Economic Geography, Regional Development and Planning
Department of Geography
Title: Post doctor
Phone: +47 55 58 45 81
Visiting address: Fosswinckelsgt. 6
My main research interest is the relationship between natural resources (particularly oil and gas) and society. How is society shaped by the way we extract resources and what does our dependency on resources mean for political institutions and economic activity? What actors and interests are influencing extraction and governance strategies, and how can we understand their political spaces for doing so? What are the constraints on managing resources more democratically and sustainably?
I have worked with such questions from different angles, which has led me into debates on globalization, scaling, social movements and organized labor, foreign direct investment, and neoliberalism. Much of my work has been focused on Latin America, particularly Bolivia, looking at how labor unions and social movements have pressed claims for changes in extractive governance, and the state’s negotiation between responding to claims and sustaining the national economic development agenda. Currently I am also exploring new empirical arenas in Ghana (which recently started oil exports, providing a change to observe the emergence of an oil governance regime) and in Norway (purported success story of resource curse avoidance).
Theoretically I am working to conceptualize the relationship (or lack thereof) between the various scales at which extractive resources are governed. Providing a corrective to the national level focus of the mainstream resource curse/good governance literature, this is intended to promote an understanding of how actors and processes at different scales shape the way resources are governed.
Philosophiae doctor (PhD), Human Geography, University of Bergen, 2009.
Master’s degree, Human Geography, University of Bergen, 2005
Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, Department of Geography, 2008.
University of Oxford, UK, School of Geography, 2008.
INESAD, La Paz, 2007.
Chair, Norwegian Association for Development Research, 2011-
Expert reviewer for the IPCC Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), on governance and natural resource issues, 2012
Board member, Norwegian Association for Development Research, 2009 –
Deputy member, NorLARnet reference group
Board member, Forskerforbundet UiB, 2011 - 2013
Deputy member, Universitetets forskningsutvalg, 2011-2012
Member, program board, Demokrati og Rettsstat, UiB, 2012-
Member of University of Bergen’s Latin America committee, 2008 – 2010
Peer reviewer for Political Geography, Regional Studies, Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography, Norwegian Journal of Geography, Forum for Development Studies, Progress in Human Geography.
Books and edited volumes
Haarstad, H., Amen, M. and St.Clair, A (Editors). 2013. Social movements governance, the Poor and the New Politics of the Americas. New York and London: Routledge. (Reprint of Globalizations special issue.)
Haarstad, H. (Editor). 2012. New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.
Haarstad, H., Amen, M. and St.Clair, A (Guest editors). 2012. Social movements governance, the Poor and the New Politics of the Americas. Special issue of Globalizations, 9, No. 6.
Haarstad, H and St. Clair, A. and. (Guest editors) 2011. Social Policy and Global Poverty: beyond the residual paradigm? Special issue in Global Social Policy, 11, No. 3.
Peer-reviewed journal articles
Haarstad, H. In press. Climate change, environmental governance and the scale problem. Geography Compass.
Oseland, S., Haarstad, H., and Fløysand, A. 2012. Labor agency and the importance of the national scale: Emergent aquaculture unionism in Chile. Political Geography, 31, No. 2, pp. 94-103.
Haarstad, H. 2012. The architecture of investment climate surveillance.Journal of Critical Globalisation Studies, No. 5, pp. 79-103.
Graham, M. and Haarstad, H. 2011. Transparency and Development: Ethical Consumption through Web 2.0 and the Internet of Things. Information Technologies and International Development, 7, No. 1, pp. 1-18.
Fløysand, A., Haarstad, H. and Barton, J. 2010. Global-economic imperatives, crisis generation and local spaces of engagement in the Chilean aquaculture industry. Norwegian Journal of Geography, 64, No. 4, pp. 199-210.
Haarstad, H. 2010. Maneuvering the spaces of globalization: the rearticulation of the Bolivian labor movement. Norwegian Journal of Geography, 64, No. 1, pp. 9-20.
Haarstad, H. and Andersson, V. 2009. Backlash Reconsidered: Neoliberalism and Popular Mobilization in Bolivia. Latin American Politics and Society, 51, No. 4, pp. 1-28.
Drangsland, K.A. and Haarstad, H. 2009. Urban planning and the delimitation of diversity: Roma as “in place” and “out of place” in Jungbusch, Mannheim. International Planning Studies, 14, No. 2, pp. 125-140.
Haarstad, H. 2009. Globalization and the New Spaces for Social Movement Politics: The Marginalization of Labor Unions in Bolivian Gas Nationalization. Globalizations, 6, No. 2, pp. 169-185.
Haarstad, H. 2009. FDI policy and political spaces for labour: the disarticulation of the Bolivian petroleros. Geoforum, 40, No. 2, pp. 239-248.
Holgersen, S and Haarstad, H. 2009. Class, Community and Communicative Planning: Urban Redevelopment at King’s Cross, London.Antipode, 41, No. 2, pp. 348-370.
Haarstad, H and Fløysand, A. 2007. Globalization and the power of rescaled narratives: A case of opposition to mining in Tambogrande, Peru.Political Geography, 26, No. 3, pp. 289-308.
Haarstad, H. 2007. Collective Political Subjectivity and the problem of scale. Contemporary Politics, 13, No. 1, pp. 57-74.
Bourgouin, F. and Haarstad, H. In press. From ‘good governance’ to the contextual politics of extractive regime change. In: Nem Singh, J. and Bourgouin, F. (eds) Resource Governance and Developmental States in the Global South: Critical International Political Economy Perspectives. Palgrave Macmillan.
Graham, M. and Haarstad, H. In press. Open Development Through Open Consumption: The Internet of Things, User-Generated Content and Economic Transparency. In: Reilly, K. and Smith, M. Open Development. MIT Press, Cambridge MA.
Haarstad, H. 2012. Extracting Justice? Critical themes and challenges in Latin American Natural Resource Governance. In: Haarstad, H. (ed.) New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 1-16.
Haarstad, H. and Campero, C. 2012. Extraction, regional integration, and the enduring problem of local political spaces. In: Haarstad, H. (ed.) New Political Spaces in Latin American Natural Resource Governance. Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 83-106.
Graham, M. and Haarstad, H. 2012. Global Production Patterns. In: Stoltman, J (ed.) 21st Century Geography: A Reference Handbook. Sage, London, pp. 411-421.
Fløysand, A and Haarstad, H. 2008. Foreign direct investments in development strategies: Norwegian FDI and the tendency for agglomeration. In: Tamásy, C and Taylor, M. Globalising Worlds and New Economic Configurations. Ashgate, London, pp. 47-56.
Reports and journal articles
Haarstad, H., Amen, M. and St.Clair, A. 2012. Introduction: Social movement governance, the Poor and the New Politics of the Americas. Globalizations, 8, No. 6, pp. 741-752.
Haarstad, H., Amen, M. and St.Clair, A. 2012. Conclusion. Globalizations, 8, No. 6, 887-894.
Haarstad, H and St.Clair, A. 2011. Social policy and global poverty: Beyond the residual paradigm? [Introduction to special issue] Global Social Policy, 11, No. 3, pp. 214-219.
Haarstad, H. 2011. Latin American middle classes and political mobilization for universal welfare. Global Social Policy, Forum contribution, 11, No. 3, pp. 229-232.
Haarstad, H. and Campero, C. 2011. La participación en el sector de hidrocarburos en Bolivia: El "doble discurso" y las limitaciones sobre la gobernanza participativa. URBECO-report 3/11. Bergen: Center for Urban Ecology.
Haarstad, H. and Campero, C. 2011. Participation in the Bolivian hydrocarbons sector: The "double discourse" and limitations on participatory governance. URBECO-report 4/11. Bergen: Center for Urban Ecology.
Haarstad, H. 2011. Book review – Rethinking foreign investment for sustainable development: Lessons from Latin America. Gallagher, K. and Chudnovsky, D. (eds). London: Anthem Press, 2009. Progress in Development Studies, 11, No. 2, pp. 166-168.
Haarstad, H. 2009. Globalización, narrativas y redes: conflictos sobre la actividad minera en Tambogrande, Piura. Espacio y Desarollo, No. 20, pp. 87-108.
Agafonow, A. and Haarstad, H. 2009. El socialismo del siglo XXI. Una alternativa factible? Revista de Economía Institucional 11, No. 20, pp. 287-307.
Andersson, V. and Haarstad, H. 2009. Citizenship and State-building in Contemporary Bolivia: Politization of Cultural Identity. GDS Research Series, Working Paper no. 2. Global Development Studies, Aalborg University.
Haarstad, H. 2008. The New Left in South America. Forum for development studies, 2, pp. 371-376. (Book review of Kozloff, Nikolas, Revolution! South America and the Rise of the New Left, 2008)
Haarstad, H. 2008. Book review – J.K. Gibson-Graham, The End of Capitalism (As We Knew It) and A Post-Capitalist Politics, 2006. Norwegian Journal of Geography, 62, No. 1, pp. 47.
Haarstad, H. 2007. Kulturelitisme og venstresidens selvransakelse.Replikk: tidsskrift for human- og samfunnsvitenskap (24), pp. 12-17.
Haarstad, H og Lundberg, A. 2006. Fitjarøyane – erfaringer etter 15 år med lokal forvaltning. Geografi i Bergen, nr. 275.
Fløysand, A, Haarstad, H., Jakobsen, S-E, Tønnesen, A. 2005. Foreign Direct Investment, Regional Change and Poverty: Identifying Norwegian controlled FDI in developing countries. Report 4/05. Institute for Research in Economics and Business Administration, Bergen, Norway.
Haarstad, H. 2012. Discussion of the special issue: Social movements.Podcast, Globalizations journal website, Taylor & Francis. http://www.tandfonline.com/page/rglo-media
Lawson, V., St.Clair, A. and Haarstad, H. 2010. Middelklassen og fattigdomspolitikk. Bistandsaktuelt Debatt, www.bistandsaktuelt.no, 23. juni.
Haarstad, H. 2008. Latin-Amerikas omstridte ’revolusjon’ [kronikk].Bergens Tidende. 15. september.
Haarstad, H. 2007. Folk flest? [kronikk]. Dagbladet. 11.november.
- GEO221: Globalisation and the development of place
- GEO292: Regionalgeografisk feltkurs
- GEO324: Firm strategies, governance and regional development
Negotiating New Political Spaces: claims for redistribution and recognition in Chile and Bolivia
The project looks at how structural changes in societies influence the ability of civil society actors to press their claims effectively. An important context of the project is the economic globalization that Latin American countries have been embedded in the past two or three decades, the recent shift to the left in the region's electoral politics, and the natural resource base of Latin American economies. Haarstad's work for the project focuses in particular on the case of Bolivia, and the governance of Bolivia's natural gas resources. Financed by the Research Council of Norway.
The Spatial Embeddedness of FDI
Haarstad's PhD project was part of a broader project called The Spatial Embeddedness of Foreign Direct Investment, financed by the Research Council of Norway. The purpose of this project has been to investigate the complex dynamics between FDI and development, focusing in particular on power, social networks and capital. For more information about the project, see the project website fdi.uib.no.