Video: Covid-19 and the Politics of Climate Governance in the Amazon

In the Amazon deforestation and fires have soared since the Brazilian far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, took office in January 2019, vowing to end the “fines industry” of environment agencies and develop the rainforest. This has consequences for deforestation – and thus for the global climate. It also severely affects the indigenous peoples of the Amazon. […]

Video: Grassroot climate activism – from Paris to the Amazon

BSRS2020 “Global Climate Governance Regime” PhD course session/webinar on Grassroot climate activism – from Paris to the Amazon With Nnimmo Bassey, Julio Prieto, Deborah Delgado, Camila Gianella & Siri Gloppen Myriad organizations – diverse and spanning the globe – are engaged in climate related activism. Some are transnational in operation and focus, some are national […]

Video: COVID-19: The situation of refugees and migrants

The pandemic has limited people’s movement within and across borders, with particular consequences for migrants and refugees. Venezuelans alone number more than three million migrants and refugees living in different South American countries. How has the pandemic affected vulnerable migrant and refugee populations in both Europe and South America? Do their experiences differ across the […]

Covid-19 and the Politics of Climate Governance in the Amazon

UiB Innsikt and Studentersamfunnet present: Covid-19 and the Politics of Climate Governance in the Amazon Youtube link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCzheQfeNtFJ1cD73dHFzwNA Zoom link: https://uib.zoom.us/j/67286228234?pwd=M0JESVYxemxXZ0E3WFhWRUpFWU5JQT09 In the Amazon deforestation and fires have soared since the Brazilian far-right president, Jair Bolsonaro, took office in January 2019, vowing to end the “fines industry” of environment agencies and develop the rainforest. This […]

The judicial manipulation trap: A historical analysis of the political control of the supreme court of Argentina

Castagnola A. (2020)

Revista Uruguaya de Ciencia Política

Comparative judicial politics has provided invaluable evidence about how the political context of Argentina has systematically affected the independence of its Supreme Court. However, it is still not clear why the manipulation of the court has emerged and persisted over time. The central argument is that the incentives of politicians have impeded the emergence of […]

Webinar: Grassroot climate activism – from Paris to the Amazon

Date, time: 11 June 2020, 15.00-17.00 Webinar BSRS2020 “Global Climate Governance Regime” PhD course session/webinar on Grassroot climate activism – from Paris to the Amazon With Nnimmo Bassey, Julio Prieto, Deborah Delgado, Camila Gianella & Siri Gloppen Myriad organizations – diverse and spanning the globe – are engaged in climate related activism. Some are transnational […]

Webinar: The situation of Sahrawi political prisoners during covid-19

Date, time: 29 May 2020, 13.00-13.45 Webinar Western Sahara was annexed by Morocco in 1975. Since then it has been the subject of a long-running territorial dispute between Morocco and its indigenous Sahrawi people, led by the Polisario Front. Tens of thousands of Sahrawi people still live under Moroccan occupation in Western Sahara. Their lives […]

Webinar: COVID-19: The situation of refugees and migrants

Date, time: 27 May 2020, 11:00-12:00 Webinar After months of strict lockdown measures Europe is slowly opening up again. While in South America the coronavirus is spreading like wildfire. The pandemic has limited people’s movement within and across borders, with particular consequences for migrants and refugees. Venezuelans alone number more than three million migrants and […]

Queer Realness: In Pursuit of Freedom

C. Anzio Jacobs (2020)

Interactive magazine and podcast "Queer Realness: In Pursuit of Freedom"

How are lives of transgender and intersex people in India affected by the momentous legal changes for LGBTIQ+ people that has taken place in the past years, including with the 2018 Supreme Court’s Navtej Johar decision which among other decriminalized homosexuality? And what are the stories behind the story of litigation? In the interactive magazine […]

Online Course in Systematic Reviews

Free online PhD course in the use of systematic reviews in the social sciences. The course will be offered in June 2020, and is designed to give an introduction to the use of systematic reviews (SR) in social science research. SR is a synthesis of existing knowledge that uses transparent and explicitly defined procedures to […]