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 Short CV


John Andersens research is focussed on poverty research, citizens partication, planning studies and in particular empowerment strategies in urban regeneration.

His preferred methodology is case studies and empowermentevaluation.

He participated for Roskilde University in the 4.th framework program Urban Redevelopment and Social Polarisation in the City (URSPIC) and in 6.th EU framework Coordinated Action project KATARSIS  " Social innovation in the knowledge society"  He has also worked for the EU Commission, DG.V under the Third  European Poverty Programme (Poverty 3) 1991-1994.

 His publications includes Andersen, J. and Pløger. J. 2007. ‘The Dualism of Urban Governance in Denmark', European Planning Studies 15:10, Andersen, J and  Siim, B 2004. (eds.): Politics of inclusion and empowerment. Palgrave and Andersen J. 2003. ‘Gambling Politics or Successful Entrepeneurialism?, The Orestad in Copenhagen', in Moulaert, Swingedouw and Rodriquez (eds.) The Globalized City: Economic Restructuring and Social Polarization in European Cities, Oxford: Oxford University Press.




  • Labour market
  • employment policy
  • Welfare state, Welfare society
  • Poverty
  • empowerment
  • social innovation
  • Traffic, Transportation
  • Public administration
  • Physical planning, Urban studies
  • ghettoization
  • Gender studies, Ethnicity, Equal rights
  • Economics, Politics
  • Employment policy
  • Housing policy

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