Hubert Buch-Hansen and Martin B. Carstensen (2021) ‘Paradigms and the political economy of ecopolitical projects: Green growth and degrowth compared’, Competition & Change, forthcoming.

Martin B. Carstensen and Christian Lyhne Ibsen (2021) ”Three Dimensions of Institutional Contention: Efficiency, Equality and Governance in Danish Vocational Education and Trainning Reform”, forthcoming in Socio-Economic Review.

Martin B. Carstensen and Vivien A. Schmidt (2020) “Between power and powerlessness in the euro zone crisis and beyond”, contribution to  special section in Journal of European Public Policy, 10.1080/13501763.2020.1751679.

Martin B. Carstensen and Nils Röper (2019) ”Invasion from within: Ideas, Power and the Transmission of Institutional Logics between Policy Domains”Comparative Political Studies, 52 (9): 1328-1363

Martin B. Carstensen and Magnus Paulsen Hansen (2019) ”Legitimation as justification: Foregrounding public philosophies in explanations of gradual ideational change”, forthcoming in European Journal of Political Research, 58 (2): 582-602 .

Martin B. Carstensen and Vivien A. Schmidt (2018) ”Ideational power and pathways to legitimation in the euro crisis”, Review of International Political Economy 25 (6): 753-778.

Martin B. Carstensen and Vivien A. Schmidt (2018) ”Power and Changing Modes of Governance in the Euro Crisis”, Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions, 31 (4): 609-624.

Martin B. Carstensen and Matthias Matthijs (2018) ”Of Power and Paradigms: British Economic Policy Making since Thatcher”, Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions, 31 (3): 431-447.

Martin B. Carstensen (2017) “Institutional bricolage in times of crisis”, European Political Science Review, 9 (1): 139-160.

Martin B. Carstensen and Vivien A. Schmidt (2016) “Power through, over and in ideas: Conceptualizing ideational power in discursive institutionalism”, Journal of European Public Policy, 23 (3): 318-337.

Daniel Béland, Martin B. Carstensen and Leonard Seabrooke (eds.) (2016) “Ideas, Power, and Public Policy,” Journal of European Public Policy, 23 (3): 315-317.

Martin B. Carstensen (2016) ”Små stater i den perfekte storm: Krisehåndtering, økonomisk troværdighed og Irland og Islands finansielle kriser”, Politica, 48 (3): 283-302.

Martin B. Carstensen (2015) “Conceptualising ideational novelty: A relational approach”, British Journal of Politics and International Relations, 17 (2): 284-297.

Martin B. Carstensen (2015) “Bringing ideational power into the paradigm approach: Critical perspectives on policy paradigms in theory and practice”, pp. 295-318 in John Hogan and Michael Howlett (eds.) Policy Paradigms in Theory and Practice: Discourses, Ideas and Anomalies in Public Policy, Plagrave MacMillan.

Martin B. Carstensen (2015) “Bricolage as an analytical lens in new institutionalist theory”, pp. 46-67 in Anthony Spanakos and Francisco Panizza (eds.) Conceptualising Comparative Politics, London: Routledge.

Martin B. Carstensen and Christian Lyhne Ibsen (2015) “Barriers to and triggers of policy innovation and knowledge transfer in Denmark”, STYLE Working Paper. Find it here.

Martin B. Carstensen (2013) ”The role of special resolution regimes in post-crisis financial regulation: four Danish lessons”, Politik, 16 (4): 44-51.

Martin B. Carstensen (2013) ”Projecting from a fiction: The case of financial crisis in Denmark”, New Political Economy, 18 (4): 555-578.

Martin B. Carstensen (2013) “Global in life, still national in death? Special bank resolution regimes after the crisis”, pp. 77-94 in Manuela Moschella and Eleni Tsingou (eds.) Great  Expectations, Small Transformations: Incremental change in financial governance, ECPR Press.

Martin B. Carstensen (2013) “The Promise and Peril of Smallness in World Markets: The Case of Financial Crisis in Denmark”, pp. 177-193 in Francisco Panizza and George Phillip (eds.) Moments of Truth: The Politics of Financial Crisis in Comparative Perspective, London: Routledge

Martin B. Carstensen (2013) “Institutionalizing bailouts? Special bank resolution regimes in post crisis financial regulation”, Paper presented at the workshop ‘Financial Stability and Energy Security in the Americas and Europe: The Role of Transnational Policy Networks’, Boston University, 14-15. February 2013, 16pp. See the presentation here

Martin B. Carstensen (2012) “The relevance of an incremental approach to ideational change: A rejoinder to Liam Stanley”, Political Studies, 60 (3): 720-728.

Martin B. Carstensen (2011) “Paradigm man vs. the bricoleur: an alternative vision of agency in ideational change”, European Political Science Review, 3 (1): 147-167

Martin B. Carstensen (2011) “Ideas are not as stable as political scientists want them to be: A theory of incremental ideational change”, Political Studies, 59 (3), 596-615.

Martin B. Carstensen (2011) “New financial regulation in Denmark after the crisis, or: the politics of not really doing anything”, Danish Yearbook of Foreign Policy, 106-129.

Martin B. Carstensen (2010) “The nature of ideas and why political scientists should care: Analysing the Danish jobcentre reform from an ideational perspective”, Political Studies, 58 (5): 847-865

Martin B. Carstensen (2010) “Om medier og terror i ‘Mad City’ “, i Carsten Bagge Laustsen og Kasper Vandborg Rasmussen (red.) Terrorisme og film, Århus: Aarhus University Press.

Martin B. Carstensen (2009) Like watching grass grow: Incremental ideational change in Danish economic policy, 1980-94, masters thesis, Centre for Comparative Welfare Studies, Aalborg University, 117 pp. Download here

Martin B. Carstensen and Jesper Møller Pedersen (2009) “Selv økonomer har brug for ideer: Ideers betydning i politisk økonomi og finanskriser”, Økonomi & Politik, vol. 82, no. 1, pp. 3-14

Jørgen Goul Andersen and Martin B. Carstensen (2009) “The Welfare State and Welfare Reforms in Denmark”, pp. 70-109 in Stanislawa Golinowska, Peter Hengstenberg, Maciej Zukowski (eds.), Diversity and Commonality in European Social Politics: The Forging of a European Social Model, Warszawa: Friedrich Ebert Stiftung. Access an online version of the book here

Martin B. Carstensen and Jesper Møller Pedersen (2008) “Translating jobcentres: The complex transfer of new labour market policy instruments from the UK and the Netherlands to Denmark”, Paper presented in WP01 (The Politics of Flexicurity in Europe) at the 2nd Annual RECWOWE Integration Week, Jan. 30-Feb. 1, 2008, Oslo, and at the 2nd ECPR Graduate Conference, Aug. 25 – Aug. 27, 2008, Barcelona.

Martin B.Carstensen, Per Mouritsen og Flemming Svith (eds.) (2007) DR og TV2 – i folkets tjeneste?, Aarhus: Forlaget Ajour (Subject of this edited book: Public service television in Denmark)

Martin B. Carstensen, Per Mouritsen og Flemming Svith (2007) “Kun det bedste! – Betalt af borgere, styret af politikere, udført af journalister og programmedarbejdere”, i Martin B. Carstensen, Per Mouritsen og Flemming Svith (eds.) DR og TV2 – i folkets tjeneste?, Århus: Forlaget Ajour

Martin B. Carstensen (2007) “Politik, journalistik og legitimitet: Politisk styring af public service før og efter monopolbruddet”, i Martin B. Carstensen, Per Mouritsen og Flemming Svith (eds.) DR og TV2 – i folkets tjeneste?, Århus: Forlaget Ajour

Martin B. Carstensen, Martin B. (2005) “Mediernes konstruktion af Farum-sagen”,Politica, 37. årg, no. 2, pp. 182-197

Martin B. Carstensen (2005) “Et kompliceret forhold: Politiske skandaler og politisk mistillid”, GRUS nr. 74, pp. 7-25

Book reviews


Martin B. Carstensen (2014) “Review of ‘Resilient Liberalism in Europe’s Political Economy’ – edited by Vivien A. Schmidt and Mark Thatcher, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press”, Critical Policy Studies 8 (2): 235-242

Martin B. Carstensen (2014) “Review of ‘Coping with Crisis: Government Reactions to the Great Recession’ – edited by Nancy Bermeo and Jonas Pontusson, New York: Russel Sage Foundation”, Political Studies Review 12 (2): 285-286.

Martin B. Carstensen (2014) “Review of ‘When Small States Make Big Leaps: Institutional Innovation and High-Tech Competition in Western Europe’ – by Darius Ornston, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press”, Political Studies Review 12 (2): 295.


Martin B. Carstensen (2013) “Review of ‘Creative Reconstructions: Multilateralism and European Varieties of Capitalism’ – by Orfeo Fioretos, Ithaca, NY: Cornell University Press”, Political Studies Review 11 (2): 295.

Martin B. Carstensen (2013) “Review of ‘The Development of American Finance’ – by Martijn Konings, New York: Cambridge University Press”, Political Studies Review 11 (2): 302.

Martin B. Carstensen (2013) “Review of ‘Widen the Market, Narrow the Competition: Banker Interests and the Making of the Making of a European Capital Market’ – by Daniel Mügge, Colchester: ECPR Press”, Political Studies Review 11 (1): 132.


Martin B. Carstensen (2012) “Review of ‘Ideas and Politics in Social Science Research’ – by Daniel Beland and Robert Henry Cox (eds.), New York: Oxford University Press”,Political Studies Review, 10 (3): 438.

Martin B. Carstensen (2012) “Review of ‘Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain, and France, 1890s to 1990s’ – By Marion Fourcade, Princeton University Press”, Political Studies Review, 10 (2): 269.


Martin B. Carstensen (2011) “Review of ‘Jens Peter Frølund Thomsen (2010) Politologi. En introduktion. København: Hans Reitzels Forlag'”, Politica, 43 (4): 524-526


Martin B. Carstensen (2010) Review of “Craig Parsons – How to Map Arguments in Political Science, Oxford: Oxford University Press”, Politica, 42 (2): 264-68.


Martin B. Carstensen (2009) Review of “Jochen Clasen and Nico A. Siegel (eds.) – Investigating Welfare State Change: The ‘Dependent Variable Problem’ in Comparative Analysis, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar” and “Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (red.) (2008) Welfare State Transformations: Comparative Perspectives, Houndmills, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan”, Tidsskriftet Politik, 12 (3): 79-82.


Martin B. Carstensen (2006) Review of “Karina Pedersen – Party Membership Linkage. The Danish Case, Copenhagen: Department of Political Science”, Party Politics, vol. 12, no. 1, pp. 151-152

Martin B. Carstensen (2006) Review of “Jeffrey P. Jones – Entertaining Politics: new political television and civic culture, London: Rowman & Littlefield, Political Studies Review, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 83


Martin B. Carstensen (2005) Review of “Jørgen Goul Andersen – Et ganske levende demokrati, Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag “, Tidsskriftet Politik, årg. 8, nr. 1, pp. 91-92

Martin B. Carstensen (2005) Review of “Paul Apostolidis and Juliet A. Williams (eds.) – Public Affairs. Politics in the Age of Sex Scandals , Durham NC: Duke University Press “, Political Studies Review, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 90-91

Martin B. Carstensen (2005) Review of “Rodney Benson & Erik Neveu (eds.) – Bourdieu and the Journalistic Field , Cambridge: Polity Press “, European Journal of Communication, vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 543-545


Martin B. Carstensen (2004) Review of “Signild Valgårda – Folkesundhed som politik, Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag”, Politologiske Studier, årg. 7, nr. 1, s. 94

Martin B. Carstensen (2004) Review of “Finn Borum (edt.) – Ledelse i sygehusvæsenet. København: Jurist- og Økonomforbundets Forlag”, Økonomi & Politik, årg. 77, nr. 1, s. 68-71

Martin B. Carstensen (2004) Review of “Thomas Pedersen – Europa for folket?, Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag”, Økonomi & Politik, årg. 77, nr. 1, s. 71-74

Martin B. Carstensen (2004) Review of “Louise Phillips og Kim Schrøder – Sådan taler medier og borgere om politik. En diskursanalytisk undersøgelse af politik i det medialiserede samfund, Aarhus: Aarhus Universitetsforlag og Magtudredningen”,Tidsskriftet Politik, årg. 7, nr. 3, s. 157-158


Martin B. Carstensen (2003) Review of “John B. Thompson – Den politiske skandale, København: Hans Reitzels Forlag”, Politologiske Studier, årg. 6, nr. 2, s. 129-131

Martin B. Carstensen (2003) Review of “Jacques Thomassen og Bernhard Steunenberg (eds.) – The European Parliament. Moving Toward Democracy in the EU, Politologiske Studier, årg. 6, nr. 3, s. 109-113