Publikationer pr. år
If there is a common thread in my work and interests it might be legitimacy, or rather legitimation, in the sense of undertanding how certain policies, instruments and ways of thinking become accepted by experts, politicians and laymen and change over time as well as differ from one setting to another. The gradual but radical transformations of social and labour markets policies since the beginning of the 1990s up to this moment have and continues to be my paradigmatic case.
My thinking, and thus my work, takes inspiration from several disciplines and research fields. First, I have a long-standing interest in social theory. There are many others but Foucault and the French pragmatic sociology are my key sources of inspiration that have shaped my approach to power, morality and politics in general.
Second, my empirical interest in transformations of social and labour market policy naturally places some of my research within comparative political economy. I have in-depth knowledge of this field in both France and Denmark as well as at the EU level and contributed to the debate on the role of ideas in driving policy changes by bringing in insights from pragmatic sociology and my recent book, The moral economy of activation, applies same insights to engage (critically) with the comparative literature on welfare models.
Third, I have an interest in public administration and governance. This interest is central to the two research projects I am engaged in currently. In TROPICO that we are currently preparing we investigate accountability patterns in the collaborative governance of long-term unemployed persons across five European countries. I continue to be fascinated by governing through numbers, such as benchmarking and categorisation. In HECAT (starting Feb 2020) we are going to explore the use of algorithms and artificial intelligence in labour market decicion-making in public employment services.
I am decidedly a qualitative scholar with in-depth experience in document analysis and interviews and using the software nVivo for coding. In terms of methodology and methods, I am particularly interested in what it implies to carry out 'critical' research as well how to develop quality criteria for qualitative research.
- Offentlig administration, styring og forvaltning
- Velfærdsstat, Velfærdssamfund
Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift › Anmeldelse › Forskning
Legitimation as justification: Foregrounding public philosophies in explanations of gradual ideational change
Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskrift › Tidsskriftartikel › Forskning › peer review
Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapport › Bog › Forskning › peer review
Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapport › Bidrag til rapport › Forskning
Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapport › Rapport › Forskning
Projekter pr. år
01/02/2020 → 01/01/2023
Projekter: Projekt › Forskning
Aktiviteter pr. år
Aktivitet: Tale eller præsentation › Foredrag og mundtlige bidrag
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