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Invitation to PhD defence: Magnus Andersen

Title of the thesis: Commodifying the Nordic Welfare State in the Age of Cognitive Capitalism - The Journey of Nordic Childcare know-how to China


21.01.2021 kl. 13.00 - 16.00


PhD defence by Magnus Andersen

NB. Due to the COVID-19 situation the PhD defence will be online on the platform Zoom. If you are a staff member at Department of Politics and Society, you will receive an invitation in Outlook. If you are not a staff member at the department, please sign up at this link and you will receive a link to the online defence shortly before the defence. Registration deadline: 19 January 2021 at 12:00.


The PhD dissertation Commodifying the Nordic Welfare State in the Age of Cognitive Capitalism: The Journey of Nordic childcare know-how to China analyses so-called ‘welfare export’ through the case study of Nordic childcare know-how to China in contemporary global capitalism. Drawing on the post-workerist theory, this dissertation analyses the production of knowledge, the commodification of knowledge and the demand for knowledge on childcare, as it moves from the Nordic region to China. The analysis on ‘welfare export’ of Nordic childcare know-how, contributes with new empirical as well as theoretical knowledge on the re-composition of the welfare state in contemporary cognitive capitalism.


13:00 Welcome by Professor Michael Baggesen Klitgaard 
13:05 PhD presentation (45 min)
13:50 Pause
14:05 Opponents examination
15:35 Questions from the audience
16:00 End of defence

Members of assessment comittee

  • PhD, Associate Professor Martin Bak Jørgensen (Chairperson) Department of Culture and Learning, Aalborg University
  • Docent Andrea Fumagalli, University of Pavia
  • Professor Emeritus Katrin Hjort, University of Southern Denmark

Principal supervisor


Department of Politics and Society, Aalborg University


The online platform Zoom

Tilmelding inden

19.01.2021 kl. 12.00

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