About the Research Centre
The purpose of the Centre is to strengthen and develop action research oriented towards democratic societal development in a Danish, Nordic and international perspective.
The Centre was established in 2011 building on ongoing critical research traditions at Roskilde University. Today the Centre is organised by the research group at Roskilde University in close collaboration with partners at University College Copenhagen, Aalborg University, and a number of partners at intuitions in Denmark, Scandinavia and Internationally.
The vision for the Centre for Action Research and Democratic Societal Change is to strengthen and make visible a critical action research profile. A profile of action research not merely being a method for collaboration between researchers and practitioners, but a way to enable democratic societal change.
Through its activities the Centre connect researchers, practitioners and students across institutions and organisations at local and international levels, and seek to build permanent partnerships with democratic initiatives in the wider society.
In the Centre we work across a number of different fields, sharing the common horizon of working with action research in relation to democratic societal change.
- Democratic Nature Management and Community Development
- Elderly Care
- Inclusive Labour Market
- Marginalised groups
- Pedagogical Institutions: Daycare, Schools and Education
- Social and Health Sector
- Sustainability and Democracy
- Urban Planning
- Welfare Professions
- Working Life and Unions
See the researchers at the Centre and the fields of research in which they work
Insights and events
New employment conditions threaten well-being and quality of work
We are developing a labour market that pressurises employees while undermining the high quality that our education system has otherwise paved the way for, according to researcher Janne Glerup.
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Birger Steen Nielsen
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