Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

  • Center for Civil Society Studies
Associate professor

Room: POR/18.B-4.127
E-mail: le.mpp@cbs.dk

My research is centered on how concepts, practices, and temporalities impact cultural and social organizing. I am especially interested in the way we conceptualize “the common good” and its implications for how we address and solve the (grand) challenges of our day by organizing the present and diagnosing the future. My research contributes to contemporary discussions of: civil society, “the common good,” philanthropic gift-giving practices, and temporalities, as well as more theoretical and methodological discussions rooted in a relational-processual approach inspired by cultural sociology, pragmatism, and semiotics. In my current research, I investigate how the negotiations of “The Common Good” are translated into civil action and civil organizing over time. Particularly, the research sheds lights on the social inclusion/exclusion mechanisms involved in the process, and its consequences for future social actions.

Primary research areas
  • The empirical and conceptual development of Civil Society
  • The changing forms and organizing of the Common Good
  • Philanthropy and Gift-giving practices
  • The development and methodological application of a pragmatist approach to grand challenges
  • Temporalities and the relational-processual approach
  • Processual Methodology
  • Microhistory
  • Philosophy of science in a broad sense


Curriculum Vitae
Link to this homepage
  • Philosophy of Science
  • Societal Actors` Issues and Agendas
  • Why culture matters
  • The Company in a Contextual Perspective
  • The logic of interaction
  •  Interdisciplinary Research Methods
  •  History of concepts
  •  Foundation of Communication
  •  Intercultural Communication
  •  Cultural analysis and theories

I teach at PhD, MSc and BSc level both mandatory and elective courses



I supervise at the PhD, MSc and BSc level and have done that for several years.

I have mainly supervised students from HA/Cand. merc. psyk., BLC, BSc Soc. and LPK at programmes from CBS and students from History and Anthropology from other universities.

I supervise at both the process and content level and expect the student(s) to turn up well prepared and always mail me a draft before supervision.

Other teaching activities

At CBS I have developed the BSc Soc. Programme; part of the HA Psyk programme and is part of the MPP Philosophy of Science group to develop PoS across different programmes. I am and have been part of several groups and research forums discussing university teaching and pedagogical philosophy in general and it-based teaching and teaching development in particular. I have a long track record of developing teaching programs at different universities.

Publications sorted by:
Liv Egholm / Civic Engagement in Scandinavia: Volunteering, Informal Help and Giving in Denmark, Norway and Sweden
In: Acta Sociologica, Vol. 65, No. 4, 11.2022, p. 460-462
Book review
Liv Egholm / Interstitial Institutions
In: Cultural Sociology, 4.11.2022
Journal article > peer review
Liv Egholm; Lars Bo Kaspersen / A Processual-relational Approach to Civil Society
In: Civil Society: Between Concepts and Empirical Grounds. . ed. /Liv Egholm; Lars Bo Kaspersen. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 3-30 (Routledge Advances In Sociology)
Book chapter > peer review
Liv Egholm (Editor) ; Lars Bo Kaspersen (Editor) / Civil Society : Between Concepts and Empirical Grounds.
Abingdon : Routledge 2021, 206 p. (Routledge Advances in Sociology)
Anthology > peer review
Lars Bo Kaspersen; Liv Egholm / Five Progressive Responses to the Grand Challenges of the 21st Century : An Introduction.
In: Thesis Eleven, Vol. 167, No. 1, 12.2021, p. 3-11
Journal article > peer review
Liv Egholm / Gift-Giving and Foundation-Owned Business
In: Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics. ed. /Deborah C. Poff; Alex C. Michalos. Cham : Springer 2021
Encyclopedia chapter > peer review
Liv Egholm / Interstitial Institutions : A Conceptual Development.
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Liv Egholm; Lars Bo Kaspersen / Introduction to the Special Issue ‘Beyond Civil Society’ : Advancing a Post-sectoral Conception of Civil Society - Moving Beyond Civil Society?.
In: International Journal of Politics, Culture, and Society, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2021, 6 p., p. 143–148
Editorial > peer review
Diego Coraiola; Liv Egholm / New Ghosts in Old Town : The Intertemporal Translation of Edinburgh’s South Bridge.
Paper presented at 37th EGOS Colloquium 2021, 2021
Paper > peer review
Liv Egholm / Philanthropy as the Co-creator of the Welfare State
In: Civil Society: Between Concepts and Empirical Grounds. . ed. /Liv Egholm; Lars Bo Kaspersen. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, p. 112-127 (Routledge Advances In Sociology)
Book chapter > peer review
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