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Siri Gloppen

Professor, Director, Centre on Law & Social Transformation
  • E-mailSiri.Gloppen@uib.no
  • Phone+47 55 58 29 86+47 918 20 532
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    Christies gt 15
    Bergen
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    313
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    Postboks 7802
    5007 BERGEN

I am the director of the Centre on Law & Social Transformation, which is a collaboration between the University of Bergen and the Chr. Michelsen Institution researching law as an instrument on social change. My research focus lies in the intersection between law and politics. It spans legal mobilisation and judicial politics, constitution-making, election processes, human rights, transtional justice and reconciliation. A particular focus is on institutionalisation of accountability structures and the role of courts in social transformation. Main empirical focus is southern and east Africa.

Books
  • Aasen, Henriette Sinding; Gloppen, Siri; Magnussen, Anne-Mette; Nilssen, Even. 2014. Juridification and social citizenship in the welfare state. Edward Elgar Publishing. 317 pages. ISBN: 978-1-78347-022-8.
  • Eide, Elisabeth; Elgesem, Dag; Gloppen, Siri; Rakner, Lise. 2014. Klima, medier og politikk. Abstrakt forlag. 334 pages. ISBN: 978-82-7935-363-8.
  • Dugard, Jackie; St. Clair, Asuncion Lera; Gloppen, Siri. 2013. CLIMATE TALK. Rights, Poverty and Justice. Juta Publishers. 250 pages. ISBN: 9781485100645.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Yamin, Alicia Ely. 2013. La lucha por los derechos de la salud: ¿puede la justicia ser una herramienta de cambio? Siglo XXI Editores. 488 pages. ISBN: 978-987-629-260-3.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Yamin, Alicia Ely. 2011. Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health (Harvard Law School Human Rigthts Programme Series). Harvard University Press. 435 pages. ISBN: 978-0-979-63955-5.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Gargarella, Roberto; Skaar, Elin; Kinander, Morten; Wilson, Bruce. 2010. Courts and power in Latin America and Africa. Palgrave Macmillan. 231 pages. ISBN: 978-0-230-62100-8.
  • Rakner, Lise; Gloppen, Siri. 2007. Globalization and democratization: Challenges for political parties. Fagbokforlaget. 259 pages. ISBN: 9788245006940.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2005. Roads to Reconciliation. Lexington Books. 360 pages. ISBN: 0-7391-0904-9.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2004. Democratization and the Judiciary: The Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies. Frank Cass Publishers. 210 pages. ISBN: 0714655686.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Gargarella, Roberto; Skaar, Elin. 2004. Democratization and the Judiciary. The Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies. Frank Cass Publishers. 234 pages. ISBN: 9780714655680.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Zegeye, Abebe. 1997. South Africa: The Battle over the Constitution. 305 pages. ISBN: 1-85521-922-0.
Journal articles
  • Rakner, Lise; Gloppen, Siri. 2015. Norske klimaparadokser. Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift. 31: 246-255.
  • Dugard, Jackie; St. Clair, Asuncion; Gloppen, Siri. 2013. Introduction : climate change justice : narratives, rights and the poor. South African journal on human rights. 29: 6-13.
  • Gianella Malca, Camilla; Fosse, Elisabeth; Gloppen, Siri. 2013. Giving Effect to Children's Right to Health in Colombia? Analysing the Implementation of Court Decisions Ordering Health System Reform. Journal of Human Rights Practice. 5: 153-176. doi: 10.1093/jhuman/hus035
  • Gloppen, Siri; Gianella, Camila; Yamin, Alicia Ely. 2013. Den globale abortstriden: Hvem får bestemme over kvinners kropp? Bistandsaktuelt. Published 2013-01-03.
  • McNeish, John-Andrew; Leer, Lars; Krøvel, Roy Gunnar; Nymark, Johannes Andreas; Gloppen, Siri; Leifsen, Esben; Bull, Benedicte; García-Godos, Jemima; Aguilar-Støen, Mariel; Braathen, Einar; Bye, Vegard; Hauge, Wenche Iren; Haarstad, Håvard; Guzman-Gallegos, Maria A; Sønneland, Anne Margrethe; Fuentes, Daniela Orge; Helgesen, Arnhild; Hirsch, Cecilie Karina Von; Bjune, Maren. 2013. Menneskerettighetene er udelelige. Aftenposten (morgenutg. : trykt utg.). Published 2013-07-01.
  • Gauri, Varun; Gloppen, Siri. 2012. Human Rights-Based Approaches to Development: Concepts, Evidence, and Policy. Polity. 44: 485-503. doi: 10.1057/pol.2012.12
  • St. Clair, Asuncion; Gloppen, Siri. 2012. Climate Change Lawfare. Social research. 79: 899-930.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2010. Legal enforcement of social rights: Enabling conditions and impact assessment. Erasmus Law Review. 2 (2009). 16 pages.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2009. Sør-Afrikas sannhetskommisjon – et internasjonalt ideal? FN-magasinet. 3: 8-11.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2008. Litigation as a strategy to hold governments accountable for implementing the right to health. Health and Human Rights: An International Journal. 10.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Kanyongolo, Fidelis Edge. 2007. Courts and the poor in Malawi: Economic marginalization, vulnerability, and the law. International Journal of Constitutional Law. 5: 258-293. doi: 10.1093/icon/mom002
  • Gloppen, Siri; Sieder, Rachel. 2007. "Courts and the marginalized: Comparative perspectives". International Journal of Constitutional Law. 5: 183-186. doi: 10.1093/icon/mom006
  • Gloppen, Siri; Kanyongolo, Fidelis Edge. 2006. The Role of the Judiciary in the 004 General Elections in Malawi. East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights. 12: 279-317.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2004. Uferdig oppgjør. Om Jon Elsters "Oppgjøret med Fortiden Internasjonalt perspektiv på overgangen til demokrati" (Oslo: Pax 2004). Historisk Tidsskrift. 134.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2003. How to Assess the Political Role of the Courts. African Social Research. 47/48. 98-118.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2003. Building the Rule of Law in New Democracies: Challenges and Opportunities for Judicial Reform. CMI Policy Brief. 2: 1-4.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2003. The Accountability Function of the Courts in Tanzania and Zambia. Democratization. 10: 112-136.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2003. Kampen for sosiale rettigheter: Er rettssalen riktig arena? Nordisk tidsskrift for menneskerettigheter. 21: 61-75.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Gargarella, Roberto; Skaar, Elin. 2003. Introduction: The Accountability Function of the Courts in New Democracies. Democratization. 10: 1-6.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Grieg, Kai. 2002. Vest Sahara - Grunn til dårlig norsk samvittighet? Bergens Tidende. Published 2002-11-01.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Rakner, Lise. 2002. Tax Reform and Democratic Accountability in Sub-Saharan Africa. IDS Bulletin. 33.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2001. Global rettpleie - en vei til forsoning? Bergens Tidende. Published 2001-09-20.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 1994. John Rawls rettferdighetsteori og Den norske grunnlov av 1814. Norsk Statsvitenskapelig Tidsskrift. 2. 153-172.
Reports and theses
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2005. Social rights litigation as transformation: South African perspectives. Chr Michelsens Institutt, Bergen. 17 pages.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2004. Aid to judicial reform: Norwegian and international experiences. Chr. Michelsens Institutt, Bergen. 103 pages.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2002. Reconciliation and Democratisation: Outlining the Research Field. CMI Report. 2002:5. Chr.Michelsens Institutt, Bergen. 52 pages.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2001. South African constitutionalism, 1994-2000 : the difficult balancing act of the Constitutional Court.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 1994. Kortidsansettelser i elektrobransjen. FAFO-rapport. 163. Forskningsstiftelsen FAFO, Oslo.
Book sections
  • Gloppen, Siri; Gloppen, Siri. 2016. Right to health in contexts of resource scarcity: towards judicial enforcement of the right to a fair share. Article, pages 33-54. In:
    • Peter, Chris Maina. 2016. Zanzibar Yearbook of Law vol 5. 442 pages. ISBN: 9987697135.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2015. Studying Courts in Context: The Role of Nonjudicial Institutional and Socio-Political Realities. Chapter 13, pages 291-318. In:
    • Haglund, LaDawn; Stryker, Robin. 2015. Closing the Rights Gap: From Human Rights to Social Transformation. University of California Press. 392 pages. ISBN: 9780520283091.
  • Aasen, Henriette Sinding; Gloppen, Siri; Magnussen, Anne-Mette; Nilssen, Even. 2014. Juridification and social citizenship: international law, democracy and professional discretion. 15, pages 277-299. In:
    • Aasen, Henriette Sinding; Gloppen, Siri; Magnussen, Anne-Mette; Nilssen, Even. 2014. Juridification and social citizenship in the welfare state. Edward Elgar Publishing. 317 pages. ISBN: 978-1-78347-022-8.
  • Aasen, Henriette Sinding; Gloppen, Siri; Magnussen, Anne-Mette; Nilssen, Even. 2014. Introduction. 1. Introduction, pages 1-20. In:
    • Aasen, Henriette Sinding; Gloppen, Siri; Magnussen, Anne-Mette; Nilssen, Even. 2014. Juridification and social citizenship in the welfare state. Edward Elgar Publishing. 317 pages. ISBN: 978-1-78347-022-8.
  • Eide, Elisabeth; Elgesem, Dag; Gloppen, Siri; Rakner, Lise. 2014. Norske paradokser. Kapittel 1, pages 9-23. In:
    • Eide, Elisabeth; Elgesem, Dag; Gloppen, Siri; Rakner, Lise. 2014. Klima, medier og politikk. Abstrakt forlag. 334 pages. ISBN: 978-82-7935-363-8.
  • Ferraz, Octavio L. Motta; Gloppen, Siri; Mæstad, Ottar; Rakner, Lise. 2014. Judging the price of life: cons considerations in right-to-health litigation. 7, pages 121-145. In:
    • Aasen, Henriette Sinding; Gloppen, Siri; Magnussen, Anne-Mette; Nilssen, Even. 2014. Juridification and social citizenship in the welfare state. Edward Elgar Publishing. 317 pages. ISBN: 978-1-78347-022-8.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2014. Courts, corruption and judical independence. Book chapter, pages 68-79. In:
    • Søreide, Tina; Williams, David Aled. 2014. Corruption, grabbing and development : real world challenges. Edward Elgar Publishing. 216 pages. ISBN: 978-1-78254-440-1.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Rakner, Lise; Vibe, Vegard Furustøl. 2014. Stortingsklima. Klima som valgkamptema og norske politikeres syn på klimautfordringene. 2, pages 23-43. In:
    • Eide, Elisabeth; Elgesem, Dag; Gloppen, Siri; Rakner, Lise. 2014. Klima, medier og politikk. Abstrakt forlag. 334 pages. ISBN: 978-82-7935-363-8.
  • Vibe, Vegard Furustøl; Gloppen, Siri; Rakner, Lise. 2014. Klimabistand: god bistandspolitikk? 9, pages 157-175. In:
    • Eide, Elisabeth; Elgesem, Dag; Gloppen, Siri; Rakner, Lise. 2014. Klima, medier og politikk. Abstrakt forlag. 334 pages. ISBN: 978-82-7935-363-8.
  • Dugard, Jackie; St.Clair, Asuncion Lera; Gloppen, Siri. 2013. Introduction. 1. In:
    • Dugard, Jackie; St. Clair, Asuncion Lera; Gloppen, Siri. 2013. CLIMATE TALK. Rights, Poverty and Justice. Juta Publishers. 250 pages. ISBN: 9781485100645.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2013. La lucha por los derechos de la salud. Marco de análisis. 2, pages 31-56. In:
    • Gloppen, Siri; Yamin, Alicia Ely. 2013. La lucha por los derechos de la salud: ¿puede la justicia ser una herramienta de cambio? Siglo XXI Editores. 488 pages. ISBN: 978-987-629-260-3.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Roseman, Mindy Jane. 2013. ntroducción. ¿Pueden los litigios judiciales volver más justa la salud? 1, pages 13-30. In:
    • Gloppen, Siri; Yamin, Alicia Ely. 2013. La lucha por los derechos de la salud: ¿puede la justicia ser una herramienta de cambio? Siglo XXI Editores. 488 pages. ISBN: 978-987-629-260-3.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Roseman, Mindy Jane. 2013. Litigación del derecho a la salud. ¿Son actores transnacionales los que mueven los hilos. 10, pages 295-326. In:
    • Gloppen, Siri; Yamin, Alicia Ely. 2013. La lucha por los derechos de la salud: ¿puede la justicia ser una herramienta de cambio? Siglo XXI Editores. 488 pages. ISBN: 978-987-629-260-3.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Vallejo, Catalina. 2013. Red-Green Lawfare: Climate Justice Discourse in Courtrooms. Kapttel, pages 208-235. In:
    • Dugard, Jackie; St. Clair, Asuncion Lera; Gloppen, Siri. 2013. CLIMATE TALK. Rights, Poverty and Justice. Juta Publishers. 250 pages. ISBN: 9781485100645.
  • Norheim, Ole Frithjof; Gloppen, Siri. 2013. La litigación en reclamo de medicamentos. ¿De qué modo es posible evaluar el impacto en los resultados de salud?,. 12, pages 361-391. In:
    • Gloppen, Siri; Yamin, Alicia Ely. 2013. La lucha por los derechos de la salud: ¿puede la justicia ser una herramienta de cambio? Siglo XXI Editores. 488 pages. ISBN: 978-987-629-260-3.
  • St.Clair, Asuncion Lera; Gloppen, Siri. 2013. Climate Change Lawfare. Kapittel 3, pages 171-201. In:
    • Ruppel, Oliver C.; Roschmann, Christian; Ruppel-Schlichting, Katharina. 2013. Climate Change: International Law and Global Governance. Volume II: Policy, Diplomacy and Governance in a Changing Environment. Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. 914 pages. ISBN: 978-3-8329-7796-2.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Kanyongolo, Fidelis Edge. 2012. Judicial Independence and Judicialisation of Electoral Politics in Malawi and Uganda. Chapter 4. In:
    • Chirwa, Danwood; Nijzink, Lia. 2012. Accountable Goverment in Africa. United Nations University Press. 460 pages. ISBN: 92-808-1205-X.
  • Helle, Svein-Erik Hansen; Gloppen, Siri; Rakner, Lise. 2012. I pose og sekk? Klima i norsk utviklingspolitikk etter 2005. 8, pages 271-295. In:
    • Tjønneland, Elling Njål. 2012. Nye stormakter i Afrika - utvikling eller utbytting? Scandinavian Academic Press. 320 pages. ISBN: 978-82-304-0095-1.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2011. Litigating health rights : framing the analysis. Chapter 2, pages 17-39. In:
    • Gloppen, Siri; Yamin, Alicia Ely. 2011. Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health (Harvard Law School Human Rigthts Programme Series). Harvard University Press. 435 pages. ISBN: 978-0-979-63955-5.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Norheim, Ole Frithjof. 2011. Litigating for medicines: how can we assess impact on health outcomes. Chapter 13, pages 304-330. In:
    • Gloppen, Siri; Yamin, Alicia Ely. 2011. Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health (Harvard Law School Human Rigthts Programme Series). Harvard University Press. 435 pages. ISBN: 978-0-979-63955-5.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Roseman, Mindy Jane. 2011. Introduction : can litigation bring justice to health? Chapter 1, pages 1-16. In:
    • Gloppen, Siri; Yamin, Alicia Ely. 2011. Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health (Harvard Law School Human Rigthts Programme Series). Harvard University Press. 435 pages. ISBN: 978-0-979-63955-5.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Roseman, Mindy Jane. 2011. Litigating the right to health : are transnational actors backseat driving? Chapter 10, pages 246-272. In:
    • Gloppen, Siri; Yamin, Alicia Ely. 2011. Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health (Harvard Law School Human Rigthts Programme Series). Harvard University Press. 435 pages. ISBN: 978-0-979-63955-5.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2008. Public Interest Litigation, Social Rights, and Social Policy. Chapter 14, pages 343-368. In:
    • Dani, Anis A.; de Haan, Arjan. 2008. Inclusive States. Social Policy and Structural Inequalities. 418 pages. ISBN: 978-0-8213-6999-9.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Kazimbazi, Emmanuel; Kibandama, Alexander. 2008. Elections in Court: The Judiciary and Uganda's 2006 Election Process. Chapter 3, pages 53-89. In:
    • Kiiza, Julius; Makara, Sabiti; Rakner, Lise. 2008. Electoral democracy in Uganda : understanding institutional processes and outcomes of the 2006 multiparty elections. Fountain Publishers. 302 pages. ISBN: 9789970026708.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Rakner, Lise. 2007. Introduction: Coming to grips with the current predicaments of political parties. introduksjonskapittel, pages 11-21. In:
    • Rakner, Lise; Gloppen, Siri. 2007. Globalization and democratization: Challenges for political parties. Fagbokforlaget. 259 pages. ISBN: 9788245006940.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2006. Courts and Social Transformation: An Analytical Framework. Chapter 2, pages 35-59. In:
    • Gargarella, Roberto; Domingo, Pilar; Roux, Theunis. 2006. Courts And Social Transformation in New Democracies: An Institutional Voice for the Poor? Ashgate. 311 pages. ISBN: 0754647838.
  • Gloppen, Siri; Kanyongolo, Fidelis Edge. 2006. Malawi. Chapter 7, pages 73-94. In:
    • van de Vijver, Linda. 2006. The Judicial Institution in Southern Africa. 311 pages. ISBN: 1-920025-11-1.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2005. Social Rights Litigation as Transformation: South African Perspectives. Chapter 7. In:
    • Jones, Peris; Stokke, Kristian. 2005. Democratising Development: The Politics of Socio-Economic Rights in South Africa. Kluwer Academic Publishers. 292 pages. ISBN: 9004148213.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2005. South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission as an international model. Chapter 8, pages 172-188. In:
    • Kolstad, Ivar. 2005. Writing Rights: Human Rights Research at the Chr. Michelsen Istitute 1984-2004. Fagbokforlaget. 208 pages. ISBN: 82-450-0302-6.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2005. Introduction. Chapter 1. In:
    • Gloppen, Siri. 2005. Roads to Reconciliation. Lexington Books. 360 pages. ISBN: 0-7391-0904-9.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2005. Roads to Reconciliation: A Conceptual Framework. Chapter 2. In:
    • Gloppen, Siri. 2005. Roads to Reconciliation. Lexington Books. 360 pages. ISBN: 0-7391-0904-9.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2005. Sobre el derecho de resistencia en contextos de privaciones severas. Como deberia reaccionar el Estado? Chapter 6, pages 99-116. In:
    • Gargarella, Roberto. 2005. El derecho a resistir el derecho. 191 pages. ISBN: 84-95294-94-X.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2004. Rettsstat og demokrati. Kap 3. In:
    • Rasch, Bjørn Erik. 2004. Demokrati: Vilkår og virkninger. Fagbokforlaget. 362 pages. ISBN: 8276743404.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2004. The Accountability Function of the Courts in Tanzania and Zambia. Chapter 6, pages 112-136. In:
    • Gloppen, Siri. 2004. Democratization and the Judiciary: The Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies. Frank Cass Publishers. 210 pages. ISBN: 0714655686.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2004. Introduction: The Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies. Introduction, pages 1-6. In:
    • Gloppen, Siri. 2004. Democratization and the Judiciary: The Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies. Frank Cass Publishers. 210 pages. ISBN: 0714655686.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2003. Den opprinnelige posisjon. Prinsipper for forhandling om rettferdighet. 90-103. In:
    • Larsen, Stein Ugelvik. 2003. Teori og metode i statsvitenskap. Fagbokforlaget. 482 pages. ISBN: 82-7674-722-1.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 2003. Reparatory Justice - A Road to Reconcilition? On the role of Reparations in Transitional Justice Theory. 385-401. In:
    • Ulrich, George; Boserup, Louise Krabbe. 2003. Human Rights in Development Yearbook - Reparations: Redressing Past Wrongs. ISBN: 90-411-2030-0.
  • Rakner, Lise; Gloppen, Siri. 2003. Tax reform and democratic accountability in sub-Saharan Africa. In:
    • Van de Walle, Nicolas; Ball, Nicole; Ramachandran, Vijaya. 2003. Beyond Structural Adjustment, The Institutional Context of African Development. ISBN: 1403963177.
  • Gloppen, Siri. 1997. Apartheid, borgerrettigheter, frihet, menneskerettigheter, libertarianisme, naturrett, rettferdighet, rettigheter, samfunnskontrakt. In:
    • Goldmann, Kjell; Pedersen, Mogens N.; Østerud, Øyvind. 1997. Statsvitenskapelig leksikon.

More information in national current research information system (CRIStin)

- Centre on Law & Social Transformation (UiB - CMI 2014-) 

- Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare: Global Battles (NFR (FRIHUMSAM) 2014-2018) 

- International Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare (PluriCourts 2014-2015)

PluriCourts - Centre for the Study of the Legitimacy of the Global Judiciary (University of Oslo, Faculty of Law - Centre of Excellence, 2013 - )

- Abortion Lawfare in Latin America (NFR (LatinAm) 2014-20117)

- Land Rights and Inclusive Sustainable Development in India (NFR (Indnor) 2013-2016)

- Institutionalizing the Right to Health in Health Service Delivery (Norad/CMI/World Bank 2014-2016)

- Climate Change Discourse, Rights and the Poor (NFR 2010-2012)

 

The right to health through litigation? Can court enforced health rights improve health policy and priority-setting in poor countries? (Norwegian Research Council, 2008-11) Co-operation btw CMI, Faculty of Medicine, UiB, Harvard University, researchers in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, South Africa, India, Bangladesh.

 

The poor and the judiciary (Norwegian Research Council, 2005-7) Co-operation btw CMI, Dept of Comparative Politics, Faculty of Law, UiB, researchers in US, UK, Argentina, Chile, South Africa, India, Brazil, Malawi, Tanzania

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Accountability function of courts in new democracies (Norwegian Research Council, 2004-6)