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:
Sara Dahlman; Erik Mygind du Plessis; Emil Husted; Sine Nørholm Just / Alternativity as Freedom : Exploring Tactics of Emergence in Alternative Forms of Organizing.
In: Human Relations, 24.2.2022
Journal article > peer review
Emil Husted; Majken Mac / Instituting Deliberation : Three Stages of Bottom-up Policymaking in Denmark’s Alternative Party.
In: Soziologie der Parteien: Neue Zugänge zu einer alten Organisationsform des Politischen. . ed. /Jenni Brichzin; Jasmin Siri. Wiesbaden : Springer VS 2022, p. 59-80 (Politische Soziologie)
Book chapter > peer review
Ursula Plesner; Emil Husted / L'organizzazione digitale
Bologna : Il Mulino 2022, 320 p.
Book > peer review
Linea M. Petersen; Sine Nørholm Just; Emil Husted / Redistributive Solidarity? : Exploring the Utopian Potential of Unconditional Basic Income.
In: Critical Sociology, 1.3.2022
Journal article > peer review
Emil Husted / Alternative Organization and Neo-normative Control : Notes on a British Town Council.
In: Culture and Organization, Vol. 27, No. 2, 3.2021, p. 132-151
Journal article > peer review
Emil Husted (Editor) ; Justine Grønbæk Pors (Editor) / Eklektiske analysestrategier
Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2021, 320 p.
Anthology > peer review
Emil Husted; Ursula Plesner / Et eklektisk blik på politisk organisering : Diskursteori, materiel semiotik og affektteori.
In: Eklektiske analysestrategier. ed. /Emil Husted; Justine Grønbæk Pors . Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2021, p. 87-112
Book chapter > peer review
Justine Grønbæk Pors; Emil Husted / Når problemer kalder på samtænkning : Indledende tanker om eklekticisme som samfundsfaglig analysestrategi.
In: Eklektiske analysestrategier. ed. /Emil Husted; Justine Grønbæk Pors . Frederiksberg : Samfundslitteratur 2021, p. 13-38
Book chapter > peer review
Birke Otto; Christian Garmann Johnsen; Emil Husted; Justine Grønbæk Pors; Jette Sandager; Lena Olaison; / Pasts, Presents and Futures of Critical Publishing
In: Ephemera: Theory & politics in organization, Vol. 21, No. 4, 2021, 21 p., p. 1-21
Editorial > peer review
Emil Husted; Mona Moufahim; Martin Fredriksson / Political Parties and Organization Studies : The Party as a Critical Case of Organizing.
In: Organization Studies, 30.4.2021
Journal article > peer review
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