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Anders Berg-Sørensen

Anders Berg-Sørensen

Lektor/Studieleder

Medlem af:

  • Politisk Teori

Anders Berg-Sørensen is Associate Professor in Political Theory and Public Administration. He is interested in questions of value politics and political ethics.

He has over the last decade done research on the contestation of the religion-politics relationship in European public discourse and political thinking historically and actually. The focus has been on the political doctrine of secularism regulating the religion-politics relationship, the formation of secularism in early modern political thought and the transformation of secularism in contemporary political theory. He is claiming a shift from a critique of secularism to a critical secularism. At present he is participating in the research project Religious Citizens: Religious Affect and Varieties of European Secularity in Denmark, Spain and Turkey funded by the Danish Council for Independent Research 2014-2017.

Furthermore, he is carrying out research on political ethics and real politics engaging democratic theory and political theory of realism. This research interest is embedded in the research project Compromise: Democratic Ideals and Real Politics funded by the Velux foundation 2014-2017. For his part, he is currently working on a book manuscript with the preliminary title, Light and darkness in European post-war government: Democratic compromises of legitimacy, accountability and transparency. The project brings together the literature on compromises in democratic theory and the political history of democratic institutions constituted in post-war Europe with the aim at controlling the governments’ exercise of power. The focal point is the political negotiations of democratic principles of accountability and transparency in government in relation to x) the various constitutional revisions in the immediate wake of the second world war influenced by the then contemporary human rights discourse and y) the establishment of then new political institutions of democratic control with public authorities and the gradual changes of these institutions. The crucial questions are if, how, and to what degree compromises are made in these political negotiations, and whether this has had implications for the democratic legitimacy of governments and the political institutions of democratic control.

Udvalgte publikationer

  1. Udgivet

    Reawakening Enlightenment?: Contesting Religion and Politics in European Public Discourse

    Berg-Sørensen, A. 2014 Transformations of Religion and the Public Sphere: Postsecular Publics. Braidotti, R., Blaagaard, B., de Graauw, T. & Midden, E. (red.). Palgrave Macmillan, Kap. 2, s. 35-52 18 s. (Palgrave Politics of Identity and Citizenship Series).

    Publikation: Forskning - fagfællebedømtBidrag til bog/antologi

  2. Udgivet

    Contesting Secularism

    Berg-Sørensen, A. 2013 Contesting Secularism: Comparative Perspectives. Berg-Sørensen, A. (red.). Farnham: Ashgate, s. 1-13 14 s. (Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series).

    Publikation: Forskning - fagfællebedømtBidrag til bog/antologi

  3. Udgivet

    Contesting Secularism: Comparative Perspectives

    Berg-Sørensen, A. (red.) 2013 Farnham: Ashgate. 262 s. (Ashgate AHRC/ESRC Religion and Society Series).

    Publikation: Forskning - fagfællebedømtAntologi

  4. Udgivet

    The Politics of Lutheran Secularism: Reiterating Securalism in the Wake of the Cartoon Crisis

    Berg-Sørensen, A. 2010 Religion in the 21st century: Challenges, transformations. Christoffersen, L., Iversen, H. R., Petersen, H. & Warburg, M. (red.). Farnham: Ashgate, s. 207-214 8 s.

    Publikation: ForskningBidrag til bog/antologi

  5. Udgivet

    Cultural governance, democratic iterations and the question of secularism: the French headscarf affair

    Berg-Sørensen, A. 2006 I : Nordic Journal of Religion and Society. 18, 2, s. 57-74

    Publikation: Forskning - fagfællebedømtTidsskriftartikel

  6. Udgivet

    Politicising religions

    Berg-Sørensen, A. 2006 I : Political Theory. 34, 6, s. 800-806

    Publikation: Forskning - fagfællebedømtTidsskriftartikel

  7. Udgivet

    Paradiso-Diaspora: reframing the question of religion in politics

    Berg-Sørensen, A. 2004 Copenhagen; Institute of Political Science: Institut for Statskundskab. 239 s.

    Publikation: ForskningPh.d.-afhandling

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