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Siri Gloppen

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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); Litigating Health Rights: Can Courts Bring More Justice to Health (Harvard 2011); Climate Change Discourses, Rights and the Poor (Juta 2013); Juridification and Social Citizenship (E.Elgar 2014)

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