Global Challenges, Local Solutions? - Rethinking Professional Work in a World of Transnational Jurisdictions

The overall purpose of this research project is to address a central and still unsettled problem in contemporary sociology: how to account for the interplay of transnational professionals and the organization of professional knowledge at national and local levels.

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(Summary in Danish below)

The project aims to empirically explore and theoretically explain how the making and dissemination of transnational standards is linked to the way professional groups in the Danish context propose and sustain solutions to large-scale challenges of climate change, low economic growth rates, and chronic lifestyle diseases.

Our distinct contribution will be to develop a ‘cross-jurisdictional’ (cf. Abbott 1988)  model and approach which allows us to advance the understanding of how professional groups drive local-national governance engagements with urgent global challenges.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Researchers

Name Title Phone E-mail
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Anders Blok Associate Professor +4535323577 E-mail
Inge Kryger Pedersen Associate Professor +4535323229 E-mail

Funded by:

Danish Council for Independent Research

Global Challenges, Local Solutions? - Rethinking Professional Work in a World of Transnational Jurisdictions has received funding from Danish Council for Independent Research.

Project: Global Challenges, Local Solutions? - Rethinking Professional Work in a World of Transnational Jurisdictions
Period:  2016-2020

Contact

Anders Blok
Department of Sociology
Mail: abl@soc.ku.dk
Telefon: 35 32 35 77

Formerly empoyed on the project:

Name Title Phone E-mail
Maria Duclos Lindstrøm Postdoc
Marie Leth Meilvang PhD Student