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Hans Agné

I am professor of political science at Stockholm university. My research in theory and empirical social science is concerned in the main with how democracy and legitimacy are challenged and transformed by international processes, for example migration, globalization, foreign interventions, and empowerments of international organizations. I blend research on the meanings, the values, the practices, and causes and effects of democracy and legitimacy. The disciplinary orientation of my research is sometimes limited to politics within states, as in comparative politics and particular country studies, but more often it includes politics beyond individual states, as in international and sociological studies as well as political theory. At Nuffield, I will finalize two books (Global Legitimacy Crises: Decline and revival in multilateral governance, with OUP, co-authored, and Democratism: Explaining international politics with democracy beyond the state, with EE) and develop new research projects on the relationship between politics and political science; political disagreements with artificial intelligence; and the sonification of data in political science.

Hans Agné