Rasmus Mølgaard Mariager

Rasmus Mølgaard Mariager


Rasmus Mariager, b. 1971, is associate professor in Contemporaty European and Danish History. Previously he was assistant professor at University of Southern Denmark and before that he was working for a commission that investigated the surveillance conducted by the Danish Security and Intelligence Service during the Cold War. Mariager has also contributed to a White Book on Denmark during the Cold War 1945-1991.

Rasmus Mariager is Editor-in-Chief of Scandinavian Journal of History, and he has written 7 volumes and edited 12 volumes on the Cold War in Europe and transatlantic relations. Additionally, his publications include:

  1. "Political Ambitions and Economic Realities: Britain, Denmark and the US in the Early Cold War", Jørgen Sevaldsen et al (ed.), Britain and Denmark (MTP 2003), 38 pages
  2. ”Occupation of a Welfare State: Danish Experiences, 1940-45”, sammen med Klaus Petersen, Revue d’histoire nordique/Nordic Historical Review, 2007, no 3, 19 pages
  3. "German Refugees and Danish Occupying Forces. On Denmark’s de facto Integration into the Western Defense Planning prior to the Atlantic Pact", Henrik Lundtofte et al (eds.), War and Society in Scandinavia in the 20th Century (University Press 2009), 21 pages
  4. “British Leadership is Experienced, Cool-Headed and Predictable. Anglo-Danish relations and the US from the end of the Second World War to the Cold War”, Scandinavian Journal of History, vol 37, No. 2 (2012), 15 pages
  5. "Surveillance of Peace Movements in Denmark during the Cold War", Journal of Intelligence History, vol. 12, no 1 (2013), 16 pages
  6. "'The Need for More Cooperation'. Transnational Social Democratic Networks, the Crisis of Détente and the Continuation of Ostpolitik", Oliver Bange & Poul Villaume, eds., The Long Détente, fortcoming, 25 pages
  7. “Written in ‘Splendid Isolation’. Danish Cold War Historiography”, Journal of Cold War Studies, forthcoming, 25 pages

Selected publications

  1. Published

    Sjælekampen. Danskernes kolde krig

    Mariager, Rasmus Mølgaard, May 2024, Gyldendal. 528 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  2. Published

    From Nordic Peacekeeper to NATO Peacemaker: Denmark's Journey from Semi-neutral to Super Ally

    Mariager, Rasmus Mølgaard & Wivel, Anders, 2021, Small States and the New Security Environment. Brady, A-M. & Thorhallsson, B. (eds.). Switzerland: Springer, p. 103-117 15 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  3. Published

    The Social Democratic Party: From Exponent of Societal Change to Pragmatic Conservatism

    Mariager, Rasmus Mølgaard & Olesen, N. W., 2020, The Oxford Handbook of Danish Politics. Christiansen, P. M., Elklit, J. & Nedergaard, P. (eds.). Oxford University Press, p. 278-295 18 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  4. Published

    Danish Cold War Historiography

    Mariager, Rasmus Mølgaard, 26 Feb 2019, In: Journal of Cold War Studies. 20/4, p. 180-211 32 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

  5. Published

    Hvorfor gik Danmark i krig? Uvildig udredning af baggrunden for Danmarks militære engagement i Kosovo, Afghanistan og Irak

    Mariager, Rasmus Mølgaard & Wivel, Anders, 5 Feb 2019, København: Københavns Universitet. 394 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportReportResearch

  6. Published

    Denmark at War: Great Power Politics and Domestic Action Space in the cases of Kosovo, Afghanistan and Iraq

    Mariager, Rasmus Mølgaard & Wivel, Anders, 25 Jun 2019, Danish Foreign Policy Review 2019. Fischer, K. & Mouritzen, H. (eds.). Copenhagen: Danish Institute for International Studies, DIIS, p. 48-73 (Danish Foreign Policy Review, Vol. 2019).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  7. Published

    Den vesttyske forbindelse. Studier i det sikkerhedspolitiske opbrud i Socialdemokratiet, dansk partipolitik og civilsamfund, ca. 1976-1988

    Mariager, Rasmus Mølgaard, 2017, Københavns Universitet, Humanistisk Fakultet.

    Research output: Book/ReportDoctoral thesisResearch

  8. Published

    Danish Social Policy in the Shadow of Nazi Germany, 1933-1945

    Mariager, Rasmus Mølgaard & Petersen, K., 15 Nov 2018, Nazism across Borders: The Social Policies of the Third Reich and their Global Appeal. Kott, S. & Patel, K. K. (eds.). Oxford: Oxford University Press, p. 337-364 28 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

  9. Published

    The Long 1970s: Human Rights, East-West Détente, and Transnational Relations

    Villaume, Poul (ed.), Mariager, Rasmus Mølgaard (ed.) & Porsdam, Helle (ed.), 2 Jun 2016, Routledge. 350 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  10. Published

    Human Rights in Europe during the Cold War

    Mariager, Rasmus Mølgaard (ed.), Molin, K. (ed.) & Brathagen, K. (ed.), 17 Apr 2014, 1 ed. London/New York: RoutledgeFalmer. 197 p. (Cold War History).

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  11. Published

    Northern Europe in the Cold War, 1965-1990: East-West Interactions of Trade, Culture and Security

    Mariager, Rasmus Mølgaard (ed.), Villaume, Poul (ed.) & Ekengren, A. (ed.), 15 Feb 2016, Helsinfors: Aleksanteri-Institute. 332 p. (Aleksanteri Cold War Series).

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

  12. Published

    New Security Concepts and Transnational Party Networks, 1976-1983: The Socialist International, Scandilux, and the Overcoming of the Crisis of Détente

    Mariager, Rasmus Mølgaard, 15 Feb 2017, The Long Détente: Changing Concepts of Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1950s-1980s. Bange, O. & Villaume, P. (eds.). Budapest - New York: Central European University Press, p. 127-152 26 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

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