"For earlier generations of political philosophers, the nation-state appeared to be so stable and self-evident that, in principle, their theories addressed the people as an axiom. But today the nation-state is no longer the self-evident point of departure — many decisions are made in an international arena. And then the problem arises: who do we consider to be the people as regards a particular issue, and how should they be represented? Since this issue appeared to be unproblematic earlier, it has been under-theorised."
"Presently, I´m looking at how the meaning of the people and the other concepts are changing in our time as political philosophy becomes more interested in the question: Who is allowed to participate and influence? Finally, I will investigate how these changes can potentially change our understanding of global politics."
"Together with a colleague, I founded the electronic, open access journal Ethics & Global Politics, where I serve as co-editor. We saw the need for a scientific, peer-reviewed journal to address these issues. Publication began in 2008, and the response has been excellent: respected international professors have contacted us and have offered to write articles, and we have downloads from 72 countries!"