Department of Business and Politics

Andreas Møller
Assistant professor

Room: POR/18.B-0.116
Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Historical Sociology
  • China
  • Scandinavia
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Social Theory
  • Republican Thought
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I study the historical emergence and sociological dynamics of competing ‘varieties of capitalism’. So far my work has focused mainly on post-Maoist China, and Scandinavia (as part of the CISTAS research group, see link). My aim is to emphasize the always politically contested nature of national development projects and varieties of capitalism. This requires in-depth, comparative mapping of national fields of ideological and political contestation as they develop historically. I am particularly interested in the complicated relationship between capitalism and democracy. My theoretical pet project is to raise awareness of popular republicanism, a radical democratic political tradition that has today been eclipsed by liberalism. Preferred research methods include: Social networks analysis, qualitative interviews, and archival work.


‘Sociology: Asian Societies in Comparative Perspective’ (Asian Studies Programme, 1st Year) – convenor

Selected publications
  1. Mulvad, A. (2015). Competing Hegemonic Projects within China's Variegated Capitalism:‘Liberal’Guangdong vs.‘Statist’Chongqing. New Political Economy20(2), 199-227.
  2. Mulvad, A. (2016). From Deng to the demos? Han Dongfang’s Laborism, Wen Tiejun’s peasantism, and the future of capitalism and democracy in China. Capital & Class, 0309816816667426.
  3. Kaspersen, L. B., & Mulvad, A. M. (2016). Towards a Figurational History of Leicester Sociology, 1954–1982. Sociology, 0038038516648550.
  4. Stahl, R. M., & Mulvad, A. C. M. (2015). What Makes Scandinavia Different?. Jacobin Magazine, 4 August, Available at:
  5. Kaspersen, L. B. & Mulvad, A. M. (2013) 'Makrosociologiske Nyklassikere: Immanuel Wallerstein og Michael Mann', in H. Andersen & L. B. Kaspersen (red.) Klassisk og Moderne Samfundsteori, København: Hans Reitzels Forlag, 5. ed., 571-599.
Publications & dissemination
Andreas Møller Mulvad / From Deng to the Demos? : Han Dongfang’s Laborism, Wen Tiejun’s Peasantism, and the Future of Capitalism and Democracy in China.
In: Capital and Class, Vol. 41, No. 1, 2017, p. 23-49
Journal article
Andreas Møller Mulvad / Kinas historiske erfaring og den globale demokratikrise : Et interview med Wang Hui.
In: Slagmark, No. 74, 2016, p. 179-195
Journal article
Lars Bo Kaspersen; Andreas Møller Mulvad / Towards a Figurational History of Leicester Sociology, 1954–1982
In: Sociology, 14.6.2016
Journal article
Andreas Møller Mulvad / Competing Hegemonic Projects within China's Variegated Capitalism : ‘Liberal’ Guangdong vs.‘Statist’Chongqing.
In: New Political Economy, Vol. 20, No. 2, 2015, p. 199-227
Journal article