Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

La Cour
Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-4.124

How welfare and management are coupled within both policy documents and everyday practices of different welfare services, represent to day the overall frame for my research. I investigate the dynamics that these different couplings gives occasion to within especially three empirical fields. First in relation to the state involvement with voluntary social work, second in relation to the Danish state meta-governance of the house associations in Denmark, and thirdly in relation to the emergence of new welfare technologies, that influences the welfare service of elderly people, which challenge our idea of what welfare can be.

Primary research areas
  • Welfare management
  • Policy of voluntarism
  • Specific welfare technologies
  • Management of volunteers
  • Management of eldercare
Curriculum Vitae
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Selected publications
  • The Love Affair Between the Policy and the Voluntary Organizations, in  Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen and Inger-Johanne Sand (eds.)"Hybrid Forms of Governance", Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
  • Information and Other Bodily Functions: Stool Records in Danish Residential Homes, in the journal "Science, Technology & Human Values, 36 (2), 2011, pp. 244-268.
  • The Euphemism and hypocrisy in Corporate Philanthropy, in the journal "Business Ethics - A European Review", 20(3), 2011, pp. 253-265.
  • Amateur Hour is Over, in the journal "Distinction - Scandinavian Journal of Social Theory", (21) 2010, pp. 71-91.
  • Voluntary Social Work as Paradox, in the journal "Acta Sociologica" 51(1), 2008, pp. 41-54.
Publications sorted by:
Michael Grothe-Hammer; Anders la Cour / Organization and Membership : Introduction to the Special Issue.
In: Systems Research and Behavioral Science, Vol. 37, No. 3, 2020, 6 p., p. 419-424
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Erik Højbjerg; Anders la Cour / Post-foundationalism, Systems Theory and the Impossibility of Critique
In: Discourse, Culture and Organization: Inquiries into Relational Structures of Power. . ed. /Tomas Marttila. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2019, p. 343-366 (Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse)
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Anders la Cour / The Management Quest for Authentic Relationships in Voluntary Social Care
In: Journal of Civil Society, Vol. 15, No. 1, 3.2019, p. 1-17
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Anders la Cour; Holger Højlund / Untimely Welfare Technologies
In: Nordic Journal of Working Life Studies, Vol. 9, No. S5, 2019, p. 69-87
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Anders la Cour / The Management Quest for Authentic Relationships in Voluntary Social Care
In: Book of Abstracts: Nordic Sociological Conference 2018. Aalborg : Aalborg Universitet 2018, 1 p., p. 102
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Anders la Cour / The Management Quest for Authentic Relationships in Voluntary Social Carey
Paper presented at 29th Nordic Sociological Association Conference. NSA 2018, 2018
Benny Olsen; Ole Jacobsen; Anders la Cour; Christine Jøker Lohmann; Claus Steinlein; Jens Evald; Jens Sejer Andersen; Louise Høst; Søren Knudsen; Søren Lüdeking; Thomas Bach / Dansk Boldspil-Unions politiske kommission rapport til bestyrelsen og repræsentantskabet
Brøndby : Dansk Boldspil-Union 2017, 38 p.
Anders la Cour; Maria Kirstine Stilling; Janus Hecht / Et forsvindingsnummer : Magiske usynlighedsteknologier i omsorgsarbejdet.
In: Når teknologier holder mere, end de lover: Kritiske perspektiver på ledelse af velfærd. . ed. /Anders La Cour; Susanne Boch Waldorff; Holger Højlund. København : Nyt fra Samfundsvidenskaberne 2017, p. 191-212
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Anders la Cour (Editor) ; Susanne Boch Waldorff (Editor) ; Holger Højlund (Editor) / Når teknologier holder mere, end de lover : Kritiske perspektiver på ledelse af velfærd.
København : Nyt fra Samfundsvidenskaberne 2017, 317 p.
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Holger Højlund; Anders la Cour / Om brugen af teknologier på plejehjem
In: Sundhed og magt: Perspektiver på biopolitik og ledelsesteknologi. . ed. /Mads Peter Karlsen; Kaspar Villadsen. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2017, p. 269-299
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Research Projects
Outside activities
  • Ringkøbing/Skjern Kommune 2018 – 2020: Research and education
  • Boligselskabernes Landsforening (BL) & Momsfonden, 2011-2020: Research