Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy

  • Center for Skole- og Velfærdsledelse
Niels Åkerstrøm

Room: POR/18.B-4.150

Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen is professor in political management at Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy, CBS. He is the research director of the politics group at MPP. His field is public administration and welfare management in a very broad sense, which he approaches through Luhmann’s systems theory, Laclau’s discourse theory and Derrida’s deconstruction. He has been working on topics such as the “Hetrophonic welfare organizations”, “polycentricism and the supervisions state”, ‘intimization of management’, “contractualization of citizenship”, “management of feelings and interpenetration”, “partnerships as second order promises”, “games as technologies of potentiality”, “towards a playful form of hyper-responsibility”, “hybrid governance”.


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Primary research areas
  • Welfare management
  • Public administration, its boundaries and polycentrism
  • Management of self-management
  • Intimization of management, including management of feelings
  • Play and management of potentiality
Administrative tasks

Research Director of the Public Management and Politics Group at MPP

Curriculum Vitae
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  • HA(kom): Samtidsdiagnostik.
  • PKL: introkursus og analysestrategi
  • PKL
Selected publications
  • Hybrid forms of governance
  • Power at play
  • Partnerships: machines of possibility
  • Discursive analytical strategies
  • Who is Yum-Yum? (in Ephemera)
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Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Erik Højbjerg; Anders la Cour / Post-foundationalism, Systems Theory and the Impossibility of Critique
In: Discourse, Culture and Organization: Inquiries into Relational Structures of Power. . ed. /Tomas Marttila. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2019, p. 343-366 (Postdisciplinary Studies in Discourse)
Book chapter > peer review
Justine Grønbæk Pors; Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen / Potentialisierung organisieren : Die Entstehung eines neuen Wohlfahrtstaatsregimes?.
Wiesbaden : Springer VS 2019, 327 p. (Organisationssoziologie)
Book > peer review
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Justine Grønbæk Pors / Niklas Luhmann
2.ed.København : Djøf Forlag 2018, 150 p.
Book > peer review
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen (Editor) ; Henrik Kaare Nielsen (Editor) / Afrika : Festskrift til Johannes Andersen.
Gistrup : Den selvejende institution GRUS 2017, 116 p. (Grus, No. ∞, Vol. Særnummer)
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen / Borgeren i forvaltningens centrifuge
In: Afrika: Festskrift til Johannes Andersen. . ed. /Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Henrik Kaare Nielsen. Gistrup : Den selvejende institution GRUS 2017, p. 64-71 (Grus, No. ∞, Vol. Særnummer)
Book chapter
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen / Hvem er borgeren i Centrum?
Net publication - Internet publication
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Peter Kjær / Hvordan at... : RUC, COS og IDIOT-arbejdet.
In: Spor - i forskning og politik: Festligt skrift til Ove Kaj Pedersen. . ed. /Bo Bøgeskov; Finn Junge-Jensen; Uffe Østergaard. København : Djøf Forlag 2017, p. 17-30
Book chapter
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Justine Grønbæk Pors / Kære ledere og organisationer : Gør som vi siger – vær selvstændige og tænk ud af boksen.
Net publication - Internet publication
Justine Grønbæk Pors; Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen / Niklas Luhmann
København : Djøf Forlag 2017, 162 p.
Book > peer review
Niels Åkerstrøm Andersen; Justine Grønbæk Pors / On the History of the Form of Administrative Decisions : How Decisions Begin to Desire Uncertainty.
In: Management & Organizational History, Vol. 12, No. 2, 2017, p. 119-141
Journal article > peer review
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