Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

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

Room: POR/18.B-4.130

I study the relationship between capitalism, democracy, and civil society in a global perspective with emphasis on similarities and differences between the Nordic countries and the rest of the world – not least China.

Among the questions that currently interest me the most are: What is the relationship between civil society and democracy? What room is there for democratic principles within business enterprises? How does the climate crisis challenge democracy?

I am involved in several research projects (Getting to Norden, CISTAS, Longlinks) that study why the Nordic countries have developed civil societies and forms of governance that have historically proven efficient for handling the tension between capitalist market economies and democratic ideals.

I am a sociologist with a PhD in political science. But I prefer to work across social scientific disciplinary boundaries drawing on mixed methods (qualitative and quantitative) – as I find this approach helpful when studying the impact of political and economic ideas on social processes.

My theoretical interest is republican political thought – and how it can be used to transform our understanding of the relationship between state, market, and civil society.

Primary research areas
  • Comparative Political Economy      
  • The governance of civil society
  • Business and democracy
  • China
  • The Nordic model
  • Republican political and economic thought
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Comparative Political Economy (International Business and Politics, 2nd Year) – coordinator
  • Research Design and Quantitative Methods (Business Administration and Sociology, 1st Year) - supervisor
Selected publications

Mulvad, A. M. & Stahl, R. M. (2020) Civilizing Left Populism: Towards a Theory of Plebeian Democracy, Constellations: Journal of Critical and Democratic Theory, forthcoming

Mulvad, A. M. (2019). Xiism as a hegemonic project in the making: Sino-communist ideology and the political economy of China’s rise. Review of International Studies, 45(3), 449-470.

Mulvad, A. M. (2018). China’s ideological spectrum: a two-dimensional model of elite intellectuals’ visions. Theory and Society, 47(5), 635-661.

Stahl, R. M., & Mulvad, A. C. M. (2015). What Makes Scandinavia Different?. Jacobin Magazine, 4 August, Available at:

Mulvad, A. (2015). Competing Hegemonic Projects within China's Variegated Capitalism:‘Liberal’Guangdong vs.‘Statist’Chongqing. New Political Economy20(2), 199-227.

Publications sorted by:
Andreas Møller Mulvad; Rune Møller Stahl / Civilizing Left Populism : Towards a Theory of Plebeian Democracy.
In: Constellations: an international journal of critical and democratic theory, Vol. 26, No. 4, 12.2019, p. 591-606
Journal article > peer review
Mathias Hein Jessen; Andreas Møller Mulvad / Corporate Constitutions : Danish Models of Corporate Legitimacy and Sustainability (DAMOCLES).
Paper presented at Neoliberalism in the Nordics – Developing an Absent Theme 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Lars Bo Kaspersen; Andreas Møller Mulvad / Konflikter
In: Sociologiens problemer: En grundbog. . ed. /Anders Blok; Carsten Bagge Laustsen. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2019, p. 637-660
Book chapter > peer review
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.
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