Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

  • Center for Civil Society Studies
  • Center for Civilsamfundsstudier
External lecturer

Room: POR/18.B-4.144
3171 7646

My research explores political, legal and cultural aspects of societal transformations while building on interdisciplinary approaches in the intersection between political philosophy and sociology, structural anthropology, law and legal history.

Currently, I am engaged in studying different forms of collectivity with a view to their implications for social order and change.

These studies are conducted through three overall prisms:

  • contemporary manifestations of collectivity — from mass phenomena of capitalism to particularized constellations of civil society
  • inherited discourses of collectivity — such as private law discourses of ‘legal persons’, anthropological discourses of ‘primitive’ versus ‘modern’ societies, or sociological discourses of ‘modern masses’ — and the demonizations/ idealizations they have engendered
  • fundamental issues of collective subjectivity vis-à-vis individual subjectivity— including tensions between life and language, ambiguities of categorical distinctions, and the role of sacralization and mythological exchange.

Theoretically, I draw on a variety of thinkers from the continental traditions of political, social and legal ideas. However, main sources of inspiration are: GWF. Hegel, Carl Schmitt, Theodor Adorno, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Georges Bataille, Jacques Derrida and Giorgio Agamben.

Primary research areas
  • Political theory and philosophy
  • Civil society and forms of collectivity
  • Constitutional principles of modern states
  • Legal history
  • Political theology


Curriculum Vitae
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  • Filosofi 3: Grundlagstænkning: Spørgsmål angående væren og viden (Questioning the fundamentals of being and knowledge) (HA(fil))
  • Transforming the Corporation (elective)
  • Magt og Kommunikation (Power and Communication) (Cand.soc. PKL)
  • Erhvervsøkonomiens videnskabsteori (Philosophy of Science and Business Research Methodology) (HA)
  • Bachelor- and master-level projects; master theses
  • HA(fil); Cand.merc.(fil); Cand.soc. PKL; MSc OIE
  • Students from other programmes are welcome as well.


Other teaching activities

I teach philosophy and social/ political theory at The Danish National School of Performing Arts and at The Danish Academy of Creative Writing (Forfatterskolen)

Selected publications
  • "Civilsamfundet som omdrejningspunkt for modernitetens dilemmaer og kampe”, in Civilsamfundet i Statens Skygge, Hans Reitzel (forthcoming Winter 2021/22)
  • “Dear Beatrice. The never written memoir of a guild socialist” in Georg Kamphausen (ed.) Zünfte und Golden Genossenschaften in Geschichte; Gegenwart und Zukunft. Velbrück Verlag (forthcoming Winter 2021/22)
  • “Explosive Publics in the Interzones of Political Theology and Political Mythology”, in Mitchell Dean, Stefan Schwarzkopf, Lotte List (ed), Political Theology Today, Bloomsbury (forthcoming 2022)
  • Masses on the Stages og Democracy. Democratic Promises and Dangers in Self-dramatizations of Masses (forthcoming in Thesis Eleven, issue 168, due in February 2022)
  • “Det danske civilsamfund i spændingsfeltet mellem statscentralisme, pluralisme, og ‘dobbelt-demokrati’” in Civilsamfundet i Statens Skygge, Hans Reitzel (forthcoming Winter 2021/22)
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Christiane Mossin / Ein Brief G.D.H. Coles an einen Freund
In: Genossenschaften in Vergangenheit, Gegenwart und Zukunft. ed. /Georg Kamphausen. Weilerswist-Metternich : Velbrück Wissenschaft 2021
Book chapter > peer review
Christiane Mossin / Masses on the Stages of Democracy : Democratic Promises and Dangers in Self-dramatizations of Masses.
In: Thesis Eleven, Vol. 167, No. 1, 12.2021, p. 58-76
Journal article > peer review
Christiane Mossin / Past and Present Futures of Democracy : The Danish Peasants’ Movement as Democracy Instigator and Cultural Mythologizer.
In: Civil Society: Between Concepts and Empirical Grounds. . ed. /Liv Egholm; Lars Bo Kaspersen. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 128-144 (Routledge Advances In Sociology)
Book chapter > peer review
Christiane Mossin / The Modern Conceptual History of Civil Society
In: Civil Society: Between Concepts and Empirical Grounds. . ed. /Liv Egholm; Lars Bo Kaspersen. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 31-47 (Routledge Advances In Sociology)
Book chapter > peer review
Christiane Mossin / Vergessene Potenziale assoziativen Lebens : Pluralismus, Funktionalismus und Freiheit bei G.D.H. Cole und H.J. Laski.
In: Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, Vol. 29, No. 3, 2016, p. 181-190
Journal article > peer review
Christiane Mossin / Heterogeneous Logics of Competition : Competition as a Socially Organizing Phenomenon Seen through the Prism of EU Rights.
In: Distinktion, Vol. 16, No. 2, 2015, p. 229-244
Journal article > peer review
Christiane Mossin / Interzones of Law and Metaphysics : Hierarchies, Logics and Foundations of Social Order Seen Through the Prism of EU Social Rights.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School [Phd] 2015, 858 p. (PhD series, No. 02.2015)
Ph.D. thesis
Christiane Mossin / Krise og subjektiv forarmelse : Den historiefilosofiske krisebevidstheds kollaps.
In: Kritik, No. 214, 2015, p. 6-17
Journal article > peer review
Christiane Mossin / Creation, Destruction and Continuity of Order
In: Rousseau and Revolution. ed. /Holger Ross Lauritsen; Mikkel Thorup. London : Continuum International Publishing Group 2011, p. 133-151 (Continuum Studies in Political Philosophy)
Book chapter > peer review
Christiane Mossin / Flexicurity mellem "historiens" og "forandringens" mysterier
In: Offentligt eller privat?: Historiske og aktuelle udfordringer i politik og økonomi. . ed. /Lars Bo Kaspersen; Joachim Lund; Ole Helby Petersen. København : Djøf Forlag 2010, p. 269-283
Book chapter > peer review
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