oslo & Peace Research Institute Oslo, in Small Wars & Insurgencies, Volume 25, Issue 5-6, 2014.
Article by Mariel Aguilar-Støen, University of Oslo, Matthew Taylor and Edwin Castellanos in Journal of Agrarian Change, published online 28 Oct 2014, DOI: 10.1111/joac.12091.
Article by Benedicte Bull, University of Oslo, in European Review of Latin American and Caribbean Studies, No. 97 (2014) October, pp. 117-128.
As a result of the project “The Significance of Political Organization and International Law for Displaced Women in Colombia: A Socio-legal study of Liga De Mujeres”, Kristin Bergtora Sandvik, PRIO, and others have written four collaborative case studies (in Spanish). See more information.
By Elin Skaar, with Camila Gianella Malca, both Chr. Michelsen Institute. Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2014:6) 36 p.
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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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.
Article by Mònica Guillèn, University of Oslo, and Tim Kasser in Journal of Happiness Studies, February 2014
Article by Birgit Kvernflaten, University of Oslo, in Reproductive Health Matters, Volume 21, Issue 42, pages 32-40, November 2013
In Argentina, Pentecostalism had a breakthrough in the early 1980s. The revival coincided with a socio-political transformation of Argentinean society, and structural changes paved the way for a certain "autonomisation" of politics, law, economy, science and religion. In his PhD thesis Hans Geir Aasmundsen examines the new religious sphere and how Pentecostals relate to society at large, and the political and judicial sphere in particular.
Article by Leiry Cornejo Chavez, University of Oslo, in Nordic Journal of Human Rights 04/2013, pag. 513-531.
Article by Cecilia M Bailliet, University of Oslo, in Nordic Journal of Human Rights 04/2013, pag. 477-495.
Article by Anne Natvig, University of Tromsø, in Anuario de Estudios Centroamericanos, Vol. 39, 2013
Book chapter by Benedicte Bull and Yuri Kasahara; University of Oslo, in the book Handbook of Central American Governance, Diego Sánchez-Ancochea and Salvador Martí i Puig (eds.), Routledge (London, 2013).
Article by Arnd Schneider, University of Oslo, in Critical Arts: South-North Cultural and Media Studies, Volume 27, Issue 5, 2013
This book by Kristina Johansen tells the story of the victims of Colombia’s violent conflict, at the same as it explains the background for the complex conflict and today’s peace negotiations.
The latest volume of the journal Agroforestería en las Américas has articles by Graciela M. Rusch and David Barton, Norwegian Institute for Nature Research (NINA); Christina Skarpe, Hedmark University College; and Mariel Aguilar-Støen, University of Oslo.
Book chapter by Jemima García-Godos, University of Oslo, in Sriram, Chandra Lekha; García-Godos, Jemima; Herman, Johanna & Martin-Ortega, Olga (ed.) (2013). Transitional Justice and Peacebuilding on the Ground. Victims and ex-combatants.. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-63759-6. 320 s.
Article by Elin Skaar, Chr. Michelsen Institute, in Journal of Latin American Studies, Volume 45, Issue 03, 2013
Article by John-Andrew McNeish, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), in Latin American and Caribbean Ethnic Studies, Volume 8, Issue 2, 2013.
Article by Jemima García-Godos, University of Oslo, in Human Rights Review, September 2013, Volume 14, Issue 3.