For more than 170 years, leaders from civil society such as labour, peasant, religious and environmental groups have played vital roles. They sparked revolutions, influenced rules, helped shift governments, and turned ideas into national welfare systems. Civil society leaders will now take centre stage as a new MORALITES project will examine their profound impact on various facets of society.
Assistant Professor Anders Sevelsted at the CBS Department of Business Humanities and Law will lead the new project which plans to shed new light on these civil society elites after being awarded approximately DKK 11 million (1.48 million Euros) from the European Research Council.
“Civil society elites have often been overlooked despite their crucial role. Our research plans to fill in this gap, tracing their historical influence on modern societies and illuminating their unique position 'between' societal elites and the general public,” says Anders Sevelsted.