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Jesper Dahl Kelstrup

MSc (Political Science) & PhD, Associate Professor

  • Universitetsvej 1, 25.2

    DK-4000 Roskilde


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My research focuses on European public policy with a special emphasis on the development of public and private think tanks. My research has been published in journals including Policy Sciences, Journal of Common Market Studies, International Journal of Public Administration and “Politik” and in monographies and book chapters at Routledge, Edward Elgar and “Djøf Forlag”.

I work as an Associate Professor in European Public Policy. Previously, I studied political science at the University of Copenhagen (MA 2008) and worked as a civil servant for Copenhagen City and the Ministry of Economic and Business Affairs (2008-2010). I hold a PhD from Roskilde University (2014).

Academic interests

  • Democratic theory
  • Document analysis
  • Evidencebased policy-making
  • European integration, europeanization and Brexit
  • Comparative politics
  • Mixed methods
  • New instituionalist theory
  • Political interest representation/lobbyism
  • Public Private Interaction
  • Think tanks


  • Public administration

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

Research Output 2007 2019

Computerbaseret dokumentanalyse

Kelstrup, J. D. & Lynggaard, K., 2019, Metoder i samfundsvidenskaberne. Kristensen, C. J. & Hussein, M. A. (eds.). 2 ed. Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur, p. 161-176 16 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

EU Think Tank Lobbying Strategies: Between Theoretical Advice and Practice

Kelstrup, J. D. & Dialer, D., 2019, Lobbying in the European Union: Strategies, Dynamics and Trends. Dialer, D. & Richter, M. (eds.). Springer, p. 445-459 15 p.

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

House United, House Divided: Explaining the EU’s Unity in the Brexit Negotiations

Jensen, M. C. D. & Kelstrup, J. D., 2019, In : Journal of Common Market Studies. 57, S1, p. 28-39 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Brexit and Denmark’s commitment to the single market

Kelstrup, J. D. & Jensen, M. C. D., 20 Mar 2018, UK in a Changing Europe.

Research output: Other contributionNet publication - Internet publicationCommunication

Open Access

Negotiating in a light room: Brexit from a Danish perspective

Jensen, M. C. D. & Kelstrup, J. D., 2018, Negotiating Brexit: Where Now?. Kassim, H. & Usherwood, S. (eds.). ESRC Economic & Social Research Council, p. 11-13 3 p.

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

Open Access

Projects 2017 2019

Activities 2015 2015

  • 1 Participation in workshop, seminar, course

Seminar om tænketanke

Jesper Dahl Kelstrup (Speaker)
26 Nov 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

Press / Media

Danmark bruger millioner på ansat i konservativ tænketank i USA

Jesper Dahl Kelstrup


2 items of Media coverage

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Forskere: Storbritannien kan håbe på aftale som Canadas

Jesper Dahl Kelstrup & Mads Christian Dagnis Jensen


1 Media contribution

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Vi får flere tænketanke. Men bidrager de også med nye tanker?

Jesper Dahl Kelstrup


2 items of Media coverage

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Danmark har fået endnu en tænketank

Jesper Dahl Kelstrup


1 item of Media coverage

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