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Bent Jörgensen

Senior lecturer

Bent Jörgensen
Senior lecturer
bent.jorgensen@globalstudies.gu.se
+46 31 786 1984

Room number: C413
Postal Address: Box 700, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 41314 Göteborg


School of Global Studies (More Information)
Box 700
405 30 Göteborg
www.globalstudies.gu.se
globalstudies@gu.se
Visiting Address: Konstepidemins väg 2 , 413 14 Göteborg

About Bent Jörgensen

Academically and professional, I have worked with education, research and consultancy within Peace and Development Research. More particularly, I have worked with poverty and marginalisation in Vietnam and India. At the University of Gothenburg, I have had positions as Internationalisation advisor with responsibility for Asia and as Director of Study in Peace and Development Studies for four years. I have written and taught on History, Ethnicity, Nationalism, Regionalism and Identity in South and Southeast Asia. During recent years, I have primarily done research on local governance and marginalisation in Vietnam.

Areas of interest
In recent years, the main area of interest in consultancy as well as research has been within the field of local socio-economic and socio-political development. The studies have focused on poverty alleviation, democratic decentralization, and good governance in local communities. They have analyzed and evaluated resource flows in a broad sense, education, agricultural and forest extension, saving and credit schemes, performance of local institutions, community participation in local decision-making, and local monitoring and evaluation of development interventions. The bulk of the studies have been village studies carried out in close collaboration with authorities, local communities, and the civil society. An ongoing project involves track two diplomacy in the Lancang-Mekong river basin in which the civil society was brought into the policymaker dialogue. We have thereby created a platform for informal dialogue among regional policymakers in the region.

Current research
We are currently collaborating with Hanoi University on a research program on “Local Democracy, Ten Years After.” Vietnam has for more than a decade carried our local democracy reforms that in different ways are supposed to increase public participation, transparency and institutional accountability. The reforms have been heavily criticized for being insufficient or even counterproductive. This research program focuses on options for civic engagement in the Vietnamese society that are not normally recognized in the literature. It is first of all based on small scale case studies. Since 2009, I have frequently been a guest scholar at Hanoi University.

Teaching and tutoring
Since 1987 I have been lecturing at BA main courses in International Relations and Development Studies. In recent years there has been a slight turn towards the latter, especially after my appointment as Director of Study of Development Studies in the academic year 1991-92, 1998, and 2007-2009. The subjects have varied from Third World History, Identity and Politics, Development Corporation/ Development Aid, and Field Method (on the spot courses in Zimbabwe and India). From 1998 to 2001, I was responsible for Padrigu’s Masters Course in Development and International Cooperation at Sida-Sandö. Since 1999, I have been responsible for field method courses in Zimbabwe, India and Vietnam for Swedish, International and lately Vietnamese students.

Latest publications

Development and 'The other within': the culturalisation of the political economy of poverty in the Northern Uplands of Viet Nam
Bent D. Jørgensen
Göteborg, Department of Peace and Development Research, School of Global Studies, Göteborg University, Doctoral thesis 2006
Doctoral thesis

South Asia: An anxious journey towards regionalization?
Bent D. Jørgensen
Schulz, M., Söderbaum, F., Öjendal, J. (eds), Regionalization in a globalizing world, London, Zed Books, Chapter in book 2001
Chapter in book

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2011

2006

Development and 'The other within': the culturalisation of the political economy of poverty in the Northern Uplands of Viet Nam
Bent D. Jørgensen
Göteborg, Department of Peace and Development Research, School of Global Studies, Göteborg University, Doctoral thesis 2006
Doctoral thesis

2001

South Asia: An anxious journey towards regionalization?
Bent D. Jørgensen
Schulz, M., Söderbaum, F., Öjendal, J. (eds), Regionalization in a globalizing world, London, Zed Books, Chapter in book 2001
Chapter in book

1998

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