Emil Husted

Emil Husted
Copenhagen Business School · Department of Organization

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January 2018 - December 2020
Copenhagen Business School
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Organization scholars have extensively studied both the politics of organization and the organization of politics. Contributing to the latter, we argue for further and deeper consideration of political parties, since: (1) parties illuminate organizational dynamics of in- and exclusion; (2) internal struggles related to the constitution of identitie...
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This paper explores how normative control is enacted in an alternative ‘minor party’ in Southwest England called Independents for Frome. Based primarily on ethnographic data and interviews, I argue that this case constitutes an example of ‘neo-normative’ control, where homogenizing norms are substituted by a celebration of difference, fun, and indi...
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Can one sell any positive value of Trump’s presidency to an academic audience? The editors of this special series invited polemical essays (Robinson and Bristow, 2017), but maybe asking readers to consider the merit of Trump is going a little too far? We put forward the argument here that as critical scholars we simply cannot allow ourselves to be...
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The recent proliferation of Web 2.0 applications and their role in contemporary political life have inspired the coining of the term ‘open-source politics’. This article analyzes how open-source politics is organized in the case of a radical political party in Denmark called The Alternative. Inspired by the literature on organizational space, the a...
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Drawing on concepts rooted in cybernetics and anarchist political theory, this article argues that the shift in Occupy Wall Street from being a physical protest camp in late 2011 to an online movement in 2012 coincided with a shift in social media activity. Analysis of Facebook activity suggests a move from functional to anatomical hierarchy and a...
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In this paper, we explore the politics of trust in alternative organizations, understood as counter-hegemonic collectives characterized by an equal commitment to individual autonomy and collective solidarity. Although trust is rarely theorized in studies of alternative organizations, it is frequently claimed to be the glue that holds such collectiv...
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This paper proposes that being alternative is not a question of adhering to certain principles or applying certain practices, but rather a question of freedom. It does so by exploring three empirical cases of alternative organizing, namely the sustainable fin-tech start-up SusPens, teachers of mindfulness meditation and the UK minor party Independe...
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ephemera: theory & politics in organization Editorial for Open Issue 'Work, reconfigured'
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The notion of deliberative democracy has been a subject of scholarly attention since Joseph Bessette first coined the term some 40 years ago. Generally understood as ‘the idea that legitimate lawmaking issues from the public deliberation of citizens’, the theory of deliberative democracy seeks to provide answers to questions that have haunted polit...
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Most contemporary analyses resist studying parties for what they obviously are: organizations. (Panebianco, 1988: 3). As an organizational species, political parties seem to face impending extinction. No matter what yardstick we use to measure their vitality, political parties currently display an undeniable image of terminal crisis. Party membersh...
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As an organizational species, political parties seem to face impending extinction. No matter what yardstick we use to measure their vitality, political parties currently display an undeniable image of terminal crisis. Party membership is approaching rock bottom in most corners of the world, particularly in countries like France and the UK where les...
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This paper seeks to advance the study of organizational values by analyzing the role of values in a Danish political party called The Alternative, a party claiming to be guided by values rather than ideology. Inspired by recent work in organizational psychology, I group The Alternative’s values into two categories: vision values and humanity values...
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In this paper, we compare the political anatomy of two distinct enactments of (leftist) radical politics: Occupy Wall Street, a large social movement in the United States, and The Alternative, a recently elected political party in Denmark. Based on Ernesto Laclau’s conceptualization of ‘the universal’ and ‘the particular’, we show how the instituti...
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Within recent years, an array of public protests has swept across the globe with remarkable force, from the Arab Spring and the Spanish Indignados to Occupy Wall Street and the recent uprisings in Ukraine and Thailand. Besides constituting convenient platforms for citizens to express frustration and discontent with the established system, these mov...
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Hvordan kan vi forstå 'alternativ' politisk delta-gelse som en demokratisk aktivitet, der søger at udfordre den bestående idé om politik, men som samtidig er en afgørende del af ethvert velfunge-rende demokrati? I denne artikel forsøger ph.d.-studerende Emil Husted at besvare netop dette spørgsmål ud fra en diskursteoretisk optik. Han foreslår samt...
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Much research has dealt with how social and organisational processes change when they take place in virtual spaces. This article considers innovation processes in which actors try to establish virtual worlds as platforms for professional communication. However, instead of focusing on internal communication processes in virtual worlds, the article s...

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