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
  •  nherited 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 philosophy
  • Political theology
  • Legal history
  • Forms and understandings of collectivity
  • Modern myths
Curriculum Vitae
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  • Reimagining Capitalism (elective)
  • Filosofisk Metode 3: Ontologi og Viden (HA(fil.))
  • Philosophy of Science (BSc IBP)
  • Erhvervsøkonomiens videnskabsteori (HA)
  • Magt og Kommunikation (Cand.soc. PKL)
  • Samfundsanalyse og -diagnostik: Teoretiske positioner (HA(kom))

Master theses and projects.

(Cand.merc.(fil); Cand.soc. PKL; MSc OIE; students from other programmes are welcome as well!)

Other teaching activities

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

Selected publications
  • “Det danske civilsamfund i spændingsfeltet mellem statscentralisme, pluralisme, og ‘dobbelt-demokrati’” in Civilsamfundet i Statens Skygge, Hans Reitzel, forthcoming (2020)
  • “Civilsamfundet som omdrejningspunkt for modernitetens dilemmaer og kampe” in Civilsamfundet i Statens Skygge, Hans Reitzel, forthcoming (2020)
  • “Past and Present Futures of Democracy: The Danish Peasants Movement as Democracy Instigator and Cultural Mythologizer” in Civil society –between concepts and empirical grounds, Routledge, forthcoming (2020)
  • “The modern conceptual history of civil society”, in Civil society –between concepts and empirical grounds, Routledge, forthcoming (2020)
  • “Masses on the Stages of Democracy. Democratic Promises and Dangers in Self-dramatizations of Masses”. Forthcoming in Thesis 11 (2020)
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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
Christiane Mossin / Historisk retstænkning og retsmetafysik : En fortolkning og udarbejdning af Carl Schmitts retsfilosofi på grundlag af en kritisk helhedslæsning af forfatterskabet.
Frederiksberg : Department of Business and Politics. Copenhagen Business School 2010, 138 p. (Working Paper / Department of Business and Politics, No. 69)
Working paper
Christiane Mossin / Den vestlige stat reflekteret gennem sine voldelige randfigurers prisme
In: Slagmark, No. 56, 2009, p. 148-153
Book review
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