mbcdbp

Department of Business and Politics

Martin Bæk
Carstensen
Associate professor


Room: POR/24.A-0.69
Tel:
+4538154261
E-mail: mbc.dbp@cbs.dk
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Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • The role of ideas in politics
  • Post crisis financial regulation
  • The Danish financial crisis
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Presentation

My primary theoretical interests lie within institutional theory and discursive instititutionalism. More speecifically I am interested in how ideas develop over time and after crises, and I am working on a theoretical approach able to capture both paradigmatic and more incremental forms of ideational change. Empirically I do work on the financial crisis 2007-, analysing how decision makers in smaller open economies in the Western world (not least Denmark) handled the uncertainty brought on by the crisis. In July 2012 I begin my project on 'Small States in the Perfect Storm' (funded by Carlsbergfondet).

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Selected publications
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2015) “Conceptualising ideational novelty: A relational approach”, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 17 (2): 284-297
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2013) ”Projecting from a fiction: The case of financial crisis in Denmark”, New Political Economy, 18 (4): 555-578
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2013) “Global in life, still national in death? Special bank resolution regimes after the crisis”, pp. 77-94 in Manuela Moschella and Eleni Tsingou (eds.) Great  Expectations, Small Transformations: Incremental change in financial governance, ECPR Press
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2012) "The relevance of an incremental approach to ideational change: A rejoinder to Liam Stanley", Political Studies, 60 (3): 720-728.
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2011) “Paradigm man vs. the bricoleur: an alternative vision of agency in ideational change”, European Political Science Review, 3 (1): 147-167
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2011) "Ideas are not as stable as political scientists want them to be: A theory of incremental ideational change", Political Studies, 59 (3), 596-615.
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2011) "New financial regulation in Denmark after the crisis, or: the politics of not really doing anything", Danish Yearbook of Foreign Policy, 106-129.
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2010) "The nature of ideas and why political scientists should care: Analysing the Danish jobcentre reform from an ideational perspective", Political Studies, 58 (5): 847-865
Publications & dissemination
2017
Martin B. Carstensen / Institutional Bricolage in Times of Crisis
In: European Political Science Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2017, p. 139-160
Journal article
2016
Martin B. Carstensen; Vivien Schmidt / Bringing ideas back in to historical institutionalism to explain endogenous institutional change
Paper presented at American Political Science Association, APSA Annual Meeting 2016, 2016
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Daniel Béland (Editor) ; Martin B. Carstensen (Editor) ; Leonard Seabrooke (Editor) / Ideas, Political Power, and Public Policy
Abingdon : Routledge 2016, 164 p. (Journal of European Public Policy, No. 3, Vol. 23) (Journal of European Public Policy Series)
Anthology
Daniel Béland; Martin B. Carstensen; Leonard Seabrooke / Introduction: Ideas, Political Power and Public Policy
In: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2016, p. 315-317
Journal article
Martin B. Carstensen; Matthias Matthijs / Of Paradigms and Power : British Economic Policy Making Since Thatcher.
Paper presented at American Political Science Association, APSA Annual Meeting 2016, 2016
Paper
Martin B. Carstensen; Vivien A. Schmidt / Power Through, Over and in Ideas : Conceptualizing Ideational Power in Discursive Institutionalism.
In: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 23, No. 3, 2016, p. 318-337
Journal article
Martin B. Carstensen / Små stater i den perfekte storm : Krisehåndtering, økonomisk troværdighed og Irland og Islands finansielle kriser.
In: Politica, Vol. 48, No. 3, 2016, p. 283-302
Journal article
Daniel Béland (Editor) ; Martin B. Carstensen (Editor) ; Leonard Seabrooke (Editor) / Special Issue: Ideas, Political Power and Public Policy
Abingdon : Routledge 2016, 156 p. (Journal of European Public Policy, No. 3, Vol. 23)
Anthology
2015
Martin B. Carstensen / Bricolage as an Analytical Lens in New Institutionalist Theory
In: Conceptualising Comparative Politics. ed. /Anthony Petros Spanakos; Francisco Panizza. New York : Routledge 2015, p. 46-67 (Conceptualising Comparative Politics, Vol. 4)
Book chapter
Martin B. Carstensen / Bringing Ideational Power into the Paradigm Approach : Critical Perspectives on Policy Paradigms in Theory and Practice.
In: Policy Paradigms in Theory and Practice: Discourses, Ideas and Anomalies in Public Policy Dynamics. . ed. /John Hogan; Michael Howlett. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 2015, p. 295-318 (Studies in the Political Economy of Public Policy)
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