Organization profile

Organisation profile

Researchers in the Global Political Sociology (GPS) group study contemporary political dynamics across the globe to better in terms of both formal and informal institutions governance. We use interdisciplinary approaches to understand politics of the present and the past. Research themes include state-society relations such as political mobilization, transnational networks and media, security, borders, transitional justice, and charismatic leadership. Group members are engaged in international research projects on economic hubs in Somalia; Syrian transnational political culture; state-building and state-less-society relations in Palestine; Indian Ocean networks of free and unfree labour; religion, regulation and consumption in the context of global Islam and Hinduism; the politics of gender in Africa; land rights and investment in Africa; contentious politics; transitional justice; and fragile states in East Africa.

The aim of the group is to develop the skills of members by sharing work and engaging in critical dialogue about theoretical trends and currents. It is the group’s ambition to position global political sociology at Roskilde University to the outside world by publicizing lectures and inviting guest speakers from time to time.

We believe the scope of research interests in GPS reflect the strength of international research at RUC, which should be highlighted and supported to provide answers to urgent global challenges; develop its interdisciplinary range; get better support for research applications through collaboration with other universities, and establish a joint Bruxelles lobby.

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Research Output 2014 2019

Green Governmentality: from bazaars to hypermarkets in India

Fischer, J. 2019 (Accepted/In press) The Routledge Companion To Anthropology in Management. Mir, R. & Fayard , A-L. (eds.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Talent, Teams and Training: Managing Muslim Markets in Malaysia and Singapore

Fischer, J. 2019 (Accepted/In press) The Political Economy of Brain Drain and Talent Capture: Evidence from Malaysia and Singapore. Tyson, A. (ed.). Routledge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Debating halal in contemporary Denmark

Fischer, J., Harper, K. (ed.) & Siniscalchi, V. (ed.) 2018 FOOD VALUES IN EUROPE: ECONOMIES, IDEOLOGIES, AND POWER IN PRACTICE. Bloomsbury Academic

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapter

Projects 2014 2021

Activities 2015 2018

Mediterranean Politics editorial board meeting (Event)

Pace, M. (Editor)
7 May 2018

Activity: ResearchEditor of Research journal

The EU-Turkey deal and the impact on refugee children

Pace, M. (Lecturer)
21 Feb 2018

Activity: Lecture and oral contribution

Københavns Universitet

Thomassen, B. (Visiting researcher)
1 Jan 2018 → …

Activity: Visiting an external academic institution

Press / Media

What is Most Important to you? Peace or Justice

Line Engbo Gissel


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Kenya efter valget: Kenyattas kontrolregime når nye alarmerende højder

Jacob Rasmussen & Marie Ladekjær Gravesen


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media


Den Gyldne Kaffekande 2016 - the Golden Coffee Cup Award for Best Supervisor - 2016

Michelle Pace (Recipient), 16 Sep 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Honorary Professor

Michelle Pace (Recipient), 2 Dec 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions