Department of Management, Society and Communication

Hans Krause
PhD, Vice Head of Department

Room: DH.V.2.40

My research revolves around the role of non-state actors in global politics, and in a broader sense, around the changing boundaries between the public and private in politics and economic life. I am mainly inspired by constructivist and cultural studies approaches to the research of power and governance, including theories of practice and discourse.

Thematically, my current focus is on the proliferation of transparency and anti-corruption regimes, the role of 'soft' modes of governance including the development of voluntary standards, as well as how various political, economic and cultural practices have come to shape conceptions of uncertainty and risk within and around organizations. In recent research I have explored the power of numbers and numerical forms such as rankings in the global political economy, the management of corruption risks, the forms and practices of transparency in organizations, as well as critical perspectives on the role of corporate power in politics.

In terms of regional specialization I have done much of my research with a focus on local and regional dynamics in Latin America, specifically Mexico.


Primary research areas
  • Public and Private Governance
  • International Anti-corruption
  • Transparency Regimes
  • Cultural Studies
  • Practice Theory, Discourse Theory and Analysis
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At present I coordinate and teach the following courses:

  • Governance and Development (MSc. Business, Language and Cult4ure (BLC), Business and Development Studies)
  • Communication and Organizing (Kommunikation og Organisering, HA (psyk.)

I currently supervise three PhD students. I always welcome applications from potential PhD students working in the area of any of my core research themes.

I am also pleased to supervise undergraduate and graduate students with project and thesis ideas relating to my research expertise

Other teaching activities
  • Supervisor of projects at undergraduate and graduate levels (BSc. and MSc BLC; BSc. and MSc. IBP; HA (kom.) and cand.merc (kom.)
Selected publications
  • Hansen, H.K. and Porter, T. (2017) What Do Big Data Do in Global Governance? Global Governance - A Review of Multilateralism and International Organizations, 23(1): 31-42.
  • Uldam, J. and Hansen, H.K. (2017) Corporate Responses to Stakeholder Activism: Partnerships and Surveillance, Critical Perspectives on International Business, 13 (2): 151-165
  • Hansen, H.K. (2017) Anti-Corruption Governance and Global Business. In A. Rasche, M. Morsing and J. Moon, Corporate Social Responsibility: Strategy, Communication and Governance, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, p. 405-426
  • Hansen, H.K. (2015) Numerical Operations, Transparency Illusions and the Datafication of Governance. European Journal of Social Theory 18(2): 203-220
  • Hansen, H.K. and Flyverbom, M. (2015) The Politics of Transparency and the Calibration of Knowledge in the Digital Age. Organization 22 (6): 872-889
  • Hansen, H.K and Stachowicz-Stanusch, A., eds. (2013) New Modes of Corruption Control: A Role for the Private Sector? Special issue of Crime, Law and Social Change 60(2)
  • Hansen, H. K and Porter, T. (2012) What do numbers do in transnational governance? International Political Sociology 6(4): 406-426
  • Hansen, H.K. (2012) The Power of Performance Indices in the Global Politics of Anti-corruption. Journal of International Relations and Development, 15(4): 506-531
  • Hansen, H.K.  (2011) Managing Corruption Risk, Review of International Political Economy, 18 (2): 251–275
  • Hansen, H.K and Salskov-Iversen, D., eds. (2008) Critical Perspectives on Private Authority in Global Politics, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan
Publications sorted by:
Richard Weiskopf; Hans Krause Hansen / Algorithmic Governmentality and the Space of Ethics : Examples from 'People Analytics' .
In: Human Relations, Vol. 76, No. 3, 3.2023, p. 483-506
Journal article > peer review
Hans Krause Hansen / Governing Oceanic Space : Struggles of Classification and Valuation in Deep Sea Mining.
Paper presented at Comparing, Categorizing, Valuating, 2023
Paper > peer review
Hans Krause Hansen / Governing through Metrics in the Digital Age
In: Globalizations, Vol. 20, No. 1, 2023, p. 137-152
Journal article > peer review
Hans Krause Hansen; Julie Uldam / Assembling Transnational Policing : Europol's Anticipatory Governance.
In: Global Society, Vol. 36, No. 2, 4.2022, p. 281-299
Journal article > peer review
Hans Krause Hansen; Nanna Bonde Thylstrup / Bossware out of Nowhere? : Critical Reflections on Imaginaries of Surveillance at Work.
Paper presented at Imaginaries, 2022
Julie Uldam; Hans Krause Hansen / Imagining Digital Data : Policing and Social Media Intelligence.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Julie Uldam; Hans Krause Hansen / Imagining Digital Data : Policing and Social Media Intelligence.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonja Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2022 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Lars Thøger Christensen; Hans Krause Hansen / Modalities of Visibility and the Eclipse of Transparency
Paper presented at The 7th Global Conference on Transparency Research 2022. GCTR 2022, 2022
Paper > peer review
Hans Krause Hansen; Richard Weiskopf / From Universalizing Transparency to the Interplay of Transparency Matrices : Critical Insights from the Emerging Social Credit System in China.
In: Organization Studies, Vol. 42, No. 1, 1.2021, p. 109-128
Journal article > peer review
Sameer Azizi; Tanja Börzel; Hans Krause Hansen / Governance and Business-society Relations in Areas of Limited Statehood : An Introduction.
In: Business & Society, Vol. 60, No. 7, 9.2021, p. 1551-1572
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