Anders Berg-Sørensen

Anders Berg-Sørensen

Lektor, viceinstitutleder

Medlem af:

  • Politisk Teori

Anders Berg-Sørensen is Associate Professor in Political Theory. He is interested in questions of democratic hope and despair.

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.

Furthermore, he is carrying out research on political ethics and real politics engaging democratic theory and political theory of realism. 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

    'Submission': Ambiguity, hypocrisy and misanthropy in Michel Houellebecq's imaginary politics

    Berg-Sørensen, Anders, 10 maj 2017, I: Journal of Political Ideologies. 22, 2, s. 131-146 16 s., 2.

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

  2. Udgivet

    The Political Rhetoric of Administrative Ethics: Obama vs. the Cynics

    Berg-Sørensen, Anders, 2017, Sincerity in Politics and International Relations. Baiasu, S. & Loriaux, S. (red.). Abingdon, Oxon; N.Y.: Routledge, s. 77-91 15 s. (Routledge Advances in International Relations and Global Politics).

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

  3. Udgivet

    Reawakening Enlightenment? Contesting Religion and Politics in European Public Discourse

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

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

  4. Udgivet

    Contesting Secularism

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

    Publikation: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskningfagfællebedømt

  5. Udgivet

    Contesting Secularism: Comparative Perspectives

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

    Publikation: Bog/antologi/afhandling/rapportAntologiForskningfagfællebedømt

  6. Udgivet

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

    Berg-Sørensen, Anders, 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: Bidrag til bog/antologi/rapportBidrag til bog/antologiForskning

  7. Udgivet

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

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

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

  8. Udgivet

    Politicising religions

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

    Publikation: Bidrag til tidsskriftTidsskriftartikelForskningfagfællebedømt

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