Ny ph.d.-studerende: Lasse Schmidt Hansen

Lasse Schmidt Hansen er ny 5+3-ph.d.-studerende og skal forske i velfærdspolitik.

19.02.2018 | Ingrid Marie Fossum

My name is Lasse Schmidt Hansen and I am a new 5+3 PhD student at Department of Political Science. I completed my master’s degree here at Political Science in June 2017, and up until now I have worked as a Head of Section at the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education.

My project focuses primarily on the policy feedback effects of welfare policies, and how these effects have broader consequences for citizenship and democracy. In specific, my project aims to discover both how broader political perceptions of different welfare groups comes to affect the intimate encounters between caseworkers and citizens at the welfare office, and subsequently how citizens individually draw upon these encounters as broader lessons of e.g. the efficacy of political participation. To do so, I draw on a Foucauldian theory of governmentality along with theories of target populations, street-level bureaucrats and policy learning. I plan to bring these theories into action by use of mainly qualitative methods including in-depth interviews and participant observations. The project is supervised by Lars Thorup Larsen and Kees van Kersbergen.  

You are more than welcome to stop by my room 213, building 1332 for a chat.

I look forward to getting to know you all!