Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy
Political Management group
The Politics group approaches governance and management in society from a variety of transdisciplinary perspectives. The mission of the politics group is to observe and analyse the political in organizations, in governance and management practices, in economic reasoning, and in business and welfare alterations. The observation of the political is pursued historically as well as in relation to contemporary developments. Politics is understood as the constitutive moment of the social and the power of definition, located in any social sphere and can be found in transnational and national governmental, non-governmental and private spheres where boundaries are continuously constituted, contested and changed. In particular, our research focus is on how boundaries between logics of social fields are put at stake by ways of governing and managing rationalities i.e. economic, legal, political, moral, religious and scientific. These boundaries can, for example, be public/private, government/citizen, organization/employee, public sector/civil society, national/transnational, or secular/religious. We engage with traditional and alternative forms of organising and decision making in order to show how fundamental assumptions, values and practices are put at stake. We analyse governance and management in society but also how society is put at stake in governance and management.
The Politics group seeks to influence society and societal processes through high quality teaching, research and dissemination, through an inclusive research and teaching environment that is open and curious towards new approaches, theories and methods. We strive to educate innovative and responsive leaders in both the public, private and civil society domain that are reflexive about the political aspect of corporate and welfare management and governance.
Business´ contribution to society
Management of voluntary organizations
Governance technologies and forms of practices
Alternative economics and forms of organizing
The emergence of civil society
Professor Poul Fritz Kjær
Anders La Cour, Dorthe Pedersen, Justine Grønbæk Pors, Liv Egholm, Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen, Niels Thyge Thygesen, Cristine Dyhrberg Højgaard, Dimitra Makri Andersen, Eileen Murphy, Jette Sandager, Martin Friis Nielsen, Sara Dahlman, Christiane Mossin, Maj Grasten, Haldor Byrkjeflot, Lars Bo Kaspersen, Sine Nørholm Just, Anders Sevelsted, Erik Mygind du Plessis, Lara Monticelli, Mathias Hein Jessen, Luisa Hedler, Alice Neusiedler, Lotte List, Stefan Schwarzkopf, Jannick Friis Christensen, Thomas Biebricher, Charlotte Cator, Anne Cecilie Kvium, Maja Gildin Zuckermann.