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:
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
Journal article > peer review
Oana Brindusa Albu; Hans Krause Hansen / Three Sides of the Same Coin : Datafied Transparency, Biometric Surveillance, and Algorithmic Governmentalities.
In: Critical Analysis of Law, Vol. 8, No. 1, 4.2021, p. 9-24
Journal article > peer review
Richard Weiskopf; Hans Krause Hansen / Metrics, Algorithmic Governmentality and the (Shrinking) Space of Ethics : The Example of People Analytics.
Paper presented at 36th EGOS Colloquium 2020, 2020
Paper > peer review
Hans Krause Hansen; Julie Uldam / Anticipatory Governance and Datafication in Transnational Policing : The Case of Europol.
Paper presented at 6th European Workshops in International Studies. EWIS 2019, 2019
Hans Krause Hansen; Richard Weiskopf / From Universalizing Transparency to the Interplay of Transparency Matrices : Critical Reflections on the Chinese Social Credit System and other Unsettling Phenomena.
Paper presented at 35th EGOS Colloquium 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Mikkel Flyverbom; Hans Krause Hansen / Policing and Anticipatory Transparency : On Digital Transformations, Proactive Governance and Logics of Temporality.
In: Der Transparenz-Imperativ: Normen – Praktiken – Strukturen. . ed. /Vincent August; Fran Osrecki. Wiesbaden : Springer VS 2019, p. 171-186
Book chapter > peer review
Hans Krause Hansen / Arcane and Effective, but How? : On the Power of Lists, List Contests and Data Controversies in the Formation of Transnational Governance Spaces.
Paper presented at 59th ISA Annual Convention, 2018
Paper > peer review
Hans Krause Hansen; Anne Vestergaard / On the Contest of Lists and Their Governing Capacities : How ‘Tax Havens’ Became ‘Secrecy Jurisdictions’.
In: Education by the Numbers and the Making of Society: The Expertise of International Assessments. . ed. /Sverker Lindblad; Daniel Pettersson; Thomas S. Popkewitz. New York : Routledge 2018, p. 35-52
Book chapter > peer review
Hans Krause Hansen / Policing Corruption Post- and Pre-crime : Collective Action and Private Authority in the Maritime Industry.
In: Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, Vol. 25, No. 1, 2018, p. 131-156
Journal article > peer review
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