Institut for Statskundskab

Peter Munk Christiansen

Professor, Institutleder

Curriculum Vitae

CV for Peter Munk Christiansen (b. 1956)

Professor, Department of Political Science and Government

Aarhus University, Bartholins Alle 7, 8000 Aarhus C

+45 87165685, cell: 30115340, email: pmc@ps.au.dk

 

Personal

Born: May 15, 1956

 

Education

1988      Ph.D., Dept. of Political Science, University of Aarhus
1983 Cand. scient. pol., Dept. of Political Science, University of Aarhus

 

Work

2015- Department head, Dept. of Political Science, University of Aarhus
2007- Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Aarhus
2003-2007    Professor, Dept. of Political Science, University of Southern Denmark
1999-2003 Professor, Aalborg University.
1989-1999 Associate Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University
1988-1989 Visiting scholar, Dept. of Political Science, MIT, Cambridge, USA
1987-1989 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University
1985-1987 Ph.D.-student, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University
1983-1985   Head of section, Danish Ministry of Housing

 

Other professional experiences

2016- Board member, Viby Gymnasium
2015- Board member, Centre for University Studies in Journalism
2015 Member of the Ministry of Higher Education and Science's Taskforce on Women in Science
2014- Member of advisory committee for videnskab.dk
2013 Chair of the board of the Danish Council for Independent Research
2009-2012     Member of NORFACE Network Board
2009-2012 Member of Joint Committee for Nordic Research Councils for the Humanities and the Social Sciences (NOS-HS)
2009-2012 Chairman of the Danish Council of Independent Research | Social Science
2008-2012 Member of the board of The Danish Political Science Research School
2007-2015 Ph.D. program chair in Political Science, Aarhus University
2007-2011 Editor in chief of Scandinavian Political Studies
2007-2012 Member of the Danish Council of Independent Research | Social Science
2007-2009 Member of reference group on OECD review on the Capital and Metropolitan Area
2006-2012 Member of advisory committee for KREVI (Danish Evaluation Institute for Local Governments)
2003-2008 Member of the board of the Danish Evaluation Institute
2003-2007 Director of continuing training, University of Southern Denmark
1998-2004 Member of the board of the Danish Power and Democracy Study
1997-2000 Chairman of the National Council of Building & Urban Research
1996-1999 Member of advisory committee for the Economic Agency, Ministry of Finance
1996-2002 Consultant in Political Science for the Danish School of Public Administration
1991-1998 Different administrative posts at the Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University
1993 Member of the committee on natural sciences in secondary education, Ministry of Education
1993 Chairman of the Faculty Study Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aarhus University
1993-1997 Member of board of Center for Social Science Research on the Environment, Aarhus University
1992-1995 Member of the board of the Danish Political Science Association
1992-1995 Editor of Politica
1993-1993 Chairman, Faculty Study Committee, Faculty of Social Sciences, Aarhus University
1992-1993 Chairman of the Study Committe, Dept. of Political Science, Aarhus University
1990-1997 Member of the Council for the Building Industry, Ministry of Housing
1986-2001 Member of the editorial committee of Politica

 

Main research areas

  • The interplay between political and non-political civil servants
  • The political role of interest groups
  • Public sector reforms/institutional reforms
  • Public policy decision-making
  • Elites

 

Grants, awards, and projects

2016 EUREX (Expertification of public inquiry commissions? Democracy and good governance in a Europeanized administrative order). Main applicant: Cathrine Holst, ARENA, Oslo University. Norwegian Research Council
2011   Interest Group Influence in the Parliamentary, the Administrative, and the Media Arenas.Main applicant: Anne Binderkrantz. Danish Independent Research Council
2010 The role of political and nonpolitical civil servants, grant from Swedish Council for Working Life and Social Research.Main applicant: Birgitta Niklasson, Gothenborg University
2009 The Sven Henningsen award for research communication
2008 Research grant (with Pia Vedel Ankersen), Grønlands Hjemmestyre, The Greenlandic Elite
2005 The Unthinkable Reform (with Michael Baggesen Klitgaard) Momsfondet, Local and regional government reform
2003 Research grant, NOS-HS (With Asbjørn Sonne Nørgaard). Scandinavian corporatism at a crossroad
2002 JL-Foundation prize winning award for the publication Hvordan demokrati?
1998 The Danish Power and Democracy Study. Government GrantSubprojects:
  
  • The Danish Elite (With Lise Togeby and Birgit Møller)
  • The Many Faces of Power (with Asbjørn Sonne Nørgaard)
  • Experts in the Media (with Lise Togeby and Erik Albæk)
  • The Greenlandic Elite (with Lise Togeby)
  • Private Firms as Political Actors (with Asbjørn Sonne Nørgaard)
1996 

Research grant, Danish Social Science Council, Corporatism in change

1992 

Research grant, Strategic Environmental Research Program, Environmental Politics in the Nordic Countries

1990 

Research grant, Danish Social Science Council, Firms as Political Actors

1988 

Scholarship from American Council of the Learned Societies

1986 

Research grant, Danish Social Science Council, Danish technology policy