Mathias Hein Jessen

Postdoc, PhD


Phone: (+45)38153573

Started 15.04.2016

Mathias Hein Jessen (b. 1984) holds a B.Sc. in Business Administration and Philosophy from Copenhagen Business School and an MA and PhD in The History of Ideas from Aarhus University. His dissertation, entitled Sovereign bodies – Constitution and construction of State, subject and corporation, dealt with the emergence of the modern State as the sole legitimate claimant to political authority and allegiance and the entailing delegitimization of other corporate bodies and collective entities as political subjects and the positing of the essential political relationship as being that between the State and the individual. He has worked extensively on the history of political and economic thought and contemporary sociology and political theory and philosophy. He works in the cross-field between philosophy, politics, economics, law, sociology and history (of ideas). His current work concentrates on how the distinction and demarcation between state, market and civil society are constantly constructed and produced and how this entails a construction of ‘good’ and ‘bad’ civil society.



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.