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.



New Deadlines for Movements and Morality Conference

If you wish to participate in the conference Movements & Morality new deadlines have been made!
Lars Bo joins panel on civil society

Lars Bo has agreed to sit on the panel for the Civil Society Knowledge Center made by the Danish independent online paper Altinget.
Book Launch: From Financial Crisis to Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018)

In this edited volume, CISTAS researcher Andreas Møller Mulvad has contributed with a chapter
New publication by Anders Sevelsted

CISTAS researcher Anders Sevelsted has just published a new article "Protestant Ethics-In-Action: The Emergence of Voluntary Social Work in Copenhagen 1865-1915" in European Journal of Sociology / Archives Européennes de Sociologie
Another exciting summer for the CISTAS project!

Researchers from the CISTAS project have participated with papers on several conferences including ISA, LSA, CSSI, PROS, EGOS & SASA during the summer.