Siri Gloppen


Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Bergen

Siri Gloppen is Director at the Centre of Law and Social Transformation. Political scientist with a research focus in the intersection between law and politics.

Siri Gloppen is Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Bergen. With a research focus in the intersection between law and politics her work spans: legal mobilization and the role of courts in social transformation, democratization and institutionalization of accountability structures, constitution-making, election processes, human rights, transitional justice and reconciliation. Main empirical focus is southern and eastern Africa.



Elevating water rights to human rights: Has it strengthened marginalized peoples’ claim for water?
2017 - 2021

LawTransform: Effects of Rights & Law
2018 - 2022

Legitimacy challenges

PluriLand: Theorizing Conflict and Contestation in Plural Land Rights Regimes

Rethinking democracy & law
2019 - 2022

Abortion Rights Lawfare in Latin America
2014 - 2017

Accountability functions of courts
2003 - 2008

Aid to judicial reform
2003 - 2005

Climate Change Discourse, Rights, and the Poor
2010 - 2012

Democratization and the Judiciary
2002 - 2010

Juridification and Social Citizenship
2011 - 2020

Land Rights, Environmental Protection and Inclusive Development within India’s Federal System
2013 - 2019

Litigating the Right to Health
2008 - 2012

Operationalizing a Rights-Based Approach to Health Service Delivery
2013 - 2016

The Political Role of the South African Courts
2003 - 2005