Workshop: Studying courts and legal mobilization


Wednesday 20 August:

12:00               Lunch
13:00 Welcome and opening (Siri Gloppen, Malcolm Langford)
13:30 Overview of the Field (Chair: Charles Ngwena)Quantitative approaches to:

  • the study of legal mobilization (Theresa Squatrito)
  • the study of judicial behaviour (Gunnar Grendstad)
  • the study of judicial independence (Andrea Castagnola)
15:00                           Coffee & Tea  
15:30 Overview of the Field (continued) (Chair:  Lise Rakner)Quantitative approaches to:

  • the study of effects of courts and legal mobilization (Daniel Brinks)
  • the study of attitudinal effects (Elisabeth Ivarsflaten)
17:00 The Sexual and Reproducive Rights Lawfare projectSiri Gloppen: Introduction to the SRR projectMalcolm Langford    Quantitative Methods and Sexual and Reproductive Rights: The State of Research
19:00 Informal dinner (Sølvberget 22)

Thursday 21 August : Work in Progress
Commentators: Daniel Brinks, Alison Johnston

9:00       Sexual and Reproducive Rights Lawfare  (Chair: Siri Gloppen)
Malcolm Langford, Vegard Vibe & Tori L Kirkebø: Quantifying Sexual and Reproductive Rights Lawfare: An Emerging Database
Bruce Wilson & Camila Gianella: Studying effects of LGBT lawfare in Latin America
Paola Bergallo: Problems of judicial data
10:30 Coffee & Tea
10:45 Public opinion on sexual and reproductive rights(Chair: Maja Janmyr, Comments: Elisabeth Ivarsflaten)
Camila Gianella: Public polls – good tool to assess support to abortion?
Malcolm Langford: Public Opinion and Sexual and Reproductive Rights: An Experimental Survey on the Role of Courts”
Lise Bjånesøy: Populist radical right voters in Western Europe: Testing the three-dimensional political space hypotheses, and the surprising issue of gay rights.
12:15 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00     Judicial politics (Chair: Bruce Wilson)
Jon Kåre Skiple & Henrik L. Bentsen: Using multi-level analysis to study court decisions
Andrea Castagnola: Legacies of Judicial Instability in Latin America
14:00 – 14:30  Coffe & Tea
Svein-Erik Helle: Courts in Elections
Theresa Squatrito: Access to International Courts: Legitimacy Enhancing?
Malcolm Langford: Quantifying Social Rights Adjudication
16:00     Closing


Daniel Brinks (University of Texas at Austin/CMI)
Bruce Wilson (University of Central Florida/CMI)
Charles Ngwena (University of Pretoria)
Paola Bergallo (University of Palermo, Buenos Aires)
Alison Johnston (Oregon State University)
Theresa Squatrito (PluriCourts, University of Oslo)
Stephanie Schmolzer (PluriCourts, University of Oslo
Malcolm Langford (NCHR, University of Oslo /CMI)
Tori Loven Kirkebø (University of Oslo)
Gunnar Grendstad (Comparative Politics, UiB)
Elisabeth Ivarsflaten (Comparative Politics, UiB)
Siri Gloppen (Comparative Politics, UiB(CMI)
Andrea Castagnola (Comparative Politics, UiB)
Camila Gianella (Comparative Politics, UiB)
Vegard Vibe (Comparative Politics, UiB)
Lise Rakner  (Comparative Politics, UiB/CMI)
Svein-Erik Helle (Comparative Politics, UiB)
Jon Kåre Skiple (Comparative Politics, UiB)
Henrik Litleré Bentsen  (Comparative Politics, UiB)
Lise Lund Bjånesøy (Comparative Politics, UiB)
Olav Bjørnebekk (Comparative Politics, UiB)
Kurt-Rune Bergset (Comparative Politics, UiB)
Roald Kalheim (Comparative Politics, UiB)
Maja Janmyr (Faculty of Law, University of Bergen)
Linda Grøning (Faculty of Law, University of Bergen)
Jørn Jacobsen (Faculty of Law, University of Bergen)