Benedicte  Bull Author of Evaluating Organization Development

Benedicte Bull

Professor of Political Science
Centre for Development and the Environment (SUM), University of Oslo

I am a professor of political science, and the director of the Norwegian Latin America Research Network (NorLARNet) and the Oslo Academy of Global Governance. My main research interest continues to be the relationship between economic and political elites and implications for construction of state authority, development, inequality and the environment. I have studied that in global institutions and Latin America, that continues to be my main area of interest and research.


I have a PhD in Political Science and have worked as a researcher and teacher at the University of Oslo for most of my career. I am also teaching and supervising students at various other academic institutions in Norway. I have been a guest researcher at FLACSO, Chile and worked closely with researchers across the Latin American region. Since 2008 I have been leading the Norwegian Latin America Research Network, and since 2014, also the Oslo Academy of Global Governance. I have also done consultancy for the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and the Inter-American Development Bank. Before becoming an academic, I worked as a journalist and since 2015 I have had my own monthly column on Latin American affairs in the Norwegian daily newspaper Dagsavisen.


    PhD, University of Oslo, 2003

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    My fields of expertise includes development theory, state theory and global governance. I have also worked on inequality issues, violence and the construction of state authority, and transitions to more environmentally sustainable development models. As entry points to study these issues, I have often chosen elites, how they change, and how different elites relate to each others and non-elites. Main geographical field of interest is Latin America.

Personal Interests

    I am personally engaged in issues of global and local inequality and justice. I also have a strong personal interest in the illicit economy and violence as conditioning the construction of legitimate authority as a condition for just and peaceful societies.



Featured Title
 Featured Title - Environmental Politics in Latin America: Bull - 1st Edition book cover