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Jacob Alsted

Jacob Alsted

Associate Professor

The research activities and publications of Jacob Alsted have moved in two directions: the psychology of state formation and of organizations. Within the field of state formation and historical sociology he has reviewed and criticized existing theories and forwarded sketches of a new understanding based on concepts from psychodynamic theory. Within the field of psychology of organizations he has worked to develop concepts that have a greater sensitivity towards the unconscious dynamics of organizations.

Jacob Alsted is currently vice-head of studies for the Master of Public Governance ( He also co-owns the consulting company Haslund & Alsted (

Jacob Alsted co-edits and writes for the blog Samarbejdets psykologi (Organizational psychology):



Teaches the course "Personligt Udviklingsforløb" (Personal development) at Master of Public Governance

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Ledelse og medarbejdere - samarbejdets psykologi

    Alsted, J. & Haslund, D. 9 Jan 2018 3. ed. Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur. 376 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookEducationpeer-review

  2. Published

    Sex, sladder og stress i organisationer

    Alsted, J. & Haslund, D. 16 Nov 2016 København: Samfundslitteratur. 162 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearch

  3. Published

    Organisationsstruktur - psykologiske behov og forsvar

    Haslund, D. & Alsted, J. 2014 Ledelse og organisation - forandringer og udfordringer. Elting, M. & Hammer, S. (eds.). 2. ed. Frederiksberg: Samfundslitteratur, p. 99-128 29 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Teorier om statsdannelse i historisk sociologi - styrker og svagheder

    Alsted, J. 2008 In : Politica - Tidsskrift for Politisk Videnskab. 40, 3

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

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