About – University of Copenhagen


The Centre for State and Life-mode Analysis has been formed to promote research in cultural life-modes and the role of states and the state system in shaping cultural life.  

The centre and website was established in 2013 to promote international collaboration, and to communicate the research we currently carry out. In Denmark the state-form and life-mode analysis has been applied for more than three decades.

With this centre and with our new common project revisiting and re-evaluating the central work made in the 1980s, we also hope to broaden out and renew the geographical reach of our research philosophy. 

We have written an introduction to the main ideas on this website. Please click here for a download of the document.

Recently Professor Thomas Højrup held a lecture which gives a thourough introduction to the theory and its application. Click here for a PDF of the lecture.