Department of Organization

Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-4.78

My core research interest centers on the notion of 'political organization' in political parties, social movements, and activist networks. I am particularly interested in the organization of political parties and how radical parties manage the process of entering parliament and engaging in day-to-day politics without losing their radical identity. Empirically, I focus on political parties such as The Alternative in Denmark and Podemos in Spain, but I have also conducted empirical analyses of other political phenomena such as Occupy Wall Street and the Trump administration.

Primary research areas
  • Political organization
  • Radical politics
  • Political parties and social movements
  • Discourse theory
  • Digital technology and digital organizing


Curriculum Vitae
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Selected publications

Plesner, U. & Husted, E. (2019). Digital organizing: Revisiting themes in organization studies. London: Red Globe Press.

Husted, E. (2018). ’Some have ideologies, we have values’: The relationship between organizational values and commitment in a political party. Culture and Organization.

Cock, C., Just. S. & Husted, E. (2018). What’s he building? Activating the utopian imagination with Trump. Organization, 25(5): 671-680.

Husted, E. & Plesner, U. (2017). Spaces of open-source politics: Physical and digital conditions for political organization. Organization, 24(5): 648-670.

Swann, T. & Husted, E. (2017). Undermining anarchy: Facebook’s influence on anarchist principles of organization in Occupy Wall Street. The Information Society, 33(4): 192-204

Publications sorted by:
Andreas Kamstrup; Emil Husted / Crowdsourcing and Digital Platforms
In: Anarchism, Organization and Management: Critical Perspectives for Students. . ed. /Martin Parker; Konstantin Stoborod; Thomas Swann. Abingdon : Routledge 2020, p. 169-183
Book chapter > peer review
Ursula Plesner; Emil Husted / Digital Organizing : Revisiting Themes in Organization Studies.
London : Red Globe Press 2020, 272 p.
Book > peer review
Emil Husted / ‘Some Have Ideologies, We Have Values’ : The Relationship Between Organizational Values and Commitment in a Political Party.
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 26, No. 3, 5.2020, p. 175-195
Journal article > peer review
Erik Mygind du Plessis; Emil Husted / Five Challenges for Prefiguration Research
Paper presented at SASE 31st Annual Conference 2019, 2019
Paper > peer review
Emil Husted / Introduktion: Politiske partier på tværs af perspektiver
In: Politik, Vol. 22, No. 2, 2019, 9 p., p. 1-9
Editorial > peer review
Emil Husted / Party Organization in the Digital Age
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 19, No. 3, 2019, p. 651-662
Book review > peer review
Emil Husted; Mona Moufahim; Martin Fredriksson / Political Parties and Organization Studies
In: 11th International Critical Management Studies Conference “Precarious Presents, Open Futures”Milton Keynes : The Open University 2019, 2 p., p. 365-366
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Emil Husted; Andreas Kamstrup / Introduktion: Politiske rum
In: Politik, Vol. 21, No. 2, 2018, 6 p., p. 1-6
Emil Husted / Mobilizing ‘the Alternativist’ : Exploring the Management of Subjectivity in a Radical Political Party.
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 18, No. 4, 2018, p. 737-765
Journal article > peer review
Emil Husted / Time to Party?
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 18, No. 2, 2018, p. 383-395
Book review > peer review
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