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Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy

The Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy (C3P) is a research centre that focuses on normative aspects of issues of public policy from the perspective of political, economic, and legal philosophy. Current research issues include the ethics of voting, the limits of the market, and big data and privacy. Members of the centre have an academic background in philosophy or political theory and are committed to promoting an open, logically rigorous and empirically informed conversation on public policy issues that are of importance and practical relevance to all citizens.

The centre hosts regular workshops with international guests and collaborates with other research institutions as well as companies from the private sector. In all of its activities, the centre is oriented towards contributing to the solution of the challenges faced by contemporary society, and it therefore welcomes opportunities to participate in public debate with academics, members of the press and policy makers.


C3P seminar and PhD course on August 7 and 8, 2019

In August, 2019, C3P was co-organiser of a PhD course in political philosophy/theory.


The course was of interest to all doctoral students who work in political philosophy/theory. There was an exciting line-up of international speakers, and the course offered opportunities for PhD students to get feedback on their own research.

Download the program 


Head of research Jørn Sønderholm

Do you have questions or would you like to contact us? Write an email to our research leader, Jørn Sønderholm, who is the director of the Centre.

Aalborg University
Department of Culture and Learning
Kroghstræde 3, room 4.145
DK-9220 Aalborg Ø

✉️ jorns@hum.aau.dk 
☎️ +45 9940 3389

Centre for Philosophy and Public Policy’ is a part of the research group ‘Centre for Applied Philosophy’ at Aalborg University.

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