Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

  • Center for Civil Society Studies
  • Center for Civilsamfundsstudier
Andreas Møller
Assistant professor

Room: POR/18.B-2.154

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.

Primary research areas
  • Comparative Political Economy
  • Historical Sociology
  • China
  • Scandinavia
  • Quantitative Research Methods
  • Social Theory
  • Republican Thought
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‘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 sorted by:
Andreas Møller Mulvad / Xiism as a Hegemonic Project in the Making : Sino-communist Ideology and the Political Economy of China's Rise.
In: Review of International Studies, Vol. 45, No. 3, 7.2019, p. 449-470
Journal article > peer review
Andreas Møller Mulvad / China’s Ideological Spectrum : A Two-dimensional Model of Elite Intellectuals’ Visions.
In: Theory and Society, Vol. 47, No. 5, 2018, p. 635–661
Journal article > peer review
Andreas Møller Mulvad; Rune Møller Stahl / The Myth of Bourgeois Democracy
In: From Financial Crisis to Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons. . ed. /Torsten Geelan; Marcos González Hernando; Peter William Walsh. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2018, p. 171-195
Book chapter > peer review
Lars Bo Kaspersen; Andreas Møller Mulvad / Towards a Figurational History of Leicester Sociology, 1954–1982
In: Sociology, Vol. 51, No. 6, 3.2018, p. 1186–1204
Journal article > peer review
Andreas Mulvad; Lars Bo Kaspersen / Towards a Neo-Eliasian Framework for Processual-Relational Sociology : The Case of Chinese Party-State Formation, 1920-1953.
Paper presented at XIX ISA World Congress of Sociology 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
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 > peer review
Andreas Møller Mulvad; Anton Grau Larsen; Christoph Ellersgaard / Tæm eliten : Fra magtelite til borgerdemokrati.
København : Informations Forlag 2017, 242 p.
Andreas Møller Mulvad / Hegemonic projects : Interventions on the Politics of Communist Elite Legitimation in China, 2008-2015.
København : Københavns Universitet 2016, 588 p. (Ph.d.-serien, No. 2016/7)
Ph.D. thesis
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 > peer review
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 > peer review