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Faculty at DaWS

Klaus Petersen, Director of DaWS

Professor, PhD

Research Areas: Welfare state history/The Nordic welfare model/ History and social science

Special Research Focus: Social Democracy and the welfare state/ Difussion and transnational history of the welfare state/ Family Policy/ War and Welfare States/ Pensions and retirement policy/ Concepts and language of the welfare state.

Current projects: War and Social Reform/Danish Social Policy in the Shadow of Nazi-Germany/ The comparative history of the concept “welfare state”/NICE-welfare/"Velfærdshistorier fra kanten"

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Pieter Vanhuysse

Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Management

Research Areas: Political sociology/ Comparative political economy/Comparative social policy/ Empirical social justice

Special Research Focus: Welfare and generations/ Intergenerational justice of public policies/ Intergenerational transfers by societies/ Politics of young and old/ Macro-social resilience and sustainability/ Post-communist transitions/ Demographic change and social policy/ Central and Eastern European welfare capitalism

Current projects: From the welfare state to the intergenerational society/ Early human capital policies/ Subject pool effects and prosociality/ Big Five personality traits and welfare attitudes

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Jørn Henrik Petersen

Professor emeritus, dr. phil., lic.oecon, Department of Political Science and Public Management

Research Areas: The concept of the welfare state/ The history and current challenges to the welfare state

Special Research Focus: The fundamental core values of the welfare state past and present/ Christianity and the welfare state

Current projects: "Stemmer i den velfærdspolitiske debat –mænd og meninger i dansk socialpolitik 1960-2014"/ Humanity in the welfare- and competition state/ The philanthropic discussion at the end of the 19th century and its current importance

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Paul Marx

Part time professor, Department of Political Science and Public Management

Research Areas: Comparative welfare state and labour market analysis/ Political sociology/ Political economy

Special Research Focus: Political participation and alienation/ Voting/ Preferences/ Inequality/ Social exclusion/ Political socialisation/ Reform politics 

Current projects: Technological change and the future of work/The cultural foundations of political preferences/ The psychological and political repercussions of labour market experiences/ Youth unemployment and political socialisation/Economic shocks and the use of antidepressants/ The socio-economic determinants of susceptibility to populist messages

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Peter Starke

Professor wsr, Dr. rer. pol., Department of Political Science and Public Management

Research Areas: Comparative welfare state research/ Political economy/ Qualitative and mixed methods

Special Research Focus: Politics of welfare state reform/ Globalization and the welfare state/ Policy diffusion/ Interest groups and social policy/ War and the welfare state/ Case study methods

Current projects: War and Welfare/ Interest groups and the comparative politics of social care/ Social policy by other means/ The politics of the German minimum wage reform

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Romana Careja

Associate professor, Department of Political Science and Public Management

Research Areas: East-West migration/Immigration policies in host and home countries/ Comparative politics/ Transition to democracy and economic transformation of Central and Eastern European countries/ Romania

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Melike Wulfgramm

Associate professor, Department of Political Science and Public Management

Research Areas: Comparative welfare state research/ Outcomes of social policy/ Inequality research

Special Research Focus: Labour market policy/ Subjective well-being and attitudes/ Social inclusion/ Healthcare disparities/ Quantitative methods

Current projects: Welfare State Transformations in the 21st Century: Effects on Social, Economic and Political Inequality in OECD Countries/ Universal healthcare? Linking out-of-pocket payments to income-related inequalities in unmet health needs/ Inequality, Redistribution and the Divergence of Public Opinion

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Marianne Ulriksen

Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Management

Research areas: Global Social Policy

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Heidi Vad Jønsson

Associate Professor, PhD in History, Department of History

Research Areas: Immigration policy 

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Anne-Marie Mai

Professor, Department for the Study of Culture

Research Areas: Literature/ Values and welfare

Special Research Focus: Contemporary literature/Welfare narratives/ 18th century literature/ Women’s literature/ Literature and medicine

Current projects: NICE-welfare/ "Velfærdshistorier fra kanten"/The history of Nordic Women’s literature/The human Turn/ Humanomics/Welfare narratives

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Peter Simonsen

Professor, PhD, Department for the Study of Culture

Research Areas: European fiction/ Stories of the lives of elders and aging/Stories of precarious and socially vulnerable lives

Special Research Focus: Literature about elders

Current projects: Alzheimer in fiction/Precarious and socially vulnerable lives in literature and in TV/Litterature and disease stories/Positive hermeneutics/ The utility value of fiction

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Bryan Yazell

Assistant Professor, Danish Institute for Advanced Studies

Research Areas: Literature and Social Change, Vagrancy

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Róbert Gál

Visiting Professor,  CPOP-SAMF and Department of Political Science

Research Areas Demographic change and social policies,  Intergenerational resource transfers and human capital investments,  Age group relevant politics, policies and feedback processes across the lifecycle

 

Cecilie Bjerre

Post-doctoral researcher,  Department of Political Science, Danish Aging Research Centre and Centre for Population Dynamics

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Anne Hagen Berg

Post-doctoral researcherDepartment of Political Science, Danish Aging Research Centre and Centre for Population Dynamics

Research areas: Vaccination Policy

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Stine Grønbæk Jensen

Post-doctoral researcher , Department of Political Science, Danish Aging Research Centre and Centre for Population Dynamics

Research areas: Aging

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Isabella Trifan

Post-doctoral researcher, CPOP-SAMF and Department of Political Science

Research areas: Intergenerational resource transfers and human capital investments , Intergenerational solidarity and equity, Intergenerational public policy conflict

 

Jacob Knage Rasmussen

PhD student, MA history, Department of History,  Danish Welfare Museum, Svendborg

Project title: "Without a history. How previously placed orphanage children and prison inmates meet their past self" (1945-1980).

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Marta Rodrigues Neves

PhD student, Department of Political Science and Public Management

Project title: Urban segregation: spaces of meaningful encounter (working title)

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Queralt Tornafoch Chirveches

PhD student, Department of Political Science and Public Management

Project :POINS project

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Honorary Professors

Cathie Jo Martin
Honorary Doctor
Institution: Boston University
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Pauli Kettunen
Honorary Professor
Institution: University of Helsinki
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Stein Kuhnle
Honorary Professor
Institution:University of Bergen
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Associated Researcher

Thomas Paster
PhD

Research Areas: Comparative politics, welfare state politics, business and politics, comparative-historical methodology, historical sociology
Special Research Focus: Comparative analysis of the influence of business interest groups on political decisions in social policy, taxation, and financial regulation, Employee co-determination and corporate governance, Political regulation of profit shifting by multi-national enterprises (G20/OECD BEPS Project), Schumpeterian perspectives on business-politics relations

Current project: The Politics of Social Inequality: Why is Business in Some Countries More Hostile to Social Redistribution than in others?

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