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Dr Siri Gloppen

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E-mail: siri.gloppen@cmi.no

Phone: +47 47938051

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Political scientist exploring intersections between law and politics.

Siri Gloppen is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen: senior research at CMI: Research Cooordinator at PluriCourts, Faculty of Law, University of Oslo; and Visiting Fellow at Harvard University (fall 2014). She directs the CMI-UiB Centre on Law & Social Transformation and the Bergen Summer Research School 2014: Governance to meet Global challenges. 

With a research focus in the intersection between law and politics her work spans: legal mobilization and the social and political role of courts in the global South; constitution-making; human rights, with particular focus on social rights, the right to health and sexual and reproductive rights; election processes, transitional justice and climate change governance. Empirical focus is on Southern and Eastern Africa, India and Latin America.

She directs numerous international research projects, including: "Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare: Global battles" (2014-18); "Land Rights and Inclusive Sustainable Development in India" (2013 - 2016) and "Operationalizing the Right to Health in Service Delivery" (2013-2016)

Recent (collaborative) books include Courts and Power in Latin America and Africa (Palgrave Macmillan 2010). and Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health (Harvard 2011) and Climate Change Discourses, Rights and the Poor (Juta 2013) Juridification and Social Citizenship (E.Elgar forthcoming 2014)   

 

Siri Gloppen's publications in Cristin

Books and Anthologies

Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?
Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds. (2011)
Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press (Human Rights Program Series. Harvard Law School) 435 p.

Courts and power in Latin America and Africa
Siri Gloppen, Bruce M. Wilson, Roberto Gargarella, Elin Skaar, and Morten Kinander (2010)
New York: Palgrave Macmillan 231 p.

Globalization and Democratization: Challenges for Political Parties. Essays in Honor of Lars Svåsand
Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner (eds.) (2007)
Bergen: Fagbokforlaget 261 p.

Roads to Reconciliation
Elin Skaar, Siri Gloppen and Astri Suhrke, eds. (2005)
Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books 318 p.

Democratization and the judiciary. The accountability function of courts in new democracies
Siri Gloppen, Roberto Gargarella and Elin Skaar (eds.) (2004)
London: Frank Cass 210 p.

Democratization and the Judiciary. The Accountability Function of Courts in New Democracies. Special issue of 'Democratization 'vol.10 (2003) no.4
Siri Gloppen, Roberto Gargarella and Elin Skaar (2003)
London: Frank Cass 234 p.

South Africa: The Battle over the Constitution
Siri Gloppen (1997)
Aldershot: Ashgate/Dartmouth 305 p.

Journal Articles

Giving Effect to Children's Right to Health in Colombia? Analysing the Implementation of Court Decisions Ordering Health System Reform
Camila Gianella, Siri Gloppen and Elisabeth Fosse (2013)
in Journal of Human Rights Practice vol. 5 no. 1 pp. 153-176

Human rights-based approaches to development: Concepts, evidence, and policy
Varun Gari and Siri Gloppen (2012)
in Polity vol. 44 no. 4 pp. 485-503

Legal enforcement of social rights: Enabling conditions and impact assessment
Siri Gloppen (2010)
in Erasmus Law Review vol. 2 no. 4 pp. 465-480

Litigation as a Strategy to hold Governments Accountable for Implementing the Right to Health
Siri Gloppen (2008)
in Health and Human Rights vol. 10 no. 2 pp.21-36

Symposium: Courts and the Marginalized: Comparative Perspectives
Siri Gloppen and Rachel Sieder (2007)
in International Journal of Constitutional Law Vol 5 no. 2 April pp. 183-186

Courts and the Poor in Malawi: Economic Marginalization
Siri Gloppen and Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo (2007)
in International Journal of Constitutional Law vol. 5 no. 2 pp. 258-293

The Role of the Judiciary in the 2004 General Elections in Malawi
Siri Gloppen and Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo (2006)
in East African Journal of Peace and Human Rights vol. 12 no. 2 pp. 279-317

The Accountability function of the courts in Tanzania and Zambia
Siri Gloppen (2003)
in Democratization vol. 10 no. 4 pp. 112-136

Introduction : the accountability function of the courts in new democracies
Siri Gloppen; Roberto Gargarella and Elin Skaar (2003)
in Democratization vol. 10 no. 4 pp. 1-6

Kampen for sosiale rettigheter: Er rettssalen riktig arena?
Siri Gloppen (2003)
in Mennesker og rettigheter vol. 21 no. 1 pp. 61-75

Accountability through tax reform? Reflections from Sub-Saharan Africa
Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner (2002)
in IDS Bulletin vol. 33 no. 3 pp. 30-40

Book Chapters

Judging the price of life: cost considerations in right-to-health litigation
O.L.M. Ferraz, S. Gloppen, O. Mæstad, L. Rakner (2014)
in H.S. Aasen, S. Gloppen, A-M Magnussen, E. Nilssen: Juridification and Social Citizenship in the Welfare State. Edward Elgar Publishing

Courts, Corruption and Judicial Independence
Siri Gloppen (2014)
in Tina Søreide, Aled Williams: Corruption, Grabbing and Development: Real World Challenges . Cheltenham and Northampton (MA): Edward Elgar Publishing

I pose og sekk? Klima i norsk utviklingspolitikk etter 2005
Siri Gloppen, Svein-Erik Helle og Lise Rakner (2012)
in Elling N. Tjønneland, red.: Nye stormakter i Afrika. Utvikling eller utbytting?. Oslo: Scandinavian Academic Press/Spartacus pp. 271-295

Judicial Independence and Judicialisation of Electoral Politics in Malawi and Uganda
Siri Gloppen, Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo (2012)
in Danwood Chirwa, Lia Nijzink: Accountable Goverment in Africa. United Nations University Press

Introduction: Can litigation bring justice to health?
Siri Gloppen and Mindy Jane Roseman (2011)
in Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds.: Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press pp. 1-16

Litigating for medicines: How can we assess impact on health outcomes?
Ole Frithjof Norheim and Siri Gloppen (2011)
in Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds.: Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press pp. 304-330

Litigating the right to health: Are transnational actors backseat driving?
Mindy Jane Roseman and Siri Gloppen (2011)
in Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds.: Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice?. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press pp. 246-272

Litigating health rights: Framing the analysis
Siri Gloppen (2011)
in Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds.: Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard Univ. Press pp. 17-39

Public Interest Litigation, Social Rights, and Social Policy
Siri Gloppen (2008)
in Anis A. Dani and Arjan de Haan (Eds.): Inclusive States. Social Policy and Structural Inequalities. Wash.D.C.: World Bank pp. 343-367

Elections in Court: The Judiciary and Uganda's 2006 Election Process
Siri Gloppen, Emmanuel Kazimbazi and Alexander Kibandama (2008)
in Julius Kiiza, Sabiti Makara and Lise Rakner (Eds.): Electoral Democracy in Uganda. Understanding the Institutional Processes and Outcomes of the 2006 Multiparty Elections. Kampala: Fountain Publishers pp. 53-89

Introduction: Coming to Grips with the Current Predicaments of Political Parties
Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner (2007)
in Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner (Eds.) : Globalization and Democratization: Challenges for Political Parties. Essays in Honor of Lars Svåsand . Bergen: Fagbokforlaget pp. 11-18

The Judiciary
Siri Gloppen and Fidelis Edge Kanyongolo (2007)
in Nandini Patel and Lars Gerhard Svåsand, eds.: Government and Politics in Malawi. Zomba, Malawi: Centre for Social Research (CSR) and Chr.Michelsen Institute (CMI) pp. 109-135

Courts and Social Transformation: An Analytical Framework
Siri Gloppen (2006)
in Roberto Gargarella, Pilar Domingo and Theunis Roux, editors: Courts and Social Transformation in New Democracies. An Institutional Voice for the Poor?. Aldershot/Burlington: Ashgate pp. 35-59

Malawi
Siri Gloppen and Edge Kanyongolo (2006)
in Linda Van de Vijver, Ed.: The Judicial Institution in Southern Africa. A Comparative Study of Common Law Jurisdictions. Cape Town: Siber Ink pp. 73-94

South Africa's Truth and Reconciliation Commission as an International Model
Siri Gloppen (2005)
in Ivar Kolstad and Hugo Stokke, eds.: Writing Rights: Human Rights Research at the Chr.Michelsen Institute 1984-2004. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget pp. 172-188

Sobre el Derecho de Resistencia en Contextos de Privaciones Severas. Como Deberia Reaccionar el Estado?
Siri Gloppen (2005)
in Roberto Gargarella, ed.: El Derecho a Resistir el Derecho. Buenos Aires: Mino y Davila Editores pp. 99-116

Introduction
Elin Skaar, Siri Gloppen and Astri Suhrke (2005)
in Elin Skaar, Siri Gloppen and Astri Suhrke, eds.: Roads to Reconciliation. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books pp. 3-15

Social Rights Litigation as Transformation: South African Perspectives
Siri Gloppen (2005)
in Peris Jones and Kristian Stokke, eds.: Democratising Development: the Politics of Socio-economic Rights in South Africa. Amsterdam: Nijhoff pp. 153-180

Roads to Reconciliation: A Conceptual Framework
Siri Gloppen (2005)
in Elin Skaar, Siri Gloppen and Astri Suhrke, eds.: Roads to Reconciliation. Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books pp. 17-50

Rettsstat og demokrati
Siri Gloppen (2004)
in Knut Midgaard og Bjørn Erik Rasch: Demokrati: Vilkår og virkninger. Bergen: Fagbokforlaget pp. 51-79

The accountability function of the courts in Tanzania and Zambia
Siri Gloppen (2004)
in Siri Gloppen, Roberto Gargarella and Elin Skaar (eds.): Democratization and the judiciary. The accountability function of courts in new democracies. London: Frank Cass pp. 112-136

Introduction : The accountability function of the courts in new democracies
Siri Gloppen, Roberto Gargarella and Elin Skaar (2004)
in Siri Gloppen, Roberto Gargarella and Elin Skaar (eds.): Democratization and the judiciary. The accountability function of courts in new democracies. London: Frank Cass pp. 1-6

Tax reform and democratic accountability in sub-Saharan Africa
Lise Rakner and Siri Gloppen (2003)
in Nicolas van de Walle, Nicole Ball and Vijaya Ramachandran: Beyond structural adjustment: the institutional context of African development . New York, N.Y.: Palgrave MacMillan pp. 77-100

Review essay: Reparatory justice - a road to reconciliation? On the role of reparations in transitional justice theory
Siri Gloppen (2003)
in George Ulrich and Louise Krabbe Boserup (eds.): Human Rights in Development Yearbook 2001. The Hague: Kluwer Law International pp. 385-401

Reports

How does litigation affect health financing?
Ottar Mæstad, Octavio Ferraz, Alicia Ely Yamin, Ole Frithjof Norheim, Siri Gloppen (2010)
WHO (Technical Brief Series no. Brief No 15) 2 p.

A Rights-based approach to (Norwegian) development assistance. A discussion paper commissioned by the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Tone Bleie, Siri Gloppen, Alf Morten Jerve, Hugo Stokke and Bertil tungodden (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute 24 p.

Reconciliation and democratisation: Outlining the research field
Siri Gloppen (2001)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute

CMI Reports

The Institutional Context of the 2004 General Elections in Malawi
Siri Gloppen, Edge Kanyongolo, Nixon Khembo, Nandini Patel, Lise Rakner, Lars Svåsand, Arne Tostensen and Mette Bakken (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 21) 38 p.

Uganda's 2006 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections
Siri Gloppen, C. Atoo, E. Kasimbazi, A. Kibandama, J. Kiiza, S. Makara, G. Okiror, L. Rakner, S. Rwengabo, L. Svåsand, R. Tabaro, A. Tostensen (2006)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2006: 10) 29 p.

Aid to judicial reform: Norwegian and international experiences
Elin Skaar, Ingrid Samset and Siri Gloppen (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2004: 12) 104 p.

Reconciliation and democratisation: Outlining the research field
Siri Gloppen (2002)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 2002:5) 52 p.

Human rights and development. The discourse in the humanities and social sciences
Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner (1993)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 1993:3) 103 p.

Menneskerettigheter og utviklingsprosesser
Siri Gloppen and Lise Rakner (1991)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Report R 1991:2) 97 p.

CMI Working Papers

Social Rights Litigation as Transformation: South African Perspectives
Siri Gloppen (2005)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2005: 3) 17 p.

The role of the judiciary in the 2004 general elections in Malawi
Siri Gloppen, Edge Kanyongolo (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 16) 32 p.

How to assess the political role of the Zambian courts?
Siri Gloppen (2004)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2004: 17)

Responsiveness to the concerns of the poor and accountability to the commitments to poverty reduction
Siri Gloppen, Lise Rakner and Arne Tostensen (2003)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Working Paper WP 2003:9) 25 p.

CMI Briefs

Access denied. Abortion rights in Latin America
Camila Gianella-Malca, Siri Gloppen (2014)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 13 no. 1) 4 p.

Sexual and reproductive rights - a global legal battlefield
Camila Gianella, Siri Gloppen, Rachel Sieder, Alicia Yamin (2013)
Bergen: Chr. Michelsen Institute (CMI Brief vol. 12 no. 1) 4 p.

Other External Publications

Sør-Afrikas sannhetskommisjon: et internasjonalt ideal?
Siri Gloppen (2009)
in FN-magasinet vol. 3 no. 1 pp. 8-10

Book review: Promoting the Rule of Law Abroad: In Search of Knowledge, edited by Thomas Carothers
Siri Gloppen (2007)
in Democratization vol. 14 no. 1 pp. 169-170

Jon Elster: Oppgjøret med fortiden. Internasjonalt perspektiv på overgangen til demokrati
Siri Gloppen (2004)
in Historisk Tidsskrift vol. 83 no. 4 pp. 667-672

How To Assess the Political Role of the Courts
Siri Gloppen (2003)
in

Conference Papers/ Presentations

Law and Poverty in Malawi: Towards Progressive Linkages
Siri Gloppen with Fidelis Kanyongolo (2005)
Presented at: Workshop on "Courts and Marginalised Groups", Diego Portales University, Santiago de Chile, 1-2 December, 2005.

The Accountability Function of the Ugandan Courts: Framework for Inquiry
Siri Gloppen with Emmanuel Kasimbazi (2005)
Presented at: Workshop on "The Institutional and Legal Context of the 2006 Presidential and Parliamentary Elections in Uganda", Kampala 4-5 February 2005

Public Interest Litigation, Social Rights and Public Policy
Siri Gloppen (2005)
Presented at: the World Bank Conference on "New Frontiers of Social Policy", Arusha 12-15 December 2005.

Popular Presentations and Lectures

Litigating the Right to Health
Siri Gloppen (2008)
Human Rights Programme Harvard Law School November 2008

Public Interest Litigation, Social Rights and Public Policy
Siri Gloppen (2005)
Harvard Law School Human Rights Programme, Boston, 6. November 2005

Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare: Global battles
Start: May. 2014 (Current)
Keywords: sexual rights, reproductive rights, right to health, lawfare, legal mobilization, abortion, homosexuality, gay rights
Geography: Argentina, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, Uruguay, South Africa, Uganda, India, Philippines, Nepal, Australia, USA, Germany, Poland, Norway

Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America ]
Start: Jul. 2014 (Current)
Keywords: Abortion, lawfare, legal mobilization, right to life, right to health, religion, transnational activist networks
Geography: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Peru, El Salvador

Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health Service Delivery
Start: Dec. 2013 (Current)
Keywords: right to health, health system reform, right based approach, health care delivery

Land Rights, Environmental Protection and Inclusive Development within India's Federal System
Start: Jan. 2013 (Current)
Geography: India

Transitional Justice, Violence and Reconciliation
Start: Jun. 2007 (Completed)
Keywords: transitional justice, violence, reconciliation, peacebuilding, trials, criminal courts, amnesty, truth commissions, reparations, vetting

Aid to judicial reform
Start: Aug. 2003 (Completed)
Keywords: judicial reform, justice sector, courts, aid
Geography: Guatemala, Ethiopia

Climate Change Discourse, Rights, and the Poor
Start: Jan. 2010 (Current)
Keywords: Climate change, discourse, global challenge, the poor, poverty
Geography: South Africa

Litigating the Right to Health
Start: Jan. 2008 (Completed)
Keywords: Health rights, courts, health rights litigation, public interest litigation, social rights jurisprudence, health policy, health economics, medical ethics, priority setting
Geography: Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, India, South Africa

Juridification and Social Citizenship
Start: Jan. 2011 (Current)

Selected publications

Litigating health rights. Can courts bring more justice to health?
Alicia Ely Yamin and Siri Gloppen, eds. (2011)

Courts and power in Latin America and Africa
Siri Gloppen, Bruce M. Wilson, Roberto Gargarella, Elin Skaar, and Morten Kinander (2010)

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