Carsten Strøby Jensen

Carsten Strøby Jensen

Associate Professor

Primary fields of research

Member of the research group Welfare, Inequality and Mobility

Labour market, employment relations, industrial relations, European Community and integration theory, political sociology, Social Stratification (, Medcial sociology  (

Thematically, my academic work can be divided into the following areas: ‘European integration and Industrial relations’, ‘Industrial Relations in Denmark’, ‘Labour market organisations (Trade Unions and employer’s associations)’, ‘Social Stratification’ and ‘Medical sociology’. I have since the beginning of the 1990’ies and continuously worked with the field of industrial and employment relations in Denmark and in Europe. I have contributed to the national and international discussions about industrial relations in Denmark (and more generally about industrial relations). I have focused on analyzing the development of a European system of industrial relations and are interested in the theoretical developments of theories relating to European integration. Within the overall field of industrial relations I have worked extensively with the organisation characteristics and developments in relation to trade unions and employer’s associations. These organisations form very often the cornerstones of the national and international systems of industrial relations. During the past three to four years I have also worked more intensively within the area of social stratification. This is partly related to my interest in labour market developments and the connection between labour market developments and societal stratification. I currently am working on a research project within the field of medical sociology. I am participating in a research project about ‘antibiotics and development of antibiotic resistance’. The research project is called UC-CARE (University of Copenhagen research Center for Control of Antibiotic Resistance – ) and is a cross disciplinary research excellence project at University of Copenhagen. I am especially working with the governmental aspects of antibiotic use (Especially national and international regulation, e.g. in EU). I use both quantitative and qualitative methods in my research.

Current research

  1. Social stratification (,
  2. The Europeanization of labour markets, 
  3. Changing industrial relations in Denmark, 
  4. Using antibiotics - between users and prescribers - a governmental perspective.

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Industrial Relations in Denmark: From Conflict-based Concensus to Consensus-based Conflict

    Jensen, Carsten Strøby, 2012, Djøf Forlag. 233 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    Why do people join trade unions? The impact of workplace union density on union recruitment

    Toubøl, Jonas & Jensen, Carsten Strøby, Feb 2014, In : TRANSFER - European Review of Labour and Research. 20, 1, p. 135-154 20 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  3. Published


    Jensen, Carsten Strøby, 2013, European Union Politics. Cini, M. (ed.). 4. ed. ed. Oxford University Press, p. 59-70 12 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    The flexibility of flexicurity: The Danish model reconsidered

    Jensen, Carsten Strøby, Nov 2011, In : Economic and Industrial Democracy. 32, 4, p. 721-737 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  5. Published

    Employment Relations, Flexicurity and Risk: Explaining the Risk Profile of the Danish Flexicurity Model

    Jensen, Carsten Strøby, 2015, The Danish Welfare State: a sociological investigation. Bengtson, T., Larsen, J. E. & Frederiksen, M. (eds.). Palgrave Macmillan, p. 57-72

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  6. Published

    The Nordic Labour Market(s) and the European Union

    Jensen, Carsten Strøby, 2015, The Nordic Countries and the European Union: Still the other European community. Grøn, C. H., Nedergaard, P. & Wivel, A. (eds.). Routledge, p. 226-241 16 p. (Routledge Advances in European Politics; No. 112).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Labour market segmentation and mobility as determinants of trade union membership: A study from Denmark

    Jensen, Carsten Strøby, 2020, In : Economic and Industrial Democracy. 0, p. 1-15

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  8. Published

    Political attitude and trade union membership in the Nordic countries

    Jensen, Carsten Strøby, 2017, In : European Journal of Industrial Relations. 23, 4, p. 381-395 0.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

  9. Published

    Sociale forskelle og social stratifikation: i sociologisk perspektiv

    Jensen, Carsten Strøby, 2016, Hans Reitzels Forlag. 327 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Antimicrobial stigmatization: Public health concerns about conventional pig farming and pig farmers' experiences with stigmatization

    Fynbo, L. & Jensen, Carsten Strøby, 2018, In : Social Science & Medicine. 201, p. 1-8 8 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal article

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