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.

Publication network Recent external collaboration on country level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots.

Research Output 2014 2019

Africa and the Backlash Against International Courts

Gissel, L. E. & Brett, P., 2019, (Submitted) Zed Books.

Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

Amaoti and Pumwani: Studying urban informality in South Africa and Kenya

Kaarsholm, P. & Frederiksen, B. F., 2019, In : African Studies. 78, 1, p. 51-73 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Aspiration, exclusion and belonging in South Africa and Kenya: Introduction

Kaarsholm, P., 2019, In : African Studies. 78, 1, p. 1-5 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Projects 1997 2021

EUMENIA: EU Middle East Network In Action

Pace, M., Bouris, D., Isleyen, B., Matthies-Boon, V., Sen, S., Huber, D. & Barghouti, K.


Project: Research

Activities 2015 2019

Gentænk velfærden - Demokratisk disruption

Silas Harrebye (Speaker)
26 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Nye former for demokratisk deltagelse

Silas Harrebye (Speaker)
21 May 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution

Eksperthøring om borgerforslag på Christiansborg

Silas Harrebye (Participant)
21 Jan 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganisation and participation in conference

Press / Media

Millenniumgenerationen går forrest

Silas Harrebye


2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Press / Media

Professor: Danmark legitimerer Assad-regimet med hjemsendelsespolitik

Sune Haugbølle


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media

Nordiske naboer lader syrere blive

Sune Haugbølle


1 item of media coverage

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

Harry Hodson Prize

Line Engbo Gissel (Recipient), 2006

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Honorary Professor

Michelle Pace (Recipient), 2 Dec 2016

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions