Department of Organization

Martin Bæk
Associate professor

Room: KIL/14.A-3.45
E-mail: mbc.ioa@cbs.dk
martin bæk

My primary theoretical interests lie within institutional theory and discursive instititutionalism. More speecifically I am interested in how ideas develop over time and after crises, and I am working on a theoretical approach able to capture both paradigmatic and more incremental forms of ideational change. Empirically I do work on the financial crisis 2007-, analysing how decision makers in smaller open economies in the Western world (not least Denmark) handled the uncertainty brought on by the crisis. In July 2012 I begin my project on 'Small States in the Perfect Storm' (funded by Carlsbergfondet).

Primary research areas
  • The role of ideas in politics
  • Post crisis financial regulation
  • The Danish financial crisis
Administrative tasks

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Selected publications
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2015) “Conceptualising ideational novelty: A relational approach”, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 17 (2): 284-297
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2013) ”Projecting from a fiction: The case of financial crisis in Denmark”, New Political Economy, 18 (4): 555-578
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2013) “Global in life, still national in death? Special bank resolution regimes after the crisis”, pp. 77-94 in Manuela Moschella and Eleni Tsingou (eds.) Great  Expectations, Small Transformations: Incremental change in financial governance, ECPR Press
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2012) "The relevance of an incremental approach to ideational change: A rejoinder to Liam Stanley", Political Studies, 60 (3): 720-728.
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2011) “Paradigm man vs. the bricoleur: an alternative vision of agency in ideational change”, European Political Science Review, 3 (1): 147-167
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2011) "Ideas are not as stable as political scientists want them to be: A theory of incremental ideational change", Political Studies, 59 (3), 596-615.
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2011) "New financial regulation in Denmark after the crisis, or: the politics of not really doing anything", Danish Yearbook of Foreign Policy, 106-129.
  • Martin B. Carstensen (2010) "The nature of ideas and why political scientists should care: Analysing the Danish jobcentre reform from an ideational perspective", Political Studies, 58 (5): 847-865
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