Institut for Business Humaniora og Jura
Mitchell Dean (PhD, UNSW, 1988) is a political and historical sociologist with an international research reputation and management and teaching experience across the humanities and social sciences in university and business school contexts. He has held Professorships in Sociology at Macquarie University (Sydney) and the University of Newcastle, and has been Professor of Public Governance since December 2012, and Head of the Department since March 2019, at the Copenhagen Business School. He was Dean of the Division of Society, Culture, Media and Philosophy at Macquarie University in Sydney for seven years (2002-2009).
Dean has many publications in leading international journals in Europe, Britain, Australia and North America, in sociology and other disciplines. He has authored eight books and edited two others, including Governmentality: Power and Rule in Modern Society (Sage 2010, 2nd edition), cited in the first edition of Foucault’s lectures on the topic and the Oxford English Dictionary. He also co-edited with Barry Hindess the first national collection of studies of governmentality (Governing Australia. Studies in Contemporary Rationalities of Government, Cambridge University Press, 1998). Published in five languages, his books have been widely reviewed and highly cited. Among his recent books, The Last Man Takes LSD: Foucault and the End of Revolution (Verso 2021, with Daniel Zamora) has been reviewed and discussed at length in The Los Angeles Times, The New Statesman, The Spectator, Libération, Il Manifesto, Information (DK) and elsewhere.
Dean has written for broader publics including in The Guardian, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Australian Financial Review, and the Telos Press and Stanford University Press blogs. He has broad experience with successful research supervision and examination. He has taught and led the development of sociological education at three universities and all levels. He has given keynotes, invited lectures and seminars at many leading universities in Europe, North America, the United Kingdom, Asia and Australia. He has over 23,000 citations on Google Scholar. He is an active member of the editorial advisory boards of both Economy and Society and Theory, Culture and Society.
- Public Governance
- Concepts and approaches to power
- Governing in liberal democracies
- Sovereignty and states
- Social and political thought
Due to my management role, I am currently unavailable for teaching or bachelor and master supervision. I have taught in political communication, business philosophy, social theory, introduction sociology and public governance at CBS.
I am currently principal supervisor on two projects on urban policies in Amsterdam and EU border data services and have recently supervised completed projects on signs and the economic imagination, and pre-figurative politics (both at CBS), and volunteer tourism, governing women on release from prison, the genealogy of child protection, and the legal governance of the family farm in Australia (at Macquarie University). I am open to a wide range of PhD topics and perspectives. I have supervised ten PhD projects to completion.
- Mitchell Dean, Lotte List and Stefan Schwarzkopf, eds. (2023) Political Theology Today: one hundred years after Carl Schmitt. London: Bloomsbury
- Mitchell Dean and Daniel Zamora (2021) The Last Man Takes LSD: Foucault and the end of revolution. London: Verso
- Mitchell Dean (2019) ‘What is Economic Theology? : A New Governmental-political Paradigm?’, Theory, Culture & Society 36 (3): 3-26
- Mitchell Dean (2018) ‘Oath and Office’, Telos 185: 67-91
- Mitchell Dean (2017) ‘Political Acclamation, Social Media and the Public Mood’, European Journal of Social Theory, 20 (3): 417–434.
- Mitchell Dean and Kaspar Villadsen (2016) State Phobia and Civil Society: the political legacy of Michel Foucault. Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press.
- Mitchell Dean (2015) ‘The Malthus Effect : Population and the Liberal Government of Life’, Economy and Society, 44 (1): 18-39.
- Mitchell Dean (2013) The Signature of Power: sovereignty, governmentality and biopolitics. London: Sage.
- Mitchell Dean (2010) Governmentality: power and rule in modern society, revised 2nd edition. London: Sage.
I: Political Theology Today: 100 Years after Carl Schmitt. . red. /Mitchell Dean; Lotte List; Stefan Schwarzkopf. London : Bloomsbury Academic 2023, s. 1-10
London : Bloomsbury Academic 2023, 256 s.
I: Political Theology , Vol. 24, Nr. 1, 2.2023, s. 82-97
I: Political Theology Today: 100 Years after Carl Schmitt. . red. /Mitchell Dean; Lotte List; Stefan Schwarzkopf. London : Bloomsbury Academic 2023, s. 13-29
I: Political Theology , 8.11.2022
I: Domani, 3.6.2021, s. 14
I: The Globality of Governmentality: Governing an Entangled World. . red. /Jan Busse. Abingdon : Routledge 2021, s. 85-102 (The New International Relations)
London : Verso 2021, 256 s.
London : Guardian News and Media Ltd. 15.6.2021
I: Thesis Eleven, Vol. 159, Nr. 1, 8.2020, s. 144-147
I: The Routledge Handbook of Economic Theology. red. /Stefan Schwarzkopf. Abingdon : Routledge 2020, s. 154-162 (Routledge International Handbooks)
I: Introduction to Political Sociology. red. /Benedikte Brincker. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2019, s. 73-92
Montreal : Lux Editeur 2019, 224 s. (Futur proche)
Abstract from The 3rd Nordic Challenges Conference, 2019
I: South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. 118, Nr. 2, 2019, s. 325-342
I: Theory, Culture & Society, Vol. 36, Nr. 3, 5.2019, s. 3-26
I: Digital Cultures: Knowledge / Culture / Technology: Conference Program and Book of Abstracts. Lüneburg : Leuphana University of Lüneburg 2018, 2 s., s. 122-123
I: The SAGE Handbook of Neoliberalism. red. /Damien Cahill; Melinda Cooper; Martijn Konings; David Primrose. London : SAGE Publications 2018, s. 40-53
I: Telos, Nr. 185, 1.2018, s. 67-91
I: International Political Sociology: Transversal Lines. . red. /Tugba Basaran; Didier Bigo; Emmanuel-Pierre Guittet; R. B. J. Walker. Abingdon : Routledge 2017, s. 83-105 (Routledge Studies in International Political Sociology, Vol. 1)
: Syndicate Network 26.2.2017
I: The Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Social Theory. red. /Bryan S. Turner; Chang Kyung-Sup; Cynthia F. Epstein; Peter Kivisto; J. Michael Ryan; William Outhwaite. Chichester : Wiley-Blackwell 2017 (Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedias in Social Sciences, Vol. 1)
I: European Political Science, Vol. 16, Nr. 2, 6.2017, s. 263-286
I: Sundhed og magt: Perspektiver på biopolitik og ledelsesteknologi. . red. /Mads Peter Karlsen; Kaspar Villadsen. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2017, s. 179-212
I: European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, Vol. 4, Nr. 2, 2017, s. 200-222
I: European Journal of Social Theory, Vol. 20, Nr. 3, 8.2017, s. 417–434
I: Foucault and the Modern International: Silences and Legacies for the Study of World Politics. . red. /Philippe Bonditti; Didier Bigo; Frédéric Gros. New York : Palgrave Macmillan 2017, s. 97-114 (The Sciences Po Series in International Relations and Political Economy)
I: Rethinking Neoliberalism: Resisting the Disciplinary Regime. . red. /Sanford F. Schram; Marianna Pavlovskaya. New York : Routledge 2017, s. 23-40
I: Telos, Vol. 2017, Nr. 179, 2017, s. 9-32
I: Foucault and Neoliberalism. red. /Daniel Zamora; Michael C. Behrent. Cambridge : Polity Press 2016, s. 85-113
Stanford : Stanford University Press 2016, 196 s.
2.red.Moscow : SAGE Publications 2016, 592 s.
I: Studying the Agency of Being Governed: Methodological Reflections. . red. /Stina Hansson; Sofie Hellberg; Maria Stern. Abingdon : Routledge 2015, s. 191-196 (Interventions: International Journal of Postcolonial Studies)
I: Sociología Histórica, Nr. 5, 2015, s. 165-193
I: History and Theory, Vol. 54, Nr. 3, 2015, s. 389-403
I: Kommunerne i krydsild. red. /Søren Villadsen. Frederiksberg : Nyt fra Samfundsvidenskaberne 2015, s. 147-182
I: Foucault Studies, Nr. 20, 12.2015, s. 356-366
I: Social Service Review, Vol. 89, Nr. 2, 2015, s. 368-392
I: Economy and Society, Vol. 44, Nr. 1, 2.2015, s. 18-39
I: Klassisk og moderne organisationsteori. red. /Signe Vikkelsø; Peter Kjær. København : Hans Reitzels Forlag 2014, s. 359-382
I: Journal of Political Power, Vol. 7, Nr. 3, 2014, s. 433-442
I: Journal of Sociology, Vol. 50, Nr. 2, 2014, s. 150-163
Abstract from The Second Workshop on the Analysis of Bureaucracy in Society, 2014
I: The Unacceptable. red. /John Potts; John Scannell. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan 2013, s. 23-44
Los Angeles : SAGE Publications 2013, 254 s.
I: Neoliberalism: Beyond the Free Market. . red. /Damien Cahill; Lindy Edwards; Frank Stilwell. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2012, s. 69-89
I: Theory, Culture & Society, Vol. 29, Nr. 3, 2012, s. 145-158
I: Constellations: an international journal of critical and democratic theory, Vol. 19, Nr. 3, 2012, s. 401-420
I: Journal of Political Power, Vol. 5, Nr. 1, 2012, s. 101-117
I: Risiko, politik og miljø i det moderne samfund: En antologi om en aktuel kontrovers. . red. /Kurt Aagaard Nielsen; Anni Greve; Finn Hansson; Klaus Rasborg. Frederiksberg : Forlaget Sociologi 1999, s. 212-243
I: Thesis Eleven, Vol. 148, Nr. 1, 10.2018, s. 89–92
Name change sets new course for department: ''What we're doing is the future of humanities”
Name change sets new course for department: “What we’re doing is the future of humanities”
Jeg er overrasket over det demokratiske niveau
Review: How a California acid trip made Michel Foucault a neoliberal
CBS fastansætter institutleder
CBS uses philosophy as a key to major challenges in the business world
Mitchell Dean om ny rolle på CBS: Vi følger ikke paradigmer - vi opfinder dem
Det kommunale selvstyre er i krise
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