Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy

  • Aalborg Universitet, Institut for Læring og Filosofi, Kroghstræde 3

    9220 Aalborg Ø


Organization profile

Organisation profile

The Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy is a research centre that focuses on normative aspects of issues of public policy from the perspective of political, economic, and legal philosophy. Current research issues include the ethics of voting, the limits of the market, and big data and privacy.

Members of the centre have an academic background in philosophy or political theory and are committed to promoting an open, logically rigorous and empirically informed conversation on public policy issues that are of importance and practical relevance to all citizens.

The centre hosts regular workshops with international guests and collaborates with other research institutions as well as companies from the private sector. In all of its activities, the centre is oriented towards contributing to the solution of the challenges faced by contemporary society, and it therefore welcomes opportunities to participate in public debate with academics, members of the press and policy makers.

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Democracy Medicine & Life Sciences
Trustees Medicine & Life Sciences
egalitarianism Social Sciences
political philosophy Social Sciences
Law Social Sciences
European Union Medicine & Life Sciences
resources Social Sciences
citizen Social Sciences

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Projects 2017 2021

Democratic Participation in Territorial states

Angell, K. & Sønderholm, J.


Project: Research

Research Output 2018 2019

  • 5 Journal article
  • 1 Book chapter
  • 1 Encyclopedia chapter
  • 1 Conference article in Journal

Flip-Flopping in a Representative Democracy

Sønderholm, J. D., 24 Jan 2019, In : Public Affairs Quarterly. 33, 1, 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Open Access
European Union
United Kingdom

Global Luck Egalitarianism and Border Control

Angell, K. & Huseby, R., 29 May 2019, In : Ratio Juris. 32, 2, p. 177-192 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


Law and Political Philosophy

Thaysen, J. D., 31 Jul 2019, Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Politics: Political Philosophy. Oxford University Press, 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingEncyclopedia chapterResearchpeer-review

Open Access
political philosophy
constitutional state
human dignity

Activities 2017 2019

Contemporary Issues in Political and Democratic Theory

Jørn Sønderholm (Organizer)
7 Aug 2019

Activity: Attending an eventConference organisation or participation

Global justice and positive duties

Jørn Sønderholm (Lecturer)
2 Jul 2019

Activity: Talks and presentationsGuest lecturers

Research stay at Freie University, Berlin

Jørn Sønderholm (Other)
1 Jul 201915 Jul 2019

Activity: Other