Lars Bo Kaspersen

Professor, PhD, Head of Department


Phone: (+45) 35323440

Lars Bo Kaspersen, (b. 1961), BA (Copenhagen), MA (Copenhagen), MA (Sussex), PhD (Aarhus), Professor, Head of the Department of Political Science, University of Copenhagen. Has published widely on social theory and political sociology. Author of among other publications 'Anthony Giddens - an introduction to a Social Theorist', and ‘Denmark in the world’. Kaspersen’s research areas are state formation processes in Europe, the transformation of the welfare state, sociology of war, civil society (including the idea of associative democracy), social theory, in particular relational theory. Together with Norman Gabriel he is working on a book about Norbert Elias’s political sociology. Kaspersen teaches history, politics, and sociology.

For more information about the project: Civil society and associative democracy.


CISTAS researcher Anders Sevelsted has been rewarded a 2-year Post-doc

On the project: The Moral Elites. Who shaped the Danish Welfare State (1890-1933)?
Successful PhD Defense

Congratulations to CISTAS researcher Anders Sevelsted!
Seminar at Australian National University (ANU)

CISTAS researcher, Maj Grasten, is invited to give a seminar at the ANU on her work on global civil society and international law
SSHA annual conference 2017:

The CISTAS project will be presenting two panels at this years 42nd Annual Meeting of the Social Science History Association in Quebec, Canada.
Call for contributions to Voluntas special issue:

Civil Society Organizations: the Site of Legitimizing the Common Good.