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Per Mouritsen



Per Mouritsen, PhD (EUI), MA (Warwick, Aarhus) is an associate professor of Political Science at Aarhus University and currently holds the Willy Brandt Guest Professorship at MIM (Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare), Malmö University. He participated in many EU-funded (EMILIE, ACCEPT PLURALISM) Scandinavian (ACT, GOVCIT) and Danish projects on immigrant integration and various aspects of citizenship. He currently directs the Danish-Swedish Rockwool Foundation project ASSISI on the impact of school governance of diversity on the civic integration and educational attainment of young second generation immigrants.

He has done consultancy for Norwegian and Danish Ministries and various NGOs, and was founding  director of the Centre for Journalism Studies, Aarhus University. An often used expert, evaluator and public commentator on citizenship, comparative civic integration policy, and civic education, his recent academic work include Constituting Communities: Political Solutions to Cultural Conflict (with K.E.Jørgensen), London: Palgrave, 2008; “What’s the Civil in Civil Society? Robert Putnam, Italy, and the Republican Tradition”, Political Studies, 51, 4, 2003; ”Beyond Post-national Citizenship: Access, Consequence, Conditionality”, pp. 88-115 in A. riandafyllidou; T. Modood; N. Meer (eds), European Multiculturalism(s): Cultural, Religious and Ethnic Challenges, London: Edinburgh University Press, 2012; “Denmark between liberalism and nationalism” (With T.V.Olsen), Ethnic and Racial StudiesVol. 36, no.40, 2013; “The resilience of citizenship traditions: Civic integration in Germany, Great Britain and Denmark, Ethnicities, vol. 13, no. 1, 2013; “Nationalism In a Liberal Register: Beyond the Paradox of Universalism in Immigrant Integration Politics” (with K. Jensen), British Journal of Political Science, Online ahead of print, June 2017, and recent co-edited volumes of Comparative Migration Studies (with a piece on comparing Scandinavian family reunification policies) and Ethnicities (with a piece on European Leitkultur-debates).

He recently did a report for the Migration Policy Institute, Designing Civic Education for Diverse Societies: Models, Tradeoffs and Outcomes. He is currently writing a book on the political sociology of citizenship and another book (with C. Fernandez), which compares the Danish and Swedish immigration and integration trajectories.

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